Camping Opportunities

Troop & Family Camps

Troop & Family Camps were designed so that the entire family can spend a fun-filled weekend together strengthening ties and building camraderie with other military families. Ohio Operation: Military Kids will offer four Troop and Family Camps in 2013. Each camp offers unique experiences. Troop & Family Camps are coordinated through a joint effort with the Ohio National Guard and the USO and are open to all branches of the military

Camp Joy, Clarksville
June 6-8, 2014

Camp Joy offers an opening night campfire, adventure challenges, rope courses, teambuilding, canoeing, fishing, archery, nature center and family focused games. Dinner on the 6th, all meals on the 7th and breakfast and lunch on the 8th are included with the program. Lodging is provided. Each family will be given access to a cabin with single beds. Restrooms are located within the cabins.Cost: $50 for the first 4 family members and $10 per person above 4. Click here to register.

Camp Patmos, Kelleys Island
August 22-24, 2014

Camp Patmos offers an opening night campfire, adventure challenges, teambuilding, fishing, nature hikes, water sports like wakeboarding and tubing as well as other family focused games.  Lodging is provided. Each family will be given access to a cabin with single beds. Restrooms are located within the cabins. Cost: $75 for the first 4 family members and $10 per person above 4. Click here to register.

 
Beulah Beach, Vermillion
August 22-24, 2014
 
Beulah Beach offers an opening night campfire, field games, wakeboarding, tubing, crafts, fishing and more. Lodging is provided. Each family will be given access to a cabin with single beds. Restrooms are located within the cabins. Cost: $75 for the first 4 family members and $10 per person above 4. Click here to register. Registration open April 1.
 
 
4-H Camp Ohio, Saint Louisville
Septermber 26-28, 2014
 
4-H Camp Ohio offers an opening night campfire, adventure challenges, rope courses, teambuilding, canoeing, fishing, archery, nature center and family focused games.  Lodging is provided. Each family will be given access to a cabin with single beds. Cost: $50 for the first 4 family members and $10 per person above 4. Click here to register.
 

HERO Camps

The purpose of the HERO Camps is to help Ohio's military kids to become more resilient and prepared to manage the stresses of growing up in a military family. Interacting and making friends with others who are going throught the same experience helps build confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of community. Run simultaneously to the Hero Camps, the National Guard offers a free STRONG Families Workshop to parents, featuring team building activities as well as sessions discussing topics such as financial stability, safety, and issues related to stress management. In 2014, Operation: Military Kids will offer several HERO Camps; the experience varies greatly for each of the camps, so be sure to find the camp right for you! 

 
 
Sports Sampler - The Ohio State University
July 24, 2014
Ages 6-12.
 
Are you a Buckeye for life? Do you enjoy sports? - Then you'll love this exclusive look into sports at The Ohio State University! Youth get the opportunity to learn skills from OSU student athletes while participating in sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and track; as well as getting a peek at some of the athletic facilites that OSU has to offer. Activities are designed to also teach valuable leadership and teamwork skills. The cost is $20. Click here to register.
 

Residential Camp at Kelleys Island, Lake Erie, Ohio

OMK offers two simultaneous residential camps, both on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. Over 70 youth counselors and 40 civillian and military adult staff members operate from the generous contributions of our donors. This camping experience brings military youth from all over the state to participate in community service, build relationships with their peers who share similar experiences, learn resiliency, develop habits for healthy living, and instill pride in being a military kid. The registration will open March 15.

 
Teen Camp: Camp Patmos, Kelleys Island
August 4 - 8, 2014
Ages 12 - 15
 
KEEP CALM...ON CKI 2014...this is the buzz on the Island this year at camp!
OMK Camp Kelleys Island Teen Camp is designed specifically with your teens in mind. The fun and exciting activities allow these youth to build long lasting friendships in an environment designed to challenge and engage them.Campers will have the opportunity to participate in wakeboarding, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, boat rides, swimming, kayaking, island bike rides, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, crafts, drama, group games, mini golf, team challenges, bonfires and much more!Cost: $65 per camper. Click here to register.
 
 
Junior Camp: Erie County 4-H Camp, Kelleys Island
August 4 - 8, 2014 
Ages 9 - 11

KEEP CALM...ON CKI 2014
OMK Camp Kelleys Island JUNIOR CAMP for 9-11 yr olds is in its 10th year! The great success of this camp 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.
Activities include: Swimming, crafts, dancing, hiking, basketball, golf, snorkeling, campfire cooking, soccer, boating, skits, talent shows, night hikes and much more! Cost: $60 per camper. Click here to register. Click here to register.


Teen Camps

Ohio Operation: Military Kids offers two camps designed specifically to engage teens.

Teen Leadership Camp
Camp Oty Okawa
June 26-30, 2014, South Bloomingville
Ages 12-17
 
Enjoy 5 days in the Hocking Hills area focusing on leadership. Your teen will build their confidence and develop friendships. Teens will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions and discussions focused on developing leadership skills in the areas of self-awareness, community, organization, decision-making and problem solving. Cost: $50 per camper. Click here to register.
 

Looking for adventure filled camps for your military teen to attend this summer? Ohio State University Extension offers Military Teen Adventure Camps for military youth ages 14-18. These four Adventure Camps are offered this summer! To find out more information click on the links below!

Nautical Adventure Camp, June 22-27, 2014

Adventure Excursion Camp, July 6-12, 2014

Ohio Military Teen Adventure Camp, July 20-25, 2014

Whitewater Adventure Camp, July 27 – Aug 1, 2014

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering as a camp counselor for any camp, please fill out the proper counselor application form on the Volunteer page of the website or contact Amy Lee at amy.l.lee47.ctr@mail.mil The minimum age is 15 years old, and we welcome college students and young adults. There is no cost to attend camp as a camp counselor.

 

Find us online for more pictures, updates, and involvement opportunities!

Like us on Facebook!
Follow us on Instagram!
Check out our YouTube Channel!