Especially for Spouses

| Beach Yoga | Morning Bunco |Beach Walk| Charity Event |Salt Cooking School | Social Events |Tours| Dress | |Childcare| Family Activities |

Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them build essential industry relationships. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees. BSA has planned a number of convention activities to include spouses/companions. All of the social and leisure events on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday include spouses and companions.

Convention Functions for Spouses and Companions

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, attendees will be notified via email ahead of time.

Beach Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Beach Yoga is a meditative art form based on static breathing positions.  By positioning the body and concentrating on the wind and the timing of the waves to assist the breathing, yoga helps to heal the body and enhance health. Bare feet, all levels. Registration fee is $28.00. Yoga class includes towels and bottled water. The following items are recommended for all guests to bring:  Footwear, Sunscreen, Clothing which allows flexible movement of the body, Light-weight jacket for warm-up and cool-down.

Morning Bunco for Spouses and Companions

Sunday, May 4, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our Hostesses: Raena Breen, Lynn Durston, Erin Nations,Christie Negri, Heidi Stofferahn and Jodi Tanrikulu

  • Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bunco. Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. Suggested Donation for the charity Barnabas Center is $20.00. Registration fee is $35.00 includes light snacks and a mimosa.

Barefoot Beach Walk for Spouses and Companions

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Beach, please meet at the North Boardwalk entrance (by the pool) by 7:50 am

  • Please join the 2015 Convention Committee Spouses and take a morning walk on the beach. A perfect way to start the day. Complimentary.

Charity Event for Spouses and Companions

Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Front Entrance

  • Barnabas Center is Nassau County’s only comprehensive service center to help neighbors in crisis so they can become healthy, productive citizens. They address critical issues facing the local community, such as hunger, affordable health care, and prevention of homelessness. Barnabas Center's mission and vision is to provide assistance to individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County. Their vision is to be the primary nonprofit resource in Nassau Country, providing assistance to connect individuals and families to services that will help them overcome crisis and achieve self-sufficiency. They help people get back on their feet, and that helps entire community. Please volunteer to help unload, setup and distribute the food with your fellow BSA friends at their food distribution and health fair event.

    Registration fee for transportation is $14.00 per person

Salt Cooking School for Spouses and Companions

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:45 am - 1:30 pm
Hotel Lobby

  • How would you like to go behind the scenes of the AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurant, Salt, and learn from their chefs? Salt Cooking School is an opportunity for those passionate about cooking and for those with a willingness to learn. Guests will immerse themselves in the Salt Kitchen and learn how to artfully prepare the same dishes our chefs create each evening in the restaurant. Salt Cooking School is an exclusive opportunity for guests to be inspired by talented chefs and enjoy their own award winning lunch. Cooking School in Salt Kitchen will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and lunch will be served from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Guests Enjoy AAA Five Diamond Lunch. This activity includes: Salt Chefs to Guide and Teach Guests, Fresh Ingredients, Five Diamond Lunch, Nonalcoholic Beverages, Infused Salt Take Home Gift. Registration Fee: $195.00 per person.

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Social Events

Roaring Twenties Reception and Dinner: Expect the Unexpected
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Talbot Ballroom

New York, New York Reception and Dinner
Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Talbot Ballroom

Pool Party Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sports Events

BSA's Tennis Round Robin, Golf Tournament and FishingTournament, are scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday afternoons and offer the opportunity to meet with and enjoy other convention attendees as well as the outstanding sport facilities. All levels welcome.

Tennis Round Robin
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tennis Center

Golf Tournament
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:00 pm tee time
Golf Club of Amelia Isle

Fishing Tournament
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Meet at hotel lobby at 11:45 am

Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2015 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family. Click here to view our Tours & Activities options.

  • Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we’re also providing this link to BSA's Electronic Address Book, so you can readily connect with other BSA friends as you make your plans.

  • A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Address Book. Please e-mail Jean at for your username and password.

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The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:

  • Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets.
  • Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts.

Temperatures in May are a high of 83ºF during the day, a Low of 67ºF in the evenings. Keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A jacket or sweater may be necessary. For more information on dress for specific evening events, please refer to those events.

Attire for the evening events, please click below:

Child Care

Guests can contact the independent childcare providers listed below:

Amelia Island Nanny at (904)742-3481

Nanny on Call at (904)277-3093

Rent a Nanny at (904)241-2723

Please note: There is no relationship or affiliation between the providers listed and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island ("Hotel"), the Hotel Owner, or The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. ("Ritz-Carlton"). This list is provided solely for the convenience of Hotel guests and is not a representation or endorsement by the Hotel, Hotel Owner, or The Ritz-Carlton concerning the quality, standards, or fitness of the providers listed herein. Use these providers at your own risk.

Ritz Kids

Ritz Kids introduces young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the supervised program entertains kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week. Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally. Activities, hours of operations, and pricing are subject to change. Please contact Ritz Kids for further details.

  • Thursday – Learn why a coral reef is really a city under the sea. Join us as we have fun playing games like Race to the Reef. 
  • Friday – Activity revolves around reading Aesop fables and enjoying related games and exercises. 
  • Saturday – Celebrate nature as you explore the natural world around us through games, art, music and dance. 
  • Sunday – Enjoy an inspiring story about trees with a variety of games and activities to show why they are so special and important.

    Children should bring bathing suits, shoes, sunscreen and extra dry clothes.

    The Full Day Program takes place Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, includes juice, snacks and lunch. The program fee is $75.00 for the first child, $70.00 for each additional child.  The Half Day Program includes juice and snacks and is available Thursday through Sunday morning form 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Thursday through Saturday each afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm The half day program fee is $55.00 for the first child and $50.00 for each additional child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional $15.00. 

    24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account. 

Kids Night Out

Children, ages 5-12, get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised movies, games and watersports during Kids Night Out. The program fee is $75.00 per child (Complimentary for Club Level guests). Dinner is included. Available from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Friday and Saturday evening. Program hours may be extended to 11:00 pm for an additional $15.00 per hour, per child with advance notice. 24-hour reservations are required. 

Kids Story Time 
Children will delight in tales of fantasy and adventure during story-time in the Courtyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 10:15 am 

Fish Feeding 
Come learn about our exotic fish, their dietary habits and join us in feeding them in their new aquatic tank. Offered daily at 9:30 am 

Craft Class 
Create a special souvenir to commemorate your island vacation in the Ritz Kids room. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fee applies. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Click HERE for a complete list of activities at Ritz Kids.

Game Room

A fabulous game room for families – Our Space boasts a cool, modern look and the latest technology featuring flat screen televisions, the latest gaming systems, and timeless favorites like air hockey. Our Space also features a private movie theater and a large collection of DVDs. Our Space is open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.


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