Special Events

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 2018

This prom is for invited teenage patients of Arnold Palmer Hospital, whether currently admitted or not, to enjoy the festivities and magic that prom offers. At this year’s masquerade-themed prom, you can dance throughout the evening, play games with others 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 of this and more with friends you have made in the hospital while also meeting other teenage patients.

Friday, May 11, 2018
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 comply with the RSVP deadline and complete the prom registration form by the deadline listed on the event’s information page.

If you qualify for the attendance guidelines, click here to download the Prom Registration Packet. 

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

Check back on June 4, 2018, for more information and how to RSVP.

Halloween Haunted House

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

Friday, October 26, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital – Lake Beauty Entrance

Check back on September 3, 2018, for more information on this event and how to RSVP.

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 – 9:00 pm
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital

Check back on November 5, 2018, for more information on this event and how to RSVP.