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Finding programs for your children when school is not in session can be stressful. Marion County agencies are easing the stress this holiday season by opening sign up early and offering partial scholarships to families in need. So call, text or chat with 2-1-1 online to find a winter break camp near you.
Ocala Parks and Rec: Lillian Bryant will be providing the only FREE option, that we are aware of, for Winter Break. They are having Open Rec where children can come and go as they please, but if you want your child to stay there all day, just let the staff know and they can accommodate that request. Call 2-1-1 for further details.
Church of God Deliverer: They are hosting a Vacation Bible Camp for $25 for 1st child, $5 for each additional child, 12/23/13-1/3/14, closed 12/25 and 1/1. Call 2-1-1 for further details.
Marion County Parks and Rec: Good times at Brick City, including hiking, kayaking, fishing and more for $75/child. 12/30/13-1/3/14 (closed 1/1) Scholarships are available based on need. Call 2-1-1 for further details.
Shores Assembly of God: Located over on Midway Road, they will be open both weeks of Winter Break for $75/week. Scholarships may become available. Call 2-1-1 for further details as we get closer to the date.
YMCA: The YMCA will be open for both weeks for winter break, and they are offering scholarships for 25-50% off. They will be closed 12/25 and 1/1. The cost is $110/week for members. Call 2-1-1 for further details.
But many Marion County residents are dreaming about toys for their kids for the holidays. While Salvation Army and Toys for Tots have wrapped up their application process for the year, not to worry… there are still a few options out there. For more details about these opportunities, simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for free 24 hours a day. To create a memorable experience for your children without spending money, also check out the Go Guide for dozens of free community events this season in Marion County
St Marks United Methodist: Free pancakes with Santa on Dec (more…)