Scholarships available for ‘A Summer of Discovery’ day camps at Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County invites parents to register their children ages 7 to 12 for “A Summer of Discovery” at Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center (210 S.E. 134th Ave, Micanopy). Alachua County offers Camp scholarships through the Alachua County Children’s Trust. Campers who qualify are eligible for eight weeks of day camp programming. Scholarships are available for those with an IEP or 504 Plan, families who receive SNAP benefits or fall below 200% of the poverty line, or if the child is in foster care, voluntary formal kinship care, or under case management supervision.

Day camps are offered for eight weeks, from June 5 through July 28. The Camps are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children can participate for one week or the whole summer. Weekly day camps cost $100. Campers receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack. Bus transportation is included to and from Lincoln Middle School (1001 S.E. 12th St, Gainesville). Campers can also be dropped off and picked up from the Camp.

Interested campers must register online and indicate their interest in completing a scholarship application. Parents or Guardians must also show proof of documentation before receiving a full scholarship. Spots are limited, so attendees are encouraged to sign up today. 

Each week will offer archery, swimming, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, boating, and much more. In addition, specialty camps are offered for children ages 10 to 14 with themes including Fish Camp and Adventure Camp. The Adventure Camp includes an off-camp zip line experience field trip.

“What I love most about camp is it’s an opportunity to do things you can’t do at home.,” said Camp Manager Jamie Bass. “Camp allows children to gain skills, try new things, and make memories that last a lifetime.”