Patriot Point is just one of those places that recharges your batteries and reminds you to slow down and connect with the people around you. From soaking in the sun on the two and a half miles of coastline to going on a crabbing adventure with caretaker, Tim, it is clear why military families who visit Patriot Point return home with such great memories and stories to tell. We are so grateful to Patriot Point and Military Bowl for creating this safe haven and opening its doors to USO-Metro and our local military and families.” –A USO-Metro Staff Member after visiting Patriot Point last week.
This past weekend, USO-Metro visited Patriot Point with nine military families from all throughout the National Capital region. Camping, crabbing, kayaking, and plenty of sunshine sure kept them busy in the first “Beyond the Base” excursion.
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore brought several military spouses to Patriot Point for a retreat over the weekend of July 23. The group, which included some women who were new to the military lifestyle, enjoyed paddle boarding and kayaking, taking a dip in the refreshing water and all that Patriot Point had to offer.
“This retreat came at a great time since some were feeling overwhelmed with moving and having young children,” said USO-Metro program specialist Amy Altersitz. “One woman is a veteran and married to an active-duty service member and she expressed that this is a beautiful retreat for military families. She hopes to return with her husband to Patriot Point. [Patriot Point property manager Tim Mitchell] was great with everyone as usual.”
Relaxing and safe environment to enjoy outdoor recreational activities