Our C Camps are for participants entering grades 3 through 5 this fall. Typical ages are 8–10; however, please pay attention to some programs with specific age or grade requirements. 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 C

Aggie Camp C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Aggie C is designed for youth entering Grades 3-5. Campers will enjoy a wide range of activities from engaging projects to invigorating games. Campers will participate in new and exciting outdoor and indoor activities, as well as activities on the UC Davis campus. This camp will give campers the opportunity to try new activities and acquire useful skills. All the while, our staff will foster an environment that provides support and builds self-confidence. Due to the amount of walking, we encourage campers to pack lightly and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes.

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.

Offerings
Week 1 No Camp June 14–18
Week 2 AGCAC2 June 21–25
Week 3 AGCAC3 June 28–July 2
Week 4* AGCAC4* July 6–9*
Week 5 AGCAC5 July 12–16
Week 6 AGCAC6 July 19–23
Week 7 AGCAC7 July 26–30
Week 8 AGCAC8 August 2–6
Week 9 AGCAC9 August 9–13
Week 10 AGCAC0 August 16–20
     

Craft Camps C

Campers will have the chance to learn and strengthen new skills by creating unique pieces of art. 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 will include climbing on the rockwall, craft related group games, camp-favorite medic ball, and exploring public art displays on campus. These activities will give campers a chance to explore the campus and meet other campers outside of their specific camps.

Ceramics C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$430  |  Enroll Today

Apart from learning the basic techniques, campers in Ceramics C will also have the opportunity to work on a pottery wheel to create a variety of shapes. This camp will include more complex techniques such as wheel throwing, hand-building, pinching, coil and slab constructions. Campers will learn about the different tools used in ceramic as well as how to roll out clay and how to use a kiln to fire their artwork. Some of the art projects will include round objects, geometric objects, learning to incorporate details and carving clay.

Ceramics Camp is a fun and informative program where campers will receive a more in depth understanding of the history of ceramic and the uses it has. Campers will make bowls, cups, flower pots and much more, which they will all decorate and glaze. 

Offerings
Weeks 2-3 CFTCC2 June 21–June 25
June 28–July 2
Weeks 6-7 CFTCC6 July 19-23
July 26-30
     

Clothing & Accessories C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$230  |  Enroll Today

If your camper uses clothing and different accessories as an art to express themselves, then this is the camp for them! In this program, students will learn basic skills of fashion design using a range of different textiles. They will have the ability to create a wide variety of craft from t-shirt totes, tie-dye clothing, DIY scarves, DIY printed pocket tees and many more!

Campers will not only gain skills on making fashion statements to express their creativity, they will also about how to accessorize in style! They will learn to create jewelry and other accessories from different mediums such as wire, thread, and lots of beads. Some crafts our participants will be achieving include magazine beaded bracelets, paracord bracelets, metal washer necklaces, bead keychains, and different hair accessories, just to name a few.  

Clothing & Accessories will give students the basic tools and tips on how they can use fashion as an outlet to express themselves. It in an introduction to give campers a sense of the endless possibilities they have to create art in this form.

Offerings
Week 3 CFTAC3 June 28–July 2
Week 5 CFTAC5 July 12–16
Week 7 CFTAC7 July 26–30
Week 9 CFTAC9 August 9–13
     

Drawing & Painting C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$230  |  Enroll Today

Each week the projects of this camp will try to incorporate the overall theme of Youth Programs that week, but the skills and techniques taught will remain the same throughout the summer.  

Projects: learning the color wheel, 3D sketching, face portraits, inspiration rocks, tape painting, four seasons tree

Skills: Campers will learn drawing and painting techniques using watercolors, acrylic paints, ink, and graphite and colored pencils.

Offerings
Week 2 CFTDC2 June 21–25
Week 4* CFTDC4* July 6–9*
Week 6 CFTDC6 July 19–23
Week 8 CFTDC8 August 2–6
Week 10 CFTDC0 August 16-20
     

Nature Craft C

 New this year!
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.

Offerings
Week 2 CFTNC2 June 21–25
Week 4 CFTNC4* July 6–9*
Week 5 CFTNC6 July 19–23
Week 9 CFTNC8 August 2–6
Week 10 CFTNC0 August 16-20
     

Sampler C

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.

Projects: watermelon suncatchers, sponge painting, popsicle and yarn frames, color book 

Skills: Campers will learn how to use several different art mediums and techniques while using their own creative vision in their crafts.

Offerings
Week 3 CFTSC3 June 28–July 2
Week 5 CFTSC5 July 12-16
Week 7 CFTSC7 July 26-30
Week 9 CFTSC9 August 9-13
     

Sewing C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$450  |  Enroll Today

Sewing camp is open to any young crafter interested in learning to sew or want to improve and gain new tips and tricks. We offer students the opportunity to learn useful skills, express their creativity, and meet other campers who share the same interest for sewing. Any levels of experience is welcome to join! Throughout the 2 week camps students will learn how to use a sewing machine, follow a pattern and hand-stitch. For those that have had experience with sewing, they will expand on techniques learned in Beginning Sewing to make more complex projects using new techniques. Campers will create a variety of projects throughout the two-week camp including: pin cushions, scrunchies, fabric letters, pencil cases, drawstring bag, small pillows, coin purses, fabric birds, fabric lunch bag and sew many more!

