Please note: If a session is sold out, any additional spots will open on Friday, February 16 at 12:00pm. Once a session is sold out on Friday, February 16th an option to be placed on the waitlist will be available. 

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Registration Is Now Open! 



Rice Faculty/Staff/Student Registration Monday, February 12th & Tuesday, February 13th
Monday at 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Rice Alumni Registration Wednesday, February 14th
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2017 Returning Family Registration Wednesday, February 14th
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open Registration
For Community Members
Friday, February 16
Begins at 12:00 p.m.

*Please note: Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome are the recommended web browsers for the system. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer.    


Registration Guidelines:

  • •No registration fees or deposits will be accepted before February 16, excluding faculty, staff, alumni, Rice students, and returning families during early registration.     
  • •If the session you are registering for is closed, please try again during the next registration period. You are are unable to enroll at that time, you can choose to add yourself to the wait list, which will open on Friday, February 16th as sessions sell out.
  • •Persons with special needs or consideration should contact Liza Pedraza, Summer Youth Activity Program Administrator, at (713) 348-4058.
  • •Your child's age at the beginning of each session will determine which age group he or she will be placed in. 
  • •Any attempt to place your child in an age group that does not match his or her age will result in a $40 administrative fee being added to your account, and possible cancellation of your registration. Any attempt to register a child that you are NOT the parent or legal guardian of will result in a $40 administrative fee being added to your account, and complete cancellation of your registration

Necessary Registration Information:

  • • Child's name
  • • Address
  • • Child's birth date and age the child will be when the session you are registering for begins
  • • Child's t-shirt size
  • • Physician's name and phone number
  • • Child's known medical conditions, required medications, or allergies
  • • Billing address
  • • All necessary credit card information for payment
  • • Employee ID (Faculty & Staff ONLY)
  • • Student ID (Rice Students ONLY)
  • • Graduation year and college (Rice Alumnus ONLY)


Payments and Accounts

  •  CLICK HERE to create your ACTIVE Network account. 
  •  CLICK HERE to access your online account with ACTIVE Network!      
  • •All balances must be paid in full by Friday, April 20, 2018. Balances may be paid in person, mailed to the Recreation Center or paid through your online account.       
  • •There is a $255.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT per session/per child required at the time of registration. Deposits will be applied to the total sum of your balance; 

Administration Fee:

Due to administrative costs, a $40 fee is charged for any changes made to your registration. This includes session transfers and cancellations as well as late care transfers and cancellations.


Refund Procedures

All non-deposit refund requests must be submitted in writing (e-mail). Refunds may be available for an extended illness of five or more consecutive program days. A doctor's note and explanation of the situation must be received within eight working days from the first absence. Upon review, participants may receive a $25/day refund for the unused days. 

Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, short-term illnesses of four days or fewer, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance.

The $255.00 deposit is nonrefundable for any cancellation. 

We reserve the right to revoke the registration of any child who consistently disrupts normal activities. While this is a rare occurrence, it is important to note that consistent disruptions diminish the experience of the other participants. No refund will be made if a child is dismissed from the program.



Due to administrative costs, a $40 fee is charged for transferring between sessions per child, per session. Transfers must be done in person at the Recreation Center Office, located on the second floor of the Recreation Center above the Wellness Center, at least three working days prior to the start of the session. The transfer fee must be paid at the time the request is made. Transfers are based on space availability and are made at the discretion of the Recreation Center Staff. Children may give their spots only to siblings or step-siblings. Programs are not transferable to anyone outside the immediate family. Split sessions are not available.


Contact Us

Questions about any of this? Don't hesitate to ask us!

Email or call our main office at 713-348-4058