Armed Services YMCA



The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton offers a number of events throughout the year that are aimed at supporting an nurturing Marines, Sailors, and their families. These include: Concrete Beach, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, a Golf Classic fundraiser, Ball Gown Giveaway, Home Hospitality, Secret Santa, and Santa's Workshop.


Father Daughter Dance

*This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Hosted each spring and open to all daughters and their fathers on base, this year the event was filled to capacity; however with some fathers deployed, other family members may escort attendees to the dance. Dinner, dancing, family photos, and prize drawing make the evening complete. The event is announced on our Facebook page.

Ball Gown Giveaway

Each September the Armed Services YMCA holds an annual Ball Gown Giveaway to provide evening gowns for ladies to attend the Navy and Marine Corps Birthday Balls. There are suits, shoes, and accessories available for male spouses as well.

Following the event, the remaining gowns and accessories are shared with Twenty-nine Palms, Miramar, MCRD San Diego, and Yuma for their separate events.

Event is announced on our Facebook page.

Mother Son Dance

In late October, the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton holds its annual Mother Son Dance. Since the event is close to Halloween, the event is a costume dance with dinner, dancing, family photos, and prize drawings to make the evening complete. 

Event will be announced on our Facebook page.

Home Hospitality 

Each Thanksgiving, this program allows Marine students an opportunity to be adopted by a local community family. They share a home cooked meal, see area attractions, and spend a day making friends. In most cases, this is the first holiday away from home for them. Many of the friendships that are made last through the Marine's career. 

Registration is NOW open!

Registration will close November 1st, 2019.


Secret SANTA

This holiday program matches local businesses, civic organizations, and community members with junior enlisted families needing help during the holiday season. It provides the community with an opportunity to give back to our military families. We are grateful to our community sponsors providing toys and bicycles in order to make our family's holiday season possible. 

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop differs from Secret SANTA as it is open to all ranks who need a little extra help and support during the holidays. Families are referred to us by Family Advocacy, New Parent Support Program, EFMP program, counseling organizations and Family Readiness Officers. Once referred, families have the opportunity to visit our offices and select gifts for their children.