This summer The Comfort Crew for Military Kids will host its second annual Camp Hero for Military Kids, a FREE week long summer camp for children ages 12 – 17 with a parent or sibling in the military. The camp is open to 30 Central Texas military kids and will be held at Camp Mabry from July 30 – August 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.
At Camp Hero, kids will have the opportunity to connect with others who understand their challenges of being in a military family. Camp Hero will focus on helping campers express and cope with the emotions that are often exacerbated by military life and the challenges that come with it: anger, anxiety, guilt, and embarrassment, while at the same time participating in activities such as arts and crafts, journaling, and physical exercise.
The camp will also feature guest speakers that will provide a unique perspective on how to maintain resiliency during difficult times. Best-selling author Trevor Romain, currently on a USO-sponsored tour, will speak about service, commitment and community. Baker Harrell, founder of ACTIVE Life, and Alyssa Magrum of Colin’s Hope will also be speaking.
For more information on The Comfort Crew, visit their website. To register for Camp Hero, go here. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Enrollments received after the 30 spots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.
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