Summer Camp


Registration is currently OPEN for Camp Rec 2016: Download Registration Packet!

What is Camp Rec?

Camp Rec is a unique camp that focuses on creating a fun, safe atmosphere for kids to play and learn. Our daily program features sports, games, fitness activities, nutrition, crafts, swimming, field trips and camp performances all designed so kids will have an absolute, total blast. Camp Rec facilitators and counselors work to create a setting of exploration and discovery, where children build self-esteem and self-confidence and learn about teamwork and friendship. There are three principles that are woven into Camp Rec: safety - the campers' safety is our number one priority; monitoring - each camper deserves to have an amazing camp experience; and wellness - at Camp Rec we treat the children like our own.

What camps do you offer?

We offer a 10-week summer camp program, as well as Spring Break and Winter Break Camps. 

How old do the children have to be?

We accept campers ages 5-12. 

What are the field trips for the 2016 Summer Camp?

Week 1: May 23rd - 27th [Safari Quest]
Week 2: May 31st - June 3rd [Kliebert's Alligator Farm]
Week 3: June 6th - 10th [Yogi Bear]
Week 4: June 13th - 17th [Hammond Fire Station & Police Department + Water Day]
Week 5: June 20th - 24th [AMC Theaters to see Finding Dory]
Week 6: June 27th - July 1st [Audubon Aquarium of the Americas]
Week 7: July 5th - 8th [Louisiana Arts and Science Museum]
Week 8: July 11th - 15th [Hammond Regional Airport + Water Day]
Week 9: July 18th - 22nd [Bowling + Water Day]
Week 10: July 25th - 29th [Elevation Station]

What sets Camp Rec apart from other summer camps in the area?

Our counselors are all college students, certified in First Aid and CPR/AED, and led by our Assistant Director of Field Experience and Youth Programs, Kathy Cusimano.

We keep your child active with structured recreational activities! We have also incorporated new culinary and robotics activities into the weekly camp, as well as Judo and Swimming Lessons as add-on programs!

Our normal camp hours are 9am-4pm. We also offer before care (7-9am) and after care (4-5:45pm) to better suit your needs. 

What's new for the 2016 Summer Camp?

We've incorporated CULINARY and ROBOTICS activities into our weekly program, in addition to all the fun activities you've come to expect from Camp Rec!

What do the new add-on programs entail?

This summer, we've added JUDO and SWIMMINGLESSONS to our camp program. You do not have to be registered for camp to participate in these two-week programs, but you do receive a discounted rate if your child is also enrolled in camp for those selected weeks:

JUDO: June 20th - July 1st, Mon-Fri, 4-6pm

SWIMMING LESSONS: Mon-Thurs, 12-1pm (Weeks TBD)

For more information on these two programs, contact us at

How do I register my child for camp?

There are two options to register your camper:

1. You may fax your registration packet to (985) 549-3532, Attention: Camp Rec Staff. A Membership Assistant will call you to take payment by phone using a Visa, Master Card, or American Express.


2. You may visit the Membership Desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center to complete forms and pay fees.
All checks must be made payable to: Southeastern Louisiana University
All checks MUST include: Driver’s License, Date of Birth, Phone Number,
If P.O. Box – MUST include the Physical Street Address.


Camp Rec 2016 Flyer with Fees


 Below is a chart outlining what is covered when you purchase a week of Camp REC Fee:

What is Covered?

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Field Trip
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Nutritious light snack
  • One Camp REC Shirt (covered with Registration Fee)

What is NOT covered?

  • Additional servings of breakfast and lunch meals
    • $2.00 per entree
  • Additional Camp REC T-shirts
    • $8.00 per shirt
  • Lunch
    • Can be brought from home or
      purchased for $25 for the week


Registration Fee

$25.00 per child / $50 per family
One time fee for the summer
Pennington Center Members are waived


Deposit Fee (Applied to Camp Fees - Per Week)

$25.00 per camper per week of Summer Camp (To reserve their space – NON REFUNDABLE)


1 child attending Summer Camp for 4 weeks: 1 x $25 X 4 = $100.00
Then mark weeks parent is reserving on the registration form


Summer Camp Fees (No Extended Care)

Regular Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
1st Child: $145.00
All Other Children: $140.00 each


Summer Camp Fees (Before OR After Care Included)

Extended Hours: 7:00am – 9:00am OR 4:00pm – 5:45pm
1st Child: $ 160.00
All Other Children: $155.00 each


Summer Camp Fees (Before AND After Care Included)

Extended Hours: 7:00am - 9:00am AND 3:00pm - 5:45pm
1st Child: $175.00
All Other Children: $170.00 each


 NOTE: Camper's fees must be paid in full no later than noon on the Friday prior to the camp week. Once paid, refund request must be made in writing to There is a $35.00 refund processing fee.