Youth Program

The children we camp with today are the campers and RV owners of tomorrow. FCRV youth programs try to involve the children in various aspects of the organization by:

  • Providing safe, fun activities, games and crafts at state, regional and provincial campouts;
  • Promoting current youth programs such as Camping Is and Youth of the Year;
  • Teaching good camping habits and safety in the prevention of forest fires;
  • Encouraging participation in conservation, wildlife and anti-littering programs, including local recycling efforts.

Camping Is ...

The “Camping Is” contest gives the youth of FCRV an opportunity to express themselves through art in defining what camping means to them. The contest is divided into 6 age groups; 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, and 11-12 years. The 0-2 and 3-4 year olds will have a coloring contest with an official entry form. The other age groups will have a poster contest. The contest is conducted on both a state/provincial and a national level. Entrants compete in their state/province and the first place winner in each age group is brought to the National campvention to compete in the national contest.

Jennifer from Ohio creates her Camping Is poster.

S.K.I.P. Program

The Smart Kids are Informed Persons, or SKIP program, is a Disaster Awareness program designed exclusively for the children of FCRV/NCHA. There are many sections to the program including, First Aid, Wilderness Survival, Camp Cook and Water Safety.

All requirements for each section must be completed to earn recognition for that area. You may use information from the Red Cross, FEMA, other applicable government agencies, local instructors, and information gathered from the internet to create your program.

Upon completion of a program, please contact the National Youth director, either via email or using the form found in the booklet, in order to receive a specially designed button award for each child.

Youth of the Year

The Youth of the Year award is a national contest based upon a child’s participation in both FCRV and non-FCRV related activities during the previous year (May 1 – April 30). The award is judged on the all-around participation of the entrant. The nominated child’s parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) must be FCRV members.