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Children, Youth and Families at Risk 2010 Conference Presentation - …

Children, Youth and Families at Risk 2010 Conference Presentation -
Hines, C., Mull, C., Jordan, J., Edwards, H.C., Enroughty, S., Bender,G., Lewis,E.C., & Harris, C. (May 2010). Southern Hospitality- Camping with Operation: Military Kids. Workshop presented at CYFAR 2010 Conference, San Francisco, CA.

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  • 1. Hines, C., Mull, C., Jordan, J., Edwards, H.C., Enroughty, S., Bender,G., Lewis,E.C., & Harris, C. (May 2010). Southern Hospitality- Camping with Operation: Military Kids. Workshop presented at CYFAR 2010 Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2. Southern Hospitality- Camping with Operation: Military Kids
  • 3. Is your responder working? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know </li></ul>Queue your clicker: Select “GO” button Select 2 then 6 button Select “GO” button- as green light should appear Vote:
  • 4. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know </li></ul>Did you go to camp as a youth?
  • 5. Do you work with military families in your state? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know </li></ul>
  • 6. Are you or a member of your family a member of the service? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know </li></ul>
  • 7. Tennessee Operation: Military Kids Military Youth and the 4-H Camping Experience 4-H/ OMK Camp Carrera Harris: OMK Coordinator
  • 8. 4-H/ Military “Survivor” Camp <ul><li>5 day residential camp </li></ul><ul><li>Camped with 4-H Junior Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into four Survivor “Tribes” </li></ul><ul><li>Military youth created “OMK County” </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in all 4-H activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partook in strictly OMK activities </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Advantages of Camping at the 4-H Center <ul><li>Provide a civilian 4-H summer camp experience </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure, staff, and procedures already in place </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about 4-H by experience </li></ul>
  • 10. Benefits to Military Youth <ul><li>Able to create support groups </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy a 4-H summer camp experience </li></ul>
  • 11. Benefits to Civilian Youth <ul><li>Learn about military life </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the military </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to support military youth in their own community </li></ul>
  • 12. Anecdotal Experiences <ul><li>Camp Director </li></ul><ul><li>“ This was the best summer camp we’ve had to date. OMK </li></ul><ul><li>really brought a lot to our 4-H Camp” </li></ul><ul><li>Military Youth </li></ul><ul><li>“ I really enjoyed meeting other kids who </li></ul><ul><li>are going trough the same things that my family and I are </li></ul><ul><li>experiencing” </li></ul>
  • 13. Reaching our Military Population <ul><li>Informal networks </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul>
  • 14. Georgia Operation: Military Kids Military Camp Jenny Jordan: Volunteer and Teen Specialist
  • 15. Georgia Military Camps <ul><li>Integrating Military Experiences and Culture into the Camp Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terminology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Adult Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location-based Military Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Military resources </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Terminology & Volunteer Leaders <ul><li>Use of acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>Bag & Drag Registration and Check Out </li></ul><ul><li>Parents of campers </li></ul><ul><li>Installation Child & Youth Programs Staff Members </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia National Guard Counterdrug Taskforce </li></ul>
  • 17. Location Based Resources <ul><li>Ranger Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Coast Guard Station </li></ul><ul><li>Tara Field </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Military Installations </li></ul>
  • 18. Mobile Military Resources <ul><li>Helicopters, Humvees and other vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Military Bands </li></ul><ul><li>Honor Guards </li></ul><ul><li>High ranking military speakers </li></ul>
  • 19. Strategies for Success <ul><li>Begin Early </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Military Members as Adult Leaders led to on-site problem-fixers </li></ul><ul><li>Installation youth programs staff members use camp as a training experience </li></ul>
  • 20. Alabama Operation: Military Kids Camp for Military Youth with Special Needs Camp Alexis Charlene Morse Hines: Military Liaison and OMK Coordinator
  • 21. Camp ASCCA is Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults. ASCCA is a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation for children and adults with both physical and mental disabilities. Providing weekend and week long sessions, Camp ASCCA is open year-round. Located in Alabama on Lake Martin, Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of recreational and educational activities. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing, a &quot;splash pad&quot;, outdoor adventure elements like the zip-line, and much more. Camp ASCCA
  • 22. Who Can Attend and Why? <ul><li>Military youth with special needs and their family members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 8 members of the family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages special needs youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows siblings the special needs youth “can” do anything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What determines “special needs” </li></ul></ul>
