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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.

D Camps (Grades 6-8)

Our D Camps are for participants entering Grades 6 through 8 this fall. Typical ages are 11-13; 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 D

Aggie Camp D

8:30 am – 3 pm
$215  |  Enroll Now

Aggie D is a camp created for tweens and teens who enjoy socializing, making friends, and love to be entertained everyday. Through Aggie D, there will be a multitude of activities available with a focus on experiencing the unique resources UC Davis has to offer. Throughout the week, campers will travel around the campus, visiting various locations each day. Campers will play physically active games such as capture the flag and kickball at such locations, in addition to taking in new knowledge from STEM related endeavors. Campers will be encouraged to have an open outlook on learning new fields of interest at UC Davis through memorable experiences. Due to the amount of walking, we encourage campers to pack lightly and wear comfortable closed toed shoes.

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.

Offerings
      Field Trips
Week 1 AGCAD1 June 15–19 R 6/18 – Roller Skating
Week 2 AGCAD2 June 22–26 R 6/25 – Wake Island**
Week 3* AGCAD3* June 29–July 2* R 7/2 – Sea Quest
Week 4 AGCAD4 July 6–10 R 7/9 – Urban Air**
Week 5 AGCAD5 July 13–17 R 7/16 – Ice Skating
Week 6 AGCAD6 July 20–24 R 7/23 – Six Flags**
Week 7 AGCAD7 July 27–31 R 7/30 – Sea Quest
Week 8 AGCAD8 August 3–7 R 8/6 – Oakland Zoo**
Week 9 AGCAD9 August 10–14 R 8/13 – Ice Skating
Week 10 AGCAD0 August 17–21 R 8/20 – Roller Skating
       

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

Bio Boot Camp

Bio Boot Camp (Grades 7–9)

Brought to you by the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the UCD Museum of Wildlife & Fish Biology

👉 Note specific grade range
Apply now!
​​​​​​Modified schedule, see below
$425

Together with the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the UCD Museum of Wildlife & Fish Biology, we launched Bio Boot Camp in 2011, a camp for junior high aged students who are interested in the natural sciences. There is limited enrollment and so we ask that the students themselves be part of the enrollment process. This is a full day camp from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday based at UC Davis. Then on Thursday morning we travel to a UC Reserve for an overnight experience: this year, we'll head to the mountains at the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station just outside of Truckee in the Sierras. We return to Davis on Friday afternoon.

Transportation (vans), 3 meals, and housing (bunkhouse or cabin) are provided. Each camp has an enrollment of 12 students and 2 instructors. You can view more information on the Bohart website.

Offerings
Week 9 BBCBT9 August 10–14
     

Craft Camps D

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

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 rock climbing, swimming, 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)

8:30 am – 3 pm
$415  |  Enroll Now

Apart from learning the basic techniques, campers in Ceramics D 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. Ceramics D will have more freedom to create their own projects with the help of our counselors and will gain guidance if they are interested to continue it in the future!

Offerings
Weeks 1–2 CFTCD1 June 15–19
June 22–26
Weeks 5–6 CFTCD5 July 13–17
July 20–24
Weeks 9–10 CFTCD9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

Clothing & Accessories D

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 2 CFTAD2 June 22–26
Week 5 CFTAD5 July 13–17
     

Drawing & Painting D

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 1 CFTDD1 June 15–19
Week 3* CFTDD3* June 29–July 2*
Week 7 CFTDD7 July 27–31
Week 8 CFTDD8 August 3–7
Week 9 CFTDD9 August 10–14
Week 10 CFTDD0 August 17–21
     

Sewing D (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 3–4* CFTBD3* June 29–July 2*
July 6–10
Weeks 7–8 CFTBD7 July 27–31
August 3–7
     

STEAM D

⭐ 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 3* CFTMD3* June 29–July 2*
Week 4 CFTMD4 July 6–10
Week 7 CFTMD7 July 27–31
Week 8 CFTMD8 August 3–7
     

Woodworking D (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.

Woodworking D will also challenge campers to personalize their projects, as well as give them time to explore their imagination with individually-chosen projects that are focused on putting their stills to practice. With the supervision and guidance of counselors, students will observe how power tools are used in order to help their ideas come to life!

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

Offerings
Weeks 1–2 CFTWD1 June 15–19
June 22–26
Weeks 5–6 CFTWD5 July 13–17
July 20–24
Weeks 9–10 CFTWD9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

Exploring Series

The Exploring Series is a brand new Youth Programs camp series designed to give participants new and exciting experiences that will stick with them for life. The Exploring Series is made up of a variety of one-week camps that give our campers the opportunity to try new things in the welcoming camp environment Youth Programs is known for. Campers in the exploring series can sign up for one or many of the one week sessions we will be offering this summer. We hope your camper is as excited about these programs as we are!

