We are so excited that you will be joining Believe In Tomorrow at the beach this summer. Below you will see a list of activities that are available to you during your trip. The week begins with a Believe In Tomorrow hosted Cookout on Monday night. Read through the options and select the ones that interest your family. Please call Susan at 410-723-2842 or Katie at 410-744-1032 with questions. Some families want to come and just relax and not have a schedule and others are excited to participate in anything and everything they can. This is your trip so you can design it in a way that works best for your family.
A few guidelines for you:
- We ask that everyone in your family attend the Cookout on Monday evening at 5:00pm. This volunteer sponsored dinner gives us a chance to meet everyone, answer questions, and provide valuable information to your families at the outset of your stay.
- Please don’t just check every activity. It is important that you watch the video, read through the descriptions carefully and then choose the ones that interest you and that you can realistically get to. Please note the times and locations of each activity before choosing it. Once you choose an activity and are scheduled, it is VERY IMPORTANT TO SHOW UP AND BE ON TIME. All of these activities are generously donated by local businesses who make time in their busy summer schedules to accommodate our families so we need to be very respectful of their kindness by being prompt. In the event you have to cancel a scheduled activity please contact the donor directly or notify Believe In Tomorrow staff.
- Activities are donated for immediate family members who are listed on the respite forms only.
- Believe In Tomorrow reserves the right make adjustments as necessary.
Family Deck Party – Monday 5:00pm
Believe In Tomorrow welcomes your family at a delicious cookout held on the deck of The House By The Sea on 66th Street. Our meals feature local seafood, chicken and yummy sides made fresh by our dedicated local volunteers. Along with this wonderful meal you will also have the opportunity to meet the other families and potentially form supportive friendships that will blossom throughout the week. Cookout begins at 5:00pm. *Please notify staff of allergies and dietary restrictions in advance.
Hooper’s Crab House – Tuesday 4:00pm
This casual Bayfront restaurant invites all our families to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes Maryland-style steamed crabs, a local favorite.Hooperscrabhouse.com/menu/
Magic Show – Tuesday through Friday 7:00pm
Enjoy a truly spectacular magic show at the Holiday Inn located right next to the House By The Sea. This activity is HIGHLY recommended by Believe In Tomorrow staff. Come watch and be amazed! Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Autumn Grove Horse Farm – Wednesday 9:00am (Ends on August 2nd)
Beginning on June 21st, you can saddle up for a great pony ride experience. Contact is Jan Rooney at 443-553-2664. Autumngrovestables.net/contact-us.html
Coast Guard Rides/Tour – Wednesday 2:00pm
Take your turn piloting this 47-foot Ocean City Coast Guard Station Life Boat! Navigate your family into the Atlantic Ocean and along the coast of Ocean City. Space is limited to no more than 12 people on the boat at one time. Located at 610 South Philadelphia Avenue. 410-289-1905 Parking will be in the Coast Guard Lot. To read frequently asked questions about the coast guard rides,click here.
Kite Flying on the Beach – Wednesday 6:00pm
Courtesy of generous and enthusiastic volunteers, your family can learn tricks of the trade and hone their kite flying skills. 66th Street. (Kites are provided by the volunteers)
Beach Portraits – Wednesday 6:00pm
Talented local photographers offer beachfront family portraits each Wednesday evening. 66th Street beach.
On the Air at Seacrets Radio – Thursday 8:30am
Has your little chatterbox always wanted to be on the radio? Radio DJ “Bulldog” will gladly share the spotlight with your little star in the making. This activity is recommended for kids 8 years old or older who have an outgoing personality and are excited to talk on the radio. You will receive a digital copy of the broadcast to take home. Located at 49th Street on the Bay.
Crafts – Thursday 4:00pm
Believe In Tomorrow volunteers guide your family through a fun filled crafting experience. Deck of The House By The Sea.
Manicure and Pedicure
You can indulge in a little luxury and get a manicure courtesy of the Serenity Salon and Harmony Wellness Spa.
Serenity Salon – Thursdays and Fridays based on availability and Believe In Tomorrow kids get first priority. Located at 11007 Manklin Creek Road Unit1 Ocean Pines, MD. 410-208-2576 Serenitysalonop.com/about/
Harmony Wellness Spa – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am-6pm. Located at 10031 Old Ocean City Blvd #104 Berlin, MD 21811. 443-362-0951.
