Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

Registration OPENS on April 1st @ 9am. 

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 2017-2018 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.



Early Drop-Off – 7:00 am – 7:29 am (additional fee of $1 per child per day; due in cash upon arrival each morning)

Normal Operating Hours – 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Business Office Hours – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


PIG (Partner, Individual, and Group Activities) time from 7:30am-9:00am

Typically, our girls go on field trips at least two-three times per week.  Field trips can include but are not limited to: swimming at springs and local pools, movies, nature trails, tours of local businesses, museums, libraries, botanical gardens, parks, guest speakers, and community service activities.

Parents will receive a schedule of the field trips each week.  The field trip schedule varies each week, but includes swimming at NE Pool every Monday from 10:30-12:30.

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: $79 for the first child and $68 for each sibling (cousins and other family members do not qualify for the sibling discount).

ALL Fees (first week of fees, membership and summer registration fee) are required to guarantee your daughter’s space in the summer program. All subsequent weekly fees are due in advance of 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 3 on June 9) with the completion of a removal form and will include an administrative fee of $10.

Kids Cafe’ will NOT provide meals during Week 1 and 10; parents are responsible for bringing any food needed during the day.

Girls Place has applied for summer meal program offered through the Kids Cafe.  Breakfast and lunch will be available to all girls attending our program during weeks 2-9.  A menu will be available for each week.  Girls are welcome to bring their own meals if they prefer.

Breakfast will be served between 8:45am and 9:15am.

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.

We prefer that a concessions account is established to avoid any issues with missing money.  An account can be set up in our front office and parents can set daily spending limitations if desired.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen money, so this is the preferred option for girls who wish to buy snack.

Lunch will be served between 11:30am and 12:30pm.

  • Girls must arrive by 9:00am every morning during Summer Day Camp unless informed otherwise (Field Trips occasionally leave earlier)
  • 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 morning.
  • Girls report to their classrooms after check in.
  • Parents are asked to drop their children off at the front desk rather than walking them to their classrooms to avoid congestion and distractions in the classrooms.
  • Girls must be picked up by 6:00 pm.
  • Parents and guardians must come in the lobby to sign out the girls.
  • A staff member will call your child to the front desk.
  • If a staff person is not at the front desk, please go directly to the window in the lobby.
  • 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 on April 1, 2018.

Families must secure space in the program by paying membership, registration and one week of fees. If approved, the week of fees will be used for weeks later in the summer.

We are grateful to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFCAA) for their support of our financial assistance program. CFCAA is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization whose purpose is to reduce poverty and help low-income individuals and families become self-sufficient in Alachua, Levy, and Marion Counties. They are providing direct assistance to families who qualify. Applications will be accepted beginning on April 1st.

We are grateful for the Girls Place Foundation allocating funds for the summer program.

To be considered for any financial assistance a copy of your most recent tax return is 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.

Important Forms and Information:

Have Questions?

E-Mail Ms. Rachel

Thank you to our Community Partners!