When School is Out

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

For information on our camps, please call 352-334-5067. Register in person at our Administrative Office, located at the Thomas Center (306 NE Sixth Ave.), Building B, 3rd Floor, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Out of School Days

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers all day activities for days the schools are closed.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 | Out of School Day
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 | Out of School Day (Gator Homecoming)
  • Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 | Out of School Day (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 | Out of School Day (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 | Out of School Day (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 | Out of School Day
  • Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 | President's Day

Fees per day: $6.25* for Residents, $9.75 for Non-city residents. Prices as of Oct. 1, 2019.

*Proof of residency required (GRU bill or voter registration). 

Locations:

  • Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186 

  • Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Ave., 352-334-2714

Seasonal Camps:

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers themed camps based on school breaks throughout the year. Winter Break and Spring Break Camp prices are $55.25* Residents, $82.50 Non-City Residents. Prices effective 10/1/20.  Proof of residency required.  

  • Winter Break Camp: (covers two calendar weeks, offers 7 days of camp) Week One: Monday, Dec. 23; Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Week Two: Monday, Dec. 30; Tuesday, Dec. 31; Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 and Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
  • Spring Break Camp: Monday, March 23-Friday, March 27, 2020

You must register for camps as a separate program as they differ from the Foundations Academy after-school program, occur at limited locations and accommodate a different capacity of children. Fees apply.

*Proof of residency required (GRU bill or voter registration).