Your schedule is demanding. And, it can change at a moment’s notice.
We know that time and energy are a Marine’s most valuable resources. Take the time to reset.

Here’s are programs and facilities right here on Camp Pendleton to help with rest & recovery so you remain mission ready…


resources to catch up on rest

Sleep Hygiene

Get better, more restful sleep by identifying mitigating factors. Log your sleep and learn more about recovery methods.

Active Duty Rec Centers

Relax and enjoy:

  • multiple computer internet cafes (18-28 computers)
  • mini-movie theaters
  • pool and foosball tables
  • table tennis
  • large-screen TVs
  • large patio areas with outdoor TVs, pool tables, and gas grills
  • movie nights
  • programmed events that often include free food

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures is a program that exposes active duty service members to outdoor recreational activities. All events are one day activities located on base or within 120 miles of the surrounding base areas. Equipment for events will be provided by the program.

Massage Therapy

Our professionally certified team of massage therapists offer a wide-range of massage methods including: Swedish, Passive Joint, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, and Shiatsu.


Learn more about yourself, relationships and better communication.


Provides high quality, innovative retreats and workshops that strengthen personal and relationship resiliency, as well as promote spiritual and emotional growth. Free of cost to Active Duty personnel and their families.

Volunteer Program

  • Develop skills
  • Learn more about career options
  • Make friends
  • Garner new professional contacts, develop your professional network, get exercise, spend time outdoors/with animals/with kids, or even just shake up your routine.

You could earn the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award or the President’s Volunteer Service Award! Register for Base Volunteer Opportunities and find your win-win opportunity today!

Base Education Program

The Voluntary Education Program provides personal and professional learning opportunities.


resources to aid in mental/physical/emotional recovery

Adult Sports

Softball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer leagues.

Group X

Yoga, cycling, strength, and conditioning.

Fitness Centers

Thirteen fitness facilities with outdoor HITT training areas available at each one.

Single Marine Program

Connect, volunteer, travel.

Lap Swim
(13 Area Pool)

  • Receive a FREE finisher T-shirt (1 per year) with completion of 100 miles at 13 Area Pool during the 2022 calendar year!
  • Log miles/laps with a staff member at the check-in window.
  • This program is ongoing throughout the 2022 calendar year.

Human Performance

  • Performance Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sexual Health and Responsibility
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Tobacco Cessation

Community Counseling Centers

Free counseling to service members and their family.


Offers training designed to strengthen couples and families, learn skills related to the challenges of military life.


Relax and recover at our beaches.

Marine Memorial Golf Course

Enjoy the Marine Corps heritage of this course and play for the history, the heroes, and the tradition.

Leatherneck Lanes

State of the art bowling with interactive scoreboards, The Grill restaurant, lounge, arcade, and pool tables.

Rec Checkout

Great pricing on gear rental.


Go camping or grill out with friends.


Rent a SUP or go fishing.

Recreational Shooting

Work on target practice.


Book a trail ride!

Auto Skills

Repair your own car and save money with friendly staff ready to assist.


Book a weekend getaway or purchase discount amusement park tickets.

Create Space

Free 3D printing, Adobe Creative Suite, arts, crafts, robotics, photography, coding, and more!


Open on Saturdays and occasional special screenings.

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