Grants up to $500 for children's activities such as soccer, dance, tutoring, etc.
Smyrna Day Camp
Youth Development Week
Lavinia Day Camp
Please contact Paige Major or Tiffany Vaughan to obtain further
PURPOSE: To provide a unique opportunity for Tennessee Guard youth to attend a quality summer camp that
may not otherwise be available to them; to foster a sense of well-being while forming friendships with fellow National
Guard youth of different ages, communities and backgrounds; to understand the role of the Guard in state and federal missions; and to better understand why their loved ones serve in the National Guard.
SPONSOR: The Tennessee National Guard Family Programs Office and the Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug
Division sponsor the Tennessee National Guard Youth Development Weeks.
ATTENDEES: Each weeklong camp will accommodate Army and Air National Guard boys and girls ages 9-17.
Dependent children, siblings, and grandchildren of National Guard members in this age group are eligible to apply.
A youth of a non-Guard member may also apply but must be sponsored by a National Guard member to attend camp. However, first consideration will be given to those children whose parent(s) volunteer their services as camp staff.
Second consideration will be given to dependents, siblings, and grandchildren of National Guard members in the order
their applications are received. After these two groups have been considered, all other applications will be considered based on bed availability at each camp.
STAFF: Since Family Programs promotes the concept of volunteerism, the summer camp will be staffed entirely by volunteers in a non-pay status. Volunteers may consist of AGR, M-Day Guard members, family members, retirees and community members who are 18 years of age or older. Full-time as well as part-time volunteers will be accepted. Military/Civilian Volunteers assisting with the Camp Operation may be in one of the following statuses:
(1) AGR - Permissive TDY as approved by the supervisory chain of command;
(2) Technician - Administrative leave as approved by the supervisory chain of command; and
(3) Volunteer - those who take leave, etc. from their civilian/military job and volunteer to assist.
ACTIVITIES: The activities offered will include, but are not limited to, swimming, bowling, archery, crafts, paintball, class instruction, skating, outdoor water games, etc. Campers will be responsible for cleaning barracks and will participate in various other activities throughout the week.
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