Participants must purchase their fabric prior to the first class. Information will be emailed approximately one week before class starts.

Offerings
Weeks 4-5 CFTBC4 July 6-9*
July 12-16
Weeks 8-9 CFTBC8 August 2-6
August 9-13
     

Dance Camp C

Dance Experiences C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

Participants will be introduced to new styles of dance and explore their own creativity in a welcoming and challenging camp environment. Experienced dancers and beginners alike are sure to find something new and exciting to explore! Sessions will focus on a variety of techniques and dance styles that will help campers get the most out of their camp experience. Campers will have the opportunity to experiment with choreography as well as improvisational dance and put their new skills to work. On the last Friday of the two-week session, participants will virtually present a special performance for family and friends to showcase all that they learned and created during camp. All experience levels are welcome.

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.

Offerings
Weeks 3-4 DANDC3 June 28-July 2
July 6-9*
Weeks 6–7 DANDC6 July 19–23
July 26–30
Weeks 9–10 DANDC9 August 9–13
August 16–20
     

Music Camps C

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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 Youth Programs.

 

Making Through Playing: A Music Composition Camp (Ages 8–9)

👉 Note specific age range
9 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

Have you ever made a song with sticks and rocks? Do you like to sing or play drums on pots and pans? Then this is the camp for you! Throughout our week together we will make music with pans, rocks, sticks, our voices, and anything that sounds interesting, even if we have to build an instrument ourselves! We will write music about anything and everything from rainy days to haunted mansions, and yes! We will play our pieces in a short concert at the end of the week for any interested family or friends! It’s going to be a lot of fun making music together! 

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

Assistant Instructors:

Sarah Miller – Ph.D. Student, Musicology
Emily Sullivan – Ph.D. Student, Composition

Offerings
Week 2 MUSPC2 June 21-25
Week 6 MUSPC6 July 19-23
     

Making Through Playing: A Week of Music Composition (Ages 10–11)

👉 Note specific age range
⭐ New this year!
9 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Today

Have you and your friends ever formed a band using sticks and pots and pans? At Making through Playing we will make music together using melodicas, recorders, pots, pans, voices, and anything that sounds interesting, even if we have to build our own instruments! We will write music with new friends and collaborate to create pieces together, and yes! We will play our compositions in a short concert at the end of the week for any interested family or friends! It’s going to be a lot of fun making music together! 

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

Assistant Instructor: 

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

Offerings
Week 3 MUSPC3 June 28-July 2
Week 9 MUSPC9 August 9-13
     

Music In Motion (Ages 8-9)

👉 Note specific age range
⭐ 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!

Lead Instructors: Paul Engle - Ph.D. Student, Composition and Tracy Monaghan - Ph.D. Student, Musicology

Offerings
Week 3 MUSMC3 June 28-July 2
Week 8 MUSMC8 August 2-6
Week 9 MUSMC9 August 9-13
     

Music In Motion (Ages 10-11)

👉 Note specific age range
⭐ 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!

Lead Instructors: Paul Engle - Ph.D. Student, Composition and Tracy Monaghan - Ph.D. Student, Musicology

Offerings
Week 5 MUSMC5 July 12-July 16
     

 

Listening to Art, Painting Music (Ages 8-9)

👉 Note specific age range
⭐ 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!

Offerings
Week 6 MUSAC6 July 19-July 23
Week 7 MUSAC7 July 26-30

Sport Camps C

Rec Sports Frenzy C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Based on the recently revamped Rec Sports program at UC Davis, Rec Sports Frenzy provides participants with the opportunity to experience and compete in a variety of sports both in teams and individually. Sports include floorball, basketball, bowling, tennis, and other camp favorites! Each day will focus on one to two sports, and campers will have the opportunity to improve their athletic skills. Rec Sports Frenzy is the perfect program for campers that want to refine their physical and mental skills in competition while practicing teamwork and exhibiting sportsmanship in a safe, respectful, and exciting environment. 

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.

Offerings
Week 2 SPTFC2 June 21-25
Week 5 SPTFC5 July 12-16
Week 8 SPTFC8 August 2-6
Week 10 SPTFC0 August 16-20
     

Splashball/Innertube Waterpolo C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Today

Stay cool, stay fit, and stay active in one of Youth Program’s newest camps! Splashball is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children in an inclusive, fun environment. This camp provides basic skills instruction and game play experiences in a recreational format suitable for younger players. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a non-contact, easy to learn aquatic experience. Safety is a focus in Splashball camp, and campers will be expected to take a swim test and wear life-jackets during long sessions of game play to ensure all campers are able to participate.

Offerings
Week 3 SPTSC3 June 28–July 2
Week 6 SPTSC6 July 19–23
Week 9 SPTSC9 August 8–13
     

*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.