Summer Guide 2022

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Family & MWR Now Hiring Outdoor Recreation Golf Calendar of Events June │ July │ August

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Child & Youth Services Army Community Service Throckmorton Library Leisure Travel Services

FAMILY & MWR SUMMER GUIDE is a publication for Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The appearance of advertising does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense. The information printed is current at the time of publication. For more information, please call the individual facility. Family & MWR Marketing is located at Building 4-T-1367 Reilly Street, Fort Bragg, NC.

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Fort Bragg Family and MWR is hiring and we want you! Are you a food service worker? Do you love spending your day with kids? Do you want to get paid to spend your summer days at the pool or beach? Whatever your interests, we have the job for you! We proudly support our Soldiers, Families, Retirees and Department of Defense Civilians. We offer a variety of facilities and services, such as first class golfing venues, an indoor ice skating rink, state-of-the art fitness centers, day cares, quality dining, and a full outdoor recreation area.

All positions with Fort Bragg Family and MWR offer pay starting at $15 per hour. In addition to great pay, benefits for full and parttime employees include: • Health and life insurance • Paid time off • Federal holidays • Retirement • 401k and 401k matching • Access to free on-post fitness centers • Tax free shopping at all AAFES locations • Military spousal preference and transfer opportunities • Worldwide reinstatement eligibility To view all current job openings, visit Type “NAF” in the keyword box and “Fort Bragg, NC” in the location box.

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Outdoor Recreation (ODR) provides morale-building, lifestyleoriented activities and programs for service members worldwide. Dating back to 1971, ODR offers programs for everyone. Patrons can enjoy everything from swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing and fishing to white water rafting, and more. Clay Target Center (CTC) is one of the largest shotgun shooting facilities in the state of North Carolina. Located outside Fort Bragg in Spring Lake CTC is open to the public. All levels, from beginners to experts, are welcome. On the 3rd Saturday of each month CTC hosts Intro to Clay Shooting, a basic shotgun introduction and a Trap/Skeet class. Registration is required, call 910-436-9489 for more details. Spend your summer at Cleland Ice Rink & Skate Park! Cleland offers year-round skating and has a comprehensive ice skating program, to include open skating, group and private lessons, figure skating clubs, parties (schools, units and special interest groups) and private ice rental. Public Skate is open 6 days a week at and cost of admission includes skate rental.

grills and super cookers, dunk tanks, lawn and garden equipment and much more. This summer ECC is offering a Graduation Day Special from June 3rd – 17th which includes a 10x10 pop up tent, 3 rectangular 6’ tables, and 18 metal folding chairs for only $64. From June 10th – July 30th you can get the Summer Splash Special for only $135 (excludes holidays). This includes a mini All Stars game, dunk tank, corn hole set, KanJam set, and a spikeball set Call ECC at 910-396-7531 to reserve your equipment today! Bring the whole family out to Smith Lake Beach for some fun in the sun! The Smith Lake Beach Grand Opening weekend May 27th – 30th from 11 am – 6 pm for fun themed days. Smith Lake Beach will be open through September 5th every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. Be sure to check our website for rules and regulations. ODR also provides programming for Wounded Warriors, children with special needs and Soldiers returning from deployment. In fact, ODR’s Warrior Adventure Quest uses outdoor challenges to help recently redeployed Soldiers safely integrate into a noncombat environment.

Recreation Equipment Checkout Center (ECC) has everything you need! Located off Smith Lake Road, ECC is open to DOD ID card Through all its offerings, ODR lets Soldiers and Families take a holders and has just about anything you can think of ready to rent break from their normal surroundings, develop new skills and learn including campers, canoes and kayaks, moon bouncers, a climbing about lifetime leisure programs. wall, picnic and party equipment, canopy tents, tables and chairs, page 3

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Tuition Assistance Veterans Benefits My Career Advancement (MyCAA) Credit for Military Training Degree options & University Partnerships Online Flex Courses Transition Tech – Earn industry-recognized credentials to give you an edge in the civilian workforce! o Basic Construction o CDL Truck Driver Training o Certified Production Technician o Cisco CCNA Ø Army Career Skills Program (CSP) – Aids transitioning military o Comprehensive Fiber Optics and veterans by allowing them to participate in civilian training o CompTIA up to six months before separation from service. o EMT Basic o Collision Repair o Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) o CDL Truck Driver Training o Solar Technology o Certified Production Technician o Welding

