Military Children Get Help Getting Outdoors

Military children are getting a helping hand in getting outdoors. On April 1, the Sierra Club, Blue Star Families, National Military Family Association, Armed Services YMCA and Outdoor Alliance for Kids are putting their best feet forward to help military children get outside by co-hosting the Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors, a group effort to help children of military families get in touch with Mother Nature.

“Our organizations are coming together to demonstrate our support for military kids and families with an afternoon of fun outdoor nature-based activities in Prince William Forest Park in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., near Quantico Marine Corps Base,” says the Sierra Club’s Jackie Ostfeld, a board member of OAK. “It’s a great way to celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes. Together, we will honor their sacrifice as we explore and enjoy the lands they and their parents sacrificed to protect.”

The event takes place on April 1, in conjunction with April being the month of the military child. As part of the effort to reach out to military families, the groups will be extending invitations to colleagues in the First Lady’s Joining Forces and Let’s Move offices, as well as agencies active in America’s Great Outdoors.


All OAK partner members are also invited to participate and exhibit.

Info (for military kids and families): https://www.regonline.com/COMCO2012

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