Summer CampREC

Are you looking for a fun and energetic summer camp for your child this upcoming summer? Summer CampREC at the Vandalia Recreation Center is the place to be! Each week will be filled with recreational activities, swimming, climbing wall time, engaging presentations, a weekly field trip and more!

Summer CampREC Details

Ages: 6 to 12 years old

  • Children must be 6 before Tuesday, May 30 and cannot turn 13 before Friday, August 11.

Location: Vandalia Recreation Center

Hours: Camp runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm with structured activities during that time. FREE extended hours are available from 7:30am – 9:00am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Summer CampREC Registration

Registration for Summer CampREC begins on Monday, April 17 at 7:00am. You can register online by clicking here or you register at the Vandalia Recreation Center Front Desk. Register online Monday, April 17 through Monday, April 24 and receive a $15 VRC gift card that will be mailed to you. Registration continues throughout the summer if spots are available.  Summer CampREC fills up quickly so we recommend you register as early as you can.

Summer CampREC Scholarship

The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department administers a Youth Scholarship Fund for Vandalia-Butler students who may need financial assistance to access programs such as Youth Sports Athletic Leagues, CampREC Summer Camp, and a Youth Membership at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Click here for more information. 

Summer CampREC Fees & Payment Process

Number of ChildrenResident / VRC MemberNon-Resident
1st Child$145 per week$165 per week
2nd Child$130 per week$150 per week
3rd Child$120 per week$140 per week
4 or More Children$115 per week$135 per week
Field Trip Days$55 per field trip$65 per field trip

*Weekly enrollment includes the field trip. You do not have to pay the field trip fee if you are purchasing a weekly enrollment.

The discount for the 2nd,3rd and 4th+ child applies to children living in the same household and enrolled in the same week. When registering your child for camp, you are required to pay a deposit of $25 per child per week to hold your child’s weekly spot for camp. This deposit fee will be subtracted from your total weekly payment fee for camp and is non-refundable. Please note: You will not be able to change from a weekly enrollment to a daily enrollment.

The rest of the payment for the week is due by 6:30pm on the Friday 10 days prior to each week the child is enrolled. If you fail to pay your balance in full, your child will be un-enrolled from the corresponding week of camp and you will lose your $25 deposit.

If your child is unable to attend any week of camp for which they are enrolled, you must contact the Recreation Programs Manager at in writing 10 days prior to the week enrolled.  If this is completed, you will not be held responsible for the week’s remaining balance, but the $25 deposit will be forfeited. This will be permitted TWICE per child during the camp season. If you do not give a 10 day notice in writing, you will be responsible for the week’s payment regardless of attendance.

Summer CampREC Weekly Timeline

Weekly Activity NumberDaysDateTimeWeek ThemePayment Due Date
Tuesday – Friday
May 30 – June 2
7:30am - 5:30pmSummer Kickoff
May 19
Monday – Friday
June 5 - June 97:30am - 5:30pm
Space & Technology
May 26
Monday – Friday
June 12 - June 167:30am - 5:30pm
Healthy Lifestyle
June 2
Monday – Friday
June 19 - June 237:30am - 5:30pm
The Great Outdoors
June 9
Monday – Friday
June 26 - June 307:30am - 5:30pmArtistic Adventures
June 16
220001-FMonday – Friday (No Tuesday, 4th of July)
July 3 - July 77:30am - 5:30pm
Party in the U.S.A
June 23
Monday – Friday
July 10 - July 147:30am - 5:30pm
Beach VacationJune 30
Monday – Friday
July 17 - July 217:30am - 5:30pm
Silly Science
July 7
Monday – Friday
July 24 - July 287:30am - 5:30pm
Camp Olympia
July 14
Monday – Friday
July 31 - August 47:30am - 5:30pm
All About Animals
July 21
Monday – Friday
August 7 - August 117:30am - 5:30pm
End of Summer Spectacular
July 28

Summer CampREC Field Trips Timeline

Camp takes a weekly field trip to various places every Wednesday. Any child signed up for a field trip day must attend the field trip. There will be no supervision at the VRC while the camp is on the field trip. All field trip fees are included in the weekly fee

Field Trip  Activity NumberDayDateField Trip
220004-00WednesdayMay 31Skateworld
WednesdayJune 7
Get Air
WednesdayJune 14
Ohio Caverns
June 21Learning Tree Farm
June 28Outside the Box Art Studio
WednesdayJuly 5Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center
July 12Troy Aquatic Center
July 19COSI
July 26Adventure Reef Water Park
August 2Cincinnati Zoo
August 9Tipp City Aquatic Center
Summer CampREC Group Photo
Summer Camp Picture 3
Summer Camp Picture 2
Summer Camp Picture 1
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