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What better way to enjoy the summer than out on the golf course? Fort Bragg Golf Junior Summer Camps focuses on creating Fort Bragg is the home of Stryker and Ryder Golf Courses. Each golf skills, learning to enjoy the game, improving golf skills and course has a calendar full of events this summer! working towards a higher level of playing abilities. Each camp day will involve games and activities that promote development and Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you will need to overall wellness. Class sizes will be limited to 15 students. Please play golf in a just a few lessons. Each session is taught by a PGA call ahead to reserve your spot. Sessions begin June 16th and July Professional and will focus on the various golf skills you will use 11th. while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, Fort Bragg Golf wants you! Tournaments, tournaments, friendly setting. Registration is $99 for 6 sessions and there is tournaments! From the monthly CG Golf Scrambles on the first no equipment needed. Get Golf Ready is held monthly through Friday of every month to the Club Championships and everything October. Visit the website for a full list of dates and registration in between, we have the tournament for you. For a complete deadlines. schedule of tournaments at Stryker and Ryder Golf Courses, view our website. Fort Bragg Golf brings the best club-fitting experience directly to Stryker Golf Course. Each event features certified professional Ryder Golf Course Stryker Golf Course fitters, a complete lineup of new golf products to hit, and state-of910-907-4653 910-396-3980 the-art launch monitors. You’ll discover a new level of confidence Bldg. 1-5625 Normandy Dr. Bldg. K-1219 Bragg Blvd. Fort Bragg, NC Fort Bragg, NC in your equipment with performance data to back it up. Fitting event dates vary and include: TaylorMade, PING, Mizuno, PXG, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon, and more. Reserve your space in advance for only $25 (will be applied to the order placed). page 5

View our Golf page for all things Fort Bragg Golf.

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American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course CG Payday Scramble @ Ryder Golf Course [register NLT June 2



Sew What @ Throckmorton Library [Project: Picnic Blanket] Get Golf Ready @ Stryker Golf Course 123 Paint @ Throckmorton Library [Project: Camping S’more] Father Daughter Ball @ Iron Mike Conference Center Smith Lake Outdoor Education Program [Theme: Skulls & Skins] Women’s Softball League [register NLT June 10



American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course S.T.E.A.M. @ Throckmorton Library [Activity: Star Gazers Unite] Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run @ Liberty Park Intro to Clay Shooting @ Clay Target Center [register NLT June 12 Adult Coloring @ Throckmorton Library Super Saturday Bingo @ All American Bingo



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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course Get Golf Ready @ Stryker Golf Course 123 Paint @ Throckmorton Library [Project: Fireflies and Mason Jar] Adult Coloring @ Throckmorton Library S.T.E.A.M. @ Throckmorton Library [Activity: Spaghetti Bridge Challenge] Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run @ Liberty Park Intro to Clay Shooting @ Clay Target Center [register NLT August 14



Fall Market @ Iron Mike Conference Center Super Saturday Bingo @ All American Bingo


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Looking for a summer get away? Join Chay Youth Center for 10 weeks of a MARVEL-OUS Summer. Chay Youth Center caters to youth in 6th – 12th grades. Camp hours are 6:30 am – 12 pm. Help us JUMP start our summer Friday, June 17th from 4:45 – 6:15 pm. Open to all MST registered youth. For more details please call 910908-5012/13. CHAY CLUBS Keystone Club

Cooking Club

Grades 8th – 12th

At CYS, we have the most important clients in the world: military Families and their kids. Through our Youth Centers and Youth Sports we have a range of fun summer activities to keep your children entertained. Make sure your child is registered and their records are current with CYS Parent Central Services. For more information on what you need to register your child call 910-3968110.

Grade 6th – 12th

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Grades 6th – 7th

Grade 6th – 12th

Tolson Youth Center is open Monday – Friday from 6:30 am – 7 pm. Active registration required for ALL activities. Students must currently be in or completed the 6th grade. Summer Camp runs from June 13th to August 26th for registered youth, fees are based on total family income. Open Recreation is free for CYS card members and is from 1 – 7 pm. Open Gym is every Friday from The Youth Sports & Fitness Program provides team sports, 4 – 6 pm and is also FREE for CYS card holders. Register by July individual sports, fitness and health programs and programming in 26th for 2023 school year after school activities. Transportation is the Child Development Centers, School Age and Youth Programs. available for Massey Hill and EE Smith High Schools. Call 910-396Pre-registration is required for all Sports & Fitness programs. 5437 for more details. Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS can be TOLSON CLUBS enrolled in Sports & Fitness programs and must have a current Keystone Club Torch Club Grades 9 – 12 Grades 6 – 8 annual sports physical submitted through their registration at “Let’s Talk Community” Promoting Let’s Share new ideas! 1st Tuesday of each Parent Central Services. Community Activities. Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 4:30 pm. SUMMER SPORTS CLINICS each month at 4:30 pm. th

