SALUTE THE KIDS
Salute the Kids is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides free weekend camping adventures for children of United States military service members. Today, nearly 2 million United States military kids live throughout the world. The life of a military child has changed dramatically as deployments and the reliance on Reserve and National Guard members have increased substantially. Now, more than ever, military kids need support. Salute the Kids believes it's important to recognize military children for their service to our country and to support them by providing a fun-filled and therapeutic camping experience that will change their lives in a positive way, help them develop coping skills, increase resiliency and self confidence while embracing the beauty and healing components of nature.
"Nature is often overlooked as a healing balm for the emotional hardships in a child's life."-Richard Louv
Check out our 2018 Oregon Family Camp video!
"My husband has been deployed for a long time and this camp gave my kids and I the opportunity to reconnect, bond and to have fun together." -Military Parent
"The whole weekend was a blast! The kids loved the trail rides and crafts." -Military Parent
"Family Camp has saved my relationship with my children and for that I am eternally grateful!"
"This camp enabled us to shut off from the world and simply focus on our family." -Military Parent
THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SALUTE THE KIDS
Salute the Kids offers weekend Family Camps for military kids and their families. We are proud to offer these camp programs at no cost to military families twice a year with plans to expand our Family Camp program to four camps a year. Our long term goal and heart of our organization is to open a Summer Camp that will provide free week long camp sessions for military children from every branch of the military including children of veterans and fallen service members. We are currently searching for that perfect piece of land that offers peace, plenty of trees and space to spread out for lots of fun and friendship!
Check out Salute the Kids' Amazon Wish List and help us make our 2020 "Camp at Home" and 2021 Family Camps a success! We can't do it without the support of our caring community!
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Salute the Kids! Your support helps us fulfill our mission to recognize and support military kids through camping adventures. Whether you're interested in preparing arts and crafts for an upcoming camp, helping at a fundraiser or volunteering at camp, we would love to have your help!
SUPPORT OUR CAMP AND MILITARY KIDS
Our goal is to expand the number of military families that attend our Family Camp each session, create awareness in our community about the unique and growing needs of military children and, in the future, open a summer camp designed specifically for military kids. We’re excited to have an overwhelming interest from the military community in our Family Camps and the prospect of a Summer Camp that focuses solely on military children. The positive change and impact we see in those who come to camp is truly priceless. Consider making a donation of any size to our camp fund and help a military child attend camp. Every cent counts!
If you would like to make a donation by cash, check or stock, please contact Sommer Houser at 817.944.2504.