Boiler Kids Camp

This interactive, educational day camp is designed for children ages 5 to 12 and is held each summer. In a safe and enjoyable environment, children participate in a wide range of activities including rock climbing, swimming, arts, crafts and so much more. 

Boiler Kids Camp 2023 Information

Camp Registration Dates
Camp registration for the summer of 2023 is officially closed.  All sessions and age groups are full.
Camp Dates
Week 1: June 5 – June 9
Week 2: June 12 – June 16
Week 3: June 19 – June 23
Week 4: June 26 – June 30
No Camp: July 3 – July 7
Week 5: July 10 – July 14
Week 6: July 17 – July 21
Week 7: July 24 – July 28

Camp Hours
  • Boiler Kids Camp operates Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
  • Parents may drop their children off from 7:45am – 8:30am.
  • Parents may pick up their children between 4:30pm-5:15pm. 
  • RecWell Members                      
    • $150/Week – Full Day Camper (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Non RecWell Members
    • $160/Week – Full Day Camper (8:30am-4:30pm)
RecWell Member vs. Non-Member

In order to qualify for the member pricing, parents must be active members of RecWell. Membership must stay active through the summer in order to receive discounted camp pricing. RecWell membership must be 4-month, 12-month or recurring deduction membership. 


Can I register my 12 year old who is going into 7th grade or my 4 year old who is going into Kindergarten?

No, only students who are 12 year old or younger and/or going into 6th grade are eligible for BKC.

No, children must be 5 years old to participate in BKC. 

Do we need to bring a lunch? Will food be provided or can I buy a lunch for my kid?

Food will not be provided for children. Parents are required to send a lunch, water bottle, and snack with their child every day. 

When do I fill out the waivers?

You will be sent an email with a link to the waiver information a few weeks after registering. All campers must be registered in BoilerBase. Information on how to do this will be contained in the email.

Member Portal Questions

Do I have to have a member portal account to register?

Regardless of RecWell membership status, all guardians and children will need to have an account in our membership software (Fusion) in order to register for the program.

In order to make your registration go smoothly, you will want to do this before that Monday, February 27.  Spaces are limited and we expect this summer to fill up quickly.  Previous attendance at Boiler Kids Camp does not guarantee space in camp.  A waitlist will be available as sessions fill.

How do I create an account in the member portal?

Account Sign Up – click here

Go to recwell.purdue.edu. In the top right hand corner of the page, select “Sign Up”. Follow the prompts to complete account creation. 


How do I add my children? How do I create a profile for my children? How do I add a dependent?

Adding a Family Member – click here

Once logged into your account in the member portal, select your email address in the top right hand corner.

Select “Profile”. In the “View Account” section titled “Personal Information” scroll to the bottom of the page and “ADD FAMILY”.

Once you have added your children, you can register them for camp. Additionally, when you go to register for the camp, when you select “register” because the camp is age restricted, a pop up will appear. In the popup, you can either select the child you would like to register or “ADD A NEW DEPENDENT”.

Can I register my child over the phone or in person at the CoRec?

No. Registration only takes place online. 

Membership and Payment Questions

Does my child need to be a member in order to register them for camp?

No. Children do not need their own membership in order to register for camp. 

Can I buy a week membership to receive member pricing?

No, in order to receive member pricing, you must have an active long term membership (4 month, annual or recurring deduction). 

I'm trying to pay for the camps I registered for , but it won't let me. What's wrong?

Try using Firefox. Our member portal often isn’t compatible with Chrome or Safari. 

Can I pay for all the weeks at once? Can I pay for a half day or partial week?

The only way you can pay for camps is one whole week at a time. You cannot register for half days, individual days or partial weeks. You can purchase multiple weeks at the same time. 

Can I make payments over the course of a few months for camp?

No, payment is due in full at the time of registration. 

Will I get a refund if I decide not to send my child to camp?

If you withdraw your child from camp no later than April 28, you will receive a refund. Special circumstances may be considered by the Assistant Director of Camps if you must withdraw after April 28. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Abby Whaley, whaleyam@purdue.edu.

Need More Assistance?

If you have any additional questions regarding camp, please contact Kiley Foss (kbfoss@purdue.edu).