Heroes In Transition Seeks Military Families For Families In Transition Camp

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Military families seeking a unique summer experience that will allow them to bond with and ride horses are invited to sign up for Heroes In Transition’s (HIT) Families In Transition (FIT) Camp.

FIT Camp, which is free and open to military families in the region, gives participants the opportunity to connect with horses at Alliance Equestrian Center at Camp Lyndon in Sandwich over the course of five days. To apply, families should email families@heroesintransition.org.

Now in its ninth year, FIT Camp will take place during the following weeks: Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2; Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16; and Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. Each day kicks off at 4:45 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Families are provided with dinner each night followed by separate activities geared towards parents and children.

Van Huysen Family at FIT camp
The Van Huysen family of Mashpee. “My favorite thing about FIT Camp was it provided an opportunity for our family to relax and learn new things. We literally had to show up at the stables and everything else was taken care of for us, including dinner,” said Casey Van Huysen, a military spouse who attended her first FIT Camp last year with her husband Aaron, who serves in the Coast Guard, and their children. 


“Through FIT Camp, military families are able to experience the healing, forgiving nature of horses,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “Since we started this program in 2013, this week has given families a chance to heal while bonding with one another in a relaxing setting.”

FIT Camp is partially funded through a grant from the Woods Hole Foundation and support from its Community Partner Cape Cod Retractable, Inc. in Pocasset.