Supporters Hold Boot Camp For Kids Of Fallen

About 50 children whose parents lost their lives in the service of their country are participating in a special outdoor adventure boot camp.

The volunteer group known as the "Army's Army" is organizing Saturday's event to teach the children a few outdoor survival skills. Group official Janine West says the children will build a shelter in the woods, start a fire without matches, purify water and identify poisonous wildlife.

Amy Melendez of the group Survivor Outreach Services says the event allows the children and their families a chance to relax and meet with other survivors' families.

The event is to be held at Camp Mackall and is being led by Gordon Smith, who spent 26 years with Army Special Forces. There is no charge for participation.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2011 at 02:55 PM
    Sounds like a PC version of the Hitler Youth.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    One of the best gifts a child can receive is for someone to spend time with them. This teaches and gives them time with their parent. Sorry they had to loose a parent to get into this camp.
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