Operation: Military Kids
University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development
322 E. Front St., Ste. 390
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2328
State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015
Operation: Military Kids Camps
Operation: Military Kids holds a variety of short-term camps around the state throughout the year. Registration fees are modest and scholarships are available. Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help staff the camps. For information on volunteering check out our Training and Classes.
OMK Military Family Camps (summer and winter)
Military Family Camps are designed to meet the needs of Idaho’s military Guard and Reserve personnel, both individuals and families, from all branches of the service. Military spouses, with or without children, and the servicemembers themselves, are eligible to attend. Non-military friends and relatives will be accommodated on a space available basis.
Have fun with water sports in summer and snow sports in winter. Enjoy hiking, arts and crafts, cooking, nature walks, and outdoor games. Make new friends, sing, and relax with others who share the same circumstances. Rustic cabins house families at 4-H campgrounds. Adults and children participate in joint and separate activities. 4-H Super Sitters (trained babysitters) and Teen Camp Counselors and adult volunteers monitor and lead children’s activities.
Teen/Adult Challenge Survival Camp
daho’s National Guard and Reserve service personnel “rough it” together in the Sawtooth Mountains. Join in team challenge games, be rescued by Blaine County Search and Rescue Avalanche dogs, learn animal survival skills, track animals in the snow, experience “night tubing,” go show shoeing, learn cross country skiing, go on a sleigh ride, and enjoy other fun activities planned by 4-H, community, and military youth and adult volunteers.
Digital Photography and Robotics Camp
Open to military youths ages 10 and above and their parents or guardians. Learn about the Mindstorms Lego robotics system by assembling and basic robot and programming it on a computer. Learn basic digital photography skills.
Bruneau Sand Dunes Evening Camp
Teens ages 14-18 are invited to an outing at the Bruneau Observatory, including a candlelight picnic, team building activities, and fun on the dunes.
Open to military youths ages 10 and above and their parents or guardians. Learn the basics of robotic construction and programming.
Computer Camp – PC 101 for Kids
Learn basic computer skills, networking, hardware identification and repair. Open to military youths ages 10 and above.
Upon request from military groups, OMK can recruit volunteers to design and facilitate half-day or one-day educational programs for military children. They may be located in armories, military installations, or at a community site. Contact the OMK office for more information.