U-CREATE Summer Camp is a camp for kids ages 6-12 designed to be an active camp that both educates and stimulates while having fun!

Join U-CREATE: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! in summer 2021 for an array of sports, recreational activities, crafts, and team building challenges that meet the diverse interests and capabilities of our campers. Campers can look forward to taking part in 3-D printing, stop-motion animation, engineering and architectural experiments, campus-wide scavenger hunts, and the painting of a mural on our very own camp wall. Leave your mark—build meaningful relationships with fellow campers and staff & create your U-CREATE legacy this summer. All of our camp counselors are CPR/AED and First Aid certified for children. The camp will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., beginning June 7.

We will continue to have:
  • Campers ages 6-12
  • Group activities
  • Pool time
  • Climbing wall access
  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • On-campus exploration
  • Before Care (7:30am-9:00am)
  • After Care Swim Lessons (4:30pm-5:30pm)
New this summer:
  • 40 camper per week cap
  • Cohorts of 6-8 campers
  • Age oriented activities
  • Staggered pool times
  • Two separate lunch hours
  • Masks required
  • Physical distancing
  • 3-D Printing
  • Mural project!

Camp Hours Member* Non-Member
Before Care 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM $20.00/session $25.00/session
Full Day 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM $120.00/session $150.00/session
After Care 4:30 PM - 5:30PM $20.00/session $25.00/session

To receive member pricing, a parent or legal guardian of the enrolled child must be a member at the time of registration and also for the registered session(s).

Pricing for camps and before/after care are per session. Each week counts as a session. For example, if you sign up 3 children for 1 week, that is 3 sessions.

*Registration must be completed the Friday before the camp session begins.*


Campers should bring lunch with them that does not require refrigeration or a microwave. Lunch will not be provided dring camp. 

Discounts and Pricing Differences

  • UMSL Student and Employee Discount: All UMSL Students and Employees will receive Member Pricing for camp and Before/After Care.
  • A 10% discount will be added for multi-camper enrollment from the same household.


Camp Weeks

Week 1: June 7-11    FULL    
Week 2: June 14-18    FULL
Week 3: June 21-25    FULL
Week 4: June 28-July 2    FULL  
OFF:       July 5-9 
Week 5: July 12-16    FULL
Week 6: July 19-23    FULL
Week 7: July 26-30    FULL

Registration opens on Friday, March 5. Both in-person and online registration will be open. 

In-Person Registration

Individuals can register at the Recreation and Wellness Center Triton Trading Post anytime the facility is open. Please allow approximately 15-20 minutes for registration. 

Online Registration

Please read through all options and select from the one that applies to you. Follow the directions listed:

  1. Adult enrolling child is a member of the Recreation and Wellness Center or an UMSL Student or Faculty/Staff/Retiree of UMSL, and the child being enrolled is a member on the adult's account:
    Child can be enrolled through the Online Member Portal. If you are a member and have not gotten access to your online account, click here
  2. Adult enrolling child is a member of the Recreation and Wellness Center or an UMSL Student or Faculty/Staff/Retiree of UMSL, but the child is not member's on the adult's account:
    The member who will be enrolling the child in camp needs to complete this FORM. After form has been submitted, you will receive email confirmation within 48 hours that you can proceed with registering the child through the Online Member Portal. If you are a member and have not gotten access to your online account, click here
  3. Adult and Child are not members of the Recreation and Wellness Center:
    The adult who will be enrolling the child in camp needs to complete this FORM. After form has been submitted, you will receive an email within 48 hours with instructions on how to register online.

