Active Illini Day Camp



Welcome Illini families! Summer is quickly approaching and being the caregiver to elementary school children means scrambling to find somewhere to send them for the day. Look no further!

Campus Recreation is excited to offer another year of Active Illini Day Camp: a summer camp program for elementary school children in the Champaign-Urbana community. The program is open to rising first graders through rising sixth graders.


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Active Illini Day Camp utilizes Campus Recreation's state-of-the-art facilities, CRCE Monday-Thursday, and the ARC on Fridays.


Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)

1102 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61820

  • Family pool with a slide and outdoor deck
  • 3 full-sized basketball courts
  • 3 full-sized racquetball courts
  • Multi-purpose space
  • The Illini Grove with sand volleyball courts and shaded grass areas

201 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

  • 35.5 foot climbing wall
  • 10 full-sized indoor basketball courts
  • 7 multi-purpose rooms
  • Campus Bike Center
  • Instructional kitchen
  • 4 turf fields
  • Outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts


Registration & Logistics

Register Dates/Hours Cost

Registration for Summer 2024 will open on Wednesday, February 21. Come back to this page for the registration link.

Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 2*

  • Operating hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Early arrival: 7:30 – 8:30am (no additional cost)
  • Post care: 4:30 – 5:30pm (no additional cost)

*No camp Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 5

Cost is dependent on membership status at the time of billing.

Campus Rec Members: $225/week

Non-members: $270/week


Activities & Programming

Active Illini Day Camp engages participants in active, collaborative, and educational programming throughout the day. Your camper will participate in group and independent activities, providing social and individual skills development. Daily activities will be held both indoors and outdoors (weather dependent). Recreational programming, such as games, sports, and movement-based play, is balanced with laid-back activities such as puzzles, crafts, and reading.

Active Illini Day Camp also takes weekly field trips around the UIUC campus, giving your camper the opportunity to experience many of the wonderful amenities and people the university has to offer. More information about field trips will be forthcoming!

Campers are split into three age groups:

  • 5-6 years old: Orange
  • 7-9 years old: Blue
  • 10-12 years old: Illini


  • Lunch: Campers are required to bring their lunch Monday-Thursday of every week. While at the ARC every Friday, campers will walk across the street to the Ikenberry Dining Hall where lunch will be provided.
  • Snacks: Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Alternative snack options will be provided to campers with allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Nut policy: We will not be enforcing a no-nut policy at Active Illini Day Camp.


Meet the Team

Full-Time Staff
Evan Scott

Evan Scott

Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Community Programs
(217) 333-6752

Andrew Kuchem

Andrew Kuchem

Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Community Programs
(217) 244-7068

Part-Time Staff

Our staff will be composed of three different positions. Camp Coordinators, Group Leads, and Camp Counselors. All are dedicated to your ensuring first and foremost that campers are safe, but also ensuring campers enjoy themselves and are following the rules put in place by the admin team.

Camp Coordinators

This position serves as the on-site camp supervisor. They will be in charge of the facilitation and implementation of the day-to-day schedule as well the supervision of both camp staff and campers alike. Our Camp Coordinators have a multitude of experiences with youth programming and are passionate about the growth and development of young people in our community. They will report to the admin team and will assist them in administrative duties as well.

Group Leads

This position will serve as the manager of their designated age group and will lead them through their daily activities. They will lead the daily activities for their age group. They will ensure the safety of all campers and move their group through the daily schedule in a timely manner. This position will also supervise all Camp Counselors working in their group. Group Leads will report both to the Camp Coordinators and the admin team.

Camp Counselors

The Camp Counselor position will be responsible for assisting in the supervision and safety of all children in their group. This position will interact consistently with the children under their supervision with energy and intentionality. Camp Counselors will report to their Group Leads and Camp Coordinators.