Fort Bragg, the place for summer fun
Some of the camps Fort Bragg has to offer include swimming.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Hey kids! Wondering what to do this summer' Children at Fort Bragg can find all the activities they need right on post. Those who enjoy camp, can choose from a more all-around experience at the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA and Child and Youth School Services' Camp Geronimo. If there is a specific sport or activity a child would like to try, SKIESUnlimited's specialty camps may fit the bill. Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have put together a comprehensive list of many activities for youth. Click on to read more.

Here are some options for military youth:
Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA Summer Adventure Camp: This camp begins the day after school ends, thus eliminating any stress on working parents to find appropriate care for their children. The summer program includes daily devotion, field trips, swimming, singing, reading program, arts and crafts and sports. The program operates from 6 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., at Johnson Elementary School in Harnett County. Weekly rates are $70 per child with a one time $25 registration fee. For more information, call 436-0500.

Kindergarten summer camp: A full day, weekly camp at the Rodriguez Child Development Center features skating, bowling, computer lab activities, crafts, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. The camp is from June 14 to Aug. 20, from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children must have completed kindergarten by start of camp.

Jammin' Camp Geronimo summer camp: This full day, weekly camp held at the Wonderful World For Kids features skating, bowling, swimming, computer lab activities, crafts, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Weekly fees are based on total Family income. The camp is June 14 to Aug. 20, from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children must have completed first grade by start of camp.

Jumpin' Geronimo Phase 2 middle school and teen summer camp: This camp has activities ranging from arts and crafts, to access to a gymnasium, game room and swimming. Campers also go skating, bowling and see a movie every week. Option A is from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $17 daily or $65 weekly. Option B, held from 1 to 6 p.m. is free. This camp is open to Child and Youth Services cardholders in fifth through ninth grades. Children are served breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. For more information, call 396-KIDS.Registration is underway.

The EDGE!: This program gives children in grades one through 12 the opportunity to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in four different types of activities: art, fit, life and adventure. The EDGE! Program provides CYSS extracurricular activities in Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program settings for military and Department of Defense youth. In June, children can go canoeing, bowling, ice skating, fishing and skeet shooting. For more information about the EDGE! program, call 432-6428 or register at CYSS central enrollment at the Soldier Support Center, Tolson Youth Activities Center or online at

SKIES Unlimited: A free summer option under the Army Family Covenant, Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited offers mini-camps all summer specializing in sports, cooking, skydiving and many more choices. Children need to have a CYSS membership to participate.
Babysitter Certification Course
Baking Academy
Camp Freeze Skating
Cheer Camp
Creative writing
Culinary Academy
Cyber Academy
High Adventure Experience
Junior golf
Rock climbing

For more information about the SKIES Unlimited program or to register, call 396-5437.
Learn to swim classes: A summer isn't a summer without swimming. Classes for ages 6 months to 18 years will be held at various times at Tolson Youth Activity Center pool during the day.

Open to Family members of active duty, Reserve, National Guard and DoD ID card holders. Sign up on the 15th of each month at Tickets & Tours in the Mini Mall. For prices and more information, call 643-8533.

Whatever a child wants to do this summer, they can't use the excuse 'there's nothing to do' at Fort Bragg. Have a great summer!

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16