After much consideration, we have decided that we are unable to operate our summer programming as planned. Despite not  seeing campers and staff in person as soon as we would like to, we are excited to announce that we will be offering virtual youth summer camps beginning June 22. Please check back for Session 1 schedules and registration information. 



UCLA Recreation 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. 


Weekly Schedules


2020 Schedules to come.



All Summer Camps (by age)


Fee Structure

Fees are categorized in a 3-tiered payment system:

TIER 1 Current UCLA Students

TIER 3 UCLA Faculty & Staff

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.


Rec Card Pricing

An annual UCLA Recreation membership – family or individual adult with an individual dependent – qualifies you for a weekly discount on most full week camp programs. UCLA Faculty, Staff and other Affiliates are eligible for a $40.00 discount off of the Tier 3 or Tier 5 price for most full camp sessions.

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 outdoors 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. Because the student fees (Tier 1) are already subsidized, and priced at less than cost, no additional discounts are available. If you need further financial support, please complete the scholarship application.

Family Membership

UCLA Recreation family memberships of 7 months or more get a discount of $40/week on most full camp sessions.

Camp Scholarships

We are pleased to offer weekly camp scholarships to dependents of UCLA students, staff, and faculty based on financial need. Camper Registration forms must be submitted along with camper scholarship application. Submit by April 15 to ensure consideration. Scholarship applications are available by emailing campregistration@ Due to limited availability, submit your application early to ensure consideration.

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 May 15. 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.

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.

Registered Families

Links will become available before camps start. 

2020 Parent Guide

2020 Loading Permit

Friend Requests




Contact Info


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

About this Training

Must be entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2020 and at least 14 years old by September 1, 2020.

This program teaches teens to work with youth while earning community service hours. Each participant will attend mandatory trainings that will cover topics like leadership, team building, supervision of children, inclusion, CPR/First Aid certification, and other specialized trainings 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 Marina.

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 be a CIT Volunteer in our camp programs, providing them the opportunity to volunteer throughout the remainder of the summer.

Important (Please Note)

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. For more information about these programs, see pages 12-18 of the Summer Camp 2020 Guide.

Group 2 - Ages 16-17:

Volunteer opportunities in Camp Bruin Kids Levels A/B/C, Camp Explore, Marina Aquatic Center, & Bruins on Broadway.

Training Week Drop Off / Pick Up Location:

Parking Lot 7 (near John Wooden Center)

Training Sessions:

Summer Camp 2020 Guide (pdf)

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