Summer Day Camp

2021 Summer Day Camp Registration

Wait List Open

Registration opened March 1. Please complete the wait list for the opportunity to participate this summer. No fees are collected unless space is available.

We provide a wide variety of activities based on the components of physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual and social wellness.  Girls will participate in arts and crafts, go on educational and fun field trips, interact with special guests, and much more!

Girls ages 5-15 can participate in our summer day camp program.  Girls are divided into groups based on the grade they are entering at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year:

Kindergarten-1st Grade – Pink Group

2nd Grade – Red 2 Group

3rd Grade – Red 3 Group

4th Grade – Yellow 4 Group

5th Grade – Yellow 5 Group

6th-7th Grade – Green Group

8th-9th Grade – Blue Group

Each group has designated classroom space in addition to access to about 5 acres of green space and a gymnasium.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Normal Operating Hours – 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Business Office Hours – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

At 9:00 AM all girls will be escorted to the gym for our daily ‘Morning Meet-Up’ where we will review the days/weeks schedule, each group will be responsible for an “opening act”. This will be a time for all our girls to come together in community and get to know one another in a camp environment! *Please have all members here by 9:00AM*

Due COVID-19, field trips may be limited. Field trips can include: nature trails, botanical gardens, parks, guest speakers, and community service activities. Virtual field trips may also be utilized.

Parents will receive a schedule of the field trips each week.  The field trip schedule varies each week.

Outside of field trips, counselors schedule activities at our facility during the day.  In their specific age groups, our girls engage in social, learning, leadership and just plain fun activities.  In a warm and caring atmosphere, girls are able to explore their world and learn from and with each other.

Consult the Payment Policy for payment dates and deadlines.

Registration Fee: $25 per family (due immediately with registration; nonrefundable and nontransferable).

Membership Fee: $20 for one child; $40 for 2 or more children in the family (nonrefundable and nontransferable).

Weekly Fees: $85 for the first child and $70 for each sibling (cousins and other family members do not qualify for the sibling discount).

ALL Fees (membership and summer registration fee) are required to guarantee your child’s space in the summer program. All subsequent weekly fees are due ONE week before your child’s attendance (Payment is due the Friday before the week your child attends.)

Registration and membership fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Refunds for specific summer weeks will not be granted after the week has begun.  Refunds may be granted as late as the Sunday (by 11:59 pm) prior to the week starting (i.e. Removed from Week 2 on June 27) with the completion of a removal form and will include an administrative fee of $10.

Girls Place is working with the School Board of Alachua County to provide meals.  We will update you soon on what will be provided. Girls are welcome to bring snacks and their lunches. Water bottles should be brought daily.

Snack
Our concessions stand is open each afternoon during snack time for girls to purchase additional items.  Parents may opt to send snack items as well.  Items will vary in the concession stand, but typically include juice, Gatorade, water, fruit snacks, chips, and trail mix.  Items range from $0.25-$1.50.

A concessions account needs to be established to avoid any issues with missing money. All money should be given to a staff person upon drop-off/pick-up. Parents can set daily spending limitations, if desired.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen money.

Thank you to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank for supporting our snack program as well! Some FREE snacks will be available.

Meal Times
Specific serving times will be shared closer to the start of summer.

Girls must arrive by 9:00am every morning during Summer Day Camp unless otherwise arranged (Field Trips occasionally leave earlier).

Please call if your child is not attending.

We are REQUIRED to call law enforcement after 10:00 am if we do not know the whereabouts of your child.

Each participant will be assigned a membership number that they will use to check in and out with every day.

Parents/Guardians must sign their child in and out each day.

Girls report to their classrooms after check in.

Due to COVID-19, Parents will remain in their vehicle and children will be required to have their temperature and health check before entering the building.

Girls must be picked up by 6:00 pm.

Parents and guardians must remain in their vehicle, and a staff person will call for your child.

If a staff person is not present outside, please call the Girls Place phone number (352) 373-4475.

Anyone who comes to pick up a child must have a valid ID checked until the staff person becomes familiar with the parent or guardian.

Girls cannot be sent home with someone who is not on their pick up list.

Please contact the office IMMEDIATELY with any changes to a child’s pick up list (verbal messages from the girls will not be accepted).

Financial Assistance Applications will be available March 1st!

We are grateful for the Girls Place Foundation and United Way of North Central Florida allocating funds for our programs.

To be considered for any financial assistance a copy of your most recent tax return and 2 most recent paystubs are required with a completed application.

Girls Place is an Early Learning Coalition (ELC) provider.

Regardless of Financial Assistance Applications – all families are required to pay the registration fee and membership fees.

Wait list

Register your child for the grade they will be entering in August 2021!
Girls registered in the wrong grade will not be considered. 

Important Information

Have Questions?

E-Mail Mrs. Lynn
Lynn@girlsplace.net

Thank you to our Community Partners!