Forty-seven campers from the Young Marines program spent a week at Orme as part of their S.P.A.C.E.S. camp. Participants, who represented 22 states, had to meet certain requirements in order to qualify to attend. The Young Marines is open to all youth, boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school.
Along with normal summer camp activities such as hiking, swimming and crafts, the Young Marines participated in a number of special events that included learning how to use the school fire truck and the history of hawking (when they were able to actually see and pet two real hawks).
Founded in 1959, the Young Marines is a national youth organization, which teaches young people the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The Young Marine program focuses on character building and leadership, and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society. It also promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. These are very much in line with The Orme School’s own motto of Excellence, Tradition and Character.
The Orme community enjoyed having this group of young people and dedicated volunteers on campus with us for a week.