Free camp serves sons, daughters of military families
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Teenage sons and daughters of military families were welcomed to a free summer camp that runs through July 23 at Purdue University.
Called Operation: L.E.A.D, the camp is sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute and the Department of Health and Kinesiology, both at Purdue.
The camp includes small daily group sessions to build trust and relationships and give participants a chance to work on time and stress management, critical thinking, and career explorations. Activities planned include:
* High ropes at the Boiler Challenge Course
* Visits to Wolf Park and a popular military museum
* Service learning activities
* Arts and crafts
* Drama activities
MFRI is a research and outreach program funded by the Lilly Endowment and the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community and Family Policy. The mission of MFRI is to conduct outreach activities that assist military families in Indiana and research studies that provide insight into the quality of life of military members and their families.
The Department of Health and Kinesiology serves a variety of constituents interested in improving the quality of living by way of physical activity, sports and recreation, exercise and fitness, and the promotion of optimal health behaviors.
Writer: Jeanne Norberg, 765-494-2084; firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: K. Andrew Richards. 860-681-5498, Karichar@purdue.edu
Related web site:
MFRI Operation Lead summer camp Photo Gallery: http://bit.ly/riftVA