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What activities are available during free time at SMMR?

On site there is the beach, pool, & games such as triple toss, cornhole, spikeball & kanjam. There are also private vendors on the beach who offer Jet Ski rentals & parasailing.

BigStuf hosts optional rec tournaments including basketball & beach volleyball.

Tournament rules:


  • 3-on-3
  • One team per 30 students in a group
  • Substitutes are allowed
  • Leaders may play on the teams, but you can only have one leader on the court at a time


  • 6-on-6
  • One team per 30 students
  • Substitutes are allowed
  • Must have at least one girl on the court at all times
  • Leaders may play on the teams, but you can only have one leader on the court at a time

Have your teams formed ahead of time so you can sign-up at check-in, leader orientation or immediately following the first session before small groups. All teams must sign-up for rec tournaments by the end of night one before small groups.

Free Time:

After lunch on day 4 the afternoon is yours to do with your group as you please. There are no rec tournaments this day. You can stay on site during the free afternoon & enjoy the beach or you may go off site with your group. There are several options for activities off property such as arcades, bungee jumping, miniature golf, Pier Park outdoor shopping center, Shipwreck Island Water Park, & Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. For more activities in the Panama City Beach area, check out Visit Panama City’s website here or visit our Activities page here.

There is an optional dinner that will be served by the Boardwalk Beach Resort on Night 4. If you are interested in this option, please contact to discuss meal & price options. The Boardwalk Beach Resort will need to know if you are planning on taking advantage of this meal option no later than one month out from the start of your camp.

If you choose to not take the Night 4 meal option, dinner is on your own.  Take a look at our Restaurants page here  for an extensive list of restaurants in close proximity to camp.  You can choose to eat dinner on site as well, but with hotel policies the food cannot be served in common areas. Food has to be kept & eaten in your hotel rooms.

Get in touch with the BigStuf leader relations team for more help.

Our job is to take care of the details, no matter what that looks like. We want to empower you to lead or allow you to rest and enjoy camp with your students.