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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, background-checked JMU student employees. 

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 everyone, regardless of JMU affiliation. 

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
  • 8:30-9:00am - Drop Off and Informal Play Time in Gym 
  • 9:00-9:30am - 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

  • Cost: Camp UREC Purple and Gold: $150/week
  • Go to URECRegister.jmu.edu or click the correct registration button below
    • 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.
  • Once your registration is complete, you will recieve a confirmation email. 

Additional Camp Information

  • 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.
  • Camp Counselors are trained JMU student employees.
  • UREC follows the American Camp Association's recommendations for ratios of adults to participants.
    • One staff member for every 5 campers ages 4 and 5
    • One staff member for every 6 campers ages 6 to 8
    • One staff member for every 10 campers ages 9 to 11
    • One staff member for every 15 campers ages 12 to 17
  • Campers will need to bring their own packed lunch. Drop off (8:30-9am) and pick up (4-4:30pm) are both at UREC. Please see the Camp Drop-off/Pick-up Map Route for location details.
  • Camp is open to both JMU and non-JMU affiliates.

Refund Policy 

Refunds can be made up to six business days before the start of that camp week.

Questions? Email CampUREC@jmu.edu or call 540-568-8734.

View photos from past Camp URECs here!

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