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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Devil Pups grow in ten day evolution

By Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | July 18, 2013

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Devil Pups perform the push-up portion of their final Physical Fitness Test during the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 held here July 11.  Devil Pups have four different areas they are scored in for their PFT: one mile run, sit-ups, push-ups, and either pull-ups for males or a flexed arm hang for females. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

Devil Pups perform the push-up portion of their final Physical Fitness Test during the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 held here July 11. Devil Pups have four different areas they are scored in for their PFT: one mile run, sit-ups, push-ups, and either pull-ups for males or a flexed arm hang for females. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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Family members watch as their teenagers march onto the 52-area parade deck on the day of their graduation from the Devil Pups Incorporated program held here July 13. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

Family members watch as their teenagers march onto the 52-area parade deck on the day of their graduation from the Devil Pups Incorporated program held here July 13. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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Devil Pups swim across the deep end of the 62-area swim tank pulling packs during one of their three pool sessions during the first increment of the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 held here July 7. The pool is a key part of the confidence-building regime the encampment employs, jumping from the 10-foot tower once and the 25-foot tower twice helps give the Devil Pups the confidence they desire. Devil Pups Inc. is a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

Devil Pups swim across the deep end of the 62-area swim tank pulling packs during one of their three pool sessions during the first increment of the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 held here July 7. The pool is a key part of the confidence-building regime the encampment employs, jumping from the 10-foot tower once and the 25-foot tower twice helps give the Devil Pups the confidence they desire. Devil Pups Inc. is a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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A Devil Pup shakes hands with his instructor during the challenge coin ceremony atop of the Alpha shelf after climbing Old Smokey here July 11. The challenge coin ceremony takes place immediately after the Devil Pups climb to the top of Old Smokey, completing their training. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

A Devil Pup shakes hands with his instructor during the challenge coin ceremony atop of the Alpha shelf after climbing Old Smokey here July 11. The challenge coin ceremony takes place immediately after the Devil Pups climb to the top of Old Smokey, completing their training. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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A Devil Pup embraces his father after the graduation ceremony for the first increment of the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 at the 52-area parade deck here July 13.  After 10 training days, 318 Devil Pups graduated from the program standing tall and proud. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

A Devil Pup embraces his father after the graduation ceremony for the first increment of the Devil Pups Encampment 2013 at the 52-area parade deck here July 13. After 10 training days, 318 Devil Pups graduated from the program standing tall and proud. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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A Devil Pups stands and admires his challenge coin in a formation on top of the Alpha shelf in the 52-area after climbing Old Smokey, earning their title “Devil Pup” here July 11. In order to graduate the program, each teen must pass several tests, such as climbing to the top of Old Smokey. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17.

A Devil Pups stands and admires his challenge coin in a formation on top of the Alpha shelf in the 52-area after climbing Old Smokey, earning their title “Devil Pup” here July 11. In order to graduate the program, each teen must pass several tests, such as climbing to the top of Old Smokey. Devil Pups Inc. encampments are a ten-day youth camp that teaches discipline and respect to teenagers age 14-17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

On Independence Day, teens from across the south-west region started a journey to become Devil Pups aboard Camp Pendleton.

Hundreds of teenagers, 14-17 year-olds, were put into six platoons throughout the first training day of the encampment.

According to the official Devil Pups website the program will implement, “Ten days of challenge, teamwork, discipline and education.”

The website also states that boys and girls learn “cooperation and respect for the dignity of others, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin.”

Many of the Devil Pups said they gained motivation from their instructors and fellow Devil Pups through the long days and hard work.

Eleanor Franc a 16-year-old Devil Pup came back this year to help out with the program. Franc said that motivation was the biggest thing she took away from the encampment.

“I had never heard the word motivation used so much and I took that home with me,” said Franc. “I got back into school and I started doing much more than before I left.”

“I had so much more time in the day because I knew what a long day felt like,” said Franc. “I started four different sports, several clubs and I got so much more involved. I just wanted to do more.”

Customs and courtesies are heavily enforced by the instructors throughout the program.

“Coming here, you really get respect drilled into you and you realize the importance of it,” said Franc.

Kira Lavine, 16, a Devil Pup and the 6th Platoon Guide said all-in-all, despite the huge amounts of learning that occurs and the short ten days it occurs in, these Devil Pups are standing tall and proud.

 “Confidence is what I learned most. Shoulders out, good posture, being proud of what you have and who you are,” said Levine “Confidence is something every Devil Pup should take away from the program.”

 

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