MN National Guard Youth Camps – Cancelled

The time has come to make a decision on whether Minnesota National Guard Youth and Teen Camp will be in session during the summer of 2020. Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Board members held a special meeting on May 31st, 2020 and have voted that for the safety of our campers, volunteers, and their families, we have cancelled Youth and Teen Camp for all 2020 sessions. The decision to cancel Camp is not an easy one, but we feel that this is the responsible course of action and allows us to assure that MNGYC has a strong base from which to move forward. Just as the Minnesota National Guard comes from a fairly diverse population from across the state, so do Campers and Volunteers. Camp is a place for Campers to network with others from similar backgrounds and their safety has always been our number one priority. In our many discussions in how we would incorporate Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendations and Center for Disease Control guidance into our daily life at Camp, we found ourselves with very few Camp activities left. 

To our Campers – we miss you…and we know you miss us. Camp is the highlight of the year for so many of you and we recognize that these last few months have been challenging. We will be able to safely come together at Camp in the future. Until then, have fun close to home, wear your sunscreen & bug spray and drink plenty of water. 

To our Parents – over the next few days, we will be working with our registration vendor to completely refund camper registration. Stay tuned for more information. Your patience is very much appreciated. 

To our volunteers – I want to reiterate my thanks in your commitment to our campers, to safely provide them an atmosphere to connect with other youth in circumstances similar to their own. Without you, none of this would be possible. We appreciate your loyalty and never take it for granted. 

Until next year Campers… 

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Lindsay Koolmo

MNGYC Executive Director

15000 MN Hwy 115

Little Falls, MN 56345

Winter Address:

1360 University Ave


St Paul, MN 55104-4086

United Heroes League offers a number of free slots to Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph’s Football Camp

United Heroes League has been offered a number of free slots to Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph’s Football Camp!  Slots are limited please fill out the form as soon as possible.Kyle Rudolph Football ProCamp

Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 – Time: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Registration opens at 7:30 AM)

Location: Providence Academy, 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd., Plymouth, MN 55446

Open to:  Boys and Girls Grades 1-8. If you are interested in having your child attend this camp, please fill out the form provided in the link below: 

11th Annual Teen Summit – June 17-19

The 11th Annual Teen Summit is coming in June. The Teen Summit event is to connect Military Teens from across Minnesota. The summit is designed for military teens to network, work on team building activities and building leadership skills.  There will be activities throughout the week.

*They are monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic guidance and recommendations and will plan accordingly.  In the event, the summit is cancelled those who registered will be notified.  A make-up date will be scheduled in August.

Who : Military Youth 13-18

When: June 17-19, 2020

Where: St. Cloud State university

Register now at:

Military OneSource Expanding its Non-Medical Video Counseling to Military Youth

Video counseling can be conducted individually or as a family depending on the age of the child. For a description of counseling and eligibility you can find more information in the article attached or on line here:

non-medical-counseling-for-youth-now-available-by-video (002).pdf

Remember to tune in live Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. EST, if you can, all you have to do is follow the Military OneSource page on Facebook. If you don’t have time to watch the live event, it will be posted for your review immediately following the event. We want to hear from you, so post a comment on the video thread about how you may have helped a military youth dealing with stress around COVID -19 or any tips you have for other military families. Secondly, we are asking that you share the link to today’s video
with any military service members or family members you are friends with on Facebook so that they might benefit from the information. Here is a link to today’s video:


Military OneSource has a dedicated page to help keep you up to date on this
rapidly-evolving situation,

You can call Military OneSource anytime at 800-342-9647 or you can chat live
with a consultant by logging on to

Question please let me know. Additionally, I will be holding another coffee talk session Friday 27 Mar @ 10am via zoom here is my link if you are interested. This morning’s coffee talk was great!

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Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 387 339 6398

Stay well!!


Michael J. Meier | Minnesota Military OneSource State Consultant

Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest

Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest

Who: Contest is open to Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Army Spouse or U.S. Army Retiree children preschool through twelfth grade.

What:Tell us what it means to be a military child through a drawing (ages 3 – 3rd grade) or essay (4th-12th grade).

When: Now thru April 30th

For more info and to enter visit: