Coast Guard Day
A Coast Guard tradition for the entire community to enjoy! The Coast Guard Day Celebration is on the 4th of August. There are activities for all family members to enjoy, including rides, games, dancing, music, and plenty of food and drink! The annual 5K Race is held in the morning as well as races for the children.
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!
The MWR has a year-round intramural program. Divisions can participate in league play for softball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and wallyball. In addition to this, there is a Captain's Cup Tournament for these sports, and twice a year, MWR sponsors a Sport's Day where divisions compete against each other.
At various times during the year MWR offers tournaments in tennis, racquetball, horseshoes, darts, pool, and numerous card games. We offer something for everybody!
MWR Sponsored Bus Trips and Activities
During the year MWR offers many bus trips to all authorized personnel. It is fast becoming a tradition to visit Washington, D.C. and New York City; these trips are usually popular and well attended. In NYC in particular, one of the highlights of the year is attending the world famous Christmas show at Radio City Hall featuring the Rockettes!
Activities throughout the year include ski trips, fishing trips, casino trips (which include tickets to shows), and the opportunity to purchase tickets for sporting events. Other big events of the year include Morey’s Piers, Water Parks & Picnic Outing, Splash Zone Labor Day Party, and Oktoberfest. These are wonderful and very affordable ways to spend a day with the family.
We are always looking for things to offer and in the past years have gone to Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Cowtown. If you have any ideas for a day trip, please stop by MWR and share your thoughts with us.
Special Holiday Events
Morale, Well-Being and Recreation sponsors activities for children during 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 is now offering Military Discount Tickets to Disney and other attractions at a greatly reduced rate. If interested in ordering tickets, please stop by the MWR Office. All tickets must be prepaid before an order will be placed.
Six Flags: MWR has "Early bird" tickets.
Wildwood Boardwalk: Stop by and see our deals!
Avalon Golf Course: 4 rounds of golf for $100. Certificates are available in the MWR
Morey's Pier, Wildwood: MWR offers tickets at a discounted price.
Ticket Reimbursement Program
Only Coast Guard active duty personnel permanently attached to the Training Center Cape May and local units in Cape May and Wildwood are eligible to submit a request for reimbursement for tickets purchased for use by themselves, their spouse, and their dependent children. Unmarried personnel may submit a request for themselves and one guest.
Ticket reimbursement is limited to sporting event, amusement parks, commercial/deep sea fishing trips, stage presentations, movies, and beach tag fees. Not includes in this program is camping facilities, boat rental, fishing and hunting licenses, equipment rental, shotgun shells, or similar recreational expenditures. Events or functions held on board Training Center Cape May will be eligible for this program.
Reimbursement is 50% of the purchase price up to $20.00 per event. Families and individuals that participate in this program are limited to one use of the fund per month and a maximum of four uses per year. All requests must be submitted in the month in which the event was attended. However, requests received by the 15th of the following month in which the event was attended will be honored. This will allow for receipt of request for events held at the end of the month and cover possible delays in the mail. Checks will be written on the 15th of each month and you will be notified when your check is ready.
For an application form please submit the Ticket Reimbursement Form to the MWR Office.
Special Event Planning Guide
MWR operates two All Hands Clubs, the Harbor View Club and the Oceanside Community Club. Both clubs are 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.
Independence Day Sunset Parade 2009