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

SUMMER CAMPS

General Information

Camp Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30 PM
Grades K-8 (Ages 5-13) - groups will be split by grades into groups of 12-15 campers.

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. Campers will have fun exploring science, sport skills, art and plan on a special event every Friday along with a Pizza party!

 

For questions contact Erin, ephillips@metrorecplex.com

 

Please register for camps in person at the MetroRecPlex

Themes & Events

Bonus Week

May 21 - 25

Not everyone gets out of school at the same time but summer vacation is definitely right around the corner. Join us for an extra week of camp to accommodate different school schedules.  

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Backyard Bash

May 28 - June 1

Enjoy the start of summer as we partake in summertime classic games like tug-of-war, kickball, foursquare, hopscotch, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, recycling projects, s’mores, and a “drive in” movie to end the week.

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Sports Camp

June 4-8

Calling players of all kinds! Campers in this camp will build teamwork skills together through an array of sports such as soccer, basketball, water sports.  The ice rink will not be available, so campers will spend extra time in the pool exploring different sports!

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Secret Spy School

June 11-15

Somewhere deep inside the RecPlex an elite group of recruits is preparing to take on top secret missions. Each day at Secret Spy School 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 young recruits! 

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Olympics 101

June 18-22

Learn about the Olympics and the different sports that go along with the Winter & Summer Games.  Then on Friday we’ll have some special ice games on the Ice Rink!

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Art Camp

June 25-29

Explore the wonders of art in a playful, stimulating environment offering visual art projects, music, dance, games, and storytelling.  Campers will exercise their imagination each day through interactive activities. 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 1 of a kind design!

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Survivor Games

July 9-13

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!

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S.T.E.A.M. Science

July 16-20

Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Science camps offer a daily combination of discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented.

We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment.

Campers create, build and assemble a variety of projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

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

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Shark Week!

July 23-27

Shark & ocean fun! Friday Fun will include making a special shark-y snack!

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Wild Animal Camp

July 30 - August 3

Calling all creature lovers! Learn about animals & the types of jobs that go along with being an animal lover. Friday’s fun event will include seeing live reptiles in the arena!

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Best of the Plex

August 6-10

Campers choose what weeks/activities & themes were the best.  We’ll spend the last week together creating memories!

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DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Plex Plus AM
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM | AM Rotations
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Relaxation Station
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM | PM Rotations
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Plex Plus PM

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!

Price
  • NON-MEMBER - $115
  • MEMBER - $110
  • CHARTER - $100
Discounts
  • REGISTER BY MAY 1ST TO GET $5 OFF
Add-Ons

PLEX PLUS TIME
  • EXTENDED HOURS - $25 = Per Child - Per Week (6:30-8:00am and 4:30-6:00pm)
  • Camp T-Shirts - $10 Each
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