The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
Our focus is to provide needed programs and services for single or married enlisted personnel and their family members. The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton empowers military families, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.
Our programs empower young people, improve health and well-being, and provide support and inspire action in our communities today and every day. Explore our offerings below to discover new ways to connect to your purpose, potential, and each other.See All Our Programs
Military Support Programs
Browse programs exclusively tailored to meet the needs of military members and their families serving in the Camp Pendleton community.
Browse the services designed to strengthen family connections and bolster resiliency for military families.
Child Development & Camp
Browse the early education and development opportunities for toddlers, camps and resiliency programs for school-age children, and family bonding opportunities for all ages.
Operation Hero is a free program that meets twice weekly for 2.5 hours during a ten week period. In Operation Hero a small group of ten children learn to work as a team. The Operation Hero Youth Program Leader leads the children in group discussions about who they are and how they fit in at home and school. They discuss how to manage feelings and friendships as well as practice conflict resolution skills. The focus of the program is on personal responsibility, enabling the children to find success in their school and home lives. Operation Hero facilitates a positive environment, encourages responsible behavior and provides the support the children need to get back on track in school. In the end, the students find there are “heroes” inside each of them.Find Out More
Sponsors and partners enable Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton to provide more programs and services to more enlisted military families stationed throughout the region. We are grateful for their commitment, generous support, and advancement of our mission to strengthen our military family.Check out our AMAZING sponsors
Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton operates programs and services to ease the burden of military families and single service members. We work with installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families stationed at Camp Pendleton and the surrounding areas. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.
Operation Little Learners
Operation Little Learners is an interactive education program that offers new parents and their children ages 18 months-5 years old an opportunity to learn and grow together.
Fisher Children's Center
This NECPA accredited childcare facility offers part-day and full-day care options for children ages 6 weeks-5 years old.
The Neighborhood Exchange is a monthly food and diaper distribution, that provides food and diapers, as well as resources and other helpful goods and services provided by community partners.
The number of times military children will be transferred by the 12th grade
The percentage of military families who feel isolated from their communities
7 in 10
The ratio of military parents struggling to access affordable, quality childcare.
The percentage of military children on free or reduced-price lunch programs.