In 2016, DAV announced an expanded partnership with Camp Corral to expand the program’s support of veterans and their families. The partnership strengthened DAV’s long-standing relationship with Golden Corral, who, in partnership with DAV, provides the majority of funding for the camps.
Nonprofit Camp Corral provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. DAV’s Just B Kids scholarship allowed 1,000 additional children to attend camps in 2016.
“DAV is proud to support Camp Corral and its mission of ‘transforming the lives of military children,’” said Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant. “We recognize that the children of military members and injured veterans endure unique sacrifices along with their parents. Providing them with resources, and giving them a chance to be kids while connecting with children from similar backgrounds and experiences, is a critical aspect of this partnership and just one reason DAV is so proud to be a part of it.”
Camp Corral was founded in 2011 as a single camp pilot program and has rapidly grown to 22 partner camps in 19 states. The organization partners with accredited YMCA and 4-H Club camps that offer military kids traditional camp experiences through activities such as horseback riding, canoeing and rock climbing. Today, Camp Corral has served nearly 14,000 military children—the majority of whom have a parent who was wounded, made ill or was killed in service.
Learn more online at justbkids.org.