Many of your children have participated in our Operation Kiddies/Kids on Guard Program over the past three years. You’ve witness first-hand the enjoyment that your child receives being with other military children, experiencing many of the things their Soldier does and just having FUN. In 2007, we had 412 children to attend our program and the creation of the Operations Kids on Guard 501(c) 3 non-profit organization to support it.
Because of your overwhelming response and support of Operation Kiddies/Kids on Guard, we will have events scheduled for 2012 throughout our state. In 2007 we hosted our “first” overnight weekend camp in conjunction with the Marriage Enrichment Retreats. The weekend was a success to both parents and children and we plan to do this again this year. New this year will be our revamped Kiddies on Guard Program. Lots of new activities for child and parent!
For those of you who are first-timers to Operation Kiddies/Kids on Guard, our day drills allows your child (birth-4 Kiddies and ages 5-15 for Kids) to spend time with North Carolina National Guardsmen (in uniform) and learn what they do, places they have traveled to, training required and the equipment they use. Our day drill is “VERY” hands on with the children interacting with military equipment (trucks, helicopters, gear, night vision goggles, etc). Our weekend camps will expose your child to sleeping in tents on military cots, going thru the “chow” line. Also, the child will be doing field exercises such as the obstacle course, rappelling from a tower, climbing wall, land navigation, first aid and many more exciting “military-type stuff”. There is 24-hour adult supervision and separate sleeping quarters for boys and girls.
Volunteers (soldiers, retirees, parents) are always needed. Our program would not be what is today without YOU!!!!
Day drill Registration Form, Statement of Understanding and Release for a Minor Child should be mailed or faxed to the appropriate FAC Specialist. Please click here for a listing of the FAC Specialist and their contact information. You will receive confirmation for the event by phone or email.