Youth Programs

We're Back for the 2021 Summer Season!

Send us your wired, cooped-up, fun-loving youth ages 6 - 12yrs old! Junior Leadership program available for 13 & 14yr olds!

What We Offer

For the 2021 summer camp season, VSU Campus Recreation Youth Programs is offering multiple themed day-camp weeks. All camp weeks aim to provide immersive recreational experiences in a fun, positive, and safe environment. Our programs and activities are designed to encourage social growth and life skill development in our campers through the exercising of teamwork, community building, positive competition, and healthy sportsmanship.

2021 Summer Camp Schedule

Week 1: Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18: Trial Week

Week 2: Monday - Friday, June  21 - 25: Outdoor Adventures

Week 3: Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2: Blazin' Games

Week 4: Tuesday - Friday, July 6 - 9: Rec Life

Week 5: Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16: CYOA Week (Choose Your Own Adventure Week)

Week 6: Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23: DIY Week (Do-It-Yourself Week)

Week 7: Monday - Friday, July 26 - 30: Mystery Week

Trial Week
Come try out what VSU Youth Programs has to offer! Campers will enjoy a variety of games, crafts, and activities this week that come from each of our themed camps offered later in the summer.

Outdoor Adventures Week
Campfires and s'mores and hammocks galore! Campers will spend their mornings outdoors learning to pitch tents, climb our indoor rock wall, and explore VSU's ropes course.

Blazin' Games Week
Love sports? This is the week to come enjoy a mixture of traditional and non-traditional sports. Bring your competitive spirit

Rec Life Week
Shenanigans for DAYS... Foam parties, tie-dye everything, and water balloon battles are just a few of the activities during Rec Life Week.

CYOA Week
What will you choose: campus-wide scavenger hunt or ninja obstacle-course running? The campers pick the activities each day this week!

DIY Week
Catapults, marshmallow launchers, bottle rockets, and more! This week we build, craft, and create everything but the kitchen sink.

Mystery Week
Will it be glow-in-the-dark dance parties, escape room puzzles, or heroes vs. villains? The only way to find out what happens this week is to join us!

Full web pages on each camp week are forthcoming.

Registration (opens April 26, 2021) 

  • Registration Option 1:  Call 229-245-4306 to reserve your camper's spot, then pay in person on Day 1 of your camp week (credit card, cash, check, or money order)

  • Registration Option 2:  AVAILABLE SOON, BUT NOT YET - Register online at https://shopcampusrec.valdosta.edu/ (pay with credit card; requires account creation) 

Camp Structure & Fees

Our camps run Monday - Friday* from 8:30am - 5:30pm. Early drop-off/late pick-up options are available. Campers have the option of a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day camp experience. Discounts for the VSU community, military, first-responders, and those registering multiple children. Pricing per child is as follows:

Full-day camp week: General Public $140 / VSU Community $120 / Multi-child registration $100**

Half-day camp week - mornings: General Public $80 / VSU Community $60 / Multi-child registration $100**

Half-day camp week - afternoons (Rec Warriors): General Public $60 / VSU Community $50 / Multi-child registration $40**

"Why are mornings more than afternoons?"
Great question! All of our themed content is designed to be delivered before lunchtime, allowing us to reduce the cost of our afternoon sessions. Afternoons are dedicated to non-traditional group games, pool time, and artistic pursuits. [FAQ page coming soon!]
 
**Multi-child discount is applied to any instance of an adult registering 1+ campers, no relation required! ALSO APPLIES if you register a single child for multiple camp weeks at once!

Our Mission

VSU Campus Recreation Youth Camp programs provide a fun and safe environment where youth are encouraged to develop an appreciation of recreation, the outdoors, and being part of a community.

Our Philosophy & Values

We view camp as a unique opportunity for children to experience fun and exciting activities that they may not normally have access to. We strive to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment that serves as a backdrop for youth social, intellectual, and creative growth. Our staff actively create an atmosphere that engenders a sense of belonging in participants. Youth will have the opportunity to make lasting friendships, try new activities, explore nature, and more.

We value fun, enthusiasm, discovery, integrity, civility, and citizenship.