- Children entering grades 1 through 6
- Registration required
- Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- $200 for Members and $230 for Non-Members per week
- AM Care is offered 7:30 to 9 a.m. and costs $30 per week
- PM Care is offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and is $30 per week
- There are six weeks of Camp to choose from.
Week 1: June 10 through 14
Week 2: June 17 through 21
Week 3: June 24 through 28
Week 4: July 8 through 12
Week 5: July 15 through 19
Week 6: July 22 through 26
Registration will be available February 2019.
HEAL Foundation, a local nonprofit serving individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, has underwritten scholarships for children with autism to attend Camp Cummer. There are five scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis for students on the spectrum entering grades 1 through 6. Each camp group has 25 campers, one Museum Educator, and three to four volunteers. For more information regarding dates and general Camp Cummer information, please see the section on Camp Cummer above. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904.355.0630.
Project Examples from Camp Cummer 2016
Cave Painting Project
Campers learned about pre-historic images and the stories they tell and that they are important, both for the makers and for present-day viewers. Campers learned about the Lascaux Caves, discussed the importance of storytelling, practiced interpreting images, and created their own cave painting-influenced artwork.
Clay Portrait Project
This project taught students about portraiture and self-portraiture as well as sculpture and ceramic techniques. Campers viewed sculpture and portraiture in the Museum Galleries and Gardens and then created their own low-relief self-portrait with clay.
Middle School Clay Totem Pole Project
Middle School campers learned about totems and their symbols made by the First Nations of the Northwest Pacific to represent and commemorate ancestry, histories, people, or events. They learned about ceramic techniques and used these techniques to create their own totem poles with clay.
Teacher Bios - Education Staff
Dulcie is the program manager for Cummer in the Classroom. Using her years of Museum Education experience as well as her experience teaching Early Childhood classes in public schools, Dulcie designs and implements curriculum, schedules and executes school outreach, and maintains relationships with school staff. Summer Camp is a great opportunity for her to develop more in-depth lessons and use fun, messy, and sometimes unusual materials. This summer will be Dulcie’s thirteenth year teaching Camp.
Jeanene has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2015. She was an intern and a Docent at the Museum before receiving her Master's in Art History/Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies from Florida State University. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History from the University of North Florida. Jeanene manages the Docent Training Program as well as the interns and volunteers for the Education Department. She also researches and writes educational content for the Permanent Collection and Special Exhibitions.
Karl has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2013. He oversees the Junior Docent Program, where sixth- to twelfth-graders create original works, curate their own exhibit, and volunteer hours to the Museum and the community. As the “Science Educator” in the art museum, Karl draws upon his experiences in the laboratory and the zoo world, as well as formal and informal education to help integrate the gardens into our education programs. Karl uses his interdisciplinary background to educate about the natural world through art, language arts, math, and science.
Deborah has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and her Masters in Arts Administration from Florida State University. Deborah oversees all aspects of school tours, including booking, organizing, and greeting every school tour that comes to the Museum (over 18,000 students annually!). Deborah also works with Mary to oversee Camp Extended Care, time in Art Connections, and drop-off and pick-up.
Mary Dolmovich McBride
Mary has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Studio Art, and Museum Studies as well as her Masters in Art History from Florida State University. She oversees the administrative aspects of camp, including Camp Registration and communication with campers' parents/guardians. Mary also works with Deborah to oversee Camp Extended Care, time in Art Connections, and drop-off and pick-up.