SYAP Registration


The aim of the Rice University Summer Youth Activity Program is to introduce children (aged 8 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.

Mask Mandate

All staff, counselors and campers will be required to wears masks at all times, unless eating, drinking, or swimming.

Payments and Accounts

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2021 Pricing and Dates




Rice Faculty/Staff Registration


Tuesday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. until Wednesday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Rice Alumni
Returning Community Families


Friday, March 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Monday, March 29 at 12:00 p.m. until all sessions are full

Early Care Program


Late Care Program


* A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required (per session) at the time of registration
* All payments will be due in full on May 7, 2021

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2021 Session Dates

Waitlists available for all sold out sessions.
Session One: June 14 - June 18
Session Two: June 21 - June 25
Session Three: July 5 - July 9
Session Four: July 12 - July 16
Session Five: July 19 - July 23
Session Six: July 26 - July 30
Session Seven: August 2 - August 6
Session Eight: August 9 - August 13

Know Before You Go Online to Register:

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  • 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

  • All necessary credit card information for payment

  • Employee ID (Faculty & Staff ONLY)

  • Student ID (Rice Students ONLY)

  • Graduation year and college (Rice Alumnus ONLY)

  • If a returning family, 2019 session enrollment

Administration Fee:

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

Refund Procedures

All 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.

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.

Refunds will NOT INCLUDE initial deposit fees.


We understand that sometime schedules change, and that your child may not be able to attend camp during the session in which he/she is enrolled. We do allow registration transfers to occur, but with some caveats. Registration is not transferable to anyone outside your immediate family, and split sessions are not available. Decisions related to transfer requests will be based on space availability, and are made at the discretion of the Recreation Center Staff. These requests must be done in person at the Recreation Center Administrative Office at least three working days prior to the start of the session. Due to administrative costs, a $40 fee will be charged each transfer request made.

Please Note

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 or call our main office at 713-348-4058