Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
April is the Month of the Military Child!
Join us as we celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes.
Saturday, April 6, Blue Star Families MilKidz Club, The Sierra Club, National Military Family Association, Children & Nature Network, the U.S. Forest Service, Outdoors Alliance for Kids, and other local partners join forces to connect military children with the outdoors. Together, we will honor their sacrifices as we explore and enjoy the lands they and their parents serve to protect. Activities include hikes, an introduction to fly fishing, bird of prey demonstration, tent races, and more!
Please note: This is a family event. Parents/guardians must accompany minors. A waiver will be provided at the on-site check-in table.
NOTE: Military families MUST present a Common Access Card (CAC) or a Military ID (Form 1173) at the entrance, otherwise a fee will be charged - $5 per car. The pass gives active duty military and their dependents access to all federal recreation lands for free for one year.
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Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.The MilKidz Club connects military kids and provides them the resources, mentoring and opportunity to become the next wave of leaders in their communities. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit http://www.bluestarfam.org.