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The First Coast’s 2020 Summer Camp Guide

Thanks to the camps that sponsored this Summer Camp Guide and for all they do to keep our summers on the First Coast FUN with a capital F! All the camps posted in this blog are paid website advertisers.

We are thrilled to bring you the 2020 First Coast Summer Camp Guide!

School will be out before we know it, and we want to make this summer easy breezy to plan with no shortage of FUN for your families! Jez and Kat have put together a listing of fantastic First Coast camps, and there's surely something to keep all little campers busy and happy all summer long!

We've also put together a few handy dandy printables including a summer calendar so you can know who's going where and which weeks, a daily packing checklist, plus a summer bucket list - all with the goal of making 2020 your best summer yet!

From cooking to STEM, and from theatre to sports, this Summer Camp Guide is all you need to plan for a memorable and FUN summer!

May 2020 Update: Many camps are going virtual this year, so we have a Virtual Camp section for your easy planning.  


Variety Camps

BRAVOZ

Keep your kids active and healthy over the summer! Drop them off with us at BRAVOZ for a fun-filled, action-packed day camp experience! Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join in the fun! Register for a single day or a full week! Each day your child will have a fun-filled and action-packed experience. Activities will vary by day, and can include the following: trampoline jump time, laser maze, arts & crafts and unreal bowling!

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin 

ADDRESS :: 14985 Old St Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32258

CAMP DATES :: May 28 - August 7

HOURS :: 9 AM – 2 PM, Half days available, Extended Care available from 2 – 5:30 PM.

COST :: $195/week, $45/per day, $15 sibling discount. (only with full week camp)

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COLLAGE DAY SCHOOL

Camp Collage aims to cultivate a sense of wonder and curiosity for the natural world, creativity, collaboration with others, and confidence to engage in new experiences. Weekly themes include Adventure Avengers, Art, STEM and Awesome Animal Planet. TimberNook Camp offers two-week camps for ages 2-3 years and ages 4-10 years. Children will be encouraged to explore nature, while challenging their minds and bodies in beautiful natural settings. Weekly themes include Robin Hood, Messy Mayhem and Knights and Dragons!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 171 Canal Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - July 31

HOURS :: Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM / Full Day 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended care available

COST :: Collage Day School Full Day is $300/week and Half Day is $200/week

TimberNook is $295/week

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EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF JACKSONVILLE

Summer programs at Episcopal are offered on three campuses this year, with full day care available all summer for preschool through grade 12. The classes give students the opportunity to enjoy the subject matter at a relaxed pace, with fewer students and greater teacher attention. Sports camps stress the love of the game and activities and arts camps allow students to explore a passion with supervision and support. Episcopal's inclusive and caring environment allows campers to focus on what is important: improving academics, athletics, and fine arts skills and having fun!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown / The Beaches / Westside

ADDRESS :: Multiple Campuses

CAMP DATES :: May 26 - August 6

HOURS :: Half and Full Day options, extended care is also available

COST :: See website for details

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GIRL SCOUTS - ONLINE FOR 2020

Girl Scout Camp is a place where girls explore nature, take on new challenges, and develop a stronger sense of self — all in a safe, all-girl environment. Join them for eight exciting weeks of Girl Scout summer camp — right at home, and you don't have to be a Girl Scout to join the FUN! Each themed week will give girls the opportunity to earn a badge around topics like journalism, outdoors, art, photography, theater, computer programming, STEM, and more.

Sessions will be held Monday-Friday with program content from subject matter experts, along with independent activity work. Program cost includes any earned badges, a fun patch, a T-shirt, SWAPS materials, and any necessary program supplies.

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 1

HOURS :: Varies by week

COST :: $50 to $100 per week depending on week

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JCA J DAYS OF SUMMER

Due to concerns over COVID-19, JCA will no longer be holding JCA Summer Camp. However, they are offering a child care program, J Days of Summer, to replace their previous programming. Camps are open to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation or ethnic origin.

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 8505 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32217

CAMP DATES :: June 8 - July 31

HOURS :: Half Day Morning, Half Day Afternoon and Full Day Options

COST :: See website for details

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THE BOLLES SCHOOL

Every summer The Bolles School plays host to a variety of opportunities that enable children to live, learn and grow with their peers. They have a large variety of academic camps - everything from environmental science to Spanish, as well as Athletic & Specialty Camps for nearly every sport. Speciality camps include Space Explorers & Star Wars, Future Vets, and Amazing Apps & Drone Programming!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee, Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: Multiple Campuses

CAMP DATES :: May 26 - August 8

HOURS :: Half and Full Day options, extended care is also available

COST :: See website for details

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THE DISCOVERY TREE ACADEMY

Learning shouldn't end when school's out! At Camp Discovery, your school-aged explorers spend the summer visiting exciting places from all over the Jacksonville area. Expeditions include Jacksonville Zoo, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Adventure Landing and much more! Come see what we are discovering this summer!

