See you in Summer 2022!

Jacksonville Science Festival (JSF) is excited to announce its 2022 Summer of Exploration & Arts Camp featuring six weeks of STEAM driven FUN! More information to come! See you in 2022!

Summer Camp 2014

Jacksonville Science Festival is now well known for its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) driven city-wide event featuring Jacksonville’s k-12 grade students partnering to creatively develop fun, interactive, educational projects they present to the community during the annual festival. The Jacksonville Science Festival Exploration & ARTS Camp incorporates similar aspects but offers an ARTS focused thread including visual, performing, and environmental arts and weekly field trips for additional fun.

The camp takes place at The Foundation Academy, a 23 acre campus including art, dance, and drama studios, organic gardens, an aquaponics farm, interactive sports, and more. Camp is open to children ages 5-15 with age appropriate groups and activities.

3675 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville 32224 or call 904-493-3535 for more information.

Summer Camp Registration Coming in 2022

Honors and Recognition

Licensed with the Department of Children & Families

Certificate of Achievement for Averaging Mastery on the Contract Compliance tool for 2018- 2019

Certificate of Achievement for Averaging 3.66 on the Program Quality Assessment for 2018 – 2019

Over 100 hours of training with Kids Hopes Alliance

Families are admitted on a first come and first serve basis.

Important information regrading COVID -19/ Coronavirus

COVID 19 Recovery Resources for Providers and Families

In response to the COVID-19 disaster and its impact on Duval County public schools, as well as youth programs and services, the Kids Hope Alliance has compiled a list of available resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private organizations, and non-profit organizations. We will try to keep it updated and accurate, as some of these programs, especially in terms of childcare, are subject to change with new developments.

(Please click here for more information)

Camp Themes & Field Trips of 2022

*Field Trips are subject to change. Most are on Wednesdays, please note dates.

June 20th, 2022

Rise of the Machines


June 27th, 2022

Matrix Reloaded

Computer Science

July 4th, 2022 (Monday, July 4th Camp is Closed)

War of the Worlds

Space and Technology

July 11th, 2022

Mitchell’s vs Machine

July 18th, 2022


Evolution of the machine’s

July 25th, 2022

The Time Machine

Here is our typical schedule:

*PiBL: Art, Science, Drama, Skits/ Group activities

** Schedule is subject to change

Incremental weather schedule for Jacksonville Science Festival.pdf

*Pending on weather patterns, dates and times of field trips are subject to change. Most field trips are on Wednesdays.

Incremental weather schedule for Jacksonville Science Festival.pdf

Summer Camp Info.



Come to camp mentally and physically prepared –


Camp WILL be a safe and FUN place for everyone –

Camp FAQ’s:

Where are you located?

Camp is hosted on the The Foundation Academy 23 acre campus at 3675 San Pablo Road South, 32224.

What should my camper bring each day?

An active mind ready to explore along with a water bottle, extra clothes and sunblock

Do you supply lunch?

Yes, we also supply two snacks each day. Campers may bring extra food or a lunch if they have special dietary needs.

What are the camper’s ages?

Ages 5 to 15; they are broken into three groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-15

Why does your camp focus on Science and Art?

The Jacksonville Science Festival is a STEAM based organization. The mission of the Jacksonville Science Festival is to promote equity and justice in education. Therefore, campers will explore and create with science and art in a traditional setting with hands on activities.

What’s the typical schedule entail?

Our typical schedule and more information is on the Summer Camp tab at

Are there field trips?

Yes, on Wednesdays. Depending on weather these are subject to change. Field Trip Transportation is for Staff and Campers only.

Besides Science and Art what else will my camper experience?

Outdoor activities, aquaponic organic farming and more at the 23 acre campus of the Foundation Academy.

What is the camper to counselor ratio?

One counselor to fifteen campers; our trained CPR certified staff is ready to share the camp experience with your camper!

What’s on the lunch menu?

Food is provided by the Summer Service Food Program. (Click here for more info.)

How can I volunteer/ visit the camp?

All visitors must sign in the Jacksonville Science Festival/ The Foundation Academy with a valid ID in the front office. Volunteers must file a background check with DCPS. All Applications MUST be completed and approved prior to the volunteering.

(Click here to access more info and the Application)



The following will result in immediate consequences:

  1. Acts of Violence Against Teachers or Campers or any Staff Members, includes fighting or ANY unsolicited physical contact.
  2. Verbal Abuse and/or Threats Against Teachers or Campers or any Staff Members.
  3. Theft
  4. Vandalism – includes Academy property, Teachers or Campers or any Staff Member’s personal property.
  5. Leaving campus without permission: includes lunchtime, break, field trips, and any activities or camp activity that has not been cleared by parent and school administration.
  6. Use of drugs or alcohol at any time
  7. Sexual Harassment, sexual talk
  8. Cyber bullying

Severe Clause Consequences:

  1. Camper(s) will be immediately suspended for a period, or immediate expulsion will be applied, as determined by administration.
  2. Parents will be notified and required to attend a meeting before camper is admitted back to school.


  1. Redirect the behavior:
  2. Conference with the student:
  3. Consequence (removal from group):
  4. Parental involvement:(call or conference at dismissal)
  5. Referral/ Removal from program