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Jacksonville Science Festival Summer Camp at TFA

We apologize in advance as our summer camp has been filled to its maximum capacity.

If you are interested in registering for our Wait-list, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK to register via Microsoft Forms.

Summer Camp Registration 2020(.pdf)

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Select Grant or Full Pay. Please enter your child’s name and age (i.e. John Smith; 7) At checkout in Paypal you increase the quantity to match the weeks you plan to attend. Select Pay Now after filling out the following fields.

jaxscifest.org (Click here to make payments for Summer Camp)
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Jacksonville Science Festival (JSF) is excited to announce its 2020 Summer of Exploration & Arts Camp featuring six weeks of STEAM driven FUN!

Summer Camp Registration 2020(.pdf)

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Jacksonville Science Festival is now well known for its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) driven city-wide event featuring Jacksonville’s k-12 grade students partnering to creatively develop fun, interactive, educational projects they present to the community during the annual festival. The Jacksonville Science Festival Exploration & ARTS Camp incorporates similar aspects but offers an ARTS focused thread including visual, performing, and environmental arts and weekly field trips for additional fun.

The camp takes place at The Foundation Academy, a 23 acre campus including art, dance, and drama studios, organic gardens, an aquaponics farm, interactive sports, and more. Camp is open to children ages 5-15 with age appropriate groups and activities.

3675 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville 32224 or call 904-493-3535 for more information.

  • Completed forms can be mailed or delivered to the address above or Faxed.
    • FAX Number 904-821-1247
    • Attn. Ms. King

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Summer Camp Registration 2020

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION STARTS:

JUNE 15TH, 2020

ENDS: JULY  24TH, 2020

*Closed July 3rd, 2020

PRIVATE PAY FEES

$15.00 APPLICATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE; Per Camper)

$5.00 WEEKLY RESERVATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE)

$175.00 CAMP FEE – PER WEEK

GRANT QUALIFYING FAMILIES

ONE TIME APPLICATION FEE  $15.00

*Must accompany application

WEEKLY RESERVATION FEE   $5.00

NON-REFUNDABLE CAMP FEE – PER WEEK   $20.00


*All camp fees, must be paid in full the Friday before camp each week.

A non- refundable deposit of $% per week is due in advance to reserve your seat. The remaining balance is due the Friday before each week.

*Camp Fee- INCLUDES LUNCH AND FIELD TRIPS

*Camp Fee- DOESN’T INCLUDE: ICE CREAM TRUCK, T-SHIRTS, SOUVENIRS PURCHASED ON FIELD TRIPS, OTHER ADDITIONAL ADD ON EVENTS THE CAMP MAY DO.


Important Documents:

Summer Camp Registration 2020

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION 2020

SAMPLE Summer Lunch Menu


Camp Themes of 2020

*Dates and Events are subject to changes

*Field Trips are subject to change. Most are on Wednesdays, please note dates.

  • Week 1 June 15th – Survivor Island (Primitive Lessons/ Survival strategies)
    • Field Trip June 17th- Catty Shack
  • Week 2 June 22nd – Family Feud (Home Economics)
    • Field Trip June 24th- 25th- Bowling
  • Week 3 June 29 – Shop Till You Drop (Commercial Economics)
    • Field Trip July 1st- Maxwell House/ Commerce
  • Week 4  July 6 – Gladiator 2000 * Closed July 3rd, 2020* (Physical Education)
    • Field Trip July 8th- Flight Fit N Fun
  • Week 5 July 13 – Operation Junk Yard (Re-Purposing/ STEM)
    • Field Trip July 15th- Sallie Corp
  • Week 6 July 20 – Double Dare (Physical and Mental Challenges)
    • Field Trip July 22nd- Batting Cages

Here is our typical schedule:

  • Devotion Time 8:30- 9:00
  • Restroom/ Water Break 9:00- 9:10
  • Main groups 9:10- 9:20
  • Outdoor/ Indoor Recess Play 9:25- 10:00am
  • Restroom/ Wash hands 10:00- 10:10am
  • Snack 10:10- 10:30am
  • PiBL 10:30- 11:20 noon
  • PiBL 11:20- 12:10 noon
  • Wash hands 12:10- 12:15pm
  • Lunch 12:15pm to 12:45pm SAMPLE Summer Lunch Menu
  • Clean-up/ Quiet/ R&R 12:45pm- 1:00pm
  • PiBL 1:00pm to 1:50pm
  • PiBL 1:50pm to 2:40pm
  • Snack 2:40 to 3:00pm
  • Clean-up 2:55 to 3:00pm
  • In Door Out Door/ Recess 3:00pm to 3:45pm
  • Main Groups 3:45pm to 3:55pm
  • Black Box Meeting 3:55pm to 4:00pm
  • Movie 4:00pm til 5pm Dismissal

*PiBL: Art, Science, Drama, Skits/ Group activities

** Schedule is subject to change

Incremental weather schedule for Jacksonville Science Festival.pdf

Below is our projected timeline for Summer 2020*:

*Pending on weather patterns, dates and times of field trips are subject to change. Field trip fees are not included in the camp fee. Most field trips are on Wednesdays.

