C Camps (Grades 3-5)

Aggie Camp C

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
$210 || Enrollment Open

Aggie C is designed for youth entering Grades 3-5. Campers will enjoy a wide range of activities from engaging projects to exciting games. Campers will participate in new and exciting outdoor and indoor games, as well as a host of field trips and tours on, around, or 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 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.

Camp Calendar

AGCAC1    June 17–21
AGCAC2 June 24–28
AGCAC3 July 8–12
AGCAC4 July 15–19
AGCAC5 July 22–26
AGCAC6 July 29–August 2
AGCAC7 August 5–9
AGCAC8 August 12–16
AGCAC9 August 19–23

 
Bowling Camp C

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
$215 || Enrollment Open

Let’s bowl! Let’s bowl! Let’s rock and roll!  Campers will learn the basics of bowling and participate in friendly competitions throughout the week. They will learn several different bowling games, in addition to the traditional bowling style. Bowling Camp emphasizes individual instruction. After instruction in footwork, swing, grip, finishing position, and etiquette, campers will quickly get into bowling real games.

This camp is scheduled to swim throughout the week. 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.

BOWLC2 June 24–28
BOWLC5 July 22–26
BOWLC8 August 12–16
BOWLC9 August 19–23


Craft Camps C

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

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 2:15 p.m., campers will get to show off their creations during the craft show in the MAC at the ARC.

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 Session) 

$405 || Enrollment Open

Projects: basics on wheel, round objects, geometric objects, learning to incorporate detail and carving clay, personal tiles

Skills: Campers will learn wheel throwing, hand-building and glazing.

CFTCC3 July 8–19

 
Clothing & Accessories C

$225 || Enrollment Open

Projects: t-shirt totes, tie-dye socks, DIY scarves, DIY printed pocket tees

Skills: Campers will learn basic skills of fashion design using a range of different textiles.

CFTAC5 July 22–26
CFTAC8 August 12–16

 
Drawing & Painting C

$205 || Enrollment Open

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.

CFTDC1 June 17–21
CFTDC2 June 24–28
CFTDC5 July 22–26
CFTDC7 August 5–9
CFTDC9 August 19–23

 
Green Craft C

$205 || Enrollment Open

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

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

CFTGC1 June 17–21
CFTGC3 July 8–12
CFTGC7 August 5–9

  
Jewelry & Accessories C

$225 || Enrollment Open

Projects: morse code necklaces, word bracelets, paracord bracelets, metal washer necklaces, wire wrap glass bead necklace

Skills: Campers will learn about how to accessorize in style and ways to create jewelry from different mediums such as wire, thread and lots of beads.

CFTJC1 June 17–21
CFTJC6 July 29–August 2


Sampler C

$205 || Enrollment Open

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.

CFTSC2 June 24–28
CFTSC3 July 8–12
CFTSC6 July 29–August 2
CFTSC8 August 12–16

 
Sewing: Beginning C (One-Week Session)

$225 || Enrollment Open Mon, Mar 11

Projects: pin cushions, scrunchies, weaved headbands, seat cushions, small pillows 

Skills: Campers will learn how to use a sewing machine, follow a pattern and hand-stitch.

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

CFTBC5 July 22–26
CFTBC8 August 12–16

 
Sewing: Beginning C (Two-Week Session)

$415 || Enrollment Open Mon, Mar 11

Projects: pin cushions, scrunchies, fabric letters, pencil case with velcro, drawstring bag, decorated door stoppers

Skills: Campers will learn how to use a sewing machine, follow a pattern and hand-stitch.

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

CFTBC1 June 17–28

 
Sewing: Intermediate C

$225 || Enrollment Open Mon, Mar 11

Projects: coin purses, fabric birds, decorated door stoppers, fabric lunch bag, zip pouch, fabric letters

Skills: Campers will expand on techniques learned in Beginning Sewing to make more complex projects using new techniques.

This camp is for participants who have attended two or more sessions of Beginning Sewing camp and/or have an intermediate understanding of sewing. Participants must purchase their fabric prior to the first class. Information will be emailed approximately one week before class starts.

CFTIC9 August 19–23

 
Woodworking C

$225 || Enrollment Open

Projects: learning to create blueprints, simple boxes, personalized tool caddy

Skills: Campers will learn how to work with a variety of tools to measure and cut wood accurately, nail the pieces together, then decorate and add to the project using their own personal creativity.

