1-618-589-3800 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Account Login
1-618-589-3800 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Account Login

P.L.E.X. KIDS PREMIUM CAMPS

AGES 8-13 | CHARTER $150/WEEK | MEMBERS $155/WEEK | NON-MEMBERS $195/WEEK

Specially designed camps specific to our facility & staff’s expertise for a limited number of campers.  Each week every day will be spent participating in the selected camp’s focus area for at least 3 hours of the camp day lead by highly skilled professionals in each area. 

For questions contact Erin, ephillips@metrorecplex.com

Plex Plus Time PRICES
6:00am-9:00am & 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • $25 for AM or PM
  • $40 for both

PREMIUM CAMPS

SWIM CAMP
JUNE 1-5
JULY 6-10

At this camp, children will learn the basic skills of swimming & pool safety. Step-by-step instruction in pleasant, supervised surroundings make learning safe and easy.  Swimmers will swim everyday & play games involving water as well!  Campers will experience an abbreviated version of PLEX Swim and end the camp as a more confident swimmer!

SKATE CAMP
JUNE 8-12
JULY 13-17

At this camp, children will learn the basic skills of Ice Skating and practice and enhance their balance, speed and control on the ice. Step-by-step instruction in pleasant, supervised surroundings make learning safe and easy.  Skaters will skate everyday & play games involving ice skating as well!  Campers will experience an abbreviated version of PLEX Skate and end the camp as a more confident skater!

ROBOTICS CAMP
JUNE 15-19
JULY 27-31

Sylvan Learning Center is the largest provider of STEM programs in North America. We’re on a mission to engage kids in fun STEM programs today, so they become our leaders of tomorrow.  Join the teacher from the Shiloh/O’Fallon location for a week of STEM Camp focusing on Robotics. \

During the Sylvan STEM camp, your child will enjoy a variety of activities in STEM!.  They will build and program robots using LEGO®, learn about Science topics through exploration and experimentation, work through Math puzzles and problems, and learn coding skills by coding and playing games!  There will be something for every child!

BRICKS & TRICKS
JUNE 22-26

The LEGO® Company has made its name on working with some of the most popular movies and shows your kid’s love to watch! And their magic keeps on coming, so Metro East Bricks will be creating a little magic of our own with our LEGO® Bricks and Tricks Magic Camp!

This week of camp using LEGO® bricks will have our campers building magical worlds and characters from some of the most popular movies, tv shows, and toys such as Harry Potter, Trolls, Frozen, How To Train Your Dragon, Jumanji, The Hobbit, and much more! Campers will create LEGO® robotic Harry Potters that fly on their broomsticks and Elsa’s ice castle, all out of LEGO® bricks! They will make their own magic with Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls one day, and defend their castles from fire-breathing dragons with magical spells and wizards the next. AND they will learn a few magic tricks of their own they can perform for their family and friends at home!  All campers will take home fun crafts, magic trick supplies, and have photos taken of all the fun LEGO® models they made throughout the week! And of course, each camper will take home a custom-made LEGO® mini figure!  Don’t miss the magic! Sign up for our Bricks and Tricks Magic Camp!

GET ACTIVE CAMP
JUNE 29-JULY 3
JULY 20-24

Each day campers will experience a different form of fitness classes and exercises.  We will also incorporate healthy eating habits & kids cooking classes!  

AMUSEMENT PARK DESIGN
AUGUST 3-7

Maybe you’ve been to Worlds of Fun, Disney World, or even, LEGO® Land… but have you ever built your own amusement park with motorized LEGO® Bricks and controlled them with IR remotes?  This Metro East Bricks Camp offers all of the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, learning about the Laws of Motion and G Forces, PLUS using remote controls, and there will also be carnival-style games and challenges.  Campers build a new ride each day as well as secondary features like booths, concessions and more. This fun, action-packed week concludes on the last day of camp as a time to show off the whole class’ team designed Amusement Park to their family.  Campers will build (and get to keep) their own LEGO® mini figure and give it the ride of its life!  Get a ticket to ride this exciting Metro East Bricks summer camp!

P.L.E.X. KIDS SUMMER CAMP

AGES 5-13 | CHARTER $100 | MEMBERS $110 | NON-MEMBERS $135

P.L.E.X. Kids Summer Camp offers families a unique summer camp experience that combines a balance of activities and leisure, choices for projects based on campers’ interests and entertainment venues unique to the McKendree MetroRecPlex.  Traditional style day camp with a PLEX twist.  Ice Skating & swimming offered every week along with themed activity blocks.

– Play, Learn, Explore & Xercise every day 

– Theme based camps without the specialty camp price; blended model focusing on working families that need care for the summer 

– 6:00 a.m. drop off available 

– Skating & swimming offered every week 

– Special guests & optional field trips are in the works   

For questions contact Erin, ephillips@metrorecplex.com

CAMP LEADERSHIP: Erin

PLEX SUMMER CAMP

WEEK 1 - SECRET SPY CAMP
JUNE 1-5

Somewhere deep inside the ice arena, an elite group of recruits preparing to take on top secret missions. Each day at Secret Spy Camp is filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test.

Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, uncover the science behind spying—all of this and more awaits! 

WEEK 2 - ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
JUNE 8-12

Calling all creature lovers!  Learn about animals & the types of jobs that go along with being an animal lover.  We will learn about all sorts of animals, from birds to narwhales & see a live animal show from Tye Dyed Iguana!  

WEEK 3 - ART CAMP: COLORFUL CREATIONS
JUNE 15-19

Discover clay, collage, drawing, painting, and more!  Campers complete real works of art and get creative in this “do-it-yourself” camp.  Campers will bring an article of clothing to either tie dye or paint a one of a kind design!

