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 offer multiple youth fitness programs here at the Rec!

Marshall Rec Youth Camp

The Marshall Camp is an active full-day camp and is full of games, activities, and swimming. Specific activities vary on a day to day basis. Our camp counselors have the energy to match the campers, and act as mentors and coaches to provide a safe environment for campers to grow. Rec Camp is for children ages 5-12. Snack will be provided each day or campers may bring their own snack. Advanced registration is required as capacity is limited to 36 campers. Additional safety measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all campers and staff, such as temperature checks upon arrival and social distancing. Masks will be required for campers and staff members.

Stay tuned for our next Marshall Rec Kids 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 is provided and masks are required. Marshall Rec Center will be hosting Kid’s Night Out each semester.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15

Friday 1/22- Snow Day
Friday 2/12 – Pajama Party
March 12 – Spring Splash
Friday 4/16 – Adventure Night

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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. Dates coming soon!

Members: $40
Non-members: $60

Youth Fitness Orientation

To help young members ages 6-15 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 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. Youth fitness orientations are available upon request; reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance. The sessions last around 30 minutes and are free to youth members. Register at the Pro Shop.

Youth Aquatics Programs

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

For More Information on Youth Programs:

Jonathan Sanders

Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps
Telephone: 304-696-4652


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Marshall University
Recreation Center
402 Thundering Herd Dr.
Huntington, WV, 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4732

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