All clinics are will be held at Linden Oaks and on Main Post and are $20 per activity. Clinics are held Monday through Thursday with 2 sessions each day. First session is from 9 – 11 am and the second session from 5 – 7 pm. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 participants per session. • Football Clinics (ages 6 – 12 years): June 20th – 23rd; July 18th – 21st • Soccer Clinics (ages 5 – 14 years): June 20th – 23rd; July 18th – 21st • Basketball Clinics (ages 5 – 14 years): June 27th – 30th; July 25th – 28th • Volleyball Clinics (ages 9 – 12 years): June 27th – 30th; July 25th – 28th • Baseball Clinics (ages 6 – 12 years): July 11th – 14th; August 1st – 4th • Functional Fitness Clinics (ages 5 – 14 years): July 11th – 14th; August 1st – 4th

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Power Hour Grade 6th – 12th

Power Hour from 3:30 – 6 pm offers Youth needing assistance with homework or any school projects. Tolson Youth Center has a certified Homework Program Associate on site.

View our CYS page for details about everything CYS.

Fayetteville Academy Offering Exceptional Opportunities Since 1970 • Ranked #1 K-12 Private School in the area by

• Summer Odyssey Camps available • Three State-Of-The-Art STEAM Labs for Pre-K through 12th grade • More than 25% of students are military dependents • USA Club for military connected students • More than 70 % of students who take the AP exams score 3 or higher. • Our students score higher on the SAT & ACT than the local, state & national averages. • Financial Aid is available to qualified students

Now Enrolling for the 2022-2023 School Year.

3200 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville, NC | 910.868.5131 |

Financial Readiness Program

Did You Say Summer Savings? Saving for your future is critical and there’s no better time to start than now. Our accredited financial counselors can help you accomplish your financial goals. For more details visit or call 910-396-2507/7289.

Family Advocacy Program Get connected this summer! There’s no better time than now to get and

stay connected with your Family! The Parent Connect monthly workshop provides an opportunity for parents to meet other military Families in a distraction-free environment. For more information and other great opportunities visit or call 910-396-5521. Legal Clinics: This summer we have a series of legal clinics focusing on various important topics: the law and your rights while going through a On July 25 , Army Community Service will celebrate 57 years of divorce/separation; deciding child custody and support arrangements; supporting Soldiers and their Families. We can’t celebrate our journey of and more. Attorneys will be available after sessions for individual service without celebrating every one of YOU – our military Families. Stay questions. Clinics are open to service members and DoD ID cardholders. tuned into our social media pages @FortBraggACS for details on where Look for specific topics and dates on Facebook @FortBraggACSFAP. and how you can celebrate with us this year! If you see or suspect someone you know is experiencing any form of Family abuse (including but not limited to physical,

ACS 57th Birthday


Relocation Readiness Program and Information and Referral

If you are getting ready to relocate this summer, ACS has all of the information and resource materials needed for a smooth transition! PCS and relocation counseling is available. Our welcome packets are full of information, area maps and local resources to assist while settling into the area!

Mobilization, Deployment and Stability Support Operations

Summer is the perfect time to learn more about the Soldier & Family Readiness Group (SFRG)! Join our SFRG Coordinator Training visit for more information and to register! Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance.

Summer is here! Volunteer!

Employment Readiness Program

It’s that time of year again for young achievers looking for summer employment. We host resume writing workshops, interview preparation skills and tips to help them with their job searches. Call 910-396-2390 for more details.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

EFMP offers one-on-one appointments with EFMP Family Support personnel, children and adult Family members, both in-person and virtually. Available times and registration can be found at Follow EFMP on social media @ FortBraggACSEFMP for updates and information! page 11

emotional, sexual, or child abuse and/or neglect), call 910-396-5521 or the 24/7 Family Abuse Hotline at 910-322-3418.

If you’re looking for something to do this summer give back to your military community and volunteer.Call 910-396-2458 or scan the QR code to see the current options available.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Army acronyms and terminology can be very confusing until you get looped in! AFTB Level 1 is scheduled for July 27th – 28th & September 22nd – 23rd. Register here:

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

SOS advocates on behalf of all Families who have suffered the loss of a service member. SOS provides a range of resources, support groups, and social activities. Call us at 910-396-0384 for more details.

