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Camp UREC - Purple and Gold

Camp UREC is a weekly children's day camp at the James Madison University Recreation Center. Returning campers looking for the "classic" Camp UREC should sign up for this program! 

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 who have successfully passed background checks. 

Enrollment is available for children age 5-12 (rising kindergartners through rising eighth graders). Kids ages 5-8 can sign up for Camp UREC "Purple" and kids ages 9-12 can sign up for Camp UREC "Gold". 

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.

2018 Schedule

  • Session 1: June 11-15, 2018 (Theme: Dinosaur Week)
  • Session 2: June 18-22, 2018 (Theme: Mystery Week)
  • Session 3: June 25-29, 2018 (Theme: Space Exploration Week)
  • Session 4: July 2-6, 2018 (Theme: Superhero Week)
  • Session 5: July 9-13, 2018 (Theme: Pro Sport/Athlete Week)
  • Session 6: July 16-20, 2018 (Theme: Disney Week)
  • Session 7: July 23-27, 2018 (Theme: Purple & Gold 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 - PURPLE Pillow Polo in MAC, GOLD Kickball on Turf 
  • 10:30-10:45am - Break 
  • 10:45am-Noon - PURPLE Climb, GOLD 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

Online registration cost: $150

Click here to pay online for Purple!

Click here to pay online for Gold!

  • 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 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, you will recieve 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 (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 the Coordinator of Informal Recreation and Youth Programs at

View photos from past Camp URECs here!