The city will have 85 full-day low-cost summer camps serving about 4,868 children in Jacksonville schools, parks, faith and community-based locations, according to Jacksonville Children’s Commission.
With $1.773 million in city funding, 27 non-profit organizations will run these camps, open to children ages 5 (by Sept. 1) through 15 (by first day of camp). Children enrolled in a Community Eligibility Option school, participating in the free/reduced lunch program, with documented special needs or recipients of the McKay Scholarship or Children First Florida Scholarship are eligible for seats at selected camps.
The camps run for five- to eight-week sessions, usually from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays between June 9 and August 8. Specific dates and age ranges may vary for each location.
Registration will occur at each camp location, a parent fee of no more than $10 assessed by all partnering camps to help offset costs not covered by city funding. Camps can charge additional fees for extended day programs.
The list of camps and programs is on the Jacksonville Children’s Commission website at www.jaxkids.net.