A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation started in 2009 celebrating the lives of children who had lost a military parent by celebrating the child’s birthday. Since 2010 we started conducting various camps in bringing children together with the like experience of losing a military parent.
ASC has accomplished this by creating a safe place for your kids. Our camps have shown that the ASC recipient children who attend our various camps have built lifelong friendships with other ASC recipient children.
How can ASC Camps benefit your child?
Through our varied and numerous camps and mentorship programs, our goal is for your child to pursue adventure on their terms, build lifelong relationships, find healing, and hope for their hurting hearts.
The camps below are just a snapshot of the types of camps we conduct every year. No matter the type of camp, ASC strives to make every camp “a safe place” for your child. During these camps, your child will realize that they are not alone in their life journey but that there are other kids just like them. Our camps bring joy, laughter, adventure, creativity, a family atmosphere, engagement, leadership, character, integrity, and healing for all attendees.
Our camps help your child nurture social skills, build relationships, manage conflicts, enhance self-confidence, and learn how to work with other kids and adult mentors. Whether your child worked through homesickness or tackled an activity that pushed them outside of their comfort zone, they walk away from camp feeling a stronger sense of personal pride and healthy self-awareness. ASC believes the camp's main purpose is to help your child discover and explore their interest, talents, self-worth, and values.
Journey Camp is our week-long flagship camp where your children come to a loving, safe environment where they can be themselves, let down their guard, trust, and receive love, honor, and hope. Journey Camp is a place where they spend a week with other children who are on the same personal journey in pursuit of adventure, building lifelong relationships and seeking hope and healing.
HUNTING & FISHING CAMPS
Our numerous hunting and fishing camps educate our ASC recipient children on the knowledge of gun safety, gun care, enjoying the outdoors, and wildlife. ASC has numerous trained mentors who hunt and fish with our recipient children to ensure the best chance of harvesting a whitetail deer, quail, turkey, or catch that big fish. ASC’s goals are achieved under the supervision of certified professionals and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Officers.
Songwriting Camps are for ASC recipient children interested in taking the journey in healing by working with accomplished Nashville singer/songwriters to tell their own story. Whether they are interested in country, pop, rock, rap, Christian, or folk music, the songwriters always accommodate the kid's desire in the genre. Songwriting Camp is the place for building new friendships with other ASC kids and songwriters they are teamed up with. By telling their stories, our kids better understand where they came from to move forward on their journey of life.