Safety and structure paramount for GYAC Summer Camp


From GYAC Summer Camp 2019, campers blowing bubbles

The Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s (GYAC) annual Walter M. Jackson Summer Camp will start as scheduled on Monday, June 1, with safety and structure in focus.

The non-profits goal for students is simple. Enter with a purpose; excel in performance; and exit prepared for the upcoming school year. “Given the two-month hiatus from school, GYAC will be laser focused on academics and course recovery,” remarked Angelia Perry, the Center’s Executive Director.

Camp is open to students entering 1st through 8th grades on a first come, first serve basis. Hours are 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Mornings will be reserved for learning and afternoons for various recreation, both indoors and out.

GYAC is making every attempt to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. Enrollment will be limited, and special precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of both students and staff. Class sizes are limited to ten, drop-off and pick-up will take place outside, and students and staff will receive daily temperature checks. Campers will have assigned seats within their classroom and receive individual supplies to use throughout camp. Each classroom will have their own supply of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.

Learn what makes GYAC more than an afterschool program, enroll your child and see for yourselves why so many support GYAC’s mission. For more information or to request an application, please call 772.794.1005 or visit

About GYAC

Gifford Youth Achievement Center, a 501(c)(3), opened its doors in 1998 with the sole purpose of enhancing the academic performance of children in Indian River County. The nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, focuses on vulnerable students who live in the Gifford community and surrounding municipalities of Indian River County.  In addition to year-round educational programs and activities for youth, GYAC provides activities for adults and seniors citizens, such as exercise classes, bible study, and computer and educational training. The Center also hosts job fairs, health clinics, community gatherings and serves as an information hub for those in need of services.

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