C Camps (Grades 3-5)

Aggie Camp C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 a host of field trips and tours on and off 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 AGCAC1 June 15–19
Week 2 AGCAC2 June 22–26
Week 3* AGCAC3* June 29–July 2*
Week 4 AGCAC4 July 6–10
Week 5 AGCAC5 July 13–17
Week 6 AGCAC6 July 20–24
Week 7 AGCAC7 July 27–31
Week 8 AGCAC8 August 3–7
Week 9 AGCAC9 August 10–14
Week 10 AGCAC0 August 17–21
     

 
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. Each Friday at 2:00pm, campers will get to show off their creations during the craft show located in the check in area. 

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
$ Price coming soon

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 3–4* CFTCC3* June 29–July 2*
July 6–10
Weeks 7–8 CFTCC7 July 27–31
August 3–7
     

Clothing & Accessories C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 1 CFTAC1 June 15–19
Week 3* CFTAC3* June 29–July 2*
Week 4 CFTAC4 July 6–10
Week 6 CFTAC6 July 20–24
Week 7 CFTAC7 July 27–31
Week 8 CFTAC8 August 3–7
Week 9 CFTAC9 August 10–14
Week 10 CFTAC0 August 17–21
     

Drawing & Painting C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 22–26
Week 4 CFTDC4 July 6–10
Week 5 CFTDC5 July 13–17
Week 6 CFTDC6 July 20–24
     

Nature Craft C

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

Campers will learn the importance of recycling and its impact on our environment as they use this knowledge to have fun and create eco-friendly crafts from recycled materials.

Projects: water bottle lava lamps, milk carton bird houses, bird feeders, coffee filter art,carton birdhouses, bird feeders, coffee filter art, CD mosaic art, mint container earphone holder

Skills: Learning about the process of recycling and how trash can be made fun and useful through creativity and crafting.

Offerings
Week 1 CFTNC1 June 15–19
Week 5 CFTNC5 July 13–17
Week 9 CFTNC9 August 10–14
     

Sampler C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 29–July 2*
Week 7 CFTSC7 July 27–31
     

Sewing C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 1–2 CFTBC1 June 15–19
June 22–26
Weeks 5–6 CFTBC5 July 13–17
July 20–24
Weeks 9–10 CFTBC9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

STEAM C

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

Description coming soon

Offerings
Week 1 CFTMC1 June 15–19
Week 2 CFTMC2 June 22–26
Week 5 CFTMC5 July 13–17
Week 6 CFTMC6 July 20–24
Week 9 CFTMC9 August 10–14
Week 10 CFTMC0 August 17–21
     

Woodworking C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

Campers will be introduced to the intricate and complex art of woodwork. They will gain knowledge on the concept of blueprints as reference point to bring their art to life. During the 2 week camp students will be given projects such as personalized tool caddy or candy dispensers that will allow them to learn a variety of skills. Campers will learn how to work with a variety of tools to measure and cut wood accurately, techniques on how to nail the pieces together, and allow their creativity to flow by personalizing their creations. Once their projects are built, students will learn about different paint and stains that can be used to finish their crafts. 

Due to safety regulations, campers are unable to use power tools in the woodworking studio at UC Davis.

Offerings
Weeks 3–4* CFTWC3* June 29–July 2*
July 6–10
Weeks 7–8 CFTWC7 July 27–31
August 3–7
     


Dance Experiences C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 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 4–5 DANDC4 July 6–10
July 13–17
Weeks 6–7 DANDC6 July 20–24
July 27–31
Weeks 9–10 DANDC9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

Gaming Camps C

Brought to you by the UC Davis Games Area

Level-Based Game Design with Consoles C

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$300

Learn the basics to level design in console games at the Games Area! Using Super Mario Maker 2 and Trails: Rising, you will create fun new levels while learning concepts such as themes, branching pathways, and creating risk-reward opportunities and hints and challenges to engage your players. Campers will take turns in their groups designing new levels, producing, play testing, and providing feedback to make the best level possible. 

Offerings
Week 1 GAMCC1 June 15–19
Week 3* GAMCC3* June 29–July 2*
Week 5 GAMCC5 July 13–17
Week 7 GAMCC7 July 27–31
Week 9 GAMCC9 August 10–14
     

Next Level Bowling C

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$300

Bowling is a fun social activity that many play for recreation or casual competition. In this class, you’ll learn the basics, but will also be introduced to developmental skills like spatial awareness, visualization of motion paths, improvement through incremental changes, and risk analysis. Campers will be instructed additionally on different aiming strategies, swing and grip styles, scoring, basics in footwork, finishing position, etiquette, and sportsmanship.

