UCLA Recreation 2017 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 excited to offer expanded programming for Spring Break 2017!
This year we have three themed weeks:

  • March 27-31 – Pirate Adventure
  • April 3-7 – Voyage of the Vikings
  • April 10-14 – Mysteries of the Deep Blue

Registration for our Spring Break Camps February 1. 
Click here to register!

  • Returning Family Registration begins, Wednesday, February 15.
  • Learn at Lunch -  Meet our great Summer Camp staff, as we present and answer any questions during UCLA Staff Assembly's Learn at Lunch, March 2, from 12-1pm. Details to come.
  • Open Registration begins Online and In-Person Wednesday, March 8 at 12 noon
  • Camp Information/Registration Fair Sunday, March 12, 10am-12noon at the John Wooden Center

Explore Summer Camps

All Summer Camps (by age)


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

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 2017 and at least 14 years old by December 1, 2017.


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.







Parking Lot 7 (by John Wooden Center)


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