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Free Meals for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites statewide – many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available … Continue reading Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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City of Ormond Beach Summer Camp

In an effort to support critical summer childcare needs, the city will be offering a modified version of Summer Connections Camp beginning June 8, 2020. Participants will be divided into smaller groups and divided between the South Ormond Neighborhood Center and the Nova Community Center to limit person-to-person interactions and group size. Camp participation will be limited to 45 participants at each site, with children … Continue reading City of Ormond Beach Summer Camp

Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Children can laugh and play this summer at 13 day camps operated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 8 through July 31. “We are trying to serve as many Volusia County families as possible while adhering to CDC guidelines for capacity and social distancing,” said Parks, Recreation and … Continue reading Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Volusia County Schools Extends Spring Break

March 17, 2020 UPDATE: In a Facebook post on March 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM, Volusia County Schools announced that all schools within the district will be closed until April 15. This extends the original closure of March 29. This decision was made by the governor and affects the entire state. State testing has been canceled this spring. All extra-curricular activities are and will be … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Extends Spring Break

Color Me Crazy

Crayola Experience – Orlando Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters My daughter, Avery, is turning two this month, and like many kids, she loves to color. In fact, she’s so obsessed with coloring and art, she rolls out of bed most mornings and asks to color before she even asks for breakfast. Family Things to Do in Central Florida Luckily, nearby Crayola Experience Orlando is … Continue reading Color Me Crazy

Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

Our thus far mild winter is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

The Best Gift a Child Can Receive

As a child, when the Christmas holidays come around, it’s normal to be focused on what you are going to find under the tree. I know, I could barely sleep on Christmas Eve, as the height of anticipation was overwhelming.  I will never forget when I started to realize that it wasn’t all about the getting, but more about the excitement that came from the … Continue reading The Best Gift a Child Can Receive

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Wilkie’s Pest Control Granting Holiday Wishes at Annual Area Parades

Wilkie’s Pest Control is making the southeast Volusia holiday parades extra special again this year with some incredible giveaways!  How to Win: As part of their “Wilkie Wonka” themed float in the New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill parades this December, Wilkie’s Pest Control will be handing out candy bars to kids – with a chance at a surprise golden ticket inside. All you … Continue reading Wilkie’s Pest Control Granting Holiday Wishes at Annual Area Parades

Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 2-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games. Reservations must be made in advance so we can prepare materials for arts and crafts. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a … Continue reading Sea Squirts

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The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Growing up, I knew the selection of my Halloween costume was one of the biggest decisions of my year. It’s a time to be anybody or anything you want to be. You can be spooky, silly or glamorous; the sky is the limit. This year, Americans are expected to spend over 9 billion dollars on this holiday. We spend 3.4 billion on adult costumes, 1.2 … Continue reading The Most Fun Outfit of the Year