June 1st Skins & Skulls 11 am

We will host a park ranger who will bring a special guest, Lavender the Snake!

July 7th Camp Safety 11 am

Carver’s Creek Park Ranger returns to share some camping safety tips.

June 11th Let’s Fly a Kite 10 am – 12 pm July 13th Ukulele Campfire Jamboree On the Polo Field across from the 10 am library. Bring your own Kite for a dazzling display.

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Children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 will learn about the stars and constellations.

Join us for a campfire sing-a-long!

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The Magic of Chris and Neal returns to Throckmorton Library for an explosive time of tricks and illusions!

June 15th Look Up: Star Gazing Party 9 – 1 pm At Smith Lake Beach – enjoy an evening of looking at the stars with the Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC).

June 22nd Grey Seal Puppets: Salsa Cinderella 11 am

Throckmorton Library

Enjoy the presentation of this classic tale with a spicy twist.

June 29th Bear Shadow Puppet Story Time 10 am

Throckmorton Library has something for everyone! We can magically transform your CAC into a library card! A virtual account gives you access to the full range of digital platforms provided by the MWR Library System. Visit Throckmorton Library today so we can help set up your account. You can browse our book/ movie/video game selections, use a computer in the lab, visit the Children’s Library, reserve a collaboration room, and so much more! Throckmorton Library has a variety of programs for all ages and interests. For more information on any of our programs at the library call 910- 396-2665.

Have fun learning how to create shadow puppets.

In addition to all our Summer Reading programs we have monthly presentations. For those who are 18 years and older, we have monthly programs such as Sew What on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 1-2-3 Paint on the 2nd Thursday of every month, and the Coloring Club on the 3rd Monday of every month. For those in elementary school, we have STEAM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Starting September 6th – November 16th Story Time for the following ages will start at 10 am: Mondays: Babies from ages 2 – 11 months old Tuesdays: Interactive Preschool story time for ages 3 – 5 years old This year, the Summer Reading theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Wednesdays: An engaging story time for ages 1 to 3 years old Path which encompasses a world of varying summer experiences These story times help build early literacy skills by reading books, presented by the library team. The program runs from June 1st singing songs, playing with puppets and flannel stories with a side to July 31st. Earn prizes for attaining your reading goals! Register of a lot of fun! yourself and your family at to log View our Library page for more details on programs and times. your time spent reading then come to the library to collect your prize. Here are the fun activities planned at your Throckmorton Library: page 13

UM-FLINT SERVES VETERANS The University of Michigan-Flint is recognized as a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Find out why:

u Student Veterans Resource Center

Offers community and services including assistance with VA benefits.

u Student Veteran Assistance Fund

Provides gap funding for eligible student veterans to help pay for their college education.

Learn More: Online Programs:

u Veterans’ Completion Grant

This one-time award assists degree-seeking students using VA educational benefits.

u Accelerated Online Degree Completion (AODC)

Earn a world-renowned bachelor’s degree in a format that fits your military schedule. AODC offers totally online, 7-week courses without set meeting times.

u Credit for Prior Learning

Your training or professional certifications could count for AODC college credit!

“I can’t recommend this school enough for veterans. They are so supportive, and even studying in an online program, I know I’m part of the community.” - Kelly Wahlers Parrott, US Army Veteran, Student Government Senator, Healthcare Administration Major

LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES Wanna get away? Leisure Travel Services (LTS) is the one-stop shop for all of your leisure travel needs. We provide a range of travel services to Active Duty and Retired military personnel, DoD civilians and their Family members. If you are looking for a weekend getaway, discounted tickets, discounted hotels, or a trip to far off lands — look no further! Our personalized services will provide you with tickets, tours and information on various attractions and points of interests in the surrounding area and major travel destinations.

Our travel professionals are in the office Monday through Friday from 10 am – 5 pm ready to help you plan your next vacation! LTS is located inside the Mini Mall off Reilly Road. Our most popular travel planning requests include: • Disney Military Salute • Universal Orlando Resort • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment • Regional Most Wanted • Coast to Coast Attraction Prices • Fayetteville Area Entertainment

So what are you waiting for? Stop by LTS or call at 910-396-8747/8687 today to start planning your next adventure! page 15

Use the QR Code to view our LTS page for more details.





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