Military kids wrap up week at Camp Yellow Ribbon
Dozens of military kids just wrapped up a week at Camp Yellow Ribbon in East Troy, Wisconsin.
The specialized camp is organized by Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin, which helps children cope with the challenges of having a family member who is deployed or has returned from overseas.
On the last day of camp, the kids reunited with their parents for a family day. They also got to share their feelings on a yellow ribbon.
\"I was sad because I didn't see my dad for a long time,\" wrote one child on one of the ribbons.
Their parents believe this process is key in order for the kids to move on with their lives.
\"It's just as important for the kids to have these resources available. They're kids and they need that extra support system or guidance and have somebody they can rely on,\" said Michelle Baine, who's husband was in the Navy for 14 years.
And while camp is over, many of them are already looking forward to next year.
\"I liked it because we get to bond with other kids who have their moms or dads in the military and its kind of fun,\" said Tristan Baine, who has been going to the camp for 4 years.
For more information about Camp Yellow Ribbon, visit this website.