Marine Corps Community Services will be hosting Kid’s Day at the marina on Marine Corps Air Station New River Aug. 6.
MCCS has been hosting the event for several years, celebrating the end of summer and getting kids excited for a new school year. The theme for this year is pirates.
"We’re setting sail for the new school year is our theme," said Lorraine Reiner, MCCS supervisory recreation specialist. "We’re at the marina and, we thought of something fun that went with the water. (Kids are) always excited about pirates."
Children can take part in water activities, relay races and schoolyard games while parents can take the time to visit MCCS resources, such as Marine Family Team Building and library representatives.
"It’s a really great opportunity for people to experience something new on Camp Lejeune or New River," said Reiner. "Bringing the community together is a great opportunity for families to build relationships with other families in a safe environment."
The event will have waterslides and activities, and families are encouraged to bring bathing suits and sunscreen.
Parking for the event will be at AS-891 by the mega hangar and the event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In the case of inclement weather, Kid’s Day will be held at AS-4000.