Summer Camps 2024

UCLA Recreation Summer Camps is excited to return for summer 2024! Our team is ready to welcome campers for in-person camp offerings from June 17 - August 23, 2024. Explore our offerings below.

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Register for Summer Camps 2024

Summer 2024 Overview

Below are the Camp Offerings for 2024 by Grade and Date.  

Camp Offerings by Grade and Date

Entering K-2nd Grade (5-7)

Camp Grade (Fall' 24) Times Week 1: 6/17 - 6/21* Week 2: 6/24 - 6/28 Week 3: 7/1 - 7/3** Week 4: 7/8 - 7/12 Week 5: 7/15 - 7/19 Week 6: 7/22 - 7/26 Week 7: 7/29 - 8/2 Week 8: 8/5 - 8/9 Week 9: 8/12 - 8/16 Week 10: 8/19 - 8/23
Rec Camp K-5th 8:30-5:00 Wk 1* Wk 2 Wk 3** Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10
Rec Cubs K-2nd 8:00-3:30 Wks 1-2* Wks 3-4** Wks 5-6 Wks 7-8 Wks 9-10
Creativity Clubhouse K-2nd 8:00-3:30 Wk 1* x x x x x x x Wk 9 x
Theatrix K-2nd 8:00-3:30 x Wk 2 x Wk 4 x x x x x x
UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden's Nature Day Camp (1st - 2nd Grade) 1st-2nd 8:30-3:30 x x x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 x x x
Bruins on Broadway (A) 1st-3rd 8:30-5:00 x x x x Wks 5-8 x x

* No Camp on Wednesday June 19th
** No camp on Thursday July 4th - Friday July 5th

Entering 3rd-5th Grade (8-10)

Camp Grade (Fall' 24) Times Week 1: 6/17 - 6/21* Week 2: 6/24 - 6/28 Week 3: 7/1 - 7/3** Week 4: 7/8 - 7/12 Week 5: 7/15 - 7/19 Week 6: 7/22 - 7/26 Week 7: 7/29 - 8/2 Week 8: 8/5 - 8/9 Week 9: 8/12 - 8/16 Week 10: 8/19 - 8/23
Rec Camp K-5th 8:30-5:00 Wk 1* Wk 2 Wk 3** Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10
Bruins on Broadway (A) 1st-3rd 8:30-4:30 x x x x Wks 5-8 x x
Bruins on Broadway (B) 4th-8th 8:30-4:00 x x x x Wks 5-8 x x
Bruins on Water^ 3rd-5th 8:30-4:00 Wk 1* Wk 2 Wk 3** Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 x x
Discover 3rd-5th 8:30-4:00 x Wk 2 x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 x x
Strokes (AM) 3rd-5th 8:00-12:00 x Wk 2 Wks 3-4** Wks 5-6 Wks 7-8 x x
Strokes + Sampler 3rd-5th 8:00-4:00 x Wk 2 x x x x x x x x
Strokes + Imagination Station 3rd-5th 8:00-4:00 x x x x Wks 5-6 Wks 7-8 x x
Strokes + Nature Explorer 3rd-5th 8:00-4:00 x x Wks 3-4** Wks 5-6 x x x x
Strokes + Action Zone 3rd-5th 8:00-4:00 x x x x x x Wks 7-8 x x
Strokes + Expressions 3rd-5th 8:00-4:00 x x Wks 3-4** x x x x x x
UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden's Nature Day Camp (3rd - 4th Grade) 3rd-4th 8:30-3:30 x x x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 x x x
Chem Kids 5th - 7th 8:30-1:30 x x x x x x Wk 7 x x x

* No Camp on Wednesday June 19th
** No camp on Thursday July 4th and no camp on Friday July 5th
^ Indicated programs are held at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey with no transportation to/from UCLA campus

