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Recreation and Wellness

Youth Sports & Fitness Camp

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The Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, accredited by the American Camp Association, began in 1981 with the idea of keeping kids active all summer long. It is an all-sports camp designed for ages 5 - 14 years old. All of our activities are age appropriate and are designed so that every camper has fun!

Our mission is to keep campers active all summer through interactive sports activities that promote teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive attitudes.

 Camp Online Account

Sessions

Camps are offered on a weekly basis for ages 5 - 14. The 2022 camp season will run for 8 weeks beginning June 6 and ending on July 29. Camp hours are 9 AM - 4 PM.

Our camp is divided into six age groups:

  • Ospreys: Ages 5-6
  • Tomcats: Ages 7-8
  • Suns: Age 9
  • Sharks: Age 10
  • Jaguars: Ages 11-12
  • Barracudas: Ages 13-14
*Age of camper as of May 31, 2022

Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Camper pick-up/drop-off is located in front of the John Delaney Student Union, Bldg. 58. The building has a car-loop drive for parents to drive through at pick-up and drop-off. Parking is limited and camp staff will be on site to support the drive through format. Drop-off is between 7:30 AM and 9 AM and pick-up is between 4 PM and 6 PM.

For late drop-offs or early pick-ups, call the Recreation and Wellness Office at (904) 620-2998. Please note that campers will not be released between 3:30-4 pm except for emergency situations and approved by the camp director. Between 3:30-4 pm, camp groups may be in transit from activities back to home room and are preparing for the 4 - 6 pm pick-up window. 

Rates

Camp registration is offered on a weekly basis. Families with multiple children registered together in the same camp and on the same transaction, will receive a 10% discount per week on each additional child registered. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

General Public Weekly Rate: $210

You have the option to pay in full or to be placed on a payment plan*. A non-refundable convenience fee will apply to all transactions.

 *If you choose the payment plan option, payment for the first week the camper is registered will be required at checkout and the following weeks they are registered will be placed on the payment plan. Each Sunday, before the registered week of camp, the payment for that week will be automatically charged. The convenience fee will only be applied to the first week in the payment plan, not the recurring auto-payments.

A $25 fee will be assessed per camper, per week for cancellations.

Discounted Rates

Camp discounts available for parents/guardians that are Military, UNF Students, UNF Staff and UNF Alumni. Each camp season, discounted rates must be set by the office staff. 

To set-up your discounted rate: 1. Create your online account 2. Add all family members to the account 3.Call the Recreation and Wellness Office to have your customer type verified and updated in order to enroll at the discounted rate.

Military and UNF discounts cannot be combined. If you do not see your discounted rate during checkout, stop immediately and call the office. Refunds will not be given to those who register at the wrong rate. 

  • Active Military Weekly Rate: $190
  • UNF USPS Staff Weekly Rate: $155
  • UNF Faculty/A&P Weekly Rate: $165
  • UNF Alumni Weekly Rate: $165
  • UNF Student Weekly Rate: $120

 

*To verify Military status, please plan to visit the office to show proof of Military status.   

**RecWell Camps recognize a UNF Alumni as having graduated from UNF with a 4-year degree. RecWell staff use the university alumni directory to validate this status.

Daily Activities, Weekly Field Trips and Lunch

Activities

The Youth Sports and Fitness Camp offers a variety of activities to keep kids active all summer long. These activities include, but are not limited to sport skill instruction, indoor/outdoor free play, indoor rock climbing, group fitness classes, weekly field trips, and swimming at the UNF Competition Pool.

Weekly Theme:

  • Week 1 - volleyball
  • Week 2 - kickball
  • Week 3 - soccer (indoor/outdoor)
  • Week 4 - basketball
  • Week 5 - flag football
  • Week 6 - non traditional (spikeball, cornhole, kanjam, badminton, etc)
  • Week 7 - soccer (indoor/outdoor)
  • Week 8 - basketball

Field Trips

Field trips are held every Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM. We will be unable to accept late drop-offs or early pick-ups on these days. 

Week 1: Bowl America

Week 2: Hands on Museum (5-8 yrs.) and Adventure Landing Dry Park (9-14 yrs.)

Week 3: Jacksonville Zoo

Week 4: Cookout on Campus

Week 5: Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game (Field Trip on Wednesday)

Week 6: Chuck E. Cheese (5-8 yrs.) and Topgolf (9-14 yrs.)

Week 7: Sunshine Park (5-8 yrs.) and Skate Station (9-14 yrs.)

Week 8: Bowl America

Lunch Option

The Youth Sport and Fitness Camp offers a lunch option for campers for an additional $40 per week. Payment is due each Monday of camp attendance.

Payment can be made by check or credit card. For check payments, made payable to Mayes Food Service, they can be delivered to a camp counselor at drop-off. For credit card payments, use Mayes Concessions online payment system.

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One entree item offered each day, depending on availability. Entrees include, but are not limited to, hotdogs and hamburgers, sloppy joes, pizza, tacos, philly subs, chicken nuggets, ravioli, grilled chicken sandwiches and  cold cut sandwiches. Each entree comes with a drink, chips, and salad bar. Additional items for daily purchase include popcorn, nachos with cheese, chicken nuggets, and ice cream. 

On field trip days, campers will receive a bagged lunch.

Orientation & Open House

This video orientation is great for new and returning families to get practical information from the Camp Director and to learn more about the camp. Families who want to visit the campus and meet camp staff are encouraged to attend Camp Open House. Open House will be Wednesday, June 1 at 6 PM in the Student Wellness Complex, Bldg. 61. Facility staff will direct camp families to the meeting room. Parking is available in Lot 5. Please note that there is a high school graduation this evening and the campus core will be more crowded with traffic.

Questions

Still have questions? Call The Recreation and Wellness Office at (904) 620-2998.

  • Do you offer payment plans for camp?

    Upon registering online, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for paying the registration fee for their child's first week of camp. Parents may choose to pay for all registered weeks in a single payment, or to set up a payment plan for additional weeks registered. Payment plans will automatically withdraw funds from the provided account the Sunday before the camper's week of camp.

    NOTE: an online transaction fee is assessed to the total of the amount paid online which is a minimum of 1 week of camp. This fee goes directly to the online registration provider. Any additional amount scheduled for payment plan is not assessed a transaction fee.

  • How do I switch camp weeks?

    Requests to switch weeks must be made in advance by calling the Recreation and Wellness Office.

    There is no charge to switch camp weeks within the same camp. Camp weeks cannot be switched once the camp week has begun. Switching weeks between two camps may result in additional fees.

  • How do I get a refund?

    Refund requests are required in advance by calling the Recreation and Wellness Office. Refunds will not be given once the camp week has begun. Exceptions will be made only through the Camp Director.

    Refunds requested after camp has begun will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.

  • If I only attend part of the week can I get my camp fee pro-rated?
    Camp fees will not be prorated for attending only a part of each day or only several days each week. There is no daily rate.