Image of girl by computerSummer Camp Program

The Jacksonville Children's Commission provides grants to several nonprofit organizations that run summer camp programs.

Children participating in the free/reduced lunch program, those who have documented special needs or recipients of the McKay Scholarship or Children First Florida Scholarship are eligible for seats at selected camps.

To find a camp near you, click here to download the 2012 list of funded camps, with dates of operation, address and phone number. Parents should contact the camp(s) directly for pricing and/or availability.

View photos from Summer Learning Day - June 21, 2012

Guidelines for Subsidized Summer Camp


Note:
Parents who receive subsidized child care will lose their funding and be placed onto the wait list if enrolling the same child into a summer camp program. Please call an eligibility specialist at 630-3647 for details.

Children must be:

  • Five years-old before September 1 through 15 years of age
  • Duval County residents
AND

*Family income is 185% below the Federal Poverty Level:
  • Child receives Free and Reduced Lunch (must bring copy of Free and Reduced lunch documentation for current school year)
  • Verification that household family income does not exceed 185% of the Federal Poverty level (bring copy of current check stubs or any other income received)
  • A current copy of their Children First Scholarship letter
OR have

*Special Needs with an Individualized Education PLan (IEP):
  • Copy of child's IEP (individual education plan) or current diagnosis from a medical/psychological provider
  • Copy of McKay Scholarship letter, containing child's name and date of current school year

*Only one piece of current documentation is needed for verification from either qualifying category above.

2012 DHH Poverty Guidelines

Size of Family Unit
Income Cap for 185% Below Poverty Level
1
$20,644
2
$27,990
3
$35,316
4
$42,642
5
$49,986
6
$57,294
7
$64,620
8
$71,946
For families with households more than 8 persons,
add $3,960 for each additional person.

 
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out the Children’s Commission’s Experiential Trip Guide for fun and educational summer activities.