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Camp Big Red

Western Kentucky University
Camp Big Red is canceled for 2021!
Camp Big Red is Canceled due to lack of staffing

We regret to inform you that Camp Big Red has been cancelled for the summer of 2021.  We have continually worked to provide a summer Camp experience for 2021, but we have been ultimately unable to make this happen.  Camp Big Red, like all programs and services offered by Campus Recreation & Wellness relies on student employees to be successful.  Since returning to operations after the Covid-19 pause, it has been increasingly difficult in all our services to find the student employment support necessary for these offerings.  This challenge has forced us to make several adjustments such as reducing our facility’s operating hours, the number of programs and services we are offering, etc.  While we know that this is not what our participants wanted to hear, we felt the need to make this move now to hopefully provide as much opportunity to find alternatives as possible.

We will continue to take this time to plan for our intended goal of Camp Big Red 2022 being better than ever!



Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited to the first 70 campers per session.  If a session is full, we will place any interested campers on a first-come, first-served waiting list.

WKU Faculty/Staff/Students

  • Tuesday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 28

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

Preston Center Members

  • Thursday, April 29

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

Community members

  • Friday, April 30

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

Registration Instructions - Follow these step by step instructions to help you register.

Registration link

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


WKU affiliates
New Guests


Camp is comprised of nine, one-week sessions. Camp sessions are Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm. Campers should be dropped off on Court # 3 of the Preston Center Gymnasium. Campers may arrive as early as 7:30am and must be picked up on Court # 3 no later than 4:30pm. After-care fees will be charged for any campers departing 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 4/23/21