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Georgia Military Youth Beach Adventure Camp

20-24 July, 2014 at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island

Georgia 4-H and Georgia Operation:  Military Kids hosted this year's camp and over 40 military youth from across Georgia attended for a phenomenal experience! This year's camp was funded by several great donor organizations. We would like to thank the Air National Guard & Air Force Reserve Camp Grant Program, the Georgia posts of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, the Canoochee EMC Foundation, and Walton EMC Natural Gas. Without the support of these great organizations, we would not have been able to hold the camp.

We would also like to thank the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and Mr. Paul Grassey for being providing an insightful presentation and talk with the youth; Coast Guard Station Tybee Island for providing a great tour of their facilities and boats; and the American Legion Post on Tybee Island for providing the food and grilling for our cook out.

Finally, thanks to the great staff at Burton 4-H Center, led by Mr. Paul Coote, and our great team of adult volunteers for leading the daily activities and providing for the safety of our campers.

We enjoyed many different activities at the camp and in the Savannah area. Campers learned about marsh and beach ecology, and got to handle some turtles and other coastal animals. We enjoyed visits to the Tybee Island Lighthouse, Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and the Tybee Island beach. Campers heard a motivational presentation from a WWII B-24 bomber pilot. We capped our week off by enjoying a dinner cruise on the Savannah River and some time to shop River Street in Savannah.

We plan to offer more camping experiences in the spring and summer of 2015. Check back here around February for information on next year's camps. For now, enjoy some pictures from this year's camp:



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