Camps For Champions
Dolphin Fine Arts Camp - Artis Gilmore
June 11 - 15, 2012
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211 (See Map)
The camp will focus on the creative and performing arts and team building by providing instruction, personal interaction and enjoyable events appropriate for the 6 - 16 year old age group. The camp is designed to be a fun, educational experience, and a stepping stone for future leadership development, character building and personal improvement.
Activities will include painting, music, dance, theatre, set design, swimming, games, arts and crafts and motivational speakers.
Please turn completed applications in to Linda Compton at email@example.com by May 29, 2012.
- Message from Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.
- Camp Application and Registration Packet
The Northeast Region Florida Department of Children and Families, in partnership with our community based care provider: Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc., will be hosting a 5-day, 4-night "Camp for Champions" in Jacksonville for children who reside in out of home care. Camp for Champions is a statewide initiative of DCF Secretary David Wilkins, and is being held in each Region. Set on a local university campus, the camp will provide an opportunity for 60 children from the Northeast Region’s foster care system to participate in a summer camp experience that might otherwise not have been possible; not to mention they get to sleep in dorms! The camp will focus on the creative and performing arts and team building by providing
Children ages 6 to 16 in Licensed Out of Home Care from the Northeast Region are eligible to apply for consideration by completing the Nomination Form (included in the application and registration packet). Each community based care agency will review the selection criteria and assist in completing the form. Campers will be recommended to the Selection Committee who will have final approval.
About Dolphin Fine Arts Camp - Artis Gilmore
The annual camp provides a variety of learning and fun opportunities for children, including classes in art, music, dance, theater, set design, swimming, games and crafts, creative self-expression, dramatic and performing arts, personal development, team building and physical opportunities. At the end of the week, there will be an exhibition of art work created by the children who attended the camp. Additionally, there will be a live performance by the campers.
"This camp provides an outstanding opportunity for children in foster care to discover their potential," said David Abramowitz of DCF. "They will benefit from numerous enriching experiences and have many memories to inspire them in their lives. This camp will help them believe in themselves and help them grow their self-esteem and character."
"The JU Art Camp is a great annual event, and we are glad to help children in foster care attend this year’s camp," said Lee Kaywork of Family Support Services. “Children in foster care deserve the same opportunities that other children have. We appreciate the support of Jacksonville University and Artis Gilmore, and we look forward to a memorable experience for these children."
Artis made the All-Star Team
four times during his tenure
with the Bulls and also nabbed
All-NBA Defensive Team honors.
Gilmore is teaming up with FSS, DCF and JU to host the art camp. He was a member of the Jacksonville University Dolphins basketball team that reached the NCAA national championship game in 1970. He played 18 seasons in the NBA and the ABA (American Basketball Association), and remains the NBA's career leader in field goal percentage. Gilmore has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and also is Mayor Brown’s Ambassador for Sports, Entertainment and Physical Fitness.
DCF's statewide Camps for Champions initiative will provide opportunities for hundreds of children in foster care throughout the state to benefit from sports, mentoring, personal interaction and other opportunities. More than a dozen camps are planned for this year, expanding from seven in 2011.