Hero Central: Week of a lifetime at Camp Corral | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Golden Corral press release) - This summer Golden Corral will send 1,800 children from military families to a week-long camp free of charge.
Camp Corral is a one-week camp experience where kids, ages 8 to 15, are free to be kids, apart from the day-to-day challenges they face as children of wounded or disabled military veterans and service members.
It's a "week of a lifetime" providing kids non-stop fun with activities like canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, target sports, horseback riding and other camping activities in the great outdoors.
Camp Corral will be managed and staffed by the 4-H Youth Development Organization and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
The week will encourage campers to create friendships and bond with other kids who share a similar family situation.
Golden Corral restaurants have been supporting veterans for many years and this is just another way they can help the families of disabled veterans and those injured in the line of duty.
"These wounded veterans; their kids have never been to a camp and they don't have the money to send them, so we're now raising money to send these kids to camp," says James Staats with Golden Corral.
Thanks to the generosity of Golden Corral guests, Camp Corral is available at no cost other than transportation to and from camp.
Donations to Camp Corral are accepted at any Golden Corral restaurant or may be mailed to Camp Corral, 5151 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612.
The goal nationally is to raise one million dollars to fund these camps. Here in Arkansas, Staats has set a goal of raising $4,000 at each of the restaurants.
And if you would like to register for the 2012 Camp Corral in Brownwood, Texas from July 15-20, click here.
(Source: Camp Corral website)