Posted On: November 15, 2019
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 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the second-floor training rooms of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Ave., DeLand.
Participating agencies must operate a camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for at least seven weeks this summer during the eight-week scholarship program. Services should include supervised playground activities, sports, crafts and field trips for children ages 5-12. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten, and 12-year-olds must be entering sixth grade. Camps serving primarily special needs children may accept applicants up to age 17. 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.
Funding will be provided from June 8 to July 31 through scholarships to children whose families are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Providers will be paid per child at a portion of the weekly rate, not to exceed the weekly rate established by the Community Assistance Division.
Applications will be available at the mandatory workshop or by calling Jill Marcum at 386-736-5955, ext. 15593. They must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.
The Children and Families Advisory Board will recommend qualified agencies to the Volusia County Council for final approval.
Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)
Pursuant to Title II of the ADA, 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, George Baker at 386-248-1760 no later than two business days before the event or meeting.