Youth Activities

COVID-19 Closures & Cancellations: For the safety of our community and staff during the Covid-19 emergency, St. Johns County has cancelled some programs and closed or limited access to facilities. For the current status of the activities & facilities listed below, please contact Brian James at bjames@sjcfl.us or 904.669.6460.

Special Events

Phone Calls from Santa
We've teamed up with the North Pole Telephone Company to bring you Phone Calls from Santa! Parents with children eight years of age or younger who reside in St. Johns County may sign their kids up to receive a special call from Santa Claus. Please note, each child in a household must be registered separately. Pick your day for more details and registration:

Winter Break Camp
Parents, sign your kids up for a week of fun with the Parks and Recreation staff at the Ketterlinus Gym! From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 28 through 31, kids grades Kindergarten through eighth will spend the day playing games, participating in hands-on activities, and visiting the playground (weather permitted). Please note, snacks and lunch will not be provided. For more information, including cost and COVID-19 guidelines, please contact Ashley Brown at abrown@sjcfl.us or call 904.209.0379. Winter Break Camp Registration.

Sports & Athletics

Youth Basketball Clinics
When: October 21 through December 16

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Mondays - Co-Ed Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Mondays - 3rd through 8th grade girls
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays - 3rd through 5th grade boys
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays - 6th through 8th grade boys

Where: Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 80 Orange St., St. Augustine
Details: Join our seven-week fall/winter developmental clinic for kids in grades kindergarten through eight that is designed to enhance player skills prior to the Youth Basketball League beginning in March. Registration begins October 1, and the cost for the clinic is $40 per child. Register here. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.us or 904.669.6612.

Student Open Gym @ Solomon Calhoun Center
When: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, September 1 through December 31, Excluding: December 24, and 25
Details: Students, bring your friends and play some ball during our open gym hours at the Solomon Calhoun Center. This program is free, but you must bring your own basketball and sign in upon arrival. To comply with CDC guidelines and State of Florida executive orders, capacity and availability will be limited to a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Ashley Brown at abrown@sjcfl.us or 904.209.0379. Solomon Calhoun Center

Afterschool Programs

For details about the following programs, please visit our After School Programs page.

Elementary Enrichment Program
November 2 through January 25, Monday through Friday, at the Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 80 Orange St., St. Augustine.

Middle School After School Program
November 2 through January 25, Monday through Friday, at the Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 80 Orange St., St. Augustine.

Collier-Blocker Student Enrichment Program
Begins August 31, Monday through Friday, during the school year at the Collier-Blocker Center, 10 N. Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine.


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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