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A summer camp for children 6-12 years old

Important 2024 update: To align with the University of Texas System policies and guidelines for camps, the minimum age is now six years old.

Campus Recreation is proud to offer a recreational day camp every summer for the youth of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.

The Little Jack Rec Camp program is a fun, recreational, motivational and educational adventure for children ages 6-12. Camp sessions are one week in length and structured like a normal day of regular school with campers moving through our facilities, participating in different programs throughout the day.

Sessions emphasize some core values of our department: teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and fun. All activities have a noncompetitive nature, and staff work with campers to improve basic skills used in most sports. The camp is non-sport specific, and activities are geared toward beginner and intermediate skill levels.

Curious about the Little Jack Rec Camp experience?

Our LJRC Kickoff Day is the perfect opportunity for new campers to explore the typical schedule of activities and get a head start on making new friends! LJRC Kickoff Day is open to new and returning campers, ages 6-12.

May 29, 2024

Details and registrations for LJRC Kickoff Day

You may start dropping off children between 8 and 8:30 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot, located off of Wilson Drive on the north side of the building near Steen Library and the Bush Mathematical Sciences Building.

Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 3:50 p.m. You can pick up children between 4 and 4:30 p.m. from the front of Student Recreation Center parking lot. Late care is not available for this one-day session.

Summer camp online registration is open!

  • Campus Recreation Members: $170 (parent/legal guardian must be member)
  • Non-Members: $195

Multi-Week discounts are not available at this time.

Week 3 (June 17-21) prorated price:

The Student Recreation Center will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth. We will not have camp on this day.

  • Week 3 prorated amount for Campus Rec members: $127
  • Week 3 prorated amount for Non-Members: $152

2024 camp dates

Camper capacity is 75 children per session.

  • Week 1: June 3-7
  • Week 2: June 10-14
  • Week 3: June 17-21
    • No camp June 19
  • Week 4: June 24-28
  • No camp July 1-5
  • Week 5: July 8-12
  • Week 6: July 15-19
  • Week 7: July 22-26
  • Week 8: July 29-Aug. 2

Drop off and pick up

Sessions take place Monday through Friday (note the change for 2024 week 3).

Drop off

Available 8-8:30 a.m. in Lot 14

Form a line and stay inside your vehicle in the parking lot/loading dock area on the north side of the building near Steen Library and the Bush Mathematical Sciences Building. Our camp staff will help campers out of the car and into the Student Recreation Center. 

Pick up

Pick up between 4-4:30 p.m. following the same route as drop off. 

Additional details and expectations regarding drop off/pick up will be sent via email.

Late care

Limited to 10 campers per week, late care enrollment will close when a session has reached capacity.

For those who enroll, late care is available from 4-6 p.m. and costs an extra $25 per session. Any pickup after 6 p.m. will cost an additional $15 for every 15 minutes. Parents must pick up children from the Student Recreation Center meeting room.

Children who are not enrolled in late care and not picked up by 4:30 p.m. will be kept at the cost of $10 for every 15 minutes. If you know you are going to be late, call the Student Recreation Center administrative office at 936.468.3507 and notify the office staff.

Age Groups

Children will be split into three groups:

  • Ages 6 and 7
  • Ages 8 and 9
  • Ages 10 to 12

Schedule Overview

Specific activities are age appropriate and rotate each day. The timeline serves as a guide and may be modified at the discretion of a camp coordinator.

8 a.m.Drop off and morning activity
8:30 a.m.Morning announcements and group instructions
8:40 a.m.Activity One
9:20 a.m.Snack
9:40 a.m.Activity Two
10:30 a.m.Activity Three
NoonLunch and movie
2 p.m.Activity Four
2:45 p.m.Activity Five
3:30 p.m.Activity Six
3:50 p.m.LJRC cheer, prepare for pick up

Snacks and Lunch

Snacks and lunches are not provided, so send your child with drinks and nutritious foods that do not need to be heated.


Refunds are not guaranteed, but can be requested in person at the Student Recreation Center administration office. Refunds require approval from Campus Rec administrative staff and are subject to an administration fee. Your refund amound is based on the date Campus Rec is notified of your request for a refund.

LJRC refund schedule
Refund Request DateRefund Amount
At least 8 days prior to session start90%
1-7 days prior to session start85%
After session start75%

In the event that LJRC must be canceled by Campus Rec staff, you will receive a full refund.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes
  • Water bottle with child’s name
  • Lunch (nothing that needs to be re-heated or kept cold by Campus Rec staff)
  • Swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, flip-flops/sandals, goggles, etc.


Contact Campus Recreation

Hours of Operation
Call: Administrative Desk: 936.468.3507
Welcome Desk: 936.468.8400
Visit: Student Recreation Center
Staff Directory


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962