Coast Guard Day
An annual Coast Guard tradition for the entire community to enjoy! The Coast Guard Day Celebration is held on the 4th of August every year to celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday. There are activities for all family members to enjoy including rides, games, prizes, dancing, live music, and plenty of food and drink! The annual 5K Race is also held in the morning.
MWR offers many instructional classes to eligible personnel at either no cost or very minimal cost. Available classes include karate, swim lessons, and a variety of fitness classes. If you have an interest or a talent to share in a particular area, MWR is always open to introducing a new activity!
MWR has a year-round intramural program. Divisions can participate in league play for softball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and wallyball as well as multiple golf outings. All activities are weather dependent with more information available through the MWR office.
At various times during the year MWR offers tournaments in tennis, racquetball, horseshoes, darts, pool, and numerous card games. We offer something for everybody!
Bus Trips and Activities
During the year MWR offers many bus trips to all authorized personnel. It has fast become a tradition to visit Washington, D.C. and New York City. These trips are usually highly anticipated and well attended by the patrons. A particularly popular bus trip is the one to NYC in December to see the Christmas Show at Radio City Hall featuring the Rockettes!
Activities throughout the year include ski trips, fishing trips, and the opportunity to purchase tickets for sporting events. Other notable events of the year include Morey’s Piers, Water Parks & Picnic Outing, Splash Zone Labor Day Party, and Fall Fest. These are wonderful and very affordable ways to spend a day with the family.
If you have additional ideas feel free to come to the MWR Committee meeting which happens every 2nd Thursday at the Harborview at 0900.
Special Holiday Events
MWR sponsors activities for children throughout the year.
SPRING: Come visit the bunny, go on an egg hunt, have your picture taken, and enjoy
snacks, games, and crafts.
HALLOWEEN: Have your picture taken with the witch! Enjoy games and activities and a "fun" hayride where the children will make a stop along the way to pick a pumpkin. For the older children and those not faint at heart, the MWR sponsors a "Haunted Hayride".
WINTER: Meet Santa Claus, have your picture taken, and enjoy snacks, games and crafts
MWR sponsors special holiday activities for children throughout the year.
SPRING: Come visit the bunny, go on an egg hunt, have your picture taken, and make unique Easter themed crafts for the whole family.
FALL FESTIVAL: Enjoy games, activities, and a fun hayride where the children will make a stop along the way to pick a pumpkin. Come out for great food and an even better time with family and friends.
WINTER: Meet Santa Claus, have your picture taken, and enjoy snacks, games and crafts in the children’s Winter Wonderland.
Special Event Planning
MWR operates two All Hands Clubs, the Harborview Club and the Oceanside Community Club. The Oceanside is available for rental and arrangements can be made by email to the Events Coordinator or call at (609) 898-6396.
About four times a year, Training Center Cape May provides colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the Recruit Band, Drill Team, marching troops, cannon fire, and a low level fly over by a CG helicopter. The ceremonies take place at sunset on the Training Center's parade grounds, are open to the general public, and there is no admission charge. Children are welcome to attend, but should be accompanied by an adult.