AREA OF TOWN :: The Beaches, Westside

ADDRESS :: Two Campuses

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 29

HOURS :: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

COST :: $191/week (including breakfast, snacks and field trips)

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RENAISSANCE YOUTH

Full day summer camp for kids entering into Kindergarten - 6th grade. They bring kid tested and approved programing developed through their years of youth education experience and have created a full day summer camp with exciting activities to provide the ultimate summer camp experience!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown, Arlington, Northside, Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: Two locations (Holiday Hill Baptist Church and St. Patrick Catholic School)

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM, Extended Care available 7:30 AM - 6 PM

COST :: $150/week  *Early Bird Pricing through April 13 is $140/week

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SMITTY'S CAMP

Through swimming, boating, fishing, sports, crafts and other fun activities, Smitty's goal is to help your child build skills and make memories to last forever! They accept campers that have completed kindergarten through age 12 and also offer a "Mini-Camp" for children who are entering kindergarten.

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 7710 Hilsdale Rd., Jacksonville, Florida, 32216

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 6:30 AM - 6 PM

COST :: $155/week

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YMCA SUPER SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP

The BEST SUMMER EVER is happening at YMCA Super Summer Adventure Day Camp, and this year it's all about S.T.E.M.! Each week, campers embrace the power of pretend play to discover new skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and feel a sense of achievement. Camp activities include arts and humanities, field trips, swimming featuring our Safety Around Water curriculum and plenty of outdoor play!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown, Northside / NW Nassau County, Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra / Nocatee, Southside / Mandarin, Westside

ADDRESS :: Multiple locations around town

CAMP DATES :: May 28 - August 9 (varies by location)

HOURS :: 6:30 AM - 6 PM (hours may vary by location)

COST :: Pricing varies by location

*Buy two weeks in full, get the third week 50% off! All weeks must be purchased for a single child. Only one offer per child.

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STEM Camps

BOLTS & BYTES MAKER ACADEMY

Join Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy for a summer of fun, making & learning! Their week-long morning and afternoon camps are perfect for campers aged 6 - 16 who are curious, creative and want to have a great time this summer. They offer a variety of week-long summer camp classes in STEM, STEAM, Making, Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing, DIY Building and more. The programs are project-based and very hands-on!

AREA OF TOWN :: The Beaches

ADDRESS :: 939 11th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32233

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Before & After Care Available (7:30 - 9 AM OR 4 - 5:30 PM)

COST :: Most camps $269/week, some are $349/week

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CHALLENGE ISLAND

Their award-winning summer camp focuses on Innovation, Cross-Curriculum Programming, 21st Century Learning and Social Emotional Skills on the cutting edge of STEAM education. Curriculum is delivered in unique "island" adventure settings where children work in collaborative tribes to solve challenges using only materials provided in their treasure chest and their boundless imagination! It's truly an action-packed, high-energy lesson that children LOVE and will beg for more!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: Ponte Vedra High School, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - July 17

HOURS :: 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended Care 8 - 9 AM / 3 - 5:30 PM

COST :: $230/week

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ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

At Engineering For Kids, their camps are carefully structured to provide your child with the enrichment he or she needs to grow and thrive. Weekly themes include Rock 'n Roll: The Engineering of Music, Environmental Engineering: It's Easy Being Green and LEGO Robotics: Olympic Games!

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 6100 Greenland Road, Suite 304 Jacksonville FL 32258

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - July 31

HOURS :: 9 AM - 12 PM

COST :: $155/week

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MOSH DISCOVERY CAMPS

MOSH combines education and entertainment in our annual spring, summer and winter camps. Each camp encourages student curiosity and exploration as we venture around the Museum. Our highly-trained MOSH Educators utilize the entire Museum to make each camp engaging for children of all ages.

