Summer Camp 2024

St. Johns County Parks & Recreation 2024 Summer Camp

The 2024 Summer Camp Drawing Registration is open!


Our Summer Camp program emphasizes outdoor activities and is 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 2024

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 four locations in St. Johns County. Camps emphasize outdoor activities and are staffed by experienced, motivated leaders from within our community. The St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department’s summer camps are for County residents only.

Campers get to participate in a variety of activities including field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming.

Dates & Hours

  • Dates – June 3 and ends July 26.  *excluding the July 4 and 5 holiday
  • Hours – Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.

Locations

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

Trout Creek

6795 Collier Road, Mill Creek

60 Campers

Registration / Drawing

The link for the drawing will be located at the top of this page starting at 8 a.m. February 26, 2024.

Entries for the drawing are accepted from 8 a.m. on February 26, 2024, through 5 p.m. on March 8, 2024. 

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 12, 2024. You do not need to be present. The results of the drawing will be sent out no later than March 26, 2024.

How the Drawing Works

  • Participants are chosen at random by drawing names via computer. The drawing will be held Tuesday, March 12. You do NOT need to be present for the drawing.
  • All drawing results will be emailed by March 26, so please be patient and wait for your results before contacting our offices.

Waiting List

  • If the camp(s) you selected were full when your name was drawn, you will be able to register for the waiting list if you choose to. Registration instructions for the waiting list will be sent out with the lottery results.
employment / volunteer OpportuniTIES

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 1, 2024.

  • A 8-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.

Junior Lifeguard Program

Join one of the top Lifeguard programs in the state of Florida. Train with St. Johns Counties best lifeguards on our beaches and pool.