The South Carolina National Guard Child & Youth Program Team implements and facilitates training, readiness, and resilience programs for military children and youth grades K-12.  Contact us to request national, state, and local resources,  and to learn more about the Teen Panel, Youth Camp, Outdoor Programs or other available programs. 

Our Mission

To promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of ARNG dependent children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.

Our Purpose

Reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and mission requirements by providing geographically dispersed Army Soldiers and their families readiness and resilience focused programming resources.

National Goals 

To provide Education, Access, Opportunity, Communication, Perform Outreach, and infuse Resilience and Leadership Skills into all Army National Guard Child & Youth Programming.


Child and Youth Programs Team Contact

Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Mr. James E. Harris, Jr.
Cell: 803.667.2056

Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Ms. Leah Price
Office: 803.299.5436

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Youth Camp

Parents, are you looking for fun and adventurous activities for your children to partake in during the summer break? Then the South Carolina National Guard Youth Camp is the place. Youth Camp is accepting applications for children ages 10-17. Children must be the immediate family member (i.e. son, daughter, brother, or sister) of a South Carolina National Guard member, retiree, or employee. Grandchildren of South Carolina National Guard members, retirees, or employees will be considered after all qualified applicants.

Teen Panel

A unique opportunity to become involved with other National Guard teens, creating a small committee to build relationships that involve networking, discuss and solve teen issues, and venture out in ways unimaginable. This program will help to cultivate communication, development and leadership skills.


  • Our Military Kids – Provides grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs during a parent's deployment or recover, for children aged 3-18.
  • Military Child Education Coalition - Military Child Education Coalition [MCEC] providing educational information and programs.
  • Tutoring - Free homework help and online tutoring for K – 12 and adult learners Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve student anytime.
  • Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids - List of education consultants, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, advocates, and attorneys in each state along with government programs, grassroots organizations, special education and parent support groups.
  • National Parent Training and Information Center - National Parent Training and Information Center for military families providing support and advice to military parents.