Cougar Kids Camp

The commitment at Cougar Kids Camp is to provide each camper with a fun and exciting experience and the opportunity to learn new things. The camp is for children going into grades 1-7 and promotes physical activity, healthy lifestyles, skill development, cooperation, fairness, fun, and respect for each camper. 

Read more about our camp values.

Cougar Kids Camp Overview

We offer a full-day ( 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) camp from June 17-August 2. Each camp is a full week with different themes, offered Monday through Friday.  Some weeks are prorated due to university-observed holidays. 

Ages for Campers 

Cougar Kids Camp is offered to children entering grades 1-7 for the 2024-25 academic year.  Campers must be at least 6 years old to attend camp. 

Registration Begins March 1st, 2024!

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Staff Contact:

Melanie Rossetti | 509.335.2218

  • Who Can Participate

    Ages 6-12

  • Typical Day

    Every day, the Cougar Kids Camp schedule is designed to incorporate physical activity, educational opportunities, and fun.  Campers will participate in sports, outdoor activities, swimming, leadership activities, and team-building challenges depending on the week.  Each week also offers different themes that tie in activities like demonstrations, learning outcomes, and use of University Recreation facilities like the climbing wall and pool.

  • Types of Activities

    Activities may vary depending on each week's theme. Some things to look forward to include:

    • Swimming & Water Activities
    • New and familiar sports
    • Challenge activities
    • Crafts
    • Obstacle courses
    • Outdoor education
    • Opportunities to experience WSU programs & services
  • Learning Outcomes

    Our camp leaders strive to help Cougar kids develop in:

    • Skill Development
    • Health and Fitness
    • Sportsmanship
    • Cooperation
    • Self Esteem
    • Leadership
  • 2023 Pricing (Per Week)


     Full Day

    Full Day    (prorated Price) 

    *Price prorated Week 1 & 3 of camp in observance of holidays. 

    UREC Member


    *$199 early registration


    *$157 early registration

    Non-UREC Member


    *$215 early registration



    *$170 early registration



    *Early registration deadlines:

    Weeks 1-3: June 1

    Weeks 4-7: July 1

Summer 2024 Weekly Themes

Summer 2024 is an Olympic summer. Get ready for some Olympic-sized fun each week of camp! 

  • Week 1: Opening Ceremonies (June 17-21)

    This week we are partnering with our Fitness department as we open our first camp week! Expect Fitness instructors and personal trainers to program activities such as dance, relay races, obstacle courses, games, and sports! Expect to be active and have lots of fun and a great kickoff for our 2024 CKC Camp Season!  

    We will not have camp on Wednesday,  June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. 

  • Week 2: Beach Sports Weeks (June 24-28)

    This week we partner with our Outdoor programming department. We will explore nature, play at the beach (Beach Volleyball Courts), learn to make shelter and Leave No Trace, and end the week with a trip to Kamiak Butte.  

  • Week 3: Go for Cougar Gold Week (July 1-3, 5 )

    Come celebrate week three with us as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Though we will not be at camp on Thursday, in observance of the Fourth of July, camp is still going to be jam-packed with our favorite activities.  We will spend plenty of time in the pool and at the climbing wall, along with playing our favorite camp games. CKC will also be taking field trips across the WSU Campus. 

  • Week 4: Field Sports Week (July 8-12)

    In our fourth week at camp, our camp athletes compete in our Field Sports! This week campers will try out their team skills in a variety of Field Sports. Campers will get to learn about and play flag football, soccer, kickball, and other field sports.  

  • Week 5: Sports Around the World Week (July 15-19)

    In our fifth week at camp, we learn sports worldwide! This is the week to discover some new sports and explore games throughout history. Throughout the week, campers will  get an opportunity to meet some of our club sport athletes! 

  • Week 6: Water Sports Week (July 22-26)

    In our 6th week of camp our campers will get wet in our water sports week. Campers will get plenty of time in the pool and learn about some water sports. Expect plenty of water-type activities and games this week with our usual trip to the Moscow Water Park! 

  • Week 7: Closing Ceremonies (July 29-August 2)

    As we dive into the last week, our young Cougars will embark on a water-filled journey with epic underwater treasure hunts and exhilarating boat races that will ripple across our camp. But the excitement doesn't stop there – a tidal wave of aquatic activities awaits, each one a chance to make lasting memories. As we approach the grand Closing Ceremonies, let's dive into fun, celebrate our achievements, and wrap up an unforgettable summer at Cougar Kids Camp with a spectacular splash!