UCLA Recreation


Attention all UCLA Recreation Summer Camp Parents:

For Information regarding current camp programs, as of July 30, 2014, 
including location, programming and pick-up and drop-off please contact:
310-206-4000 for camp information.

We are pleased to announce that all Recreation Summer Camps and swim lessons will resume tomorrow Thursday, July 31.  Please be aware that due to water damage and continued closures on the campus, several major changes have been made to camp locations and minor programming changes might occur. 

Thursday, July 31, and Friday, August 1, all camps that formerly took place in the John Wooden Center and/or dropped off & picked up at Lot 7 are moving their drop-off and pick-up to the SUNSET CANYON RECREATION CENTER with DROP OFF & PICK UP specifically at the UPPER PICNIC AREA (UPA) with parking at LOT 11. 

All camps taking place at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center are unaffected.  The following is an updated list of all camps and their current pick up and drop off locations.  In order to accommodate the influx of programs Drop-off and Pick-up has been extended by 15 minutes to 8:15-9:00am and 4:00-4:45pm.  Please be prepared for traffic delays on campus and in the parking structures.

Click here for the latest information regarding parking, traffic closures and vehicle retrieval for Parking Structures 4 and 7.

Thursday, July 31, and Friday, August 1:
The following camps will now Drop Off & Pick up at UPA
(Upper Picnic Area) of the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Please park in Lot 11 and walk through the UPA Gate.  

  • Young Einstein
  • Action Zone
  • Bruin Ninjas
  • Act One
  • Voyager
  • Sailing

The following camps will continue with Drop Off & Pick Up at Park Pool Lawn of the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

  • Camp Bruin Kids Level A
  • Camp Bruin Kids Level B
  • Camp Bruin Kids Level C
  • Strokes
  • Imagination Station
  • Art Smart
  • Bruin Survivor

Midday Camp Explore Drop Off & Pick Up
ALL half-day Camp Explore programs will use the turnaround at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center for drop off & pick up from 12:30pm-1pm.

Extended Care
Extended Care for all camps will take place at the BA (Buenos Ayres) Room at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center in the morning from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM and in the Afternoon from 4:30 PM -5:30 PM.

Please note, if your child is enrolled in Extended Care for the afternoon and you choose to pick up BEFORE 4:30, you must walk to the BA (Buenos Ayres) Room to pick up your camper's.

If you need to pick up your camper early (Before 3pm), please let us know ahead of time so that we can have your camper ready.  We cannot guarantee the expediency of pick-up for campers between 3:00-4:00pm as we will be in transition at that time.

If you are picking up early or dropping off late, please walk your child to the Camp Office at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

  • AM Extended Care: 7:30-8:30
  • Drop Off: 8:15-9:00
  • Pick up: 4:00-4:45
  • PM Extended Care: 4:30-5:30

UCLA Recreation will be refunding every camp family for the undeliverable camp day on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  Please note that due to the flooding of the John Wooden Center and the consequent damage to our Sales and Cashiering office and servers, we will be unable to process refunds for a minimum of 2 weeks.

We at UCLA Recreation Youth and Family Programs would like to thank you for your patience and support as we respond to the aftermath of Tuesday's events.  Once again, please be prepared for traffic delays on campus and in the parking structures.


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UCLA Recreation Summer Camps

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.


Your resource for camp information including: drop-off /pick-up and parking information, what to bring and expect, program information and much more.


Open Registration for All
Open registration begins Wednesday, March 12. Families may register the following ways:

  1. Register online.
  2. Mail your registration packet or bring it to the Sales & Service office on the 1st floor of the John Wooden Center.