Super Summer Camps 2016

The Summer Camp Registration Drawing is Closed

Summer Camps 2016

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 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.

Summer Camp Counselor Postitions

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 and 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! More information and application.

Summer Camp Registration Drawing

Entries for the drawing are accepted through 5p.m. March 11, 2016. 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 18, 2016. You do not need to be present. Results of the drawing will be mailed out no later than April 1, 2016.

How the Drawing Works

  • Participants are chosen at random by drawing names via computer. The public drawing will be held Friday, March 18. You do NOT need to be present for the drawing.
  • We will mail out notifications immediately following the drawing. All results will be mailed late March, 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 of your first choice.
  • If the Waiting List for your first choice is full, you will be placed on the waiting list of your second choice.  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 Dates & Hours

Camp starts June 6 and ends July 22.
Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2016 Camp Fees

  • Camp Rate: $410 per child; $59 per week.
  • Reduced Rate: $305 per child; $44 per week. (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 paper work with your registration forms to receive the discounted rate per child.
  • Free Rate: $205 per child; $30 per week. (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 paper work with your registration forms to receive the discounted rate per child.

2016 Camp 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
  • Solomon Calhoun Center
    1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine
    125 Campers
  • Trout Creek
    6795 Collier Road, Mill Creek
    60 Campers
  • W.E. Harris Community Center
    400 East Harris Street, Hastings
    Contact site directly to register (904) 692-3655
    100 Campers

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

All CIT Positions are Currently Filled. 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 accepted beginning April 4, 2016.

  • 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 Super Summer Spectacular 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 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 the future leaders of our camps and their communities.


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