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, such as our Youth Aquatic program, which offers swim lessons for a variety of skill levels.

Healthy Herd


Healthy Herd Youth Camps are held throughout the summer and holiday breaks during the school year. Drop your kids off during their break from school at the Rec to play great games, create awesome crafts, swim, and rock climb! All they need is a swimsuit, towel, change of clothes and closed toed shoes. For more information on camp registration deadlines and prices give us a call at 304-696-4732.


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Download the Healthy Herd Youth Camp Summer Program Guide (PDF)


Download the Healthy Herd Youth Camp Code of Conduct (PDF)


Download the 2018 Spring/Summer Camp Schedule (PDF)


Download the Youth Camp Health History Form (PDF)


Download the STAR Camp Flyer for WVSA Campers (PDF)

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. Stay tuned for new dates!


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Youth Kayak Clinic


Join the Marshall Recreation Center for the 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.


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Members: $45
Non-Members: $68

Youth Climbing Clinic


Join Marshall Campus Recreation for the 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.


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Members: $45
Non-members: $68

For more information about Youth Programs, please contact:

Chad Steen

Chad Steen
Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation & Youth Programs


Email: steenc@marshall.edu


Telephone: (304) 696-4653


For more information about Youth Programs, please contact:

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer
Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps


Email: schaeferm@marshall.edu


Telephone: (304) 696-4101