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

CFTWC3 July 8–12
CFTWC4 July 15–19
CFTWC7 August 5–9

 
Dance Experiences C (Two-Week Session)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
$280 || Enrollment Open

Participants will be introduced to new styles of dance and create lots of fun fusions of their own. Sessions will focus on techniques in various areas. Campers will have the opportunity to experiment with basic choreography and put their new skills to work. On the last Friday of the 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.

DANDC1 June 17–28
DANDC5 July 22–August 2
DANDC8 August 12–23


Music Camps C

Camp Day: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The UC Davis Department of Music is piloting brand new camps to get campers engaged with the arts. Check them out below!

Listening to Art, Painting Music

$295 || Enrollment Open

In this summer camp, we will explore artistic and musical movements from around the world and across time while creating our own pieces of music-inspired art to take home at the end of the week (after holding an art show on Friday!). Each day, we’ll discover the music and art of a different continent: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Activities include: creating paintings, drawings, and sculptures based on genres of music from around the world; musical games inspired by artistic movements; and making art that creates music; and possible field trips to the Manetti Shrem Museum and the Mondavi Center. Come and enjoy a week of musical and artistic exploration and creation!

MUSAC1 June 17–21
MUSAC2 June 24–28

 

About the camp leader: Gillian Irwin is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology (the study of music as culture) at UC Davis, where she studies music education in Indonesia. Gillian has lived, researched, played music, and taught English in Indonesia for over two years as part of her research, and regularly teaches and TAs for courses at UC Davis, including Introduction to World Music, Western Music Literature, Introduction to Music Theory, and Nature and Culture in American Studies. She also enjoys dancing, baking, and playing with her cat, Lady.

Music Through Playing: A Music Composition Camp

$295 || Enrollment Open

Have you ever wanted to crawl inside of a piano and pluck on the strings? Have you ever made music with sticks and rocks, or banged on pots and pans? Do you know what kind of music a bicycle would make? Then this is the camp for you! Throughout our week together we will make music with pans, rocks, sticks, our voices, and anything else that sounds interesting! We will come up with creative ways to write down our music so that it’s easier to play, and yes! We will play our pieces in a short concert at the end of the week for family and friends! It’s going to be a lot of fun making music together!

MUSPC3 July 8–12
MUSPC4 July 15–19
MUSPC5 July 22–26
MUSPC6 July 29–August 2

 

About the camp leader: My name is Joseph Vasinda. I am a Ph.D. student at UC Davis where I am studying Music Composition. I've come to California by way of Texas, where I received my Bachelor's in Music Education and Music Composition and my teaching certification for students in their early childhood all the way through high school. I've had many wonderful opportunities to teach in different class settings with kindergarteners, middle schoolers, and high schoolers, too. I love teaching and writing music and I have always looked for a way to bring both of those joys together. Teaching young people to write music is by far my favorite way to combine those two passions and I am looking forward to working with many more students and learning from them as they learn from me.

Sport Camps C

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Rec Sports Frenzy C

$180 || Enrollment Open

Based on the Rec Sports program at UC Davis, this camp provides participants with the opportunity to learn official rules and practice to compete both on teams and individually. Sports include kickball, ultimate frisbee, Quidditch, floorball, and more! Each day will focus on two sports, and Friday will provide opportunity for more competitive play. Rec Sports Frenzy is the perfect program for campers to refine their physical and mental skills in competition, practice teamwork, and exhibit sportsmanship in a safe, respectful, and exciting environment. 

SPTFC2 June 24–28
SPTFC4 July 15–19
SPTFC6 July 29–August 2
SPTFC8 August 12–16


Splashball C

$180 || Enrollment Open

Splashball is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children under 11 years old. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, non-contact, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.

SPTSC1 June 17–21
SPTSC3 July 8–12
SPTSC5 July 22–26
SPTSC7 August 5–9
SPTSC9 August 19–23


Theater Camp C (Two-Week Session)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
$345 || Enrollment Open

Campers will gain exposure to stage acting, which will prepare them to excel in school and community theater programs. Campers will learn improvisational techniques, vocal projection, and basic production design while making new friends and creating unforgettable characters. Our theater instructors encourage creativity, independence, and self-confidence in all aspects of theater and performing arts. On the final day of the session, the participants will perform a short play for their fellow campers, friends, and families. 

THETC1 June 17–28
THETC6 July 29–August 9

 
Vet Med Camp

Camp Day: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$200 || By Acceptance Only

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 attended Vet Med Camp last year (Summer 2018) are not eligible to re-enroll.

Applicants have been notified.

VETMC3 July 8–12
VETMC4 July 15–19
VETMC5 July 22–26
VETMC6 July 29–August 2