Youth Activities

T-Shirt Basketball March Madness Youth Basketball is back!
Are you ready for youth basketball to return spring 2019? The SJC Parks and Recreation youth basketball league tips off another exciting season for athletes ages 9-14 years old. Practices and games will take place at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center and Ketterlinus Gym. March Madness Youth Basketball

 

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.

11th Annual MLK Breakfast – Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at the 11th Annual breakfast celebration featuring guest speaker Jarvis J. James. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. at W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 E. Harris St., Hastings. The cost is $25 per person. MLK Breakfast Details. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655 or tjackson@sjcfl.us.

Hastings Basketball Clinics
When: Saturdays on December 1, 15, 22, and 29 and January 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 E. Harris St., Hastings
Details: Join our staff for a free basketball clinic for elementary school-age kids (10-11am) and middle school-age kids (11am-12pm) on Saturday mornings. This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655 or tjackson@sjcfl.us.

Hastings Teen Night
When: Friday, December 21
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 E. Harris St., Hastings
Details: Come join us for a night of fun for middle and high school students including games, music, and food. This program is FREE. Students must have their school ID to participate. For more information, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655 or tjackson@sjcfl.us.

Holiday Camp
When: December 26, 27, 28, and 31 and January 2, 3, and 4
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
Details: We are hosting a half-day holiday camp open to kids grades kindergarten through 8th. The cost is $10 per child per day. Holiday Camp Details. To register, contact Ashley Brown at 904-669-4728 or abrown@sjcfl.us or Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

W.E. Harris Open Gym and Free Play
When: Weekdays on December 27 and 28 and January 2, 3, and 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 East Harris St., Hastings
Details: Come shoot some hoops and play games with your friends during winter break. This program is FREE and open to the community. For more information, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655 or tjackson@sjcfl.us.

Elementary Enrichment Program
When: Monday, January 7 through Thursday, March 14
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, January 7 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.

Parent’s Night Out: Movie Night
When: Saturday, January 19
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St., St. Augustine
Details: Parents can enjoy a well-deserved night off while their kids, grades kindergarten through 5th, enjoy movie night! Come dressed in your PJs and have breakfast for dinner. The cost of this program is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Parents Night Out Details. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Three vs. Three Basketball Tournament
When: Saturday, January 19
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 East Harris St., Hastings
Details: Lace up those sneakers for a three-versus-three basketball challenge with round-robin play and the top two teams vying for the division title. Co-ed teams are welcome. Age divisions are ages 9 & 10, ages 11 & 12, and ages 13 & 14. The program fee is $30 per team or $7.50 per player with a maximum of four players per team. For more information or to register, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655 or tjackson@sjcfl.us.

Matanzas Fun Run
When: Saturday, January 26
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St., St. Augustine
Details: Get ready, set, go! Join us for a one-mile Matanzas Fun Run for kids ages 13 and under. This program is FREE. Registration is day-of event only. Matanzas Fun Run Details. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.


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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