Category Archives: Kids Camp

RecWell Rewind – Youth Fun and Fitness Program Started

The Youth Fun and Fitness Program was created in the summer of 1982 after the Student Recreation Center opened for faculty use.

Kids Enjoying Their Time at Camp

The Youth Fun and Fitness Days Program was created when the Student Recreation Center opened for faculty use. Originally, the program was only available to the children of BGSU faculty. However, it later expanded to include the children of all Student Recreation Center members and also the public if spots were available. The program was open to children in grades one through six.

The objectives of the program were to help children recognize the importance of health, safety, and good leisure-time activities, to introduce children to different sports and teach good sportsmanship through both competitive and cooperative sports, and to provide children the opportunity to see campus programs through visits and hands-on experience.Kids Learning to Dance at Camp

Children could participate in various indoor and outdoor physical activities that varied over the years. Some of the activities offered were swimming, sailing, ice skating, racquetball, kick ball, soccer, and whiffle ball, and outdoor games. Over the years various field trips were also offered such as campus and community tours, visits to WBGU-TV, the Wood County Airport, and sailing. Enrollment in the program had declined in 1992 and was discontinued soon after.

For more information on the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our website.

Learn more about the current Kids Camp Program.



Kids Camp Enrollment Open Now

Kids Camp programming includes a variety of recreation-based one day, evening and week-long camps designed for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade (ages 5 – 12) emphasizing physical development and education while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Activities are conducted at the Student Recreation Center and Perry Field House, with opportunities to golf at Forrest Creason Golf Course. Walking field trips, special guests, and sport instruction are offered to complement the foundation of recreational, leisure, and social activities on which the camps are founded.

2015 Summer Kids Camp Programming | Eight 1-Week Camps

Date | Theme | Optional Instructional Component

  • June 8 – 12 | Falcon Frenzy | Golf
  • June 15 – 19 | Color Crazy | Swimming
  • June 22 – 26 | Blast from the Past | Volleyball
  • June 29 – July 2 | Pirate Pandemonium | None
  • July 6 – 10 | All Things Mythical | Swimming
  • July 13 – 17 | Zany Zoo | Soccer
  • July 20 – 24 | Underwater Adventure | Golf
  • July 27 – 31 | Friends Galore | Rock Climbing

Enrollment and Payment Information

Placement is guaranteed only upon receipt of all documentation and payment. Payments can be made via credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover), cash or check. Credit card payment is processed in person at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk or over the phone at 419.372.9900. Due to Payment Card Industry compliance, DO NOT fax or email a completed registration form containing a credit card number.

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  • Fax:  419.372.8454
  • Mail:  BGSU Recreation and Wellness
    Kids Camp
    BGSU Student Recreation Center
    1411 Ridge Road
    Bowling Green, OH 43403