Entering 6th Grade and Up

Camp Grade (Fall' 24) Times Week 1: 6/17 - 6/21* Week 2: 6/24 - 6/28 Week 3: 7/1 - 7/3** Week 4: 7/8 - 7/12 Week 5: 7/15 - 7/19 Week 6: 7/22 - 7/26 Week 7: 7/29 - 8/2 Week 8: 8/5 - 8/9 Week 9: 8/12 - 8/16 Week 10: 8/19 - 8/23
Bruins on Broadway (B) 4th - 8th 8:30-4:30 x x x x Wks 5-8 x x
Teen Leadership 6th-8th 9:00-4:30 x Wks 2-3** Wks 4-5 x x x x x
Chem Kids 5th - 7th 8:30-1:30 x x x x x x Wk 7 x x x
MAC Watersport Sampler^ 6th-8th 8:00-3:30 x Wk 2 x x Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 x x
Sailing^ 6th-10th 8:00-4:00 Wks 1-2* Wks 3-4** Wks 5-6 Wks 7-8 x x
Voyager 6th-10th 8:00-5:00 x Wk 2 x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 x x
Beach Breakers~ 6th - 10th 8:30-1:00 x x x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 x x x
Learn to Row^ 8th-12th 9:15-11:45 x Wk 2 x Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 x x
Counselors in Training (CIT) 9th-12th 8:30-5:00 Wks 1-2* Wks 3-4** Wks 5-6 Wks 7-8 x x

* No Camp on Wednesday June 19th
** No camp on Thursday July 4th and no camp on Friday July 5th
^ Indicated programs are held at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey with no transportation to/from UCLA campus
~ Beach Breakers picks up and drops off in Venice Beach

More Information on Summer Camps

Requirements for Registration

UCLA Recreation Summer Camps are open to all including the UCLA Community and the general public.  

After registering for our camp programs, all families will receive an email from UCLA recreation via CampDoc with instructions on how to digitally submit the following required information: 

1. A copy of current immunization records. 

UCLA Recreation requires all youth participants be up-to-date with all immunizations before they can attend programs and camps. For a complete overview and further details, please review the California Department of Public Health guide for required immunizations.  

2. Health, physician, and insurance information.  

3. Names and phone numbers of emergency contacts (at least 2).  

4. Names, phone numbers, and photos of individuals authorized to pick up your child (including yourself). 

Registration Instructions

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 a family member". 

STEP 3: Activate your correct pricing tier by emailing

The pricing tier has already been activated for campers enrolled in Summer 2023, Winter or Spring 2024. Follow the steps above for any new campers. 

**IMPORTANT NOTE: If your camp pricing tier is not activated, you will see an error that reads ‘Active Membership Required’. DO NOT PURCHASE ANY REC MEMBERSHIP TO BYPASS THIS ERROR. Instead, email to activate your pricing tier.

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 "Youth Programs" icon. 

  3. Find the desired program (sorted alphabetically), and the desired offering (sorted by session date). Click the blue “register” button. 

  4. Select the dependent to register and follow the prompts through to your shopping cart to checkout. 

Camp Fees and Payment Options

Fees for all programs are categorized in a 3-tiered payment system: 


All camp fees must be paid in full at time of registration in the online store. UCLA staff and faculty are also eligible to pay via payroll deduction if they purchase prior to April 16. 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 1st who work 100 percent time.

Payroll Deduction for Employees

UCLA Recreation summer camps are pleased to relaunch the option for eligible UCLA employees to pay for camp via payroll deduction (PRD).

PRD Eligibility:
Summer Camp payroll deduction is only available for employees with an appointment end date no earlier than September 30, 2024 that have sufficient net pay to cover all monthly or biweekly deductions.


All other employees must pay for their services in full at the time of purchase. (We are unable to extend payroll deduction to ASUCLA Employees.)

Prior to Camp enrollment: Please make sure your dependent(s) are added to your Recreation profile and your tier 3 pricing is activated before moving to the next steps. Access profile here:

How payroll deduction works:
Customer purchases 10% of the total upfront with a credit card online to secure the dependent’s spot in the desired camp(s). The remaining 90% balance will be paid in equal payments over the course of four months (May 2024- August 2024) through automatic payroll deductions.

Deadline to apply for payroll deduction and use promo code: April 21, 2024

Activate PRD with Promo Code:

To enroll, sign into your Recreation profile and add all desired programs for your dependent(s) to your cart. To activate payroll deduction and the 10% down payment, apply the following promo code in your cart at checkout then proceed through payment:  CampPRD2024

The remaining balance will be totaled by Recreation and confirmed by email. No further action is required.

