We know choices today become our habits tomorrow. That’s why we offer a variety of programs for Jr. Active Badgers to start building an active lifestyle now. Whether it’s time for your little one to get more comfortable on the ice or you want them to start developing sport skills, we can help.

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Jr. Active Badgers can learn the basics of ice skating with personalized attention during private lessons.

A photo of a child making a silly face at ice skating lessons.


With private and group lessons available, participants will learn to "love" the game while building skills on the court.

A photo of a child at tennis lessons


Participants can make a splash while learning the foundations of swimming in our new group lessons.

A photo of a child at swim lessons in the Nick


From Summer Camp to Start Smart, we offer a variety of activities and events for Jr. Active Badgers. We encourage play from a young age as well as age-appropriate education around movement, sport skills, and activities.

A group of youth campers run across the fields on the fields during Rec Well Summer camp.


Our summer day camp features recreational activities and field trips around campus. Open to ages 5 - 14.

Photo of a group of children standing on paddle boards and canoes on Lake Mendota with their hands up in the air as they all wear matching yellow lifejackets


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University Recreation & Wellbeing is following University of Wisconsin System Guidance for Minors for all COVID-19 health and safety policies. You can find more about policy specifics here.