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Child and Youth Programs

NAS Patuxent River Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide high quality educational and recreational programs for children and youth. Teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of children. 

Our staff fosters a sense of independence, trust and responsibility within each child through understanding and respectful interactions. Likewise, through positive relationships, our programs respect and support the ideals cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children and youth. We are advocates for children, families, and the child and youth professionals within our programs and surrounding communities.


Fleet and Family Support Services

The Fleet and Family Support Center is an on-base social service agency whose goal is to improve the quality of life for the military member and family through counseling and assistance. The FFSC is the first stop for singles and families seeking counseling or assistance with a personal or family matter. FFSC's many free classes and seminars are also a great resource for self-improvement and Navy lifestyle education.


Housing: Family and Single Sailor

NAS Patuxent River’s Navy Housing Office (NHO) has an employee staff of housing professionals available to serve military families new to the Southern Maryland area. The NHO has information on long and short-term apartment rentals, homes for sale, schools, maps, military clauses, and information about the surrounding local communities. In addition the NHO has information regarding PPV and/or off base private sector community housing.


MWR Programs & Events

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at NAS Patuxent River provides Navy personnel (including active-duty and retired military, Reservists, DOD employees, family members and contractors) with a varied program of wholesome and constructive off-duty leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life while stationed here.

The MWR Department offers an abundance of recreational opportunities through its many facilities: fitness centers, swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), beaches, camping, movie theater, auto-skills center, wood hobby shop, private organizations such as flying clubs, marina, bowling center, golf course, ticket/travel office, marina, Liberty Program/center, food and beverage facilities, child care centers, youth centers and much more!


Navy Rec Center Solomons

Navy Recreation Center (NRC) Solomons is the largest outdoor recreation facility in the Navy and is operated by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). NRC Solomons provides a wide array of lodging including campgrounds, cottages, bungalows, cabins, and apartments. Recreational facilities such as picnic pavilions, a recreation center, a 124-slip marina, fishing pier, swimming pools, beach, miniature golf, driving range, basketball courts and tennis courts are just a few of the amenities available.


Navy Gateway Inns & Suites

Make Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) your first choice for your lodging needs. Whether traveling on orders or for pleasure, NGIS offer professionally managed and operated quality lodging facilities that include both private rooms and one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes. All of our rooms feature wireless internet, flat screen TV’s and comfortable queen-sized beds topped with white duvets.

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