International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Summer Dive In Movies

Summer Dive In Movies

Every other Friday from June 7 – August 16, 2019 @ Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Admission: $29.99 general admission/ $16.99 matinee admission This summer, enjoy movies from the comfort of the Treasure Lagoon Wave Pool during Summer Dive In Movies every other Friday starting June 7! Each movie begins 30 minutes after sunset. Food and drink specials are available.  🎥 MOVIE SCHEDULE: June 7: Smallfoot June 21: … Continue reading Summer Dive In Movies

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Kids Can Enjoy Movies All Summer

Local movie theaters are offering free or very cheap options to keep kids entertained all summer long, and parents are rejoicing! Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movie Escape Visit the Cobb Theatres for free kid movies at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this Summer. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and only same day ticketing is available for this summer movie series. Cobb Daytona … Continue reading Kids Can Enjoy Movies All Summer

Time to Walk the Plank

Pirate and Treasure Museum, St. Augustine  Avast ye, matey! Did ya hear? Pirates have invaded St. Augustine!  Things to Do for Families in St. Augustine After commandeering Key West for five years, a band of pirates have made their home in historic St. Augustine at the Pirate and Treasure Museum. Situated along the water and across from the famed fort, Castillo de San Marcos, this … Continue reading Time to Walk the Plank

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Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

*Photo provided by the Marine Discovery Center On May 31, 2019, Volusia students will officially be out for summer. The Marine Discovery Center (MDC), located in New Smyrna Beach, has lined up kid-friendly Summer Adventure Camps. The camps are designed for children, 16 and under, “to experience the water through the hands-on, feet- wet programs.” Kids’ Summer Camps in New Smyrna Beach All summer programs … Continue reading Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

Volusia County Plans Summer Camps for Kids

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will coordinate summer day camps at 14 locations across the county. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 10 through July 26. Staff will lead supervised activities, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, arts and crafts, and a talent show for children ages 5 to 13. Five-year-olds must have … Continue reading Volusia County Plans Summer Camps for Kids