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Friday Activities

FIELD TRIPS • STEAM EVENTS • ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

SFLHRC had its first event in July of 2022. 

Since then, SFLHRC has offered homeschooling families across South Florida.

We get together on a weekly basis for field trips, seasonal events, academic events, academic competitions, teen events, special events, and more!

Over 95% of our events SELL OUT!  Register early to avoid disappointment!

What are our Friday Activities?

During the year, SFLHRC hosts a variety of field trips to enhance your child’s homeschooling experience.   Parents are EXPECTED to attend field trips with their child!

All field trips MUST be registered and paid for in advance.  Once you register, there are no refunds, exchanges, or substitutions.  

On the registration page, you will find the ages and a description of the field trip.

Depending on the field trip, parents might need to register and pay for themselves.

Friday Activities | Upcoming Events

Old School Kickball Game – March 22, 2024 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Hortt Park – 1700 SW 14th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Cost:  $5.00 per child / Maximum of $10.00 per family

Details and registration will be available by January 1, 2024

Fruit and Spice Park Tour – April 5, 2024 – 9:45 am – noon

Includes Trolley Tour of the park & a NEW PROGRAM – Signs of Seeds

Location: 24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead
Ages:  3 – 11-year-olds
Cost:  $15.00 per person (both children and adults)

Details and registration will be available by January 1, 2024

Time Travel at the Bonnet House – April 19, 2024 – 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
Ages: 8 – 13
Cost: $14.00 per person (child and adult)

Details and registration will be available by January 1, 2024

Battle of the Books – May 3, 2024

Location: Sunrise, FL

Times:
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Ages 7 – 11)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Ages 10 – 14)

Cost:
$15.00 per student
$60.00 per team (of four or five people)

Sponsored by:

South Florida Homeschool Resource Center

Registration: https://omella.com/571m5

What to Expect:

All students are to read, listen to audio books, and/or be read to from their age group’s list of books. Students will be placed on teams of 4 or 5 students. Once the students have a “full team” parents will be emailed team information. Students can meet up and practice for Battle of the Books prior to the event.

During the competition, teams will be asked a questions about the books on their age group’s Battle of the Books list. Together, in “Family Feud” style, the team will have one minute to work together to produce the answer. The “captain” will reveal the team’s final answer. If the team gets it correct, they will receive points.

The questions can be about characters, setting, plot, conflict, theme, symbolism, resolution, literary elements, higher order thinking questions and comprehension questions on of each novel.

All students will receive certificates for their participation and the winning team will receive medals.

The goal of Battle of the Books is to teach students how to work together in a group for a common goal, expose them to award-winning pieces of literature, and encourage a high volume of reading.

Notes:

  1. Participants CAN form their own team of four or five students. If you do not have a team of four/five students, students can request up one or two names of participants that they would like to be on a team with. We will try to honor all requests. If we can’t honor the request, parents will be notified.
  2. SFLHRC homeschoolers, microschools, learning pods, homeschooling co-ops, and all homeschooling families are welcomed to register and attend. The more the merrier!
  3. Please note that we are limited BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to ten teams! Register early so your children don’t miss out!

Lower Level (Ages 7 – 11):

  1. Shiloh (Book One) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  2. Ban this Book by Alan Gratz
  3. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  4. Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
  5. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  6. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
  7. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
  8. Can you See Me? by Libby Scott
  9. Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  10. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Upper Level (Ages 10 – 14):

  1. Blended by Sharon Draper
  2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  4. Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano
  5. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  6. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  7. The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  8. Piecing me Together by Renee Watson
  9. As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds
  10. The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Lip Sync Contest – May 10, 2024

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Additional information will be posted in late 2023.

Hello Summer Party! - May 17, 2024
Where: Southwest Ranches (private house – address to be disclosed after registration)
When: Friday, May 17
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $35.00 per person

Ages: 3 and up!


Join SFLHRC as welcome summer at our amazing HELLO SUMMER Party!
This is an event you do NOT want to miss!
Bubble Truck! Bounce House! Water Event! Games! Treats!
Tons of laughter and fun!

Come prepared with a bathing suit and WHITE t-shirt for the Bubble Truck!

All children ages 3 and up must be registered in order to attend – thank you!

