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Jul 10

July 10, 2018

Colorado Springs Summer Bash! 26Jul18

Join other Guard Youth for an outdoor Laser Tag Adventure!  When: Thursday, July 26 from 5pm-7pm Where: Battlefield Colorado in Colorado Springs (120 W Costilla St, 80903) What: Fun evening of laser tag, including a pizza dinner Who: CONG Youth Ages 8-17     Register at For more information about the event, contact Kymberly Wheeler at 720-250-1412 or Visit for more information about the venue. We apologize for any inconvenience, but because the venue will be providing the pizza, we are unable…

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Jul 3

July 3, 2018

Back to School Bash! 28Jul18

Guard Families with children ages 5-10 are invited to join us for a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 28 at 10am at the Denver Armory. FREE school supplies, FREE backpacks, FUN activities, and EDUCATIONAL discussions are available. Join the discussion and find resources to meet your family’s needs at this fun event. Register by Monday, July 16 to reserve your spot: **Please note that this event is intended for those living north of Castle Rock. If you…

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Jul 3

July 3, 2018

FREE NFL ProCamp at Fort Carson – 9-10Jul18

Slots are still open for the free NFL Football ProCamp, which takes place July 9-10 at Pershing Field. The camp is geared toward children in first to eighth grade who are Family members of active duty, retirees, and DOD civilian employees. The camp is hosted by Proctor & Gamble and led by New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts. Parents must register in-person at Parent Central (1518 Pressman Blvd, Fort Carson-behind the Firestone and Jimmy John’s) by COB Friday, July 6. Parent Central…

Posted in Child and Youth, Fun!, Summer Camps

Jun 22

June 22, 2018

Summer Reading Programs

Are your little ones spending too much time on the Nofriendo, the Generation X Box, or the Playinsidestation? Denver has a number of local library Summer Reading programs that you can take advantage of.  The following link will bring you to a brochure, detailing some of the Summer Reading programs with directions, phone numbers, and websites. 2018 Summer Reading Brochure Don’t live in the Denver-metro area? Your local library may have a summer reading program, too. Stop in soon…

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Jun 6

June 6, 2018


Operation Purple Family Retreats® are free, three-day retreats for families who have recently experienced a deployment. Enjoy the outdoors and fun activities that strengthen and renew family bonds. YMCA CAMP SHADY BROOK DECKERS, CO | AUG 10–12, 2018 Strengthen family ties, become part of a community of military families and make memories that last a lifetime. Families will participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting programs, from kayaking, canoeing, archery, and everything in between! APPLY TODAY 2018 Deckers-CO-Flyer

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Jun 5

June 5, 2018

1st Annual Back to School Bash!

 Colorado Army National Guard Family Programs Presents:   1st Annual Back to School Bash  July 21st, 2018 12pm-3pm 9510 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80920    School supplies, backpacks, refreshments, driving simulators, child safety kits and more!!  For more information contact:  Kymberly Wheeler at or 720-250-1412  Jenny Morgan at or 720-250-4885   Registration @:  Back to school flyer

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May 31

May 31, 2018

SCFD Community Free Day, Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites you, your staff and their families to our SCFD Community Free Day this Sunday, June 3rd for our annual Space Day Celebration. The Museum is open from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Please see below for the schedule of activities. SCFD Community Free Day, Sunday, June 3, 2018 Celebrating Space Day Make a Gum Drop Spacecraft with Sierra Nevada and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Level 1, Morgridge Family Exploration Center, 10…

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Apr 25

April 25, 2018

Protected: Photos from The Island 2018

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Apr 24

April 24, 2018

Youth Leadership Forum

Calling all National Guard teens! Our Youth Program is hosting a Youth Leadership Forum to foster personal growth through self-discovery and experiential learning opportunities to help individuals as they identify and embrace their strengths. June 1-3 Ages 13-18 Ponderosa Retreat Center Larkspur, CO Focus areas include Resilience Connection Empowerment Communication Action For more information, contact Kymberly: Kymberly Wheeler Colorado National Guard Child and Youth Program Coordinator Cognitive Professional Services – Contractor 9510 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Office: 720-250-1412 Cell:…

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Apr 10

April 10, 2018

Operation Outdoors Weekend Camp presented by the YMCA

Are you and your family ready to get away for a weekend of adventure, excitement, and fun? ASYMCA/Camp Shady Brook Military Family Weekend Camp specifically for E1-E5’s (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve) is the perfect place for your family to unwind together! Also, this is a great opportunity for spouses & their children of deployed service members to keep busy and have quality bonding time together. Limited spots available. Please contact Drew Aquino with questions or comments. Drew Aquino Military Outreach…

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