MWR and Outdoor Recreation Centers Offer a Variety of Free and Affordable Activities!


Did you know that your area  MWR/FSS/MCCS and Outdoor Recreation (ODR) offices offer many free “how-to” classes as well as a variety of affordable instruction and leisure activities? That’s right! Many MWR and Outdoor Recreation Centers offer a variety of classes, unique family adventures, camps, clinics, 5k runs, golf outings and also operate seasonal aquatic activities!

So why not start checking out what your local MWR/FSS/MCCS and ODR office has planned for you? You can simply go to the  homepage, click your state (or any other state you are interested in), scroll to your particular installation and then click on that location! Scroll to the MWR/FSS/MCCS link (if available), click on it, and then see what is on their calendar of events! Many of the MWR/FSS/MCCS and ODR offices also have their own Facebook pages and e-news alerts to make it easier for you to keep up with weekly and monthly events.

MWR and Outdoor Recreation Centers

Below are just a few examples of some of the interesting and fun activities offered! Some activities may incur a cost, but many are free.

Outdoor Recreation Events to Check Out

Little Rock Air Force Base, AR: Camping Clinic Series   FREE

Presidio of Monterey, CA: Introduction to Surfing  $45

San Diego Naval Base, CA: Performance Archery   $25

Jacksonville Naval Air Station, FL: Skeet Range  Annual $12 membership fee plus ammo

Patrick Air Force Base, FL: Kayak and SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Demo Day  FREE

Fort George G. Meade, MD: MWR Run Series  From $18

Earle Naval Weapons Station, NJ: Lunch N Learn: Medieval Times   FREE

Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC: The Resilient Couple  FREE

Joint Base Charleston, SC: Great Back Yard Bird Count at Short Stay Rec Area  FREE

Fort Bliss, TX: Rod and Gun Club Licensing & Instruction Classes   Costs vary

Oceana Naval Air Station, VA: Ocean Horse Stable Trail & Rides   From $17

Fairchild Air Force Base, WA: Arts & Crafts Classes (knitting, macrame, paint date night)  From $12

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