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UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation Summer Camps is excited to return for summer 2021! Our team is ready to welcome campers back for in-person camp offerings from June 15 - August 13, 2021. Explore our offerings below.

More Information on Summer Camps

Registration & Eligibility


UCLA Rec Summer Camps registration is now open to all. Available discounts for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students, as well as UCLA Faculty and Staff. 

  • UCLA undergraduate and graduate students, including those enrolled in self-supporting degree programs* 

UCLA Student 40% Off Discount Code: SummerFun2021 

*Students enrolled in self-supporting degree programs will need to email our Sales team with their name, university ID number, and birthday (MM/DD/YYYY), to activate this discount code.   

  • UCLA Faculty and Staff  

Faculty & Staff 20% Off Discount Code: SummerEMP2021 




  1. Click: 

  2. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner 

  3. Current UCLA students, faculty, and staff choose “Click here for UCLA Logon,” and sign in through your UCLA Single Sign On credentials. Returning members choose "Local" and sign in with the username and password you chose when creating your account.

    UCLA Logon screenshot
  4. Ensure your dependents are on your account: Click on your username in the top, right corner and then 'profile' in the drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you see 'add a dependent' in blue.

  5. Once step 4 is complete, click "ALL Activities" from the drop-down menu in the top, left corner

    All Activities
  6. Choose Youth & Family Programs under “Classification” from the left-hand column 

    Screen capture of list of classifications


  7. Choose Summer 2021 under “Quarters” 

  8. Add your desired programs 

  9. Input promo code, if applicable and hit “APPLY” 

  10. Once your cart total reflects the appropriate discount, continue to checkout 


Having trouble registering or activating the discount code? 

If you are an eligible UCLA Student or Faculty/Staff and unable to register due to an error message, such as “Active membership required,” or are not able to purchase camp using the appropriate discount code, please email with your Name, University ID number, and current program/department to activate your account.  

Parent Guides

Please refer to the following resource guides for more information on our camps:

Rec Cubs

Rec Camp


Teen Leadership

Strokes + Skate

Group Requests

For siblings, family members, or friends within the same program and session, group requests may be submitted by completing the form linked in your registration confirmation. We will do our best to accommodate group requests, space permitting, prioritizing the following considerations: 

  • Grouping children from the same household or social pod is highly encouraged 

  • We recommend that campers are within a 3-year age span for successful participation in our program. If the age span is greater than 3 years, the older camper will be grouped with younger campers  

  • The number of campers that are grouped will be determined by each program  

  • All parents within the desired group must complete the form (one form per camper) 


Camp Scholarships

A limited number of camp scholarships are available to dependents of UCLA students, staff, and faculty based on financial need.  

Important: If you are applying for a camp scholarship, please do not purchase camp online through the registration process; instead, submit the application form below. We will do our best to save your camper’s spot in the desired program (space permitting) and assist with purchasing once a scholarship amount has been awarded. 

There are a limited number of scholarships available, so apply early! For details, please review the policies outlined on the scholarship form.  

To apply for a 2021 Camp Scholarship, please submit our form here:  

For more information about scholarships, please email  


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 2021 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:  

  • 31+ days before the first day of the camp session: 75% refund 

  • 11-30 days before the first day of the camp session: 50% refund 

  • 0-10 days before the first day of the camp session: Not eligible for a refund (transfers are acceptable with fee if space is available) 

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 2021.  


Additional discounts for those with Recreation memberships are NOT available for Summer 2021, as we have currently suspended all regular Recreation memberships. 

Payroll deduction is not available as a payment method for UCLA staff and faculty members for Summer 2021. 


  • 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 phone. If you do not respond within 48 hours, your child’s spot is no longer guaranteed. 


COVID-19 Information


UCLA Recreation Summer Camps 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 Public Health, and the University. Our 2021 summer camp programs incorporate health protocols and best practices, including: 

  • Small stable groups and two-week sessions to limit interaction within the greater camp community 

  • Emphasis on outdoor activities 

  • Face masks required for all staff and campers 

  • Increased handwashing and sanitizing 

  • Adapted programming to promote physical distancing  

  • Increased cleaning protocols  

  • Daily health screening and symptoms should be singular monitoring survey 


Campers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours of the start of their first session. Bring a copy of negative test results with you to camp on your camper’s first day of programming. This form must include the camper’s name, date of the test, the type of test that was administered, and an indication that the test results are negative. Weekly testing will be provided by our program for continuing campers. In addition, you will be provided with a link to a daily symptom monitoring survey before the start of your camper’s first session. 


  • Consistent with LACDPH protocols, if a youth participant tests positive for COVID-19 or has been identified as being exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, the Parent/Guardian of the participant agrees to immediately inform UCLA Recreation and acknowledges that UCLA Recreation must contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) to provide information regarding the confirmed positive test, including participant’s name, date of birth, and contact information. 

  • Whenever UCLA Recreation receives notice of a COVID-19 positive case in a camp program, an email notice will be distributed to other families as appropriate. In accordance with the protocols for infectious disease response, anyone identified as having had close contact will be notified of their quarantine requirement.  

  • All information, including the name(s) of ill persons, shared regarding any Public Health investigation will remain confidential in order to protect patient privacy. 


It is our goal to ensure our camp families will not be dramatically impacted by canceled programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be supported if quarantine, illness, or any other unforeseen hardship affects your family.  

  • If UCLA Recreation cancels a session after it has started due to health concerns, we are unable to guarantee full refunds. By the time camp is in session, we have incurred a significant amount of expenses. We will do our best to provide partial refunds in the event that a session has to be canceled after it has started. 

  • If a camper tests positive for COVID-19 prior to the beginning of a camp session, however, UCLA Recreation will honor a full refund with proof of positive test. Families can also choose instead to transfer the camp fee to a later session of camp if there is space, or to registration for Summer 2022 offerings. 

  • If a camper has come in contact with someone who tests positive and is deemed a primary contact prior to camp beginning, a full refund with proof of being a primary contact will be provided. Proof would need to be some form of written documentation stating they have been considered a primary contact. Families can also roll over that camp fee to a later session of camp if there is space or can apply the camp fee to registration for Summer 2022 offerings.  

  • If UCLA Recreation cancels either an in-person camp for a specific cohort or entire camp session due to a positive test and or exposure, or because of COVID-19 pandemic federal, state, and local health measures, we will make every effort to immediately transition to a virtual camp environment if possible and appropriate.  We will be following LA County Health and CDC guidelines for most appropriate response for a COVID-19 exposure incident. 


Contact Information


To Leave a Phone Message:

  • 310-825-3671  

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.