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Community and Youth

Year Round Programs

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Golden Memberships

Golden Member refers to all of our insurance based memberships. We work in cooperation with several different companies and insurance providers in order to offer memberships for free or at low costs to eligible participants. All eligible members are permitted to attend our SilverSneakers® Fitness Classes.

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Youth Climbing Team

The Youth Climbing Team (YCT) is designed to help youth not only learn about climbing but also help develop self-confidence and personal goal setting.

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Youth Gymnastics

Miami University Recreation offers a youth gymnastics program for children ages 2+ at Sawyer Hall. Each class has an experienced instructor that is background-checked and maintains certifications in gymnastics safety and CPR/first-aid.

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Learn to Swim and Dive

The Learn to Swim courses are to teach children, teens, and adults to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well.

Basketball courts at the Miami Rec Center

Birthday Parties

Looking for great activities to celebrate a birthday or have a friendly gathering? Here at the Miami Recreational Sports Center, we have many options for such events.

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Equestrian Community Lessons

The Miami University Equestrian Center offers community riding lessons to riders of all levels in Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage. Lessons are taught on Miami horses by our experienced staff. All riders must be 8 years or older.

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Youth Equestrian Team

All levels of riders are welcome. Riders compete in divisions based on their level of experience - from very beginners to accomplished competitive riders.

The Miami Recreation pool

Makos Youth Swim Team

The Makos are a year-round USA Swimming team who compete in age groups from 6 and under to 15 and over.

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Summer Programs

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REC Camp

Rec Camp provides a blend of recreation activities, including games and sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Activities are designed to help campers become more independent, enhance self-confidence, and develop mind and body in a fun and safe learning environment.

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Youth Equestrian Camp

Miami Equestrian offers summer riding camps tailored to those with no previous riding experience as well as those actively competing with aspirations of riding on a college team. We welcome all levels of riders in three disciplines: hunt seat, western and dressage ages 8–18.

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Outdoor Pursuit Camp

Miami’s Outdoor Pursuit Center will provide this group an ACTIVE outdoor experience that will allow them to learn and practice outdoor living skills and natural exploration.

Young boy climing the rock wall wearing a harness with ropes

Youth Climbing Camps

The Youth Climbing Camp, hosted by the Outdoor Pursuit Center, is an opportunity for children to push their limits and reach new heights through indoor and outdoor climbing. The full day camp will culminate with a trip to climb outside at John Bryan State Park on Friday.
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Esports Camp

Esports Camp introduces campers to building a common community through teamwork. Network, play, and learn in our state-of-the-art facilities from the nationally ranked faculty, staff, and students who built the first Division 1 Varsity Esports team. No game knowledge or experience is necessary.

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Miami Recreation prides itself on its commitment to meeting the diverse recreational needs of its patrons. With state-of-the-art fitness centers, a wide range of programs and services, and outdoor adventure opportunities, Miami Recreation offers something for everyone. Miami Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and social aspects of community well-being.