Topeka, KS (September 25, 2017) — Today, Military Veteran Project announces partnership with Camp Corral to expand Camp Corral’s programs supporting veterans and their families. The partnership unifies Military Veteran Project's commitment to the military community and Camp Corral, a nonprofit organization that provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members.
"As a Military Widow, I understand the true value that Camp Corral brings to our military children whose parents have been wounded, disable or killed in action." Said Melissa Jarboe, Founder of the Military Veteran Project. "These children are the true definition of resiliency and deserve to have a life experience to meet other children who have walked in their shoes. The kind of peer to peer support these children receive is priceless and my team at the Military Veteran Project and I will do everything we can to ensure our military children have every opportunity they deserve because their sacrifice can never be repaid."
Camp Corral was founded in 2011 as a one-camp pilot program and has rapidly grown to 21 partner camps in 19 states. The organization partners with accredited YMCA and 4-H camps that offer military kids traditional camp experiences through activities such as horseback riding, canoeing and rock climbing. Camp Corral has served over 10,000 military children, the majority of whom have a parent who is wounded, disabled or fallen.
Established in 2012, the Military Veteran Project a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non profit, secures funding for alternative treatments not provided by Veterans Administration, research and advocacy in Washington DC to assist with achieving its mission.
About Camp Corral
Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. Since its founding in 2011 by Golden Corral, Camp Corral has grown to 21 camps in 19 states and has served more than 10,000 children. Although any child ages 8 to 15 from a military family is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. For more information, visit www.campcorral.org.