Activities – The Rec


Camp Kodiak

Registration Open!
June 6 – July 30  |  Ages 5-13
REGULAR CAMP HOURS  |  9am – 3pm  |  Residents $105  |  Non-Residents $115
BEFORE CARE  |  7am – 9am  |  Residents $20  |  Non-Residents $25
AFTER CARE  |  3pm – 6pm  |  Residents $20  |  Non-Residents $25

Prices are price per week.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday | Moody Park, Pav. #5

Tuesday, Thursday | The REC

Counselors in Training

CIT’s assist counselors with daily activities during camp. For more information, please contact Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation.

Ages: 13 – 16
Resident Pricing: $20 per week
Non-Resident Pricing: $25 per week

Week 1

Summer Camp Kick Off

June 6 – 10

Week 2

Safari Week

June 13 – 17

Week 3

To Infinity And Beyond

June 20 – 24

Week 4

Life’s A Mess

June 27 – July 1

Week 5

Holiday Highlights

July 5 – 8

Week 6

To The Rescue

July 11 – 15

Week 7

Wacky Water Week

July 18 – 22

Week 8

Kodiak Olympics

July 25 – 29

Week 9

Summer Rewind

August 1 – 5

Membership Promotions

$1 Senior Guest Pass Days

Discounted day passes for anyone 60 and over to use our facility! Members, this is a great time to bring that friend that has always thought about joining the REC!

Date: Every Monday & Wednesday in June
Time: all-day  |  Location: The REC | Ages: 60+

Cost: Member FREE | Non-Member $1

BOGO Fitness & Clip ‘N Climb Passes

When you buy a day pass or a climb at Clip ‘N Climb on Wednesdays in August you will receive a free day pass or climb to use at a later date.

Date: Every Wednesday in August
Time: all-day  |  Location: The REC | Ages: all ages
Day Pass Rates: Members $12 (adult), $8 (youth) 
Non-Members $15 (adult), $10 (youth)
Clip ‘N Climb Rates:
Members $5 | Non-Members $10

College Membership Deal

Looking for a gym to come to for the summer months? Join The Rec with our no contract college membership. Pay for one, two, or three months upfront while not having to worry about cancellation fees or a reoccurring payment once you go back to school.

Fee: $30 a month for up to three months, no joining fee
Dates: May & June  |  Ages: Any college student with a valid ID

Member Only Gym Nights

Enjoy one of the many perks of being a member at The Rec with a members only gym night. This is a great time to gather the family or get together with other members to enjoy a game of soccer, volleyball, or basketball in a less crowded gym.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 3pm – Close  |  Members Only

Senior Programs


Join us on the first Thursday of the month for an afternoon filled with food, friends and fun. After lunch, you can sit back and enjoy the all-time favorite game of bingo. Registration is limited, please call if you are interested. Tickets for lunch must be purchased in advance.

11 AM  |  Ages 60+ | Holland Room at The REC | Price: $8


Are you lucky with the roll of the dice?  If so, this is the club for you!  The Bunco Club will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks & refreshments each week as you roll your luck for a chance to win gift certificates at local establishments.

10 AM  |  Ages 55+  |  Holland Room at The REC
$3 for Residents of Fairview Heights | $4 for Non-Residents

Dam Cheese Tour

Do you like cheese, ice cream, SKI or Carlyle? Let’s go see what’s going on in our neighboring county. We will start off at Macroot Jersey farm, see how they run this local cheese maker family farm. Then head down to see Carlyle Dam and Carlyle Lake, the largest IL manmade lake. After our tour of the Dam, we will head to Duey’s on Fairfax in Carlyle for lunch. Once we have finished lunch, we will move on to Breese and the Excel bottling plant to watch them make the famous Clinton County drink SKI. You can pick up your favorite soda while you’re there. The bus will pick us up in The REC parking lot near the track bleachers. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Price includes transportation and tour fees.

Residents: $50  |  Non-Residents: $60
Date: Wednesday, May 25  |  Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pioneers & Popeye

Embark on an adventure to historic Southern Illinois. We will explore Fort De Charters, one of the earliest settlements built by the French Colonists in 1753. This summer marks the 300th anniversary of the early French settlements. Afterwards, we will travel to the home of Pierre Menard, Illinois’ first Lieutenant Governor and location of Illinois first state capital of Kaskaskia. Next, we will stop for a lunch buffet at Ried’s Harvest House. We will finish the day by visiting Chester, IL the home of Popeye the Sailorman. While in Chester, we will stop by the Popeye museum and see many Popeye and character statues. Cost includes transportation, tour fees, and lunch.

