Friday, June 23, 2017

24 June 2017 - Saturday Morning Workout

Requirements for Saturday workout:

35 lb pack, jeans and high ankle shoes or hiking boots 

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Here's to the winners for 2017 Devil Pup Camp:

Richard Armstrong
Kyle Grable
Adrian Lopez
Tanner Roberts
JT Ybright
Sayuri Catalan
Emma Johnson
Alena Lorentzen

Parents:  Now is the time to make your reservations for a hotel for the Devil Pup weekend.  (Attendance at graduation is a must for family and friends to celebrate with your pup and to provide transportation home.)  Try for Oceanside or Carlsbad if you want to be close to Camp Pendleton.   As we get closer to camp, you will receive a detailed letter about directions to camp and what to expect when arriving there.  Graduation is always on a Saturday (July 29 this year) and it always starts promptly at 12 noon.  Be there early! 

Pup Candidates:  If you have not already gotten them, please get some high-top tennies now and get them broken in.  It is not a good idea to take new tennies to camp.  Do NOT spend a lot of money on them - they will likely be trashed when camp is over!  Here is a photo of acceptable tennies - good for hiking, etc.

Also, since each candidate for camp must provide $100 of his own earned money, it's time to start working on that now.  Get together with a mentor if you need help with jobs.  We have the Marine Corps League standing behind us for much of this activity. Please turn in your money to Les Covey, Assistant Liaison Rep, as soon as you have earned all of it.  Put it in an envelope with your name on it.

Parents: Prior to camp time, I will put together a Parent Contact List so you will all have phone numbers for other parents.  We find this is helpful for many reasons, but especially if an emergency happens at the last minute and you have to find a way home from camp for your pup.

Pups, remember that these instructions are important and we do make note of your efforts.  Practices will continue and are equally important now so we can get you more prepared for DEVIL PUP CAMP!  Woohoo!!


Friday, June 16, 2017

17 Jun 2017 - The Big Deal

We have a message from Sgt. Bryce Lewis, Devil Pup Liaison Rep:

"PFT tomorrow morning. This one is for all of the marbles, so if they want to go, show me Saturday."

Correction to former message:  No ruck march tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

17 Jun 2017 - Mandatory Workout

Saturday June 17 workout is mandatory because it is the PFT that will let you know if you will be selected for 2017 Devil Pup camp.  Same time; same place.  Work hard!!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Devil Pup Workouts - Tues, Thurs, Sat

Devil Pup candidates - you are SO lucky this summer!  You get to work out with the Devil Pup liaison reps not once but three times a week!  As you know, the temps are heating up, so these practices will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and will begin at 0600.  For questions, contact Bryce Lewis, Jan Veltkamp or e-mail Donna Toole.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

2017 May 27 - Devil Pup Candidates Raise Money for Camp

2017 Candidates for Devil Pup Camp at Camp Pendleton in July at the Southern Utah Devil Pup Annual Rummage Sale in Lin's Market, Sunset, parking lot. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

27 May 2017 - Devil Pup Rummage Sale

DEVIL PUP CANDIDATES:  It's here this weekend - our annual fund raiser for the Southern Utah Devil Pups program.  Please be at Lin's Market parking lot on Sunset at 7:00 a.m. to help people who will be bringing items for sale and helping with set up.  Assistant LR Les Covey and Jim Haney will be bringing tables from the Elks Lodge to use for set up and sorting of items.  This is a mandatory event for all candidates - if you have work that conflicts, please let either Jan, Les or Bryce know.  The sale will go from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or noon if we sell out quickly).  Lunch will be provided for Devil Pups and DP Staff.  We will want each of you to be alert to shoppers and also to help them with pricing and loading into their cars if necessary.

This sale has been advertised to all veteran groups, the D.A.R. as well as on Facebook, so we expect a good turnout. 

If you, your family and/or friends have items to donate for our sale, please bring the items when you arrive for set up on Saturday morning at Lin's.  For questions, contact Les or Jan Veltkamp.

Friday, May 19, 2017

20 May 2017 - Devil Pup Workout - and Upcoming Rummage Sale

Time to start Devil Pup workouts earlier to take advantage of the cool mornings.  Tomorrow, 20 May, workouts start at 0600 and go to 0800.  Dixie High AFJROTC building, 6 to 8 or 6:45 to 8 if you are not doing yoga with Sgt. Lewis.

