Registration for Summer 2023 will begin at our first Family Night of the year!
Save the Date: Friday, February 10
4 PM - 8 PM
U-CREATE Summer Camp is a camp for kids ages 6-12 designed to be an active camp that both educates and stimulates while having fun!

Summer 2022 Info:
Join U-CREATE: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! in Summer 2022 for an array of sports, recreational activities, crafts, and team building challenges that meet the diverse interests and capabilities of our campers. Leave your mark—build meaningful relationships with fellow campers and staff & create your U-CREATE legacy this summer. All of our camp counselors are CPR/AED and First Aid certified for children. The camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

We will continue to have:
  • Campers ages 6-12
  • Group activities
  • Pool time
  • Climbing wall access
  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • Age oriented activities
  • Staggered pool times
  • Two separate lunch hours
  • Masks required
  • Before Care (7:30am-9:00am)
  • After Care Swim Lessons (4:30pm-5:30pm)
New this summer:
  • 50 camper per week cap
  • Cohorts of 8-10 campers
  • Cooking!
  • Wacky Wednesdays

SUMMER 2023 INFO COMING SOON!!  Above information reflects 2022 camp.


Camp Hours Pricing
Before Care 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM $30.00/session
Full Day 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM $160.00/session
After Care (no swim lessons) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM $25.00/session
After Care (with swim lessons) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM $60.00/session

Pricing for camps and before/after care are per session. Each week counts as a session. For example, if you sign up 3 children for 1 week, that is 3 sessions.

Registration must be completed the Friday before the camp session begins.

Lunch

Campers should bring lunch with them that does not require refrigeration or a microwave. Lunch will not be provided during camp. 

Discounts Available

  • A 10% discount will be added for multi-camper enrollment from the same household.
2023 Camp Weeks - Dates & Availability
Week Dates Theme Availability
One June 5 - 9 TBD TBD
Two June 12 - 16 TBD TBD
Three June 20 - 23* TBD TBD
Four June 26 - June 30 TBD TBD
OFF July 3 - 7  OFF OFF
Five July 10 - 14 TBD TBD
Six July 17 - 21 TBD TBD
Seven July 24 - 28 TBD TBD
NO Camp on Monday, June 19th
If a week you are interested in is full - please inquire about the waitlist.
Getting on the Waitlist DOES NOT guarantee placement.
 

In-Person Registration

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2023 CAMP WILL OPEN OUR FIRST FAMILY NIGHT OF THE YEAR (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH 4PM - 8 PM)

Individuals can register at the Recreation and Wellness Center Triton Trading Post anytime the facility is open. Please allow approximately 15-20 minutes for registration.

 

Online Registration

More details to be provided soon!

Registration must be completed the Friday before the camp session begins.

 

Click HERE to download our "Camper Pick-Up Authorization Form"

At time of registration, a $40 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must be made per week, per camper to complete the UMSL U-CREATE Camp Registration.

In the event of a potential camp cancellation, please contact the UMSL Campus Rec by 5:00pm the Wednesday before the upcoming week of camp to be eligible for a refund minus the $40 non-refundable camp deposit. Failure to inform us of cancellation by the aforementioned deadline, will forfeit eligibility for a  refund. The only exception to this would be removal of a camper due to COVID-19.

2023 Camp Info + Brochure coming soon!!

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  • Where can I find the "Camper Pick-Up Authorization Form?"
    • Check your email to see if you received a copy of it, or you can access it HERE
  • Do you offer a discount if I register more than one child?
    • Yes, we offer a 10% discount for each child registered from the same RWC account/household.
  • My child is 5 years old this summer. Can I register them for camp?
    • Our age bracket is 6-12. However, if your child will be turning 6 during our camp season/during the week(s) for which they will be registered, they may attend. If your child is 12 and will be turning 13 during any of our camp sessions in the summer, they can still enroll! 
  • When is the registration deadline?
    • The deadline for registration for each week is the Friday before the start of the week your camper will be attending.
  • How will I receive the Medical History & Information Form?
    • The email address provided on the main member’s account will receive an email immediately following registration that includes the Medical History & Information Form, the Facility Waiver, and the Climbing Wall Waiver.
  • When is the Medical History & Information Form due?
    • The form should be submitted by the Monday prior to the start of the week in which your camper is registered. However, we ask that you submit the form as early as possible.
  • Do you offer Before Care?
    • Yes, we offer Before Care from 7:30am-9:00am for $30/session.
  • Do you offer After Care?
    • Yes, we offer After Care + swim lessons from 4:30pm-5:30pm for $60/session or After Care without swim lessons for $25/session 
  • Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
    • You will drop off and pick up your child at Parking Lot C south of the Recreation and Wellness Center.
  • What if I want someone besides myself (the parents/guardians), to pick up my child?
    • You can have the individual(s) added to the Authorized Pick Up List upon registering in person. If you would like to add other authorized pick up persons later on, you can inform the Camp Coordinator, who will make note of this change.
  • Can I pick up my child early in the case of another engagement (e.g., doctor’s appointment)?
    • Yes. Please notify us ahead if you plan to pick up your child early. If you are picking up your child before the end of the camp day, a staff member will meet you with your child at the Welcome Desk of the facility with a sign-out sheet. 
  • In the case that I remove my child in the middle of the week due to COVID-19, will I be given a refund?
    • Yes, you will receive a prorated refund.   
  • Will masks be required?
    • At this time, we do not require masks for camp or in our facility.  This will be handled according to what the University and CDC Guidelines are at the time of camp.
  • Will snacks be provided?
    • Snacks will not be provided. We recommend sending your child with snacks for our two snack times (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). 
  • Are lunches included?
    • Lunches are not included. Campers are asked to bring a packed lunch that does not require refrigeration or the use of a microwave. 
  • Do you take field trips?
    • We do not take field trips off UMSL’s campus. However, we will have on-campus exploration activities.
  • Will campers be swimming this summer?
    • Yes, campers can look forward to swimming every day but in smaller groups at different times. 
  • My child has a friend with whom they would like to be grouped. Can we make requests for our child to be placed in the same cohort as their friend(s)?
    • Yes. While we cannot guarantee that your child will be in the same group as their friend (groups are based on age), we will do our best to honor your request.

Interested in becoming a Summer Camp Counselor? Check back here for more information on our hiring or message Yvette Kell at kellyv@umsl.edu with any questions about the position.

Contact information:

For information regarding the U-CREATE Summer Kids Camp, please contact Yvette Kell at (314) 516-6682 or KellYv@umsl.edu