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Andrew Seward
614-336-7274
Andrew.J.Seward.ctr@mail.mil

Mark Scherer
614-336-4214
Mark.a.scherer7.ctr@mail.mil


Youth Program Vision
Mutually Supportive, Happy, Healthy, and Empowered youth with an understanding of Military Life in the Ohio National Guard and Reserve Components throughout the State of Ohio.

Mission
To empower and support the social, emotional, and academic needs of Ohio National Guard Youth.

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OHIO MILITARY KIDS

Building Strong Families & Kids

We strive to provide our Military Families and Youth with well rounded programming!
Our goal is to strengthen ties, create lifelong friends, and build leadership, resilience and camaraderie with other military families.

You know what best suits your family; so help us design the event around you!

We are looking for new ideas and locations for camps, events and programs in the areas where you live. Ideal venues would be low cost, easily accessible, community based and offer a variety of activities or programs. We know these places exist and need your help finding them. Please take time to share with us. Your contribution might be the next big success story that fills these pages.

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2017 Schedule of Events

Download full schedule pdf

Teen Events


June 5-9
5 Days, 4 Nights


Teen Leadership Camp - St. Louisville
This youth program provides an opportunity for military teens to participate in a 5-day leadership conference. It's another great opportunity for your teens to build confidence and develop friendships with other youth in similar situations, all while participating in adventures found at camp
Military Teen Ages 12-17 | $60.00 per teen

Registration opens February 10: https://www.regonline.com/TeenLeadCamp17


June 25-27
3 Days, 2 Nights


4-H Military Camp - Clarksville - Southwest Ohio
Join other Military boys and girls for fun and adventure in a shorter overnight camping experience. Explore nature, bonfires, archery, swimming, games, and making friends to last a lifetime!
Military Youth Ages 8-14 | $25.00 per teen

Registration opens March 31: www.regonline.com/4Hmilitarycamp2017


July 14-16
Weekend Camp


Teen Leadership Weekend - Cincinnati
This will be an experience like no other! On the first night we will sleep next to the Giraffe exhibit then in the Manatee house the next night. During our stay we will explore the zoo including behind the scenes, all while exploring the resilient leader in ourselves!
Military Youth Ages 12-17 | $40.00 per teen

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/TeenLeadWeekend17


August 7-11
5 Days, 4 Nights


OMK Camp Kelleys Island TEEN CAMP - Kelleys Island
OMK Camp Kelleys Island week-long teen camp is designed specifically with teens in mind - the fun and exciting list of activities allow these teens to build long-lasting friendships with other military youth in an environment designed to challenge and engage them.
Military Youth Ages 12-15 | $75.00 per teen

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/TeenOMK17

Youth Events


June 25-27
3 Days, 2 Nights


4-H Military Camp - Clarksville - Southwest Ohio
Join other Military boys and girls for fun and adventure in a shorter overnight camping experience. Explore nature, bonfires, archery, swimming, games, and making friends to last a lifetime!
Military Youth Ages 8-14 | $25.00 per teen

Registration opens March 31: www.regonline.com/4Hmilitarycamp2017


June 11-16
6 Days


Camp Corral - Clarksville
This is an amazing week of non-stop fun and excitement in the great outdoors. Priority registration will go to the children of soldiers who have been injured, disabled, or fallen protecting our freedom. See www.campcorral.org for more information.
Military Youth Ages 8-15 | $25.00 deposit (refunded when you arrive at camp)

Registration opens February 1: http://www.campcorral.org/camp/camp-joy/


August 7-11
5 Days, 4 Nights


OMK Camp Kelleys Island YOUTH CAMP - Kelleys Island
OMK Camp Kelleys Island week-long youth camp is into its 11th year The great success of this program lies in the awesome experience it provides for military youth where they can learn, grow, and build friendships with other military youth in a fun and safe environment.
Military Youth Ages 9-11 | $75.00 per teen

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/YouthOMK17

Family Events


March. 18, 7pm to
March 19, 10am


Family Overnight Event - Cleveland
Spend a night in the laboratory conducting experiements! Bring the family to sleep at the center with great opportuniites for exclusive access. Learn more about the world works. All you have to do is show-up and we handle the rest.
Military Youth Ages 6-12 with parent(s) | $20.00 per person

Registration opens February 10: www.regonline.com/ClevelandOvernight2017


June. 24
11 am - 3 pm


Family Day Event - Akron
Spend an afternoon at the zoo with family and friends! We will provide light lunch and some simple activities you just come and enjoy the time together!
Family and/or friends | Half rpice admission

No registration, just show up.


