OPERATION: MILITARY KIDS
The Diamond D Ranch Horse Camp
April 26, 2014
Who: Military youth 8 - 17 years of age
(Active, Guard, Reserve, and Retirees of all branches)
Where: Diamond D Ranch, 5903 Solomon Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32234(Near Jacksonville Equestrian Center, off Normandy Blvd.)
Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm. (lunch & water will be provided)
What: A one-day event filled with all kinds of fun. Hayrides, horse rides, and photos with the horses. Youth will ride horses along a designated path with a supervised group. There will be games, a Bounce House, the Dixie Cartwheel, Catch & Release fishing and a whole lot more!! This will be a day you’ll always remember.
Come prepared to meet other military youth interested in horseback riding and caring for horses. No experience is needed as all staff members are highly trained to assist youth in learning about horses and how to ride. Youth will have to wear tennis shoes or riding boots and jeans as the daily activities will include climbing, riding, and sitting on rough surfaces.
Cost: $23 per child
Contact: Cliff Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Florida Operation: Military Kids
Operation: Military Kids is a nationwide program begun by the U.S. Army. Its goal is clear: to team with America’s communities to provide support to the children and youth of military families impacted by deployment.
As part of OMK, the Florida 4-H Military Program supports the “civilian turned military” families right here in Florida before, during and after parents are deployed. Focus is on the National Guard and Reserve members who are isolated from military installations, but the program has been expanded to encompass all branches of service and the active duty families as well. With the University of Florida Cooperative Extension in all Florida counties, a unique partnership is developed to assist military families.