Youth Activities

 

T-Shirt Basketball 2019 Super Summer Camps!
Registration is closed. The Super Summer Camps are for children ages 5-12 (only five year olds that have completed kindergarten by the start of camp are eligible) and held at six 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. 2019 Summer Camps Info

2019 Exploration Camp
Join our Park Naturalists for a weeklong Exploration Camp where children will get the opportunity to explore the natural world around us while expanding their understanding of our local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. There will be two sessions: July 29-August 2 for ages 5-8 (completed kindergarten) and August 5-9 for ages 9-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine. The cost is $150 per camper per week. For more info or to register, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.

Movie in the Park
When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Football Field next to Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
Details: Bring the entire family for a viewing of Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" with snacks and drinks available for purchase. This program is FREE. Movie in the Park Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.usor 904-669-6612.

Collier-Blocker After-School Program
When: Fridays through the end of the school year (Monday-Friday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Collier-Blocker Park, 10 North Holmes Boulevard, St. Augustine
Details: Students will enjoy computer access, board games, recreational games, pep talks, movies, cultural and social activities as well as field trips during this free, after-school program for all school-age students. For more information, contact Brian James at 904.209.0365 or bjames@sjcfl.us.

Open Gym Basketball
When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday starting March 1 through May 23
Time: Adults 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Students 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
Details: Dribble and dunk your way to open gym basketball hours. This program is FREE. Black Out Dates: March 18-22, April 19, and May 15. For more info, contact Ashley Brown at abrown@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0379.

Elementary Enrichment Program
When: Monday, March 25 through Friday, May 24
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)
Where: Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St., St. Augustine
Details: Join our Elementary Enrichment Program for elementary school-age kids from kindergarten through 5th grade where our staff will help kids complete their homework and take part in extra recreational activities. Each semester, we will incorporate new topics as well as welcome weekly visits from our County Naturalists. Parks and Recreation can even pick up your child from school for an additional cost. The cost of the nine-week program is $270. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Middle School Rec
When: Monday, March 25 through Friday, May 24
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)
Where: Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine
Details: Join our Middle School Rec program for middle schoolers grades 6th through 8th where our staff will help kids complete their homework and take part in extra recreational activities. Middle schoolers will get the chance to socialize with their peers and create positive relationships with counselors. Parks and Recreation can even pick up your child from school for an additional cost. The cost of the nine-week program is $270. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Video Game Night – Middle School
When: Saturday, April 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
Details: Join us for a friendly video game competition! Kids in 5th through 8th grade can play on the community center’s Wii or Nintendo 64 and are also encouraged to bring their own handheld devices. This program is FREE. Students must have their school ID to participate. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.us or 904-669-6612.

Hastings Teen Nights
When: Friday, April 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 East Harris St., Hastings
Details: Get your friends together for this FREE teen night for middle and high school students. Join our staff for a night filled with games, music, and food. Students must bring their school I.D. to participate. For more info, contact Tanya Jackson at tjackson@sjcfl.us or 904-692-3655.


About the Youth Programs

Parks & Recreation is proud to offer youth programs in our community. If you are looking for a quality, affordable after school program, a youth basketball league, or a place for your high school student to get volunteer hours you've found it. We have some of the best programs in North Florida for children of all ages!

Highlights

Field of Dreams – Located in NW St Johns county, this specially designed field gives mentally / physically disabled children the opportunity to wear a uniform and play baseball as a member of a team. Field of Dreams is a place where all our area's exceptional kids can meet on the field and play ball. What child does not dream of hearing the cheer of the crowd? What child does not dream of receiving a trophy? And what child does not dream of the opportunity to play America's favorite sport?  At the Field of Dreams their dreams really can come true. For more information, please visit fodbaseball.com.

St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department Youth Programs Give Back You can help our holiday food drives! For more information, please contact Jamie Baccari at (904) 209-0377.

For More Information

Jamie Baccari
Community Program Manager

P: (904) 209-0377
E: jbaccari@sjcfl.us

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