B Camps (Grades 1-2)

Our B Camps are for participants entering grades 1 and 2 this fall. Typical ages are 6–7. We have many new and expanded offerings this year, please check them out by category below!

Who is eligible to register?

UPDATE: We will be offering camps to the entire community this summer.

  • UC Davis Students, Faculty, and Staff registration April 9th - 15th. 
  • Greater community registration begins on April 16th. 

Aggie Camp B

Aggie Camp B

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Aggie B is an engaging experience for youth entering Grades 1-2. Packed with exciting indoor and outdoor activities, this is a great place to learn new skills and discover new talents. Each week will feature an original theme that will be emphasized by activities throughout that week. Our staff will inspire campers to come out of their comfort zones and build self-confidence by creating a safe and fun environment. From creating their own DIY kites, learning camp songs, to having fun with very STEMulating activities, campers will have fond memories to take home.

This camp is scheduled to swim on set days. The swim schedule will be included in the Parent Handbook, which will be available in the spring. Campers who choose not to swim will have the option to participate in non-aquatic activities.

Week 1 No Camp June 14–18
Week 2 AGCAB2 June 21–25
Week 3* AGCAB3* June 28–July 2
Week 4 AGCAB4 July 6–9*
Week 5 AGCAB5 July 12–16
Week 6 AGCAB6 July 19–23
Week 7 AGCAB7 July 26–30
Week 8 AGCAB8 August 2–6
Week 9 AGCAB9 August 9–13
Week 10 AGCAB0 August 16–20

Craft Camps B

Craft Camps B

In these introductory craft camps, participants will have the chance to learn and strengthen new skills by creating unique pieces of art. Campers will learn various techniques and become familiar with multiple craft media.

Craft projects will range from functional to decorative depending on the chosen camp. 

The craft programs are designed to promote a fun, holistic learning experience with activities scheduled outside of the Craft Center during the afternoons. These may include craft related group games, camp-favorite medic ball, and exploring public art displays on campus. These activities will also give campers a chance to explore the campus and meet other campers outside of their specific camp.

Ceramics B

8:30 am – 3 pm
$230  |  Enroll Today

Campers will learn basic techniques used in ceramics in order to incorporate them into hand-build pieces of art using clay. Campers will learn concepts of clay molding and hand-building in hopes of introducing them to a new form of art. 

Ceramics B offers campers an introduction to a new outlet of creative expression by providing campers with fun and informative skills of ceramics. Campers will be guided through projects such as leaf pinch pots, geometric pencil holders, clay name letters, among a variety of others. Campers will also be allowed to use their creativity and imagination to personalize their projects and paint them in time to display their works of art in our craft shows!

Week 1 No Camp June 14–18
Week 2 CFTCB2 June 21–25
Week 3 CFTCB3 June 28–July 2
Week 4* CFTCB4* July 6–9*
Week 5 CFTCB5 July 12–16
Week 6 CFTCB6 July 19–23
Week 7 CFTCB7 July 26–30
Week 8 CFTCB8 August 2–6
Week 9 CFTCB9 August 9–13
Week 10 CFTCB0 August 16–20

Nature Craft B

 New this year!...Again! 
8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Does your camper love both art and the great outdoors? Then this camp is perfect for you! In this camp, participants will complete projects that are inspired by nature or use nature as a medium. These campers will spend a portion of their day in the arboretum surrounded by nature as they work on their art. This camp provides a serene environment for their creativity to flow. This camp is ideal for art and nature lovers of all types.

Nature and art exploration will also provide students with recreation time during the afternoons where they will be able to play games, climb the rock wall, or swim in the Rec Pool. Each Friday, campers will be able to display their projects from the week in the craft show! Students will be able to make new friends, interact with counselors, and learn new and exciting things about nature and art.

Week 3 CFTNB3 June 28–July 2
Week 5 CFTNB5 July 12–16
Week 7 CFTNB7 July 26–30
Week 9 CFTNB9 August 9–13

Sampler B

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  | Enroll Today

If you have a camper interested in all parts of arts and crafts, this might be the camp for them! This program is an opportunity for students to begin understanding multiple mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, among others to use for self expression. Sampler is a unique camp where campers get to express their creativity and where we encourage them to use their imagination. This camp is a great idea for young participants who are interested in learning more on the variety of art forms that exist.

