IF THE SYAP SESSION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IS SOLD OUT, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO JOIN THE WAITLIST. YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED ON THE WAITLIST WHEN YOU FINISH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.
The aim of the Rice University Summer Youth Activity Program is to introduce children (aged 6 to 11) to a variety of sport and recreational activities in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Our staff of instructors and counselors consists of students from Rice and other area universities, as well as professionals trained in education and recreation. It is our goal to provide each participant with age appropriate instruction and an exciting and memorable experience. Participants will spend their summer having fun, meeting new friends and being physically active. A summer with SYAP will leave your child with a sense of physical, social, and emotional accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime.
2023 Session Dates
Session 1: June 5 - June 16
Session 2: June 20 - June 30 (*There will be no camp on Mon, June 19 due to the observance of the Federal Holiday, Juneteenth)
Session 3: July 10 - July 21
Session 4: July 24 - August 4
Late Care: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
*There will be no camp the following days: June 19; July 3 - July 7
2023 Registration Dates and Prices
Rice Faculty/Staff and Student
Monday, February 6, from 12:00pm until Tuesday, February 7, at 4:30pm
Rice Alumni and 2022 Returning Family
Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00pm until 4:30pm
Friday, February 10, from 12:00pm until all session are full
Rice Faculty/Staff and Student
Session 1, 3 & 4 - $605
Session 2 - $565
Session 1, 3 & 4 - $635
Session 2 - $ 590
Session 1, 3 & 4 - $675
Session 2 - $630
Late Care - $200
* A non-refundable deposit of $290 is due at time of registration for each session/participant. Deposits will be applied to the total cost.
All sessions will be held on the Rice University campus at the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is located inside gate entrance #20 (Kent Street) off Rice Blvd. (The Recreation Center is the first large building on the right). Need a campus map? An online version is available (Click here).
Activity Schedule (Sample)
Click the following link to view our sample activity schedule: Sample SYAP Activity Schedule
Participants in the Summer Youth Activity Program are required to bring a lunch daily. To keep our campers physically distanced during lunch, we are asking all campers to bring a beach towel to sit on during lunch.
*Please note: The Summer Youth Activity Program is not “nut free”. We do not prevent families from sending children to campus with lunches/snacks that might have nuts in them, and sell products in Concessions that may contain nuts. However, we will provide reasonable accommodations to protect the well-being of a child who has nut-related allergies. If your child has a nut allergy, please contact us to discuss the degree of severity prior to enrolling him/her in our program.
If Your Child/ren Takes Prescription Medication
Parents/legal guardians will be asked to complete a Medical Dosage form outlining instructions for dispensation. Please bring the Medical Dosage form and the medication in the original container with the prescription label to registration on the first day of the session. To download the Medical Dosage form, Click Here
Any attempt to place your child in an age group that does not match his or her age will result in an added charge of $40 to your account, and will result in the cancellation of your registration.
Questions about any of this? Don't hesitate to ask us!
Email SYAP@rice.edu or call our main office at 713-348-4058