"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 - 2016


Family Day – Monday, September 26th 2016

Family Day is a national movement established in 2001 to promote simple acts of parental engagement.

So many of us are wearing multiple hats in both our professional lives and our personal ones.It may be hard to find time to do everything we and our children want to do. But according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), even small everyday activities such as tucking your child in at night or driving them to soccer practice can have lasting effect on children by providing them an opportunity to communicate. Opening the lines of communication while they are young and keeping them open as they grow older will not only have a positive impact on your child’s life, but will also set a good example for when they get older. It is up to us to start the chain reaction.

“America’s drug problem is not going to be solved in courtrooms or legislative hearing rooms by judges and politicians. It will be solved in living rooms and dining rooms and across kitchen tables – by parents and families.” Joseph A. Califano, Jr., The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Become a Family Day STAR!

I commit to:

SSpend time with my kids

TTalk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs

AAnswer their questions and listen to what they say

RRecognize that I have the power to help keep my kids substance free!

Take the pledge here.