Adventure Camps for teens in military families

Posted June 26, 2011, at 9:19 p.m.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has received funding through the U.S. Department of Defense to provide adventure summer camps to teenagers with a family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or cousin) currently or recently in the service. The only cost associated with the camps is a $10 registration fee. If space is available, youth may register for more than one camp.

Tanglewood, Blueberry Cove, and Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Centers are operated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in midcoast and western Maine.

Blueberry Cove Program:

Rivers, Rocks, Ropes and Mountains, Aug. 5-12.

Tanglewood Program:

Coastal Watershed Exploration, July 24-29

Bryant Pond Programs:

Primitive Challenge, July 3 to 8; Wilderness Backpacking, July 3-8; Adventure Racer, July 17-22; River Runners Adventure, Aug. 21-26; Winter Survival Camp, Feb 19-24.

The program is available to teenage children of service members in the active, reserve and guard components; teens of military civilian contractors also are eligible. For more information, call Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove at 789-5868, Bryant Pond at 665-2068 or visit http://extension.umaine.edu/programs/military-adventure-camps/.

Blueberry Cove Program:

Islands and Sea Adventure, Aug. 1-3.

Bryant Pond Programs:

Adventure Race, July 4-9; OMK Robotics Camp June 27-July 2; OMK Treasure Camp Weekend, Aug. 5-7.

To obtain a list of eligibility requirements, call Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove at 789-5868 or Bryant Pond at 665-2068. For more information, visit

http://umaine.edu/tanglewood/ or http://umaine.edu/bryantpond/.

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