Youth Programs

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

Healthy Herd Youth Camp

Join the action-packed Healthy Herd Youth Camp for a day of games, activities, and swimming. Energetic counselors mentor and coach kids aged 5-12 in a safe environment. Activities change daily, and advanced registration is a must due to limited capacity. Bring a water bottle, wear comfy clothes, pack lunch, towel, and swimwear for a thrilling experience!

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Healthy Herd Youth Camp provides equal opportunities to all applicants. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of enrollment at Healthy Herd Youth Camp.

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 will be provided. Max of 60 kids. Kids Night Out is for children between the ages of 5-12 and takes place from 5 pm-9 pm.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15

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Youth Fitness Orientation

To help young members ages 9-17 learn the basics of proper, effective and safe use of cardio and strength equipment, our Personal Trainers offer private equipment orientations. This complimentary service is available and free to all current and new youth members. They will learn training techniques to maximize the benefits of their exercise program and review appropriate etiquette and behavior guidelines. The orientation is 30 minutes long. Youth fitness orientations are available upon request, by filling out the request form.

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Youth Aquatics Programs

Learn more about our Swim School group lessons and private swim lessons on our Aquatics page.

For more information about Youth Programs, please contact:


Zach Kula
Assistant Director of Programs: Competitive Sports, Camps & Outdoor Pursuits
Email: kula@marshall.edu
Telephone: 304-696-4652

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402 Thundering Herd Dr.
Huntington, WV, 25755

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