01 Jul This Weekend’s Journey
I am both proud and nervous about this weekend! Our oldest son, Josh, who is 15, is embarking on quite an adventure.
On Sunday, we will check him in at Camp Roberts, just over 200 miles north of here, where he will begin his two week stay for a US Navy Sea Cadet Recruit Training Camp. It’s BOOT CAMP!
We’re so proud of Josh’s initiative this year to become a part of this stellar program run by the Navy for teenagers. He goes to Port Hueneme two Saturdays a month for a day long “drill”. The recruits and cadets are taught military style and structure, as well as a ton of practical skills, all of which lean toward building their character as citizens.
He is very excited about it, and we’re excited for him, but as a Dad, I’m not sure the two weeks will go by fast enough! We’ll go back up for his graduation on Saturday, July 17 and bring him home that day.
Interestingly, we are still waiting back to hear from the Devil Pups organization, which runs a 10 day Boot Camp at the Marines Camp Pendleton Base in Oceanside. That one runs from July 29 – August 7. That also has been his initiative!
On the way back from Camp Roberts, we plan on stopping in Santa Barbara to meet up with some friends who will be there for 4th of July Fireworks. Rather than fight traffic on the way back, we’ll stay the night and drive home Monday.