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.
Session I: June 3rd - June 14th
Session II: June 17th - June 28th
Session III: July 8th - July 19th
Session IV: July 22nd - August 2nd
SOLD OUT for All Sessions
In order to be placed on the wait list, please continue the registration process. We will contact you if there is an opening in the session. Payment will be due upon acceptance into S.Y.A.P.
Rice Faculty/Staff/Student Registration: Monday, February 11th at 12:00 p.m. until Tuesday, February 12th at 4:30 p.m.
Rice Alumni Registration: Wednesday, February 13th, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer 2018 Returning Families Registration: Wednesday, February 13th, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open Registration (For Community Members): Friday, February 15th, Begins at 12:00 p.m.
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).
To download the 2019 Parent's Guide, Click Here
(includes general expectations, drop-off and pick-up information, what to bring, etc.)
*Please note: The Summer Youth Activity Program is not “nut free”. We sell products in our Concession Booth that contain nuts, and we do not prevent families from sending children to campus with lunches/snacks that might have nuts in them. 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.
Due to much expressed interest, the Summer Youth Activity Program has partnered with Rice Housing and Dining and are pleased to announce that families will have the option to purchase a buffet style lunch for their SYAP camper(s). Each day, campers can choose from an assortment of menu options starting at $7.50 per lunch. To view the menu, Click Here
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