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

Arnold Palmer Hospital Prom 2019

This event is for invited teenage patients of Arnold Palmer Hospital, either currently admitted or not, to enjoy the festivities and magic of prom. Our space will be transformed into a secret garden where you can dance throughout the evening, play games, or snap photos while dressed up with friends in the photo booth. At the Arnold Palmer Hospital Prom, you will have the opportunity to do all this and more, meet other teenage patients, and make memories with friends you’ve made at the hospital.

Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital

Attendance Guidelines

Arnold Palmer Hospital Prom
Open to Arnold Palmer Hospital patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Ages 15–19 years old at the time of prom
  • Diagnoses that have significantly impacted typical high school experience. This can mean:
    • Patient has missed at least 50 percent of regular schooling during treatment – reasons for this can include significant time spent at clinic visits, long hospital admissions, time home “sick,” etc.
    • Proof of hospital homebound/virtual schooling (which would be due to diagnoses)
    • Missed opportunities for relationship building due to illness

Invited Arnold Palmer Hospital patients are permitted to bring one guest (friend, sibling, significant other) ages 15–19 years old at the time of prom.

In order to attend, invited patients and their guests must RSVP with their completed prom registration packet by Friday, April 26, 2019.

Please talk with your child life specialist or email [email protected] if you qualify.

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 19, 2019
1:00 pm – 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 12th, 2019 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!

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 25, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 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 18th, 2019 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!

Ugly Sweater Party and Movie Showing

Celebrate the season by finding the ugliest holiday sweater you can pull from your closet! There will be a holiday movie showing, along with activities and snacks. Be there and be ready to smile!

Friday, December 6, 2019
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 Monday, November 25th, 2019 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!