Teen Adventure Camps
Cooperative Extension's Military Youth and Family Program and Northeast Passage partner for January Teen Adventure Camps for disabled Military Teens. Check out this super video!
Strengthens Commitment to
Hot dogs, peanuts and... PURPLE!
The Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester was awash in purple for the Friday, April 15th night game, as The New Hampshire Fisher Cats took on The Trenton Thunder. The home team dominated with a 7-0 win, but for the purple-clad fans filling the stands, the real celebration was for military kids! They were taking part in the 6th annual Purple Up! for Military Kids, a University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program initiative that grew into a nation-wide (and beyond) program to publicly honor and show support for youth serving in military families. Nearly 500 military members, veterans, and their family members were in attendance to see this outpouring of community support. Even Ollie, the Fisher Cats Bat Dog, proudly displayed purple as he “fetched” bats from the field.
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Fisher Cats Help Military Kids Purple Up!
Month of the Military Child for Teens in Military Families
Friday, April 15, 2016
The New Hampshire Military Youth and Family Program, part of UNH Cooperative Extension, recently celebrated the 6th annual Purple Up! for Military Kids by wearing purple on Friday, April 15th and encouraging others to do the same! Click HERE for the full story.
NH Winter Adventure Camps
for Teens in Military Families
The UNH Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program has just completed its 2016 White Mountain Winter Adventure Camps for teens living in military families. Once again, these camps took teens, with and without disabilities, ages 14 to 18, to the beautiful White Mountains in Northern NH where they enjoyed classic winter sports and activities while building connections with other military teens. Youth worked together, socialized, experienced new winter activities, and just played in the snow! A truly wonderful time was had by all! Learn more about these camps.
Military Family Camp Weekend
August 14-16, 2015
Military Families joined us in August for a weekend of adventure at beautiful Lake Winnipesauke. Families participated in educational 4-H activities including Healthy Living based activities, and a STEM learning adventure. Naturally, it just wouldn’t be camp without swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, and a campfire- including campfire songs and s'mores! Click HERE for full story.
Military Youth and Family Program Components
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH CE) Military Youth and Family Program (MYFP) supports and connects geographically dispersed military-connected youth and families. To accomplish this, we partner with all branches of the military, youth groups, businesses, schools, community groups and organizations, state and local agencies, the spiritual community, volunteers, and others to enhance the well-being of military youth and families.
As a component of the 4-H Youth and Family Program, we promote hands-on learning by:
- Engaging kids in youth camps with science and healthy living experiences, plus fun outdoor activities!
- Creating opportunities for military-connected youth to participate in 4-H experiences and 4-H clubs in their local community.
- Providing high adventure winter camps for military teens - including camps for military teens with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities.
- Conducting military family camp weekends and military family days that offer opportunities for families to connect with one another while exploring science projects, nutrition education, and fitness activities.
These initiatives are supported by Cooperative Extension at the national and state level, as well as federal grants from the Department of Defense and branches of the military.
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For more information, please visit us at nhmilitarykids.org, email CE.MYFP@unh.edu, or call (603) 862-0876.
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