Kids Camp

Kids Camp

While at the DAC, campers experience a unique program with art, sports, outdoor activities (summer), games, indoor swimming and field trips – traveling via public transportation to each destination. Camp runs from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. with extended care available for $8 an hour. Extended care must be arranged in advance. Camps are open to children ages 5–12, and are available for both members and non-members. The Downtown Athletic Club holds Kids’ Camps during holiday vacation, spring break, and throughout the summer.

Daily Schedule

Each week’s schedule includes daily field trips,
swimming, arts and crafts, and free play.

8:00 – 9:00a Drop-off at the DAC
10:00a Scheduled Activities
12:00p Lunch
2:00p Swimming
4:00p Pick-up at the DAC
4:00 – 6:00p Extended Care*

*Extended Care is $8 per hour and must be arranged in advance.


Weekly Schedule

Week #1 // June 26 – June 30 // Artsy/Craftsy
Movie Day • Potter’s Quarter • Sidewalk Chalk and Scavenger Hunt • Library and Park Day • Science Factory
Week #2 // July 3 – July 7 // Enjoy the Outdoors
Hike Skinner Butte • NO CAMP JULY 4 • Delta Ponds Nature Walk • Soccer at Amazon Park • River Walk to Alton Baker
Week #3 // July 10 – July 14 // All Over
Movie Day • Skinner Butte Splash and Play • Bowling • Grass Games • Skate World
Week #4 // July 17 – July 21 // A Walk in the Park
Ice Cream Making • Chalk Art • Washington Park • Watermelon Sculpting/ Spitting Contest • Tugman Park
Week #5 // July 24 – July 28 // Pizza and the Park
Amazon Park and Pool • Putters • Pizza Making with Chef • Get Air Trampoline Park • Skate World
Week #6 // July 31 – August 4 // Water Week
Amazon Park and Pool • Willamalane Park and Pool • Wave Pool • Skinner Butte Splash and Play • Fire Station Tour
Week #7 // August 7 – August 11 // Fun in the Sun
Movie Day • Grass Games • Bowling • Library and Monroe Park • Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum
Week #8 // August 14 – August 18 // Urban Adventures
Hike Skinner Butte • Science Factory • Bowling • Grass Games • Natural History Museum
Week #9 // August 21 – August 25 // Parks & Rec
Amazon Park and Pool • Wave Pool • Water Balloons in the Park • Get Air Trampoline Park • Skate World
Week #10 // August 28 – September 1 // End of Summer Bash
Movie Day • Grass Games • Amazon Park and Pool • Monroe Park Play • Talent Show and Picnic at Skinner Butte

General Camp Information

How flexible is the camp schedule?

Kids Summer Camp at the Downtown Athletic Club offers daily or full-week options. If you aren’t sure of your summer schedule, registration is open throughout the summer!

How active will my child be?

We believe that teaching kids to move their bodies and stay active at a young age is a fun and focused way will help them to become healthier adults. Kids will enjoy swimming and a variety of games both indoors and outdoors.

What is the staff to child ratio?

Our staff to camper ratio is 1/10, so you can count on a safe environment and more individualized attention for your children.

What ages attend DAC Kids Camp?

Due to the active nature of our camps, children should be between ages 5 and 12. All 5-year-olds must have completed kindergarten.

What should my child bring?

Campers should bring a lunch, swimsuit, water bottle, sunscreen, hat and a backpack. We are a peanut-free camp. Please do not pack any items that contain peanuts. All items should be clearly marked with your child’s name. Play clothes and non-marking gym shoes (no sandals) are recommended. Please keep toys, Gameboys, collectibles and iPods at home. Please do not send children with cash to purchase food or drinks.

Registration Information

All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the registration. Extended care must be arranged in advance.

Each child is required to have an individual registration form.

Registration for camp is easy! Complete the registration form on the back side and return it by fax or email. Registration is complete once the registration form and payment are received and processed by our staff. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, credit card or member charge.

The DAC reserves the right to alter, change, and/or cancel any activities scheduled for the day due to present or unforeseen circumstances (inclement weather, emergency situation, safety concern, visible threat, etc.). Any such changes and/or cancellations may result in an applicable camp credit for future DAC camps. There will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least 48 hours in advance will be fully refunded or credited. Cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance will receive a 50% refund. No-shows will be charged the full rate.

For more details, contact us at 541-484-4011 or by email at