Love Summer Camp, but its not summer yet? Join us for Winter Camp! We offer many of the same activities you loved during Summer Camp at Winter Camp (no swimming). Campers will be divided into groups based on age and assigned a counselor. Campers will remain with their group and counselor throughout Winter Break. All groups have the option to go the horses for one activity every afternoon. If you camper wants more horses than that, you can register them for Winter Break Horsemanship Camp ($75 per day or $250 per week). There will also be a special activity each day (examples hay ride, Christmas story telling with homemade cookies, Christmas pageant, back field s’mores and hot-dog roast, etc.!).
What will my child be doing each day?
What will we not be doing each day!?! Take a look at the sample schedule below from December 26, 2016.
|Time||Group||K-2||2-4||4 and up||Horsemanship|
|6:15-7:30||Inside Games||Inside Games||Inside Games||Inside Games||Inside Games|
|8:00-8:45||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play|
|9:00-10:00||Activity #1||Soccer||Basketball||Capture the Flag||Horses|
|10:00-11:00||Activity #2||Dodgeball||Block Play||Kickball||Horses|
|11:00-12:00||Activity #3||Wall Ball||Football||Archery||Horses|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch / Free Play||Lunch/Free Play||Lunch/Free Play||Lunch/Free Play||Lunch/Free Play|
|1:00-2:00||Free Choice #3||Archery||Nature Walk||Fishing||Horses|
|2:00-3:00||Free Choice #4||Fishing||LaCrosse||Board Games||Horses|
|3:00-4:00||Store / Free Play||Store/Free Play||Store/Free Play||Store/Free Play||Store/Free Play|
|4:00-5:00||Free Choice #5||Sidewalk Games||Archery||LaCrosse||Horses|
|5:00-6:00||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play||Free Play|
Winter Camp Pricing
(for children in Kindergarten and up only)
$175 ~ Winter Camp Week (Monday-Friday)
$175 ~ Winter Camp Week Special Rate* (any 5 days)
$250 ~ Horsemanship Camp Week (Monday-Friday)
$250 ~ Horsemanship Camp Special Rate* (any 5 days)
$50 ~ Daily Rate
$25 ~ Additional Horsemanship Camp Daily Rate
$30 ~ Overnight
$50 ~ New Year’s Eve Overnight
* Special Week Rate for Winter Camp. In addition to our regular pricing ($175 per week), we are bringing back the Winter Camp Special. Pick any five (5) days and pay the low rate of $175. This option is pre pay only and there will be no refunds if your child comes for less than 5 days. You do not need to pre-pick the days your child will attend. The sibling discount will also apply for the full week rates.
When is Winter Camp?
This year, our large Winter Break Camp runs all 11 days Duval County Public Schools are closed for their Winter Break (we are only closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). We will have a smaller group the additional days Catholic School kids are out. We are open 6:15 am to 6:00 pm each day.
Duval County Public School Winter Break ~ December 21 – January 8
Catholic Schools Winter Break ~ December 18 – January 2.
At Happy Acres Ranch, we love camp so much that we don’t want to leave at night! Why not stay over with us? We have a 12 bed cabin by the lake with a bathroom that includes a hot shower. We provide dinner, activities, and breakfast. Is your child staying back to back days for day camp? Sign them up for overnight and drop them off the morning of day 1 and pick them up the afternoon of day 2. Why not extend it for more days? Your camper can stay for as many night as we have space. Sign up nightly (Monday night through Friday night) at $30 per night. Please note that due to a limited number of spaces, you will be required to pay for the bed once your reserve it.
New Year’s Eve Overnight
Don’t forget to join us for the final day of Winter Camp (which also happens to be New Year’s Eve) for a camp in (only because it’s too cold to sleep outside). We provide games, activities, dinner, s’mores, breakfast, fireworks, glow stick games and supervision. Drop them off at camp on Sunday Evening the 31st after 4 and pick them up by 10 am on the 1st. $50 for the 1st child, $35 for each additional child. Don’t want to miss out on the fun but are not ready for your child to sleep over at camp? Stay until 9 pm for $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional child. Don’t feel like getting up the next morning to pick them up? Let us drop them off ($10 per address within a 15 mile radius of camp) (drop offs between 9-10 am).
It looks good, how do I sign up?
For new families, all new families are required to tour the camp before requesting an enrollment form. You may schedule a tour at your convenience between the hours of 9-2 and 4-5 Monday-Friday. Limited tour requests will only be granted for families who absolutely cannot make it during those times. After the tour, you may request an enrollment form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
Returning families who came for Summer Camp, email Big Red at email@example.com for an enrollment form.
Current families who attend Before and After School, inform the Front Desk at pick up of your child’s anticipated attendance dates in Winter Camps.
Current families who have attended a School Holiday since the start of this current school year (2017-2018), email Big Red at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s anticipated attendance dates in Winter Camps.
What’s are due now to save my spot?
The only thing that saves your child’s space in our Winter Camp is
1. Enrollment Form (fully completed and signed by both guardians)
2. Shot Record
3. Health Form (Physical)
4. All Weekly Fees ^
5. Registration Fees*
^Full cost of Winter Camp is due by your camper’s first day of camp, not weekly.
*For returning families, registration fees are due every September. If you have paid the 2017-2018 registration fee since school started, a new fee is not due. If you child has not attend since Summer Camp, a new fee is due and will cover your camper through the end of next summer.