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Free camp just for military kids

(Source: campcorral.org) (Source: campcorral.org)
PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

There’s a camp just for military kids at Camp Carson in Princeton this summer.  It’s called Camp Corral.

It’s a free, week long summer camp for military children ages 8 – 15. 

The campers’ parents come from all ranks and services – with priority given to children of wounded, disabled, or fallen military service members.

What's interesting: the camp is free through a mission from Golden Corral founder James Maynard, who was looking for a way to give back to military families. 

Camp Corral was formed as a non-profit so these military kids can go kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing and zip lining with a bunch of other kids who are also living the military life.

Navy veteran Crystal Turpen said, “It's really good  for the kids, cause they get to meet other kids who are from all over the place, and they all have the same background and they all know what each other are going through.

Her daughter Addy Turpen is a camper this week.  She said, “I think it's really awesome that they comfort you, like, they can tell you, ask you how you feel whenever your parents are away and things like that.”

For more information about Camp Corral, visit www.campcorral.org, email campinfo@campcorral.org or call Camp Corral’s hot line at 1-855-605-1267.

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