Teens and young adults make up over 25 percent of the population served at Arnold Palmer Hospital. The Child Life team offers a variety of events within the hospital and out in the community to help you get to know other teens and build lifelong friendships while having some fun in a safe and familiar environment.

Come join the fun! Please see below to learn more about our not-to-be-missed events offered throughout the year. 

Attendance Guidelines

  • Events are open to Arnold Palmer Hospital patients ages 12–19 years old living with a chronic illness.
  • Each patient can bring one guest (friend, sibling, significant other) ages 12–19 years old to each event.
  • In order to attend events, patients and their guests must comply with the RSVP deadline and process listed for each event. RSVP instructions will be listed on each event invite when posted below.

Events

Summer BBQ Bash

Warm weather, food, games, music and friends make up the perfect party to celebrate the summer! Whether you’re in it for some BBQ or would like to try your luck at a game of corn hole, come join the fun while school is still out of session.

Friday, July 20, 2018
Noon – 3:00 pm

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital – Lake Beauty Entrance
Open to Arnold Palmer Hospital patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:
· Ages 12-19 years old at the time of the BBQ
· Patients who have missed opportunities for relationship building due to illness

Invited Arnold Palmer Hospital patients are permitted to bring one guest (friend, sibling, significant other) ages 12–19 years old. Check in and pick up is at the Arnold Palmer valet loop.

In order to attend, please RSVP by Friday, July 13th, 2018 with the patient and guest name to the events team at [email protected] Please specify who will be dropping off and picking up the participants!

For more information, click here.

Halloween Spooktacular Event

Trick-or-treating is fun, but Halloween parties are even better… or at least spookier! Ghosts, witches and goblins are taking over some of Arnold Palmer Hospital and creating a spooktacular event specifically for our young adult patients and their guests.

Friday, October 26, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital – Check in and pick up is at the Arnold Palmer Hospital main entrance on Miller Street.

Open to Arnold Palmer Hospital patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:
· Ages 12-19 years old at the time of the event
· Patients who have missed opportunities for relationship building due to illness

Invited Arnold Palmer Hospital patients are permitted to bring one guest (friend, sibling, significant other) ages 12–19 years old. Check in and pick up is at the Arnold Palmer valet loop.

In order to attend, please RSVP by Friday, October 19th, 2018 with the patient and guest name to the events team at [email protected] Please specify who will be dropping off and picking up the participants!.

Please let us know if you need any additional information. Thank you!

Ugly Sweater Party and ‘Elf’ Movie Showing

Celebrate the season by finding the ugliest holiday sweater you can pull from your closet! There will be a movie showing of Elf starring Will Ferrell, along with holiday games and snacks (and don’t worry, we will serve more than candy canes and candy corn!). Be there and be ready to smile!

Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Classrooms
Open to Arnold Palmer Hospital patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:
· Ages 12-19 years old at the time of the event
· Patients who have missed opportunities for relationship building due to illness

Invited Arnold Palmer Hospital patients are permitted to bring one guest (friend, sibling, significant other) ages 12–19 years old. Check in and pick up is at the Arnold Palmer valet loop on Miller Street.

In order to attend, please RSVP by Friday, November 30th, 2018 with the patient and guest name to the events team at [email protected] Please specify who will be dropping off and picking up the participants!