D.C. camp to curb drug use among military kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A summer camp in Washington aims to keep children in military families off drugs.

The Drug Education for Youth camp at the Washington Navy Yard began last week and runs through Wednesday.

Organizers say the day camp is aimed at children ages 9 to 12 from military families. They say such kids often have few friends because their families move so often.

The program is designed to help them resist the urge to seek comfort in drugs. The camp incorporates the military traditions of morning and evening colors. It includes training in conflict resolution, gang awareness, nutrition, safety, first aid, goal-setting and physical fitness.

Organizers say the program also includes field trips in the Washington area.