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Onsite Activities
Connecting Kids and Soldiers Write letters to US service men and women with a pizza party $10-$15
Arts & Crafts Create a work of art - just for fun or themed for a holiday; Graffitti artist visit to teach this art form $10
Game Day/Night Board & card game tournament (i.e.,Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Heads Up, Cornhole, Giant Connect Four, Giant Jenga, etc.) $5-$10
Gateway to the Arts (see facebook site) Inspire artistic expression through art education Cost varies depending on art activity and supplies
Career Development Provide guidance counseling on college appplications, scholarships, internships, resume building, public speaking, mock interviews and professional acumen, social media use, executive presence…high school students participate in round table exercises Cost varies; can bring in speakers and facilitators

Field Trip Activities

Region Activity Description Venue Website Time of Day Capacity Cost per person
Indian River County Hands-On Environmental Education The Oxbow Eco-Center cultivates knowledge, nurtures a sense of wonder and inspires stewardship for the natural world through education, artistic expression, collaboration, volunteerism & celebration. Oxbow Eco Center https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/oxbow-eco-center Tue-Fri: 12n-5pm, Sat: 10am-5pm Up to 30 Cost varies and is minimal depending on activity (tours, hike, archery); Dirty Hands On Day (volunteer activity also available)
Martin County Think, Create, and Play Explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. Children’s Museum https://www.childrensmuseumtc.org/ Tue & Wed: 10am-4pm; Thu & Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12n-4pm Varies based on activity $5 group rate for groups of 10+; will offer free admission during special seasonal events with advance notice
Martin County Sea-Sational Science Inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy…trails, lagoon, sea turtles, rays and more! Florida Oceanographic Society https://www.floridaocean.org/ Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun:12-4pm Up to 30 Cost varies depending on guided or self-guided tour; Venue discussing special rates for BBBS
North Palm Beach County A Day with the Manatees Enjoyseeing and learning about manatees and other wildlife in the Lake Worth Lagoon a day with manatees. FPL Manatee Lagoon http://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/ Tue-Sat: 9am-4pm, 1 hour guided tours at 2pm on Tue-Sat. Winter is an ideal time to visit because of an increased chance of seeing manatees Varies based on activity Free
North Palm Beach County Citizen Science Marine Debris Program Be a scientist for a day! Experience science in action by finding, weighing, and documenting microplastics collected in our waters. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park https://www.macarthurbeach.org/ Daily: 9am-3pm No capacity limit Entry fee will be waived with a letter from BBBS (on BBBS letterhead) advising this is for educational and mentoring purpose (Kayaking will require a fee)
North Palm Beach County Nature Hike Learn about this rare environment right in our backyard while hiking on an extensive trail system within the park's 16 natural communities. These trails are perfect for all hikers, novice to expert. Jonathan Dickinson State Park https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/jonathan-dickinson-state-park Daily: 8am until sundown No capacity limit $4 for single occupancy vehicle; $6 per vehicle (2-8 people)
North Palm Beach County Turtle Tour Go behind the gates of our outdoor sea turtle hospital to get up close and personal with our sea turtle patients. Loggerhead Marine Life Center https://marinelife.org/ Daily: 10am-5pm Varies based on activity Public tour is $10 for adult and $5 for child under 8; Other activities vary
North Palm Beach County A Day of Baseball Take them out to the ball game! Root for the home team and enjoy one-on-one time with the BBBS kids. Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium https://rogerdeanchevroletstadium.com/ Earliest game starts at 1pm No capacity limit $14 - $45 for Spring Training games; $7 - $9 Minor League games
Central Palm Beach County Art Education at the Armory Tour the Armory Art Center, learn about art education in our local community and get your hands dirty with sculpting, painting, and other fun activities. Armory Art Center https://www.armoryart.org/ Hours vary: Schedule group reservation Varies based on activity Cost varies based on activity
