Providing unique summer experiences for children of military members, North Carolina-based Camp Corral recently appointed two additional advisory board members to further support the nonprofit enterprise specializing in supporting families of wounded, disabled or fallen troops.
To counsel and advocate for the organization, Clark Frederick, a retired Army Reserve colonel; and Gary Bowen, who serves as dean at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, were named to Camp Corral’s national advisory council.
“We’re pleased to have Frederick and Bowen join the National Advisory Council,” Camp Corral CEO Leigh Longino said. “Together, they … will be extremely valuable to the families we serve.”
Frederick brings diverse leadership experience, ranging from private sector startups to military support organizations; Bowen is highly familiar with military mental health and social service needs, having worked with a variety of constituents in the armed forces.
“I’ve enjoyed having the chance to influence the support services provided to the military community, and I am excited to serve in this role to strengthen the resources available to military families,” Bowen said.
Since 2011, Camp Corral has grown to operate 24 sites in many U.S. locations from coast to coast. It provides a free week of summer camp to children of impacted military families and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
“The effects of life as a military child often get overlooked,” Frederick said.