(COED, RISING K-8TH GRADE)
The Gatorland Day Camp model and mission is unique with the goal to keep campers safe, engaged, and having fun. Gatorland is all about choice and experiential learning; campers take ownership of their days by choosing from a wide range of exciting and engaging activities in visual arts, science, sports, technology, performing arts, digital arts, robotics, cooking, and more!
New for 2017: By popular demand, we have added a fifth week of Gatorland Day Camp this summer!
“Thank you for such a well-organized, well-run & safe camp for our children. Our girls are super excited about going to Gatorland Camp again this year! They can't wait and love that they can choose what they are going to do each day! In fact, we've made it a reward for doing well in school this year so they are more motivated!”
–Marina J., Gatorland Camper Parent
"Gatorland Camp has been such a great experience for both my son & daughter. It's the only camp they've requested. The staff is so friendly, it's a great camp for both girls & boys!"
–Jenn Q., Gatorland Camper Parent
Gatorland Day Camp 2017 Info
Hours & Dates
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Week 1: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21, 2017
Week 2: Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 2017
Week 3: Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4, 2017
Week 4: Monday, August 7-Friday, August 11, 2017
Week 5: Monday, August 14-Friday, August 18, 2017
Cost of Camp
$375 per week
Before Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week
After Care: 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50 per week
Both: $60 per week
Interested in joining our incredible Gatorland staff? If so, please complete this Gatorland Application, attach two reference letters and send to Shannon Duckett, Director of SPSG Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising Kindergarteners & First Graders
The Swamplings is a stimulating and engaging introduction to Gatorland Day Camp for our youngest campers. Based in a safe and age appropriate space, this program promises to provide a wide range of imaginative activities designed to encourage a camper’s social, artistic and physical development. Staffed by certified teachers and mature, caring adults, our Swamplings are sure to receive individualized attention throughout their day. Snack and nap/rest time will also be a part of your child’s daily schedule.
Where our Gatorland Day Camp is designed to be a “kids’ choice” program, our Swamplings will be given options for choice on a smaller scale. Arts and crafts, science, story time, technology, cooking, sports, games, and much more will round out a truly wonderful summer experience. To attend Gatorland Day Camp, it is required that all Swamplings are potty-trained.
Where our Gatorland Day Camp is designed to be a “kids’ choice” program, our Swamplings will be given options for choice on a smaller scale. Arts and crafts, science, story time, technology, cooking, sports, games, and much more will round out a truly wonderful summer experience.
Rising 2nd-6th GradersBased on rising grade, these campers will have camper choice each day, as choice and variety drive our camp mission. In these age groups, children will be offered a program specifically designed to develop individual skills and increase general knowledge on an individual basis and in group settings. Campers will choose what THEY want to do in all three activity blocks each day, based on the theme and topic in each block as presented by our counselors.
Activities include (but are not limited to): visual art, music, sports, cooking, STEM, & technology. Snack, lunch, and recess will also be a part of your child’s daily schedule.
7th & 8th Grade Leadership Development ProgramPurpose of the 7th & 8th Grade Leadership Training
The purpose of the leadership training program is to train individuals for a future staff role at Gatorland Day Camp*, and future leadership roles in the community. This training program will provide individuals with the ability to participate in camp activities while developing leadership skills, and strengthening character.
Must be a rising 7th or 8th grade student who is available to attend a minimum of two weeks during Gatorland Day Camp 2017.
- Embody the mission of SPSG.
- Attend morning meetings, group lunches, and after-camp meetings with the program coordinator for skill-development training, feedback and debriefing.
- Exhibit social responsibility; lead by example by making positive choices, and guide other campers in their decision-making process.
- Aid in the supervision and safety of camp participants.
- Help in supporting a fun, safe, and clean environment for campers. This includes maintaining the integrity of the camp rooms, games, and activities by participating in their set up and breakdown.
- Provide suggestions for activities.
- Demonstrate camp spirit and sportsmanship, and encourage others to do the same.
- Help maintain the flow of the camp schedule and group togetherness.
- Help with head counts & bathroom breaks.
- Aid counselors during carpool duty, and interact with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times.
- Other duties as assigned.