Underneath all the bouncing, sliding, and laughing, Jumping Jamboree's staff has craftily disguised healthy exercise and the development of social skills. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses gigantic inflatable bounce stations, including separate areas for toddlers and younger visitors. But while kids scurry across this indoor playground, they're also interacting with others and using their intellect to solve challenges. Jumping Jamboree's experienced staff monitors play areas at all times, allowing parents to kick back with the facility's WiFi or sneak home and finally take their turn jumping on the beds.
On the tree-lined shores of Sue Creek, the adventurous can ride stand-up paddleboards to explore the creek's calm waters. From the Baltimore Boating Center, the seafaring staff pairs its clients on boards suited to their skill levels. Paddlers launch from a newly constructed floating pier, meaning no one will have to mount their boards from a low-flying helicopter.
Bootcamp’s helicopter tours take passengers on soaring journeys through the Baltimore skyline. Pilot Robert "Bootcamp" Shapiro has logged over 1,700 hours in single and multi-engine sky-cycles and even more hours as a Baltimore native, making him the guide among guides for an elevated expedition through the city. As Bootcamp provides an informative aerial commentary, casual or crackerjack photosmiths can snap photos of prominent landmarks such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Francis Scott Key Bridge, as well as blimp-quality views of Camden Yards, Bank Stadium, and lively neighborhoods like Fells Point. Flights depart from Clarksville and take up to three passengers on 20-minute tours.
Under the attentive supervision of one of Off the Wall's active and insured instructors, students learn the basics of underwater breathing using supplied scuba equipment. Off the Wall is owned by two longtime divers, bringing years of experience, SSI and PSAI ratings, and distinguished bubble-blowing skills. During the approximately two-hour intro class, a team member will help you get acquainted with aquatic gadgetry while teaching you what you need to know in order to be safe and confident before spending an hour in the water. Bring your Groupon to Off the Wall to get fitted for a wetsuit and schedule your class.
Benchwarmers Pub bustles with the raucous cheers from Ravens fans watching the game on wall-mounted TVs intermingled with clinking pint glasses and ambient tunes from the Megatouch jukebox. Here patrons gather to throw back brews while snacking from a menu of classic pub food. The cooks whip up baskets of crispy fried pickles and wings smothered in fixings ranging from mild honey-barbecue to spicy 3-Mile Island sauce. Heartier fare includes half-pound cheeseburgers, quarter-pound Nathan's hot dogs, and barbecue pulled pork piled on pretzel rolls.
When they're not glued to the TV or filling their bellies, patrons can challenge one another to a friendly game of pool. Benchwarmers Pub also plays host to live DJ sets and weekly karaoke sessions, during which patrons can show support for their favorite team by belting out every song on the Rudy soundtrack.