The Veterans Awards
Team Member: Taylor Burris
EVENT DATE Nov 11, 2015
Mission Complete wrote -
$120 pays for a Vet's paycheck for one day. Every dollars goes a long way.
The purpose of Mission Completes Youth Summer Boot Camp is to impact the lives of both our nation’s beloved military Veterans and the youth of our community. This youth summer Boot Camp was developed to provide employment as well as an opportunity for military veterans to teach, guide, and display to our youth a few aspects of what it is to a part of the military family.
Integration Military Principles
Once the military men and women come together, they become united as one regardless of who they are and where they come from, to serve and protect their people and their beautiful nation. Gender, class, and ethnicity all become irrelevant once you become a part of the military family. This experience of unity and family seen within the different branches of the military is an experience that we want the youth of our community to have a chance to be a part of. What better way to demonstrate and replicate this experience, than having skilled military veterans lead the way.
The ages of which this youth summer Boot Camp applies to, are ages 6-17 year olds. The cost of each camp attendee to register for this summer boot camp is solely dependent on the annual income of each camp member’s family. The reason we have designed the financial aspect of the camp in this format is to promote a diverse camp environment of distinct economic classes.
The nine weeks of the youth summer boot camp will be broken up into two parts. The first part will be called the “Sports Camp & Camp Wilderness”, which is five out of the nine weeks. During these weeks of camp the campers will have the opportunity to learn skills from our nation’s finest Veterans. Some of the sports will include soccer, basketball, lacrosse, Army games, and so much more! The campers will also have a chance to pick up a few tips from our Veterans in regards to living in the wilderness. Some of these activities would involve Veterans instructing the campers to set up tents, knot tying skills, and other amazing wilderness pointers. The second part of this camp is called “Book Club & Brain Camp”. This part of the camp steps away from the physical expertise of the Veterans and focuses more on their intellectual abilities. Campers will be able to discuss their favorite books, participate in remarkable science experiments, and play enjoyable math games to enhance their math skills. To make it even better, campers will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures from around the globe from Veterans who have lived and have had hands-on experiences within those cultures.