Summer Camp Options in Jacksonville for Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 11 – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Registrations are open for Downtown Vision’s summer camp programs for kids in the community of Jacksonville.


This year, Downtown Vision, an organization run by the City of Jacksonville, is offering several summer camps in partnership with organizations in Downtown Jacksonville. The camps are designed to provide learning throughout the summer in a safe and engaging environment for children.

A list of organizations and their options for summer camps can be found below.

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Summer Camp @MOCA:

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art offers seasonal art camps for kids learning art techniques in a variety of media through hands-on learning. MOCA said time will be spent exploring exhibits in galleries, creating in the museum’s studios and learning through practice. With the program, MOCA hopes to teach each child to solve problems through critical thinking, observation, and creative self-expression.

Camps are available to students in kindergarten through 5th grade and run from June 5 through August 4.

There are weekly themed camps for children aged 6 to 14 throughout the summer. There are also options for precaution and aftercare.

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MOSH Summer Discovery Camp:

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History offers three different summer camps. The first is the One Day, Fun Day Camp, which takes place on May 29 and is aimed at children interested in experimenting and making crafts. Participants are expected to explore topics such as weather, space, temperature and electricity.

Camps throughout the rest of the summer are split into two age groups. The camp for kindergarten through 8th grade students is called “Can You Dig It?” and focuses on archeology and paleontology. Campers learn how to map excavations, make fossil casts, and determine how long a fossil will last.

The second camp is for students in grades 9-11. It allows students to participate in summer camp activities in the morning and volunteer at MOSH in the afternoon for up to 30 hours of community service over two weeks.

Both camps will be offered between June 12 and August 4.

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Jacksonville Children’s Choir Summer Day Camp:

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is now accepting applicants for its summer camps. Rising 4th to 8th graders are invited to practice music, choral singing, and dance for a week from Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9. Camp classes are daytime only and no overnight stay is required.

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Cummer Museum lessons:

The Cummer Museum offers camps not only for the kids, but also for the parents. From April to June you can learn a skill with your child during one of the five youth and adult workshops.

Classes offered include but are not limited to Storyteller Mornings, Make & Take Tuesday, and etching and embroidery workshops for youth and adults.

CLICK HERE to read Downtown Vision’s blog for more information.

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