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  • Things To Do & See

    MCCS & On-Base Support

    MCCS Events: Check the calendar for event details http://www.mccs-sc.com/news/calendar.asp

    Single Marine and Sailor Program (SMP) Check the website for program details. http://www.mccs-sc.com/smp/index.asp

    Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCAS) Check the website for program details. http://www.mccs-sc.com/mcftb/mcas.asp

    Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCRD) Check the website for program details. http://www.mccs-sc.com/mcftb/mcrd.asp

    Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Check the website for program details. http://www.mccs-sc.com/efmp/index.asp

    Marine and Family Programs Check the website for program details http://www.mccs-sc.com/milfam/mfp.asp

    MCCS Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) Check the website for program details. http://www.mccs-sc.com/itt/index.asp

    To see their latest price list which includes Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Sea World, Hershey Park, Wet N Wild and much more,

    please got to http://www.mccs-sc.com/itt/doc/ITTpricelist.pdf

    ITT is located in Bldg. 192 Panama Street on Parris Island (next to the Dry Cleaners and Engraving Shop).

    You may purchase tickets at the MCAS Beaufort PX as well at the counter near electronics. For full service, you will need to go to the

    Parris Island ITT Office.

    To locate an ITT or MWR at another installation when you are traveling, please use the free Base Directory (Military Traveler) app.

    Outdoor Recreation/Gear Issue Did you know you can rent camping equipment, fishing poles, boats, campers, bounce houses, game equipment, grills, and much

    more from Outdoor Recreation? Check out their website for the price list. The site also has information on Recreational Fire and

    Fishing Charters. http://www.mccs-sc.com/services/outdoor.asp

    MCCS Things to Do Still looking for more? Follow the link to find information on other things to do from MCCS. http://www.mccs-

    sc.com/todo/index.asp

    Operation R&R Hilton Head and Operation R&R Charleston Married? Did you return from a deployment within the past 3 years? Operation R&R, held locally in two locations, is a non-profit organization designed to provide our service men and women an opportunity to reconnect with their spouses and children upon their return from Worldwide Deployments. Property owners, represented by many property management companies, are donating their homes and villas on Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC for this purpose. Click on this link to learn more or to begin the application process: http://operationrestandrelax.org/.

  • CREDO Southeast Retreats CREDO Southeast offers a variety of retreats. The retreats typically begin on Friday evening at 1900 and conclude on Sunday with lunch. Please see below for details regarding each type of retreat. For questions or to register, please call 904-542-3923. Their calendar of retreats can be found on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CREDO.Southeast

    All retreats are FREE. All you have to do is get to the retreat site.

    Permissive TAD authorized. Free food and lodging are provided.

    Childcare (onsite) is only provided for Family Enrichment Retreats.

    CREDO Personal Growth Retreat: For individuals (military and family members) -- looking for some time to reconnect with what matters most in life- maybe just to get away to a NEW place with NEW people, and make some NEW friends... Do you get the idea... the repetition of NEW... Be reNEWed... And a comfortable guided program to give you plenty of time to yourself as well. Why RETREAT, you ask? Well, I know you have been working hard, and have not had much time to just BE. This is an opportunity to plan a quick getaway to reset your energy and focus on what matters to you. The program is designed to give you space to settle and rest, and maybe make some new friends. During the retreat: No last names, no uniforms, no questions about your job... It is time to just be. CREDO Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER): The MER is designed to encourage healthy marriages and is designed to help couples grow. It is not designed for couples who need significant counseling. Couples discover ways to: -Nurture their marriage -Handle the inevitable conflicts -Establish roles and boundaries -Discover their spouses love language -Build intimacy and communication -Strengthen the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their marriage CREDO Family Enrichment Retreat (FER): The FERs give you the opportunity to work on family dynamics, communication, and team work. There are sessions where they have child care available so they can discuss parenting issues, and give special attention to needs and concerns. They also have guided activities for the whole family. The activities vary per retreat and some are seasonal. Some of the activities available on their FER are; ropes course, dolphin cruise, team sports, and various leisure activities.

