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Register for 2017 Youth in Action Camp

by allison on June 3, 2017

Registration Now Open for 5th Annual Youth in Action Camp

The 5th Annual Jackson in Action 83 Foundation Youth in Action Camp will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Youth Baseball Field on MacDill Air Force Base. The camp is FREE and open only to children ages 6-12 of active duty military parents. Registration will begin at 8:30am and camp activities will run from 9am-12:30pm.  Registration for the 2017 camp is closed at this time.

The purpose of the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation Youth in Action Camp is to provide a physically fun, yet emotionally supportive day for kids who may be having a tough time dealing with the emotions and stresses that accompany growing up in a military family. Moving around and/or having a parent deployed can lead to emotional, educational, and physical challenges for children. Often times they become introverted, depressed, and struggle in the classroom. The camp is structured to get them physically active while they also hear from a professional athlete about his experiences growing up in a military family and how he coped with the challenges.

The Youth in Action Camp includes field-day type games and activities for the children to enjoy at the MacDill AFB youth baseball field. Participants receive a camp t-shirt, commemorative photo with Vincent Jackson, and a goodie bag. Following the activities, participants will have a boxed lunch before leaving the event.

Special thanks to the MacDill Youth Center, 6th Force Support Squadron, Stepp’s Towing and Heavy Transport, and DeLoach, P.A. for their partnership on this event.

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