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. Two face coverings and a mask lanyard.
  3. 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.
  4. Two snacks and an inexpensive reusable water bottle.
  5. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses (if desired)
  6. Please label EVERYTHING.
  7. No electronics: leave phones, tablets, smart watches, activity trackers, games, and any other form of electronics at home.
▼   General schedule

*Due to COVID-19, our camp day will be shorter than in previous years. We look forward to returning to full-day camps in 2022. 

Time Activity
7:45-8:30am Sign-in (Lobby)
7:45-8:45am Swimming
8:45-9:30am Clothes change/snack/free play on back deck
9:30-11:15am Theme activities
11:15-12:15pm Lunch
12:15-1:00pm Rest & relax
Board games, art, movies, and trivia
1:00-1:45pm Rock Wall/Ping-Pong (1st-3rd grades)
Active games (4th-6th grades)
1:45-2:30pm Rock Wall/Ping-Pong (4th-6th grades)
Active games (1st-3rd grades)
2:30-3:00pm Snack and Sign-Out (Lobby)
▼   Sample theme activities*
Themes Sample Activities*

Adventure Awaits

Compass use, tent pitching, scavenger hunts, kayak/canoe instruction, and archaeology finds.

Exploring Nature

Hiking, scavenger hunts, planting seeds, nature arts & crafts, learning about local plants and wildlife

Sports Galore

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

Wild Water Week (returning in 2022!)

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, crafts, red/white/blue days and activities with other USA departments.

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.

*Activities are sample only for each theme. Other activities may be held based on the availability of supplies, time or staff.