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown

ADDRESS :: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 1

HOURS :: 9 AM - 3 PM

COST :: $180/week for MOSH Members / $225/week for Non-Members

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Sports Camps

FIVE TOOL TRAINING

Five Tool Training has an indoor and outdoor feel allowing for one of the most unique sports experiences on the First Coast. Located in Above Athletics off Philips Highway, Five Tool specializes in baseball and softball camps but also offers an All Sports Camp so there is something for everyone!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee
ADDRESS :: 14797 Philips Highway Jacksonville, FL 32256

All Sport Camp

The goals are simple: be active, have fun and make new friends! Players will be grouped by age and skill level to allow them to play all different kinds of games including Wiffle Ball, Flag Football, Soccer, Dodgeball, Capture The Flag, Kickball, SPUD, Relay Races and many more games. They will be utilizing the turf space at Five Tool Training and the gym space at Above Basketball. Camps are open to players 6 - 13 years old and campers will be grouped by age and skill level to allow them to play all different kinds of games.

CAMP DATES :: May 26 - August 7

HOURS :: 9 AM – 3 PM, Extended care available 8 AM – 5 PM

COST :: Full Day is $170/week and Half Day is $90/week

Single day options: $40 for Full Day and $22 for Half Day
*Early bird discount pricing through 3/31 - Enter EBD15 at checkout for 15% off!

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Baseball & Softball Camp

They are offering camps geared toward beginner and intermediate baseball and softball players looking to expand their knowledge of the game. Learn from current and former Division 1 college softball coaches & players! All aspects of the game will be covered from pitching, catching, hitting, infield, outfield, and baserunning. Camps are open to players 6 - 12 years old and campers will be grouped by age and skill level.

CAMP DATES :: May 26 - July 24

HOURS :: 9 AM – 3 PM, Extended care available 8 AM – 5 PM

COST :: Full Day is $225/week and Half Day is $125/week

Single day options: $55 for Full Day and $35 for Half Day

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GRACE CONSERVATORY

Recently voted Best of the Best by Ponte Vedra Recorder, Grace Conservatory has summer camps to get every dancer rockin! Their Princess Academy is for ages 3 - 5 years old, and their other camps are for ages 6 -12 and include Hip Hop Camp, Trolls Dance Camp, Descendants Camp, Broadway Dance and Acting Academy as well as Elite Accelerator camps for more experienced dancers.

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 486 Town Plaza Avenue, Suite 450, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 1

HOURS :: Half Day 12 - 4 PM / Accelerator Camps are 8:30 AM - 4 PM

COST :: Princess Camp is $295/week and the others are $345/week. Full Day Accelerator Camps are $440/week.

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JJVA

Whether you're looking for a skill-based volleyball experience, focused positional training, improving your player's baseball skills, or just want an exciting activity kids camp for your younger campers, JJVA has it all!

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 8457 Western Way, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Kidz Activity Camp

Kidz Summer Camps at JJVA are a high energy youth sports experience that focus on team building, leadership skills, sports, fitness and fun. Camp is open to boys and girls; grades K through 5 (ages 5-11) and includes weekly themes from Disney to Disco!

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 9 AM - 5 PM, Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM

COST :: Full Day is $189/week, Half Day is $110/week, Daily is $50

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Volleyball Camp

For volleyball enthusiasts, JJVA offers a camp with the world class JJVA coaching staff focusing on fundamental skills through game based drills and daily scrimmages. Open to boys and girls grades 4 – 12 (ages 10 and up), this camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate player.

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM

COST :: 5 days is $265, 3 days is $165, 2 days is $110

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Focused Camps
Focused, specialty camps include Boys Skills Volleyball Camp 
Positional Volleyball Training Academy
Baseball Camp 


Topgolf

The Topgolf Kids Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. The program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 10531 Brightman Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32246

CAMP DATES :: June 8 - August 7

HOURS :: 9 AM - 12 PM

COST :: $179 – $199/week

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Art, Music & Specialty Camps

CAMP PETERBROOKE

Kids will have the opportunity to be a chocolatier for a day by learning about the chocolate making process, dipping their own treats, coloring with edible paints, and even building a delicious gift basket to take home. Camp Peterbrooke varies by location, so check your local shop for details!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown, Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach, The Beaches, Ponte Vedra / Nocatee, Southside / Mandarin, Westside

ADDRESS :: Multiple Campuses

CAMP DATES :: Varies by location

HOURS :: Varies by location

COST :: See website for details

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CREATIVE ME ART STUDIO

Creative Me! Summer Camp Program promotes exploration and discovery of the art world. To help foster that growth, they give students the opportunity to think outside the box while working on their teacher-guided art projects. Your child's week at camp will be centered around a specific art theme. Within that theme, they will explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and hands-on processes, while having a great time! Themes include Creatures of the Rainforest, Fairies, Gnomes & Trolls and Super Heroes & Super Pets!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 14797 Philips Hwy. Ste 112, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - July 31

HOURS :: 9 AM – 12 PM OR 1 - 4 PM

COST :: $175/week or $35/session

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CUMMER MUSEUM - ONLINE FOR 2020

The popular Summer Camp at the Cummer is going virtual! The Cummer Museum wants to help students stay creative, but stay safe this summer.

