Camp Corral coming back

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DAV supported program announces summer schedule Camp Corral is planning to host 17 summer camps in 2022. To qualify for Camp Corral, children must be between the ages of 8 and 15 on the first day of camp. In partnership with DAV, Camp Corral provides free, one-of-a-kind, weeklong summer camp experiences for children of disabled, ill or fallen military service members and veterans. The organization partners with accredited community entities that offer traditional camp experiences through activities such as horseback … Read More

Registration open for Camp Corral

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After a yearlong hiatus that consisted of virtual programs only, Camp Corral is planning to safely host 15 summer camps in 2021. In partnership with DAV, Camp Corral provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members and veterans. To qualify for Camp Corral, children must also be between the ages of 8 and 15 on the first day of camp. The organization partners with accredited community entities that offer traditional camp experiences … Read More

COVID-19 and Camp Corral

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As DAV continues to do what we can to help prevent any further spread of the COVID-19 virus, I wanted to take a moment to address our departments, chapters and volunteers who are interested in fundraising for Camp Corral and DAV’s Just B Kids scholarship. First, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the DAV departments and chapters who have supported Camp Corral. Together over the last seven years, we have helped send more than 4,500 … Read More

Kids get to ‘Just B Kids’ at Camp Corral

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Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to register for Camp Corral through DAV’s Just B Kids Scholarship program. DAV and Golden Corral are again teaming up to help provide a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, ill, injured or fallen military service members or veterans. Camp Corral, which has been helping kids be kids since 2011, provides fun-filled summer camp activities like swimming, horseback riding, canoeing and crafts that give kids a chance to relax, have … Read More

Happy Campers

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DAV joins forces with Golden Corral to help military and veteran children ‘Just B Kids’ It’s that time of year for military kids to head out for summer fun at Camp Corral events across the nation, and many will be able to attend thanks to DAV’s Just B Kids scholarship program. Camp Corral, founded by Golden Corral in 2011, is a free, weeklong summer camp for children from military families. Priority for camp spaces is given to those with injured … Read More

DAV connects with veterans, communities with sports jerseys, drone racing

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Having one interaction with a veteran can be easy, but getting that veteran to keep coming back to DAV and join as a member is a challenge that requires a constant willingness to reevaluate. Figure out what younger veterans are interested in locally, and then offer them a way to help their fellow veterans through their unique talents and abilities. For example, Chapter 12 in Victorville, California, uses drone pilot training as a way to engage with younger veterans. A barbecue or … Read More

Life Tools for MilKids: A Focus on Youth Caregivers

Please join DAV and Camp Corral for an upcoming town hall webinar that will focus on the critical role military children play in the care of their veteran parents. The online event will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 3 pm EST, via Zoom.      

COVID

Not all VA health facilities offer walk-in hours for COVID-19 vaccination. Check the facility’s website for walk-in hours before you go. The Centers for Disease Control encourages everyone who is at least 12 years old to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Learn more at: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/. If you have questions or need claims assistance, please contact your local DAV office.    

2018 Military Appreciation Night

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Thank you for your service DAV and Golden Corral are once again partnering to invite veterans and active-duty military to gather for a free meal and camaraderie at Military Appreciation Night on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, between 5 and 9 p.m. Golden Corral restaurants across the nation will honor veterans and service members with a delicious free buffet dinner and beverage. It’s also an opportunity for those who have served to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Last … Read More

Helping Kids “just b kids” in 2018

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Registration for Camp Corral through DAV’s Just B Kids Scholarship program is now available online. In partnership with DAV and Golden Corral, the program provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members and veterans. Camp Corral works with accredited community entities that offer traditional camp experiences through activities such as horseback riding, canoeing and rock climbing, in addition to offering special resources to assist the children who share their family’s sacrifices on behalf of … Read More