Military life can be demanding and dangerous. That reality is something each service man and woman faces every day. But what many people don’t realize is that their spouses and children must also sacrifice. The frequent moving to new homes and schools, the separation from a parent during deployment, and the constant fear of injury – or worse. These heroic families know what it means to live in uncertainty.
To say thank you, the folks at Texas 4-H and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service collaborated with Golden Corral Restaurants to host a Camp Corral July 14-19, 2013, at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, Texas. The participants (ages 8 to 15) were children of brave soldiers who have been injured or have fallen protecting our freedom, our way of life.
“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to give back to military families by providing a venue and support for a Camp Corral this summer,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, director of The Texas 4-H Conference Center and camp coordinator.
Campers embarked on a stress-free week of non-stop fun and excitement, with amazing adventures ranging from kayaking and horse back riding, to crafts and dancing. The best part is Camp Corral kids tell us they have made friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!