Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp
1 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – This week-long camp at Camp Hanes in King, N.C. included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camoflauge face paint, physical training and a static vehicle display. The children, most of whom were ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C.help to make blankets during Military Day activities on July 11 which will later be distributed to families of fallen Soldiers. The week-long camp included the Military Da... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp
3 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. apply face paint during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Eileen Payne of the 108th Training Command show some children at Camp Hanes, N.C. how to prepare heater meals during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different as... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp
5 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Wandra Byrd of the 108th Training Command of Charlotte, N.C., shows some children at Camp Hanes, N.C. how to apply face paint during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were expose... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – E.J. Roland, a military child staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. places her letter to a veteran in an envelope for mailing during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Led by Sgt. Jolanda Howard of the 108th Training Command out of Charlotte, N.C., military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. do some physical fitness training during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-lon... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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9 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. do some push-ups during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Eileen Payne of the 108th Training Command distributes the Army Heater Meal version of lasagna to some children at Camp Hanes, N.C. during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were e... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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11 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. apply face paint during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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12 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Eileen Payne of the 108th Training Command show some children at Camp Hanes, N.C. how to prepare heater meals during Military Day activities on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different as... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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13 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military and non-military children staying at the YMCA Camp Hanes in King, N.C. draw pictures relating to military family life on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life su... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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14 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 208th Army Band from Concord, N.C. plays for Military Day at Camp Hanes in King, N.C. on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camoflauge face paint, physica... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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15 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Specs. Curtis Earl and Sylvester Allen play their instruments at Camp Hanes in King N.C. on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camoflauge face paint, physical... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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17 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Lee Rush of the 208th Army Band out of Concord, N.C. plays the euphonium at Camp Hanes on July 11 for military children at the YMCA camp. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of mi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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18 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 208th Army Band entertain military children at Camp Hanes in King, N.C. on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camoflauge face paint, physical ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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19 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Aleira Artis, a military child at Camp Hanes in King N.C., reads a letter to Soldiers that she wrote on Miliary Day, July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camo... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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20 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Aleira Artis, a military child at Camp Hanes in King N.C., reads a letter to Soldiers that she wrote on Miliary Day, July 11. The week-long camp included the Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camo... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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21 / 21 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 208th Army Band entertain military children at Camp Hanes in King, N.C. on July 11. The week-long camp included a Military Day where children were exposed to different aspects of military life such as, camoflauge face paint, physical ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

KING, N.C. -- During the week of July 8-13, the Army Reserve Child, Youth and School Services, CYSS, held their annual Enrichment Camp in conjunction with the YMCA at Camp Hanes.

Of the 200 children who spent the week there, about half were children of Army Reserve Soldiers, according to Christy Burns the chief of Family Programs for the 81st Regional Support Command. The other half were from all around the state and not affiliated with the military.

On Wednesday the 11th, there was a Military Day, designed to build resilience and to support positive self-esteem and emotional well-being in military children as well as an opportunity to educate the community in general about the many aspects of the military lifestyle.

Activities included Army heater meal tasting, camo experience where the children learned how to apply camouflage face paint, presentation of colors by NCOs of the 108th Training Command, a static vehicle display, physical training and a mini concert by the 208th Army Band.

"Our goal was to provide a day of activities that would assist both military and non-military children in embracing and celebrating military heritage," said Jennifer Stevens, CYSS specialist. "Military Day plays a big part in providing an opportunity for the children to interact with each other while increasing their knowledge and appreciation of military procedures and protocols."

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Special day celebrates military heritage at youth enrichment camp