Kids Camps and Clinics

Camps and Clinics Designed for Children

Camps and clinics through the Offices of Recreation and Health and Wellness provide experiences that empower physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. Safety and respect are foremost while a desire for lifelong learning is instilled in each participant. A supportive environment encourages pride in individual achievement, regardless of ability. Programming is ever evloving and includes a variety of recreation-based activities emphasizing physical development and education while promoting well-being.

Summer 2024 Youth Programming | New Friends - Unique Learning Experiences - Fun!

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Learn the basic knowledge and skills required to participate in the American Red Cross Lifeguard course when at age 15+.

  • Learn swim skills and practice in-water rescues
  • Communication, teamwork, and decision-making
  • Introduction to First Aid, CPR, and AED
  • Instructed by American Red Cross lifeguard instructor

Monday - Wednesday, June 3 - 5 | 8 AM Noon
Registration Fee: $99 | Ages 11 - 14

Water Mania

Beat the heat during the hot summer months by spending a day full of fun aquatic themed programming at the Rec!

  • Structured programs led by RecWell staff
  • Make a splash in Cooper Pool using the inflatable obstacle course, diving boards, water basketball, and pool toys
  • Learn water safety skills and swim stroke technique
  • Create a water themed craft to take home
  • Compete in water themed field day games in the courtyard.
  • Morning snack, picnic lunch, and afternoon treat provided

Thursday, June 6 | 8 AM - 4 PM
Registration Fee: $49 | Ages 5 - 12

Consider hosting your child's Birthday Party at the Rec and enrolling in Learn to Swim private or semi-private lessons offered throughout the summer months.

Youth Climbing Camp

Master the fundamentals of climbing on the Student Recreation Center 35-foot indoor climbing wall.

  • Learn footwork, hand placement, and body control to improve overall climbing
  • Gain communication skills through group and partner climbing activities
  • Overcome physical and mental obstacles on the climbing wall
  • Promote safety awareness through proper equipment use, techniques, and communication protocols
  • Teambuilding, games and snack included

Session I: Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 14 | 9 AM - Noon
Session II: Monday - Thursday, July 22 - 25 | 9 AM - Noon
Registration Fee: $99 | Ages 7 - 12

Enrollment Instructions

Complete the Summer 2024 Youth Programming Enrollment Form and relevant waivers. Return completed materials to the SRC Welcome Desk.

Summer 2024 Youth Programming Enrollment Form (PDF)
Register Online at

BGSU Liability Release (PDF)
Recreation and Health and Wellness Waiver (PDF)
Medical History (PDF)
Climbing Wall Waiver (Minor) (PDF)
(Only required for Youth Climbing Camp)

For more information about Recreation and Health and Wellness Summer Youth Programming:
Jacob Muellerschoen:, 419.372.7482
Julia Adams:, 419.372.7485

In addition to youth and family offerings in Recreation and Health and Wellness, we invite families to explore other Available Summer Camps and Programs at BGSU.

Updated: 07/09/2024 12:43PM