WEEK 4 - S.T.E.A.M: TINKERING LABS
JUNE 22-26

Campers create, build and assemble a variety of projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.  This S.T.E.A.M. camp will focus on building simple machines and learning about robotics.

Campers will use the scientific method as they explore classic experiments with a messy twist! campers will participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) activities that will challenge every age group.

WEEK 5 - MY TOWN
JUNE 29-JULY 3

We will learn about our neighborhood, fire safety from a fire fighter, play outdoor lawn games & make our own ice cream.

WEEK 6 - OLYMPIC GAMES
JULY 6-10

Learn about the Olympics and the different sports that go along with the Winter & Summer Games.  Some geography, some history, some sports and ALL FUN!  Then on Friday we’ll have some special team games!

WEEK 7 - S.T.E.A.M: AIR & SPACE
JULY 13-17

S.T.E.A.M. Science Camp offer a daily combination of discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented.  This S.T.E.A.M. Camp will focus on learning about outer space, rockets and air travel. We use simple, real world science techniques that allow all campers to enjoy our camp.

WEEK 8 - SHARK WEEK!
JULY 20-24

Come for a JAW-some time and go underwater with us as we explore shark facts, marine life and create fun!!  Learn more about sharks, what they look like, how they swim, what they eat, and where they live. Special activities include hunting for shark teeth & ocean sensory bottles! Friday Fun will include making a special shark-y snack and of course Shark Week video clips!  

WEEK 9 - PLEX SURVIVOR GAMES
JULY 27-31

Get ready to get messy, do obstacle courses, and be challenged! Inspired by the TV shows Double Dare, Survivor, Fear Factor and Legends of the Hidden Temple.  Each day is packed with fast-paced fun and trivia, and includes wacky, wet, gooey and slimy challenges that keep campers active, competitive, laughing with friends, and getting soaked to the core! 

WEEK 10 - BEST OF THE PLEX
AUGUST 3-7

Campers choose what weeks/activities & themes that were the best.  Tons of team games & camp classics. We’ll spend the last week together creating memories!

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Your choice of completely electronic or paper & pen!

1. Decide what weeks to register for. You can choose between the traditional summer camp or the premium camps for most weeks this summer. Daily camp rates are available the weeks of May 25th and August 10th.

Register online by logging into your MetroRecPlex account and following the registration links. Members can call the front desk to get online access or update a password.

OR

Fill out and return the registration packet

2. Pay in full or set up a payment plan for camp. A $20 deposit plus a $1 tech fee is required per camper per week for families choosing the payment schedule option.  You can do this by:

Completing the online registration process- the deposits will be withdrawn that day and the remaining balances are set up to automatically withdraw the Monday before the week of camp begins.

OR

Fill out and return the registration packet

3. Inform the camp directors about any medical needs, allergies, authorized pick up list & emergency contact information. You can do this by:

Completing the online camper profile survey linked above

OR

Filling out and return the registration packet

PRICING

P.L.E.X. KIDS PREMIUM CAMPS Prices
  • NON-MEMBER - $195/WEEK
  • MEMBER - $155/WEEK
  • CHARTER - $150/WEEK
P.L.E.X. KIDS SUMMER CAMP Prices
  • NON-MEMBER - $135
  • MEMBER - $110
  • CHARTER - $100
Discounts
  • REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 1ST AND GET $10 OFF PER WEEK
  • REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1ST AND GET $5 OFF PER WEEK
  • SEAHAWKS & ICEHAWKS TEAM MEMBERS
  • CHARTER MEMBERS
  • CANNOT COMBINE MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS
Plex Plus Time PRICES
6:00am-9:00am & 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • $25 for AM or PM
  • $40 for both
Add-Ons
  • Technology Admin Fee - Per Camper/Per Week - $1
  • Camp T-Shirts - $10 Each
DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Plex Plus AM
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Camp Hours
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Plex Plus PM

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

P.L.E.X. Kids offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) program available for both traditional and premium summer camp options for kids entering 9-10th grade. The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, team building and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for younger campers and assisting in leading aspects of the camp program, it is our goal that our CIT’s walk away having learned new leadership skills, having formed lasting memories with our youngest campers. Priority for placement is given to members, camp graduates, and team members of the SeaHawks & IceHawks youth association.

Please contact Erin Phillips at ephillips@metrorecplex.com for more information.

FAQS

Where is the Plex Summer Camp?

Plex Summer Camp is at the McKendree MetroRecPlex located at 205 Rec Plex Dr. In O’Fallon, IL. Campers will spend the majority of the day inside the facility.

What will my child do throughout the day?

Groups will rotate through different stations each day. Campers will skate, swim & play in the gym every week. The other activities will include crafts, games, team challenges, music & movement activities related to the weekly theme. Campers will have fun exploring science, sport skills, crafts and plan on a special event every Friday along with a Pizza party!

What should my child bring to Summer Camp?

Campers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen and lunch (except for Fridays). Please do not send your child to camp with personal items from home such as blankets, stuffed animals, iPods, Tablets, or any other type of gaming device. We will let you know the dates campers need to bring a change of clothes, swimming suits, beach towels, or any other items that are usually not brought to camp. Typically Monday will be ice skating & then swim a day in the middle of the week.

Who will be watching the campers?

Each group of campers will have designated camp counselor for the week. The group size is 15 campers maximum. Counselors will have experience working with youth, CPR/First Aid Certification and criminal background checks.

Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?

Campers will be responsible to bring a sack lunch every day to camp and at least 2 snacks. No nuts/nut butters please! Campers will get a morning & afternoon snack during the regular camp day that you pack. Campers enrolled in Plex Plus Time will offer a snack during the morning and afternoon.

How do we register?

Please feel free to register above or visit the MetroRecPlex member service desk for the registration packet!

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