Residents: $65  |  Non-Residents: $75
Date: June 18  |  Time: 9am – 4:30pm

Picnic At the Park

It’s all fun and games for the senior picnic in the park. Join us at Pleasant Ridge Park on Wednesday, June 29 for a fun afternoon. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs and serving your favorite side dishes. We will have yard games set up and music for everyone to enjoy.

Residents: $6  |  Non-Residents: $8
Date: June 29  |  Time: 11:30am

Day at the State Fair

Let’s take a trip to the Illinois State Fair and the Lincoln Museum! We will start off our day visiting the Lincoln Museum, wich contains fascinating information about our 16th President. After our time at the museum we will head to the State Fair. The Illinois State Fair is hosting a Senior Day which allows all seniors ages 60 and older Free Admission to the Fairgrounds. While at the Fairgrounds, you will be able to explore everything it has to offer. The fair includes several different exhibits with shows and crafts, and no one can leave the fair without trying some unique fair food. This trip will contain a large amount of walking, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Cost of trip includes transportation and museum admission. Also, you can rent single ($60) and double ($110) scooters at the fair on a first come, first serve basis.

Residents: $65  |  Non-Residents: $75
Date: August 15  |  Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

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All Week Long
$3 to join (includes first month payment)

$3 climbs at Clip ‘N Climb | $99 Personal Training Packages
Check-In Giveaways & Member Punch Passes*
*come 5 times throughout the week to earn a prize

May 1 | Outdoor Yoga | 11:15am | FREE for everyone

May 2 | Spinning Prize Wheel 8am – 8pm | Free Yoga Sampler Class 7pm

May 3 | FREE Class Mashup | 5pm

May 4 | $1 Friend Pass for Members | All Day

May 5 | Plinko Prize Game 8am – 8pm | FREE Cinco De Mayo Zumbathon 5:30pm – 7:30pm

May 6 | Kid Fitness Class | 6pm

May 7 | Pick a Prize Day

Special Events

Parking Lot Picasso Contest
May 14

Whether you’re an amateur or a professional artist, this event is your chance to get creative! Unleash the magical power of sidewalk chalk, share positive and uplifting messages and transform The REC parking lot into a spectacular canvas. Participants will have 2 hours to complete their masterpiece. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required as the spaces are limited.

Resident: $5 | Non-Resident: $10
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 pm | Ages: All Ages
Location: The REC Parking Lot


Family Fun Night at the Grizzlies  
July 14

When the lights come on, the excitement ignites! Join The REC at the ballpark for a night filled with family fun.

Ticket Price: $25 per ticketDisplay Date: February 27 – March 1

Ticket Includes:
– Picnic table seat
– Pick 2 of the following entrees: Hot Dog, Hamburger, Pulled Pork or Bratwurst
– One side dish: Potato Salad or Cole slaw
– Pepsi products and beer
– The food is served from the first pitch until the end of the 7th inning

Time: Game starts at 6:45pm

Ice-Cream Social
July 15

Join us at the park for some FREE ice cream. Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation employees will be serving up scoops of ice cream with a smile at the large pavilion. This event is for Fairview Heights residents only.

Cost: FREE | Time: 5pm – 7pm
Ages: All Ages | Location: Moody Park


Cinco De Mayo Zubathon

May 5 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | FREE | Ages 16+

Enjoy a fun Zumba class with multiple instructors, fun music, and prizes to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! Bring a friend for free and win prizes!

4th Of July Zubathon

July 1 | 5pm – 7pm | | FREE | Ages 16+

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a fun fitness class taught by our Zumba instructors. Dress in red, white, and blue as the best costume will win a prize! Bring a friend and get your dance on before your long weekend!

4th of July Celebration
June 30

Celebrate the 246th birthday of America with The Rec at our 3rd annual 4th of July celebration! Join us for food, music, games, prizes, and tons of fun!

Clip ‘N Climb: Members FREE, Non-Members $5
Time: 4pm – 9pm | Ages: All Ages | Location: The REC

VENDORS: For an opportunity to be a part of our event, please call 618-489-2040 or email

End of Summer Bash
Friday, August 12

Enjoy an end of summer celebration with bounce houses, climbs at Clip ‘N Climb, and a dip in the pool!

Cost*: Members $5, Non-Members $10 | Ages: All Ages
Time: 4pm – 8pm | Location: The REC

VENDORS: For an opportunity to be a part of our event, please call 618-489-2040 or email

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