PSU Campus Rec seeks to enhance engagement within the University by building healthy and supportive communities. We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to participate with their children during the times and activities posted in the schedule. Please note: All youth dependents of Rec Center members must become Youth Pass holders and have a signed liability release and photo on file at the Member Services Counter prior to using the facility. More specific policy information may be found below.
Our Youth Program policies are driven by the belief that the Student Rec Center is first and foremost a place for PSU students to exercise and create healthy lifestyles. Knowing that many of our students and other members have children, we have worked to make accommodations to enable these members to participate while still adhering to standard PSU risk management practices, effectively allocating resources, and following our mission.
- Adults bringing children into the Rec Center must be current paid members of the Student Rec Center.
- A parent or adult supervisor must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- An adult non-member guest who wants to participate must purchase a guest membership and bring a government issued photo ID. If the adult non-member does not want to participate, he or she can provide a government issued ID, receive a visitors pass and watch the youth participate.
Children under 18 years of age are eligible to participate in the Youth Program. Children who are dependents of Rec Center members must register as Youth Pass holders at Member Services. Registration is free and re-registration occurs every three months. Youth guests must have a signed liability release on file at Member Services prior to participation and this form must be signed by the parent/guardian. To register be prepared to:
- Provide child’s full name, date of birth, age
- Provide parental/guardian signature on the liability release
- Have a picture taken of the child at Member Services
- Receive and review a copy of youth policies
- Pass requires renewal every three months
- Pass requires new liability release and photo annually
- Children and/or youth dependents must remain with a parent/guardian or adult member at all times unless the program is specifically designed to be a “drop-off” activity. In the future, drop-off activities may include private swim lessons or group swim or climb lessons.
- Each adult member can bring a maximum of one additional minor per his/her own child into the Rec Center during designated Youth Program times if they have prior parent/guardian approval and a completed liability released signed by the parent/guardian.
- Children 5 and under may go into the opposite gender locker room with their parent/guardian. Universal locker rooms, which include showers, lockers and changing tables, are available on the 2nd floor near the pool.
- All children must have a signed liability release on file at the member services counter prior to participation. Forms must be signed by the parent/guardian. Youth dependents of guest must be registered as Youth Pass Holders at Member Services.
- Children must remain under the supervision and care of a parent/guardian or adult member at all times when in the Rec Center.
- Children under two must wear plastic pants and/or approved swim diapers. No regular diapers are allowed in the pool. Approved swim diapers do not include "Little Swimmers" or similar diapers. Campus Recreation does offer approved reusable swim diapers at the member services desk for a small fee.
- During youth building hours, members and their children may use the pool space as it is designated for lap and open swim only. (e.g. lap swim during lap swim hours, recreational use during open swim hours). Recreational use during lap swim is not be allowed.
- Private youth swim lessons are available for a fee during youth hours.
- All youth wanting to swim apart from his/her parents or in the deep end of the pool will be required to successfully complete a 25 yard swim test. Youth will swim from the deep end of the pool to the shallow end using a swim stroke (i.e. not doggie paddle) and without touching the bottom of the pool.
- Group youth lessons will resume fall 2011.For more information visit youth swim webpage.
- To climb, participants must be able to fit into a harness and use climbing shoes. Climbing shoes are available for check-out at the Equipment Issue Counter.
- Children must be 13 or older to participate in belay training/test out in belaying. The climbing center has a maximum capacity of 20 participants at any given time.
- Parent/guardian or adult member must complete a climbing center orientation and become a climbing center member prior to using the climbing center.
- Children under 12 may only use the climbing center during staffed top rope hours.
- Children Youth Pass Holders 13 – 17 years old may use the wall during non-staffed bouldering hours. 13 – 17 year olds must complete a climbing center orientation and become a climbing center member prior to using the climbing center during bouldering hours. For more information visit climbing center webpage.
Courts & Weight/Cardio Areas
- If courts are available, equipment may be checked out by the child’s parent/guardian or adult member at the equipment issue desk. *Courts are not reserved specifically for children and families. They are available on a first come first serve basis.
- Weight and Cardio Areas – 16 & 17 year old children are allowed in the weight and cardio areas under supervision of the parent/guardian or adult member. If a 16 or 17 year old wants to use these areas, he or she must bring and present a government issued photo ID. Children under 16 are not allowed in the weight and cardio areas of the Rec Center.
Campus Rec makes every effort to be accessible to all abilities. For accommodations for facilities, activities and programs please contact Jen Armbruster at 503-725-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.