Camps & School's Out Programs

 

Summer Camps, Holiday Camps & School's Out Days

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When your kids have days off from school, we have your childcare covered. Children will have an amazing experience trying new games, making new friends, and most of all, having fun!          

Summer Camps

"Camp Dunedin" offers full-day and half-day camps for ages 4-17 from June 3-August 9. Camps include Pre-K Camp, Kids Camp (entering Grades 1-5), Tweens & Teens Camp (entering Grades 6-9), as well as Specialty Camps:

  • Acting & Performing
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGOs)
  • Crafty Creations & Artsy Adventures
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Dynamic Dodgeball
  • Fishing
  • Fit Kids
  • Golf
  • Hammock Wilderness
  • Kayak
  • Kids Camp
  • Multi-Sports
  • Nature
  • STEM
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Theater-DST
  • Tweens & Teens
  • VPK
Schedule

Summer camps are held June 3-August 9, 2024. Most camps are held Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (days and times may vary for specialty camps). "Xtra Rec" is offered from 7:30-9:00 am and 5-6:00 pm if you need extra time getting to or from work. Refer to the Camp Dunedin Magazine for camp schedules, times, fees, and other details.

Registration

Camp registration opens on Wednesday, March 6 at 8:00 am. Please note that some camps, including our unique specialty camps, have limited space. Registration will remain open until a camp reaches its maximum capacity.

 Registration and payments may be done online or in person at the Dunedin Community Center or MLK, Jr. Recreation CenterThe participant must have an up-to-date household account. An annual Child Emergency/Identification Form must be on file before registering for camps and other select children's activities - create or confirm your online account here. See below Camp Forms, Parent's Handbook, and Registration Packet for more information and all necessary paperwork.

Online registration is available until 11:59 pm on Saturday for the following camp week, unless the camp is full. We accept cash, money order, check (payable to City of Dunedin), as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payment cannot be taken over the phone. Paying camp fees in full at the time of registration will ensure your child’s enrollment in the desired camp(s).

Camp Forms & Parent's Handbook

Your registration packet and camp forms, as well as your Parent's Handbook, are available below and in person at the Dunedin Community Center and MLK, Jr. Recreation Center. Get a head start on reviewing and preparing the necessary paperwork and requirements for your registration day, making the process smooth and convenient. 

You can drop off your completed paperwork in person or upload them to your online account starting March 1st in advance of the first day of registration on Wednesday, March 6th at 8:00 am.

Camp Shirts

Campers will receive one free Summer Camp t-shirt during registration for the following camps: Pre-K, Kids, Tweens & Teens, Multi-Sports, Nature, and Hammock Wilderness Camp. Specialty Camps excluded. Additional shirts are available for $10 each. Campers must wear their camp shirt during field trips.

Stay Informed with the Remind App

Receive camp updates, reminders, and fun snapshots directly to you phone as a text message. No app download required. Simply text your camp's code to the #81010. If you're having trouble with the #81010, text the camp code to 210-321-9690.
  •  Pre-K Camp Code: @prekcampcc
  •  Kids Camp Code: @kidscampscc
  •  Tweens & Teens Camp Code: @teensmlk
  •  Hammock Camp Code: @hammockday
  •  Nature Camp Code: @naturecod
  •  Multi-Sports Camp Code: @multicamp
  •  Teen Leadership Program Code: @DunedinTLP 

Questions? 

Dunedin Parks & Recreation
1920 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-812-4530
Email us

Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps are offered for VPK through 5th Graders while they are out of school during Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Browse our current Parks & Recreation Magazine or see information below. 


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Register online or in person by the Early Bird date and receive a $20 discount. Registration may be taken after the Early Bird date, if space is available. If you need to create or confirm your online account, please call 727-812-4530.

School's Out Play Days

School may be out, but play is in! When your kids have days off from school, we have your childcare covered. "School's Out Days" are offered for VPK-5th Graders when school is out for day due to a holiday, teacher's planning day, etc. Join us for a full day of games, crafts, activities and fun. Browse our current Parks & Recreation Magazine or see information below.

  • Monday, September 23
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Early Bird: Sept. 20
    $40 / child

  • Monday, October 14
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Early Bird: Oct. 11
    $40 / child

Register Online. Register by the Early Bird date and receive a $10 discount. Registration may be taken after the Early Bird date, if space is available. If you need to create or confirm your online account, please call 727-738-2920.

MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
550 Laura Lane
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-738-2920
Send us an email 

Scholarships

Dunedin For Youth Scholarship Fund
Dunedin Parks & Recreation provides financial assistance to young children and teenagers of Dunedin who come from families in need of support to enable their children to participate in summer camps and other recreational programs. The assistance is made possible by donations received from individuals, businesses, and organizations towards The George J. Koutsourais Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was established in memory of former Mayor/Commissioner Manuel G. Koutsourais’ son through a resolution by the Dunedin City Commission. The Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund helps children develop teamwork, life skills, self-confidence, responsibility, healthy lifestyles, perseverance, and friendships.

 

We're Hiring for the Summer


Join our incredible team!
The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department is currently hiring Recreation Leaders to work during our summer camps held June-August. We are also seeking Lifeguards to work at Highlander Pool which is open April-September. These opportunities are ideal for high school and college students, as well as teachers, or anyone looking for temporary jobs during the summer.

View job descriptions and apply online at www.DunedinGov.com/jobs.

                         

 


Before & After School Programs

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About

Dunedin Parks & Recreation offers Before & After School Programs for VPK through 5th graders. This safe and structured recreational environment celebrates play everyday. Our program is conveniently held on-site at the elementary schools of Dunedin, Garrison-Jones, and San Jose. Feel safe and secure knowing your child is in good hands with our qualified Rec Leaders. Your child will thrive physically and socially through a variety of fun and engaging activities, daily snacks, and homework tome. This program is licensed by the Pinellas County Child Care License Program and staffed with qualified professionals.

Before Care: 7:30 am - Start of School
After Care: End of School - 6:00 pm

Conveniently held on site at:

Registration & Fees

2023-24 School Year

Parents may register their child for before care, after care, or both!

Initial registration must be done in person at the Dunedin Community Center or the MLK Jr. Recreation Center during normal business hours. Subsequent monthly payments may then be made online after your initial registration is complete. 

The enrollment forms require a notarized Emergency Medical Release. For your convenience, a Notary is on site at the Community Center (727-812-4530) and MLK, Jr. Recreation Center (727-738-2920), however they are not always available; so please call ahead before coming in.

Registration Fee:
$25 for Before Care, After Care, or both.

VPK: 
Before Care: $105/month
After Care: $225/month
Both: $265/month
(Fee discounted for December)

K-5th Grade:
Before Care: $90/month
After Care: $200/month
Both: $245/month
(Fee discounted for December)

Note:
The program fee is divided into 10 payments with the due date being the 1st of each month. The $25 registration fee and first payment are due at the time of enrollment. The initial payment will be pro-rated based on the date your child starts the program. Payments may be made online after initial registration. By enrolling, you are responsible for all subsequent payments regardless of attendance.

Stay Informed

Weekly Informers:
Program Informers are distributed each week, outlining daily activities, helpful tips, and important notes and reminders for parents.

Get the Remind App:
With the Remind App, you can receive weekly reminders and text updates directly to your phone for all things regarding our Before & After School Programs and Summer Camps.

  • Dunedin Elementary: Text the message @DEBASP to the number 81010
  • Garrison Jones Elementary: Text the message @GJBASP to the number 81010
  • San Jose Elementary: Text the message @SJBASP to the number 81010

Questions?
Call Dunedin Parks & Recreation at 727-812-4530 or send us an email.