Our Military Kids (OMK) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to recognize the service and sacrifice of military children by offering extracurricular activity grants when a parent is deployed with the National Guard, is deployed with the Reserve, or is a Veteran or member in any branch of service recovering from severe post 9/11 combat injuries. Participation in the activities minimizes emotional, behavioral, health, and academic difficulties when children or teens are physically or emotionally separated from a parent while reinforcing the positive aspects of deployment or recovery, such as building resilience, self-sufficiency, and strong family ties.
National Park Trust works with OMK to grant access to water and fishing for military family grant recipients who live near national parks. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for kids and their military parents to bond, instill a love of fishing and introduce military families to the vast expanse of parks in the National Park system.
A Day on the Shenandoah River with Military Families
On Saturday, April 2nd, we teamed up with the National Park Service (NPS), Our Military Kids, Trout Unlimited, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, and KBP Foods to hold a fishing event for military families at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Keepin’ it Reel at Rocky Mountain National Park with Military Families
On a Saturday in late August 2022, as the morning summer sun began to warm the mountains of Colorado, 14 military-connected kids and their families were given the opportunity to experience a special day of fly fishing and exploration at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Military Families From the Denver Metro Area Experience Fly Fishing at Rocky Mountain National Park
The National Park Trust, National Park Service (NPS), Our Military Kids, Trout Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy partnered recently to bring military service members and their families to Rocky Mountain National Park for a day of fly fishing on Sprague Lake.
Military Families From the Twin Cities Spend a Day Fishing on the Mississippi River
The National Park Trust, National Park Service (NPS), Our Military Kids, and Trout Unlimited partnered this past weekend to bring military personnel and their families to Mississippi National River & Recreation Area for a day of fishing on the banks of the iconic Mississippi River.