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 the Administrative Office, Thomas Center, Building B, 3rd Floor, 306 NE 6th Ave., 32601, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm.

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

  • Friday, October 19, 2018: Pupil Holiday/ Teacher Workday
  • Friday, November 2, 2018: UF Homecoming
  • Monday, November 19– Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Pupil Teacher/Holidays
  • Monday February 18, 2019: President’s Day

Fees per day: $6.00* for Residents, $9.25 for Non-City Residents. Prices as of October 1, 2017.

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



  • Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186 
    Register Here
  • Eastside Community Center, 2841 East University Avenue, 352-334-2714
    Register Here


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 $52.50* Residents, $78.50 Non-City Residents. Proof of residency required.  
  • Winter Break: December 26–28 and January 2–4
  • Spring Break: April 1–5, 2019
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).