Strengthening Our Military Family    |      Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton



Read how the ASYMCA has impacted the lives of Active Duty service members and families, volunteers, staff, board members, and community members.

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Cristi Nunez

Mommy & Me Preschool, May 2017

Mommy and me is an awesome program that helped my kids during deployments, transitions, and life changes. Miss Chris [pictured] is a superb teacher, caring, loving, and just an amazing human being. Thank you for all you do for our military families! This program is amazing!

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Courtney Schlaud

Operation Kid Comfort quilt recipient, March 2017

This was my two year old daughter's first deployment.  That age is an "out of sight, out of mind" age.  To be able to be wrapped in something that his picture is on, with photos of her and her Daddy, create dialogue about him.  We are able to take this for comfort to an ER visit, long car rides, and even just laying on the couch - it is very beneficial. 

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Ranjan Thakore

Volunteer since 2016

My son is in the U.S .Navy. I asked him, how I can help the community? So he said, since you are retired teacher you can work with children on base. When I moved to San Diego from New Jersey, I found out about ASYMCA online. Mrs. Samantha Holt welcomed me, and guided me with all paper work and ASYMCA volunteer work. 

All my life I have worked with children, and I enjoy working with them. Here at ASYMCA all staff and Ms. Williams are very cooperative and very helpful. I am enjoying working with children.

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Cliff Myers

Volunteer Board Member since 2011, current Board Chair, Santa Claus

Since my retirement from the United States Marine Corps, it has been my honor to continue to work with the military families aboard Camp Pendleton.  The Armed Services YMCA is standing tall to assist ALL families through our many youth programs which include the Father Daughter and Mother Son dances, after school programs in all of our elementary schools, and the critical programs offered over the holidays.  These programs provide an invaluable assistance to our junior enlisted families and make their lives easier as they deal with the many deployments they face. 

 Semper Fidelis

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Jocelyn South

Mommy & Me Preschool, Mother Son Dance, Father Daughter Dance [pictured]

The ASYMCA has been such a wonderful organization for our us. The events they put on for our Military families are always exceptional down to every single detail. The staff is very friendly, courteous and professional. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication the ASYMCA Camp Pendleton provides for our community!

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