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

Mark Scherer
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there a rank requirement for attending events?
A. No, any Military Family is eligible regardless of rank.

Q. Are veteran’s children eligible?
A. Veteran’s children and families are eligible for 12 months past date of separation.

Q. Are these events only for Army National Guard?
A. No, any ranch and component is welcome.

Q. Are Gold Star families eligible?
A. Yes

YOUTH CAMPS

OMK: Camp Kelleys Island - YOUTH CAMP

Any Military YOUTH - Ages 9-11
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2019
5 days and 4 nights
$75 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Swimming, crafts, line-dancing, hiking, basketball, miniature-golf, snorkeling, campfire cooking, boating, skits, talent shows, night hikes, and much more!

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019

TEEN CAMPS


Teen Leadership Camp – Newark

Any Military TEEN Ages 12-17
June 5 – Sunday, June 9, 2019
5 day 4 night
$50 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

The camp setting will present an environment conducive to build skills in life and as a leader. This will include high ropes and low ropes courses along with a variety of sessions and discussions focused on developing leadership skills in the areas of self-awareness, community, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


Teen Leadership Weekend – Cleveland

Military Teens, Ages 12-17
6:00pm Friday, June 28 – 2:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
$40 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Teens will participate in a variety of sessions and discussions focused on developing leadership skills all while exploring all that the zoo has to offer.

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OMK: Camp Kelleys Island - TEEN CAMP

Any Military TEEN - Ages 12-15
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2019
5 days and 4 nights
$75 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Wakeboarding, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, boat rides, swimming, rafting, island bike riding, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, crafts, group games, mini golf, team challenges, bonfires, and much more!

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019

HERO CAMPS

Hero Camp – Toledo S.T.E.M.

Any Military Youth Ages 6-12 + Parent Program
Saturday, April 13, 2019
from 9:00am – 4:00pm
$15 per youth participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. related activities and programming at a youth development facility.

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Hero Camp – Toledo S.T.E.M.

Any Military Youth Ages 6-12 + Parent Program
Saturday, April 13, 2019
from 9:00am – 4:00pm
$15 per youth participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. related activities and programming at a youth development facility.

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Hero Camp – Toledo S.T.E.M.

Any Military Youth Ages 6-12 + Parent Program
Saturday, April 13, 2019
from 9:00am – 4:00pm
$15 per youth participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. related activities and programming at a youth development facility.

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Hero Camp – Columbus Horse

Any Military Youth Ages 8-12 + Parent Program
Saturday, April 27, 2019
One Day
$10 per youth participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Central Participants will learn about and help with equine grooming, horse painting, and equine assisted games. Embedded with learning about the animals will be learning about emotional awareness and resilience.

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Hero Camp – Newark Science Center

Any Military Youth Ages 6-12 + Parent Program
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm
$10 per youth participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Help with experiments that help explain the world around us. There will be time to explore al that the center offers. We will even be visiting the glass shop.

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HERO Camp – Cleveland Horse

Any Military Youth Ages 5-12 + Parent(s)
Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm
$10 per participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Resilience and emotional wellness based program that utilizes an equestrian program.

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HERO Camp – Columbus, OSU

Any Military Youth, Ages 6-12 + Parent Program
Wednesday, July 24
9:00am – 4:00pm
$$20 per participant
parent program is free (plus non-refundable service fee)

Learn about healthy living from college athletes along with how they balance school, sports, and life.

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FAMILY PROGRAMS

Family Overnight Event - Akron

Any Military Youth Ages 6-12 + Parent(s)
6:00pm Saturday, May 18 to
10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019
$20 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Engage the staff to teach adaptations and how we all must adapt to our surroundings. Attendees will spend the night and explore further in the morning.

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Family Day Event – Akron Zoo

The entire Military Family and anyone else you want to bring along
Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
1/2 price of zoo admission
Show your Military ID or Event Flyer to receive the discount.

This event will provide a light lunch and simple activities to enhance the family visit to the zoo. Registration will open: No pre-registration, just show up.


Family Overnight Event - Cleveland

Military Kids 6-12 and Parent(s)
6:00pm Saturday, JJuly une 13 – 10:00am Sunday, July 14, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
$15 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Engage the staff to teach adaptations and how we all must adapt to our surroundings. Attendees will spend the night and explore further in the morning.

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Family Overnight - Cumberland

Military Kids Ages 5-12 and Parent(s)
Saturday, September 7- Sunday, September 8, 2019
Overnight
$35 per participant
(plus non-refundable service fee)

Overnight camps are a fun way for your family to spend time together! During your stay, you will experience a naturalist led pasture tour, night hikes, campfires and hands on activities in the field.

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019


Family Day Event at a Pumpkin Patch – Leeds Farm, Ostrander

The Entire Family
September 28-29, 2019
One Day, during normal venue business hours
1/2 price admission

Feed the Friendly Farm Animals, Climb on Tractors, Wagon Ride, Slide Down Slides, Pedal Carts, Zip lines, and more! Don't leave without picking a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch!

NO PR-REGISTRATION present valid Military ID to receive discount.


Winter Wonderland - Columbus

The Entire Family
Saturday, December 14
1:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE

Come and enjoy the afternoon of fun and fellowship. The Columbus Zoo will have their animals available along with photo with Santa, crafts, hot chocolate, face painting, STEM activities and much more!

REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 5, 2019


Troop & Family Camp - Hamilton

Any Military Family
7:00pm Friday, August 16 – 11:30am Sunday, August 18, 2019
$85.00 for the first 4 people, $10.00 for each additional person
(plus non-refundable service fee)

These camps will allow families to build stronger bonds during the "easy times" therefore building family resilience for the "hard times". 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.

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019


Troop & Family Camp – Kelleys Island

Any Military Family
7:00pm Friday, August 23 – 11:30am Sunday, August 25, 2019
$85.00 for the first 4 people, $10.00 for each additional person
(plus non-refundable service fee)

These camps will allow families to build stronger bonds during the "easy times" therefore building family resilience for the "hard times". 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.

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019


Troop & Family Camp - Bellefontaine

Any Military Family
7:00pm Friday, Sept. 20 – 11:30am Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
$85.00 for the first 4 people, $10.00 for each additional person
(plus non-refundable service fee)

These camps will allow families to build stronger bonds during the "easy times" therefore building family resilience for the "hard times". Each camp will provide a unique experience. Activities that may be available at your selected camp are: sailing, kayaking, family games, crafts, campfires, high ropes, zip line, canoeing, hiking, basketball, archery, fishing, and, more.

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019


Troop & Family Camp - Newark

Any Military Family
7:00pm Friday, September 27 – 11:30am Sunday, September 29, 2019
$85.00 for the first 4 people, $10.00 for each additional person
(plus non-refundable service fee)

These camps will allow families to build stronger bonds during the "easy times" therefore building family resilience for the "hard times". Each camp will provide a unique experience. Activities that may be available at your selected camp are: family games, crafts, campfires, high ropes, zip line, canoeing, hiking, basketball, archery, fishing, and, more.

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 2, 2019