'Courageous Kids Camp' at MCC
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For three weeks, Monday through Friday, children with military veteran parents have the chance to participate in a specialized camp at Monroe Community College.
Already in it's third year, the Courageous Kids Camp teaches 19 children from seven to twelve years old, the developmental skills to cope with parents that have served in the U.S. military.
Children in attendance also partake in recreational activities with educational benefits.
"This particular year we really focused on healthy weight and activities and good nutrition for that, as well as an anti-bullying program," said Liz Kelly, MCC Camp Director.
"This camp is a way that we can give something back to those families both for our students here one campus and also for the broader Rochester veterans community," said Eric Wheeler, Coordinator for Veteran Success at MCC.
Children also had the opportunity to interact with a Humvee, letting them experience certain aspects of their parents military services.