Bay Base

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The Bay Base Program is an after school program designed to enrich children's lives educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally, and physically in a safe and familiar setting. The program is open on regular school days, early release days, most holidays, and school vacation days.

Current Bay Base Sites & Phone List 2022-23
A Gary Walsingham850-767-5484
Breakfast Point850-767-1210
Cedar Grove850-767-1250
Deane Bozeman850-767-1336
Deer Point850-767-1278
Hiland Park850-767-1380
Hutchison Beach850-767-1420
Lynn Haven850-767-1470
Merriam Cherry Street850-767-1490
Tommy Smith850-767-1710
West Bay850-767-1860



Who is Eligible to Attend?

All children in grades Pre-K 4* through 5th grade may attend the Bay Base Program.


What Are the Program Hours?

After school program hours are 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Summer and Vacation full day program hours are 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.


What Do We Offer?

The Bay Base Program offers children a wide variety of enrichment activities including homework assistance, arts and crafts, games, outside playtime, field trips, sports, and much more. We provide an environment that allows our students the opportunity to learn to work together, play together, and build positive relationships with their peers.



Summer Program fees include all Activity and Field Trip expenses and Breakfast and Lunch

* No hourly rates

 Overtime charges of $1.00 per child, per minute will be assessed if a child is picked up after closing time. 



Registration: Registration forms must be completed and fees paid before a child may participate in the program. Medical, emergency contact, and special needs information are required.

Sign Out: In the interest of safety, the parent or guardian is required to sign his child out of the Bay Base program each day. Children will only be released to those persons listed on the Bay District Schools parent portal. All persons will be asked to show identification before the child will be released.

Payment of Fees: Weekly fees must be paid on Monday or Tuesday for the upcoming week. Payments may be made by check unless a check has been returned for insufficient funds. In such cases, all future payments must be in cash. Weekly receipts are issued and should be retained for income tax reporting services. 

Discipline: Positive reinforcement is used in dealing with children. Input from parents concerning problems at home which may affect a child's behavior is welcomed. If problems persist and affect the safety and educational enrichment of the other children in the program, the Bay Base staff reserves the right to suspend and/or expel a child from the program. Actions include verbal warning, time out (removal from group or activity), note to parents, parent conference, suspension and/or termination from the program.


Summer Bay Base

Summer Bay Base is a full day program for elementary students Pre-K 4*-5th grade. The application process traditionally begins after Spring Break. 

*Pre-K 4 means, 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.


Bay Base Contacts

Amber Hart, Bay Base Coordinator:, 850-767-4292

Jennifer Nettles, Assistant to the Bay Base Coordinator:, 850-767-4066


Bay Base Links
1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
Mark McQueen
Superintendent, Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Holly Buchanan
Employment and Income Verification Equity Coordinator
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