From sunup to sundown, campers at MMA Summer Camp are in constant motion. Your son will climb towers, negotiate ropes courses, crawl through mud, zipline, shoot, march, swim — and more! Watch the "Join the Action!" video.
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.
Don't lose your spot to someone else. Apply now to secure a summer you'll never forget.
Graduation is a great feeling, and it brings you even closer to your parents.
Connor Howe of Conroe, Texas, Age 12
I realized that I have a lot more stamina and strength than I thought I did. I also have more confidence in myself.
Marcelo Sandiford of Roswell, Ga., Age 16
I loved hanging out with people from all over the world and having fun with them during our activities. I also learned that I can accomplish anything that looks difficult.
Antony Stangel of Granite Bay, Calif., Age 12
I liked everything I gained from the camp. I become stronger mentally and physically. Before I came here, I was extremely afraid of heights, but after all the courses I overcame my fear.
Carlos Duran Canas of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Age 16
MMA Summer Camp taught and helped me improve my discipline, social skills, confidence and leadership skills. I also made a lot of new friends.
Korron Shivers of Bowie, Md., Age. 15
I learned that no matter what happens, you can't quit. If you do, you fail yourself and your team. Always keep fighting and never surrender. Don't accept defeat.
Kinsey Clark of Keller, Texas, Age 15
Everything was freakin’ awesome.
Billy Zalig of Abilene, Texas, Age 17
It is a good entrance to manhood.
Grant Tarbox of Fort Worth, Texas, Age 12
I learned to dig deep, power through pain and face my fears. Keep up the good work, MMA, and be ready to see me here next year!
John Babot of Austin, Texas, Age 15
This is the best four-week experience of my life!
MacIntosh Ream of Saint Simons Island, Ga., Age 15
Oh my goodness! I sent my grandson off as a young, 15-year-old boy … and within a month he came back a polite and self-confident young MAN!
Donna Cupples of Houston
This was a very rewarding experience for my son. He was challenged, and he challenged himself. He made new friends. He grew in many ways. I think he began to rediscover the young man who got a bit lost on the way to being a teenage boy.
The breaking down and building up is a good thing for confidence, teamwork and toughness training for life. He will be coming back to school with a completely different attitude than the one he had on June 27th:
Thank you and “hats off” to the MMA DIs, ADIs, CIs, and all the staff who make things tick like clockwork down there.
This may be the best thing we have ever done for our son. MMA gave us back what seems like a completely different kid than the one we entrusted to them one month prior.
He has gained 3-4 years in maturity level. He now talks about his goals and wants to get to work toward them. He accomplished some things there and gained personal recognition among his peers for it. That seems to have opened up a whole new perspective on life for him at a time when it is crucial for him to start growing up.
Angel is now on a path toward success.
George & Kathryn Norton of San Antonio
Thank you, MMA, for the summer program. I know how much our cadet will be taking with him from this wonderful life experience He hasn't stopped talking yet about how much fun he had and how they always worked together as one!!!
Cynthia Ducote Witt of Prairieville, La.
Thank you, MMA. My son has been talking about the camp non-stop since he is back, and I believe he will remember this experience for life...
Xin Wang of San Jose, Calif.
Thank you for this incredible opportunity and for taking such good care of our young men! In every picture I saw my son smiling from ear to ear. I know he has made memories that will he will never forget. My husband and I appreciate all that you and your company have done. Thank you and God bless!
Lalania Gilkey-Johnson of Waukehan, Ill.