Terms and Policies:
Refunds are subject to the Camp Refund Policies (hyperlink to Member Services). Any refund of camp fees will not be processed until the after final payroll deduction is made in August 2024. Payroll deductions that fail to go through will be requested to pay in full by credit card or may result in the camper(s) being denied registration or dismissed from camp. No refunds will be issued for failure to use promo code.

All requests must be submitted via our Cancellation Form (hyperlink:

Extended Care and Swim lessons are not eligible for payroll deduction and must be paid in full at the time of checkout.

Payment Schedule:   

Paid Monthly: The remaining 90% balance will be divided into four monthly payments and will be deducted from your paycheck on the first of each month.   

Paid Bi-weekly: The monthly deduction amount will be split 50% between each of the two bi-weekly paychecks that are PAID in that month (regardless of the actual pay period end date). July 2024 has three biweekly pay checks; only the first two biweekly paychecks (July 3 and 17) will show summer camp deductions.

Link to payroll calendar schedule:

Discounts and Camp Scholarships:

A limited amount of funding is available to offer camp scholarships to dependents of UCLA students, staff, and faculty. To be eligible for scholarship funding, families need to submit an application form with supporting documentation to show financial need and a demonstrated childcare need related to education, employment, and/or extenuating circumstances. For more information, please review the scholarship application form: 

UCLA Recreation offers campus families need-based financial aid on a sliding scale. UCLA Recreation makes an effort to award all qualified families some level of assistance. However, scholarship consideration is done on a first-come-first-served basis. Partnership programs are not eligible for scholarships.

You will be asked to select your camp preferences below.  We will reserve your space, availability permitting, based on your selections.  If you are awarded a scholarship, a digital coupon code will be emailed to the primary guardian and will be instructed to register in the Recreation Online Store.  This coupon code is intended only for the recipient, may not be shared, and may not be used for any other Recreation program or service. Scholarship recipients who share their coupon code may lose their financial assistance for this and all following years. Additionally, scholarship funds are not available for swim lessons, Learn to Swim, or any other aquatic programs. For enrollment questions or assistance, please email


UCLA Students seeking camp scholarships should review information about the CCAMPIS Grant Program to determine their eligibility for funding and other childcare resources. Eligibility and application information for the CCAMPIS program are linked on their website and in the above scholarship application form. 

Camp Policies


The parent or guardian's purchase of the 2024 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.  

Recreation Cancellation Form 

Summer Camps and Swim Lessons

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 By March 31st  
  • Refund Amount 75%, Request Must be Received Between April 1st - 30th  
  • Refund Amount 50%, Request Must be Received Starting May 1 and no later than 15 business days before the start of the session  
  • Refund Amount 25%, Request Must be Received Within 15 business days of the start of the session  
  • No refund beginning the first day of the session. If UCLA Recreation cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. All camp transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee per session.  

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 are not available.   


  • 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.    

  • 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 two or fewer days or other personal commitments that prevent attendance.  


A partial refund may be available for extended illness of three or more consecutive program days. Documentation (a doctor's note, test result, etc) 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 prorated refund for the unused days minus a $50 processing fee.  

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.  


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.  

Parent Guide

Parent guides will be sent via email to enrolled families in mid-May.

Employment Opportunities - Work For Our Camps

Looking for a part-time or full-time job this summer? Come join our team! Application coming soon. With questions or for more information, 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. It is essential that all members of our community are aware that they are choosing to participate in an organization that holds this value and understand that our participant expectations of campers and their families is reflective of this philosophy.  


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 require families of campers with inclusive needs and/or those who require additional support to schedule a pre-camp meeting with our camp director and/or inclusion staff. 

For the safety of all staff and participants, programs are not designed for children who have significant non-compliant, flight or aggressive behaviors. All campers, regardless of ability, are expected to comply with behavior expectations.  


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 Camp Policies
  • Be respectful  
  • Be inclusive  
  • Comply with UCLA Recreation Summer Camp Policies
  • 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.  



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.  

Frequently Asked Questions