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Quantico, Virginia

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The MCCS Division's commitment to improving the quality of life at Quantico is to provide innovative recreation programs and quality goods and services at reasonable and competitive prices.  The three operating branches of MCCS are the Recreation, Retail/Services, and Food and Hospitality constantly strive to meet the leisure, social and daily needs of our Base community.

Proceeds from the revenue generating MCCS activities result in a direct reinvestment in recreational program, ensuring a quality of life our Marines and Sailors deserve.

The Retail/Services Branch offers a full range of shopping and service needs.  The main and branch exchanges carry products from convenience items to clothing, electronics and sporting goods.  The convenience stores, package store (wine & distilled spirits), gas station, car washes, dry-cleaning facility and fast food franchises round out the retail and service facilities.

The Food and Hospitality Branch offers leisurely fine dining to fast food services.  Full dining services include buffets, brunches, private party and banquet facilities and catering.  Dinner theaters are popular and club facilities have dancing and comfortable lounges for socializing.  The community has access to many snack bars conveniently located throughout the base, some offering special after-hour events and entertainment.

Quantico's extensive recreational facilities and programs provide well-rounded activities for single and married population, as well as children and families.  From boating and fishing at the Marina to the same plus camping and picnicking at Lunga Park and Reservoir, or swimming at the All Hands Pool.  Aquatic and leisure activities are abundant at Quantico.  Other facilities available include an 18-hole golf course and driving range, bowling center, auto hobby shop, ballfields, tennis courts, a fully equipped gymnasium and fitness center with racquetball and basketball courts, weight room and saunas.  The Recreation/Information Ticket & Tours Office/All Points Travel is the centralized location for discount tickets to major sporting events, area attractions and special trips.

Our fitness and athletic programs include intramural and varsity sports for men and women, bodybuilding competitions, fun runs, an annual health fair and tournaments in golf, bowling and more.  Youth activity programs offer year-round sports in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and swimming, individual classes in dance, jujitsu and gymnastics to summer day camp and specialty camps in horsemanship, sailing, bowling and golf.  The Teen Center holds monthly theme dances and special trips to local attractions.  Special events are a big part of our youth program; whether it's a water carnival at the base pool, Youth Fun & Fitness Day, the Halloween Festival or Breakfast with Santa.  Call the Community Service Center's Information & Referral specialist if you have trouble finding the resources you are looking for at (703)784-2659 or (800)336-4663.  Youth Activities sponsors special events through the year that are fun-filled and creative.  They include the Wacky Winter Olympics, Easter Eggstravaganza, Youth Fun and Fitness, student honor roll parties, Lunga Summer Camp, Water Carnival, Halloween Festival and Breakfast with Santa.  The Month of the Military Child is a month long celebration honoring our military children with contests, art and talent shows and a child identification program.  Ending the festivities is the Kid Fest at Lunga Park with games, races, balloons, clowns, entertainment and food.

Marine Corps Base provides a comprehensive Command Religious Program for active duty personnel and their family members at Quantico, and for the military retirees living in the surrounding communities. Opportunities abound in the chapel communities. The Protestant chapel community program offers several worship services on Sundays and special days during the Church year. Exciting Sunday School and youth programs provide learning opportunities for all ages during the school year.The Roman Catholic chapel community program features an excellent religious education program in addition to numerous Masses on Sundays, weekends, and Holy days of obligation. Adult Education classes and a vibrant Catholic Youth Ministry enable Catholics to enjoy the many aspects of the Catholic Faith. Jewish, Muslim and other religious services are provided for and referrals are made on an as needed basis. Located in Lejeune Hall, the Office of the Command Chaplain stands ready to assist you in finding the best way to meet your religious needs. The office can aid you in joining with one of the many active congregations aboard the Base, finding a local civilian congregation, or talking with one of our chaplains. Call (703) 784-2131 for more information.

See the contacts/links below for additional information regarding activities aboard the base.