Tiger’s Den

Tiger’s Den

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.


3 children playing in the pool.


Summer camp is about fun! At Tiger’s Den, the goal each day is for every camper to experience a fun and positive environment through the wide variety of unique daily activities.
child riding a mini horse


Teaching is the art of assisting discovery, and at Tiger’s Den, we educate in an informal manner by providing children the opportunity to discover things about themselves and the world that surrounds them.
Group of children smiling.


We enjoy a very diverse community of campers and counselors and at Tiger’s Den, we seek to illustrate to campers the benefits of teamwork while emphasizing a definition of success not based on winning.
Group of excited Tiger's Den campers.


Summer camp is a unique opportunity for all children, and at Tiger’s Den we promote an atmosphere where enthusiasm for all things is celebrated and seen as a success.
2 children smiling.


Humility is a crucial aspect of child development and at Tiger’s Den, we ensure campers learn what it means to be humble regardless of success and to treat others with respect and integrity.
2 children petting a rabbit.


The safety and happiness of campers is our primary concern. At Tiger’s Den, we maintain an environment where treating others with care, respect, and compassion is paramount to a positive experience.
Tiger's Den campers dancing.


Leadership is an acquirable skill and at Tiger’s Den, we intentionally create opportunities where children can grow and develop their leadership capabilities both in individual and group settings.

Summer 2019 Session Dates

Table showing the date ranges of each week of Tiger’s Den.
Welcome WeekMay 27th through May 31st
Water WeekJune 3rd through June 7th
Super Sports WeekJune 10th through June 14th
Summer Safari WeekJune 17th through June 21st
Adventure WeekJune 24th through June 28th
Backyard Bash WeekJuly 1st through July 3rd
Water WeekJuly 8th through July 12th
Geaux for the Gold WeekJuly 15th through July 19th
Adventure WeekJuly 22nd through July 26th
Summer Rewind WeekJuly 29th through August 2nd

How to Register

Steps to Register:

  1. Complete the Tiger’s Den Registration Packet.
  2. Email completed packet to TigersDen@lsu.edu or bring printed copy to UREC Operations Desk.
  3. Pay applicable session fees. Registration for each week is not complete until payment has been processed.
Space is limited.
University Recreation reserves the right to cancel any session or modify activities due to under-enrollment, facility issues, or circumstances beyond its control. Parents will be notified immediately if a session is altered in any way.

Payment Options:

  1. All forms of payment accepted at UREC Operations desk, (checks accepted via mail).
  2. Faculty/Staff have ability to pay via payroll deduction.
  3. Submit Payment Online
  4. Online payments will close on 5/22 for all sessions.
Children should come dressed for a full day of activity. We recommend activity clothes and athletic shoes. Open-toed shoes will not be permitted. Campers should bring items in a well-marked backpack or athletic bag. Conduct University Recreation reserves the right to dismiss a camper if their behavior jeopardizes the others campers’ safety and well-being.
  • Relays & Games
  • Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Indoor Sports
  • Rock Climbing/Bouldering

Swim Lessons

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.

Table showing the dates of when swim lessons are offered during Tiger’s Den.
WeekDateTimeMake-Up DayLSU Affiliate PriceCommunity Price
Week 15/27 – 5/303:30 – 4:00 p.m.May 31$40$50
Week 26/3 – 6/63:30 – 4:00 p.m.June 7$40$50
Week 36/10 – 6/133:30 – 4:00 p.m.June 14$40$50
Week 46/17 – 6/203:30 – 4:00 p.m.June 21$40$50
Week 56/24 – 6/273:30 – 4:00 p.m.June 28$40$50
Week 77/8 – 7/113:30 – 4:00 p.m.July 12$40$50
Week 87/15 – 7/183:30 – 4:00 p.m.July 29$40$50
Week 97/22 – 7/253:30 – 4:00 p.m.July 26$40$50
Week 107/29 – 8/13:30 – 4:00 p.m.August 2$40$50