Registration open, scholarships available for City of Gainesville summer youth programs

Press release from the City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the academic calendar winds down for many area students, parents are encouraged to register children now for summer youth programs offered by the City of Gainesville and community partners.

Registration is open for Summer Swim Lessons and the Jr. Lifeguard Camp offered by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. More information about these and other aquatics programs can be found on the City website.

Scholarships are available for the Adventures in Play and Teen Life summer day camps. Application forms are available on the City website and are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.

Heatwave and Midnight basketball programs are free of charge for area teens. Details about these and additional City youth programs and camps are available online.

“There is a wealth of activities for area youth this summer where they can have fun, learn new skills, and make new friends,” said Cherie Kelly, City Youth Services Manager. “Now is the time to sign up and get ready to play.”

Other summer camps

Visit the websites of these community organizations for information about their summer camps and youth programs:

Akwaaba Freedom School

Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs                                                                       

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Caring and Sharing Learning School

Community Impact Corporation

Cultural Arts Coalition

Cuscowilla Day Camps and Specialty Camps

Deeper Purpose Kids Academy

Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association (Aces in Motion)

Gainesville Circus Center, Inc.

Girls Place

Good News Arts, Inc.

Greater Bethel AME Church

Greater Duval Out East Youth Support Services

Kids Count

North Central Florida YMCA

Santa Fe College Northwest Campus – College for Kids

St. Barbara CFC Ministries, Inc. Leadership Institute

Star Center Theatre

TeensWork Alachua Summer Youth Employment

Traveling Art Camp for Kids

University of Florida College Reach Out Program