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Summer | Camp Recky | Completed Grades K-8

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Camp Recky offers traditional and specialty day camp programs Monday - Friday, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. with before and after care options at no additional cost. Camp is offered right here on campus for children who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade. Teen and Counselor in Training Programs include leadership development and day trips. Swim lessons are available during after camp care. Specialty camps include Kids in the Kitchen, sports, diving and rock climbing.

Other Important Dates:




February 18

Parent Info Night

Meeting rooms 2-3 4-6pm: RPAC: Parents Only

April 8

Parent Orientation

Meeting rooms 2-3 4-6pm: RPAC: Child are welcome

March 6


Priority Registration- 2017 Camp families only

9:00 a.m. Online Only


March 13

Priority Registration- 2017 Camp families,  Ohio State Faculty/Staff, Student Life Rec Sports Affiliates and Students 

9:00 a.m. Online Only

Moved from March 8 to March 13 at 9 a.m.


March 20

General Registration Opens

Noon- Online and in Person

Moved from March 12 to March 20


May 4

Camper Paperwork  Due

Any missing paperwork after this date will result in a $15.00 late fee assessed to your account.

June 4- August 10

Camp is in Session


Check out what's new in 2018!

Summer 2018 Dates and Themes 
Week 1, June 4-8: Ohio State and Me
Week 2, June 11-15: Pay It Forward
Week 3, June 18-22: Wonders of the world 
Week 4, June 25-29: STEM! 
Week 5, July 2-6: Camp Recky Got Talent 
*Please note that there is no camp on Wednesday, July 4. Camp fees have been prorated accordingly.
Week 6, July 9-13: Sensational Science 
Week 7, July 16-20: Decades of Fun 
Week 8, July 23-27: Carnival Craze  
Week 9, July 30- August 3: Child V. Wild
Week 10, August 6-10: Color Wars

Times of Camp
Morning Extended Care: 7:30 – 9 a.m (No Additional Cost)
Morning Camps: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Lunch will occur in morning camps)
Afternoon Camps: 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Afternoon Extended Care: 4 – 5:30 p.m. (No Additional Cost)
After Care Swim Lessons: 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Additional Cost) 


Note: If your selected camp sells out please be sure to email to be added to the waitlist.


Camp Recky 2018 Offerings 

Camp Enrollment status as of March 15 after early enrollment

Rock Climbing week 4 SOLD OUT

Dive Camp week 9,10 SOLD OUT

Kids in the kitchen week 5,6,7,8 SOLD OUT

Basketball week 6,8, 10 SOLD OUT

Olympics week 9 SOLD OUT

Tennis week 1,7 SOLD OUT

Soccer week 4,7 SOLD OUT

Flag Football Week 2 SOLD OUT 

Teen trip and Travel week 2- morning and afternoon SOLD OUT

Teen trip and Travel week 4 morning and afternoon SOLD OUT

Teen trip and Travel week 6- morning and afternoon SOLD OUT

Teen trip and Travel week 8- morning and afternoon SOLD OUT 

Discoveries week 4 SOLD OUT

Explorer Week 4 SOLD OUT

Traditional Camps

$84 per session 

Morning Scamper Camp     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For children who have completed kindergarten and grade 1
All campers participate in sports, games, creative arts and various activities each week. 

Morning Discovery Camp      9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For children who have completed grades 2 and 3
Discovery campers participate in campus-wide field trips, in addition to a variety of sports and games, creative arts and various l activities.

Morning Explorer Camp     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For children who have completed grades 4-6
Campers explore and have new adventures through a variety of on- and off-site field trips.

Afternoon Kids on the Move    12:30 - 4 p.m.

For children who have completed kindergarten through grade 6
Campers will swim, play games and participate in activities in and around the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)

Kids on the Move campers register for camp based on grade completed. 

• KOM Buckeyes: Completed kindergarten and grade 1
• KOM Scarlet: Completed grades 2 and 3
• KOM Gray: Completed grades 4-6           

Specialty Camps 

Sports Camp     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For children who have completed kindergarten through grade 6
Sports camp teaches the fundamentals of each sport and allows participants to learn through play. Each week, two different sports camps will be offered and campers will have two opportunities throughout the summer to participate in their favorite sports camp. 

$95 per week                                             

Tennis:                                     Week 1, Week 7
Soccer:                                     Week 1, Week 4, Week 7
Cheerleading:                            Week 2
Flag Football:                             Week 2, Week 5
Baseball/Softball:                       Week 3
Lacrosse:                                   Week 3
Volleyball:                                  Week 5
Olympic Sports:                          Week 9
Basketball:                                 Week 6, Week 8, Week 10
Gymnastics:                               Week 6
New 2018: Ultimate Frisbee        Week 8
Dive Camp                                  Week 9-10
Rock Climbing Camp                   Week 4

Kids in the Kitchen     12:30 - 4 p.m.

$95 per week

For summer 2018, Camp Recky will offer ten different sessions of Kids in the Kitchen, each with a different theme geared toward a specific age group. Campers will improve their culinary skills while learning about nutrition and different foods. 

Teen Leaders    

Completed grades 7 and 8

$84.00: Morning and Afternoon Camps offered

Teen leaders programs allow teens to enjoy their favorite camp games and activities while exploring leadership skills and career options through on-campus field trips, guest speakers and programs. In addition, once a week, teen campers lead a program for the younger campers so they can develop as future counselors in a supportive and structured setting. Teen leaders takes place Week 1, Week 3, Week 5, Week 7 and Week 10.

Triple T’s- Teens, Trips and Travel Camp     

Completed grades 7 and 8

Morning Only: $50.00 Afternoon Only: $135.00

Camp Recky teens will experience a new adventure every day! Teens will travel and explore the surrounding central Ohio area as well as enjoy all that Camp Recky has to offer on campus. Each week, teens will take part in activities and games with their peers and participate in field trips. Triple T takes place Week 2, Week 4, Week 6, Week 8 and Week 9.

Counselor in Training Program:

Ages 14-17

Our CIT program focuses on developing leadership skills while learning what it takes to become the next Camp Recky counselor. Each participant will have the opportunity to go through mock interviews, resume workshops and team building activities. CITs will be placed into camps throughout their weeks to work with our youngest campers.

Session1: June 11 - July 6

Session 2: July 9 - August 3

Cost per week $400.00 

If you cannot commit to the whole four weeks you can pay by the week.

Cost per week $100.00 

After Care Swim

For each week that your child attends camp, he or she is eligible to enroll in aftercare swim through our Learn to swim program during camp after care this is ideal for parents who need to pick up at 5:30pm. Each lesson is from 4:30 – 5:20 p.m. Your child will be brought to the pickup area at RPAC at the conclusion of the lesson. Earlier pickup times cannot be accommodated during the swim lesson. See our website for more details!

$55 per week