Volusia seeking summer camp providers

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has funds for nonprofit organizations, cities, schools and churches to provide summer camp services.

A mandatory application workshop will be conducted for all interested applicants at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Conference Room A of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Participating agencies must operate a camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for at least eight weeks this summer. Services should include supervised playground activities, sports, crafts and field trips for children ages 5 through 12.

Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten, and 12-year-olds must be entering sixth grade.

Some experience
Camps serving only special needs children may accept applicants currently enrolled up to and including high school. Camps are encouraged to provide opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.

Applicants must have proven administrative capacity and at least one year of successful experience in providing summer camp programs.

They must reserve and enroll at least 20 scholarship-eligible children per site before entering into an agreement with the Community Assistance Division.

How to apply
Funding will be provided from June 4 to July 27 through scholarships to children whose families are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Providers will be paid per child at a weekly rate not to exceed the weekly rate established by the Community Assistance Division.

The Children and Families Advisory Board will recommend qualified agencies to the Volusia County Council for final approval.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Jan. 22.

Applications are available online at www.volusia.org/community_assistance/applications or by calling Jill Marcum at 386-736-5955, ext. 15593.


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