UH Cougar Cub Summer Camp

Camp Information

Registrations will be taken in person at the CRWC Member Services Desk and online at myrec.uh.edu. If you are UH Faculy/Staff and/or registering multiple campers you must register in person at the CRWC Membership Services desk.

Camp Times
Normal Camp Day: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Extended Camp Day: 7:30am – 6:00pm


Campers must be between the ages of 5-12

Camp Fees

Early Bird Registration - Before March 30
UH CRWC Member - $137
UH Non-CRWC Member - $162
Community - $187

NORMAL Registration – After March 30
UH CRWC Member - $162
UH Non-CRWC Member - $187
Community - $212

Extended Care - $35 per week per child
*Extended care allows you to drop your child off as early as 7:30am and pick up no later than 6:00pm.


  • Sports
  • Indoor & Outdoor Activities
  • Pizza & Movie Fridays
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Swim Lessons during Camp

Purpose: To aid children in passing the UH Camp swim test.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps, or side
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Registration for Swim Lesson

Parents who wish to enroll their children in camp swim instruction program (during summer camp swim time) will have to register at the Member Services desk at the CRWC. The cost is $35/week and that includes five lessons per week, 30 minutes each lesson. Instructors for the swim lessons will be American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certified and assisted by teaching assistant(s). We will be limited to 8 swimmers per session. We will not be able to offer any additional swim lessons for more advanced levels at this time.

Sessions for swim lessons will be from 9:45a-10:15a. This is part of the daily free swim time. Once the lesson is completed, they will join the rest of the campers for the remainder of free swim time. Camp managers will get all registered swim lesson campers and have them get changed and will bring them to the pool for lessons on a daily basis. Lessons will be conducted in either the indoor or outdoor pool.

Wait List Process

Due to the tremendous number of registrations for this year's camp, we will have a wait list for many of our weeks. For families that want to register for open weeks but can't get into all desired weeks, please make sure the Member Services staff member knows that you want to be added to the wait list and they will make note on your packet. The wait list is kept with Camp Administration, not Member Services. Camp Administration will confirm with you that you wish to be on the wait list for other weeks and we will do this on a first come, first serve basis. If a spot becomes available, we will start at the top of the wait list and contact the families in order, giving a set time frame for response, before we move on to the next family.

For spots that do come open, registration that was submitted before the 4/14/17 early bird deadline will be charged the early bird rate. Registration submitted after 4/14/17 will be charged normal rates. The 10% multi-child discount does apply.

Payment Policy

Early Registration Discount Register for camp by March 30, 2018 to save $25. If after March 30, camp fees increase by $25. Cougar Cub Camp FEES are due in advance of service; therefore all balances must be paid the day of registration. To receive the CRWC member rate, parents must be a member of the facility prior to signing their camper up for camp. Parents who have registered and paid their fees, then become members, are not entitled to a refund of the difference.

There is a “Sibling Discount” of 10% that applies when multiple children of the same family are attending the same week of camp.

Full Payment is due at the time of registration. We would prefer registrations/payments for future weeks to be made by the Wednesday prior to the start of the next camp week. Until the payment is made, your child is not guaranteed a spot.

Membership Discount To receive the camp discount the membership needs to extend through the entire camp season. What that means is, you have to have a current membership when you submit the registration for payment, as well as have a current membership through the 8 weeks of camps too. We have two options for membership: pre-pay and payroll deduction. With pre-pay you can purchase an annual membership for $321, semester membership for $150, or monthly for $80. If you cancel the pre-pay annual membership before the 12 months are up, you will not receive a refund. With payroll deduction, you can purchase an annual membership for $348. If you cancel the payroll deduction membership before the 12 months are up, you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.

Chelsea Watson
Phone: 713-743-6425
Payment Methods
Credit Card

Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted in writing and received by UH Camp Administration by the dates below.

Refund Amount Request must be received
100% April 14 by 5pm
75% April 17 – May 15 by 5:00pm
50% After May 15: No later than 15 business days before purchased session begins
25% Within 15 business days of purchased session
0% No refund after the first Monday of session or week

Camp Fees paid by credit card will be credited immediately upon approval by UH Camp Administration. Purchases made by check or cash will be refunded by direct deposit within four to six weeks after approval by UH Camp Administration. Refunds will be made only to original payee or credit card holder.

For cash or check payments, a Vendor Setup Form must be completed

Camp Forms

Registration Submission

Registrations will be taken in person at the CRWC Member Services Desk and online at myrec.uh.edu. If you are UH Faculy/Staff and/or registering multiple campers you must register in person at the CRWC Membership Services desk.

Camp Payment:
We will begin accepting payments starting Monday, Febraury 19, 2018.


  • Monday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Thursday 6 :00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

University of Houston
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-6056

If you have anymore specific questions about payments, please contact Chelsea Watson at cgwatson@Central.UH.edu

Parent Information

UH Cougar Cub Campers must remember each day:

  • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen
  • Lunch and a drink
  • Morning and afternoon snack
  • Water bottle
  • Closed-toed shoes

UH Cougar Cub Summer Camp Staff

UH Cougar Cub Camp prides itself on providing children with highly motivated and enthusiastic staff who will mentor your child. Candidates must meet strict qualifications that meet and often exceed licensing guidelines. All staff must pass a Texas Department of Social Services Criminal Background Check; participate is several training such as child abuse prevention, CPR/First Aid Training, OSHA blood borne pathogens and other staff licensing training. Staff also adheres to state licensing ratios to ensure that appropriate supervision is maintained throughout the duration of the program.