Week 1 No Camp June 14–18
Week 2 CFTSB2 June 21–25
Week 4* CFTSB4* July 6–9*
Week 6 CFTSB6 July 19–23
Week 8 CFTSB8 August 2–6
Week 10 CFTSB0 August 16–20

Exploration Camps B

Exploration Camps B

Dance: Exploration of Movement B

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Make new friends while exploring the art of movement through basic dance techniques, exercise, and movement games. Campers will get the opportunity to explore a variety of dance styles in an approachable, supportive camp environment. Each Friday, we will virtually present a special performance for family and friends to showcase all of the choreography the campers learned throughout the week. Movement camp welcomes all skill levels and disciplines.

Week 2 EXPMB2 June 21–25
Week 5 EXPMB5 July 12–16
Week 8 EXPMB8 August 2–6


Sports: Exploration of Athletics B

⭐ New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$185  |  Enroll Today

Get a running start at fun this summer by participating in age-appropriate sports and athletic activities that help foster a life-long enthusiasm for athletics. Exploration of Athletics allows our youngest athletes the opportunity to try sports like soccer and basketball and improve coordination and athletic ability. By participating in activities like swim time and rock climbing in an environment that emphasizes sportsmanship and effort over competition, campers will be sure to have a blast. This camp welcomes all skill levels! Whether they have been playing sports since they could walk or are trying it out for the first time, we are sure your camper will love Exploration of Athletics.

Week 3 SPTFB3 June 28–July 2
Week 4* SPTFB4* July 6-9*
Week 6 SPTFB6 July 19-23
Week 7 SPTFB7 July 26-30
Week 9  SPTFB9 August 9-13
Week 10 SPTFB0 August 16-20

Music Camp B

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Brought to you by the UC Davis Department of Music

The Music Summer Camps are developed and led by music graduate students. These camps are the result of the collaboration between the UC Davis Music Department and Campus Recreation Youth Programs.


Making Through Playing: A Music Composition Camp (Ages 6-7)

 New this year!
9am - 3pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

Have you ever made music with sticks and rocks? Do you like to sing or bang on pots and pans? Then this is the camp for you! Throughout our week together we will make all sorts of weird and funny sounds together, even if we have to make our own instruments! We will write music with new friends and collaborate to create pieces together.  It’s going to be a lot of fun making music together!

Lead Instructor: Joseph Vasinda – Ph.D. Student, Composition

Assistant Instructors:

Emily Sullivan – Ph.D. Student, Composition 
Leanny Muñoz – Ph.D. Student, Musicology

Week 5 MUSPB5 July 12–16

Music in Motion Camp (Ages 6-7)

 New this year!
9 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

An explorative and embodied approach to experiencing music using one of the most dynamic instruments available, ourselves! Through games, exercises, and performances, participants will explore movement in their voices and bodies to engage with and learn about musical parameters such as rhythm, harmony, and melody in a variety of musical contexts and genres. The camp will culminate in an end-of-week performance where participants will showcase the perspectives and skills they have experienced with movement and music!

Co-Leaders Instructor:

     Paul Engle - Ph.D. Student, Composition

     Tracy Monaghan - Ph.D. Student, Musicology

Week 2 MUSMB2 June 21-25
Week 6 MUSMB6 July 19-23
Week 7 MUSMB7 July 26-30
Week 10 MUSMB0 August 16-20

Listening to Art, Painting Music Camp (Ages 6-7)

 New this year!
9 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

If you love to sing, dance, and create, this is the camp for you! Each day of this camp, we'll learn about music, art, theater, dance, and storytelling from a different continent: North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Did you know that an instrument can be a work of art, a drawing can be a musical score, and a dance can be a fighting style? In this camp you'll learn that and more--including how the environment around us shapes the music we play, the art we make, and the stories we tell. At the end of the week, we'll show our friends and families what we've learned by performing and displaying our creations in an art show. Come and enjoy a week of musical and artistic exploration!


Week 9 MUSAB9 August 9-13

*NOTE: Week 4 is Tues–Fri, July 6-9 only. No programming is scheduled for Mon, July 5. The price will be prorated during registration.