Summer Day Camp

2024 Summer Day Camp Registration opens March 4, 2024

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 2024-2025 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 3-7(Theme: Once Upon a Time)
  • Week 2 – June 10-14 (Theme: Under the Sea)
  • Week 3 – June 17-21:CLOSED June 19 (Theme: Five Senses)
  • Week 4 – June 24-28 (Theme: Board Games)
  • Week 5 – July 1-5; CLOSED July 4 (Theme: Plan It)
  • Week 6 – July 8-12 (Theme: Color Me Crazy)
  • Week 7 – July 15-19 (Theme: Holidays)
  • Week 8 – July 22-26 (Theme: Around the World)
  • Week 9 – July 29-Aug 2(Theme: Olympics) NO BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROVIDED
  • Week 10 August 5-9 (Theme: Lego of Summer) NO BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROVIDED

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

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

Early Drop off7:00-7:29  available for $1 cash at the door.

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

 

**Please have all members here by 9:00 AM**

At 9:00 AM all girls will be escorted to the gym for our daily ‘Morning Meet-Up’ where we will review schedules and field trips, 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!

 

Field trips can include: nature trails, pool, library, 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.  A $10 administrative fee may apply.

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, 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.

Parents should check in their child with our Procare system. If a staff member is not present outside the camper must be escorted inside.

Girls report to their classrooms after check in.

Girls must be picked up by 6:00PM.

 

Parents and guardians picking up your child before 4:30pm parents/guardians must come into the building and sign their child out.

If you arrive after 4:30PM you may remain in their vehicle, and a staff person will call for your child.

If you will be late, 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 for assistance is on ProCare.

Those receiving assistance from another source are not eligible for CTAC assistance. Restrictions apply for CTAC funding.

Girls Place is an Early Learning Coalition (ELC) provider. Please visit https://elcalachua.org/school-readiness/ for more information. 

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

How to Register for SDC

Removal Form link will be available on April 15th

Important Information

Have Questions?

E-Mail Mrs. Lynn
Lynn@girlsplace.net

Thank you to our Community Partners!