2023 Summer Camps

Parks & Rec Summer Camp County Program

 

The 2023 Summer Camp Drawing link will be posted at 8 a.m. on February 27, 2023.

Super Summer Camps

The St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Summer Camps emphasize outdoor activities and are staffed by experienced, motivated leaders from within our community. Campers get to participate in a variety of activities including field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming.

Summer Camp 2023

The Parks & Recreation Department Camps are for children ages 5*-12 (*only five-year-olds that have completed kindergarten by the start of camp are eligible), and are held at five locations in St. Johns County. Camps emphasize outdoor activities and are staffed by experienced, motivated leaders from within our community. Campers get to participate in a variety of activities including field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming.

Camp Dates & Hours

  • Dates – June 5 through ends July 21 *excluding the July 4th holiday
  • Hours – Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Camp Fees

  • Camp Rate – $430 per child
  • Reduced Rate – $330 per child (Must qualify.)
    To receive the reduced rate you must qualify for Reduced Lunch with the St. Johns County School Board. You will be required to submit your paperwork with your registration forms to receive the discounted rate per child.
  • Free Rate – $230 per child (Must qualify.)
    To receive the free rate you must qualify for Free Lunch with the St. Johns County School Board. You will be required to submit your paperwork with your registration forms to receive the discounted rate per child.

Camp Locations

The St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department's summer camps are for County residents only. Children ages 5 (who have completed kindergarten) through 12 are eligible to sign-up.

  • Davis Park Field House
    210 Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra
    80 Campers
  • Ketterlinus Gym
    60 Orange Street, St. Augustine
    125 campers
  • Plantation Park
    3060 Racetrack Road, St. Johns
    60 Campers
  • Solomon Calhoun Center
    1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine
    125 Campers
  • Trout Creek
    6795 Collier Road, Mill Creek
    60 Campers

Summer Camp Registration Drawing

Entries for the drawing are accepted From February 27 at 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. on March 10, 2023. Registration is not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Names are drawn at random so that all resident children entered have an equal chance at participation. The drawing will be held on March 21, 2023. You do not need to be present. The results of the drawing will be sent out no later than April 6, 2023.

How the Drawing Works

  • Participants are chosen at random by drawing names via computer. The drawing will be held Tuesday, March 21. You do NOT need to be present for the drawing.
  • All drawing results will be emailed by April 7th, so please be patient and wait for your results before contacting our offices.

Waiting List

  • If your first camp location choice is full, you will be placed in your second choice; if your second choice is full, you will be placed on the Waiting List for your first choice camp.
  • If the Waiting List for your first choice is full, you will be placed on the waiting list for your second choice camp. If both waiting lists are full, we will be unable to enroll your children in the Summer Spectacular program or place them on a waiting list.

Summer Camp Counselor Positions

Apply now to be a summer camp staff member for the St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department. Our counselors help our campers have an experience they will never forget as they build relationships that last a lifetime! Candidates must be child-focused, fun to be around, self-starting, hardworking, and enjoy working with a team. Applicants can contact Brian James at bjames@sjcfl.us to learn how to apply.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program

Do you like the outdoors? Have you ever wanted to be a day camp counselor? Then the Counselor-In-Training Program might be for you! Registration for this program is first-come, first-serve; applications will be available beginning April 3, 2023.

  • A 7-week youth program for teens ages 13-16.
  • Learn valuable job training and leadership skills.
  • Work side-by-side with Counselors of the Summer Camp Program.

General Description

The program runs in the summer, Monday through Friday, for eight working hours daily. A mandatory training for all CIT applicants will be held in June, date/time to be announced. At the completion of this training, each CIT will be placed in a Super Summer Spectacular program where he or she will receive one-on-one training and learn what it takes to become a day camp counselor.

The CIT Mission

The St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department Counselor-In-Training program offers past campers educational and leadership experiences, preparing them to be future leaders of our camps and their communities.

Contact

Questions? For more information on the 2023 Summer Camp registration process, contact Brian James 904.209.0365 or bjames@sjcfl.us.


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