AMIkids recently hosted our annual Winter Challenge Event in Hudson, FL. These annual events bring AMIkids programs together from across the nine states they operate in order to develop comradery and teamwork among the youth they serve.
This year’s Winter Challenge Event featured 18 AMIkids programs, with more than a dozen from across Florida. The three-day event includes a variety of challenges for the youth, such as creative writing, science fair projects, track events, first aid practicums, academic quiz bowl, tug-o-war, spelling bee, volleyball competition, speech contest and even nautical knot tying known as Marlinspike (a nod to AMIkids’ historical beginnings as a marine-based rehabilitation program).
We also had several special events this year, including a stir-fry challenge sponsored by Canteen, one of AMIkids’ national corporate partners. This event allowed several of our non-residential programs to showcase their culinary skills developed through the AMIkids Vocational Training Program.