Summer CampREC

Are you looking for a fun and energetic summer camp for your child this upcoming summer? Summer CampREC at the Vandalia Recreation Center is the place to be! Each week will be filled with recreational activities, swimming, climbing wall time, engaging presentations, a weekly field trip and more!

Summer CampREC Details

Ages: 6 to 12 years old

  • Children must be 6 before Tuesday, May 31 and cannot turn 13 before Friday, August 12.

Location: Vandalia Recreation Center

Hours: Camp runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm with structured activities during that time. FREE extended hours are available from 7:30am – 9:00am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Summer CampREC Registration

Registration for Summer CampREC begins on Monday, April 11 at 7:00am. You can register online by clicking here or you register at the Vandalia Recreation Center Front Desk. Register online Monday, April 11 through Monday, April 18 and receive a $15 VRC gift card that will be mailed to you. Registration continues throughout the summer if spots are available.  Summer CampREC fills up quickly so we recommend you register as early as you can.

Summer CampREC Scholarship

The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department administers a Youth Scholarship Fund for Vandalia-Butler students who may need financial assistance to access programs such as Youth Sports Athletic Leagues, CampREC Summer Camp, and a Youth Membership at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Click here for more information. 

Summer CampREC Fees & Payment Process

Number of ChildrenResident / VRC MemberNon-Resident
1st Child$140 per week$160 per week
2nd Child$125 per week$145 per week
3rd Child$120 per week$140 per week
4 or More Children$115 per week$135 per week
Field Trip Days$50$60

The discount for the 2nd,3rd and 4th+ child applies to children living in the same household and enrolled in the same week. When registering your child for camp, you are required to pay a deposit of $25 per child per week to hold your child’s weekly spot for camp. This deposit fee will be subtracted from your total weekly payment fee for camp and is non-refundable. Please note: You will not be able to change from a weekly enrollment to a daily enrollment.

The rest of the payment for the week is due by 6:30pm on the Friday 10 days prior to each week the child is enrolled. If you fail to pay your balance in full, your child will be un-enrolled from the corresponding week of camp and you will lose your $25 deposit.

If your child is unable to attend any week of camp for which they are enrolled, you must contact the Recreation Programs Manager at in writing 10 days prior to the week enrolled.  If this is completed, you will not be held responsible for the week’s remaining balance, but the $25 deposit will be forfeited. This will be permitted TWICE per child during the camp season. If you do not give a 10 day notice in writing, you will be responsible for the week’s payment regardless of attendance.

Summer CampREC Weekly Timeline

Weekly Activity NumberDaysDateTimeWeek ThemePayment Due Date
Tuesday – Friday
May 31 – June 3
7:30am - 5:30pmSummer Kickoff
May 20
Monday – Friday
June 6 - June 107:30am - 5:30pm
Space is the Place
May 27
Monday – Friday
June 13 - June 177:30am - 5:30pm
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3
Monday – Friday
June 20 - June 247:30am - 5:30pm
The Great Outdoors
June 10
Monday – Friday
June 27 - July 17:30am - 5:30pmArtistic Adventures
June 17
220001-FTuesday – Friday
July 5 - July 87:30am - 5:30pm
Party in the U.S.A
June 24
Monday – Friday
July 11 - July 157:30am - 5:30pm
Camp Survivor
July 1
Monday – Friday
July 18 - July 227:30am - 5:30pm
Silly Science
July 8
Monday – Friday
July 25 - July 297:30am - 5:30pm
Camp Olympia
July 15
Monday – Friday
August 1 - August 57:30am - 5:30pm
All About Animals
July 22
Monday – Friday
August 8-August 127:30am - 5:30pm
End of Summer Spectacular
July 29

Summer CampREC Field Trips Timeline

Camp takes a weekly field trip to various places every Wednesday. Any child signed up for a field trip day must attend the field trip. There will be no supervision at the VRC while the camp is on the field trip. All field trip fees are included in the weekly fee

Field Trip  Activity NumberDayDateField Trip
220004-00WednesdayJune 1Skateworld
WednesdayJune 8
Get Air
WednesdayJune 15
Troy Aquatic Park
June 22Learning Tree Farm
June 29Boonshoft Museum
WednesdayJuly 6Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center
July 13MVRAC Field Trip Day
July 20COSI
July 27Adventure Reef Water Park
August 3Cincinnati Zoo
August 10Tipp City Aquatic Center
Summer CampREC Group Photo
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Summer Camp Picture 2
Summer Camp Picture 1
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