Some children and teens are absolutely enamored with the concept of the military. So what is a parent to do? Give them the opportunity to experience the environment and the culture by allowing them the opportunity to spend part of their summer at one of the many military summer camps. This article will review three of the top military summer camps, Reality Ranch, Marine Military Academy, and Valley Forge Military Academy & College.
Reality Ranch Military Camp located in Concho Arizona, is a recreational summer camp catering to young men between the ages of 10 to 15 years old. The goal is for the young men to experience military life in terms of daily duties, life skills, and at the same time participate in exciting activities such as rockwall climbing, paintball, and excursions including the Grand Canyon Excursion, Bowling Excursion, Bivouack Camping Excursion, and the Mount Humphries Excursion. The classroom setting of the camp is as beneficial as the physical part.
The young men take classes in Anger Management, Code of Conduct, Confidence Course, Drill and Ceremonies, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Environmental Awareness, Future Planning, Goal Setting, Land Navigation, Leader Quick Reaction Course, Map Reading, Military Customs and Courtesies, Military History, Parents as Leaders, Peer Pressure Proof, Phonetic Alphabet, Principles of Fitness, and Social Skill Development. For more information on this exciting military summer camp experience call 1877-2RE-SHAPE or visit the Web site today.
One of the top military summer camps is at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen Texas. Designed for boys between the ages of 13 to 17, the summer camp, which is held in the month of July, is supervised by a retired Marine Staff Non-commissioned Officer. The activities of the day are set up to challenge the boys mentally and physically, while still enjoying their summer camp experience.
According to the information provided on the Web site this is the one military cam that is patterned after the traditions of the Marine Corps. The camp is designed ultimately to prepare the young men with the challenges they will be faced with in the future.
Life skills will be enhanced including decision-making, problem solving, socialization, and leadership skills. In addition the young men will have fun as they participate in the adventure of the “Iron Man” activity which is a team based concept. They will participate in an obstacle course including a mud course, paint ball course, rifle range, fireman’s carry, and other physically demanding activities to test their strength and endurance.
There are even Pugil Stick bouts similar to real Marine Corps Boot camp training. The staff at the camp is made up of retired and reserve marines that are well trained and knowledgeable to enhance the stay of the cadets. For an application and further information regarding participation at one of the top military summer camps, visit the Marine Military Academy Web site.
Valley Forge Military Academy & College offers one of the top military summer camps in the U.S. Offered to young children between the ages of 6 to 17 years old; the participants are exposed to Band Camp, Ranger Fitness Training, and even an SAT Prep Program. The goal of Valley Forge Military Summer Camp is to build strong bodies and strong minds. Campers will successfully leave Valley Forge prepared, confident, and eager.
Campers will participate in a lot of team-based activities as well as have the opportunity to experience military drills and ceremonies, and leadership training. This resident camp offers spots, outdoor adventures, and a unique opportunity for boys and girls alike to grow and learn during their course of stay at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. For more information visit the Web site for camp sessions, registration and costs.
The three military summer camps reviewed are a few of the top offered in the U.S. Visit My Summer Camps online for more information regarding other camps. For information on the camps reviewed, visit their individual web sites.