July 8-9
Weekend Camp


Family Overnight Event - Toledo
OMK invites you to take a walk on the wild side and even a sleep on the wild side! Spend a fun night at the zoo and aquairium learning about the animals and their night activities and behaviors.
Military Youth Ages 5-12 with parent(s) | $15.00 per person

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/ToledoOvernight2017


July 22., 7pm
to
July23, 10am


Family Overnight Event - Cincinnati
Sleep with the animals and see what happens behind the scenes after everone else goes home. There will be adventures and crafts to keep everyone moving and engaged. You don’t even have to worry about dinner or breakfast, we have it covered!
Military Youth Ages 6-12 with parent(s) | $20.00 per person

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/CincinnatiOvernight2017


TBA
One Day


Family Day Event at a Pumpkin Patch - TBA
Perfect for the entire family! We'll spend the morning together, participating in hands-on fun activities (workshops for parents and youth will be separate)…followed by lunch and family fun on the farm!
Entire Family | $TBA

Registration opens March 10: TBA


HERO CAMPS - *Strong Family Workshops


April 1
7pm m- 10 am


HERO Camp - Dayton
Spend a day of science and discovery with STEM activities. Experience the fun, hands on activities and experiments that will be sure to challenge and inspire.
Military Youth Ages 6-12 | $15.00 per person

Registration opens February 10: www.regonline.com/DaytonHEROCamp2017


May 6
Day Camp


HERO Camp - Newark
Calling all scientists! Grab your best lab coat and dive into the experiements offered by center. The day will be filled with hands-on, interactive fun.
Military Youth Ages 6-11 and Parent Program| $15.00 per person

Registration opens February 10: https://www.regonline.com/NewarkHEROCamp2017


June 3
Day Camp


HERO Camp - Chagrin Falls
OMK teams up with an equestrian farm near Cleveland to make an impact on your child in a unique way. The farm engages the therapeutic power of their horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.
Military Youth Ages 5-12 and Parent Program | $10.00 per person

Registration opens February 10: https://www.regonline.com/ClevelandHorse17


July 15
One Day


HERO Camp - Columbus
Spend the day with the gentle giants at this local equestrian farm. Learn about horse behaviors and how to understand what they are trying to tell you, in turn learning how to better listen to ourselves.
Military Youth Ages 8-12 | $10.00 per person

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/ColumbusHorse2017


July 26
One Day


HERO Camp - OSU CAMUPS Columbus
Ohio State Sports Sampler is a one-day camp where youth can interact with OSU student athletes and have fun while participating in athletic activities designed to teach valuable leadership and teamwork skills.
Military Youth Ages 6-12 and Parent | $20.00 per person

Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/OSUSportSampler17


*STRONG Family Workshops
The words of our past participants say it best " There is a wealth of information and resources to be obtained, this isn't your average parenting workshop!" Our strong families program has something for every parent; participate in hands on activities, share as a part of a focus group, create a toolkit to take home of valuable resources and gain valuable insight from some of your own peers on parenting tips. Our workshops focus on helping children succeed in the area of academics, home life and peer interaction. Come join us in a dialogue on what makes strong families!
Free, unless noted in registration

Any Military Parent(s) | Registration opens with respective HERO Camp

 


Troop & Family Camps- Weekend Camps

Troop & Family Camps are designed for the whole family to spend a fun-filled weekend together strengthening ties and building camaraderie with other military families. Be sure to check the specific details for each camp on our website, as each camp has different activities, then pick the camp that best suits your family. Who defines your family? You do.

Each camp will provide a unique experience. Activities that may be available at your selected camp are: waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, bike riding, family games, crafts, campfires, high ropes, zip line, canoeing, hiking, basketball, archery, fishing, and, more.

$85 for up to 4 family members ($10 per additional family member)


August 18-20


Dalton
Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/familycampdalton17


August 25-27


Hamilton
Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/familycamphamilton17


August 25-27


Kelleys Isnland
Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/eriecountyfamilycamp17


Sept 22-24


Bellefontaine
Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/familycampbellefontaine17


Sept. 29-Oct. 1


St. Louis
Registration opens March 17: www.regonline.com/familycampnewark17


Operation: Military Kids (OMK)

Initiative conceived and designed in January 2004 to support "Suddenly" Military Kids thru activities and programming specifically targeted to Youth of the guard and reserve component directly affected by the Global War on Terror. Ohio became an OMK State officially in March of 2005. Since its inception, OMK has been involved with and supported every event/activity executed by Ohio's Youth Program.

Ohio Operation Military Kids Website | OMK Social Media Links