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Summer Day Camp

We have met our maximum amount of girls for the summer program. You are more than welcome to communicate with Christi (christi@girlsplace.net) about the program, but it is unlikely that additional families will be able to participate.Updated 5/21/2015 at 12:00 pm

2015 Summer Parent Orientation Breakfast Menu Week 1 schedule (coming soon)
Lunch Menu

FORMS:

SDC Removal Form Must be removed by the Monday prior to the week you withdraw from.

Please take your time and read all about our program! Contact Christi (Christi@girlsplace.net) with any questions!
OVERVIEW:
  • Operates Monday-Friday from June 8-August 21.
  • Objective is to involve girls in safe and fun summer activities.
  • Participants do not have to commit to the entire summer
  • For more information, please download our Summer parent guide.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • April 1 – Summer Day Camp registration and financial assistance open
    • Registration Fee ($25) is due immediately
  • May 8 – Financial Assistance application and supporting paperwork due by 6:00 pm
  • May 20 – Summer Day Camp Open House (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • May 22 – Deadline to pay membership and one week of fees
    • The first 140 girls to register and pay their fees will have a space in the program; space may be full prior to May 22 so get your fees paid quickly
  • June 5 – All families must be at a zero balance to begin the summer program
  • June 5 – GP CLOSED for staff training
  • June 8 – Summer Camp Begins
  • July 3 – GP CLOSED

FEES:

  • 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 (due by May 22; nonrefundable and nontransferable).
  • Weekly fees: $75 for the first child and $65 for each sibling (cousins and other family members do not qualify).
  • First week of fees, membership and summer registration fees are all due by Friday, May 22. Subsequent weekly fees are due the Friday before the week your child is attending. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

  • Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFCAA)
    • 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. Please contact Christi@girlsplace.net with any questions.
  • United Way of North Central Florida (UW)
    • UW supports our children academically through our ACHIEVE Program.
  • Girls Place is an Early Learning (ELC) provider.
    • Families who qualify for ELC are often given rates well below what we can offer with our assistance program . Please contact ELC for more information.
      Phone: 352-375-4110 Email: info@elcalachua.org
    • Families on ELC are required to pay the registration fee and the membership fee.

REFUNDS:

  • 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 Monday (by 6:oo pm) prior to the week starting with the completion of a removal form and will include an administrative fee of $10.
  • Need to withdraw your child from a week or the program? Click here. Remove my child

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
  • Office hours – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

STRUCTURE:

  • Girls ages 5-18 can participate in camp.
  • Girls are divided into groups based on the grade they are entering in the upcoming school year: K-1st (Pink), 2nd-3rd (Red), 4th-5th (Yellow), 6th-7th (Green), 8th-12th (Blue).
  • Each group has designated classroom space that they report to in the mornings.

DROP OFF:

  • Girls will be assigned a number to check in and out
  • Parents/guardians must sign their child in 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 distracting counselors.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Supervised free play 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.

MEAL PROGRAM:

  • Girls Place has applied for summer meal program offered through the Kids Cafe. We will receive notification by May if we will qualify for the 6th year in a row.
  • If so, breakfast and lunch will be available to all girls attending our program.
  • A menu will be available for each week. Girls are welcome to bring their own meals if they prefer.
  • Breakfast will be served between 8:45 and 9:15. Lunch will be served between 11:30 and 12:30.
  • Girls Place DOES NOT provide snack.
    • The concession stand is open each afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm.
    • Parents may opt to send snack items as well.
    • Items will vary in the concession stand, but may include juice, Gatorade, water, fruit snacks, chips,  and trail mix. Items range from $0.25-$1.50

CONCESSION ACCOUNTS:

  • Girls cannot carry cash around
  • Establish an account in the front office to avoid any issues with missing money.
  • Daily spending limitations if desired.
  • We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen money

PICK-UP:

  • Must be on the authorized pick up list
  • Must also be 16 years old or older to check out a child
  • Identification is required every day
  • If the receptionist is not at the desk, please report to the front window.
  • Note: you will be charged a late fee if your child is not picked up by 6:00pm.

For more information about Summer Day Camp, please email Christi at: Christi@GirlsPlace.net. Once the summer begins, please contact the front office for an immediate response (352) 373-4475.