As is ever so typical I am getting information WAY too late, and something I can’t use. . .
However, it ocurred to me that this may work for some of you — and worse, I’ve been at places where one would just never get this information.
I do not know if you can still sign up for this year (try if you can, the lady in charge in our area said their are still openings); however, if you can’t, keep it in mind for next year.
“At this crucial time in our nation’s history, we’re also concerned about the children of our men and women in uniform — here in the South, and across our country. Today, I’m looking forward to hearing more about Operation Purple, which runs summer camps for the children of our deployed troops.
In addition to offering traditional horseback rides and hiking and campfires, Operation Purple helps campers deal with having a mom or a dad in harm’s way. Campers meet hundreds of other children going through the same challenges, and they build a network of friends so they can lean on each other while their moms or dads are deployed. One Operation Purple camper wrote: “When the week was over, I didn’t want to leave. After camp, I had a lot more confidence that I can get through having a parent away.”
The difficulties confronted by our military kids are among many great challenges facing America’s young people. But greater still is our love for our children, our hope for them, and our dedication and the dedication of millions of Americans to helping young people succeed.”
First Lady Laura Bush
These camps are FREE. There are age limitations though (based on individual camps), so be sure to check that out (which is why it’s of no use to us).