Armed Services YMCA



The mission of the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton is to enhance the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life. life. Every program and service that our organization provides has the goal of supporting and nurturing our active military members and their families.

The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton provides support services to our military community to help bolster comfort and morale, increase engagement with the community and fellow service members, and provide respite and camaraderie building opportunities for young Marines.

School of Infantry Recreation Center

The Armed Services YMCA recreation center consists of 2-buildings with television rooms, large electronic gaming rooms with game consoles, a kitchen, outdoor patio area with televisions, 30 computer lab, large screen television, and table games. Open only on the weekends, it provides a facility for students to relax and recharge.

Concrete Beach

*Currently on hiatus due to COVID-19

\The Armed Services YMCA conducts weekly Concrete Beach barbecues for students in the Infantry Training Battalion and Marine Combat Training Battalion. This program increases students and instructor’s morale, provides some time to relax; and for the instructors, it allows them some “down time” to plan future training for the students.

Temporary Emergency Assistance Program

This program focuses on junior enlisted families (Corporal E-4 and below with children) for short term emergency financial support with food and gas gift cards to respond to short term emergency situations.

This support is normally provided for two months and is designed to allow a military family to overcome stress and get back on their feet. Families must be referred by Base advocacy organizations or their unit.

Project Liberty Call

Distributes tickets and other special event opportunities that are provided by the community throughout the year to all active military and military families as available. Ticket distributions are announced on the Armed Services YMCA Facebook. For information about ticket availability, "LIKE" the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA Facebook page.

Operation Ride Home

The Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home program helps bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home sponsors travel for eligible service members and their dependents to travel from their duty station back home to spend time with their families. Reconnecting military families during this special time of year is one small way Operation Ride Home is strengthening military families.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by committee. If application is selected to participate in Operation Ride Home applicant will be contacted and scheduled to visit ASYMCA Camp Pendleton branch to book travel.