Jordan Glen Summer Camp FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the philosophy of Jordan Glen Summer Camp?
The main objective of Jordan Glen Summer Camp is for each child to enjoy his or her time spent away from home by experiencing a variety of challenging and enriching activities. We also seek to foster a healthy self-concept for each child in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Our competent staff will constantly strive to be responsive to each child's individuality as well as to the group as a whole.
Who are your campers?
Most of our campers come from area public and private schools, while others come from around the country and world as they might be visiting family in Gainesville or have a parent working at UF for the summer. While the camp's de facto language is English, staff members have background in many other languages, and most of the activities require no language skills for the campers to participate and enjoy them. We have had campers and counselors from New York to California, as well as Korea, Spain, France, Israel, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil.
What is the age range of your campers?
The youngest campers at Jordan Glen are those entering kindergarten, while the oldest are entering 8th grade, typically ages 5 - 14.
What is the counselor-camper ratio?
Counselor / camper ratios vary depending on the age of the group of campers. In the youngest groups (5 and 6 year olds) there is approximately one counselor for every 4 or 5 campers. For the intermediate groups (ages 7-11) there is generally one counselor for every 7 or 8 campers. With the oldest campers (ages 12-13), there is approximately one counselor for every 10-12 campers.
How is camp structured? What classes and areas of interest are available for campers?
Camp usually starts the Monday around June 10th, after public school has ended for the year. Camp is divided into two three-week sessions; campers may enroll in either three-week session or both sessions for a total of six weeks. The camp day begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm. There is no official before-camp or after-camp childcare option. However, campers are welcome to arrive as early as 8:30am, and we would be glad to assist parents in making private childcare and transportation arrangements with camp counselors, which is quite common.