D Camps (Grades 6-8)

Aggie University

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

Through Aggie University, there will be a multitude of activities available with a focus on experiencing unique resources UC Davis has to offer. Throughout the week, campers will travel via bike around the campus, visiting multiple locations each day. Campers will play physically active games such as capture the flag at such locations, in addition to taking in new knowledge from tours and guides. Campers will be encouraged to have an open outlook on learning new fields of interest at UC Davis through memorable experiences.

This camp will be scheduled to swim throughout the week. The swim schedule will be included in the Parent Handbook, which will be available in the spring. Campers that choose not to swim will have the option to participate in non-aquatic activities.

Camp Calendar

AGCAD1 June 17–21
AGCAD2 June 24–28
AGCAD3 July 8–12
AGCAD5 July 22–26
AGCAD6 July 29–August 2
AGCAD7 August 5–9
AGCAD8 August 12–16
AGCAD9 August 19–23


Bowling Camp D

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, etiquette, and scoring by hand, campers will quickly get into bowling real games.

This camp will be 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. 

BOWLD1 June 17–21
BOWLD3 July 8–12
BOWLD4 July 15–19
BOWLD6 July 29–August 2
BOWLD7 August 5–9


Craft Camps D

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. Some of the projects are similar to those in the younger craft camps but are geared to be more challenging for this age group. 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 leaning experience with activities scheduled outside of the craft center during the afternoons. These will include rock climbing, 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 D (Two-Week Session)

$405 || Enrollment Open

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

Skills: Campers will begin to develop a strong wheel throwing technique, skills in hand-building and accuracy in glazing detailed works of art.

CFTCD1 June 17–28
CFTCD5 July 22–August 2
CFTCD7 August 5–9

Clothing & Accessories D

$225 ||  Enrollment Open

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

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

CFTAD2 June 24–28
CFTAD3 July 8–12
CFTAD9 August 19–23

Drawing & Painting D

$205 || Enrollment Open

Projects: learning the color wheel, 3D sketching, partner portraits, inspiration rocks, tape painting, watercolor painting

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

CFTDD3 July 8–12
CFTDD4 July 15–19
CFTDD6 July 29–August 2
CFTDD8 August 12–16

Green Craft D

$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: carton birdhouses, bird feeders, coffee filter art, CD mosaic art, mint container earphone holder

SKILLS: Campers will learn about the process of recycling and how trash can be made fun and useful through creativity and crafting.

CFTGD4 July 15–19

Jewelry & Accessories D

$225 ||  Enrollment Open

PROJECTS: morse code necklaces, friendship 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. 

CFTJD4 July 15–19
CFTJD7 August 5–9

 
Sewing: Beginning D (Two-Week Session)

$415 || Enrollment Open Mon, March 11

PROJECTS: scrunchies, pin cushions, pencil case with velcro, decorated door stoppers, drawstring bag, fabric letters, mini-quilts

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

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

CFTBD3 July 8–19
CFTBD6 July 29–August 9

 
Woodworking D (Two-Week Session)

$415 || Enrollment Open

PROJECTS: learning to create blueprints, personalized tool caddy, complex boxes

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.

CFTWD1 June 17–28
CFTWD5 July 22–August 2
CFTWD8 August 12–23


Sport Camps D

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Rec Sports Frenzy D

$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. 

SPTFD3 July 8–12
SPTFD5 July 22–26
SPTFD7 August 5–9
SPTFD9 August 19–23

Intro to Waterpolo D

$180 || Enrollment Open

Athletes – immerse yourself in the world of water polo with this competitive camp! With a focus on skills, this program will help campers understand the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, safety always comes first as we enjoy the fun, dynamic life of this exciting sport.

SPTWD2 June 24–28
SPTWD4 July 15–19
SPTWD6 July 29–August 2
SPTWD8 August 12–16


Theater Camps D

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Improv

$180 || Enrollment Open

Participants will learn and practice the rules and techniques of improvisation used by professional improv theaters through games and activities taught by experienced counselors. 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 camp, participants will perform a comedy improv show for their friends and families to showcase their new silly skills. 

THEID3 July 8–12

Theater Camp D (Two-Week Session)

$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.

THETD4 July 15–26
THETD8 August 12–23