Penn State Extension's Military Youth Program provides support for all military children.

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with state partners, establishes programs to support and empower today's military youth and strives towards increasing community awareness of issues, both physical and emotional, that these youth face. State and regional teams continuously strategize ways to help these youth cope with such issues both at home and in the community.


The Military Youth Program encompasses the following values:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Cooperation
  • Educate
  • Trust


Program components include:

  • Community workshops
  • 4-H military partnership
  • Residential camps

Military Youth News

Aim High Air Force Family Camp
Sep 30, 2015
Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve families came together for a 3 day, 2 night residential family camp at YMCA Camp Soles located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
Camp Military Kid Strong
Camp Military Kid Strong in Its Third Year
Sep 17, 2015
Everyone needs a break from the pressures and distractions of daily life, a time for refreshment and rejuvenation. Penn State Military Youth Program and Easter Seals of Western and Central PA joined forces for the third year in a row to bring Camp Military Kid Strong to 100 military youth. Military youth in various phases of the deployment cycle joined us for a 6 night, 7 day residential camp held at Camp Hebron in Dauphin County.
Changes to the Penn State Extension Military Youth Program
Mar 23, 2015
Penn State Extension Military Youth Program, in partnership with our dynamic state team, continues to support military youth through the 4-H Military Partnership, Residential Camps, Local Regional Support Networks, Community Outreach, and other opportunities that come our way.