for Military Kids
wishes to thank our
April 21, 2017
Fisher Cats Game
2016 - 2017
Teen Adventure Camps
Cooperative Extension and Northeast Passage partner for Adventure Camps for Military Teens. Check out this super video!
Strengthens Commitment to
Creating Lasting Memories
~ This Holiday Season ~
December 20, 2017
Simple tips for bringing your family together,
no matter where you are
The holidays often make us nostalgic for seasons past. For some, the cold winter months make us want to stay inside, while others want to get out and play in the snow. Whether you prefer a cozy kitchen, an icy sledding hill, or a festive community gathering, you want to bring your family together and create strong, lasting holiday memories. Here are a few free (or very inexpensive) ideas to help you and yours create lasting memories this holiday season.
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Military Family Farm Day!
September 17, 2017
On Sunday September 17th, the UNH Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program hosted a Military Family Farm Day at Beech Hill Farm, owned by a long-time 4-H connected farm family.
Military families had an opportunity to learn-by-doing while taking a personal look at the science behind agriculture. They tested the strength of eggshells, planted a terrarium to explore how plants grow, learned about and met some farm animals, had a dog training experience, wound their way through a corn maze, explored a rhododendron nature trail, and little ones played in a giant sand pile. Families also enjoyed sharing time with other Military families, eating their picnic lunches and yummy ice cream for dessert!
Military Family Day - August 20, 2017
Enjoyed by All :)
UNH Cooperative Extension Youth and Family Program hosted a Military Family Day at beautiful Geneva Point on Lake Winnipesaukee. Military families had fun designing, building and testing their mousetrap powered cars. All over eight years of age got to try their hand at archery, or brushed up on their skills. Even though it was too windy for canoeing this year, families enjoyed time at the beach, activities on the field, and spending time at the children's playground. During the day, a complimentary lunch was served. Families were able to connect with one another and enjoy a nice warm sunny day at the lake.
Month of the Military Child
The 7th Annual Purple Up for Military Kids!
Friday, April 21, 2017
Although there was a little rain, no spirits were dampened for the Purple Up for Military Kids! event celebrated April 21st at the Fisher Cats baseball game. This year's Purple Up for Military Kids! annual event, initiated in 2011 by the New Hampshire Military Youth and Family Program at UNH Cooperative Extension, again marked this special day by inviting military families and their supporters to wear purple while coming together to cheer their local team. Wearing purple, the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, is a visible way to recognize and thank military youth for their strength and the many sacrifices they are called upon to make as children with one or more family members in the military.
Click HERE to learn more about Purple Up
NH Winter Military Teen Adventure Camps
for Teens with and without Disabilities
Camps Were Wonderful!!!
The UNH Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program and UNH Northeast Passage have just completed another exciting and supportive winter teen adventure camp in the White Mountains, of NH. Campers socialized, played group games, and learned through a variety of adventure-based outdoor activities - all adapted to individual needs and experiences.
ALL INCLUSIVE! The $30 registration fee included lift tickets, lessons, equipment rental, food/lodging and a camp memento. Click HERE to learn more about our 2017 Camps.
Military Appreciation Day at
Apple Hill Farm!
Want to pick more apples at Apple Hill Farm? Check their Apple Schedule through late October. Apple Hill Farm is located at 580 Mountain Road, Concord, NH (603-224-8862). Take Highway 93 to Exit 17. Turn left when you get off at the exit, heading east to Mountain Road, which is the same as New Hampshire Route 132. Turn left at Route 132 (heading north) for 1/3 mile and Apple Hill Farm will be on your right. Look for the big red apple!
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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