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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. Enroll your children in our Summer Camp, drop them off on Badger Gamedays, or bring them to Day of Play!

Day of Play

Day of Play

Day of Play is a community outreach initiative for elementary school students grades K – 5. This event shares the “Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well.” mentality with school-age children of all skill levels. Join in a day of fun, movement-based activities led entirely by UW-Madison students!

FREE

  • Dates & Location

    Saturday, December 2
    2:00 – 3:30pm

    UW Natatorium
    2000 Observatory Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

  • What to Expect
    • Sports skills presented by Wisconsin Sport Club members
    • Themed recreational games
    • Obstacle courses
    • Visits from Bucky
    • Snacks and giveaways
  • Important info
    • Parents are required to stay through the duration of the visit.
    • Parents and families are encouraged to participate in this event, as well.
    • Younger siblings are welcome.
    • Free parking is available in Lot 62, across the street from the Nat.

Summer Camp

Bring Your Kids to Campus for a Summer of Fun.

Our recreational day camp will feature age-specific recreational, sport, and lifetime activities for 9 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!)

$195 per child each session

  • Ages 4-7 activities
    • 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
  • Ages 8-13 activities
    • Cooperative team building games
    • Supervised indoor and outdoor free-choice time
    • Competitive and non-competitive sports and field games
    • Leadership building activities
Summer Camp

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.

Each child will receive one complimentary summer camp t-shirt as a keepsake for attending camp.

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.