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Springtastic Staycation: Sign Up Now!

Spring Break is right around the corner! Do you have plans for the family yet? If not, don't sweat it! The kids can have fun right here at home with SPRINGTASTIC STAYCATION! Our FSS facilities are joining forces to bring you a week of fun, exciting events for the family! Springtastic Staycation is the ultimate spring break event for the whole family! From STEM Day to exciting field trips and St. Patrick's Day festivities, there's something for everyone. Let's dive into each day of the week-long event and see what's in store! Looking for the Scavenger Hunt? CLICK HERE. 


Each day of Springtastic Staycation has something fun happening for the kids! See the schedule, learn more and get signed up below!

Monday, March 13Build a Birdhouse (R4R)
Tuesday, March 14STEM Day
Wednesday, March 15Are You Ready? | Field Trip to Aviate | Fairy Garden (R4R)
Thursday March 16Field Trip to Exploration Place
Friday, March 17St. Patrick's Day Party
All Week LongFSS Scavenger Hunt

Get Signed Up Today! 

Check out the Staycation events below! Links or instructions to sign up will be included for each individual activity.

Build A Birdhouse (R4R)
10:30am-12pm | 1-3pm 
Monday, March 13

Spring Break is here and what better time to build (or decorate!) a cozy, personalized home for all of our returning avian friends? The Community Center is hosting two sessions of this hands-on family activity! Plan a whole week of birdwatching with the family, once you've got your humble abodes finished and filled! Just $5 per person to join us! Ready to sign up? Fly over to this link:

1-3pm | Youth Center Gym
Tuesday, March 14

Get ready for a hands-on, educational experience with STEM! Base recycling specialist Natalie Wildernom will be making cardboard and paper airplanes, and setting up a runway for kids to work on. The Innovation Lab will be represented by MSgt. Parise, who will bring one of their 3D printers and have a project for kids to work on. The second hour will be dedicated to hands-on science with stations around the gym for families to explore. There will be activities for both younger and older kids. Want to get the kids signed up? Look no further:

Field Trip: Aviate & Exploration Place
March 15 - 16

Get out of the house and join us on two exciting field trips! On March 15th, we're headed to Aviate Jump Center, and on March 16th, we're visiting Exploration Place in Wichita. Both trips are guaranteed to be a blast! To get signed up for either trip, reach out to the Youth Center at (316) 759-4070 to get started! 

Wednesday, March 15

Ready to develop your job readiness skills that employers look for in teens that will put you ahead of your peers? Join us for this free event learning and developing those job readiness skills in a fun, engaging and interactive way!

Lunch will be provided and no Youth Center membership required. Ages 14-18. RSVP by March 10, 2023. For more information contact Greg Martin, School Liaison Program Manager, (316) 759-3326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHERE: McConnell AFB Youth Center

Registration Link:

Make a Fairy Garden (R4R)
10:30am-12pm | 1-3pm

Wednesday, March 15

It's spring and you know what that means! Everything is coming back to life and leprechauns aren't the only mythological creatures on the loose this week! Grab the whole family for this fun fairy activity. Tinker with tiny garden decorations and build your very own hospitable outdoor environment any fairy would love. The only limitation is your imagination! Only $5 per person! Don't let the bell ring before you sign up for this activity today!

St. Patrick's Day Party
1-3pm | Youth Center Gym
Friday, March 17

Get into the green spirit and join us for St. Patrick's Day festivities! There will be leprechaun traps, giant games, a Leprechaun Leap (cake walk), and more. Snacks will include green cupcakes and green Kool-Aid, and the giant games will be brought together by ODR, YC, and SAC. Crafts will include leprechaun hats, rainbow banners, and clover sun catchers. Get ready to have some fun! Feeling lucky? Well then, don't forget to sign up:

FSS Scavenger Hunt
All Week Long

Join us for a fun scavenger hunt throughout Spring Break, where participants will explore different facilities and learn about what we do. Each facility will have information and a spot to find, and all completed papers will be entered into a drawing for FSS swag. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure! CLICK HERE to download and print your copy of the scavenger hunt, or pick one up from participating FSS facilities! Completed forms can be dropped off at the Library no later than Friday the 17th at 3:30pm. 

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