OMK offers resiliency opportunity for military families
OMK staff teach military youth the proper way to shoot a bow and arrow at Camp Erdman on the North Shore, recently. Military youth and their families who have gone through multiple deployments can attend the Family Resiliency Retreat in August. Deadline to apply for the retreat is July 15.

HONOLULU -- Hawaii’s Operation Military Kids, or OMK, will host a Family Resiliency Retreat in August for military families with youth ages 6-17 years old who have experienced multiple deployments. Younger siblings may also attend.

Camp dates are Aug. 19-21 at Camp Erdman on the North Shore. Service members must attend camp with their children.

OMK supports most of the costs for camp; each camp participant is only responsible for a modest fee.

The camp guides families through the tough times and lingering strains of multiple deployments. OMK provides families with communication and problem-solving skills needed to help rise above adversity.

Besides informal educational experiences, OMK’s recreational activities include hiking, an alpine tower, a climbing wall, swimming and archery.

Camp Erdman is a full-residential facility that provides all meals and lodging.

OMK is the Army’s collaborative effort to support children and youth of National Guard, Reserve and active duty families impacted by war.

- Operation Military Kids

Deadline to apply to OMK is July 15; visit www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/4h/OMK/education for applications, email omk@ctahr.hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-4125.

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