Youth Programs

The Recreation Center is home to a variety of youth camps and programs for kids of all ages. Our youth camps, such as Healthy Herd and Kid’s Night Out, emphasize developing healthy lifestyles through participation in physical activities. We offer multiple youth fitness programs here at the Rec!

Healthy Herd


Healthy Herd Youth Camp is an active day camp, full of games, activities, climbing and swimming. Specific activities vary on a day to day basis, and theme weeks all lend to a fun “not boring” camp. Out camp counselors have the energy to match the campers, and act as mentors and coaches to provide a safe environment for campers to grow. All youth camps are for children ages 4-12, no exceptions. For more information on camp registration deadlines and prices give us a call at 304-696-4732.

Download the Summer 2019 Camp Save the Date (PDF).

Download the Summer 2019 Youth Camp Program Guide (PDF).

2019 Summer Youth Camp: May 28th through August 9th
Members: $95 *Early Bird Rate through May 10th
Non-members: $125 *Early Bird Rate through May 10th
Members: $125 *Standard Registration Price
Non-members: $150 *Standard Registration Price
*Rates are per week

2019 Summer Themes
Week 1: May 28-31 | Hometown Heroes
Week 2: June 3-7 | Animal Planet
Week 3: June 10-14 | Just Dance
Week 4: June 17-21 | Splish Splash
Week 5: June 24-28 | All American
Week 6: July 1-3, 5 | Superhero
Week 7: July 8-12 | Fun & Fitness
Week 8: July 15-19 | Wild & Wonderful
Week 9: July 22-26 | Journey to Atlantis
Week 10: July 29-August 2 | World Cup
Week 11: August 5-9 | Picnic & Paddle

Kid’s Night Out


Drop the kids off for a night out at the Marshall Rec! They won’t even miss you with a full line-up of activities at the Rec. Swimming, climbing, and playing team sports will keep them busy while you enjoy some free time. Dinner is provided.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15

Marshall Rec Center will be hosting Kid’s Night Out each semester.

Fall 2019:

  • Dates coming soon!

Register Online


Youth Kayak Clinic


This clinic is designed for those who have not paddled a kayak but want to learn! The clinic covers a range of skills like paddling strokes and proper equipment use. Student-to-instructor ratios are kept to 8:1, so you can be sure to get individual attention. All equipment is provided. Beginners are welcome. Advanced registration is required. No classes are currently offered, check back for upcoming clinic dates and times. 


Register Online


Members: $45
Non-Members: $68

Youth Climbing Clinic


This clinic is designed for those who have never tried indoor rock climbing but want to learn. The clinic covers a range of skills like belaying, knot tying, and proper equipment use. Student-to-instructor ratios are kept 6:1, so you can be sure to get individual attention. All equipment is provided. Beginners are welcome. Advanced registration is required.


Register Online


Members: $45
Non-members: $68

For more information about Youth Programs, please contact:


JoEllen Cornelius
Assistant Director of Fitness & Well-being


Email: corneliusj@marshall.edu


Telephone: (304) 696-4107