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Boiler Kids Camp

This interactive, educational day camp is designed for children ages 5 to 12 and is held each summer. In a safe and enjoyable environment, children participate in a wide range of activities including rock climbing, swimming, arts, crafts and so much more.

Create Account/Register Participants Here - RecWell Member Portal (Registration Opens February 28th, 2024)

Boiler Kids Camp 2024 Information

Camp Registration Dates

Registration Opens: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 9am

*Registration fills up quickly and could close on the same day as registration opens.  

Camp Dates & Themes
Week 1: Take Flight! (June 3 – June 7)
*Join us as we take off and view things from above! This week we will focus on the rich history of aviation and space at Purdue University.
Week 2: Go for the Gold! BKC Olympics 2024 (June 10 – June 14)
*Tie up your laces as you get ready to compete and learn about both team and individual sports! We will find value in teamwork and enjoy friendly competition throughout the week.
Week 3: Mystery Week (June 17 – June 21)
*It's time to put your detective hats on and solve the mysteries of Boiler Kids Camp. Campers will use problem-solving skills and work together to follow clues and solve the mystery of the day!
Week 4: Fine Arts Week (June 24 – June 28)
*Whether your camper prefers being in the spotlight or creating unique art pieces, this week will allow campers to let their creativity shine as they participate in fun games, activities, and crafts related to theater, dance and art.
No Camp: Independence Day Holiday Break (July 1 – July 5)
Week 5: Let's Explore the World (July 8 – July 12)
*This week of exploration will lead campers to study maps, analyze landforms, and learn about other cultures and cuisines as they navigate themselves around the world! 
Week 6: A Week at the Beach (July 15 – July 19)
*Campers will enjoy the warm weather and beach activities such as sand volleyball, sandcastle building, and making a trip to the fountains to cool off. It's time for some fun in the sun!
Week 7: Carnival Week (July 22 – July 26)
*Games, prizes, bouncy houses and more! It's a week of celebration as campers will participate in all of their favorite activities from the summer. 
Camp Hours and Program Activities
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
Parent/Guardian Drop Off: 7:45am – 8:30am.
Parent/Guardian Pick up: 4:30pm-5:15pm. 
All Campers will participate in each of the following morning program areas 1 time per week:
  • Teambuilding- Campers will work together as a team as they play various games or complete challenges.
  • Climb Time- Up, up, up campers will go when it is their turn to climb the rock wall or bouldering wall.
  • Demo Kitchen- This will consist of themed snacks and goodies, while also allowing campers to learn fun facts about the food they are eating
  • STEM- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Campers will be led through hands-on and interactive games and activities as they learn more about each of these areas. 
  • Arts & Crafts- Themed art projects will allow campers to show off their creative side with all of the necessary tools!
  • Nature Exploration- Campers will enjoy the beautiful summer weather and take a breath of fresh air as they explore the outdoors and learn about what they see and find. 
Pricing
  • RecWell Members                      
    • $150/Week – Full Day Camper (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Non RecWell Members
    • $160/Week – Full Day Camper (8:30am-4:30pm)
RecWell Member vs. Non-Member

In order to qualify for the member pricing, parents must be active members of RecWell. Membership must stay active through the summer in order to receive discounted camp pricing. RecWell membership must be 4-month, 12-month or recurring deduction membership. 

 

Can I register my 12 year old who is going into 7th grade or my 4 year old who is going into Kindergarten?

No, only students who are 12 year old or younger and/or going into 6th grade are eligible for BKC.

No, children must be 5 years old to participate in BKC. 

Do we need to bring a lunch? Will food be provided or can I buy a lunch for my kid?
  • Parents can either send a lunch with their child or pay $30/week per child for a lunch that will be provided by Purdue Dining and Culinary.
  • Parents will be required to pack two snacks and a water bottle with their child every day.
When do I fill out the waivers?

You will be sent an email with a link to the waiver information a few weeks after registering. All campers must be registered in BoilerBase. Information on how to do this will be contained in the email.

Member Portal Questions

Do I have to have a member portal account to register?

Regardless of RecWell membership status, all guardians and children will need to have an account in our membership software (Fusion) in order to register for the program.

In order to make your registration go smoothly, you will want to do this before Monday, February 28th, 2024. Spaces are limited and we expect this summer to fill up quickly. Previous attendance at Boiler Kids Camp does not guarantee space in camp. A waitlist will be available as sessions fill.

How do I create my account and add family members in the member portal?

Purdue RecWell Portal Login and Account Creation – Create Account Here.

Directions on Account Creation for Parents and Children:

  1. Click on "Sign In" at top right hand corner of the page. 
  2.  If you have a Purdue Login with SSO, click on career account and use your Purdue Credentials
  3. If you have created an account before, please use email/username that you used before with password.
  4. If you are new and creating an account, please select "SIGN UP"
  5. Once logged in, click on email displayed in top right corner, click on Profile. 
  6. Scroll to Family Members 
  7. Select Add Family Members
  8. Fill out child Name, Birthdate, and Gender.
  9. Repeat Step 7 and 8 to add other children. 
*These steps will ensure you have all the accounts created before registration opens. This will speed up the registration process, allowing you to select which child will be registered for the appropriate age groups and weeks before checking out.
Can I register my child over the phone or in person at the CoRec?

No. Registration only takes place online. 

Membership and Payment Questions

Does my child need to be a member in order to register them for camp?

No. Children do not need their own membership in order to register for camp. 

Can I buy a week membership to receive member pricing?

No, in order to receive member pricing, you must have an active long term membership (4 month, annual or recurring deduction). 

I'm trying to pay for the camps I registered for , but it won't let me. What's wrong?

