Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

2017 Summer Camps

Registration is OPEN! We are now accepting online registrations!

Our mission is to provide your child with an exciting, well-rounded recreation experience. Rec Kids Camp is structured to emphasize your child's development and education while promoting healthy lifestyles among school-aged children.

Please take a look at our Rec Kids Camp Summer 2017 Parent/Guardian Guide for the most detailed information about our offerings and program information. Feel free to email Mariah Willey, Camp Coordinator at reckids@uccs.edu

Camp Themes and Dates

Session

Date

Camp

Ages

Session 1

June 12 - 16

RecKids Summer Camp

5 years - 12 years

Session 2

July 17 - 21

RecKids Summer Camp

5 years - 12 years

Session 3

June 26 - 30

Splish N Splash (Learn to Swim Camp)

Call for availability

5 years - 12 years

Junior Outdoor Adventurer

July 10 - 14

Outdoor Exploration

Call for availability

11 years and up

Camp Theme Descriptions:

RecKids Summer Camp Session 1

This week we focus on staying fit, having fun, and exploring the kiddos inner artist! We will emphasize tons of ways to be creative, whether it's building a fort, team building activities, or painting with shaving cream! Each camper will also get a chance to flex their brain muscles and create unique crafts! We'll stay active playing basketball, soccer, grass volleyball and various other sports! We will also have an in town Field Trip to the Ghost Town Museum on Wednesday wrapped up with an exciting WATER DAY on Friday! This thrilling week will begin and end on such an exciting note that your kiddos will never want to leave!

RecKids Summer Camp Session 2

Join us in exploring what our Colorado backyard has to offer! A thrilling week filled with tons of outdoor activities like hiking and exploring local trails such as Pulpit Rock. We will also head over to our amazing Greenhouse exploring all that nature has to offer.! We will hang out and play some football, softball, tag, and grass volleyball up on our new Alpine Turf Field! After we enjoy all of the beautiful outdoors we will come into our newly renovated facility and play some basketball, soccer, volleyball and much more! Also, we will take a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center on Wednesday! This session will have your kiddos so fascinated with the outdoors that they will never ant to be inside again!

Splish 'N Splash (Learn to Swim Camp)

During our first ever UCCS Campus Recreation, Splish ‘N Splash (learn to swim) summer camp, kiddos will be surrounded by trained, certified, friendly lifeguards and instructors as they dive into our newly renovated aquatic center equipped with 4 lap lanes, a vortex pool, in-water seating and toys! Each day will start with a swim lesson with our quality swim instructors and then we will incorporate tons of fun “water themed” activities and projects to allow your kiddos to excel in and out of the water! We will end each day with a fun and friendly Disney water-themed movie for everyone to enjoy! Enroll today!  click here for more information!

Junior Outdoor Adventurer

This program is an outdoor intensive week full of incredible activities around Colorado. We will be taking the kids on an all-day guided rafting trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Rock Climbing, Hiking, and Rappelling are just of few of the other wild things we will be doing! The staff for this camp will be trained guides who will help your children excel and build confidence in the outdoors. *This program is tailored towards an older age group of campers due to the intensity and pace of the activities.

Registration and Payment

Campus Recreation summer camp staff will confirm registration by contacting parents individually via e-mail upon receiving the online registration form. Registration is considered complete and registration confirmed when the registration form and payment/deposit have been received:

Registration is live online on Friday, February 24th. Please click our "Register Now" link and fill in the online form completely for each child. You may register for Session 1-3 and the Junior Outdoor Adventurer all on the same online form. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email reckids@uccs.edu. Registration will remain open until all sessions are filled.

