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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 riding, canoeing and rock climbing. A feature unique to the Camp Corral experience is that a military family life counselor is on-site to support campers as needed.

Camp Corral has served over 30,000 military-connected 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 transforming the lives of children of wounded, ill and fallen military heroes,’” 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. 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 5,500 children of wounded, disabled or fallen veterans throughout the nation have attended Camp Corral programs for free.

The application period opened February 1. Mark your calendars; as spots fill up quickly. To learn more about DAV-supported summer camp experiences at Camp Corral, visit justbkids.org.

Camp Corral continues to partner with sites that meet the highest standards required by the American Camp Association, and camps will continue to update their safety measures based on local guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.