Halloween activities at Barry University provide safe haven for local children
Contact: Whitney Sessa
On Friday, Oct. 30, Barry University will invite children from the local community to its Miami Shores campus to participate in two safe, fun and family-friendly events when Miami-Dade schools close for Teacher Work Day. Kids can kick off Halloween early at Barry’s BUCkid’s Day Camp Boo Bash from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at Housing and Residence Life’s Trick-or-Treat program from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Barry’s Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness will offer kids ages 5 to 12 an entire day of fun-filled Halloween activities at its BUCkid’s Boo Bash. Children are invited to come in costume to the day camp to take part in a “mad scientist’s computer lab,” a “creepy carnival,” a “haunted campus,” trick-or-treating, fortune telling and other Halloween festivities. Pumpkin patch pizza, spider cider and cryptic cupcakes will be served for lunch.
In the afternoon, Barry’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will host its annual Trick-or-Treat program, offering children 12 years old and younger an early evening of trick-or-treating on Barry’s campus. Students are invited to go trick-or-treating throughout various departments on campus and take part in several arts and crafts activities, including pumpkin painting and a spider-ring toss competition.
The cost per child for the BUCkid’s Boo Bash is $35 for children of Barry students, faculty or staff, $40 for children of Barry alumni and $50 for children in the community. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.barry.edu/hpls/recreation/DayCamp.htm and should be mailed with registration fees (cash or check only) to:
Forms can also be delivered directly to Nell McGhee on Barry’s main campus in Room 100 of Barry’s Health & Sports Center.
The drop off and pick up location for the day camp will be at the Events Room in Barry’s Landon Student Union, located on North Miami Avenue between NE 111th Street and NE 115th Street. For more information about the BUCkid’s Boo Bash, please e-mail Barry’s Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness at email@example.com or call (305) 899-3063.
Parking will be available for the Trick-or-Treat program through Barry’s south entrance off NE 111th Street. For additional information about the Trick-or-Treat program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 899-3877.