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Military Teen Adventure Camps

If you are a teen (age 13-18) that is a dependent of Military Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired, and Veteran personnel at regional locations around the U.S. and its territories, you are invited to spend 4 days and 3 nights with us at beautiful Camp Casey, on Whidbey Island, WA!

Come explore forest and beach, try your hand at archery and outdoor survival skills, and learn about the unique ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. No matter what your skill-level or interest, there is something for you! Come stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh outdoors while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Sign Up Here: 2024 MTAC Sign Up Link.


Session One: July 18-21, 2024
Session Two: July 25-28, 2024

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You may explore other Military Youth Adventure Camps here.

Military Teen Adventure Camp opportunities are the result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense between the Office of Military Family and Community Policy and the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a grant/cooperative agreement with Purdue University. Funding made available via award numbers 2023-48703-41193.

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2024 WSU Military Teen Adventure Camp Volunteer Opportunities (pdf)

WSU is bringing ADVENTURE CAMP to Whidbey Island this July, and we need you! Teens from military families around the country will be joining us at Fort Casey for the fourth year of Military Teen Adventure Camp (MTAC) this July 18-21, and July 25-28.
How can you help?
• You or your service club can help with setup and cleanup of camp, or arranging donations of needed supplies
• Adults can serve as overnight camp counselors for the duration of camp. You will ensure camper safety while you accompany youth on activities such as hiking, kayaking, or a guided whale watch. You will support the growth of a cohort of teens (around 12 youth). This is an active position during the day, and overnight accommodations will be a room adjoining the campers
• Activity Leaders are needed for daytime activities i.e., Whidbey Island history and plant/sea life identification, yoga/mindfulness, kite flying, plein air art, environmentalism through composting/recycling & reuse, traditional camp activities, and other outdoor skills/activities
• Kitchen Assistants are needed to help the Camp Chef with preparing, serving, and cleanup of camp meals
• College interns can engage in real world learning
• Support staff are needed to give camp counselors breaks, help with camp activities, be part of the “airport team” helping to get campers to camp, perform “night duty”, if required, and more!
While this is a volunteer position, we can offer onsite meals, lodging, transportation reimbursement, and a volunteer stipend depending on the role you play. You will be provided with training and support in your role. Volunteers from previous years often return to camp and report it has been a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

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