NIM Kids Summer Camp is a day camp filled with great activities for ages 6-14, designed to promote teamwork and teach the Army values. There are five week-long sessions over this summer.
June 4-8, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
8th and 9th graders only. Must have been a previous camper.
Objective: The Last 100 Yards (ages 9-14)
June 11-15, 2018 (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Step back in time to experience U.S. military history like never before. Follow the battles from the Revolutionary War to current day engagements as displayed through our feature exhibit, The Last 100 Yards. This camp includes three half-days at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, focusing on the importance of water usage and conservation. Campers will walk in the footsteps of Soldiers, participating in reenactment scenarios and engaging with Veterans about their experiences in the military.
Boots on the Ground (ages 6-8)
June 25-29, 2018 (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Our youngest campers will have the opportunity to explore US military history from the Revolutionary War to WWI. This camp will introduce campers to the basics of what being a soldier is all about, while learning about what they would have experienced on a day to day basis. They will spend their afternoons at Oxbow Meadows learning about marine critters, reptiles and amphibians.
Leadership I (ages 9-11)
July 9-13, 2018 (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Almost every Soldier will pass through Fort Benning for training during their military career. Dive deeper into the leadership of major conflicts in U.S. military history. Learn about the advanced tactics that help Soldiers today stay safer and faster on the modern battlefield, campers see first-hand what it takes to secure our freedoms. A Mock Vietnam reconnaissance mission will establish the importance of teamwork, leadership, and communication between campers.
Leadership II (ages 11-14)
June 18-22, 2018 (8:15am – 4:30pm)
The Army Values instill eight distinct qualities in a Soldier. Campers will leave with a greater understanding of how each is instrumental to being a great leader. Hand-on exercises will challenge campers to work as a team and make hard decisions. Strategies and principals from key military leaders will be dissected and taught how to be applied to solve daily obstacles. Local Veterans will discuss the meaning of ethics and honor. This program also includes a campout at our primitive campsite. An off-site service project may be conducted during camp.
**Snacks and lunches are provided for all levels. Lunches are based off of soldier’s rations throughout history.