Ohio National Guard News


Ohio Operation: Military Kids
celebrates 10 years of Camp Kelleys Island

Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pavlik, ONG

Another successful Camp Kelleys Island teen camp concluded earlier this month, as a group of about 400 counselors, staff and campers spent Aug 4-8 at Kelleys Island on Lake Erie. The weeklong camp is for children of Ohio service members and includes varied activities such as canoeing, swimming, crafts, team building and military demonstrations. On Aug. 6, Ohio National Guard senior leaders flew in on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to visit with and interact with campers. Operation: Military Kids started in Ohio in April 2005 and is administered through the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program, which is part of The Ohio State University, and is a partnership of Army Child, Youth, and School Services; National 4-H Headquarters in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Ohio 4-H Youth Development; and the Ohio National Guard. For more information on future camps and other programs, go to the Family Readiness Youth Programs page or the Ohio Operation: Military Kids page on Facebook.