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Arts & Crafts

Buoy Painting $
Coconut Painting $
Decoupage a Vase/Box $
Frame Decorating $
Jute Candle Holders $
Holiday Themed Crafts – TBA $
Tie-Dye T-Shirts $
Wine Glass Painting $

Block Party
Pirate Party
Roadkill Party

Dance
50's Dance
Big-O Anniversary Party
Big-O Birthday Party
Christmas Carols Dance
Country Dance
Lobster Hop
Mini-Lobster Season Hop
New Year’s Eve Party
St. Patrick’s Day Dance & Beer Drinking
Valentine’s Day Dance

Fitness
Water Aerobics

Food
2nd Hand Rose Fashion Show/Ladies Luncheon
Banana Splits $
Christmas Dinner $
Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast
Family Fishing Tournament Award Ceremony
Fantasy Fest "Back to Reality" Party
Largest Fish Tournament Awards & Chowder
Lobster Season Dinner
Mini-Lobster Season Mac-n-Cheese Party
Morning Coffee - FREE Daily 8am - 10am
S’mores & Limbo 
Sunset Happy Hour $
Super Bowl Party $
Thanksgiving Dinner $
All food events include a vegetarian option.

General
Bingo $
Book Club – Titles TBA
Christmas Eve Visit from Santa
Craft Show $
Fun Fund Auction $
Game Night

Tournament
BPKFL Family Fishing Tournament
Dolphin Fishing Tournament
Largest Fish Tournament
Largest Lobster Mini-Season Contest
Largest Lobster Regular Season Contest


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BPKFL Activity Calendar
From arts & crafts to sunset happy hours, there is so much to do during your stay at the BPKFL. To help you make the most of your visit we have compiled a calendar of camp activities. For more information about an event, click the title of the event from the list at the left. To download a PDF of this week's camp activities, click here.

Arts & Crafts
 
Buoy Painting - $3
 
Coconut Painting $3
 
Decoupage a Vase/Box $3
 
Frame Decorating $3
 
Jute Candle Holders $3
 
Holiday Themed Crafts – TBA $
 
Tie-Dye T-Shirts $7
 
Wine Glass Painting $7
 
Block Party
 
Pirate Party
Block parties are a great way to get to know your fellow BPKFL campers and the annual Pirate Party is a don't miss event here at the BPKFL. Dress in your best pirate gear and bring a dish (your favorite drink too!) to share with your fellow campers. Music, food, grog, costume contest and dancing in the streets! For you comfort, guests are encouraged to bring their own chair and beverage of choice. This event is FREE for all campers. back to top of events page
 
Roadkill Party
This street party gets its name because it is the only street party at BPKFL that is held out front of the property, right on Long Beach Road. The menu features homemade mac-n-cheese, bar-b-q sandwiches and salad. Join us for dinner, dancing and music at this one-of-a-kind, BPKFL-exclusive party. $6 per person, includes 1 free (non-alcoholic) drink. back to top of events page
 
Dance
 
50's Dance
Step back in time and celebrate the 50's with music and dancing from this golden era of music and fun. Dress up in your favorite 1950's outfit and dance the night away to some of the greatest music of all time. (This is a FREE event that is open to guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Big-O Anniversary Party
A "Big O" anniversary is one that ends in a zero: 10, 20, 30… and right on up through the decades. If you had, or will have, such an anniversary in the current year, then you are invited to celebrate as a "Big O" honoree. This party is open to all guests, with special recognition going to those couples lucky enough to be celebrating over 50 years with their sweetie. This is your chance to let your inner thespian shine as the roles in our evening skit with feature our Big O honorees! (This is a FREE event open to guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Big-O Birthday Party
A "Big O" birthday is one that ends in a zero: 10, 40, 100… and every decade in between. If you have celebrated, or will celebrate, a milestone birthday in the current year, you are qualified as a "Big O" birthday honoree. This party is open to all guests with special honors going to those that are celebrating a "Big O" birthday. Let your inner thespian shine as roles in the evening's skill will feature our Big O honorees! (This is a FREE event that is open to guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Christmas Carols Dance
This event is a chance to let out your inner romantic and dance the night away to favorite Christmas carols, both old and new. Kick off the BPKFL Christmas season with a little music and dancing to help you celebrate the season, your sweetheart and you. Refreshments are available. (This is a FREE event that is open to guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Country Dance
Head out West with the friendliest folks you'll ever meet at the BPKFL Country Dance. Featuring the best of old and new country music, these is your chance to two-step with your sweetie or learn the latest line dance… all while dressed in your best country get-up. (This is a FREE event that is open to guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Lobster Hop
Close your eyes and think about the Florida Keys. What comes to mind? Miles of ocean, beautiful sunsets and… LOBSTER! To celebrate the annual return of lobster season, the BPKFL hosts its biggest party of the year. Come, watch the famous lobster skit and dance the night away! (This is a FREE event. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Mini-Lobster Season Hop
Every year, Lobster mini-season brings crowds of lobster-lovers looking to get up close and personal with the Florida Key's most beloved resident - the lobster! To celebrate their return the BPKFL hosts one of its most popular parties of the year. Come, watch the skit, dance the night away and celebrate our favorite crustacean in style! (This is a FREE event. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
New Year’s Eve Party
Out goes the old year, in comes the new. The annual BPKFL New Year's Eve Party is a chance to say good-bye to Old Father Time and hello to sweet Baby New Year. Join us for a night of celebration that features a dance contest, best hat contest, music, dancing, and a skit… all leading up to a visit by Baby New Year at 11PM and a countdown at midnight. (This is a FREE event. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.) back to top of events page
 
