Afternoon Summer Camps
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The Recreation Department is offering a number of afternoon summer camps for children in 2021. Each camp has participant minimums and maximums, so be sure to register early! Afternoon camps visit Sleepy Hollow State Park--see the description note at registration for each camp's Sleepy Hollow date. (Dates may be subject to change due to Sleepy Hollow State Park conditions) All programs are tentative pending local guidelines and subject to change or cancellation.
Deadlines: registration will close the Thursday prior to the first day of camp, or when full.
Reminders: wear sunscreen and camp-appropriate attire including tennis shoes, hats/sunglasses are recommended, apply insect repellent, consider bringing a jacket (check the weather), and bring a non-breakable water bottle. Please leave snacks in the car or at home to avoid messes and bugs. Please arrive 5 minutes early for check-in on the first day. Masks, social distancing, and temperature checks may be required for participation.
Supervision: Children can be dropped off no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the camp and must be picked up no later than 5 minutes after the camp.
A parent/guardian MUST sign each child in to camp daily and must sign each child out daily.
Program cancellations, delays, relocations, updates and changes will be sent via email, so be sure to OPT IN to general emails or you will not receive program notifications.
Camp programming and information is subject to change. Camp themes change per year, so please read the following descriptions to match with this year's offerings.
Explore the world of dinosaurs as campers become junior paleontologists. Camp Staff will lead discovery of the latest in dinosaur knowledge plus create crafts, play games and unearth fossils. The last day will include a dinosaur dig. This camp is sure to be DINOmite.
Under the Sea Camp:
Come join the City of St. Johns Recreation Department and explore the deep blue sea. Children will participate in ocean-themed fun activities and take a trip to the spray park or high school pool. Participants must provide their own swim wear, and towel.
Blast off with the City of St. Johns Recreation Department as we have fun exploring activities for outer space. Children will learn about the wonders of space, and take part in space themed activities and crafts.
Have you ever wondered who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Think you’ve got what it takes to solve the case? Come join the City of St. Johns Recreation Department and learn how to become a detective. Children will do arts and crafts along with solving a mystery each day. The St Johns Police Department will stop by one day during camp, pending their availability.
This four day camp is overflowing with outdoor fun based on superheroes. You child will have the opportunity to go through Superhero training and also create their own superhero identity. Children will also participate in superhero themed arts/crafts and superhero themed games.
Kids will really learn to love the Great Outdoors in this woodsy camp experience. Hiking, animal and plant identification, geo-caching, and large-group outdoor games are just some of what awaits wilderness campers this summer! Space is limited to the first 18 children. Must have a minimum of 8 children for the camp to run.
Parent Toddler Camp:
These classes will focus on parent-child interaction in a group setting. Kids aged 3 to 5 years old will be exposed to the skills of soccer, track & field, T-ball, and golf (snacks will be provided each week). Recreation Department Staff will facilitate the program while the child and parent practice the weekly activity.
This camp is filled with exciting outdoor activities like orienteering, outdoor survival, hiking and using maps and compasses. Don’t be lost in the woods, find your compass and make your way to register for this camp. Space is limited to the first 18 children. Must have a minimum of 8 children for the camp to run.
Discovering Atlantis Camp:
Explore the legend of Atlantis in this fun summer program. From searching for hidden treasures to decoding an ancient language, campers will share in some of the secrets of the Lost City and bring home crafts inspired by the legend. Space is limited to the first 18 children. Must have a minimum of 8 children for the camp to run.
Junior Firefighter Camp:
Want to learn what it takes to become a firefighter? If so, join the City of St. Johns Recreation Department and learn what it takes to be a firefighter and become a Jr. Firefighter. Children will do arts and crafts activities along with participating in firefighter-themed activities throughout the week. Space is limited to the first 18 children. Must have a minimum of 8 children for the camp to run.
This camp will introduce participants to the fundamentals of passing, serving, setting and hitting. Basic court movements will also be covered. Class is designed to be a basic introduction to the concepts of volleyball in a fun and learning environment.
Wild West Camp:
Howdy, howdy cowpokes! Take a trip back to the Wild West with gold rush adventures, as you outwit cattle rustlers, thwart bank robbers, and learn a few tricks on the way. Crafts and western-themed games are included in this camp experience. Space is limited to the first 18 children. Must have a minimum of 8 children for the camp to run.
Wacky Wizardry Camp:
Uncover mysteries and explore the unknown by learning the wizarding secrets and skills of the great Professor Stumblemore. Kids will learn the different illusions and participate in experiments, games, and crafts. Must have a minimum of 8 and maximum of 18 per class time.
Through the Looking Glass Camp:
This fantasy-themed camp flips the world upside down and inside out. You never know where the Red Queen lurks, and why is a raven like a writing desk, anyway? Join us as we grow, shrink, and get silly in Wonderland-themed games and crafts. Must have a minimum of 8 and maximum of 18 per class time.