Central Palm Beach County The Magic of Glass Blowing Working with glass is a magical process! You have a few different options at this hidden gem. Benzeiten Center for Creative Arts http://benzaitencenter.org/ Hours vary: Schedule group reservation Varies based on activity; Up to 50 for a demonstration Free admission, cost varies based on activity
Central Palm Beach County Safety day with Fire Rescue See heros in action! Maybe find your career path at the same time. Training will vary from EMS to jaws of life demo and putting out fires at the training center. Another option is a station tour anywhere in PBC including CPR/AED and babysitter training. Fire Rescue HQ www.pbcfr.org Flexible, prefer day time Prefer 25-50 Free
Central Palm Beach County A Day of Baseball Take them out to the ball game! Root for the home team and enjoy one-on-one time with the BBBS kids. FitTeam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches http://www.fitteamballpark.com/ Earliest game starts at 1pm. No capacity limit $14 - $45 for Spring Training games; $7 - $9 Minor League games
Central Palm Beach County A one-of-a-kind art experience Check out the Norton Museum's incredible expansion with new exhibits, lush landscapes and gardens, distinguished collections, and more! Norton Museum of Art https://www.norton.org Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm Up to 30 Free to the public on Fridays and Saturdays; $18 adults & $5 for students with valid school ID; Members are free
Central Paln Beach County Give it your Best Shot In this hands-on workshop, you will learn camera basics including equipment, software, and techniques for successful photography plus practice shooting outside. (Center will provide cameras and computers) Palm Beach Photographic Center https://www.workshop.org/ Hours vary: Schedule group reservation Groups of 10 preferred, ages 11-17 $600 for a group of 10 with 2 adults chaperones
Central Palm Beach County Walk in the Jungle Lions and Tigers and...Otters?! OH MY! Have a fun day at the zoo and learn about the amazing animals of the world! Palm Beach Zoo https://www.palmbeachzoo.org/ Daily: 9am-5pm Group pricing based on 15 Youth Group Pricing: Adults: $12.25; Children: $9.25; Chaperone: One (1) Chaperone per Ten (10) Children - Free (must register for group pricing)
Central Palm Beach County Open Every Mind to Science Enjoy a day of adventure and exploration as you open your mind to science. Spend the day with dinosaurs or exploring the discovery center. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/ Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Group pricing based on 15 Group of 15 or more $7/student or chaperone; Smaller than 15 regular admission ($17.95, 13.95)
Central Palm Beach County Solving puzzles and cracking codes Do you have the skills to escape? You and your team must work quickly together to find clues, decode hidden messages, solve puzzles using technology and logic to escape within 60 minutes or less. West Palm Beach Escape Rooms https://www.westpalmbeachescaperooms.com/ Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm; Fri: 11am-12m; Sat: 12n-12m; Sun: 12n-9pm Up to 42 $30 per person, Call for group discounts
South Palm Beach County Nature Hike & Animal Education Come visit the newest nature center in Palm Beach County that overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland and provides fun, educational activities for all ages. Green Cay Nature Center http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Pages/GreenCay.aspx Tue-Sat: 9am-3pm; Schedule group reservation Varies based on activity $5 for private programs and chaperones are free:
South Palm Beach County A Day at the Arcade Enjoy a wide variety of pinball machines and games in this enormous arcade! Silverball Pinball Museum http://silverballmuseum.com/delray-beach/ Mon-Fri: 12pm-2am; Sat & Sun.: 11am-2am; Schedule group reservation Up to 280 Per person cost for Museum or rent a room that includes food/beverage; Venue will negotiate costs

Actvities require a 2-4 hour time commitment. Organization should plan to provide refreshments suitable for selected activity.

Event Venue Time of Day How to Volunteer
Bigs BBQ and Field Day! Local park with ball fields, grassy areas, picnic tables and shade covering (Location TBD) April Date TBD, 12noon-4pm Organizations can get involved in numerous ways. Help cover food and entertainment costs. Host an activity station or field day game. Bring volunteers to interact with the kids.