Aggie Rec Camp

Utah State University Aggie Rec Camp fosters a lifelong love of recreation. Our Aggie Rec Camp allows campers, ages 6-12 years old, to experience positive group interactions in a safe and fun environment. We give campers the opportunity to develop teamwork skills, experience fun adventures, and create new lasting friendships through arts and crafts, daily recreational activities, special events, sports, as well as field trips.

The Aggie Rec Camp staff is a high-energy, dedicated team, certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED and First Aid. Our philosophy is that all activities must be SAFE, FUN, & FAIR. Campers get the care they deserve with our 8-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. Our staff is under the direction of Amanda Bray, Camp Director. Come join the fun through play, wellness, and adventure!

Sessions

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Observed Holidays
*Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Pioneer holidays will be observed and no camp held.

Session 1 - Jump into Simmer | Dates: June 1-4*

Jump right into summer this week as we do different activities that will get us off the ground like taking a trip to the Jump Zone trampoline park!

Session 2 - Campers vs Counselors | Dates: June 7-11

Campers and Counselors will face off in a variety of tasks, activities and games throughout the week. They will compete for the ultimate victory!

Session 3 - Aggie Ice Days | Dates: June 14-18

When temperatures rise, it is time to think cool, really cool. So we are bringing a little winter to camp this week with Aggie Ice Days. Campers will have a chill week playing with ice during different activities including taking a trip to Eccles Ice Rink for skating with some of the Utah State University Hockey members and enjoying some delicious Aggie Ice Cream treats.

Session 4 - Superhero’s Week | Dates: June 21-25

Campers, assemble! This week campers will utilize their superpowers to take part in various superhero themed activities. Whether you have super strength, speed or you’re able to fly, campers will need to work together like the Avengers to complete a scavenger hunt throughout campus!

Session 5 - Animal Palooza | Dates: June 28 - July 2

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Campers will enjoy the great outdoors while learning about the creatures we share our world through excursions into the wild at Zootah and creating our own creatures during arts and crafts. Join us for a wild time!

Session 6 - Future Aggies Week | Dates: July 6 - 9*

Campers will get to experience what it is like to be a Utah State University Aggie! They will get to explore the various departments and facilities on campus while taking part in some fun activities.

Session 7 - Neon Week | Dates: July 12 - 16

Bring your sunglasses because it’s going to get bright! Dress up in your brightest neon colors all week long as we participate in activities that highlight how bright you are. On top of all this campers and counselors will participate in a fun color run as a special event!

Session 8 - Pathfinders | Dates: July 19 - 22*

Craving more time in the outdoors? Bring your hiking shoes and get ready for an adventure-packed week doing various outdoor activities including hiking and conquering a ropes course! Campers will get to explore campus with a fun filled scavenger hunt!

Session 9 - Aggie Olympics | Dates: July 26 - 30

Ready? Set...Go! Campers will use their skills to play hard, create masterpieces, and to go for the gold with some fun competition in our very own Aggie Olympics. 

Session 10 - Wet n Wild | Dates: August 2 - 6

Along with our regular Aggie camp fun, we’ll make extra time for some extra H2O fun including water balloon fights! We’ll take a water-themed field trip to the Logan Aquatics Center and have a large water party! A surefire way for all campers to COOL OFF THIS SUMMER!!

Session 11 - Camp Carnival | Dates: August 9 -13

Campers will finish out the summer with fun and games at our Camp Carnival week! There will be various carnival games to play in, jump around in a bounce house, get their face painted, and much more!

Rates

The cost each session is $125 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $150 for Community Members. During the short-observed sessions (Session 1, 6, and 8) the registration cost will be $100 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $125 for Community Members. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee a place in each session per child, this payment can be made online or in person. This deposit will be applied to the remaining balance for that particular session. Deposits can be transferred to a different session if your child is unable to attend the session originally registered for.

Remaining balances must be paid in person, no later than the Friday before your first day of camp. USU Faculty/Staff must show USU ID or proof of employment for discount. 

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Late Fees
A late fee will be accessed for campers who are picked up after 5:15pm. Billing will be $15.00 per 15 minute increment. If the camper is picked up 23 minutes late, a late fee of $30 will be assessed and Counselors will fill out a late pick-up form and submitted to the ARC Service Desk that will be due by the last day of that particular session.

Staff

You can also meet our counselors!

Amanda Bray on a mountain with a dog
Amanda Bray (Maverick), Camp Director
Hey Everyone! I am the Camp Director for Aggie Rec Camp. I did my undergrad at Western Kentucky University, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration and a minor in Facility and Event Management. For graduate school, I went to Millersville University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Sports Administration. I have about 7 years of experience with youth programming from babysitting, sports camps, summer camp counselor, and coaching. I enjoy going outdoors any chance I get as well as playing volleyball and basketball. We are very excited to provide this new opportunity and experience to the USU Community! We hope to impact as many future Aggies as we can and hope that they are ready to join in on all the fun we have planned this summer!

