Ft. Benning Summer Camp 2013 Information, Registration | Families
All Summer Camp Benning sessions in 2013 are $200 per session. Early-bird registration and military discounts are available for $180 per session. Early-bird registration ends on April 30th. *CIT Course is $100. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Morning drop-off starts at 8:15 a.m. by World War II Company Street. Lunch is provided and will be based on the rations given to Soldiers at time period campers are studying. See camp descriptions below.
Objective: The Last 100 Yards
June 10 - 14 and July 22 – 26
Step back in time to experience U.S. military history like never before. Follow the battles from the Civil War to current day engagements in Afghanistan as told 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.
An Adventure through Time
Dive deeper into each major conflict in U.S. military history. From learning about the extensive planning that was involved in each operation during World War II to 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. Mock Vietnam reconnaissance missions will establish the importance of teamwork, leadership, and communication between campers.
June 24 - 28
Almost every Soldier will pass through Fort Benning for training during their military career. Before it was claimed as the ‘Home of the Infantry’, Fort Benning was inhabited by the Creek Indians. Learn not only how the area grew into a local treasure by exploring the Fort Benning Gallery in-depth, but also the ecology that surrounds us. Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will partner with this camp to discover local edible plants, native animals such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, and topography. To be a successful Soldier and citizen, – one must understand the terrain!
July 8 - 12
(7th grade students and up)
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. Hands-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 also discuss the meaning of ethics and honor. An off-site service project for a local Veteran will be conducted during the camp.
*CIT Course: Counselor-In-Training
June 3 - 7
(8th and 9th grade students only)
A course developed for youth who are interested in becoming camp counselors at the National Infantry Museum. Candidates must have attended at least one Summer Camp Benning session in 2012. CIT’s will attend staff training and one Summer Camp Session (listed above) as a camper of his/her choosing. CIT’s must also volunteer to work a minimum of one Summer Camp session in 2013. In addition to expanding leadership skills, CIT’s will discover communication techniques with peers and productive decision making processes.
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