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 is open 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

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: 10 campers 1 counselor] [6-7B: 10 campers 1 counselor]
    • Group 2: 8-9 year-olds
      • [8-9A: 10 campers 1 counselor] [8-9B: 10 campers 1 counselor]
    • Group 3: 10-11 year-olds
      • [10-11A: 10 campers 1 counselor] [10-11B: 10 campers 1 counselor]
  • Each group will have a maximum of 20 campers per group and 2 counselors. The camper to counselor ratio is 10:1.

Dates of Camp

This summer will be the return of our themed weeks that will provide extra fun and opportunities for the campers! Each week will have specific activities based on the themes that campers can enjoy.

Week 1 (6/6-6/10): Sustainable You!

Campers will learn and create their very own eco-friendly fun from our Outdoor Adventure team, as well as learn how to keep their bodies healthy with our Wellness Department.

Week 2 (6/13-6/17): UH Adventures

Campers will learn more about the University and experience some fun activities we have right here on the UH campus.

Week 3 (6/20-6/24): Disney/Heroes

The campers will participate with some of their favorite Disney and Real Life Heroes with a visit from UH PD and get to play Buzz Lightyear's favorite game of Laser Tag.

Week 4 (6/27-7/1): Party in the U.S.A

Campers will be celebrating the 4th of July early with different activities that will end with America's Got Talent Show for all the campers and parents.

Week 5 (7/11-7/15): Fun & Fitness

Our Fitness team will be teaching the campers some fun well-being activities and will end with our Inflatable Obstacle Course.

Week 6 (7/18-7/22): The Cougar Camp Board Game

We will be bringing everyone's favorite board games to life, and all campers will pass GO at our Student Center's Game Room.

Week 7 (7/25-7/29): Holidays in July

Campers will be competing in our Holiday Olympics which will feature some of the favorite and classic holiday activities.

Week 8 (8/1-8/5): Moovin' & Groovin

Camp will end with our campers going through a Time Machine to experience some of the best decades. We will be having a Camper Dance for all the campers and their parents.

Camp Times

Regular Camp Day: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Camp Cost

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

Activities

  • 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
Rec Sports and Family Programs Cash
Check
Credit Card

Camp Payment

We will begin accepting payments. 

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 Steven Knecht, spknecht@central.uh.edu.

Refund Policy

Camp Refund Request

All refund requests must be submitted by email to UH Camp Administration by the dates below. Submit it to camp refund form to  Steven Knecht, spknecht@central.uh.edu.

Refund Amount Request must be received
100% May 1st by 5 pm
75% May 1st – May 15th by 5 pm
50% After May 15th: 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 Steven Knecht, spknecht@central.uh.edu.

Camp Counselor Application

Apply to be a camp counselor by filling out our application.

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