Devil Pups is a non-profit organization designed to help boys and girls from all backgrounds gain self-confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions. The program is not a ‘mini boot camp’, para-military or recruiting organization for the Marine Corps. Devil Pups is a camp comprising 10 days of challenge, teamwork, discipline and education for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 17.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Click on THIS LINK TO FIND DIRECTIONS TO THE PARADE GROUND for graduation. Please note that graduation begins promptly at 12 noon on Saturday, July 30. You will need to get there early to find parking (there will be signs along the way directing you to Devil Pups) and to find your place to sit. Please observe the rather strict and rather slow speed limits on base. And remember that just arriving at the gate at Camp Pendleton is only the beginning - it is a HUGE military base and you may drive another 30 minutes to get to the parade ground.
Eagles in blue shirts will have a list of the pups and their platoons and can direct you where to sit so you will be close to your pup's platoon.
You will get a letter from your pup with a form that will get you onto the base. If directions differ from these posted here, follow the Devil Pup letter as that comes from Devil Pup headquarters. If you are inviting extra guests (no limit), please copy the letter your pup sent for them to show as they approach the gate at Camp Pendleton. Security is higher than usual these days.
I will soon be publishing a list of contact numbers for pups' parents just in case there is an emergency at the last minute and you need to call someone to get your pup home from camp. If anyone has an issue with having your information disclosed in this manner, please let me know asap.
Above is shown the Reviewing Stand where Sgt. Lewis will be. ALL PUPS AND PARENTS ARE TO MEET US IN FRONT OF THE REVIEWING STAND IMMEDIATELY AFTER GRADUATION. It's a little crazy with all kinds of people milling around, but you know what we look like!!
Please do not forget this. We need to know everyone has a safe ride home, we "need" photos of family groups, etc., so please remember everyone - DO NOT LEAVE CAMP PENDLETON until you have checked out with us in front of the Reviewing Stand. Braxston's dad and mom will be taking photos for us this year. Please get your family group together so we can record your happy faces.
A sample of some of the good shots we get after graduation: