4-H Camp Wabasso High Ropes Course

Nature Investigators Military Camp

Nature Investigators, an Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Camp!
July 24-29

Six days and five nights! Youth will experience the life of a scientist as they explore the wonders of the world around them. Campers will learn how to be environmental stewards through hands-on citizen-science projects learning about fireflies, ladybugs, wildlife science, water quality, and gardening. Campers will also get to participate in traditional camping activities such as swimming, archery, ropes, canoeing, and paddle boarding.

This camp is open to army youth ages 8-16 who have parents scheduled to deploy, have deployed, or have been in trainings or TDY away from their families for at least 6 months between July 2021 and July 2023.

To prove eligibility, families must provide:

1. a letter on official letterhead from their First Sergeant, Platoon Leader, or Company Commander stating their dates of deployment which must fall between July 2021- July 2023.

OR

2. orders of deployment

This camp is free, other than a $25 non-refundable deposit.

Families must register online, pay the non-refundable deposit and provide the eligibility information to reserve their camper’s spot.

Travel expenses, including mileage to and from camp, will be reimbursed up to $150 per camper. Meals during travel will also be reimbursed based on the GSA rates for Watertown, NY. Receipts will be required for reimbursement.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, these camps are only open to youth from the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. In addition, someone authorized to pick up campers must be available at all times during their camp session(s) in the event campers exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.

This military camp opportunity is funded through Kansas State University and the 4-H Military Partnerships Project. The goal of the Army Child and Youth Program is to deliver Youth Camps for youth of Soldiers severely wounded, ill, and injured during a deployment. The camps will provide the youth an opportunity for respite care and, though therapeutic interventions by certified therapists, teach the youth how to cope with their changed world due to injury or illness of a family member as a result of their service in our country's military.

Contact

Sabrina DeRue
4-H Program Manager / 4-H Camp Wabasso Director
sld95@cornell.edu
315-788-8450 ext. 229

Last updated February 3, 2022