REGISTER NOW

Fees

Member of Recreation and Wellness Center Non-Member of Recreation and Wellness Center Discounts Available
Rec Kids Camp Sessions 1-2 (5-12yrs) $170/Child* $200/Child Siblings (after 1st child) UCCS faculty and staff
Rec Kids Junior Outdoor Adventurer Camp (11-15yrs) $280/Child* $300/Child Siblings (after 1st child) UCCS faculty and staff
Splish N Splash - Learn to Swim Camp

$300/Child* $350/Child* Siblings (after 1st child) UCCS faculty and staff

*to qualify for the member rate, the parent or guardian must already possess or purchase a UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center membership at the time of camp registration. The shortest membership we will accept for a family to receive the member rate is a three (3) month membership.
* only one type of discount may be used, discounts may not be used together.

Payment

All balance payments for summer camp are due two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the camp week. All payments must be received before your child may participate in the program. At the time of summer camp registration, parents/guardians may elect to pay the entire balance or just the deposits. A non-refundable $30 deposit per child, per week will reserve a camper's spot. The deposit will be deducted from the total camp fees.


Payment Methods

Campus Recreation accepts cash, check and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard). Please write checks to "UCCS Campus Recreation".

In Person, (Credit Card, Cash or Check):

UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center 
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Snail Mail, (Check):

Summer Camp Registration
Attn: Skyler Cook
UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone, (Only After Online Registration has been completed/confirmed):

UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center Youth Programs Desk: (719) 255- 7599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp Late or Missing Payments

Rec Kids Camp will send reminder emails for outstanding payments closer to each camp week. Following the payment due date, families with missing payments may result in the forfeiture of the reservation. Late payments received will be assessed a $10 fee per child, per week.

Waitlist Procedures

Summer camp enrollment fills quickly, and unfortunately we will not be able to offer immediate enrollment after this point. As a result, prospective campers may be placed on the waitlist. Each session of camp is a separate waitlist. If a camper is placed on a waitlist:

• A deposit or payment is not required at the time.

• The parent of guardian will still need to provide relevant information (Parent name/email/phone number and camper name/DOB/gender).

• If a spot opens up, the Manager of Camps will contact the family by phone. In order to be respectful of others on the waitlist, a family will have two business days to make a decision whether or not to accept the spot.

• Should a parent/guardian be contacted on the Thursday prior to the camp week, he or she will have until Friday at 4pm to decide.

• If you find other care for the summer, please call us at 719-255-7599 to remove your camper from the waitlist(s).

Refunds

Parents requesting a refund 14 days or more prior to the camp week will be given a 100% refund minus the $30 non-refundable deposit. Refunds requested inside of the 14 days prior to the camp week will receive a 50% refund. Refunds during the camp week will not be given. For check payments and cash payments over $80, please allow two to four weeks for a refund check to be mailed.


Camp Structure


 Campus Recreation will not provide snacks or lunch to campers, you must pack two snacks and a brown bag lunch everyday.

Campers must bring the following every day:

• Swim suit and towel

• Two snacks (morning and afternoon)

• Lunch: full-day campers

• Athletic clothing

• Athletic, closed toe shoes

• Backpack with extra clothing

 

Staff

Camp is under the supervision of recreation professional staff members and camp mentors. All mentors are college students. Each staff member is first aid/CPR/AED certified, and CDC Heads Up concussion recognition certified. All camp staff will go through at least two rounds of interviews, reference checks, an yearly sex offender registry check and must pass mandatory background checks. The camper-to-staff ratio is never more than 9:1.

Other topics included in staff training include but are not limited to: bullying prevention and recognition, child development, special needs accommodations, sensitive subjects, discipline, conflict resolution, communicable diseases, supervision standards, child abuse recognition and reporting and active listening. 


Camp Location

UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Medical Authorization Form

If your child will need our RecKids staff to administer any medication for your child during camp, please fill out the form below and turn in before your child attends camp . As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  

Medical Authorization Form

Contact Us

Mariah Willey, Youth Programs Coordinator at reckids@uccs.edu

Campus Policies Applicable to RecKids

1C Principle of Ethical Behavior 

Discrimination and Harassment

Insurance and Indemnification Requirements for Use of Facilities by Non-University Groups

Employment Background Checks

Disability Access and Accommodation

Motor Vehicles