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Join the Teen Panel! Be a voice for other Military-connected youth in MN.  The Teen Panel supports youth and teens by providing them with the tools and resources to build leadership skills, improve wellness, resilience, and navigate the cycle of deployment. 

Open to MN Armny National Guard Teens Ages 14-18

Term:1 year

Applications will be due in July

For more information or to get a application contact

Laura Groeneweg- Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator at laura.l.groeneweg.ctr@mail.mil

  

Presented by the Minnesota Military Teen Panel        

June 14-16, 2019

Open to the first 40 Military-Connected Teens Ages 13-18

Teens come together as a "Military Family" each year at the Teen Summit hosted and planned by our Teen Panel.   Teens will learn about leadership skills,  money management, etiquette, and participate in a community service project . 
Location: Camp Omega, Waterville, MN
Registration will open in April
Visit the MN National Guard Youth Programs  Facebook
6/14/20196/16/2019
  

Military families will participate in hands-on activities to build strong connections, resilience, and time to refresh relationships.

Open to Army National Guard Families, kids ages 5-18

MN Zoo, Apple Valley, MN

Adults (limit 1 per family) $49

Children- Free

Register at: https://mnarngfamilyprograms.wufoo.com/forms/2019-family-overnight-mn-zoo-forest-after-dark/ 

Visit the MN National Guard Youth Programs Facebook page for more info

6/21/20196/22/2019
  

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Military Tweens will participate in activities that will teach them about how animals are resilient and relate those resilience skills to military youth.

Open to direct dependents of MN Army National Guard Youth ages 9-12

Free!

Registration will open in May

Visit the MN National Guard Youth Programs Facebook page for more info.

7/12/20197/13/2019
  

Troops Week is a fully paid for week of camp "Up North" on 300 acres of land and lakes.  Lots of camping activities to do! Activities include archery, kayaking, fishing, theater, golf and more!

Open to all Military youth ages 9-13. (space for 30 youth)

Dates: July 14-20, 2019

Location: Nisswa, MN

POC: Tom Kramin: vets@mnelks.org

7/14/20197/20/2019
  

 

Youth ages 10-15 gather to spend seven days experiencing Camp Ripley and its surrounding.  This camp is not a "boot camp".  Activities include, biking, archery, orienteering and night vision goggles.

Open to any youth related to a Minnesota National Guard Member.

Week 1: July 21st-27th

Week 2: July 28th-August 3rd

Cost: $100-$150 depending on different variables

For more information visit: http://www.mngyc.org

 

7/21/20198/3/2019
  

Military families will participate in hands-on activities to build strong connections, resilience, and time to refresh relationships

Open to Army National Guard Families, kids ages 5-18

Location: Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo, Owatonna, MN

Cost: Adults $35, Children 5-18 years old FREE

Registration will open in July

Visit the MN National Guard Youth Programs Facebook page for more info

9/13/20199/14/2019
  

T​weens will sleep under the sea in the aquarium's tunnel.  Throughout the night tweens will be given the opportunity to develop friendships with other military connected tweens and learn about resilience.

Open to direct dependents of MN Army National Guard Members

Sea Life Aquarium, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Cost: Free

Registration will open in July

Visit the MN National Guard Youth Programs Facebook page for more info

 

9/27/20199/28/2019