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Play, Climb and Swim at Camp UREC!
Image: Exercise is Fun! Image: Learn Something New Image: Fun in the Pool Image: Play Educational Games Image: Climb the Rock Wall


Camp UREC is a weekly children's day camp at the James Madison University Recreation Center. Kids will have full days of fun playing in the recreation center, around campus and in the community. Camp Counselors are trained JMU student employees. Enrollment is available for children age 6-12 (rising first-graders through rising eighth graders). Camp is open to both JMU and non-JMU affiliates. 

Camp is Monday through Friday and daily drop-off is 8:30-9:00am and pick up is 4-4:30pm. Campers will need to bring their own packed lunch.

2014 Schedule

  • Session 1: June 9-13 - Water Week
  • Session 2: June 16-20 - Animal Week
  • Session 3: June 23-27 - Super Hero Week
  • Session 4: July 7-11 - Under the Sea Week
  • Session 5: July 14-18 - Camp UREC Olympics
  • Session 6: July 21-25 - Purple & Gold Week
  • Session 7: July 28-Aug 1 - Explorer Week!

Example of Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9am - Drop Off and Informal Play Time in Gym 
  • 9-9:30am - Group Rules and Expectations 
  • 9:30-10:30am - Ages 6-9 Pillow Polo in MAC, Ages 10-12 Kickball on Turf 
  • 10:30-10:45am - Break 
  • 10:45am-Noon - Ages 6-9 Climb, Ages 10-12 Arts and Crafts 
  • Noon-1:00pm - Lunch 
  • 1:00-4:00pm - All, Field Trip to Pump It Up 
  • 4:00-4:30pm - Pick Up

Registration Information

Camp UREC is $150 per week for the first child registered and $140 per week for the second child registered.

Fill out this Registration Form (PDF) or (DOC) and either email it to masonka@jmu.edu, drop it off along with your payment, or bring it with you to the first day of Camp UREC.

Click here to pay online! 

  • If you are a JMU faculty/staff/student, your login is your JMU E-ID and JMU password. If you are not a JMU affiliate, please create a guest account!
  • Please note that you will need to add a dependent to your account before registering your child for youth programs. If you are already logged in, click on your name link on the top right of the URECregister.jmu.edu page (next to Sign Out). If you are not logged in, click here. You will be directed to the “MY ACCOUNT” page. Scroll and click “ADD A DEPENDENT.” Once this is complete, you will be able to register your child for Camp UREC.
  • If you are registering before early May, you will need to select "Summer 2014" on the "Currently Viewing" drop down menu above the course listing, then click "Youth Programs" to see Camp UREC offerings.
  • Call 540-568-8734 with any questions.

You also have the option to register at UREC with FLEX or mail a check (made out to James Madison University) to JMU Recreation, Attn: Keala Mason, MSC 3901, 800 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

Once your registration is complete, we will send you a confirmation letter. Refunds can be made for the full amount up to six business days before the start of that Camp Week.

By registering your child, you are giving permission for your child to visit locations on and off-campus (in Harrisonburg) with Camp UREC. Please note that each Friday, the bus leaves promptly at 9:30am. Any children arriving at Camp UREC after the bus leaves on Friday must be dropped off at the field trip location site, not left at UREC.

Questions? Contact Keala Mason.

2013 Camp UREC: 

June 10-14: View Photos / View Story   June 17-21: View Photos / View Story   June 24-28: View Photos / View Story   July 8-12: View Photos / View Story

July 15-19: View Photos / View Story   July 22-26: View Photos / View Story   July 29-August 2: View Photos / View Story

2012 Camp UREC Photos: 

Session I / Session II / Session III / Session IV / Session V / Session VI