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April Fun Days


Join Campus Recreation's Youth Programs for April Fun Days!

WHO: Children in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

WHAT: Register your child(ren) for April Fun Days, a two day interactive experience of the Student Recreation Center and the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Activities will include swimming, rock climbing, a craft, games, bowling and more!

WHERE: The Student Recreation Center at Eastern Kentucky University

WHEN: Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th

TIME: 8am-5pm

PRICE: $50 per child / Sibling Rates available

To register, please click here.

Now Hiring - Colonels Camp Counselors


Campus Recreation is now accepting applications for the Colonels Camp Counselor position. Colonels Camp is Campus Recreation’s weeklong summer camp session for children in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. In addition to experiencing the Student Recreation Center and the EKU Campus, children will participate in a variety of activities including sports, games, rock climbing, crafts, swimming, educational programs, field trips and more.

As a Colonels Camp Counselor, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the weekly planning and preparation of Colonels Camp
  • Provide safety and supervision of the children
  • Facilitate and lead a variety of activities
  • Have fun

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Unified Basketball Showcase

Team EKU

This past Sunday, February 19th, Team EKU participated in the Unified Basketball Showcase at the University of Louisville. The team, which consisted of partners from EKU and athletes from the surrounding counties, competed against teams representing the University of Louisville, the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University. In addition to the games, there was also a dribble and pass competition and 3 point contest. Team EKU played well throughout the day, but more importantly had fun.

Special shoutout to Doug Ream, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, for helping coordinate the event. For more pictures, click here.

Group Swim Lessons


Registration for the next session of Group Swim Lessons is open. Lessons will start the week of March 20th. Four different levels are offered for ages 3 and up. For more information and to register, click here.

Colonels Camp 2023


Colonels Camp returns this summer, with 7 different weeks, each with a unique theme and exciting activities.

  • June 5th-9th (Adventure Week)
  • June 12th-16th (Sports Week)
  • June 19th-23rd (Art Exploration Week)
  • June 26th-June 30th (Splish Splash Water Week)
  • July 10th-14th (Lost in Space Week)
  • July 17th-21st (Culture Week)
  • July 24th-28th (Science Week)

Member and non member rates are avaialble. For more inforation and to register, please click here.

Group Fitness Schedule

Did someone say Group Fitness? Classes have started back up, including Cycle, BodyRIP, DanceFit, Barbell Club and MORE! Register online or on the app.
PS: did you know they were free to take and the equipment is provided?

Intramural Sports Schedule


Want to be the next Intramural champion? Registration is open on the Fusion Play App for the Spring 2023 schedule. Start practicing and we will see this semester for Basketball, Battleship, Flag Football, Dodgeball and MORE. 

For more information regarding Intramural Sports, please click here.

House Bill 8 Updates

House Bill 8

As you may be aware, House Bill 8 was passed by KY Legislature. This bill includes several industries that are now required to charge a 6% sales tax and specifically impacts the recreation, leisure, and youth sport/camp industry. The following services that we provide will be impacted:

Athletic and Recreational Instructional Services

  • Personal Training
  • Swim Lessons

Facility Rentals

  • Birthday Parties
  • Recreational/Athletic Practices and Events
  • Challenge Course Reservations

Recreational Camps

  • Day Camps
  • Colonels Camp

Please be aware of this change as this will affect the out of pocket cost for these services. We thank you for your continued loyalty to our institution and programs.

Cover Story!

Mag Cover

EKU Campus Recreation was recently featured on the cover of Campus Rec Magazine! Flip through the digital copy here! 

EKU Campus Recreation Selected As Host of Rocket League Tournament by Special Olympics North America

Special Olympics EKU

Eastern Kentucky University Campus Recreation has been selected as one of three hosts for the Special Olympics North America Fall Rocket League tournaments. Joining the University of Louisiana and Dixie State, EKU will host a virtual Rocket League tournament that will see teams made up of athletes and partners from across the country to face-off in virtual soccar competition. 

Kyle Reece, Coordinator of Competitive Sports at EKU, was asked about what set EKU apart from other potential hosts, "I think it has a lot to do with the success we had with our rocket league tournaments that we had last fall and spring, where we partnered with Special Olympics Kentucky. Karen Michalak-Parsley, Hunter Brislin, and the rest of SO Kentucky team are amazing to work with. They were really supportive of the idea to try and have a virtual event last fall and it just kind of took off from there into the success it is now." 


In October 2021, EKU and Special Olympics Kentucky put on the first ever virtual Rocket League tournament. The teams consisted of Special Olympics Kentucky Athletes and their partners who were members of the EKU Club Rocket League team. Since then, Unified Virtual Tournaments have taken off across the country on college campuses, which was capped off with the NIRSA Virtual Championship Series last April.  


When asked about what it means for EKU Campus Rec to be selected, Reece is over the moon, "It's amazing, to even be considered for an opportunity like this, let alone be selected. It's another opportunity to showcase what EKU Campus Rec is capable of as well as putting into practice one of our beliefs which is inclusion for everyone. being able to partner with an amazing organization like Special Olympics something that we dont take for granted and something we are super excited about!"

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