Try using Firefox or Google Chrome. The Member Portal is not compatible with other browsers. We recommend Desktop/Laptop rather than Cellular Devices when registering and creating accounts.  

Can I pay for all the weeks at once? Can I pay for a half day or partial week?

The only way you can pay for camps is one whole week at a time. You cannot register for half days, individual days or partial weeks. You can purchase multiple weeks at the same time. 

Can I make payments over the course of a few months for camp?

No, payment is due in full at the time of registration. 

Will I get a refund if I decide not to send my child to camp?

If you withdraw your child from camp before April 30th, you will receive a refund. Special circumstances may be considered by the Assistant Director of Camps if you must withdraw after April 30th, 2024. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Kiley Foss, kbfoss@purdue.edu.

BKC Parent Account Tutorials and Tips for Success

Below are tutorials that will take you through the process of logging into your RecWell Portal account, adding information to your account, and registering your child/children to Boiler Kids Camp. 

Purdue Login, Creating Dependent, Registering Dependent
  • Step 1: Click the "Sign In" button in the top-right corner
  • Step 2: Click the Gold "Career Account Button
  • Step 3: Use Purdue Credentials to sign in and approve through Duo Mobile.
  • Step 4: Locate email, or name in top-right corner and click to see menu
  • Step 5: Click Profile
  • Step 6: Scroll down to Family Members and click "Add Family Member"
  • Step 7: Add dependent first name, last name and date of birth. 
  • Step 8: Click "Save".
  • Step 9: Click "Purdue University Logo" in top-left corner
  • Step 10: Click "Boiler Kids Camp" icon
  • Step 11: Find grade that your dependent will be going to in the Fall.
  • Step 12: Click "Select" on all offerings/weeks that you would like your dependent to go to.
  • Step 13: Click "Register".
  • Step 14: Only click dependent that is eligible for that offering. Click the square by name and click "Register".
  • Step 15: Click "Pay in Full" followed by "Next"
  • Step 16: Proceed to checkout. 

Watch a video walkthrough for 'Purdue Login, Creating Dependent, Registering Dependent'

Non-Purdue Parent Login Steps
  • Step 1: Click the "Sign In" button in the top-right corner
  • Step 2: If you have an account, please fill in email or username associated with account.
  • Step 3: Click "Next".
  • Step 4: Input Password Associated with RecWell Profile.
  • Step 5: Click "Sign In".
  • Step 6: If toruble signing in, click "Trouble Signing In?". 
  • Step 7: Follow directions to recover username, or reset password.
  • Step 8: If you do not have an account, click "Sign Up".

Watch a video walkthrough for 'Non-Purdue Parent Login Steps'

Adding a Dependent to a Parent Profile
  • Step 1: Locate email, or name in top-right corner of Portal and click to see menu dropdown.
  • Step 2: Click "Profile"
  • Step 3: Scroll down to Family Members and click "Add Family Member"
  • Step 4: Add dependent first name, last name and date of birth. 
  • Step 5: Click "Save". 

Watch a video on how to add a dependent to parent profile!

Adding Emergency and Pickup Contact
  • Step 1: Locate email, or name in top-right corner of Portal and click to see menu dropdown.
  • Step 2: Click "Profile"
  • Step 3: Locate "viewing as" and find the dependent name that you want to add contacts to.
  • Step 4: Click "Name of Dependent".
  • Step 5: Scroll down to  and click "Add Contact"
  • Step 6: Add contact first name, last name, phone number, email and relationship to dependent.
  • Step 7: Click the boxes that you would like to be associated with this contact. It is recommended that the contacts are both case of emergency and authorized pickup.  
  • Step 8: Click "Save".

*Please note that you will need to do these steps for all dependents in your profile. 

Watch a video on how to add emergency and pickup contacts to a profile!

Adding a Saved Payment Method
  • Step 1: Locate email, or name in top-right corner of Portal and click to see menu dropdown.
  • Step 2: Click "Profile"
  • Step 3: On left-hand side of profile under your picture, find "Payment Options". 
  • Step 4: Click "Payment Options".
  • Step 5: Click "Add New Card".
  • Step 6: Fill in appropriate information.
  • Step 7: Click "Continue". 

*Card information will be saved and it will allow you to process a checkout quicker. 

Watch a video on How to Add a Payment Option to your Profile!

Registering Same Age Dependents
  • Step 1: Once signed in to the RecWell Portal, find the icon "Boiler Kids Camp".
  • Step 2: Click "Boiler Kids Camp"
  • Step 11: Find grade that your same age children will be going to in the Fall.
  • Step 12: Click "Select" on all offerings/weeks that you would like both children to go to.
  • Step 13: Click "Register".
  • Step 14: Select both same aged children that are eligible for that offering. Click the square by names and click "Register".
  • Step 15: Click "Pay in Full" followed by "Next"
  • Step 16: Proceed to checkout.  

Watch a video on How to Register Same Age Children!

Registering One Dependent
  • Step 1: Once signed in to the RecWell Portal, find the icon "Boiler Kids Camp".
  • Step 2: Click "Boiler Kids Camp"
  • Step 11: Find grade that your child will be going to in the Fall.
  • Step 12: Click "Select" on all offerings/weeks that you would like child to go to.
  • Step 13: Click "Register".
  • Step 14: Select child that is eligible for that offering. Click the square by name and click "Register".
  • Step 15: Click "Pay in Full" followed by "Next"
  • Step 16: Proceed to checkout.  

Watch a video on How to Register one Child!

Need More Assistance?

If you have any additional questions regarding camp, please contact Kiley Foss (kbfoss@purdue.edu).