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UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation Summer Camps is excited to return for summer 2022! Our team is ready to welcome campers for in-person camp offerings from June 13 - August 19, 2022. Explore our offerings below.

More Information on Summer Camps

Registration & Eligibility

UCLA Rec Summer Camps registration is now open to all. 

Fees are categorized in a 3-tiered payment system:

Tier 1: Current UCLA Students

Tier 3: UCLA Faculty & Staff

Tier 5: All Others

Before registering for camp:

Please make sure your account is set up and your pricing tier is activated! Carefully follow the steps below to confirm your eligibility:

STEP 1. Make sure you have access to your account in the UCLA Recreation Webstore

Current UCLA students, faculty, and staff:

  • Choose “Click here for UCLA Logon,” and sign in through your UCLA Single Sign On credentials.

Returning Families:

  • If you have already created a profile, sign in using the username and password you previously set.

New Families:

  • If this is your first time visiting our online store, click “SIGN UP” to make a new profile. Please do not create a profile under your dependent’s name - create a profile under the parent/guardian’s name, as it will ask you to add your dependents after. When creating your profile, enter your Recreation ID number as your “Member Information”, if applicable. If you are not affiliated with the university, leave “Member Information” blank.

STEP 2. Confirm that your dependents are linked to your account.

Once you are signed in, access your profile by clicking your username or icon in the upper right. At the bottom of the profile page you can view and add dependents.

STEP 3: Activate your correct pricing tier by emailing*

*Returning camp families from the prior 3 years are already activated with the correct tier and will only need to email us if you added new dependents or if you encounter the error ‘Active Membership Required’. If you are not sure if your pricing tier has been activated, access ‘Memberships’ under your profile in the webstore. If activated, a membership should appear with the title ‘Camp Price Tier______’ and the camp pricing will update automatically.

Navigating the webstore:

Once all 3 steps above are complete, you are ready to register! Direct links for registration can be found on the camp offering pages, or you can navigate using the below steps in the UCLA Recreation Webstore: 

  1. Sign in in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click "ALL Activities" icon.
  3. Under ‘Classification’ in the left-hand column, select ‘Youth and Family Programs’ 
  4. Under ‘Quarters’, select ‘Summer 2022’. 
  5. Find the desired program (sorted alphabetically), and the desired offering (sorted by session date). Click the blue “register” button.
  6. Select the dependent to register and follow the prompts through to your shopping cart to checkout.

Any questions about registration should be directed to

Parent Guides

Resource guides will be uploaded for each camp closer to program start date. Please check back in mid-May. Parent guides will also be distributed via email to registered participants.

About Our Camps


We are committed to providing high-quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community in a manner which is fully supportive of and contributes to the health, wellness, development, and education of all our participants and their families, regardless of physical or cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identification, race, or religion. 


UCLA Recreation Camps are dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared recreational experiences inspired by the principle that learning and playing together is a path to friendship and understanding. We welcome everyone and include children with disabilities and children without disabilities in the same camp programs. 


We work to maintain our inclusive environment with the support and participation of our entire camp community. All campers and their families are expected to comply with community expectations. 


  • Be respectful 

  • Be aware of and attentive to our camp policies 

  • Proactively work with us to create a plan that will facilitate success for your child and family 

  • Be aware of and comply with UCLA Recreation Summer Camps COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols 

We encourage families of campers with inclusive needs and/or those who require additional support to attend a pre-camp meeting with our staff. 


  • Be respectful 

  • Be inclusive 

  • Comply with UCLA Recreation Summer Camps COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols 

  • Comply with behavior expectations 

  • Participate safely in a group without risk of flight or aggression 


CPR/AED and First Aid by the American Red Cross. 

Standard Camp Policies (Non-Covid-19 related)


The parent or guardian's purchase of the 2022 camp session indicates understanding of all registration and refund policies and agreement to abide by them. All refund requests must be submitted via our UCLA Recreation Cancellation form, and must be received by UCLA Recreation by the dates listed below. Prorating is not available for any program. See COVID-19 Cancellation Policies for additional details. 

Recreation Cancellation form:  

Summer Camps 
All refund requests must be submitted in writing and received by UCLA Recreation by the dates listed below. 

