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Summer Camp Fun(ding)!

funding to nonprofits, schools, churches and other organizations to provide summer camps

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Volusia County is offering funding to nonprofits, schools, churches and other organizations to provide summer camps! Applicants must have proven administrative experience for least one year of successful summer camp or similar programs.

Attendance to one of two virtual workshops is required. The workshop schedule is:

  • Thursday, January 20 10AM-11AM
  • Friday, January 21 2:30PM to 3:30PM

Applicants can register for the workshop on the Community Assistance webpage

Requirements to receive funding:

  1. Camp must operate from 8PM  to 5AM Monday through Friday for a minimum of six weeks.
  2. Supervised playground activities, sports, crafts and field trips for children ages 5-12 are required
  3. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten, and 12-year-olds must be entering no higher than sixth grade.
  4. Camps serving primarily special needs children may accept applicants up to age 17.
  5. Camps are encouraged to provide opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.

Funding is provided through scholarships from families who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, from June 13 to August 5. Providers are paid per child, based on attendance, for a fraction of the rate.

Applications are available here or by contacting Anslee Holland at 386-736-5955, ext. 12908, or aholland@volusia.org from Tuesday, January 18. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 1 at 10AM

After submission, the Children and Families Advisory Board will choose qualified organizations to be approved by the Volusia County Council.

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)

Volusia County does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in providing or conducting its services, programs or activities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of county policies to participate in a meeting or other event, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, Jim Corbett at 386-248-1760 no later than two business days before the event or meeting.

 

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