Youth Programs

Youth Programs at SRC 

The mission of Camp Highlander is to provide a healthy and safe life style using quality sports and educational instruction to the youth. The mission also includes providing information about good nutrition to fight the obesity issue in youth.

Goals and Objectives

The following are the goals and objectives of the program:

  • Serve youth between the ages of 5-14 years. We will group the participants by age – 5-8years, 9-11 years and 12-14 years since the activities will differ based on the age.
  • Provide a healthy start through good nutrition and physical fitness.
  • Teach youth-centered activities and educational sessions in a safe and positive college/university environment.
  • Provide youth-centered activities through education and sports that nurture the dreams and aspirations of youth to attend college.
  • Provide quality service and reward excellent performance and sportsmanship.

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Youth Programs Specifics

This is a sports camp, so please dress your child in athletic summer attire: shorts, light weighted shirts, socks, sneakers, and/or specified clothing appropriate to the camp’s activities. Please provide sun block for your child.

Programs and Activities: Will focus on developing fundamental motor skills that set the stage for success in sports performance later in life through lead-up games and traditional and non-traditional physical activities. The activities will include the following, but is not limited to - swimming, basketball, flag football, soccer, martial arts, dance, arts and crafts, challenge course, rock climbing, cooking, fitness, and field trips/ outdoor activities.

For the older participants, we will continue to focus on developing fine motor skills as well as beginning instruction on developing skills necessary to participate in specific sports such as soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, swimming, challenge course, and rock climbing. We will partner with other departments to offer educational sessions like math, science, and nutrition.

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pre-camp: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Post-camp: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Session 1 June 25- June 29                 $ 175 SRC Members, $200 for community
Session 2 July 9-July 13                       $ 175 SRC Members, $200 for community
Session 3 July 16-July 20                     $ 175 SRC Members, $200 for community

Refunds, in full or in part, will only be given to individuals who have met both of the following conditions: (1) have paid with a credit card, and (2) have provided documentation of a medical circumstance that hinders participation. Full refunds will only be given if the Director has received notification 48 hours prior to the beginning of the session. Partial refunds will be given if the medial circumstance occurs during the session and will be based on the number of days missed.

On the Sunday before camp begins, from 6pm to 8pm. in the Student Recreation Center, there will be a “get to know the counselors and Camp staff” night. Parents and campers from all sessions are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to get to know the directors and the counselors that your child will be working with. Parents and campers will also have the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a camper will look like.

Each parent/guardian must provide transportation for his/her child to and from the Student Recreation Center. A written authorization will be required for someone other than the parent/guardian to pick up the child. Children cannot be brought to the Student Rec Center prior to 7:30am if they are attending pre-camp, and 8:15am if they are attending Sports Camp. No child may be left unattended to wait for the program staff to arrive. The University of California –Riverside and the Sports Camp staff will not assume responsibility for a child who has not been left in the custody of authorized program staff and/or properly signed in upon arrival for the day. Parents/guardians arriving after 5:30pm will be charged a $15 dollar fee for the first 15 minutes and a $20.00 fee for every 15 minutes thereafter.
Parents/Guardians must sign-in the child when dropping him/her off and also sign-out in the afternoon. Sports Camp staff will only release a child to the people listed on the child’s release form. A picture ID will be required to pick up the child. Parents/guardians may add to the list as needed.
Please note: Please allocate at least 15-20 minutes for the early pick up process.

Campers need to come in athletic attire and bring an appropriate swimsuit, flip flops, sun screen and towel daily.  Each camper will receive a re-fillable water bottle on day one that they will need to bring daily.  Snacks will be provided to each camper daily in the morning; if campers decide to bring additional snacks, Camp Highlander will not provide any fridge or heating options.  Campers are NOT permitted to use vending machines during camp hours. Campers can carry their cell phones, but will not be able to use it during camp hours unless there is an emergency.

We recommend that participants do not bring toys/personal items to the program. The individual participant is responsible for any personal belongings they may bring to camp, including money. We require extensive labeling of all their belongings (swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, snack, lunch box etc.) as a preventive measure for tracking all belongings. We ask that they keep everything in a labeled bag or backpack provided on day one. Campers are NOT to bring CD Players, IPods, MP3 players, personal cell phones, radios, or any other form of technology to the camp unless it is left in their backpacks.
Camp Highlander will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. In addition, staff will not be liable for participant money lost during the program

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