Youth Activities

Basketball Clinics for Kids
Sharpen your skills with our six-week long developmental basketball clinics for kids from Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, December 19 at Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine. We will be offering four divisions. For more information and download a registration form, visit the Basketball Clinics for Kids website page.


Collier-Blocker After-School Program
When: Friday, August 10 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.

Just Kickin’ It
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 5 through December 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine
Details: Sign up your little one to learn the fundamentals of soccer! Just Kickin’ It is a program for 4-5 year olds where they are taught basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Cost is $30 per participant and $15 for each additional child in the same family. Spaces are limited. To register, contact Brian James at 904.209.0365 or bjames@sjcfl.us or Ashley Brown at 904.209.0379 or abrown@sjcfl.us.
Please Note: Due to voting on November 6, the first week’s classes will be held on Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7.

Open Gym Sundays at Ketterlinus
When: Sundays through December 30
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine
Details: Bring your own basketball and a few friends for a friendly scrimmage during our Sunday open gym hours at Ketterlinus. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904.669.6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Middle School Night Out
When: Friday, November 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine
Details: Come join us for a night of fun for grades 5 through 8 including a fall dance party with music, drinks, snacks, and other activities. Bring your friends and your dancing shoes! This program is FREE. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904.669.6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Hastings Teen Night Out
When: Friday, November 9
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 E. Harris Street, 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.

Parents Day Out ~ Secret Santa Holiday Party
When: Saturday, December 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine
Details: Come join us for a day of fun for kids grades kindergarten through 5th for a holiday party complete with hot cocoa and holiday themed games. Each child must bring a gift under $5 for a game of Secret Santa! This program is FREE. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Middle School Night Out ~ Secret Santa Holiday Party
When: Friday, December 7
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine
Details: Come join us for a night of fun for kids grades 5th through 8th for a holiday party complete with hot cocoa and holiday themed games. Each child must bring a gift under $5 for a game of Secret Santa! This program is FREE. Middle schoolers must have their school ID to participate. For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at 904-669-6612 or sntaylor@sjcfl.us.

Hastings Hometown Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, December 8
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Main Street, Hastings
Details: Come celebrate the holidays at the Hastings Hometown Christmas Parade. Local vendors and residents are welcome to enter in the parade, which will have a procession down Main Street. This program is FREE and sponsored by Friends of the Hastings Library, Rotary Club of Hastings, and Team UP Hastings. For more information, contact Jamie Baccari at 904-209-0377 or jbaccari@sjcfl.us or Emily Fox at 904-827-6975 or efox@sjcfl.us.

Phone Calls from Santa
When: Tuesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Details: Ho ho ho!! Parents with children under the age of eight that live in St. Johns County can sign up to have Santa call their child at home this Christmas. Registration is open now until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 7. To register, fill out the Phone Calls from Santa Registration Form and return to St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department or fill out online and hit submit. For more information, contact Ashley Brown at 904-209-0379 or abrown@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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