MMA’s summer military camp campers start every day the Marine way. This is why boys came to our summer camp — to discover the Marine inside and have the experience of a lifetime.
From sunup to sundown, campers at MMA Summer Camp are in constant motion. It's not how many hours in the day but how much you put into those hours. Your son will climb towers, negotiate ropes courses, crawl through mud, zipline, shoot, box, march, swim — everything a boy age 12-18 could want to do with his summer break. Every day is a new adventure that will build memories that will last a lifetime!
Explore a complete list of all the summer activities you'll experience only at MMA.
Every camper is expected to adhere to and benefit from the Marine Corps values that govern the Marine Military Academy — courage, honor, commitment. While a great deal of summer camp is about fun, it is equally focused on discipline and leadership. Each camper will learn the importance of teamwork and positive reinforcement, while gaining valuable leadership skills that will give them a competitive edge in their future.
Campers come to MMA Summer Camp from all over the world, creating a truly international band of brothers. Campers learn about different cultures, while engaging in activities most other boys will never experience in their lifetime.
MMA hosted a webinar for its summer camp program on March 28. Click to watch it.
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I like the experience a lot because it helped me be more organized and taught me how to make new friends and share different experiences.
— Luis Antonio Bravo from Pachuca, Mexico
“I learned that I can push myself even when it gets rough. I can’t wait to ask my dad if I can come again.”
— Eric Martin from Van Wert, Ohio
“I want to thank all the CIs for making me stronger. I will recommend this camp to my friends. This camp is a challenge, and that’s why I like it.”
— Nathan Phillips from Kingston Springs, Tennessee
“I learned a lot of things, but I mostly learned the importance of respect. I love MMA!!!”
— Daniel Thornley from Greenbank, Washington
“I learned how strong I am in body and how weak I am in mind. I learned how to train my mind to match the capabilities of my body. Thanks for everything.”
— Samuel Hudson from Portland, Texas
“I learned how to be tough, how to face difficulties and overcome them, and English skills. I also learned some Spanish from my roommate.”
— Yizhou Ma from Bejing, China
I learned that if I push myself to do something, I will be able to accomplish what I set out to do. I love the courses as well as all the sports! I think the hardest thing I did was climbing the Stairway to Heaven — wow! All in all, this has been one of the best experiences of my life!
— Claudio de la Cruz from Laredo, Texas
I have enjoyed many things, but my favorite is the MUD COURSE! I’ve learned a lot about the Marine Corps, but, most of all, I have learned to NEVER GIVE UP. MMA Summer Camp has changed me in a good way.
— Oluwatimilehin Ayoh from Lagos, Nigeria
The Obstacle Course, Confidence Course, Mud Course, P.T. and Paintball were my favorites! I learned that I can physically and mentally push myself farther.
—Benjamin Caprio from Los Angeles, California
Besides overcoming fears, I learned to push myself to the limit and then some. I also learned a lot of USMC history. This camp was a great opportunity, and I enjoyed every minute from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
—Felipe Suarez Botero from Tucson, Arizona Fox Company
He is muddy and tired, and yet has the smile of a young man having the time of his life!
Making the decision to send my son to your summer camp has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. My son is enjoying himself immensely.
He has written numerous letters to us, his grandparents, uncles and aunts, stating how much fun it is, that it is hard and challenging, but he loves it.
I want to personally thank you for everything thing you did to help me get him in there. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I've attached a picture of my son that says it all. He is muddy and tired, and yet has the smile of a young man having the time of his life! You have all made such an impact on his life, that I will never forget it...and neither will he.
I'm already considering sending him with some of his friends down for the same camp next year. It was well worth it and you guys are the best.
— Dad from Cypress, TX
Thank you and the entire MMA staff for all you do. I have told all my friends what a great organization this is!
— Dad from Lutz, FL
I know my son has had a blast there during the summer camp. He is not convinced he wants to come there for school. I have thought long and hard over the last few weeks about his public school alternative and MMA. There is really no contest in my view. I want my son to have the best possible opportunity to graduate high school and be whatever he can be and I would be throwing him and his opportunity away sending him back to school here.
— Mom from Cypress, TX
Our son has dreamed and worked for years toward his goal of becoming a Marine. It was his desire, determination and enthusiasm for the Marine Military Academy Summer Camp that led to his attendance. We would be very interested in perusing a continuation of his attendance at the Academy for the upcoming school year. Thank you all for your hard work and enthusiasm.
— Dad from Stafford Springs, CT
After a few short days back home from camp my son misses his experience at MMA! He is dressed in his pt (physical training) clothes and is outside running as I type this. He has his younger sister, age 10, and his younger cousin, age 8, dressed in his pt clothes too! He is instructing them on drills as he claims to be a copy of his camp Drill Instructor. Too Funny! He had tears in his eyes when we drove past the campus on Sunday morning to catch our flight back to Pennsylvania. He said "I’m definitely coming back next year, and I wish I could go to school here too!" I guess that’s a sign of things going well!!! That is all he's been talking about!
— Mom from Smethport, PA
My son arrived home safe and healthy. He is very happy with the experience of the Summer Camp at the MMA. My wife and I are very satisfied with his performance with the challenges he was exposed to. He discovered his own limits, his advantages, and a whole new world. He told us that discipline was very strict, but fair. That the drills were hard and very challenging. He learned another discipline, team work, and self-confidence. He enjoyed every meal, that it was plentiful and tasty. He found the conferences that they were given, very interesting. He also enjoyed Friday night movies. He made a lot of new friends from all over the world. There is no complaint! He really enjoyed every second he spent there with you! My wife and I want to thank all personnel at the MMA, thank you for taking care of our son, and for teaching him so many valuable things that he will treasure in his memory through his whole life. Thank you very much!!!
— Parents from Mexico City, MX
I have to say my grandson and his parents are thrilled with the outcome! He is eager to go back. He would love to attend full time, but unfortunately it's not possible because he is not grade eligible! Yet! But we can aim for summer camp next year. I want to thank you for your patience and support through the application process. We are all so pleased. You summer program is unbelievable. More than we could have dreamed of. I take my hat off to you guys and gals!
— Grandmother from Los Angeles, CA
As a summer camp parent all I can say is amazing!!! I was so worried about my son going all the way to Texas and having a hard time with adjusting. Well he had a rough start but as the days and weeks went on he learned to be more confident in himself and learned to be responsible and independent. He said what helped him adjust and not give up was his drill instructor Mr. Harris from alpha who gave him encouragement, set limits, and never let him give up on himself either! The first words my son asked me when I came for graduation was "mom, can I please stay here and go to school"! Now please understand my son has not liked school since kindergarten and has severe learning disabilities so for him to ask that knowing that the school was going to be different then camp was amazing! It is my goal to send my son to MMA in the near future!
— Mother, Posted on Facebook