War games: the patriotic clubs training young Americans – in pictures

For her latest series, The Making of a Patriot, documentary photographer Sarah Blesener visited some of the camps and clubs where roughly 400,000 children throughout the US are annually trained in the Christian and military values, and the embrace of American exceptionalism and manifest destiny, that make up the ‘new Americanism’ * Sarah Blesener’s previous Guardian gallery, Toy Soldiers