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Purdue hosting free camp for sons, daughters of military families

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Teenage sons and daughters of military families are invited to a free summer camp July 17-23 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

OperationLEAD at Purdue UniversityYouth ages 12-17 who are children of active duty or the military reserve personnel are eligible. Called Operation: L.E.A.D, the camp is sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute and the Department of Health and Kinesiology, both at Purdue.

Small daily group sessions will build trust and relationships, and give participants a chance to work on time and stress management, critical thinking and career explorations. Activities will include:

  • Archery
  • High ropes at the Boiler Challenge Course
  • Swimming
  • Visits to Wolf Park and a popular military museum
  • Service learning activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama activities

To register or find more information, visit the website or contact K. Andrew Richards ( Registration closes July 1.

MFRI is a research and outreach program funded by the Lilly Endowment and the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community and Family Policy. The mission of MFRI is to conduct outreach activities that assist military families in Indiana and research studies that provide insight into the quality of life of military members and their families.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology serves a variety of constituents interested in improving the quality of living by way of physical activity, sports and recreation, exercise and fitness, and the promotion of optimal health behaviors.

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