The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center offers a number of fun, activity-based programs for children, throughout the year: after school programs, school vacation programs, and more.
After School Program
Our After School Program introduces school-aged children to a wide variety of fun activities and games.
Our aim is to offer a structured program to ensure that children receive a diverse experience active and interactive experiences but also allow time for free choice, open swim and open gym activities. During our pool times on Mondays and Thursdays we keep the participants active and energized with pool games.
Each month an updated After School Program calendar of events keeps parents up to date on the variety of activities we offer their children. Upon registration, parents can also join a closed Facebook group to follow activities, chat with other parents and keep up on upcoming events.
Group-Youth Swim Lessons
Our Group-Youth Learn-to-Swim Lessons are taught under the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program curriculum and are designed to teach children water safety and confidence. Skill, coordination, growth, regular attendance, and practice, will determine childrens’ advancement through the different swim levels.
Youth Swim Lessons Info (pdf)
Registration is now open!
Cradles & Crayons
Cradles & Crayons is our supervised on-site daycare program designed for children 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten.
In this program, young children have fun playing games, reading stories, exercising and making new friends while their parent uses the hour for their own exercise programs.
Cradles & Crayons is free for all Fitness & Recreation Center members and those using the Fitness Center on a Guest Pass.
Monday–Friday, 9am–10am (closed if the facility opens at 10am)
Summer Daze Camps
Summer Daze Campers enjoy fun summertime activities including swimming (in our indoor pool and at the Sandy River), water games, field trips (Aquaboggan, Popham Beach State Park, etc.) dance parties, sports, arts & crafts, hiking, theme days and much more daily. Whew!
The Summer Daze Camp staff are enthusiastic, well trained college-aged women and men, including 2 trained lifeguards. All staff are Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified. We have a minimum of 5 staff members working with campers at all times and maintain a maximum 10-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio.
Leader In Training Program
Our summertime Leader In Training Program is for older children, ages 13-16, and is designed to prepare them to become camp counselors. They receive CPR and First Aid Training, leadership training and work closely with our Summer Daze staff who mentor them to work with younger campers.
2017 LIT Application (pdf)
For Childrens Programs info, contact:
Children’s Programs, Front Desk Operations