Offerings
Week 2 GAMWC2 June 22–26
Week 4 GAMWC4 July 6–10
Week 6 GAMWC6 July 20–24
Week 8 GAMWC8 August 3–7
Week 10 GAMWC0 August 17–21
     

Open-World Game Design with Minecraft C (Two-week)

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$800

Learn how to be a game designer with Minecraft – one of the most popular games in the world! In this camp, you’ll learn the fundamentals to open-world game design, and will work in teams to build a fully-functional Minecraft adventure. This course will allow campers to practice creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork, in addition to getting an introduction to technical skills like coding and skin modding.

Offerings
Weeks 1–2 GAMMC1 June 15–19
June 22–26
Weeks 7–8 GAMMC7 July 27–31
August 3–7
     

Tabletop Game Design C

New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$300

Campers will learn what it takes to make tabletop games, including designing, prototyping, play testing, and balancing new games. Participants will be introduced to concepts relating to board games, card games, and role playing games. Learn the basic game concepts like design, composition, rule creation, and game testing with peers, all culminating in creating a final game that can be brought home and shared with the whole family! 

Offerings
Week 2 GAMBC2 June 22–26
Week 6 GAMBC6 July 20–24
Week 9 GAMBC9 August 10–14
     

Music Camps C

Brought to you by the UC Davis Department of Music

Listening to Art, Painting Music C

9 am – 3 pm
$295

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 more from a different continent: North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. You'll learn how a dance can also be a fighting style, how a piece of art can be a musical instrument, and how the environment around us can shape the music and art that we make. We will explore artistic expressions found all around us and other regions of the world. 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!

Lead Instructor: Gillian Irwin– Ph.D. Student, Ethnomusicology

Offerings
Week 1 MUSAC1 June 15–19
Week 2 MUSAC2 June 22–26
     

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

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

Have you ever made a song with sticks and rocks? Do you like to sing or play drums on pots and pans? Have you ever wanted to crawl inside of a piano and play the strings? 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

Offerings
Week 5 MUSPC5 July 13–17
Week 6 MUSPC6 July 20–24
Week 7 MUSPC7 July 27–31
     

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

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

Have you and your friends ever formed a band using sticks and pots and pans? Have you ever heard how many different sounds you can make with the inside of a piano instead of just its keys? At Making through Playing we will make music together using pianos, 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

Offerings
Week 9 MUSPC9 August 10–14
Week 10 MUSPC0 August 17–21
     

Music & Art Around the World (Ages 10–12)

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

If you already love making music and art, then join us in encountering different artistic traditions from around the world! You'll learn how to make music on bamboo and bronze, how to examine and classify a new instrument, how to use rhythm to play a trick on a dance partner, how to express yourself through the use a mask, and how to make a painting using wax. 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! 

Lead Instructors: Gillian Irwin– Ph.D. Student, Ethnomusicology; Lizzy Campbell – Ph.D. Student, Musicology

Offerings
Week 4 MUSWC4 July 6–10
Week 5 MUSWC5 July 13–17
     

Sports Camps C

Rec Sports Frenzy C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 1 SPTFC1 June 15–19
Week 4 SPTFC4 July 6–10
Week 6 SPTFC6 July 20–24
Week 8 SPTFC8 August 3–7
Week 9 SPTFC9 August 10–14
     

Splashball C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

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 under 11 years old 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 2 SPTSC2 June 22–26
Week 5 SPTSC5 July 13–17
Week 7 SPTSC7 July 27–31
Week 10 SPTSC0 August 17–21
     

Theater Camp C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

Explore the creative process and put on a show in the exciting world of Theater Camp! Campers will gain exposure to stage acting and play production which will prepare them to excel in school and community theater programs. Campers will learn improvisational techniques, vocal projection, and basic production design from enthusiastic counselors while making new friends and creating unforgettable characters. Our theater counselors encourage creativity and self-confidence in all aspects of the performing arts and work hard to make theater camp a place where everyone can shine. On the final day of the two-week session, the participants will perform a short play for their fellow campers, friends, and families.

Offerings
Weeks 1–2 THETC1 June 15–19
June 22–26
Weeks 7–8 THETC7 July 27–31
August 3–7
     

Vet Med Camp C

Brought to you by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Application required, more info coming Feb 1
9 am – 3 pm
$ Price coming soon

Delve into the exciting world of veterinary medicine with Vet Med Camp! Through a partnership with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine – the nation’s largest and top-ranked vet school – we created this camp for those with a passion for animals. Participants will learn surgical gowning and gloving procedures, read x-rays, study teeth from various species, explore blood and bugs through the lens of a microscope, tour the Raptor Center, and so much more! Campers will spend the week alongside UC Davis Vet Med students and professors.

Participants who have previously attended Vet Med Camp are not eligible to re-enroll.

Offerings
Week 4 VETMC4 July 6–10
Week 5 VETMC5 July 13–17
Week 6 VETMC6 July 20–24
Week 7 VETMC7 July 27–31
     

 


*NOTE: Week 3 is Mon–Thu, June 29–July 2 only. No programming is scheduled Fri, July 3. Price will be prorated during registration.