Jr. Badgers can Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well., too.  

We offer several opportunities throughout the year for youth to get involved in Rec Sports programs.

Summer Camp

Our day camp features campus field trips (such as with Outdoor UW and Babcock Hall Dairy Store), recreational activities, and more for 10 one-week sessions. We strive to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment where learning and fun go hand in hand. Each participant will receive one complimentary summer camp t-shirt. (Score!)

  • 2019 Schedule

    Drop-off and pick-up:
    Early drop-off: 8am – 8:30am
    Drop-off: 8:30am – 9am
    Pick-up: 4pm – 4:30pm
    Late pick-up: 4:30pm – 5:00pm
    *All drop-off and pick-up times are included in registration. Click here for a map of pick-up and drop-off locations.



    Register by


    6/10 – 6/14



    6/17 – 6/21



    6/24 – 6/29



    7/8 – 7/12



    7/15 – 7/29



    7/22 – 7/26



    7/29 – 8/2



    8/5 – 8/9



    8/12 – 8/16



    8/19 – 8/23


  • Sample activities for 5-7 year olds
    • Movement (Red Light/Green Light, Line-Tag, Islands)
    • Throwing (Throwing for Points, Take out the Garbage, Alaskan Baseball)
    • Kicking (Squish the Bug, Kickball, Soccer)
    • Catching (Wonder-ball)
    • Noncompetitive sport and field games
  • Sample activities for 8-12 year olds
    • Cooperative team building games
    • Supervised indoor and outdoor free-choice time
    • Competitive and non-competitive sports and field games
    • Leadership building activities


Full day session (9am – 4pm): $195/child
Afternoon session (12pm – 4pm): $125/child 

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Meet camp counselors, learn what to expect, and get all of your questions answered at our monthly orientation nights. All sessions will be from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Natatorium.

  • Thursday, June 6
  • Monday, July 1
  • Thursday, August 1

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Camp Policies

Participants should come to camp dressed for a full day of activity. We recommend outdoor activity clothes and activity shoes. Open-toed shoes will NOT be permitted. Campers should bring aforementioned items in a well-marked backpack or athletic bag.

Parents should pack a small snack for the morning and afternoon along with a lunch each day for their child. We cannot provide refrigeration, so please pack all food in an insulated lunch box and mark everything you bring with your child’s name. Absolutely no sharing of food is permitted among campers.

Campers may bring cell phones as long as they are kept in their bags at all times and do not cause distractions during the day. Staff is permitted to confiscate any electronic devices deemed a distraction to planned activities. Rec Sports is also not responsible for lost, broken, or stolen items.

All emergencies can be communicated directly to the Camp Coordinator (608-262-9398) or to the UW Natatorium front desk (608-262-3742).

Rec Sports reserves the right to dismiss a camper if their behavior jeopardizes the other campers’ safety and well-being.

Rec Sports reserves the right to cancel any session or modify activities due to under enrollment, facility problems, staff concerns, or circumstances beyond its control (i.e. rain, electrical outages). Parents will be notified immediately if a session is altered in any way. *If a participant must cancel a session, the session deposit will be forfeited. All cancellations must be made in writing.

Our energetic and well-qualified staff are ready to spend an exciting summer with the campers. The staff is comprised of UW professionals, certified school teachers, and highly motivated college students. The camp is under the direction of Chad Schultz, who is a professional staff member at UW Recreational Sports.

Thank you for choosing us to take care of your Jr. Badger(s) this summer. Your camper’s safety is our main concern in ensuring they have an enjoyable summer camp experience. All of our counselors are American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certified and are trained to call 911 and provide care until help arrives. Below outlines our safety policies in case of an emergency. If you have any concerns about these policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In the event of a life or limb-threatening injury:

  • As a reminder, our counselors are trained in Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED. In the event we need to call 911 for a serious emergency, we will do our best to notify you and ask for your input before accompanying your child in an ambulance to the hospital.
  • Limb-threatening: broken limbs and/or possible loss of limb (in the case of a broken limb, we will call you first)
  • Life-threatening: loss of consciousness, heart-related emergencies, and severe blood loss (we will call 911 and ride in the ambulance with your camper to the hospital)

If a camper does need an ambulance ride:

  • A counselor will ride with and stay with the camper until you or an emergency contact can arrive. Our counselors are unable to transport campers to hospital.

Questions or concerns:

  • Call Chad Schultz at (608) 262-9398 or email
  • During camp hours, if Chad is unavailable, please call the UW Natatorium front desk at (608) 262-3742