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So Close: A Story of a Not-So-Slight Change in Orders

So Close: A Story of a Not-So-Slight Change in Orders

So Close: A Story of a Not-So-Slight Change in Orders In February 2017, I considered myself fortunate because for the first time in my marriage to my Marine (and possibly, maybe I'm overshooting, the history of the Marine Corps), I knew for roughly 18 months that...

Rise and Shine…It’s Time to Find Me, Again.

Rise and Shine…It’s Time to Find Me, Again.

Rise and Shine...It's Time to Find Me, Again. I'll admit it, I was always a little jealous of Army PT. The thought of waking up early and gathering with your peers to begin a new day with comradery and physical exertion was very appealing to me. As I watched...

Have a Side-Hustle? Keep These Tips in Mind This Tax Season

Have a Side-Hustle? Keep These Tips in Mind This Tax Season

Have a Side-Hustle? Keep These Tips in Mind This Tax Season Like many people who live the transient military family life, I have a side-hustle. A 'side-hustle' is a form of passive income you can take with you when you PCS all over creation and don't...

Top 3 Things to Know About Short-Fused Orders

Top 3 Things to Know About Short-Fused Orders

Top 3 Things to Know About Short-Fused Orders When someone mentions a PCS or a military move, most of us feel something. Good or bad…we feel something. We might tense up as we remember the move where absolutely nothing went right, or smile thinking about the PCS where...

How to Deal When “Murphy” Sets Up Camp and Stays a While

How to Deal When “Murphy” Sets Up Camp and Stays a While

How to Deal When "Murphy" Sets Up Camp and Stays a While Murphy is my new BFF. You know, the Murphy from 'Murphy's Law.' At least, that's how I should feel about someone who has so clearly moved into my guest room and made himself at home....

Survive and Thrive: MCB Quantico, Virginia

Survive and Thrive: MCB Quantico, Virginia

Survive and Thrive: MCB Quantico, Virginia Chances are, if you have a service member in the Marine Corps, you've heard of Quantico, Virginia. Nestled on the I-95 corridor just 40 miles south of Washington, DC, Marine Corps Base Quantico is home to some pretty...

Would Fewer PCS Moves be Better for Military Families?

Would Fewer PCS Moves be Better for Military Families?

Would Fewer PCS Moves be Better for Military Families? The new Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Robert Wilkie, recently told the Fayetteville Observer that the Pentagon is considering limiting moves made by military families, largely due to the...

Tell Me to Bloom Where I am Planted One. More. Time.

Tell Me to Bloom Where I am Planted One. More. Time.

Tell Me to Bloom Where I am Planted One. More. Time. It's happened. After 16 years of service, my husband received orders to a place we decidedly did NOT want to live. I've always been a person who believes that I can be happy anywhere, as long as I am with...

Top 10 Self-Storage Tips for Military Families

Top 10 Self-Storage Tips for Military Families

Top 10 Self-Storage Tips for Military Families Members of any military family know that moving every few years is just part of the job description. Though being reassigned or relocating has become commonplace for most of these families, the process of moving can still...

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Eastern 4-H Center is owned and operated by NC State University. The Center's staff is dedicated to providing every camper an opportunity to feel accepted, valued, and cared about as a member of the summer camp community. Creating friendships and a sense of safety are as important to us as the activities we teach. Our vision is to establish an enjoyable and exciting summer camp program that contributes to the development of each camper's character, along with the development of important life skills. Our summer camp experience enables campers to learn these skills while doing a variety of traditional summer camp activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, learning about nature, team challenge course, sports and games, arts and crafts, and archery. Eastern 4-H Center is also outfitted with modern recreational facilities and lodgings to make campers feel comfortable during their stay. We hope your camper will join us for a fun filled week.

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