VTNG Child & Youth Program provides a supportive environment for children and youth through activities and events specifically designed to encourage personal growth, strength of character, resilience and moral development in peacetime and through the cycles of deployment.
VTNG Child & Youth Program Goals
Education ~ Resilience ~ Access ~ Opportunity ~ Readiness ~ Communication ~ Outreach
Child & Youth Program Feature Story
Summer is in FULL swing! That means summer camps, vacations, adventures and more are on the family dock-et. That is no different for the VTNG CYP summer schedule. Our camps kicked off in June with VTNG Family Camp.
2017 marks seven (7) years that an anonymous donor and the VTNG Charitable Foundation have collaborated with Ohana Camp to provide over 115 VTNG families with a 6 day/5 night all inclusive family camp experience on the beautiful shore of Lake Fairlee, VT. There are a variety of activities to engage in as a family, kiddo, and adult. They range from basket weaving, swimming, stand up paddle boarding, archery and everything in between. I am so thankful for strong community partners and look forward to building upon this partnership! This year Family Readiness Program provided a resource fair in an effort to inform service members and their families what is available through the Family Readiness Pro-gram. Register with Joint Services Support (JSS) at www.jointservicessupport.org to be informed about this camp program and more being offered through VTNG Family Readiness.
As I write this there are 10 VTNG dependents experiencing the 12-day long VTNG Teen Leadership Adventure Camp! They are exploring the Northeast Kingdom and all it has to offer via canoe, mountain bike, and on foot (backpacking). They are facing the challenges that mother nature throws at them (rain filled days, intense sun, cold nights and more), group dynamics & community issues, developing their personal leadership skills, and all of this without a technological tether; cell phone/computer/tablet.
In the Spirit of Adventure,
Lead Child & Youth Program Coordinator - Contractor
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