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 through activities such as horseback riding, canoeing and rock climbing. A feature unique to the Camp Corral experience is that a military family life counselor is on-site to work with campers as needed.
Camp Corral has served over 24,000 military children—the majority of whom have a parent who was wounded, made ill or killed in service.
“DAV is honored to support Camp Corral and its mission of ‘strengthening military families, one child at a time,’” said National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “We understand that the children of military members endure unique sacrifices along with their parents. One of our priorities is to give them a chance to be kids while connecting with children from similar backgrounds and experiences. After a challenging summer in 2020, these kids deserve every opportunity available to them to enjoy each other’s company and the great outdoors.”
Through DAV’s Just B Kids scholarship program, more than 4,500 children of wounded, disabled or fallen veterans throughout the nation have attended Camp Corral programs for free.
For more information or to apply, visit justbkids.org.