What is Boot Camp for New Dads?
Boot Camp for New Dads is a nationally-recognized, “best practice” program designed specifically for men, providing new and expecting dads an opportunity to learn and connect with other fathers in a non-threatening, relaxed setting.
Boot Camp ensures ’rookie’ dads learn skills that will make them more confident and committed in assuming their role as a father in their child’s life. The Boot Camp ‘Coach’ helps them understand that they are not backup or substitute mothers but that they are important in their own right and for different reasons.
Who can attend Boot Camp for New Dads?
Any new and expecting father, and even "veteran" fathers can attend. Men do not have to be married or be the father of a Healthy Start client to participate; all are welcome.
When, where, and how much are classes?
Classes are offered at various times and at multiple locations throughout Orange County, including Florida Hospital, Winter Park Memorial Hospital, and Winnie Palmer Hospital. The cost of this class is $25. The class is grant funded by the Heart of Florida United Way.
View a list of upcoming dates for Boot Camp classes
What's covered in a Boot Camp class?
Bootcamp for New Dads, the only class with "Guy Questions, Guys Answers, taught by Real Dads and Real Babies"
Learn how to:
- Take care of mom before, during and after birth
- Calm a crying baby
- Change a diaper
- Hold your baby
- Survive labor & delivery
- and much more...
Boot Camps are free and offer a copy of "Crash Course for Expecting Dads". This class is designed exclusively for expecting dads and new dads. Classes are sponsored by Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County.
How can I get more information?
Please visit below to view dates for each of the locations below or to register:
- Arnold Palmer Hospital - Downtown Orlando
- Winnie Palmer Hospital - Downtown Orlando
- Health Central Hospital - Ocoee
Click here to open the brochure, or contact our Boot Camp Coach, Kevin Sutton (see below).
For questions or more information call Kevin at 407.284.8217.