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Aug 14, 2019 1:38:44 PM

Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA Summer Camps Come to a Close

Stepp Stables Field Trip_2019.2With summer camps ending and the school year beginning, we at The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton would like to give a big THANK YOU to our military families for making us a part of your 2019 summer fun memories. Every year our summer camp counselors take great pride in preparing for fun and memorable activities, crafts and fieldtrips for more than 600 Camp Pendleton military children ages ranging from 6 through 17. Over the course of 7 weeks our ASY Summer Campers enjoyed overnight camp, outdoor exploration, fishing, ice-skating, paintball, horseback riding, bowling, STEM, and countless other educational and fun activities.

"Summer Camp is about making memories, personal growth and development.  It is safe to say that both our campers and camp counselors achieved this accomplishment.

A couple quotes from our camp counselors:
  • “Summer camp was an opportunity to love and care for our military children, while also experiencing the brilliant souls of my co-workers.”
  • “Each child left an imprint on my heart that I will carry forever.”

A couple of quotes from military children who attended our camps this summer:
  • "I had a lot fun! I want to sign up for next year!”
  • “Paintball and Operation Appreciation were amazing! I can’t believe we got to do such awesome things. I am thankful people think about military kids and sponsor us.”

A word from our program director:

“This summer we enhanced our summer camp program to support military children for up to 7 weeks with a total of 13 different camp opportunities. It was an absolute pleasure to visit each of the camps this summer and see the happiness displayed by all of the children. Stay tuned for more opportunities next summer!”

"With the 2019-2020 school year being just around the corner, our work is never done!  Over the next month our teachers will begin preparing for our Operation Little Learners (parent & me) and Operation Hero (free after school) programs! 

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