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 or to register for our camps, please call 352-334-5067. 

Out of School Days (for children in 1st through 8th grades)

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

  • Friday, November 6, 2020: Teacher Workday
  • Monday, November 23, 2020: Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, January, 29, 2021: Teacher Workday
  • Monday, February 15, 2021: President's Day
  • Friday, April 16, 2021: Teacher Workday

Camp Times: 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

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

Download and complete the Registration Form


  • Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186. Please note: no registrations in persons, only by phone 352-334-5067 or online.

    Register Online

  • Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue, 352-334-2714. Please note: no registrations in persons, only by phone 352-334-5067 or online.

    Register Online

Out of School Days will provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children in 1st through 8th grades to build lasting experiences. The program will enhance the children’s physical, social and mental awareness by providing sustainable healthy lifestyle lessons and building positive character development through learning teamwork and creating art projects together. Our dedicated staff is committed to keeping children safe while they learn and have fun!


Seasonal Camps

We offer themed camps based on school breaks throughout the year. Winter Break and Spring Break Camp prices are $55.25* for residents, $82.50 for non-city residents. Prices effective Oct. 1, 2019. Proof of residency is required.  

Winter Break Camp (covers two calendar weeks, offers 7 days of camp)

Download and complete the Registration Form

   Week One: Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23, 2020

   Week Two: Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31, 2020

Spring Break Camp: Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26, 2021

Download and complete the Registration Form

Now Enrolling! 
Registration Fees:
$55.25 per child (resident) Proof of residency required; $82.50 per child (non-resident)

Two Locations: Albert "Ray" Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34 Street and Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue

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.

Download, complete the registration form and email it to HarringtonJL@cityofgainesville.org or you can follow the link below for online registration. For more information please contact: 352-334-5067.

Register Online-Eastside Recreation Center


Register Online- Albert Ray Massey Rec Center