Surf Lessons – Friday 8:00am
This life changing activity is appropriate for every child in our program! Your family will be taught to surf by the amazing and talented staff of Malibu’s Surf Shop, located at 8th Street and the boardwalk. Contact Lee Gerachis, 410-289-3000, at 7:30am and he will tell you where to meet him. www.malibus.com
Jolly Roger Amusement Park – Available Daily
This great amusement park generously donates a day at their park to our Believe In Tomorrow families. Take advantage of the waterpark from 10am-6pm and the rides from 2-6pm. Also included is1 round of mini golf. (Go Karts are excluded). Upon arrival, report to guest services to receive your wristbands, provide your name and that you are with Believe In Tomorrow. PLEASE make sure you keep your wristband on all day in case you leave and want to come back. Park is located at 30th Street. For immediate family members only, mom, dad, and children. Jollyrogerpark.com/
This western themed amusement park and waterpark even has mini golf! Frontier Town has hosted our families in the past, but new this year is access to the water park! We hope you enjoy your experience! Frontier town is located beside Assateague beach. Campground.frontiertown.com/amusements/
Enjoy an easy ride along the boardwalk courtesy of Jo’s Bikes at 2nd Street & the Boardwalk , contact 410-524-4995, and B and F Bikes at 1409 Atlantic Avenue, contact is Shane at 410-289-1588. http://www.bandfbikes.com/ Please call 24 hours in advance.
An exciting and unique way to see the sights along the boardwalk. The knowledgeable staff from Boardwalk Segways will give you a training session and then send you off to explore on your own. This activity is based on availability. Contact the owner Jim at 410-289-1203. Boardwalksegways.com * Must be at least 12 years old.
This fun location has a lot to offer to our Believe In Tomorrow families. Children ages 2-10 can experience the climbing maze (socks required). And for kids 8 years old and older Lasertron is a fun activity as long as they are over 48 inches tall (shoes required). Can be used any day of the week. Planet maze gives an all day wrist band so the family can come and go all dayPlanetmaze.com
Bay Bee Flounder Fishing
Enjoy some amazing flounder fishing on board the Bay Bee any day from 8am-12pm or 1-5pm. This is a charter boat that stays out for the whole 4 hours. Located at the Ocean City Fishing Center at 12940 Inlet Isle Lane.
Fishing and Sightseeing – Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am
Volunteers from The Ocean Pines Anglers and the MSSA/ACC provide fishing and/or sightseeing on the coastal waters of Ocean City. Please let them know whether you prefer fishing or sightseeing. The trips are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and will depart from the Ocean Pines Yacht Club at 10:00am. They will provide the fishing gear, bait and life preservers. The length of the trips will be decided by the captain and parents that day. The average trip is three hours, but there are trips that end in an hour due to unanticipated circumstances. The anglers are very safety conscious and won’t hesitate to cancel if there is even a threat of a thunderstorm. Please make sure to arrive on time.
Ocean Lanes Bowling
Families can enjoy 2 free games of bowling with free shoe rental included. Available daily, check with Believe In Tomorrow office for exact times. Oceanlanesocmd.com/
Your family will be given the opportunity to personally decorate special fabric squares during your week at the beach. Your unique squares will be sewn together by our talented volunteer to make a beautiful quilt that is sure to be cherished for many years. Please look at our sample quilt that is available in the office to get inspired.
All Believe In Tomorrow families are given the privilege of using the following facilities:
- Indoor and outdoor pools at the Holiday Inn at 6600 Coastal Highway (across from THBTS). 410-524-1600.
- You can also use the pool at the Comfort Inn located at 507 Atlantic Avenue just off of the boardwalk. 410-289-5155
- World Gym at 67th street Bayside 410-524-1900. Call for class schedules.
- Free shows on Saturday at The Freeman Stage at Bayside Community at 31556 Winterberry Parkway Selbyville Delaware 19975 www.freemanstage.org.
Must check in with BIT pass (which is hanging in your unit) at the front desk of each establishment.
In the form below, check the activities your family would like to schedule