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Happy Trails — Summer Campers Head Back to School

Happy Trails — Summer Campers Head Back to School

Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, high-fives a child during a youth football camp June 26, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. 2017 is the fifth year the National Football League Military ProCamps program has hosted youth football camps at military installations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

Fishing, archery, simulated firearms and flight, football, underwater robotics, nuclear power — see how service members teach kids about team building, leadership and skill enhancement at summer camps with these stories.   

1. Minuteman Youth Camp encouraged team building and skill enhancement from fishing derbies to archery practice, fosters lasting friendships. Plus, Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Coalition offers campers the opportunity to continue pursuing goals learned at camp. Arkansas National Guard 

2. Youth Leadership Camp at Fort Bliss taught selfless-service through charity work, inspires team building to conquer obstacle course and developed leadership skills. 3RD BCT 

3. SeaPerch Regional Challenge Prep Camp teaches kids about the Navy, science, technology, engineering, math with underwater robotics scrimmage. Navy Recruiting District San Antonio 

4. VIDEO: The West Virginia National Guard’s Youth Leaders Camp for children ages 14 to 18 is celebrating its 50th year of training the leaders of tomorrow. “This is where children conquer fears, build friendships and transform into leaders.” West Virginia National Guard 

5. USO and NFL team up for summer camps at military bases across the world for fifth year:

6. STARBASE summer camp promotes interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with real-life technological problems to solve, like building a bridge out of lasagna. Camp Mabry Camp Blanding 

7. 18th Annual Youth Camp continues tradition of offering a week of summer camp for children of military members currently serving at a low cost, keeps Army mission ready while connecting kids with others who understand the military lifestyle. Maine National Guard 

8. VIDEO: Youth Camp volunteer Richard Kemp, retired Minnesota Army National Guard Master Sergeant, talks about sharing his passion for serving military kids who attend youth camp. Minnesota National Guard

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