Programs and Services
Since 1942, it has been the ASYMCA's mission to enhance the lives of Camp Pendleton Marines, Sailors, and their families by offering programs and services that focus upon Spirit, Mind, and Body. This philosophy strengthens families and encourages individuals to achieve their full potential. The ASYMCA works collaboratively with all Camp Pendleton commands to identify avenues of service for active duty personnel and their families which are not resident within the base’s existing functions and organizations.
Operation Hero Program
This nationwide ASYMCA program provides after school mentoring and tutoring to elementary-aged children, and Camp Pendleton ASYMCA serves the largest number of students nationally. Operation Hero is offered at all five Camp Pendleton elementary schools, and this program is free of charge. The Camp Pendleton ASYMCA Operation Hero Facilitators are credentialed teachers and most are also military family members so they are well equipped to lead this program.
Operation Hero is designed to address challenges faced by many Camp Pendleton children that include:
- feelings of isolation in a new or even old surroundings· feelings of self-doubt or low self esteem
- frequent or long-term deployments by one or both parents
- academic difficulties due to frequent moves
The program targets children in grades kindergarten through eight who are experiencing temporary challenges in school and/or academically or socially. Operation Hero is able to provide children with more one-on-one time through the low 8:1 facilitator/student ratio, and we believe the low ratio is the key to its success.
"Mommy and Me"
Our preschool programs allow parents to network with one another while being guided by ASYMCA Preschool Teachers who have reached a high level of education and experience in early childhood development. The ASYMCA "Mommy and Me" preschool format provides tools that show parents how to begin and sustain their young child's education.
ASYMCA Lil' Friends preschool program serves Moms and their toddlers who are 18 months--2 1/2 years old. ASYMCA Kindertyme preschool program serves Moms and their toddlers who are 2 1/2--5 years old. Both programs meet twice a week for one hour, and they are offered at various locations throughout Camp Pendleton.
ASYMCA Lil' Friends and Kindertyme programs emphasis kindergarten readiness, socialization, and positive parent/child interactions. Both programs are offered at a nominal monthly fee which includes holiday parties and additional activities. Low cost field trips are also available regularly.
To register your child call our office at 760 385 4921.
Y Shuttle Transportation Program
This is a NO COST transportation program, which offers Camp Pendleton Marines, Sailors and their family members the capability to keep important doctor appointments at the Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton. Transportation can be provided to those living in base housing, and is also available in the cities of Fallbrook, Oceanside and Vista.
Project Liberty Call
This ASYMCA program is offered to junior enlisted families (ranks of E-5 and below who have children). The program is designed to provide leisure and recreational activities such as dining out, going to the movies, game of miniature golf, or some other type of family outing!
Project Liberty Call (PLC) was created due to community members, organizations, and businesses expressing a desire to be able to support Camp Pendleton families throughout the year--not just during the Christmas season. Many types of support and exciting opportunities are offered through the PLC program, and if you are a junior enlisted military family (rank of E-5 or below with children), please check the hotspot on the homepage of this website and our facebook page ASYMCA CP for upcoming events and activities!
Operation Kid Comfort
Operation Kid Comfort is designed to address the emotional stress of the children of military personnel who are suffering during a parent’s absence from home, due to deployments. A personalized quilt is made for each child by volunteers. The child receives a handmade quilt, which features 7 pictures of the deployed family member. These quilts are for the child to play with, sleep with, or use for comfort during the deployment.
Operation Kid Comfort Quilts are for CHILDREN, 12 and Under, of deployed service men and women stationed at Camp Pendleton. To request a quilt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a community member interested in supporting this program please call the office at 760-385-4921 for more information.
Box 555028 Bldg 16144, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5028