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Camp Corral was founded by Golden Corral in 2011 as a free, weeklong summer camp for military children ages 8-15, with priority registration given to children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen military service members. Over 79 percent of campers we serve have a veteran parent, and 89 percent of campers have a parent who is a wounded, injured, ill or fallen service member/veteran.
Camp Corral partners with camps across the nation and has grown to 21 sessions in 17 states since its founding as a one-camp pilot program and has served more than 21,000 children since its founding, serving more than 3,200 military kids during the summer of 2019.
At Camp Corral, military kids are free to be kids, away from the stresses and unique challenges of military life.
According to the Department of Defense, roughly 1.88 million American children have parents who were deployed at least once to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 and children in military families experience high rates of mental health, trauma, and related problems.
According to the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey (annual report by Blue Star Families), 35% of service members cite “impact of deployment on children” as a top concern, and 54% feel the Department of Defense does not provide adequate support to help children cope with unique military life challenges.
Nearly 78 percent of parents reported seeing lasting changes in their children that they attribute to Camp Corral. Parents and campers believe Camp Corral has led to meaningful connections, increased self-confidence and better coping skills. Through Camp Corral’s intentional programing, military kids build supportive relationships with others, which help them become more independent and resilient, skills that directly benefit them as they grow up in military families.
For more information and to learn how you can support Camp Corral, visit www.campcorral.org.