Press Release for Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fun, Adventure and Sports Available at UNF Summer Camps
Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida’s Department of Campus Recreation will offer three great camps this summer, including Youth Sports and Fitness Camp as well as EcoCamp
Summer camp registration begins tomorrow Thursday, March 1. All registration will be done online. Visit http://www.unf.edu/recreation/camps/ to register for any of the three summer camps. If you need help registering your child, call the Department of Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNF Arena.
This summer marks the 31st year for UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, which begins Monday, June 11, and ends Friday, Aug. 10, for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. The camp utilizes the state-of-the-art facilities on the UNF campus, such as the indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool, UNF Arena, the soccer stadium and more. Each day offers something different for campers, including flag football, stickball, tennis, track, soccer, arts and crafts plus field trips every week to locations such as Little Talbot Island, Metro Park, a Suns baseball game, bowling and more.
Parents can drop off campers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m. The cost is $185 per week per camper for the general public. The cost is $115 per week for UNF students, $140 per week for UNF USPS employees and $150 per week for UNF A&P employees. A 10 percent discount is available for multiple children and active military (ID required). Parents will need to provide lunch and the camp will provide an afternoon snack. The camp offers a lunch option for an additional $30 per week, including a bag lunch on field trip days.
EcoCamp, a fun outdoor summer camp, will be held Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug.3, for children ages 6 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200 per week for the general public and is $185 a week for UNF faculty, staff, students, active military and multiple children. Optional before and after care is $50 per week. Parents can drop off campers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m.
Parent orientation for both camps will be Wednesday, June 6. EcoCamp will be at 6 p.m. at the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary, while Youth Sports and Fitness orientation will be at 7 p.m. in the UNF Arena. For more information about both camps, visit
or call the UNF Department of Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998.