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Recreation and Wellness

Youth Sports & Fitness Camp

The Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, accredited by the American Camp Association, began in 1981 with the idea of keeping kids active all summer long. It is an all-sports camp designed for ages 5 - 14 years old. All of our activities are age appropriate and are designed so that every camper has fun!

Our mission is to keep campers active all summer through interactive sports activities that promote teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive attitudes.


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Camp Account

Register for camp, view your schedule, manage payments and more through your online camp account. 

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Camps are offered on a weekly basis for ages 5 - 13. The 2024 camp season will run for 7 weeks beginning June 10 and ending on July 26. Camp hours are 9 AM - 4 PM.

No camp Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth), Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 (Independence Day)

Our camp is divided into six age groups:

  • Ospreys: Ages 5-6
  • Shrimps: Ages 7-8
  • Suns: Age 9
  • Sharks: Age 10
  • Jaguars: Age 11
  • Icemen: Ages 12-13
  • Counselors in Training: Ages 14-15

*Age of camper as of May 31, 2024



Camper pick-up/drop-off is located in front of the John Delaney Student Union, Bldg. 58. The building has a car-loop drive for parents to drive through at pick-up and drop-off. Parking is limited and camp staff will be on site to support the drive through format. Drop-off is between 7:30 AM and 9 AM and pick-up is between 4 PM and 6 PM.

For late drop-offs or early pick-ups, call the Competitive Sports Office at (904) 620-5341. Please note that campers will not be released between 3:30 PM and 4 PM except for emergency situations and approved by the camp director. Camp groups may be in transit from activities back to home room and preparing for the 4 PM - 6 PM pick-up window. 


Camp registration is offered on a weekly basis. Families with multiple children registered together in the same camp and on the same transaction, will receive a 10% discount per week on each additional child registered. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

General Public Weekly Rate: $235

You have the option to pay in full or to be placed on a payment plan*. A non-refundable convenience fee will apply to all transactions.

 *If you choose the payment plan option, payment for the first week the camper is registered will be required at checkout and the following weeks they are registered will be placed on the payment plan. Each Sunday, before the registered week of camp, the payment for that week will be automatically charged. The convenience fee will only be applied to the first week in the payment plan, not the recurring auto-payments.

A $25 fee will be assessed per camper, per week for cancellations.

Discounted Rates

Camp discounts available for parents/guardians that are Military, UNF Students, UNF Staff and UNF Alumni. Each camp season, discounted rates must be set by the office staff. 

To set-up your discounted rate: 

  1. Create your online account
  2. Add all family members to the account
  3. Call the Competitive Sports Office to have your customer type verified and updated in order to enroll at the discounted rate.

Military and UNF discounts cannot be combined. If you do not see your discounted rate during checkout, stop immediately and call the office. Refunds will not be given to those who register at the wrong rate. 

  • Active Military Weekly Rate: $215
  • UNF Faculty/Staff Weekly Rate: $190
  • UNF Alumni Weekly Rate: $190
  • UNF Student Weekly Rate: $145 
*To verify Military status, please plan to visit the office to show proof of Military status.   

**RecWell Camps recognize a UNF Alumni as having graduated from UNF with a 4-year degree. RecWell staff use the university alumni directory to validate this status.

Counselor in Training Program

The CIT Program is designed to prepare the 14 & 15 year old participants with the responsibility of working with children in a camp environment. Through a combination of classroom instruction & hands on experience working with various age groups, CITs will learn communication, organization, leadership skills, and how to manage a camp group effectively while under the supervision of trained camp staff.

  • General Rate: $145

Camper Health Form

The Youth Sports and Fitness Camp requires a Camper Health Form for each camper. The information supports one of our goals to provide a safe and healthy summer day camp environment. The form is based off American Camping Association (ACA) standards and best practices. Youth Sports and Fitness Camp is proud to be accredited by the ACA since 2019. The form can be found in the Parent Packet which is available on your online camp account.

Daily Activities, Weekly Field Trips and Lunch


The Youth Sports and Fitness Camp offers a variety of activities to keep kids active all summer long. These activities include, but are not limited to indoor/outdoor free play, indoor rock climbing, fitness activities, weekly field trips, and swimming at the UNF Competition Pool. Various recreation sports, such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc. will be scheduled throughout the week and there will no longer be a weekly theme.

Summer Camp Pool

Swimming takes place at the Competition Pool Complex, adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex. Water depths vary from 4 feet, 2 inches to 5 feet. Camps swim in their age groups with 45-minute swim times available Monday - Thursday (weather permitting). 

Camper Safety

Camper safety is our priority. Certified lifeguards are on duty and camp counselor are actively engaged with campers either on the pool deck or in the water. Swim tests are given by the lifeguards on the first day of camp each week. Campers returning from week to week will take the swim test again. The purpose of taking it again is to complete the swimming safety records required for each group, each week of camp. To successfully complete the swim test and swim without a life jacket, campers must swim a distance of 25 yards across the pool demonstrating coordinated arm and leg movement, rhythmic breathing, and without needing assistance or being too fatigued at the end. This swim test provides a safety gauge for lifeguards to determine if a camper can safely swim for the duration of their swim time in a pool with varied depths up to 5 feet. Camp counselors log the swim test and life jacket results throughout each camp week. Campers may re-attempt the swim test throughout the week. US Coast Guard life jackets are provided to children who do not pass the swim test. Swim lessons are not available.

Please contact Jeni Ritter, RecWell Senior Pool Coordinator at for more information about camp pool safety practice.

Field Trips

Field trips are held every Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM. We will be unable to accept late drop-offs or early pick-ups on these days. 

Week 1: Bowling

Week 2: Pump It Up (5-8 yrs.) and Skate Station (9-13 yrs.)

Week 3: Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game (Field Trip on Wednesday)

Week 4: Campus Cookout 

Week 5: Chuck E. Cheese (5-8 yrs.) and Skate City (9-13 yrs.)

Week 6: Movie Theatre (movie TBD)

Week 7: Campus Play Day - Inflatables and Bounce Houses (5-8 yrs.) and Top Golf (9-13 yrs.)

Lunch Option

The Youth Sport and Fitness Camp offers a lunch option for campers for an additional $45 per week. Payment is due each Monday of camp attendance.

Payment can be made by check or credit card. For check payments, made payable to Mayes Food Service, they can be delivered to a camp counselor at drop-off. For credit card payments, use Mayes Concessions online payment system.

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One entree item offered each day, depending on availability. Entrees include, but are not limited to, hotdogs and hamburgers, sloppy joes, pizza, tacos, philly subs, chicken nuggets, ravioli, grilled chicken sandwiches and  cold cut sandwiches. Each entree comes with a drink, chips, and salad bar. Additional items for daily purchase include popcorn, nachos with cheese, chicken nuggets, and ice cream. 

On field trip days, campers will receive a bagged lunch.

Orientation & Open House

Orientation is great for new and returning families to get practical information from the Camp Director and to learn more about the camp. Families who want to visit the campus and meet camp staff are encouraged to attend Camp Open House. Open House will be Wednesday, June 5 at 6 PM in the Student Union Ballroom (3rd floor). Facility staff will direct camp families to the meeting room. Parking is available in the Arena Parking Garage 38 and Lot 34 behind the Arena.


Still have questions? Call The Competitive Sports Office at (904) 620-5341.