Dads & Kids (Daytime)

East Conference: Activities for Dads & Kids

We've planned some fun activities around the Baltimore area for LDSHE dads & kids. It's not only a great way to spend time with Dad, but it's also a relaxed and natural way to meet other LDSHE dads and kids.

Families can participate in as many or few activities as they wish. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fort McHenry National Monument

Come to Fort McHenry National Monument and see where the events took place that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Kids will attend a park ranger presentation and participate in a hands-on flag unrolling at this historic fort and national shrine.

Meet at the park at 10 a.m. Adult entrance fee is $10 per person; children under 16 are free. Payment made individually at park. 

Please let us know you are coming by signing up on the Registration page.

2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230 USE LAWRENCE STREET AND NOT WOODALL, as your GPS or Mapquest might indicate.

Thursday May 26, 2016

National Aquarium

Dads and kids will be headed to the National Aquarium at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, featuring nearly 20,000 animals from above and below the water—one of the city's top attractions. Discount tickets are available through LDSHE: kids $19 (reg $24.95), adults $30 (reg $39.95). This is a group rate, pre-registration is required. Tickets cover entrance into the aquarium and a self-guided tour.

The aquarium is about 20 miles from Turf Valley, and dads are responsible for their own transporation and parking. Strollers must be checked at the aquarium entrance. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase from the aquarium's cafeteria, or you can bring your own food and eat it outside (no outside food allowed), or visit one of the many eateries in the area after your tour. See for more information.

The aquarium is located at 501 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. We'll meet at the aquarium at 9:45 to distribute tickets, and then enter at 10:00. Plan extra time for traffic and parking. Since tours are self-guided, you may head back to Turf Valley whenever you're ready to leave.

Discount tickets must be purchased via the LDSHE website by May 21. Regular price tickets may be available directly from the aquarium, but entry times will vary based on the number of visitors on the day of our trip.

Friday May 27, 2016

Field Day

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Field Day Activities are on-site at Turf Valley! We will have kickball, family building games, and much more.  Games start at 9:30 and go until noon.  Enjoy the outdoors and exploring nature as we take a walk in the surrounding trails and explore the wonders that are all around us.

Please let us know you are coming by signing up on the Registration page.

4:00-5:00: Closing ceremony with rest of the conference attendees-Keynote speaker Orson Scott Card.