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We understand the campus directives about remote learning raises some questions. Student Affairs has created and will be updating a page with frequently asked questions for students. Also, learn about  the ARC closure and Campus Recreation spring registration.

C Camps (Grades 3-5)

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!

Aggie Camp C

Aggie Camp C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$215  |  Enroll Now

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
      Field Trips
Week 1 AGCAC1 June 15–19 T 6/16 – Roller Skating
Week 2 AGCAC2 June 22–26 R 6/25 – Wake Island**
Week 3* AGCAC3* June 29–July 2* T 6/30 – Sea Quest
Week 4 AGCAC4 July 6–10 R 7/9 – Urban Air**
Week 5 AGCAC5 July 13–17 T 7/14 – Ice Skating
Week 6 AGCAC6 July 20–24 R 7/23 – Six Flags**
Week 7 AGCAC7 July 27–31 T 7/28 – Sea Quest
Week 8 AGCAC8 August 3–7 R 8/6 – Oakland Zoo**
Week 9 AGCAC9 August 10–14 T 8/11 – Ice Skating
Week 10 AGCAC0 August 17–21 T 8/18 – Roller Skating
       

**These field trips will travel together with Aggie D.

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
$415  |  Enroll Now

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
$225  |  Enroll Now

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
$205  |  Enroll Now

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
$205  |  Enroll Now

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 1 CFTNC1 June 15–19
Week 2 CFTNC2 June 22–26
Week 5 CFTNC5 July 13–17
Week 9 CFTNC9 August 10–14
     

Sampler C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$205  |  Enroll Now

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 8 CFTSC8 August 3–7
     

Sewing C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$415  |  Enroll Now

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
$235  |  Enroll Now

STEAM is a unique camp that combines art with concepts revolving around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Activities will teach both art skills and scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. Campers will have the ability to use their creativity and innovation skills to build structures, design projects, and complete experiments that will give them their first taste at the world of STEM. This camp is for students of all skill levels. At the end of the week, students will be able to display their projects at the weekly craft shows. STEAM is perfect for any creative camper who loves to learn!

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
$415  |  Enroll Now

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 Camp C

Dance Experiences C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Now

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

Bowling C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$235  |  Enroll Now

Get ready to have a whole lot of fun learning about sportsmanship, competition, and of course bowling in this exciting camp! Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to bowl with each other and their counselors as they improve their technique and scores through a combination of practice and instruction. Campers will have the opportunity to bowl many games culminating in an end of week tournament that encourages sportsmanship and friendly competition. This camp also takes advantage of the many fun camp activities Youth Programs has to offer to provide an exciting and well rounded camp experience!

Offerings
Week 2 GAMBC2 June 22–26
Week 3* GAMBC3* June 29–July 2*
Week 6 GAMBC6 July 20–24
Week 8 GAMBC8 August 3–7
Week 10 GAMBC0 August 17–21
     

Gaming C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$235  |  Enroll Now

Do you love playing board games with your friends? Do you ever wish you had more people to play video games with? Was your favorite part of camp the time you spent playing cards? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will love Gaming Camp! Gaming camp is a week-long experience with the best gaming has to offer. Campers will have the opportunity to play board games, video games, and card games with each other and their counselors as well as participate in super fun camp activities like rock climbing and swimming. Campers will learn about strategy and competition in an environment that emphasizes sportsmanship and encourages everyone's strengths. We look forward to an amazing summer gaming with you!

Offerings
Week 1 GAMCC1 June 15–19
Week 3* GAMCC3* June 29–July 2*
Week 6 GAMCC6 July 20–24
Week 9 GAMCC9 August 10–14
     

 

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

 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$465  |  Enroll Now

Have you ever wanted to make a job out of playing video games? What about learning how to get a competitive edge against other players? Start working towards goals like these through open world game design with Minecraft! In this camp, you’ll learn the fundamentals of open-world game design and will build a fully-functional Minecraft adventure. By working with other campers as a part of a design team, you will practice creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork as well as technical skills like coding and skin modding! Come find out what game design is all about, and create something you can be truly proud of.

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

Music Camps C

Brought to you by the UC Davis Department of Music

Listening to Art, Painting Music C

9 am – 3 pm
$295  |  Enroll Now

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

Assistant Instructors:

Leanny Muñoz – Ph.D. Student, Musicology (Week 1)
Emily Sullivan – Ph.D. Student, Composition (Week 2)

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  |  Enroll Now

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

Assistant Instructors:

Sarah Miller – Ph.D. Student, Musicology (Week 5, Week 6)
Leanny Muñoz – Ph.D. Student, Musicology (Week 7)

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  |  Enroll Now

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

Assistant Instructor: Leanny Muñoz – Ph.D. Student, Musicology

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  |  Enroll Now

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
     

Sport Camps C

Rec Sports Frenzy C

8:30 am – 3 pm
$185  |  Enroll Now

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
$185  |  Enroll Now

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

Theater Camp C (Two-week)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$345  |  Enroll Now

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

Vet Med Camp (Grades 4–5)

👉 Note specific grade range
9 am – 3 pm
$200

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.