St. Patrick’s Day Dance and Beer Drinking Contest
Contest (All ages may attend; 21 & up to participate) Celebrate the Irish in you with an evening of music and dancing that includes a beer drinking contest for all ages…. as long as that age is over 21! We provide the beer; you wear green and bring 5 of your beer drinking buddies to form a team of 6 competitors worthy of the title. (Women compete with teams of 4) Don’t have your own team? Don’t worry; we will connect you with a team so you can find out if you have what it takes to drink a beer faster than your fellow campers AND BPKFL staff. An epic battle with bragging rights to the winner! back to top of events page
 
Valentine’s Day Dance
Maybe it’s the beaches, or the moonlight on the water, but there is something inherently romantic about being in the Florida Keys. And what better time than Valentine's Day to celebrate with those you love in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Dancing, music and a special Valentine's Day skit are sure to make this one of your most memorable Valentine's Days ever. (This is a FREE event for guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Fitness
 
Water Aerobics
Come and get your move on with our water aerobics class. This fun, accessible workout is great for guests of all ages and will go a long way to making you feel your best during your stay. back to top of events page
 
Food
All food events include a vegetarian option.
 
2nd Hand Rose Fashion Show & Ladies Luncheon
Bring out your inner fashionista and hidden bargain shopper for one of the highlights of the BPKFL social calendar: the 2nd Hand Rose Fashion Show & Ladies Luncheon. During this ladies-only event, guests compete to see who can put together the best thrift store/second hand outfit in the following categories: sporty, sexy, elegant, best bargain, etc. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are provided at no cost. (This event is FREE that is open to female guests of all ages. Alcohol is limited to those 21 and up.) back to top of events page
 
Banana Splits $
Banana Splits – How does three scoops of ice cream, a banana and a “top your own sundae” bar sound? If it sounds like the perfect way to “top off” a day in the Keys then you are going to love Banana Splits night! Just $1 per person, this is a 35-year BPKFL tradition that is a great treat for guests of all ages. back to top of events page
 
Christmas Dinner $
Celebrate the joy of the season at our annual Christmas dinner. The Gladwell family, BPKFL staff and a group of loyal, guest volunteers come together to create a complete, homemade Christmas dinner for you and your family. The menu includes bread, turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pies… all made from scratch! Tea, coffee and water are also available. $7 per person with $1 going to the Big Pine Key Volunteer Fire Department.  back to top of events page

 
Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast
Watch the sun come up over Spanish Harbor on Sun Beach with a homemade cinnamon bun breakfast and the fellowship of our camp family. Enjoy this special holiday in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  (This is a FREE event for all campers of all ages.) back to top of events page

 
Family Fishing Tournament Award Ceremony & Banana Splits $
This is our chance to recognize our tournament winners and enjoy some banana splits as well! Just $1 per person for banana splits.  This event is FREE for guests of all ages. back to top of events page

 
Fantasy Fest "Back to Reality" Party
A chance for you to take it easy on yourself and rest up from your Duval Street antics. Featuring comfort food like chili, chowder, homemade bread and pies, this get together is our way of taking the sting out of your departure and wishing you a speedy return to our little slice of paradise. back to top of events page

 
Largest Fish Tournament
December thru January all fish are eligible, they just have to be big. If you are not able to be present to pick up your award at the ceremony, your award will be shipped to you. Award Ceremony & Chowder back to top of events page

 
Lobster Season Dinner
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Mini-Lobster Season Mac-n-Cheese Party
Dinner is served by the Gladwell family and the menu features homemade mac and cheese, bar-b-q sandwiches and salad. (This is a FREE event. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.) back to top of events page

Morning Coffee - FREE in the Camp Store - Daily from 8am - 10am

Stop by and say hi! to your fellow campers and swap stories on the Liar's Bench. This BPKFL tradition is your chance to say hello to your neighbors and kick off another day in paradise.   back to top of events page

