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Baltimore or Bust!

UPDATED:  April 12, 2022

As you may know, we were planning a trip to Baltimore; we raised money and had a list of places we wanted to visit. Unfortunately, things are not back to normal, and we could not make arrangements for this trip. We are disappointed we could not go to Baltimore. Still, we planned several end-of-the-year activities which we are looking forward to – lunch on the Spirit of Philadelphia, a bowling or skating trip, and an afternoon of fun playing games on a Gaming Truck. RESILIENCE!

If you would like to get involved, please call or email Michele Hewitt-Webster. 

Hi, my name is Michele and I am fundraising for a school trip to from MileStone Academy in Jenkintown, PA to Baltimore, MD. Our goal is $2,000.

MileStone students have expressed great interest in taking this traditional school trip because all of the fun and cool things they have heard about the historical city.

Baltimore is a great place for young budding minds! There are plenty of Baltimore area destinations where students can learn about a ton of interesting things—from history to art, and even baseball. We have pulled together a list of just a few of the experiences that are sure to make memories for MileStone students. Your generous donation will help fund MileStone Academy’s road trip to Baltimore.

Arts & Culture

Many of Baltimore’s museums offer special programming for children. The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Walters Art Museum both offer free admission as well as drop-in art activities for students so they can create their own masterpieces. The BMA’s Family Audio Tour—narrated by Henri Matisse’s dog, Raodi, and his friends—is available via iTunes and is the perfect way to help little ones understand the art. At “weekend walk-ins,” the American Visionary Art Museum provides everything you need to create your own replica of the art on display. At the Creative Alliance, you’ll find music performances, art shows and free drop-in art programs for kids and adults of all ages.

History & Heritage

Baltimore’s historical sites offer a variety of learning opportunities that transport you to a different time. At Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine youngsters can earn a Junior Ranger badge after completing an activity booklet, experience live military reenactments, musket and artillery demonstration and help raise or lower the flag flying over the fort. The B&O Railroad Museum is perfect for train enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to letting you climb aboard and play conductor, the museum has a dedicated indoor play space featuring toy trains and books. Thomas the Tank Engine regularly visits to take families on a special ride. The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park recounts the history of Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers and the first black-owned shipyard in the United States. Experience what boat building was like during that time with a hands-on demonstration.

Science & Education

Maryland Science Center to learn about everything from outer space to the human body. Budding scientists can complete their own experiments and test the laws of gravity in dedicated areas for different ages. Port Discovery Children’s Museum stimulates students’ imaginations while keeping them moving. They can test new heights in the four-story SkyClimber, or become the captain of a replica cargo ship. At the National Aquarium, students get up close and person with furry, slimy or scaly friends. The Aquarium also brings out some of its smaller animals during critter chats where students can ask questions about their habitat or diet.

Please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal of $2,000. We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used for a school trip to from MileStone Academy in Jenkintown, PA to Baltimore, MD. Some expenses for this excursion are:

  • School bus rental.

  • 3 square meals, beverages, and healthy snacks for students and chaperones.

  • Gas, tolls, and parking.

  • State and federal taxes.

  • Admission fees.

  • $25 cash gift cards for student stipend.

  • Travel and emergency amenities.

Please join us! With your donation, we are one step closer to Baltimore!

Michele Hewitt-Webster
Executive Director
(215) 663-1160

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