Story & Photo by Rob Schuette, Public Affairs Staff
the Fort McCoy community who took a winter break from school in late
December could attend a Winter Camp at the installation and choose from
a variety of activities to help keep physically fit, serve other people
or help their families take a breather from parental/mission duties to
encourage a happier holiday season.
Participants in the Fort McCoy
Winter Camp program enjoy an activity at the Rumpel Fitness
Yahnke of the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) Program
said Winter Camp attendance was open to eligible members of the School
Age and Youth programs.
Camp began Dec. 23 with a tour and visit of Sparta-area nursing homes,
which included making holiday cards to take to the residents.
served as a CHARACTER COUNTS! activity, she said.
was a 4-H citizenship event,” Yahnke said. “The youth took the Army
Family Covenant bus to the caroling event and the (Dec. 31) bowling
event. The events also support the Army Family Covenant program by
helping parents feel they don’t have to worry about what their children
are doing while they’re at work and helps reduce conflicts, which makes
the families stronger.”
youth went to a La Crosse roller-skating rink Dec. 28, swimming/fitness
activities at the Rumpel Fitness Center pool/gymnasium Dec. 29,
snowtubing at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Dec. 30 and bowling at
McCoy’s Bowling Center Dec. 31.
have deployed parents also could participate in the Winter Camp as part
of the respite program,” Yahnke said.