Life on base can be demanding. Between drill, exercise and training, you often feel that you don’t have any “you” time. Let’s be honest, having some much-needed you time is a must. After all, you are doing the world’s most demanding job. Of course, when you are with your buddies, there are a whole host of activities that you can get involved with.
Military bases are renowned for having more activities than you can shake a stick at. As the military is all too aware of the importance of family, you can guarantee that your spouse and kids will be having a ball too.
There are a wealth of activities that you can join in. After all, all work and no play makes for a very dull soldier indeed. Here are some of the best activities that you should not miss.
Fitness and Recreation: Be Part of the Fit Family
Fitness is a huge part of military life. Of course, it can seem like you are still working when you are hitting the gym. But, your family will love the military base fitness and recreation centers that are located at the camp. After all, it’s an excellent way to reconnect with your family and to make sure that you are in peak physical fitness. You will find a whole host of different sporting and leisure facilities. With saunas, spas and swimming pools all based on the camp, it’s a fantastic way to spend some down-time.
Community-Based Activities: Into the Wild
The military community will have a wealth of opportunities for you and your family to make new friends. This is vital if you are new to the camp. You need to ensure that you are making friends and making the camp feel like home. There is usually a lot of fantastic community based activities that you can get involved in. From woodwork classes to go-kart tracks and hiking exploration activities, there are some great teamwork based activities for all of the family. Even kayaking and horse riding can be undertaken. After all, a little inter-family competition never hurt anyone!
Community theatre groups are a must for any family of thespians. With choirs, amateur dramatics groups and short productions, you can have an impromptu date night while you’re on camp.
Exploring Life off Camp
Did you know that many military bases have travel offices so that you can leave the camp and explore your new area? With so much to see on location, it’s vital that you get to know your new home.
Life on a military base means that you and your family will never have to be bored again. The great thing is, is that many of these activities are free or come with a nominal charge. See, there are perks to being in the military after all!