City of Gainesville Opens Registration for Out-of-School Days Camp Program

Press release from City of Gainesville

Registration is now open for the City of Gainesville’s 2020-21 Out-of-School Days camp program. The program provides a safe learning environment for children in first through eighth grades on holidays or teacher workdays as designated on the calendar of the School Board of Alachua County. The program is designed to enhance a child’s physical, social, and mental well-being through arts, crafts, teamwork, and lifestyle lessons. 

All camps are offered 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, and Eastside Community Center, 2841 E. University Avenue, on the following dates: 

Single camp dates: Friday, Nov. 6; Monday, Nov. 23; Tuesday, Nov. 24; Wednesday, Nov. 25; Friday, Jan. 29, 2021; Friday, Feb. 15, 2021; Friday, April 16, 2021
Cost: $6.25 per day, per child for city residents; $9.75 per day, per child for non-residents.
Winter Break Camp Week One: Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 21-23
Winter Break Camp Week Two: Monday-Thursday, Dec. 28-31
Cost: $55.25 per week, per child for city residents; $82.50 per week, per child for non-residents. 

Registration for all camps is open through this link. More information is available on this City of Gainesville webpage or by calling 352-334-5067.

  • An interesting stat that should be collected is the ratio of parents who have chosen to keep their children at home during the COVID pandemic but choose to send their children to the camp program as opposed to those who do not.
    That would probably be a good indicator of why the education disparity exists in Alachua county and Gainesville.

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