S’mores & Limbo - Sun Beach
What says camping more than sitting around the campfire, making smores? How about a little limbo added in with awards for "How low can you get?" Join us at Sun Beach as we cook up a little campfire and make some memories. FREE event includes the makings for your smores and a stick to cook it with. back to top of events page
 

Sunset Happy Hour 

Take a gorgeous Florida Keys sunset, add a signature frozen cocktail and music and what do you get? The perfect way to unwind after a day on the water. Our second floor pool deck makes for a gorgeous vantage point to catch the sun setting and our live music is guaranteed to get you into an island state of mind. (This event is FREE for guests of all ages. The bar will be open with our signature frozen cocktail, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.)
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Super Bowl Party
With all the beauty of the Florida Keys you might not think that Super Bowl ranks high on our to-do list, but rest assured, our guests love their football and viewing the game at camp has become a time-honored tradition (as has our in-camp football pool!) Enjoy game day food favorites like chili and hot dogs (plus a vegetarian dish, of course) for just $6 per person. Come on down and cheer for your favorite team! (This event is FREE for guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Thanksgiving Dinner $
Here at the BPKFL we know we have so much to be thankful for and our annual Thanksgiving Dinner is our chance to share our blessings with you. The Gladwell family, BPKFL staff and a group of loyal, guest volunteers come together to create a complete, homemade Thanksgiving dinner. The menu includes bread, turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pies… all made from scratch! Tea, coffee and water are also available. $7 per person with $1 going to the Big Pine Key Volunteer Fire Department.  back to top of events page
 
General
 
Bingo $
Bingo is a winter tradition here at BPKFL and this is your chance to come out and test your skills against other BPKFL bingo devotees. A great evening of fun and a chance to get to know your camp neighbors. This event is FREE for guests of all ages. back to top of events page
 
Book Club – Titles TBA
Once a month, guest are invited to meet in the recreation room to discuss the book of the month. This event is FREE for guests of all ages, book not provided. back to top of events page
 
Christmas Eve Visit from Santa
Join us at Sun Beach as Santa himself comes ashore by boat from Spanish Harbor to hear your Christmas wishes. This annual tradition is beloved by guests of all ages, so bring your child (or you inner child!) to meet Santa and catch a little of the Christmas spirit, Florida Keys style.  This is a FREE event that is open to guests of all ages. back to top of events page
 
Craft Show $
Bet you didn't know what a talented group of guests we have here at the BPKFL. At this event, you get a glimpse into how crafty your fellow campers are and a chance to buy some of their wares to take home for yourself. We set up the tables; you display your wares and get a chance to buy some hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items. The BPKFL even gets into the spirit by selling large slices of homemade pie with ice cream for just $2. This FREE event is open to BPKFL guests only. All ages are welcome. back to top of events page
 
Fun Fund Auction 
That’s not a typo: FUN FUND. At this annual event we take the unclaimed items from lost & found and conduct an auction. Pick up a treat for a bargain and help raise money for the BPKFL Fun Fund. All proceeds from the auction are put into a fund to buy a fun item for the camp (hence the name), that is chosen by the campers themselves.  Complimentary popcorn is available. (This is a FREE event for guests of all ages, items available for sale. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.)back to top of events page
 
Game Night
Have a hidden corn hole talent? Love ping pong? Secretly a pool shark? Then Game Night was made for you! Join your fellow competitors for a night of games and refreshments.  Beverages start at $1, but the games and the fun are FREE, FREE, FREE! back to top of events page
 
Tournament
 
BPKFL Family Fishing Tournament
This spirited competition lasts just one week in June but the memories will last a lifetime! back to top of events page
 
Dolphin Fishing Tournament
We dedicate the whole month of May to finding and rewarding the largest dolphin fish (mahi-mahi) catches around. One winner per week, one overall winner for the month. back to top of events page
 
Largest Fish Tournament
December thru January - all fish are eligible, they just have to be big. If you are not able to be present to pick up your award at the ceremony, your award will be shipped to you. back to top of events page
 
Largest Lobster - Mini-Season Contest
First time "lobster-ers" will have their chance to get knighted and welcomed into the family as a "big ugly" during the Mini-Lobster Hop. Awards will be given in different categories by age, all ages are eligible. (This is a FREE event for guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page
 
Largest Lobster - Regular Season Contest
First time "lobster-ers" will have their chance to get knighted and welcomed into the family as an "ugly giant" during the Mini-Lobster Hop. Awards will be given in different categories by age, all ages are eligible. (This is a FREE event for guests of all ages. The bait shop will be open with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.) back to top of events page


 
 
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