Remember to get your used items set aside that you can donate to the Devil Pup program.  Please bring to the Rummage Sale at Lin's Market parking lot on Saturday, 27 May, at 0700 - to help set up for the sale.  This rummage sale is our biggest fundraiser and attendance is required by all candidates.  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

27 May 2017 - Devil Pups Rummage Sale

Devil Pup candidates and families:  We have a Devil Pup rummage sale coming up.  The Marine Corps League Marines help with this major fundraiser for our program.  The rummage sale will be held in Linn's parking lot on Sunset on 27 May 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or noon if we sell out).  Please bring any items you would be willing to donate for the Devil Pup program to the sale site at 7:00 a.m.  The Marines will supply tables for setting up rummage items and we will need help placing, selling and watching over the tables.

All Devil Pup candidates are required to attend this event to assist with unloading, loading and selling items.  If you have a very good reason for not attending, please contact Sgt. Lewis.  Please arrive by 7:00 a.m.  If you have questions, please contact Donna Toole at dtoole at sunrivertoday dot com - (you know how to e-mail that e-address).

For Marine Corps League, D.A.R., VCSU members and friends, we very much would appreciate any items you could donate to the rummage sale to send our 2017 candidates to Camp Pendleton for Devil Pup camp July 20-29.  Other than a $100 earnest money contribution by each selected pup candidate, the program is free to the family so we must raise enough to send 6 to 10 teens (our quota for 2017) to camp. 

2016 Rummage Sale

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

13 May 2017 - Another Workout!!

Are you used to Saturday morning workouts yet?  Best to get in shape now - because more workouts are coming after school's out!  Dixie High AFJROTC building 7 to 9 or 7:45 to 9 if you are not doing yoga with Sgt. Lewis.

Please note that as it gets hotter, the times will change to 6 to 8.  We'll let you know when!!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

29 Apr 2017 - Saturday Workout

Devil Pup Candidates - time for another work out.  

Where the mind leads, the body will follow . . .

Place:  Dixie High AFJROTC building.

Time:  0700-0900


Anyone who does not wish to participate in the first portion of PT, being yoga, does not have to attend and it will hold no negative outcome with respect to attendance. Anyone who does not wish to participate in yoga may arrive at 0745. Remember to bring a large towel or mat for those who come to yoga and a water bottle regardless. 

Bryce W. Lewis
Liason Rep. Southern Utah
Devil Pups

Remember to let Sgt. Lewis, Les Covey or Jan Veltkamp know if you have a conflict or if you have questions:

Sgt. Lewis:  (435) 668-9761
Les Covey:  (562) 477-0556
Jan Veltkamp:  (435) 673-4355

Friday, April 21, 2017

Change of Time for First Devil Pup Workout

Parents and Pups - you get an hour break this Saturday.  Since it is still dark at 6:00 a.m., the time has been changed to 7:00 - count on 7:00 to 9:00.  

Place:  Dixie High AFJROTC building.

Time:  0700-0900

Contact:  Les Covey, Assistant Liaison Rep:  (562) 477-0556

Remember to let Sgt. Lewis, Les Covey or Jan Veltkamp know if you have a conflict or if you have questions:

Sgt. Lewis:  (435) 668-9761
Les Covey:  (562) 477-0556
Jan Veltkamp:  (435) 673-4355

Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 Parent Information Meetings

PARENT INFO MEETINGS at St. George Library

April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Any Devil Pup candidates interesting in attending summer camp - please attend ONE of these meetings and bring a parent or guardian.  Their signature will be needed to allow you to train with the Devil Pup staff.  Physical fitness training will begin soon after the Parent Info Meetings - stay tuned!

Please be advised that those who need medications, hearing aids or contacts cannot be accepted at Devil Pup camp.  Because of the conditions at Camp Pendleton and its rigorous Devil Pup schedule, please do not plan to attend camp if you have asthma.  Anyone is welcome to train with the Devil Pup staff, even if the above conditions are present, but attendance at camp cannot be accepted with these conditions.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 Camp Sign-ups

If you are wanting to attend Devil Pups summer camp this summer (20-29 July), please call Sgt. Bryce Lewis at (435) 668-9761 to get your name on the list.  The Liaison Reps will be traveling to California on 8 April for the annual meeting to find out what's new with the program and what our Southern Utah quota will be.  


Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017 Summer Camp

2017 Summer Camp for Devil Pups (at Camp Pendleton as usual) will be held 20-29 July 2017.  Stay tuned for contact information.