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FRIDAY – September 10th

  • Crews Set -up camp/Gators Available 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Do not arrive before 1:00 PM!! You Will not have Beach Access
  • Mandatory Captains Meeting (at Great Volcano) 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Crew Hosted Dinner 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Fleet Hosted Ice Cream 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fleet Movie Night 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Lights Out! (Del Mar quiet time rule until 6 AM) 10:00 PM


SATURDAY – September 11th

  • National Anthem and Pledge 7:00 AM
  • Crew Hosted Breakfast or Fleet Hosted Donuts 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Surf Lessons 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Intra-Crew Kick Ball Tournament 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • USMC Motor Pool Expo 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Crew Hosted Lunch/FREE TIME 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Fleet Hosted Shave Ice 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • USMC Boot Obstacle Course 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Crew Hosted Dinner 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fleet Hosted Ice Cream 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • New Guide Initiation Ceremony (Mandatory) 8:00 PM 
  • All Crews are Expected to Attend & Stay for the Entire Ceremony.
  • 9/11 Moment of Silence – We Must Never Forget!
  • Lights Out! (Del Mar quiet time rule until 6 AM) 10:00 PM


SUNDAY – September 12th

  • Crew Hosted Breakfast or Fleet Hosted Donuts 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Mandatory Beach Sweep (Each Crew Collects Trash) 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • MANDATORY – do NOT Skip Out Clear Beach of All Camping Gear 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Crews/Families are welcome to enjoy the beach for the Rest of the Day on Sunday.


  • Look at Coleman Instant Tent. Heavy and bulky but sets up ‘instantly’.
  • Look at EZUP Camping Cube. ‘Glamping’ at its finest!
  • Backpacking tents are fine for the two night we are there. 
  • Needs to be LESS THAN 10 ft x 10 ft in size to fit in our camp site.
  • Bigger tents require more time to pack, haul, setup, breakdown, and cleanup.
  • Smaller tents are just fine for two nights of sleeping.
  • Most tents are too hot to occupy during the day.


Tent Footprint

  • Not needed.  Clean sandy beach.


Tent Guylines

  • Not needed.  Trip hazards.


Tent Stakes

  • Sand stakes, plastic only please.
  • Kids run around tents and don’t want puncture wounds.


Tent Rain Fly

  • There will be a lot of dew on the tents in the morning.
  • Use a rainfly to prevent drips on the contents of your tent.
  • Rain is unpredictable.


Tent Mats

  • Look at CGear sand free mat inside and doormat. 
  • The boys track a lot of sand into tents.
  • Put the mat in the tent.
  • Sold at REI in different sizes.


Tent Cleanup

  • Dust pan and dust broom can be useful to get the sand out of your tent.



  • Small packable pillow is comfortable.
  • Big bulky pillow is more comfortable but more to haul.


Sleeping Bags

  • Typical bag is too hot and to sticky.
  • Fleece blankets work best.
  • Just warm enough and don’t hold moisture.
  • Forecasting highs 70s lows 60s and 100% humidity in the early morning.
  • Some kids just sleep in sweatpants and sweatshirts without bedding.


Sleeping Mats

  • Wide range here.
  • Some dads have queen size, double thickness (about 3 feet high).
  • Some dads have twin size, single thickness.
  • Some dads have foam mats (backpacking).
  • Some dads sleep on the sandy bottom.
  • Just remember everything you bring you have to pack, haul, setup, breakdown, and cleanup.
  • Don’t wear yourself out just getting to and from the beach.



  • Ocean for washing sand off.
  • Showers nearby if your son needs to wash the sand out of every crevice of his body.
  • Bathroom nearby for cleaning teeth.
  • Bring towels, shower sandals, toiletries.
  • This is a beach bathroom not the Four Seasons.



  • Bring what you might need to get through an upset stomach, fever or headache.
  • Heat stress and exhaustion can sneak up on the kids – and men behaving badly.


First Aid

  • Pack a simple first aid kit in your car.
  • We will have a kit.



  • Make your life easy.
  • Sun protection clothing works best.
  • Long sleeve rash guards.
  • Wide brim hats if they will wear them.
  • Sunscreen for the beach.
  • Sunburn makes kids miserable.


Heat Stress

  • Drink water constantly.
  • Heat stress makes kids miserable.



  • Absolutely necessary during kickball tournament last year.
  • Boys feet were getting burned.
  • Sandals.
  • Swim shorts, two pair.
  • Shirts, poly works best, last year’s jog-a-thon shirt.
  • Poly works best in hot, sweaty conditions.
  • Sweatpants for night, fleece works best in humid conditions.
  • Sweatshirts, wear your tribe gear.
  • Two pair of things is usually fine – one pair to wear while other pair is drying.
  • Wide brim hats and ball caps.



  • Nearby for kids who get sick in tents – it’s happened – bring coins.



  • We will have canopies for shade – a 20ft x 20ft area for kitchen, a 30ft x 30ft area for dining, and many 10ftx10ft as a hallway from beach front to dining hall.



  • Beach umbrella great down by the water.
  • Lifeguards do not allow tents and canopies (e.g., EZUP) down by the water. 


Beach Chairs

  • Beach chair for dad although you won’t get much time to sit.
  • Chairs for kids, don’t bother, they are constantly on the go.


Beach Toys

  • Sand castle making gear
  • Boogie boards
  • Don’t go overboard
  • There are a lot of activities scheduled to keep the boys busy.