*Registration must be completed the Friday before the camp session begins*

  • In the past, each week had a different theme. What are the themes this year?
    • This year we have one overarching theme for the summer: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! Throughout each week, campers will have greater opportunities to choose their athletic, educational, recreational, and artistic activities with the intention of creating a more enriching and holistic experience. 
  • Do you offer a discount if I register more than one child?
    • Yes, we offer a 10% discount for each child registered from the same RWC account/household.
  • My child is 5 years old this summer. Can I register them for camp?
    • Our age bracket is 6-12. However, if your child will be turning 6 during our camp season/during the week(s) for which they will be registered, they may attend. If your child is 12 and will be turning 13 during any of our camp sessions in the summer, they can still enroll! 
  • Can I register online?
    • Yes, you can register online on our website https://www.umsl.edu/campusrecreation/youthprograms/ucreatesummercamp-page.html through the Online Member Portal. If the parent/guardian does not already exist in CSI as a member or camp non-member, they must fill out the FORM under “Online Registration” > “Adult and Child are not members of the Recreation and Wellness Center,” so they can receive their online credentials to log into the portal. 
  • When is the registration deadline?
    • The deadline for registration for each week is the Friday before the start of the week your camper will be attending.
  • How can I receive member pricing?
    • The parent/guardian registering the camper must be the main member on the account and have an active membership at the time of registration and during the month(s) in which the camper is enrolled.
  • Can I register my child under the account of their grandparent/relative who has an active membership to receive member pricing?
    • Yes, you can register your child under the account of a relative to receive member pricing as long as that member is 18+ years old.
  • How will I receive the Medical History & Information Form?
    • The email address provided on the main member’s account will receive an email immediately following registration that includes the Medical History & Information Form, the Facility Waiver, and the Climbing Wall Waiver.
  • When is the Medical History & Information Form due?
    • The form should be submitted by the Monday prior to the start of the week in which your camper is registered. However, we ask that you submit the form as early as possible.
  • Do you offer Before Care?
    • Yes, we offer Before Care from 7:30am-9:00am for $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members for the week.

  • Do you offer After Care?
    • Yes, we offer After Care swim lessons from 4:30pm-5:30pm for $30 for Members and $50 for Non-Members for the week.
  • Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
    • You will drop off and pick up your child at Parking Lot C south of the Recreation and Wellness Center. There will be signs to specify from which group you will be picking up your child(ren) to maintain social distancing.
  • What if I want someone besides myself (the parents/guardians), to pick up my child?
    • You can have the individual(s) added to the Authorized Pick Up List upon registering in person. If you would like to add other authorized pick up persons later on, you can inform the Camp Coordinator, Chrystal, who will make note of this change.
  • Can I pick up my child early in the case of another engagement (e.g., doctor’s appointment)?
    • Yes. Please notify us ahead if you plan to pick up your child early. If you are picking up your child before the end of the camp day, a staff member will meet you with your child at the Welcome Desk of the facility with a sign-out sheet. 
  • What if my child does not want to take swim lessons for After Care?
    • We offer the option for your child to hang out in our designated activities room where they can participate in unstructured play and activities (i.e., coloring, drawing, puzzles, table games, etc.).
  • In the case that I remove my child in the middle of the week due to COVID-19, will I be given a refund?
    • Yes, you will receive a prorated refund.   
  • Will masks be required?
    • Yes, masks will be required by all staff, campers, and visitors. You can refer to U-CREATE Summer Camp’s COVID Playbook, which outlines our Face Covering Policy.
  • Will snacks be provided?
    • Snacks will not be provided. We recommend sending your child with snacks for our two snack times (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). 
  • Are lunches included?
    • Lunches are not included. Campers are asked to bring a packed lunch that does not require refrigeration or the use of a microwave. 
  • Do you take field trips?
    • We do not take field trips off UMSL’s campus. However, we will have on-campus exploration activities.
  • Will campers still be swimming this summer?
    • Yes, campers can look forward to swimming every day but in smaller groups at different times. 
  • My child has a friend with whom they would like to be grouped. Can we make requests for our child to be placed in the same cohort as their friend(s)?
    • Yes. While we cannot guarantee that your child will be in the same group as their friend (groups are based on age), we will do our best to honor your request.

We are hiring Summer Camp Counselors! Click the link below to apply to be a camp counselor. Applications will begin to be reviewed on April 5. 


Summer Camp Counselor positions are not affiliated with the University. Email Emily at davidsoneb@umsl.edu for any questions!

Contact information:

For information regarding the U-CREATE Summer Kids Camp, please contact Emily Davidson at (314) 516-2347 or davidsoneb@umsl.edu