Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

All groups are on a WAIT LIST as of 4/3/18 at 8:15pm

Please complete the appropriate WAIT LIST form. We highly recommend this even if you are exploring other options. No money will be accepted unless space becomes 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 2018-2019 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:

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

At 9:00AM 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*

Typically, our girls go on field trips at least two-three times per week.  Field trips can include but are not limited to: 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.

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.

There will be NO Breakfast or Lunch served: Week 5 (July 2nd-6th), Week 9 (July 30th- August 3rd), and Week 10 (August 6th-10th).

Girls Place is thrilled to be a partner with summer meal program offered through the School Board of Alachua County.  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.  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 only option for girls who wish to buy snack.

Thank you to Bread of the Might 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 informed otherwise (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 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 are no longer being accepted.

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 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.

Thank you to our Community Partners!

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