Vacation Camps

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all registration for our summer camps have been postponed until further notice.  Update on the status of our summer camps will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

We offer several options to make it a great week for kids, and convenient for busy parents. Our day camps are in conjunction withAlachua School Board Calendar.

For information on our camps, please call 352-334-5067. 

Register in person at the Administrative Office, Thomas Center, Building B, 3rd Floor, 306 NE 6th Ave., 32601,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Summer Camps

We are happy to offer a variety of camps throughout the summer months!!

Please choose your camp below for specific information and registration dates.

Scholarship Information: We have a scholarship that is available for families that qualify through the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) for free or reduced lunch. Families may also qualify through the City of Gainesville Family Application for Reduced Fees. Proof of the past four weeks of income will need to be submitted with the application at time of registration. You can request proof of free or reduced lunch through your child’s school by calling the SBAC’s Food Service Office at 352-955-7539 ext.1569. If eligible, you will receive a 50% discount.

A second scholarship that we are offering this summer for our Happy Campers and Teen Life camps would provide a 100% scholarship to either of these camps.  Please complete the following steps to apply for this scholarship (scholarships cannot be applied online and must be done in person):

1. You may pick up a scholarship application (for each child that will be applying) at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administration, along with the required documentation, at the Thomas Center located at 306 NE 6th Avenue, Bldg. B, 3rd Floor, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

2. Submit your application and documentation (deadline for submission TBD.  Please check back soon for updates). No applications will be accepted after this time.

3. We will randomly select the recipients of the scholarship and notify you if your child was selected.  At that time you will need to return to PRCA Administration and register.  If your child is not randomly selected, you can still register your child at that time, but will need to submit payment for the sessions registered.

Please Note:

When scholarships are granted, a child must attend the program on a full-time basis. Full time equates to three times a week. If a child misses 5 consecutive days, or 2 weeks without attending 3 days per week, then the scholarship will be revoked. The child may remain a registered participant by paying the full camp rate for the remainder of the desired session within two days of the decision. If parent/guardian does not make this payment, child will be withdrawn from camp.

For additional information, please contact our Administrative Office by email, in person: 306 NE 6th Avenue, Thomas Center Bldg B, 3rd Floor. or call us at 352-334-5067. Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.