Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) Weekend Retreat

NC Operation: Military Kids (OMK) program is pleased to announce M.T.E.S.T. (Military Teens Engaging in Service through Technology) a Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) weekend retreat! The weekend will involve photography, writing skills, public speaking skills low ropes course, team building camp fires (with S’mores), swimming and much more! You will meet other teens from across North Carolina and will experience a weekend of fun and hands-on activities you can use back home. Participants will explore Swannaona 4-H Center in Black Mountain, NC as part of their weekend.

M.T.E.S.T. is designed for teens ages 13-18.

DATE:             21-24 June 2012

TIME:             Thursday, 21 June – 6:30PM
Sunday,24 June – 12:00 PM (noon)

WHERE:         Swannanoa 4-H Center
170 Woodland Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778

COST:           $15 (to defray expenses not covered by grant funder)

Teens will:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in developing creative and informative presentations using a variety of different media
  • Form speakers bureaus and develop presentations, public service announcements, videos, and other materials and actively seek opportunities to share their experiences with others in the community (e.g. school assemblies, Service club meetings and events, city council meetings, fairs, community activities, and teacher in-service programs).
  • Gain leadership, research, organization, & public speaking skills
  • But MOST OF ALL….have fun and meet other teens!

Check out www.operationmilitarykids.org for additional information about the M.T.E.S.T. weekend.