Athletics & Recreation

Kent State Recreational Services Youth Programming (All Ages)

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to offer a variety of youth programming for Future Flashes of all ages! Our signature program, PEAK Summer Camp, features nine weeks of summer fun for kids ages 6 to 15. Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Swim lessons are offered year-round. We also offer a youth swim team, Golden Splashes, for more advanced swimmers. Recreational Services provides a great way for kids to earn physical activity credit with our Home School Gym and Swim program. Additional programs throughout the year include fitness classes, sport prep clinics and more! Check back often for new program offerings and information about special events for kids and families.

Dates: TBD (due to COVID19)
Time: Varies depending on activity
Register Here for Youth Programming (Select your activity)
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at 330-672-0463 or

Kent State Sports Camps (All Ages)

Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Camps provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop their skills in a fun, sportsmanlike environment. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to meet new people. Sports include baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, wrestling, and more. 

Dates: Varies depending on sport
Time: Varies depending on sport
Register Here for Kent State Sports Camps (Select your individual sport)

Peak Summer Camps (Ages 6-15)

Welcome to the 20th year of PEAK Summer Camp! The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer our weekly themed camps for the 20th consecutive year. PEAK Summer Camp is designed for children 6 - 15 years of age. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a t-shirt are provided.

For our 20th year, we have revamped our Counselor-In-Training Program and have created Teen Camp. Teen Camp is available for campers who are beginning the 7th grade and above. The Counselor -In-Training Program is available to those campers age 12 and above.

Dates: June 1 - August 7 (nine weeks total, sign up for any number of weeks) (no camps during June 28 - July 3 due to the July 4th holiday) 
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; before care 7:30 - 9 a.m. and after care 4 - 5:30 p.m. options are available
Register Here for Peak Summer Camps -- Registration has been Delayed until Further Notice
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director at 330-672-0463 or