    Community Event Calendars/Info Southern Mamas.com: http://www.southernmamas.com/ Beaufort Chamber of Commerce: http://www.beaufortsc.org/ The site lists military discounts, request a guide, and 50 Things to Do. South Carolina Lowcountry Calendar of Events: http://www.southcarolinalowcountry.com/events/ Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort: http://eatsleepplaybeaufort.com/ Hilton Head Island Things to Do and See: http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/see-and-do/ Legendary Miniature Golf Course is free for military members and their families. Your guide to Hilton Head: http://www.hiltonhead.com/magazines/ Family Fun Near Bluffton: http://www.scout.me/family-fun--near--bluffton-sc Savannah Things to Do and See: http://www.savannahthingstodo.com/ River Street in Savannah: http://www.riverstreetsavannah.com/events/ Savannah Civic Center: http://savannahcivic.com/ Savannah Historic Theatre: Tickets are free for military and their dependents. Call ahead of time. http://www.savannahtheatre.com/ Charleston Things to Do and See: http://www.charleston.com/attractions.aspx VetTix.org: Free or discounted tickets http://www.vettix.org/index.php

  • Things to do in/around Beaufort Bee City in Cottageville http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beecity.net%2F&h=bAQGdYIGC Capt. Dicks Beaufort River Tour and Dolphin Watch http://www.beaufortrivertours.com Center for the Arts - USCB http://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/ Coastal Discovery Museum www.coastaldiscovery.org Coligny Beach (Hilton Head) http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/ourisland/Parks/parksandfacdetails.cfm?FacilityID=25 Cypress Wetlands and Historic Walking Trails (PORT ROYAL) http://www.portroyal.org/pdf/cypress_wetlands.pdf Dataw Island Club http://www.dataw.org Discover Tours http://www.discover-tours.com Downtown Marina of Beaufort http://www.downtownmarinabeaufort.com/ Edisto Island Serpentarium www.edistoserpentarium.com Farmers Market of Beaufort http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market Friends of Hunting Island State Park, Inc. http://www.friendsofhuntingisland.org Gullah Heritage Trail http://gullaheritage.com/ Habersham Marketplace https://m.facebook.com/HabershamMarketplace Hunting Island State Park http://huntingisland.com/ Hwy 21 Drive In http://www.hwy21drivein.com Island Playground www.island-playground.com Kazoobie Kazoos http://www.kazoofactory.com/

    Lowcountry Estuarium http://www.lowcountryestuarium.org Lowcountry Wildlife Photo Safaris http://www.southernlight.biz Free Annual National Park Pass http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html Oatland Wildlife Center http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3400-oatland-island-wildlife-center-of-savannah Palmetto Running Company http://palmettorunningcompany.com/beaufort/ Parris Island Historical and Museum Society http://www.parrisislandmuseum.com Pick Pocket Plantation http://www.pickpocketplantation.com/ Rose Hill Plantation House http://www.rosehillmansion.com The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum www.thesandbox.org Savannah Sand Gnats www.milb.com Savannah Wildlife Rescue http://www.fws.gov/refuge/savannah/ Sea Island Carriage Company http://www.seaislandcarriage.com September Oaks Vineyards http://septemberoaks.com Shag Club of Beaufort http://www.beaufortshagclub.com/ South Carolina State Parks http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/ South Carolina State Park Pass Discount http://www.mccs-sc.com/itt/index.asp Southern Rose Buggy Tours http://www.southurnrose.com Spanish Moss Trail http://www.spanishmosstrail.com University of South Carolina Beaufort Athletics www.uscbathletics.com

  • Youth Sports

    Beaufort County Park and Leisure Services: Youth sports programs offered off-base www.bcpals.com/

    MCCS Youth Sports: http://www.mccs-sc.com/todo/youth.asp

    Adult Intramural Sports

    MCCS Adult Intramural Sports: http://www.mccs-sc.com/todo/intramural.asp

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We have an Installation Volunteer Coordinator at Marine Corps Family Team Building who frequently sends out volunteer

    opportunities. To be added to the list, please email Chris Eiland at eilandcl@usmc-mccs.org or call 843-228-7495.

