Camps - When School is Out

Overview

We offer several options to make it a great week for kids, and convenient for busy parents. Our day camps are in conjunction with Alachua School Board calendar. Our youth programs will enhance your child's physical, social and mental awareness by providing sustainable healthy lifestyle lessons and building positive character development through learning teamwork and creating art projects together. Our dedicated staff is committed to keeping children safe while they learn and have fun!

For information please call 352-334-5067. 

Out of School Days

 For children in grades 1- 8 

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers all day activities for days the schools are closed during the period of Friday, October 8, 2021 through Monday, March 28, 2022 (reflective of the SBAC School Calendar for 2021-2022). Registration is open, in person or online. 

Times are 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 8, 2021 (UF Homecoming)
  • Friday, October 15, 2021 (Teacher Workday)
  • Monday, November 22, 2021 (Thanksgiving Week)
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (Thanksgiving Week)
  • Monday, December 20, 2021 (Winter Break)
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 (Winter Break)
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (Winter Break)
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 (Teacher Workday)
  • Friday, January 14, 2022 (Teacher Workday)
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 (President’s Day)
  • Monday, March 28, 2022 (Teacher Workday)

Fees per day: $6.50* for city residents, $10.25 for non-city residents. Prices as of Oct. 1, 2021.

*Proof of residency required (GRU bill or voter registration). 

Download and complete the Registration Form(PDF, 110KB)

Locations:

  • Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center,1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186. 

    Register Online

  • Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue, 352-334-2714. 

    Register Online

Seasonal Camps

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers themed camps based on school breaks throughout the year. Winter Break and Spring Break Camp prices are  $58.00 for resident and $97.25 for non-city residents. Proof of residency required. There are no scholarships offered for these camps. Prices effective Oct. 1, 2021.

  • Winter Break Camp: Monday, December 27, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Spring Break Camp: Monday, March 21, 2022 through Friday, March 25, 2022

Winter Break Camp 

Download and complete the Registration Form

December 27, 2021 through December 30, 2021 (4 days total)
Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


 Spring Break Camp:

Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25, 2021

Download and complete the Registration Form(PDF, 110KB)

Now Enrolling! 
Registration Fees:
 $58 per child (resident) Proof of residency required; $97.25 per child (non-resident)

Two Locations: Albert "Ray" Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34 Street and Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue

You must register for camps as a separate program as they differ from the Foundations Academy After-School program, occur at limited locations and accommodate a different capacity of children. Fees apply.

Download, complete the registration form and email it to Rec@gainesvillefl.gov or you can follow the link below for online registration. For more information please contact: 352-334-5067.

Register Online-Eastside Recreation Center

Register Online- Albert Ray Massey Rec Center