What is Tiger’s Den?
As our department is based within the Department of University of Recreation (UREC) on LSU’s campus, we have the unique opportunity to partner on a daily basis with some of the most accomplished professionals and equipment within the recreation industry. Furthermore, we enjoy access to the huge array of resources, programs, and individuals that accompany one of the top tier universities in the United States. As such, our camp programmers make a strong effort to incorporate into our daily activities grounded research and new ideas, which includes innovative models of healthy living, wellness, and sustainability and theories regarding the impacts of physical education on academic achievement.
Our guiding principles are Fun, Enthusiasm, Compassion, Discovery, Humility, Leadership, and Community. These principles serve as the foundation for our activities, which are designed to impact and encourage social growth in our campers, in areas such as teamwork, community living, healthy sportsmanship, and positive competition. We combine creativity and cooperation with individual challenges, which impact critical thinking skills and encourage a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. Personal and physical growth also tends to occur naturally and their individual gains such as honesty, trust, communication and friendships are some of the dividends.
We see camp as the special opportunity for a child to experience the fun and excitement to be found on campus, in an environment that removes the academic and social pressures that are a part of our children’s lives. Our plan is that this experience satisfies that need with happy, relaxed, but well-structured programs. Our goal is that all who attend Tiger’s Den receive a supremely unique experience, one that is treasured and cannot be found elsewhere.
LSU UREC Tiger’s Den is a recreational experience that provides fun and comprehensive camp programming for children ages 6 to 12, where each session is filled with sport activities, structured games, sport skill instruction, and interactive educational activities, all incorporating Tiger’s Den Values.
Summer 2019 Session Dates
|Welcome Week||May 27th through May 31st|
|Water Week||June 3rd through June 7th|
|Super Sports Week||June 10th through June 14th|
|Summer Safari Week||June 17th through June 21st|
|Adventure Week||June 24th through June 28th|
|Backyard Bash Week||July 1st through July 3rd|
|Water Week||July 8th through July 12th|
|Geaux for the Gold Week||July 15th through July 19th|
|Adventure Week||July 22nd through July 26th|
|Summer Rewind Week||July 29th through August 2nd|
How to Register
Steps to Register:
- Complete the Tiger’s Den Registration Packet.
- Email completed packet to TigersDen@lsu.edu or bring printed copy to UREC Operations Desk.
- Pay applicable session fees. Registration for each week is not complete until payment has been processed.
- All forms of payment accepted at UREC Operations desk, (checks accepted via mail).
- Faculty/Staff have ability to pay via payroll deduction.
- Submit Payment Online
- Online payments will close on 5/22 for all sessions.
- Relays & Games
- Board Games
- Indoor Sports
- Rock Climbing/Bouldering
Tiger’s Den Swim Lessons are designed specifically for children registered for Tiger’s Den Summer Camp.
Tiger’s Den swim lessons are designed for 3-8 participants at the beginner or intermediate level. Swimmers will receive 4, 30 minute lessons per registration.
Group swim lessons must have a minimum of 3 participants.
If a scheduled time does not reach the 3 participant minimum, you may either shift to a new session or receive a full refund.
Lessons will be offered from 3:30 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. to pick-up times. Group Swim Lessons will be held Monday – Thursday with Fridays reserved for make-up days.
Payment must be made at the UREC Operations Desk with proof of Tiger’s Den Registration.
|Week||Date||Time||Make-Up Day||LSU Affiliate Price||Community Price|
|Week 1||5/27 – 5/30||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||May 31||$40||$50|
|Week 2||6/3 – 6/6||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||June 7||$40||$50|
|Week 3||6/10 – 6/13||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||June 14||$40||$50|
|Week 4||6/17 – 6/20||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||June 21||$40||$50|
|Week 5||6/24 – 6/27||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||June 28||$40||$50|
|Week 7||7/8 – 7/11||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||July 12||$40||$50|
|Week 8||7/15 – 7/18||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||July 29||$40||$50|
|Week 9||7/22 – 7/25||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||July 26||$40||$50|
|Week 10||7/29 – 8/1||3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||August 2||$40||$50|