Who: Approximately 31 Active-Duty Soldiers and their families. Please note: Single-parent families and cases where one spouse is performing official military duties but the other spouse/children can attend, are invited to participate as well.
What: Military Family Camp at Young Life's LoneHollow Ranch. Note: Young Life is a Christian organization, but being a person of faith is not a requirement to attend camp. There will be a nightly program with a short message and sing-a-long songs, as well as numerous recreational activities — for example: horseback riding, zip line and lake activities. There will be an itinerary for group activities every day of the camp, but it is not mandatory to participate in all activities. Childcare is available on site during scheduled family activities.
When: August 1-6, 2023
Where: LoneHollow Ranch located 200 miles from Ft. Hood, in Vanderpool, TX.(Transportation to/from the camp is a family's responsibility.)
Why: To allow Soldiers and their families to get away from the stresses of everyday life, spend quality time together, laugh a lot and be restored.
How Much: Thanks to anonymous and generous donors, you pay only a small registration fee for your entire family for the week. This fee covers all meals, activities and lodging for the entire family for the week. The fee is based on rank; specifically: E1-E5 – $50; E6-E9 – $75; CW1-O3 – $100; O4 and above – $150.
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023. Space is limited, so apply early! Notification of selection will occur no later than 30 days prior to the start date of camp. In order to accommodate as many families as possible, you will only be allowed to attend Military Family Camp once.
If you are selected to attend, your registration fee (paid at the time of notification) will guarantee your slot. Do not send money with your application.
Unfortunately pets/alcohol are not allowed for this week. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
The only things that families need to bring are their personal items (outdoor clothes, swim suits, sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, etc.), snacks if they want, and a willingness to relax and have fun. A complete packing list will be sent to you before your arrival.
The accommodations are cabin like rooms with linens provided. The rooms have twin beds and private bathrooms, and no TV or telephones.
There are no additional charges above the registration commitment fee. LoneHollow Ranch does have a gift shop, snack bar and coffee shop in which you may want to make purchases. This is an individual choice.
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