  • 23. EFM Exceptional Family Members <ul><li>National Guard now has resources dedicated to Exceptional Family Members </li></ul><ul><li>Military Garrison’s have EFM offices </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps one of the most underserved populations of military youth are special needs (EFM) youth </li></ul>
  • 24. Registration for Camp <ul><li>Use the registration form of Camp ASCCA </li></ul><ul><li>Very detailed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes a medical history of each camper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes a release for each camper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All information is confidential </li></ul>
  • 25. During Camp <ul><li>A picture speaks a thousand words </li></ul>
  • 26.  
  • 27. Parent’s Comments <ul><li>It was so nice to see my special needs </li></ul><ul><li>babies treated as normal for a change </li></ul><ul><li>My son, after the zip line, told me “I am Tarzan” </li></ul><ul><li>For three days our family enjoyed being a family </li></ul>
  • 28. North Carolina Operation: Military Kids Youngest Heroes Camp Harriett Edwards: 4-H Military Liaison Scott Enroughty: OMK Project Manager
  • 29. Locations of Installations, Camps/Conference Centers in Counties
  • 30. Youngest Heroes Camp <ul><li>5-8 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>4 days, 3 nights </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional 4-H camping experience </li></ul><ul><li>Millstone & Swannanoa 4-H Camps </li></ul>
  • 31. Weekend Family Camp <ul><li>Weekend event involves individuals participating in the Wounded Warriors program </li></ul><ul><li>creating a family-friendly environment </li></ul><ul><li>maximum of 15 families or 75 participants (youth and adults) </li></ul>
  • 32. Plans for 2010
  • 33. Florida Operation: Military Kids Maximizing Technology Before, During and After the Camp Experience Georgene Bender: OMK Project Director
  • 34. <ul><li>Camp Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>1 hour/each www.elluminate.com </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded session and posted on Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>15 – 20 participants for each camp (3) </li></ul>Before Camp
  • 35. <ul><li>Who’s Who at Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Camp Rules/Discipline/Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Camp Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>What to Bring /Cabins </li></ul><ul><li>OMK Blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Check in; Check out </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>Agenda for Webinar
  • 36. <ul><li>Camp Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful, sensational, and phenomenal are but a few of the laudatory words used by parents to describe what our blogs did for their mental well-being while their children attended summer camp. This was especially meaningful to those who had never been separated from their child for an extended period before. </li></ul><ul><li>Nightly posting of camp activities along with hundreds of photographs for parents to view </li></ul><ul><li>http://campocalai.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://campocala2.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://camptimpoochee.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>During Camp
  • 37. <ul><li>Mobile Tech Lab Projects </li></ul><ul><li>1) Using the digital cameras, we uploaded the campers’ photos to a file they created. We then explained search engines and used this to locate pictures with .GIF, .BMP, and .JPG extensions </li></ul><ul><li>2) Used KidPix to create unique and/or unusual pictures from the photos they had saved or downloaded from Google. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Did Web Scavenger Hunts with kid-friendly websites including sites like FunBrain.com, Garfieldgames.com, and Kidtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>4) Used Microsoft Word to write letters to their loved ones </li></ul><ul><li>5) Teen Camp was devoted to creating their own blog </li></ul>During Camp
  • 38. <ul><li>Survey Monkey Parent Evaluation </li></ul>After Camp
  • 39. Survey Monkey Parent Evaluation After Camp
  • 40. How well did you like the presentation today? <ul><li>Did not like at all </li></ul><ul><li>Liked it a little </li></ul><ul><li>Indifferent </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty Good </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome </li></ul>
  • 41. How well will you be able to implement the information that you learned today? <ul><li>I definitely will not be able to implement </li></ul><ul><li>I will maybe be able to implement </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know if I will be able to implement </li></ul><ul><li>I will probably be able to implement </li></ul><ul><li>I will definitely be able to implement </li></ul>
  • 42. Which state’s information did you find the most useful? <ul><li>Tennessee- military and civilian youth </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia- military camp </li></ul><ul><li>Alabama- camping with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina- youngest heroes </li></ul><ul><li>Florida- technology </li></ul>
  • 43. Why was this information most useful? <ul><li>Information will be easy to implement </li></ul><ul><li>I work with the population described </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  • 44. Questions?
  • 45. Contact Us Tennessee: Carrera Harris- [email_address] , 865-974-9724 Georgia: Jenny Jordan- [email_address] , 706-542-4444 Alabama: Charlene Hynes- [email_address] , 334-734-2336 North Carolina: Scott Enroughty- [email_address] , 919.515.8500 Harriett Edwards- [email_address] , 919-515-9548 Florida: Georgene Bender- [email_address] , 813-757-2184

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