What Will I Do at Camp?

Endless activities await! Games, crafts, recreation and community fill your day with fun and excitement. Check out the sample daily schedule below, and visit our Themes and Dates page for an sneak peek of what to expect each week!

While camp itself runs daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm, early drop-off and late pick-up opportunities are available for an additional cost. Visit our FAQ or Registration pages for more information.

Please note the below schedule is subject to change due to the varying events and activities each week.

7:30am - 8:00am | Early Drop-off
Supervised by counselors, campers arrive and engage in quiet activities.

8:00am - 9:00am | Morning Arrival
Campers arrive and play in same or individualized activities in the MAC Gym courts with our counselors. Morning arrival will take place at the MAC Court side entrance between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. A parent/guardian must check in the camper by signing our Morning Check-in Log.

9:00am - 9:15am | Opening Assembly
Each Monday morning, all campers create a group contract to determine how we as a RECkids team will best care for each other for the week. Each day, we will review the contract, camp expectations, and the schedule of activities for the day.

9:15am - 9:30am | Morning Stretch
Energizers such as stretches, small group discussions, and other fun activities to get campers moving in the morning and ready for the day ahead.

9:30am - 10:30am | Activity Block #1
Moving outdoors, campers participate in hands-on, team-oriented, and high energy games that relate to the weekly theme, such a sport drills, obstacle courses, and rock climbing. This is a great time for campers to try something new or continue building on previous skills.

10:30am - 10:45am | Snack
A quick water and snack break as we prep for the rest of the morning.

10:45am - 12:00pm | Activity Block #2
Campers enjoy creative experiences that feature different art, movement, service, or nature activities that promote experiential learning and creativity.

12:00pm - 12:35pm | Lunch
We often eat lunch outside on the RecPlex lawn and picnic tables. If it is raining or too hot, we will eat in our RECkids classroom. We encourage campers to bring a nutritious lunch.

12:35pm - 12:45pm | Transition

12:45pm - 1:15pm | Activity Block: Open Gym*
We will engage in moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activities and exercise to warm our bodies and minds for an afternoon of fun!
*Activities during this Activity Block will be split up by age groups

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Activity Block: Aquatics/Pool Time
The weather turns hot in the afternoon, water games and activities in our Aquatics Center and outside are a perfect way to cool down! Each Monday, campers will perform a swim test to help counselors gauge each camper's ability to swim and stay above water. We are also better equipped to then know how to help campers improve their swimming abilities. Life jackets are available for use to any camper.

2:30pm - 3:00pm | Siesta (Rest & Snack Time)
We will take a water and snack break, reapply sunscreen as needed, check in and see how everyone's doing as we prepare for our afternoon activities in a quiet RecPlex studio or under a shady tree for snack time coupled with reading, quiet crafts, and some relaxation.

3:00pm - 3:45pm | Activity Block #5
Closing the day in celebration, campers participate in hands-on, active, and collaborative activities that relate to the weekly theme.

3:45pm - 4:00pm | Closing
The community comes together to recap our day and share the exciting activities to come the following day.

4:00pm - 5:00 pm | Evening Check-out
Evening check-out will take place at the MAC Court side entrance between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A parent/guardian or authorized individuals whose names are written on the Camper Registration Form are the only people who will be able to sign-out a camper.

5:00pm - 5:30pm | Late Check-out
Supervised by counselors, campers engage in small group or individualized activities.

RECkids Camp Staff

RECkids counselors inspire campers to discover their best selves through playful inquiry, cooperative learning, and positive group culture. Our goal each summer is to assemble a staff of hard-working, fun, energetic, and responsible UD students with solid decision making skills. 

To become a member of our counselor staff, current University of Dayton students should look for the RECkids Counselor position within Handshake. Applications are typically accepted starting in January, with interviews occurring over the course of the spring semester. For more information, visit our Employment page or email RECkids.

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

Recplex 
2 Evanston Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409 

937-229-2731