    ARTworks: (near Kmart) 2127 Boundary Street, Suite 18A, Beaufort, SC 29902 Contact: Janie Lackman Phone: 843-379-2787 Website: http://www.beaufortcountyarts.com Volunteers for Hospice with Friends of Caroline Hospice http://www.mccs-sc.com/milfam/docs/friendscarolinehospice.pdf Child Abuse Prevention Association Program (CAPA) Volunteer: http://capabeaufort.org/volunteers/ Red Door Thrift Shop with Friends of Caroline Hospice: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Door-Thrift-Shop-benefiting-Friends-of-Caroline-Hospice/122112084528614 Beaufort County Library: http://beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/volunteers.htm Senior Services of Beaufort County: http://www.seniorservicesofbeaufort.org/volunteer.html Junior Service League of Beaufort (Women Only): http://juniorserviceleagueofbeaufort.org/ American Red Cross Volunteer http://www.redcross.org/support/volunteer/opportunities#step1 The American Red Cross helps people in emergencies every day. Their vital work is made possible by people like you, who know how good it can feel to lend a helping hand. Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteer: http://action.nmcrs.org/page/s/volunteer-with-nmcrs Bolden Elementary/Middle School on Laurel Bay: http://www.am.dodea.edu/bolden/volunteers.htm Galer Elementary on Laurel Bay: (843) 846-6100 Elliott Elementary on Laurel Bay: (843) 846-6982 Boy Scout Local Troops: https://beascout.scouting.org/BeAScoutMap.aspx There are about 16 packs between Laurel Bay and Bluffton SC. Girl Scout Volunteering: http://www.girlscoutsesc.org/volunteer-now Beaufort County YMCA: http://www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com/volunteer Beaufort County Boys and Girls Club: http://www.bgclowcountry.org/beaufort/how-you-can-help/volunteer.aspx Beaufort County 4-H Programs: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/county/beaufort/programs/4h/

  • Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Service (Youth Sports Coaching Off-Base): http://www.bcpals.com/#!be-a-pals-coach/c6qa (can't open on a gov't computer) Training Available: How to coach little league baseball on Universal Class http://marinecorpsva.universalclass.com/barcode-login.htm?enter+code Code: 11101775 MCCS Youth Intramural Sports: http://www.mccs-sc.com/todo/youth.asp Training Available: How to coach little league baseball on Universal Class http://marinecorpsva.universalclass.com/barcode-login.htm?enter+code Code: 11101775 Literacy Volunteer Adult Literacy Volunteer: Tutor an adult or a small group of adults in either basic reading, writing or math or conversational English twice a week. http://www.lowcountryliteracy.org/volunteers Clerical Assistant: Provide general office assistance and/or assistance with periodic mailings. Phone: 843-815-6616. Volunteer Tutor with Thumbs Up, Inc. A year-round program that provides academic tutoring and social guidance for elementary-aged children whose parents are unable to help them with their schoolwork due to mental challenges, language barriers or illiteracy. Phone: 843-379-8882. http://www.thumbsupbft.org/ Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity http://www.lowcountryhabitat.org/ Pounding a nail or answering a phone really does make a difference in the lives of local families in need of affordable housing. Contact the Lowcountry Habit for Humanity to find out how you can lend a helping hand. Phone: 843-522-3500. Special Needs Volunteer with Love for Therapeutic Riding http://www.lovefortherapeuticriding.org/ LOVE for Therapeutic Riding, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, by the use of therapeutic horseback riding, is providing a unique approach to physical therapy, emotional therapy, and recreational therapy for both children and adults with special needs, presently serving people with mental disabilities and/or physical disabilities. Phone: 843-252-1232. Operation Homefront Volunteer http://www.operationhomefront.net/getinvolved Each Operation Homefront chapter has few or no paid staff. Without the dedicated support of volunteers, the program would not be able to accomplish its mission. From special event volunteers to staff-level volunteers, each person makes a life-changing contribution to our troops, the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. Phone: 800-825-1097. USO Volunteer http://www.uso.org/get-involved.aspx Thanks to dedicated volunteers, USO centers operate to provide a place to unwind, to connect to families back home or whatever else is needed to ease the burden. Even if you are not able to volunteer on a regular basis, local USO centers often have programs and events that need your support. Phone: 912-354-5794. Beaufort County School Volunteer http://www.beaufort.k12.sc.us/pages/BCSD/Departments/Administration/Volunteer_Information Are you interested in volunteering at the Beaufort County school of your choice? There are several opportunities for you to volunteer your time for the benefit of our children. All you have to do is contact the school of your choice and find out how you can get started! Beaufort Memorial Hospital Volunteer http://www.bmhsc.org/careers/volunteer-at-the-hospital/11659/content.aspx BMH volunteers have many assignments to choose from. Volunteers have many assignments throughout the hospital. The volunteer coordinator works closely with each volunteer to match the skills and interests of the volunteers with the needs of the hospital to ensure a meaningful experience for all. Ray Brown is BMHs Volunteer Services Director and you can contact him at 843-522-7928 or 843-522-5602. Search for other volunteer opportunities: Beaufort County Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Beaufort,%20SC,%20USA United Way of the Lowcountry Volunteer Match (database of opportuni...