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Summer camps and programs offered for kids of all ages

Press release from City of Gainesville

Summer Day Camp
Who: Summer Day Camp is for rising 1st-5th graders; Teen Life Summer Day Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders
When: Four, two-week sessions (June 6-17, June 20-July 1, July 5-15 and July 18-29)
Where: Various locations

Earth Academy Day Camp
Who: Rising 1st-6th graders
When: Five weekly sessions (June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5)
Where: Morningside Nature Center

Teen Midnight Basketball
Who: Kids age 11-18
When: First Friday from 8 p.m.-12 p.m. (April-August)
Where: Rotates between the MLK Center and the North Central Florida YMCA

Heatwave Pool Parties
Who: Kids age 9-18
When and where:

  • May 27, 5-8 p.m., Hunter (NE) Pool
  • June 18, 2-6 p.m., Hunter (NE) Pool
  • July 24, 1-5 p.m., Mickle Pool

Heatwave Basketball
Who: Kids age 9-18 (broken into age groups)
When: June 6-July 27
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Multipurpose Center, Eastside High School and Lincoln Middle School.

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Swim Lessons at Andrew Mickle Sr. Pool
Who: 4-years-old to adult
When: May 31-Aug. 8
What: Swims lessons are held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Swim Lessons at Dwight H. Hunter (NE) Pool
Who: 6 months-adult
When: Lessons begin June 6
What: Morning and afternoon swim lessons are available. Lessons are offered in four-week sessions and held Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Junior Lifeguard Camp
Who: Kids age 11-14
When: Three, one-week sessions (June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24)
Where: Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool

Public Safety Summer Camp
Who: Rising 6th-9th graders
When: June 27-July 1
Cost: $50
Email ottkk@cityofgainesville.org to register or for more information.

Jr. Fire Academy
Who: Rising 5th-8th graders
When: July 11-14, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.Cost: $50 (city), $60 (non-city)
Email ottkk@cityofgainesville.org to register or for more information.

Community Heroes Camp
Who: Rising 1st-5th graders
When: July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Email ottkk@cityofgainesville.org to register or for more information.

ABCs of Safety Summer Camp
Who: Rising kindergartners
When: Aug. 1-4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Email ottkk@cityofgainesville.org to register or for more information.