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Children of Guard parents learn about military life at Kid's A-T

Some campers practice marching during Kids Annual Training at Camp Shelby Wednesday. Some campers practice marching during Kids Annual Training at Camp Shelby Wednesday.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

More than 100 children from across Mississippi are at Camp Shelby this week for a unique summer camp that helps them understand, in a fun way, what their parents or grandparents do during their annual training for the National Guard.

Kid's Annual Training, or A-T, teaches children, ages 9-12, about marching, flag etiquette and team support.

The youngsters also engage in traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery.

"You get the satisfaction of working with the children, helping them, watching them go from a child that has no idea about drilling ceremonies to getting to watch them at graduation ceremony," said Curtis Patrick, camp director.

"It's been fun this week," said Tyler Steed, a 12-year-old camper. "We did something new with the archery that we didn't do the last three years that I came here," he said.

"They have a lot of activities and you get to do a lot of stuff that's a lot of fun," said Anna Lauren Parker, a 9-year-old camper.   

Kid's A-T has been held at the post for 22 years.

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