What is Den Camp?

In collaboration with Student Affairs, UCLA Recreation is excited to welcome you to UCLA! We are proud to present Den Camp as a unique, fun, and exciting way to begin your time at UCLA.

Welcome, New Bruins!

Den Camp is UCLA's premier Post Orientation Program for first-year students designed to enhance the New Student Orientation experience. At Den Camp, you will have the opportunity to kick off your next four years at UCLA in a camp setting with fellow new Bruins. Over the course of four days, and through the experience of active, outdoor activities, you will bond with the rest of the Den Camp community, providing a strong set of friendships to begin your first year of UCLA. Integrating a series of small and large group activities, initiatives, conversations, and adventures, Den Camp strives to help you build meaningful connections that you will maintain throughout you college experience.

What happens at Den Camp?

Activities at Den Camp may include hiking, canoeing, team-building games and initiatives, high ropes courses and rock wall climbing, arts and crafts, yoga, sports, campfires, skits and more. You will be placed into a small, intentional group for portions of each day to focus on specific goals such as team-building, leadership, and diversity. There will also be ample opportunity to interact and participate in activities with the entire Den Camp community.

Den Camp is led by UCLA student leaders who are passionate about making the first year at UCLA a True Bruin Experience. Our seasoned UCLA student leaders will be able to offer advice about UCLA while providing guidance, support and fun as you transition to UCLA.

Please note that Den Camp is an active, outdoor, experiential education based program. If you enjoy playing and relaxing in nature, then this may be the program for you.


Registration for Den Camp will begin on May 1, 2016. Please check back here at that time for more information. Thank you for your patience!

Den Camp is a 4-day, 3-night camp experience. Each session costs $375 and includes:
- Transportation
- Three nights lodging
- Eight meals
- Guided activities
- Official Move-in to permanent rooms on Thursday, September 15.

Register for Den Camp: September 12 – September 15, 2016

Step 1
Browse our trips online and select a trip to register in. Click on the trip name, then click “Register Now” for the trip you choose. Be sure to browse in the Su2016 (Summer 2016) quarter in order to find Den Camp.

Step 2
Click “SIGN UP” to make a new profile in our online store.

Step 3
When creating your profile, enter your UCLA Student ID number as your "Member Information." After creating a profile, you'll receive an email with a link to activate your account.

*If you don’t have a UCLA ID# yet, please contact us for an ID#.

Step 4
Open the activation email, and click on the link to activate your account. Log in and click on Outdoor Adventures on the left hand side to choose the trip or program of your choice. See you this Summer!

The last day to enroll in Den Camp is Friday, September 2, 2016.

NO refunds will be granted for requests made after September 1, 2016. Refund requests made on or before September 1, 2016 will receive a 90% refund.

For questions about this program contact:
Martin Dang
(310) 628-0779

These programs are designed to enhance your transition to UCLA and do not replace your official UCLA Orientation session. You can attend any Pre/Post Orientation program regardless of which formal orientations session you are attending. For questions regarding your official orientation, you must contact UCLA's New Student & Transition Programs.