Schedule 2020

June 15th- July 24th

8am to 5pm

*Field Trips are subject to change. Most are on Wednesday, please note dates.

Themes

Incremental weather schedule for Jacksonville Science Festival.pdf

Summer Camp Registration 2020

CAMP DO’S & DON’TS

Do’s:

Come to camp mentally and physically prepared –

  • Apply sunblock and hydrate before arriving at camp
  • Bring an extra pair of clothes
  • Bring a water bottle – water provided to refill throughout the camp day
  • *Lunch provided – *camper may bring additional food for snack and/ or lunch
  • Listen and watch – counselors are continually sharing important details
  • HAVE FUN
  • Participate in activities
  • Share what you know
  • Make new friends
  • Be respectful and kind to everyone

Don’ts:

Camp WILL be a safe and FUN place for everyone –

  • No bullying, name calling or teasing allowed
  • No horse playing or rough housing
  • Eating only during lunch and snack in the designated area
    • No sharing food as some campers may have special dietary needs
  • No wandering – stay with your counselors
  • No bare feet or open toed shoes allowed
  • No tree climbing or unauthorized climbing of any sort
  • No littering
  • NO texting, phone calls, gaming or unauthorized use of electronics allowed
    • Campers wishing/needing to contact their authorized adult may do so at any time

Camp FAQ’s:

Where are you located?

Camp is hosted on the The Foundation Academy 23 acre campus at 3675 San Pablo Road South, 32224.

What should my camper bring each day?

An active mind ready to explore along with a water bottle, extra clothes and sunblock

Do you supply lunch?

Yes, we also supply two snacks each day. Campers may bring extra food or a lunch if they have special dietary needs.

What are the camper’s ages?

Ages 5 to 15; they are broken into three groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-15

Why does your camp focus on Science and Art?

The Jacksonville Science Festival is a STEAM based organization. The mission of the Jacksonville Science Festival is to promote equity and justice in education. Therefore, campers will explore and create with science and art in a traditional setting with hands on activities.

What’s the typical schedule entail?

Our typical schedule and more information is on the Summer Camp tab at JacksonvilleScienceFestival.org

Are there field trips?

Yes, on Wednesdays. Depending on weather these are subject to change. Field Trip Transportation is for Staff and Campers only.

Besides Science and Art what else will my camper experience?

Outdoor activities, aquaponic organic farming and more at the 23 acre campus of the Foundation Academy.

What is the camper to counselor ratio?

One counselor to fifteen campers; our trained CPR certified staff is ready to share the camp experience with your camper!

What’s on the lunch menu?

Food is provided by the Summer Service Food Program. (Click here for more info.)

How can I volunteer/ visit the camp?

All visitors must sign in the Jacksonville Science Festival/ The Foundation Academy with a valid ID in the front office. Volunteers must file a background check with DCPS. All Applications MUST be completed and approved prior to the volunteering.

(Click here to access more info and the Application)

ART & EXPLORATION CAMP

SEVERE CLAUSE POLICY

The following will result in immediate consequences:

  1. Acts of Violence Against Teachers or Campers or any Staff Members, includes fighting or ANY unsolicited physical contact.
  2. Verbal Abuse and/or Threats Against Teachers or Campers or any Staff Members.
  3. Theft
  4. Vandalism – includes Academy property, Teachers or Campers or any Staff Member’s personal property.
  5. Leaving campus without permission: includes lunchtime, break, field trips, and any activities or camp activity that has not been cleared by parent and school administration.
  6. Use of drugs or alcohol at any time
  7. Sexual Harassment, sexual talk
  8. Cyber bullying

Severe Clause Consequences:

  1. Camper(s) will be immediately suspended for a period, or immediate expulsion will be applied, as determined by administration.
  2. Parents will be notified and required to attend a meeting before camper is admitted back to school.

STANDARD DAILY DISCIPLINE POLICY:

  1. Redirect the behavior:
  2. Conference with the student:
  3. Consequence (removal from group):
  4. Parental involvement:(call or conference at dismissal)
  5. Referral/ Removal from program

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