Bailey Adams on a couch with kids
Bailey Adams (Ace), Program Coordinator
Hello! I am the Program Coordinator for the Aggie Rec Camp this summer. I am originally from just outside of Eugene, OR and I did my undergrad at the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Journalism. For graduate school, I went to Central Michigan University and received my Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. I was a camp counselor throughout my time at the University of Oregon and loved working as a counselor! I have also coached and officiated youth sports for the past several years. I love playing sports, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends, including my two nephews. I am excited to be a part of Aggie Rec Camp and provide a safe and fun experience for the USU community!

Adam McIanahan on a rock by a river
Adam McIanahan (Mac), Program Coordinator
Hello, I am the Program Coordinator for the Aggie Rec Camp. I did my undergrad study at The University of California, Los Angeles and I am currently a Graduate Student at USU perusing a Masters in Business Administration. During the school year I run the intramural programs and work with club teams to maximize their seasons and collegiate experience. In my former role at UCLA I was the High School Programs Coordinator where I worked with residential services to host over 1,400 students, mostly international, and hired 40 plus instructors who taught over 60 summer time courses for the students. I look forward to working with our counselors to create memorable, interactive, educational, and most importantly fun activities for our Aggie Campers this summer!

A Typical Day

Time Activity (Days)
7:30 am-9 am Camper Drop Off/Free Play
9-11 am Arts & Crafts (Mon-Thurs), Organized Games (Mon-Thurs), Climbing Wall (Mon/Wed), Ropes Course (Fri)
11-11:15 am Snack Time
11:15 am-12:15 pm All Camp Activity
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch (Mon-Thurs), Pizza Party (Friday)
1:30-3:30 pm Swim Time (Mon-Wed), Field Trip & Special Events (Thurs), Movie Time (Fri)
3:30-4 pm Snack Time
4-5:15 pm Free Time/Camper Pick Up

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should my camper wear to camp each day?

We recommend that all campers wear comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt, shorts, or any type of athletic wear. Campers must wear tennis shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Parents will be notified prior to days in which we may get a little messy or have a field trip that will require different attire.

Campers must wear closed toe shoes anytime they are attending the Climbing Wall or Ropes Course during camp. These activities will typically take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (schedule may change, please review before dropping off your camper).

Can I sign up my five year old or 13 year old?

Campers must be between the ages of 6-12 to attend any of the camp sessions.

Will my child have adequate supervision throughout the day? What certifications do the staff members have?

Safety is our #1 priority! Our campers get the care they deserve with our 8-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. The staff members are all trained in American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid, Sexual Assault Training, COVD-19 policies and procedures and a background check will be completed.

Where will pick-up an drop-off be for the camp?

All parents/guardians and authorized people to pick-up your camper are required to come into the facility to check them out with the camp counselors. Monday-Thursday, pick-up will be at the Fieldhouse. On Friday, you will pick them up from the HPER Class room during Movie Time.

I paid the deposit for my child to attend a session. If I decide that I don’t want that session, can I apply this deposit to a different session?

Session deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to a future session.

Can I pick up my camper early from camp?

Yes. However, the staff cannot escort individual campers from scheduled events to meet those picking them up. Parents must make prior arrangements to pick up their child at the scheduled location.

Where do campers eat lunch?

Campers will eat at various locations throughout the week. On Monday - Thursday, campers will bring their lunches and eat at the Fieldhouse or the Aggie Legacy Fields. Friday is our pizza party day. We will provide pizza for all campers.

Is it okay for my child to bring personal items such as a portable video game system, cell phone, playing cards, jewelry, etc.?

We ask that all campers do NOT bring any valuable or personal items with them to camp. These items could get lost or broken during daily camp activities.

Are campers separated into groups based on age?

While some activities may require campers to be put into their age group, the majority of our activities allow campers to participate together.

Will my child need to know how to swim or need a life jacket for pool time?

At the beginning of the first pool day, each camper will go through a swim test with the lifeguards to see which campers can pass the swim test and which ones will require a life jacket. If you know your child will need the life jacket, please make sure they pack their own to wear.

What guidelines will Aggie Rec Camp being following as you develop safety guidelines?

We will be following all the guidelines of Utah State Campus Recreation which have been written to follow the guidelines of the State of Utah and the CDC and have been approved by Utah State University’s COVID Safety Committee. Additionally, Aggie Rec Camp has consulted the American Camping Association (ACA) guidelines and will continue to monitor guidelines they may update in the coming months.

Is camp fun?

Absolutely! Whether it’s arts and crafts, swimming, or going on field trips, we offer a wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed by all.

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Contact Us
Amanda Bray, Camp Director
amanda.bray@usu.edu
435-797-0552

Bailey Adams, Program Coordinator
bailey.daniel.adams@usu.edu
435-797-2236