UH Cougar Cub Summer Camp - University of Houston
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UH Cougar Cub Summer Camp

If you're looking for a fun and exciting experience for your child for this summer, look no further because our camp has unique programming every week! Our summer day camp features recreational activities and exploratory events with partners including UH Outdoor Adventures; UH Fitness, Cougar Cupboard, Blaffer Art Museum, and more for 8 one-week sessions. We strive to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for children ages 6 - 11 where learning and fun go hand in hand.

Registration begins April 19th and will be available online at myrec.uh.edu or in person at the CRWC Member Services Desk.The price difference for camp will still be enforced as we do have UH affiliates that have not taken advantage of utilizing our CRWC membership opportunity. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a CRWC member please see our Member Services website for additional information.

COVID-19 Camp Modifications

Weekly camper limit: 48 campers

Age limit: 6 – 11 year-olds

Group Modifications

  • Depending on registration numbers, this will be the base format for our group structures. We do reserve the right to combine groups or split groups if needed, but we will do so with discretion.
    • Group 1: 6-7 year-olds
      • [6-7A: 8 campers 2 counselor] [6-7B: 8 campers 2 counselor]
    • Group 2: 8-9 year-olds
      • [8-9A: 8 campers 2 counselor] [8-9B: 8 campers 2 counselor]
    • Group 3: 10-11 year-olds
      • [10-11A: 8 campers 2 counselor] [10-11B: 8 campers 2 counselor]
  • Each group will have a maximum of 16 campers per group and 4 counselors. Camper to counselor ratio is 4:1.

Dates of Camp

Summer Sessions
June 7th – June 11th July 12th – July 16th
June 14th – June 18th July 19th –July 23rd
June 21st – June 25th July 26th – July 30th
June 28th – July 2nd August 2nd – August 6th

Camp Times

Regular Camp Day: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Camp Cost

  • UH CRWC Member - $162
  • Non-CRWC Member - $200

*Swim lessons will not be offered through camp Summer 2021

Parent Information

Parent Guidebook


  • Recreational Sports
  • Indoor & Outdoor Activities
  • Fitness Activities
  • Brain Breaks
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Sample Camp Schedule

Waitlist Process

We will have a waitlist for each week of camp. 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 waitlist and they will make a note on your packet. The waitlist is kept with Camp Administration, not Member Services. Camp Administration will confirm with you that you wish to be on the waitlist 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 waitlist and contact the families in order, giving a set time frame for a response, before we move on to the next family.

Payment Policy

Full Payment is due at the time of registration. 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 must have a current annual membership when you submit the registration for payment, as well as have a current membership through the 8 weeks of camp too. We have two options for membership: pre-pay and payroll deduction. With pre-pay, you can purchase an annual membership for $348. If you cancel the pre-pay annual membership before the 12 months are up, you will not receive a refund. With payroll deduction, if you cancel the payroll deduction membership before the 12 months are up, you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.

Contact Payment Methods
Katherine Geter
Phone: 713-743-9592
Credit Card

Camp Payment

We will begin accepting payments starting Monday, April 19, 2021.

CRWC Operation Hours

CRWC Location:
University of Houston
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-6056

If you have any specific questions about payments, please contact Katherine Geter.

Refund Policy

Camp Refund Request

All refund requests must be submitted by email to UH Camp Administration by the dates below. Please complete the camp refund form and submit it to Katherine Geter.

Refund Amount Request must be received
100% May 2nd by 5 pm
75% May 2nd – May 16th by 5 pm
50% After May 16th. No later than 15 business days before the purchased session begins
25% Within 15 business days of the purchased session
0% No refund after the first Monday of session or week

Absences: Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, short-term illnesses including COVID, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance. Refunds for long-term illnesses or family emergencies of one full camp week will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Dismissal: On occasion, dismissal may be necessary for disciplinary reasons. This action will take effect only after a conversation among the parents, camp (if appropriate), and the camp Director. If a camper is dismissed for a disciplinary reason, there will be NO REFUND for the unused days. Campers may be dismissed immediately if deemed a harm to themselves or others by the Campus Recreation full-time staff.

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 the original payee or credit cardholder.

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

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. All staff must pass a Texas Department of Social Services Criminal Background Check; participate in several trainings such as child abuse prevention, CPR/First Aid Training, OSHA bloodborne pathogens, and others. Staff also adheres to a maximum1:10 counselor to camper ratio to ensure that appropriate supervision is maintained throughout the duration of the program.

Mandated Reporting: University of Houston Campus Recreation employees are mandated, by Texas State Law, to report any suspected cases of child abuse or neglect directly to the appropriate authorities for investigation. While we have established internal procedures to facilitate reporting and apprise supervisors, we cannot by law require our employees to disclose his or her identity to anyone.

For information on camp employment opportunities please contact Katherine Geter.

Camp Counselor Application