Summer Youth Activity Program 

The aim of the Rice University Summer Youth Activity Program is to introduce children (aged 6 to 11) to a variety of sport and recreational activities in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Our staff of instructors and counselors consists of students from Rice and other area universities, as well as professionals trained in education and recreation. It is our goal to provide each participant with age appropriate instruction and an exciting and memorable experience. Participants will spend his/her summer having fun, meeting new friends and being physically active. A summer with SYAP will leave your child with a sense of physical, social and emotional accomplishment, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Questions, Comments, or Concerns
Please email and include your child's name, age, your name and your contact information. Or you may call our main office at 713-348-4058.

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If the session you are registering for is closed, please try again during the next registration period. The waitlist will be open on Friday, February 17, as sessions sell out. 


2017 Sessions Offered 

Session 1
June 5 - 16
Session 2
June 19 - 30
Session 3
July 10 - 21
Session 4
July 24  - August 4
We do not operate this program the week of July 4.

Pricing Per Session

Rice Faculty/Staff/Students $495
Rice Alumni $520
Community $550
Late Care = $225  

The $250.00 deposit is nonrefundable for any cancellation.


Rice Faculty/Staff/Student Registration Monday February 13 & Tuesday, February 14
Monday at 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Rice Alumni Registration Wednesday, February 15
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2016 Returning Family Registration Wednesday, February 15 
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open Registation
For Community Members
Friday, February 17
Begins at 12:00 p.m. 


Facility Location

All sessions will be held on the Rice University campus at the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is located inside gate entrance #20 (Kent Street) off Rice Blvd. (The Recreation Center is the first large building on the right.) Need a campus map? An online version is available.

Parent's Guide

To view the 2017 Parent's Guide, click here
(includes general expectations, drop-off and pick-up information, what to bring, etc.)

*Please note: The Summer Youth Activity Program is not  “nut free”. We sell products in our Concession Booth that contain nuts, and we do not prevent families from sending children to campus with lunches/snacks that might have nuts in them. However, we will provide reasonable accommodations to protect the well-being of a child who has nut-related allergies. If your child has a nut allergy, please contact us to discuss the degree of severity prior to enrolling him/her in our program.