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UREC Adventure Camps

Is your child ready for something new this summer? Give them the chance to try new things, spend a lot of time outdoors, make new friends, and work on overcoming challenges!

UREC's Adventure Day Camp and High Adventure Camp are weekly children's day camps for kids age 9-14. Campers ages 9-11 may sign up for "UREC Adventure Day Camp" and campers ages 12-14 may sign up for "UREC High Adventure Camp." Camp is open to both JMU and non-JMU affiliates.

Adventure Day Camp includes team-building games, low challenge course, Disc Golf, and the UREC Climbing Wall. Weather permitting, Adventure Day Camp includes four off-campus trips each week such as outdoor rock climbing, a swimming hole hike, canoeing/kayaking on the Shenandoah River, geo-caching, and a trip to Sherando Lake or Brandywine Recreation Area. Sessions I/III will feature a different schedule from Sessions II/IV. Campers are welcome to sign up for one week, two weeks, three weeks, or all four weeks!

High Adventure Camp begins on the TEAM Challenge Course and includes two off-campus trips each week such as canoeing on the Shenandoah River and stand-up paddle boarding. Camp culminates in a day of rock climbing and an overnight camping trip in the National Forest. Campers are welcome to sign up for one week, two weeks, or all three weeks!

Camp Counselors are trained JMU student employees. Lead Adventure Camp Counselors hold a Wilderness First Aid Certification. 

Campers will need to bring their own packed lunch. Drop off (8:30-9am) and pick up (4-4:30pm) are both at UREC!

2017 Schedule

  • June 19-23, 2017: Adventure Day Camp
  • June 26-30, 2017: Adventure Day Camp
  • July 3-7, 2017: High Adventure Camp
  • July 10-14, 2017: Adventure Day Camp
  • July 17-21, 2017: High Adventure Camp
  • July 24-28, 2017: Adventure Day Camp

Daily Itineraries for Adventure Day Camp 

Sessions I and III Tentative Schedule
Monday: Group Games, Low Challenge Course, Climbing Wall
Tuesday: Outdoor Rock Climbing
Wednesday: Canoeing
Thursday: Geo Caching, Disc Golf
Friday: Lake Sherando

Sessions II and IV Tentantive Schedule
Monday: Group Games, Low Challenge Course, Climbing Wall
Tuesday: Swimming Hole Hike
Wednesday: Flatwater Kayaking
Thursday: Geo Caching, Disc Golf
Friday: Brandywine

Registration Information

Adventure Day Camp: $250

High Adventure Day Camp: $350

Click here to register for Adventure Camp!

Click here to register for High Adventure Camp!

Click here to register for High Adventure discounted July 4th week. 

  • 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 e-id name link on the top right of the URECregister.jmu.edu page. If you are not logged in, click here. You will be directed to the “VIEW ACCOUNT” page. Scroll to the bottom and click “ADD A DEPENDENT.” Once this is complete, you will be able to register your child.
  • Call 540-568-8734 with any questions.

Once your registration is complete, we will send you a confirmation letter. Refunds can be made up to six business days before the start of that camp week (a convenience fee for credit payment will not be refunded).

By registering your child, you are giving permission for your child to visit locations on and off-campus with Camp UREC. 

Questions? Contact the Assistant Director for Adventure & TEAM Programs.