Letter from the Director - July 2017

It is hard to believe we are halfway through the year. Children have been out of school for a month already, kids are getting restless at home and the family is running out of fun things to do. Family and MWR is full of opportunities for you to make memories right here in YOUR backyard while you enjoy the rest of your summer vacation. Take the rest of your summer to slow down, relax and enjoy your family and friends. Family and MWR is here to help you do just that!
This month’s magazine feature’s the beauty of the area that is right outside your backdoor. Many of which are in Cumberland Valley or activities that are offered here on Carlisle Barracks. Stop by Outdoor Recreation over by the Commissary and PX to rent the outdoor equipment you may need or sign up for a trip. They have tents, grills, sleeping bags and other camping equipment for rent. Additionally, they have kayaks, paddles and canoes for rental. If you’re not sure what available outdoor fun this area has to offer, Outdoor Recreation will help you find the trip loaded with fun for your whole family. They have guided kayaking, basic and mountain biking and hiking trips. Every trip is different, so it won’t be a problem to find the best trip for you and your family to enjoy!
If the outdoors isn’t for your family, Carlisle and the surrounding areas offer a wide variety of family activities. Our Leisure Travel Services, located at Carlisle Barracks or Fort Indiantown Gap, is ready to show you all the fantastic places to take your family. They have discount tickets to Hersheypark, Baltimore Aquarium and much more. Downtown Carlisle is full of family fun as well. There are a number of different restaurants with an array of backgrounds and cultures, museums, historic tours, wine tasting and shopping. Gettysburg is just a short drive south that offers history and fun for all ages. You can tour the battlefields, go on ghost tours, see museums or grab a bite to eat downtown. The Cumberland Valley and surrounding areas are full of activities and Family and MWR is here to help you and your family have the best summer possible.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hope that whether you find our Family and MWR services at Fort Indiantown Gap, Letterkenny Amy Depot or here at Carlisle Barracks that we are helping you find ways to relax, reconnect with family, enjoy time by the pool or in the great outdoors.

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