  • Refund Amount 90%, Request Must be Received Before March 31st 
  • Refund Amount 75%, Request Must be Received Before April 1st - 30th 
  • Refund Amount 50%, Request Must be Received After May 1: No later than 15 business days before the purchased session begins 
  • Refund Amount 25%, Request Must be Received Before Within 15 business days of the purchased session 
  • No refund after the first Monday of session or week. If UCLA Recreation cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. All camp transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee per session/week. 

Camp fees paid by credit card will be credited within 5-7 business days upon approval by UCLA Recreation.  Refunds will be made only to the original payment card. In-person (cash or check) purchases and payroll deduction are not available for Summer 2022.  


  • All transfers must be requested via our Recreation Cancellation form no later than 3 business days prior to the first day of camp and are subject to a $25 transfer fee per session, per camper.   

    • Recreation Cancellation Form

    • No transfer requests will be granted once a session has started, per UCLA Recreation COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols, as camper cohorts will have already been created.  

  • The transfer fee(s) must be paid online prior to transfer(s) being complete.   

  • Transfers are based on space availability and are made at the discretion of UCLA Recreation.  

  • Children may give their spots to siblings or stepsiblings only. Programs are not transferable to anyone outside the family. 


There are times when the camp must dismiss a child due to psychological, emotional, or physical challenges or actions that preclude the child from participating safely or effectively in a group. If appropriate, this will result in a complete refund for the unused days. If a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, there will be NO REFUND for the unused days. 


Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, short-term illnesses of four or fewer days or other personal commitments that prevent attendance. 


A refund may be available for an extended illness of five or more consecutive program days. A doctor's note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation must be received within eight working days from the first day of absence. Upon review, participants may receive a $25 per day refund for the unused days. This policy is significantly different than in past years; for families needing to cancel their registration(s) for a medical or family emergency, please reach out to our team at to discuss your specific situation. See the COVID-19 Cancellation & Refund Policy below for more information on cancellations and refunds due to COVID-19.  


If your child is on the waitlist and a spot opens, you will be contacted by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, your child’s spot is no longer guaranteed. 

COVID-19 Information

UCLA Recreation Youth Programs is adapting our camp programs to reflect guidance and best practices from The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the University.


In alignment with university policy, UCLA Recreation camps are requiring that all age-eligible campers, counselors, and support staff of the program are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (and up to date on booster shots) by their first day of camp. Campers are considered fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since receiving a single-dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine. To stay up to date with vaccination, campers should receive the booster one they are eligible (as defined by the CDC).

Verification of COVID-19 vaccination will need to be uploaded to CampDoc before your camper’s first day of camp and proof of vaccination (a card or photo) should be brought to drop-off on their first day.

Limited medical exceptions and accommodations based on disabilities or religious beliefs may be requested. Those with approved vaccine exceptions must comply with university protocol for unvaccinated individuals including masking and increased testing requirements.


Campers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) administered within 72 hours of the start of their first session. Bring a proof of negative test results with you to camp on your camper’s first day of programming. If you would like to do your initial test through UCLA, please contact the camp office a minimum of 1 week before your child’s first session.

Once started in our programs, all campers will be required to participate in UCLA’s weekly testing program for all of the weeks that they are enrolled in camp. Tests and instructions for completion will be sent home weekly and collected by program staff.

For campers who have recently had COVID-19 (defined as within 90 days), PCR tests are not recommended or required due to possibility of a false-positive result. Campers in this situation should bring a negative antigen result for their first day of camp and should notify program staff of the recent positive result so they can opt out of the weekly PCR testing. Rapid antigen tests are available upon request for campers wanting to continue weekly testing.

In addition, you will be provided with a link to a daily symptom monitoring survey before the start of your camper’s first session. This survey must be completed every camp day and shown at drop-off.

Note: At this time, the testing and screening requirements apply to all participants, including those who are fully vaccinated. In the event this changes, new protocol will be communicated to all families.


Youth Programs campers and staff are required to wear a mask while participating in indoor activities. We do not recommend wearing masks while in the pool or during water play for safety reasons.

Employment Opportunities - Work For Our Camps

Looking for a part-time or full-time job this summer? Come join our team! Visit our employment page to apply for a position with our Summer Camps programs.

Apply Today


Contact Information


To Leave a Phone Message:

  • 310-206-4000 

The most efficient contact method to reach our staff is currently email. If email is not an option for you, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call within 3 business days.