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!
SUMMER 2023 REGISTRATION STARTS FEB. 27 FOR FACULTY & STAFF & MAR. 13 FOR THE COMMUNITY.
OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 FROM 5-7:30PM FOR $10 OFF FULL SESSION REGISTRATION
Registration for Aggie Rec Camp is done through recportal.usu.edu. All USU affiliates have an account linked to their A# and strong password. Community members will have to create an account.
- Once log in, click Aggie Rec Camp - Deposit. If you do not see this options make sure to select Summer 2023 on the left menu under semester.
- Find the Session you are interested in and click register.
- Add or select the child you would like to register.
- Accept waiver, add contacts, and fill out questionnaire.
- Add to cart and check out.
The Deposit must be paid first. If "No Spots Available" appears, the camp is full for the week. Do not use Remaining Balance section to register.
Aggie Rec Camp Sessions
See the * on sessions affected.
Session 1 - Jump into Summer | Dates: June 5-9
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 - Aggie Ice Days | Dates: June 12-16
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 3 - Campers vs Counselors | Dates: June 20-23*
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 4 - Pathfinders | Dates: June 26-June 30
Craving more time in the outdoors? Bring your hiking shoes and get ready for an adventure-packed week doing various outdoor activities at Stokes Adventure Center and conquering your fears at the ropes course!
No Camp Week of Independence Day Due to Short Week | Dates: July 3-7*
Session 5 - Animal Palooza | Dates: July 10-14
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 17-21
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 - Aggie Olympics | Dates: July 25 - 28*
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. No camp on July 24.
Session 8 - Wet n Wild | Dates: July 31 - August 4
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 9 - Camp Carnival | Dates: August 7-11
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!
Join us for our brand-new Aggie Rec Sports Camp! We will offer four sessions where campers can experience various sports, including basketball, badminton, soccer, volleyball, kickball, and more. Campers of all skill levels are welcome! These camps will be split into two age groups: 9-11yrs and 12-14yrs. Campers will not only participate in sports but also go on field trips and/or take advantage of our different recreation services like the climbing wall and HPER pool for swim time.
The registration process and rate are the same as our Aggie Rec Camp, except the sessions will be labeled “Aggie Rec Sports Camp.” There will be one single payment for registration. Below are the dates for each week being offered. Shorter weeks with observed holidays are marked with **, and the rate will be adjusted.
Session 1 - Dates: June 26-30
Session 2** - Dates: July 5-7
Session 3 - Dates: July 17-21
Session 4** - Dates: July 25-28
The cost each session is $150 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $175 for Community Members. During the short-observed sessions (Regular Sessions 3 and 7, Sports Sessions 2 and 4), the registration cost will be $125 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $150 for Community Members.
A refund of 50% will be given if the cancellation is done two weeks prior to the first day of the camp season by 5pm. A refund of the remaining balance may be given if a family cancels their child’s session with three weeks or more notice of their child’s expected start date at camp. Any cancellations less than two weeks of camp will not receive any refunds.
A Typical Day
|7:45-9 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|
|7:30-8:15 am||Camper Drop Off/Free Play|
|8:15-9 am||Review of Camper Expectations/Dismissal Games|
|9 am-12:20 pm||Various Sport Drills and Games|
|11 am||Snack Time|
|1:15 pm - 1:30 pm||All group activity|
|1:30 pm - 3:30 pm||Swim Time (M/W/F), Pick-up Games/Special Events/Field Trip (Tues/Thurs), Movie Time (Friday)|
|4 pm||Free Time/Camper Pick Up|
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.
Amanda Bray, Director of Administration and Finance
Bailey Adams, Director of Daily Operations