ULTIMATE I am NOT Going Back to School STEM Experience @ Kennedy Space Center - August 29-30, 2024

🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 South Florida Homeschool Resource Center is proud to present the ULTIMATE I am NOT Going Back to School STEM Experience – a massive homeschooling sleepover at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

WHEN:
Thursday, August 29 – Friday, August 30, 2024

Thursday – arrive at 3:30 pm at Kennedy Space Center. We will take a huge group photo, and check in at 3:45 pm.

No one will be admitted after 4:00 pm. Please be on time.

AGES:
ALL students must be 7 – 14 years old to participate. Older siblings are allowed to attend; however, please be advised it is geared towards ages 7 – 14. No one UNDER 7 will be admitted. In fact, Kennedy Space Center has CLEARLY stated they will turn away the entire family. Each family unit must have one adult attending.

COST:
$150.00 per person.*
Children and adults

Click Here to Register (will open in new tab)

If you register early, we are doing a 6-month payment plan to help you afford this for your entire family! $25 a month per person.
You MUST register before February 1st, 2024 to take advantage of the 6-month payment plan.
After that, we will offer a 4-month payment plan.

*Fee includes dinner, breakfast, overnight experience, all activities, and a pass to spend the entire day on Friday, August 30, 2024 at the Kennedy Space Center on your own (typically costs $80 – 90 per person).

👋 👋 Please note that once you register there are no refunds, no substitutions, no exchanges. Please be 100% certain when you register.

DESCRIPTION:
Spend an incredible night exploring, discovering, and dreaming at a one-of-a-kind Overnight Adventure program, designed specifically for homeschoolers, ages 7-14. We will be sleeping underneath a 363-foot-long Saturn V Moon rocket.

Activities, which promise to excite and inspire you, will include dinner, hands-on challenges, a scavenger hunt, a questions & answer discussion with NASA personnel and more!. We will then sleep that evening underneath the 363-foot-long Saturn V Moon rocket; however, I am not sure how much sleep we will get!

In the morning, we will wake up for breakfast, return our belongings to our cars, and families can then re-enter KSC and spend the entire next day exploring the facility!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The curriculum of this program is designed specifically for youths between the ages of 10-14. Participants younger than 7 or older than 14 on the date of the Overnight Adventure will unfortunately not be permitted into the program. To ensure the experience is age-appropriate for all participants, exceptions cannot be granted.

OVERNIGHT GEAR:
You will need to carry your luggage from your parked vehicle, through Security, to our luggage transport. Bring no more than you can easily carry. There is space for each guest to stow one (1) piece of carry-on sized luggage (10”x 16”x 24”) and one plastic bag with a pillow and sleeping bag inside. All stowed items must be clearly labeled with your name. Please note: all luggage will be stowed together – there are no private lockers, so please do not pack valuables. If you bring additional items (such as a purse or backpack), you will need to carry them with you during the program.


PARKING AND SECURITY:
For security reasons, all Overnight Adventure participants must park their vehicles in lot 4. All vehicles parked overnight must have a parking placard in their windshield. Parking placards will be distributed at 4:15 pm on the day of the program by the Overnight Adventure staff.  Note: overnight parking is $10 per car.

Some of our past field trips have included:

  • Davie Schoolhouses
  • Physics Day at iFly
  • Museum of Discovery of Science
  • Vizcaya
  • Youth Environmental Alliance
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Fruit and Spice Park
  • Flamingo Gardens
  • Stranahan House
  • Bonnet House
  •  Berry Farm
  • Boomers
  • Daggerwing Nature Center
  • Coconut Cove Water Park
  • Humane Society of Broward County
  • Sawgrass Nature Center
  • Top Golf
  • Rapids Water Park
  • Galaxy Roller Skating
  • Bowling at Sparez
  • Venetian Pool

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Looking to sign up for any of our upcoming Friday activities?

All fields must be filled out as directed. Payment is DUE immediately as these events have already been paid for/deposits put down out of our own pocket. Your payment holds your seat/place at the event. It is a commitment.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds, exchanges, or substitutions once you have paid.

Additionally, we would suggest that you register early, as events do fill up quickly. We have access to only “so many seats” based on the venue, event, and hosts’ procedures/rules. Early is always best! We cannot guarantee that there will be space available after the registration cut-off date.

If you have any further questions, you may contact us directly via email, Facebook Messenger, or our contact form.

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