For your convenience, Marine Military Academy will provide transportation to and from Harlingen’s Valley International Airport on registration and graduation day.
Upon arrival, campers are assigned to companies based on their age, and live two to a room in air conditioned barracks. A Marine Staff Non-commissioned Officer, or Drill Instructor, who lives in close proximity to his campers, heads each company and strives to teach, provide discipline and help each young man leave summer camp with a greater awareness of what he is capable of achieving with his own unique talents and abilities.
Medical care is provided on campus by two licensed practical nurses. Pediatricians are also on retainer for consultation and diagnosis and are authorized to distribute prescription medication with the consent of the parent and/or guardian. In the event of a medical emergency, camp cadets will be taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center, which is located just three miles from our campus.
In order to get the most value out of their experience, campers maintain a full and exciting schedule, which does not allow for routine communication. However, during downtime, we encourage campers to write letters to their family and friends so they can share the experience with them. In turn, receiving an actual letter of encouragement at mail call is a great end to a long day of training. We encourage parents and friends to keep up with what their campers are doing by checking our Facebook page and MMA Blog regularly for updates.
On the last day of our summer camp program, a graduation parade takes place on the campus grounds in front of the Iwo Jima Monument, where we recognize our campers’ four weeks of dedication and hard work. After the parade, each company’s Drill and Cadet Instructors host a completion ceremony, where your son is formally presented with his Certificate of Completion.