UCLA Recreation 2016 Youth Programs offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K–12. Located at UCLA, the camps emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

Activities for younger children feature cooperative play and include indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. For elementary children, camps focus on areas of interest: science, sports, acting, creative thinking, performance, and arts and crafts. Secondary school students can enjoy week-long programs in surfing, sailing, and rock climbing, as well as educational exploration in our adventure camps.

Summer Camps 2016 Open Registration starts, March 9, 2016.

Summer Camp Registration Fair

Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the John Wooden Center

8:30am-10am

For on-campus families of UCLA students, faculty, staff, and ASUCLA staff.

10:30am- 12pm
For off-campus families of UCLA Lab School, UCLA Extension students, UCLA Alumni Association members and all others.

Camp Information

 Please check back at the end of December 2015 for information regarding the upcoming 2016 season.

UCLA Recreation Youth Programs offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K–12. Located at UCLA, the camps emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

 Activities for younger children feature cooperative play and include indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. For elementary children, camps focus on areas of interest: science, sports, acting, creative thinking, performance, and arts and crafts. Secondary school students can enjoy week-long programs in surfing, sailing, and rock climbing, as well as educational exploration in our adventure camps.


UCLA Recreation Summer Camps 2016 info coming soon!

 Please check back at the end of December 2015 for information regarding the upcoming 2016 season.

UCLA Recreation Youth Programs offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K–12. Located at UCLA, the camps emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

 Activities for younger children feature cooperative play and include indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. For elementary children, camps focus on areas of interest: science, sports, acting, creative thinking, performance, and arts and crafts. Secondary school students can enjoy week-long programs in surfing, sailing, and rock climbing, as well as educational exploration in our adventure camps.


UCLA Recreation Summer Camps 2016 info coming soon!

 Please check back at the end of December 2015 for information regarding the upcoming 2016 season.

UCLA Recreation Youth Programs offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K–12. Located at UCLA, the camps emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

 Activities for younger children feature cooperative play and include indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. For elementary children, camps focus on areas of interest: science, sports, acting, creative thinking, performance, and arts and crafts. Secondary school students can enjoy week-long programs in surfing, sailing, and rock climbing, as well as educational exploration in our adventure camps.


2016 Summer Camp Brochure

Registration and Forms

 

Fee Structure

Fees are categorized in a 5-tiered payment system:

TIER 1  Current UCLA Students
TIER 2  UCLA Faculty & Staff with Rec Card
 TIER 3  UCLA Faculty & Staff

TIER 4 Other Affiliates with Rec Card 
TIER 5  All Others

Enrollment is limited in all camps. Please discuss options and curricula with your children prior to registration. UCLA Recreation does not guarantee any changes after registration. Dropping or transferring programs is subject to the UCLA Recreation refund and transfer policy. Please see individual camps for fees and details.

DISCOUNTS

Rec Card Pricing:

An annual UCLA Recreation membership—family or individual adult with an individual dependent—qualifies you for member pricing (Tier 2, Tier 4) on most camp programs. Recreation membership offers flexible options across campus to meet your family's recreation and fitness needs. Purchase a Bruin Family Membership for access to the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center and the John Wooden Center or opt for a Sunset Seasonal Family Membership to swim in our four outdoor pools on campus. Your membership is also your ticket to a wide range of activities and facilities, including fitness classes, swimming, tennis, martial arts, and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. For more information about UCLA Recreation membership, call 310.206.8373.

NOTE: An annual Recreation membership is defined as seven or more consecutive months of membership. All dependent memberships also require the purchase of one adult membership.

CAMP FEE PAYMENTS

All camp fees must be paid in full at registration by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). UCLA staff and faculty may also pay via payroll deduction if they purchase summer youth camps prior to April 1. Payroll deduction is extended only to:

1. Permanent employees or academic university employees with indefinite end dates who work at least 50 percent time.

2. Limited employees with end dates beyond September 1 who work 100 percent time.

All payroll deduction registrations must be submitted in person. For more information on payroll deduction, please contact the Sales & Service office at 310.206.8373.

NOTE: Enrollment is limited in all camps. Please discuss options and curricula with your children prior to registration. UCLA Recreation does not guarantee any changes after registration. Dropping or transferring programs is subject to the UCLA Recreation refund and transfer policy.


CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

We are pleased to offer weekly camp scholarships to dependents of UCLA students, staff and faculty based on financial need. Scholarship applications are available at the Sales & Service Cashiering office on the 1st floor of the John Wooden Center. Due to limited availability, submit your application early to ensure consideration.

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Registration Fair & Open Registration Information

Returning Families

If your family is affiliated and was enrolled in the 2015 UCLA Recreation summer camp program, register online by mail or in person from Wednesday, February 17, 12pm through Wednesday, March 2.