Does your child love to paint, sculpt, draw, print, and more? Cultivate their creative abilities in this virtual summer camp. Young artists will observe and explore artwork in the galleries and gardens as camp staff engage them in live online sessions throughout the Museum, experiment with different art media and techniques, as well as create and show-off their artwork in a virtual open house each week (adults, you can brag about what an art genius your kid is!).

AREA OF TOWN :: Your own home

ADDRESS :: 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL, 32204

CAMP DATES :: June 15 - July 31 (no camp the week of July 4)

HOURS :: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

COST :: $100/week for Members and $115//week for Non-Members (includes camp art kits – all the materials and supplies your camper will need)

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JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS

Experience the camp named Bold City Best Summer Camp in Jacksonville! Lace-up your sneakers, put on your sunscreen, and join our friends for the wildest camp in town – only at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. This is for campers entering K-8th grade in fall 2020.

AREA OF TOWN :: Northside / NW Nassau County

ADDRESS :: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

CAMP DATES :: June 8 - July 31

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM, Extended Care: 7:45am - 8:45am and 4:15pm - 5:15p

COST :: Members $195 per week, per child, $50 for Extended Care per week, per child, $30 for pre-ordered bagged lunch per week, per child, Non-Members $220 per week

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JAX COOKING STUDIO

JAX Cooking Studio Summer Camps are sure to be a highlight of your child's summer! They teach kids basic culinary skills while they work in teams to cook the day's recipes. Each week, they feature a different camp theme, so your child can choose the most interesting topic. At the end of each day, campers eat the recipes they prepared. On Friday of each week, the kids show off the skills they have acquired by cooking their favorite recipe from the week or making their own recipe or creation.

AREA OF TOWN :: The Beaches

ADDRESS :: 14035 Beach Boulevard #6, Jacksonville, FL, 32250

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - August 7

HOURS :: 9 AM – 12 PM OR 1:30 - 4:30 PM

COST :: $310/week

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Overnight Camps

YMCA CAMP IMMOKALEE

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as Camp Immokalee, our resident camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

ADDRESS :: 6765 Immokalee Road, Keystone Heights, FL, 32656

CAMP DATES :: June - August

HOURS :: Overnight

COST :: $75 - $1280 depending on length of camp

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YMCA CAMP WINONA

At Camp Winona children develop and grow throughout the summer as they learn and connect with friends and nature. We teach every camper Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring, the same values taught throughout the Y. While learning valuable social skills, campers also learn and engage in many adventurous outdoor skill programs that are sure to spark their interest. Each week will have a theme that will be lightly integrated into the all-camp activities. Many campers bring a fun themed outfit for our Wednesday night dance!

ADDRESS :: 898 Camp Winona Road, DeLeon Springs, FL, 32130

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: Overnight

COST :: $155 - $520 depending on length of camp

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Helpful Tips & Printables

Things to consider when picking your camp...

1. Some camps offer half days, and others have a full day option. Be sure to check each camp's specific hours, and keep in mind that some camps also offer morning and afternoon extended care. 

2. Are you looking for camps that run all summer long? If so, you're in luck because we have them listed on one page for easy planning.

3. Does your kiddo have a favorite activity they could do all day like cooking or STEM? Or will your kiddo grow tired of the same thing each day? Variety camps offer various activities so your camper can try their hand at a selection of campy things. We have all the variety camps listed together so you can find one near you!

4. Don't need full weeks? Some camps allow for drop in's or pay by day camps, and we have those listed together, too! Be sure you are on our email newsletter list, because we will send out weekly camp spotlight emails this summer, so you know what camps have spots available. Sign up to receive our newsletter here.

5. Many camps offer early-bird specials so be sure to check so you can take advantage of planning ahead! And don't forget to tell them Fun 4 First Coast Kids sent you their way!


Print these at home for FUN and easy planning!

Summer Camp Calendar
It can be hard to keep track of each week, so print this handy dandy Camp Calendar for a stress-free summer!



First Coast Summer Bucket List
Print this Summer Bucket List checklist off and make the most of your summer on the First Coast! Be sure to hang it where everyone in your family can see it and share your pics with us on Facebook as you check the items off your bucket list!


Daily Camp Packing Checklist
Print this Camp Packing Checklist as a helpful reminder when packing for camp! Hang it someplace where your camper can see it, so he or she can help make it a FUN and prepared day for camp!


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