"Each year we bring our fifth graders to experience the Adventure Learning Center's alpine tower, giant swing, and team building exercises. They always come back energized, proud, and united! I believe it is one of the best field trips for kids! The staff is always positive, encouraging and totally dedicated to the kids. "

— 5th Grade Counselor, New Hanover County Schools

Family Day


Family Day – Monday, September 28th 2015

Family Day is a national movement that began in 2001 by CasaColumbia. Hands-on parenting has been shown to decrease the likelihood that their children will smoke, drink, or use other drugs. Family Day is a time for communities to come together and promote simple acts of parental engagement. Building communication by talking, listening, and offering guidance starting at an early age creates a strong basis for parental engagement.

“Every child deserves to grow up healthy and happy with an adolescence that is free from addiction. Parents, one of the best ways you can help keep your kids substance free is to be engaged in their lives – that includes being there for them at dinner,” says Jeffrey B. Lane, CASAColumbia’s Chairman. “The conversations that take place during family dinners give you a window into what your kids are going through and helps you keep the lines of communication open with them.”

Take the Pledge

            Become a Family Day STAR!

I commit to:

S– Spend time with my kids

T– Talk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs

A– Answer their questions and listen to what they say

R– Recognize that I have the power to help keep my kids substance free!

Pledge Now