 

Registration Fair for New Families

If your family is affiliated or wishes to become affiliated, but was not enrolled in the 2015 UCLA Recreation summer camp program, you can come to the Registration Fair on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the John Wooden Center from 8:30am-10am.

 

Registration Fair: Saturday, March 5, 2016.  

 

UCLA Recreation memberships can be purchased at the Registration Fair. 

8:30am–10am
For on-campus families of UCLA students, faculty, staff, and ASUCLA staff.
10:30am–12pm
For off-campus families of UCLA Lab School students, UCLA Extension students, and UCLA Alumni Association members.

Open Registration for All 

Open registration begins March 9. Families may register the following ways: 

1. Register online by visiting our website (link available soon).
2. Mail your registration packet or bring it to the Sales & Service office on the 1st floor of the John Wooden Center.

Work for Summer Camps

Are you energetic and enjoy working with children? Join UCLA Recreation Youth Programs for an awesome summer, and get paid too.

Summer Camps 2016 Employment Application will be available mid March 2016! 

For more information about our Summer Camps programs, view our booklet.

If you have any questions, please contact Youth Programs atcamphr@recreation.ucla.edu or 310.206.7689.

Upcoming Positions for 2016 Summer Camp

 

Counselors in Training

Counselors in Training Program

This program teaches teens to work with youth while earning community service hours. Each participant will attend mandatory training's that will cover topics like leadership, team building, supervision of children, inclusion, CPR/First Aid certification, and other specialized training's as necessary. Directly following the training week, CITs will be placed in a one-week volunteer opportunity in one of our camp programs. Placement in camp programs will depend upon each CIT's age (as listed below), demonstrated strengths, and the weekly needs of each camp program. CITs must pass a swim test for programs that frequent pools or the ocean.

For Volunteer Week, CITs may choose to work an AM, PM, or all-day shift for the duration of the week. After successfully completing this two-week program, CITs may be invited to apply to be a CIT Volunteer in our camp programs, providing them the opportunity to volunteer throughout the remainder of the summer.

Entering 9th–12th grade | Ages 14–17 years

Must be entering 9th–12th grade in Fall 2016 and at least 14 years old by December 1, 2016.


IMPORTANT

CITs must attend all training days in one session and at least one full week (a half- or whole-day shift) in the camp they are assigned to train with.

GROUP 1 Ages 14–15
Volunteer opportunities in Camp Bruin Kids Levels A/B/C and Camp Explore. See pages 10–19 for more information.

GROUP 2 Ages 16–17
Volunteer opportunities in Camp Bruin Kids Levels A/B/C, Camp Explore, Marina Aquatic Center, Bruins on Broadway, and our Special Needs Inclusion Program.

TRAINING SESSIONS

SESSION A

Training Week: June 13–17, 9am–4pm 

Volunteer Week: June 20–24
AM (8:30am–12:30pm),
PM (12:30–4:30pm), or

All Day (9am–4pm)

SESSION B

Training Week: July 11–15, 9am–4pm 

Volunteer Week: July 18–22
AM (8:30am–12:30pm),
PM (12:30–4:30pm), or

All Day (9am–4pm)

TRAINING WEEK DROP-OFF / PICK-UP LOCATION

Parking Lot 7 (by John Wooden Center)

FEES

Camp fees are categorized in a 5-tiered payment system:

TIER 1: Current UCLA Students 

TIER 2: UCLA Faculty & Staff with Rec Card 

TIER 3: UCLA Faculty & Staff

TIER 4: UCLA Affiliates with Rec Card

TIER 5: All others

TIER 1: $300

TIER 2: $365

TIER 3: $400

TIER 4: $410

TIER 5: $445 

Registered Families

Parent Guide - Coming soon!

Staff and Contact Info

Our staff members are carefully selected to be positive role models for our campers.

Staff Education:
Child development, psychology, sociology, and communication skills. 


Staff Advanced Training:
Performing arts, creative arts, athletics, and education.

Staff Certification:
Community first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the American Red Cross. Aquatic staff certified in lifeguard training, many certified in water safety instruction. Our highly-trained staff instills self-esteem in our campers within an enriched, safe environment.


CONTACT NUMBERS

UCLA Recreation Enrollment Office
General information, camp enrollment needs 
310.825.3671 
Payment Specific Questions 310.206.8373
John Wooden Center Camps
Program information, early pick-ups, absences questions, concerns
310.206.9068
(Number active June 8–August 14)
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
Camps Program information, early pick-ups, absences questions, concerns
310.206.4000
(Number active June 8–August 8)
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Swim Line
All group and semi-private swim lessons
310.825.3411
Marina Aquatic Center
Bruins on Water and Camp Adventure program information
310.822.2276
(Number active June 8–August 14)

 

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