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Camp Big Red

Camp Big Red

Western Kentucky University
Camp Big Red 2021!
Urgent Program Update
The university COVID Task Force is working on policies for university camps. A final decision on Camp Big Red will not be made until after those policies are received and reviewed April 1st. 


2021 registration days and times:

WKU Students/Faculty/Staff

Once online registration opens it will remain open until all sessions are full.

Community members

Once online registration opens it will remain open until all sessions are full.

Before you can register you must create an online account. Please follow the category that you associate with link below. If you are not affiliated with WKU (alumni would fall under community) please follow the new guest link.

WKU affiliates

Community (returning guest)

New Guests

You are encouraged to set up your account as soon as you can, so when registration opens later, your account will be ready.

Our Department has hosted Camp Big Red for the past 25 years. It is a day camp for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. Our camp allows campers to experience positive group interactions in a safe and fun environment.

We give campers the opportunity to develop teamwork skills, experience fun adventures, and create new lasting friendships through arts & crafts, daily recreational activities, special events, sports, as well as field trips.

The Camp Big Red staff is a high-energy, dedicated team, certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED and First Aid. Our philosophy is that all activities must be SAFE, FUN, & FAIR. Campers get the care they deserve with our 8-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. Our staff is under the direction of Sean Sherwood, Camp Director. COME JOIN THE FUN!!!

Camp sessions are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm with organized activities starting at 9:00am. Organized activities end at 3:30pm. Campers should be dropped off at the blue basketball courts in the Preston Center. Campers may arrive as early as 7:30am and should be picked up no later than 4:30pm. Late fees will be charged for campers picked up after 4:30pm.








A Typical Day at Camp Big Red

7:30 - 9:00am - Camper Drop Off/Free Play

9:15 - 10:30am - Swim Time (Mon-Thurs)

9:15 - 10:30am- Kid Yoga (Friday-NO SWIM)

10:40am - Snack Time (Camp Will Provide)

11:10 - 11:50am - Organized Games

12:05 - 1:15pm - Lunch location DSU (Mon-Thur);

Lunch @ Preston Center (Fri)

1:30 - 3:30pm - Arts & Crafts (Mon & Weds)

1:30 - 3:30pm - Organized Activities (Tues)

1:30 - 3:30pm - Field Trips & Special Events(Thurs)

1:30 - 3:30pm - Pizza Party & Movie Day (Fri)

3:30 - 4:30pm - Free Play/Camper Pick Up

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 Last Modified 3/26/21