Summer Day Camp

2023 Summer Day Camp Registration is on a WAITLIST as of March 6, 2023

Create a Procare account today to streamline the registration process.

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 2023-2024 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 5 acres of green space and a gymnasium.
Serving girls Monday-Friday for 9 weeks:

  • Week 1 – June 5-9 (Theme: Rainbow)
  • Week 2 – June 12-16 (Theme: Land Down Under)
  • Week 3 – June 20-23; CLOSED June 19 (Theme: Florida)
  • Week 4 – June 26-30 (Theme: Going Green)
  • Week 5 – July 3-7; CLOSED July 4 (Theme: Women in History)
  • Week 6 – July 10-14 (Theme: Alice in Wonderful)
  • Week 7 – July 17-21 (Theme: Safari)
  • Week 8 – July 24-28 (Theme: Mystical Creatures) NO BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROVIDED
  • Week 9 – July 31-Aug 4(Theme: Artful Antics) NO BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROVIDED



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

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

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

The field trip schedule varies each week and parents will receive a detailed schedule 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 procedures for payment dates and deadlines.

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

Membership Fee: $25 for one child; $50 for 2 or more children in the family (nonrefundable and nontransferable).

Weekly Fees: $90 for the first child and $75 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.

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.

Participants are checked in with our Procare system.

Girls report to their classrooms after check in.

Due to COVID-19, Parents will remain in their vehicle and children are checked in 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).

We are grateful for the Children’s Trust of Alachua County supporting our girls this summer!

To be considered for any financial assistance a copy of your most recent tax return (1040) and 2 most recent paystubs are required with a completed application. Application is available on Procare.

Girls Place is an Early Learning Coalition (ELC) provider. Please visit for more information. 

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

Important Information

Have Questions?

E-Mail Mrs. Lynn

Thank you to our Community Partners!