Camper Checklist and Schedule

Young boy playing ping pong.


▼   Camper checklist: What to bring
  1. Health forms on first day.  Health forms must be filled out for the Department of Campus Recreation summer camps, even if you have filled out the health forms for another USA camp.
  2. All campers should come dressed in his/her swimsuit with a change of clothing in a small drawstring backpack. No large bags/backpacks are allowed. Bring shorts, shirt, underwear, socks, and athletic shoes. Children may not wear flip-flops or slides anywhere in the Student Recreation Center beyond the pool.
  3. Two snacks and an inexpensive reusable water bottle.
  4. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses (if desired)
  5. Please label EVERYTHING.
  6. No electronics: leave phones, tablets, smart watches, activity trackers, games, and any other form of electronics at home.
▼   General schedule
Time Activity
7:30-8:30 AM Sign-in (Lobby)
7:30-9:00 AM Swim (Outdoor Pool)
9:00-9:30 AM Snack (Back Deck)
9:30-11:00 AM Theme activities
11:00-11:15 AM Walk to lunch
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Lunch (Fresh Food Company)
12:00-12:15 PM  Walk to Rec Center
12:15-1:15 PM Rest & relax (Classroom)
Board games, art, movies, and trivia
1:15-2:00 PM Rock Wall/Ping-Pong (Groups 1-2)
Free Play (Groups 3-4)
2:00-2:45 PM Rock Wall/Ping-Pong (Groups 3-4)
Free Play (Groups 1-2)
2:45-3:15 PM Snack (Back Deck)
3:15-4:15 PM Theme activities
4:15-5:00 PM Rest & relax (Classroom)
Board games, art, movies, and trivia
5:00-5:30 PM Sign out (Classroom)
▼   Sample theme activities
Theme/Dates Description of Activities

Adventures Awaits

Hiking on the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail, geocaching, tent pitching, scavenger hunts, weather prediction, nature arts & crafts, and additional rock wall time

Sports Galore

Basketball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, lacrosse, field hockey, kickball, and camper-counselor dodgeball.

Wild Water Week

Extended pool time each day, slip-n-slide, water balloon battleship, inner tube relays

Jaguar Olympics

Scooter relays, obstacle courses, cornhole competitions, sack races, water balloon games, parachute volleyball, musical stability balls

Party at USA

Tie dye, face painting, watermelon snacks, photos with the USA Jaguars, and field trips to other USA facilities

Best of Summer

The most popular theme activities from each of the previous weeks will be chosen. Children will swim and climb the rock wall every day.