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Youth Programs

Discover a world of fun designed for young minds in our community pack. From engaging activities that foster creativity to skill-building adventures, we offer a range of programs that bring joy and growth to our community and campus. Our youth programs aim to inspire curiosity, promote teamwork and cultivate a love for healthy living.

Kids Escape Days

Let your 6-12-year-olds embark on a day of excitement and creativity at the Recreation Center! On special school days off or Saturdays, we bring a mix of sports, crafts and activities to keep the fun rolling. Our experienced team ensures a day filled with laughter, skill-building and new friendships. Watch as your child explores, plays and thrives in a safe and engaging environment. Join the adventure with NIU Rec Kids Escape Days – where every day is a day to remember!

Cost: $50 per child, per day or sign up for all five days for only $200.

Location: NIU Recreation Center

Questions? Contact Natasha Johnson, assistant athletic director of recreation at

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