UCLA Recreation 2018 Youth Programs offers a wide variety of summer camps for 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. 

We are pleased to introduce a number of exciting new and improved programs including:

Bruin Skate
(Ages 7 - 10 years)
Campers learn to skateboard for fun, sport or transportation in a safe environment. Whether you’re a beginner or want to hone your skills on a board, this is the camp for you.

Bear Necessities
(Ages 7 - 10 years)
Bear Necessities is a week long survival camp where outdoor and nature programming culminate in an two-night Camping Adventure.

Creativity Clubhouse 
(Ages 7 - 10 years)
Creativity Clubhouse is a multidisciplinary camp that focuses on fine art while also incorporating performing arts, magic, puppetry, and storytelling into a fun and engaging curriculum. Each two week session is designed= around a unique theme.


 

Click here for our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure (pdf)

To register for camps online,  make sure to click "Summer 2018" under Semester on the left hand side of this page.

Explore Summer Camps

Weekly Schedules

All Summer Camps (by age)

 

Registration and Forms

Registration Dates

Returning Families
If your family was enrolled in the 2017 UCLA Recreation summer camp program, your priority registration begins on Wednesday, February 14, 12pm through Friday, March 2.

All Families
Open registration begins Wednesday, March 7, 12pm.

Online Registration 

If paying by payroll deduction or applying for a scholarship, you must register in person or by mail. 

RETURNING FAMILIES 

Step 1 Click here to access our online store. 

Step 2 Click "SIGN IN" near the top-right corner of the page to make your profile or log in. 

Step 3 Log in to browse our "Su2018" camp programs and register your children for Summer Camps 2018. If you are enrolling a new child this year, log in and add your dependents to your account by clicking "My Account" in the top right. IMPORTANT: Once you've entered your dependents and their birth dates, contact us at campregistration@recreation.ucla.edu or 310.825.3671 to authorize the child for registration. 

Questions? Contact us at campregistration@recreation.ucla.edu or 310.825.3671. 

NEW FAMILIES 

Step 1 Click here to access our online store. 

Step 2 If this is your first time visiting our online store this camp season, click "SIGN UP" to make a new profile. Please create a profile for the affiliated parent, if applicable. If you have already created a profile this camp season, log in using the username and password you previously set. 

Step 3 When creating your profile, enter either your UCLA Employee/Student ID number or Alumni Association ID number as your "Member Information", if applicable. If you are not affiliated with the university, leave "Member Information" blank. After creating a profile, you'll receive an email with a link to activate your account. You will need to activate your account via email before purchasing.

Step 4 Log in and add your dependents to your account by clicking on your username in the top right. IMPORTANT: Once you've entered your dependents and their birth dates, contact us at campregistration@recreation.ucla.edu or 310.825.3671 to activate your family's correct pricing. 

Step 5 Log in to browse our "Su2018" camp programs and register your children for Summer Camps 2018. See you this Summer! 

Questions? Contact us at campregistration@recreation.ucla.edu or 310.825.3671. 

In-Person Registration

If paying by payroll deduction or applying for a scholarship, family must register in person or by mail.

Step 1 Download and fill out the forms for your affiliation. To fill the PDF forms digitally, download them to your computer and open with Adobe Reader.

2018 FORMS

UCLA Student

    Step 2 Submit your forms. All forms are required at the time of registration except the Immunization Record. At minimum, Immunization Records must be submitted to the Sales & Service office five business days prior to your child's first day of camp or they will not be able to attend. 

    • Mail (no cash please) UCLA Recreation Youth Summer Camps 111 Easton Drive Los Angeles, CA 90024  
    • In-Person UCLA Recreation Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Front Desk UCLA Recreation John Wooden Center (1st floor) Sales & Service Office Hours: Mon- Fri 8:30am-7pm

    Step 3 Pay for camp. All camp fees must be paid in full at registration by cash, check or Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. UCLA faculty and staff may also pay via payroll deduction if they purchase summer youth camps prior to April 1. For more information on payroll deduction, contact the UCLA Recreation Sales & Service office at 310.206.8373.

    Step 4 Camp scholarships (if applicable). Camper Registration Forms must be submitted along with Camper Scholarship Application. Submit by March 31 to ensure consideration. Pick one up at the Sales & Service office. 


    Registered Families

    Click here for PARENT GUIDE.

    Friend Requests

    Welcome to UCLA Recreation Summer Programs! If you would like your camper to be grouped with one of their friends while at camp, please click on the following link and fill out the questionnaire  

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UCLARECCAMPS

    While we will do our best to accommodate your wishes, please keep in mind the following: 


    1. Your request MUST be submitted at least one week prior to your camper's first week of attendance.

    2. Enrollment in Learn to Swim may affect our ability to accommodate your friend request.

    3. Requests will only be honored with the consent of parents/ guardians for EACH child. The parent/ guardian of each camper must complete this form independently, for it to be honored.

    4. We will honor requests for groups of up to THREE children. Please do not write more than two friends' names on the request form.

    5. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but submitting this form DOES NOT guarantee that your child will be paired with their friend. There are many factors to consider when creating camp groups and we reserve the right to create them as we see fit.

     

    Contact Info

    CONTACT NUMBERS

    Summer Camps Registration / Enrollment Office 310.825.3671

    Payment Specific Questions 310.206.8373

    Youth Programs 310.206.4000

    Youth Swim Line 310.825.3411

    Marina Aquatic Center 310.822.2276

    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.

    Work for Summer Camps

     

    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 2018 and at least 14 years old by December 1, 2018.


    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. 

    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.

     

    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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