Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Babysitting (Kids Zone)

Work out without worrying about babysitting! While you are at the RPAC, drop your kids off at the Kids Zone to be looked after by experienced and trained Rec Sports staff. Children ages 6 months -11 years are welcome at no additional cost to members.


Registration is now required to utilize Kids Zone. Please register at Walk-ins will still be accepted pending space availability. You can register up to a week in advanced. The Parent/Guardian will register each child. Please view our registration tutorial for assistance registering. Please be sure to add your child to your online account in advanced. If you are having issues adding our child to your account please call our office at 614-688-8787.  

Kids Zone Spring 2022 Hours


Summer 2022

The Kids Zone will be CLOSED for the summer and will re-open in late August 2022.

New in the Kids Zone:  

Craft Theme of the Month:




Winter Wonderland


Happy Valentine’s Day


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day


Spring Fever


Happy Mother’s Day


Summer Time/Happy Father’s day



August – September

Buckeye Football


Happy Halloween


Happy Thanksgiving


Winter Wonderland 


Mask Policy:

Ohio State has changed their mask policy effective at 6 p.m. on Friday March 11, masks will be optional within the RPAC including the babysitting room.  Kids Zone is a babysitting service and not a childcare. Families and staff are welcome to wear mask in our facilities if they choose. Masks will still be provided for families in the Kids Zone. If you have any questions about the updated policies at Ohio State please visit:

Kids Zone Purpose

  • To provide an atmosphere that makes parents feel confident and comfortable leaving their children in our care so that they may utilize our recreation facility.
  • To protect the safety and well-being of each child utilizing the Kids Zone.
  • To provide an enjoyable atmosphere for all children.
  • To provide a 5:1 child to attendant ratio whenever possible, and to never exceed a ratio of 7:1.

Kids Zone Policies

  • Parent/guardian must remain inside the RPAC while their child is in Kids Zone.
  • All parents or guardians must be linked to their child’s Fusion account and provide a photo ID for check in and check out.
  • Each child may remain in Kids Zone for up to 2 hours per day.
  • Children who are sick are not permitted in the Kids Zone. Parents will be called if a child becomes ill while in Kids Zone.
  • Full meals are not permitted in Kids Zone. Only peanut free snacks are allowed in Kids Zone. No glass water bottles are allowed. No sharing of food is allowed.
  • Parents will be notified in the following situations: Assist with an upset child, change diapers and bottle feed children (if needed), restroom help or behavior issues.
  • All belongings should be labeled with first and last name. We encourage parents not to leave personal items (computers, cell phones, etc.) in Kids Zone.

If you have any questions or concerns please let an attendant know or contact the Community Programs office at 614-688-8787 or