Exploring Engineering (Ages 11–13)

👉 Note specific age range
 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$285  |  Enroll Now

Campers will have the opportunity to explore what engineering is and what being and engineer can look like. Campers will visit the Engineering Student Design Center to see what manufacturing looks like, and they will talk to engineering students about their coursework. Then, campers will take part in a design challenge. Over the course of the camp, students will have the opportunity to use the waterfall design model to create a unique solution to a problem. Then, they will have the opportunity to show off at the design showcase put on for friends and family at the end of the week.

Offerings
Week 8 EXPED8 August 3–7
     

Exploring Fitness (Ages 11–13)

👉 Note specific age range
 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$285  |  Enroll Now

Campers will have the opportunity to explore exciting options for staying fit and active that don’t involve competition. Campers will explore what makes exercise and activity fun in an inclusive, approachable environment. Students will have the opportunity to geocache, bike campus, try zumba, go swimming, and much much more as they explore different ways of getting out and staying active. 

Offerings
Week 9 EXPFD9 August 10–14
     

Exploring the Outdoors (Ages 11–13)

👉 Note specific age range
 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$285  |  Enroll Now

Campers will have the opportunity to develop the kinds of outdoor skills that day camps rarely touch on. Campers will explore what it means to be a thoughtful adventurer in a way that focuses both on fun experiences and our responsibilities to each other and to the world around us. Campers will practice important skills like navigation and plant recognition through fun activities like geocaching and scavenger hunts. Over the week, campers will practice their skills and discuss any questions they might have. On the last day of camp, these campers will take a field trip to get out in nature and explore the world around them.

Offerings
Week 6 EXPOD6 July 20–24
     

Exploring UC Davis (Ages 11–13)

👉 Note specific age range
 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$285  |  Enroll Now

Campers will have the opportunity to explore what it means to attend college at UC Davis and ask real UC Davis staff and students any questions they might have. Starting with a campus tour on Monday, campers will get the opportunity to experience the campus and what it has to offer. Activities will include a visit to the dairy, a visit to Health Stadium, a visit to the dorms, and a meal in the dining commons among many more!

Offerings
Week 4 EXPUD4 July 6–10
     

Gaming Camps D

Brought to you by the UC Davis Games Area

Bowling D

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 1 GAMBD1 June 15–19
Week 4 GAMBD4 July 6–10
Week 5 GAMBD5 July 13–17
Week 7 GAMBD7 July 27–31
Week 9 GAMBD9 August 10–14
     

Gaming D

 New this year!
8:30 am – 3 pm
$300  |  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 2 GAMCD2 June 22–26
Week 4 GAMCD4 July 6–10
Week 7 GAMCD7 July 27–31
Week 8 GAMCD8 August 3–7
     

Open-World Game Design with Minecraft D (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 3–4* GAMMD3* June 29–July 2*
July 6–10
Weeks 5–6 GAMMD5 July 13–17
July 20–24
Weeks 9–10 GAMMD9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

Junior Lifeguard

Junior Lifeguarding (Ages 12–14)

👉 Note specific age range
9 am – 12 pm
$240  |  Enroll Now

The Junior Lifeguarding program is open to preteens and teens ages 12-14 with high-level swimming ability. A swim test will be given the first day. The focus of the program is to give participants an introduction to the basic skills of lifeguarding, including hands-only CPR, first aid, rescue techniques, recognizing and responding to emergency situations, and the responsibilities of lifeguarding. This class will prepare the participant for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (but it is not the certification course). Class is one week long, Monday through Friday. Participants will receive a whistle and a Junior Lifeguard T-shirt.

Offerings
Week 5 AQUJT5 July 13–17
     

Music Camps D

Brought to you by the UC Davis Department of Music

Creating By Performing: A Music Composition Workshop (Ages 12–13)

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

Are you interested in writing music that tells the world how you think or feel? Do you want to impress new friends with songs that you have written? Maybe you want to come up with new sounds that no one has ever heard before. At Creating by Performing, we will write music with new friends, using pianos, melodicas, recorders, drums, or maybe even a brand-new instrument that you create. Throughout the week we will perform and refine our work, and at the end of the week we will play our pieces for friends and family, who are invited to come for the final concert. It will be an excellent week making new music and new friends.

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

Offerings
Week 3* MUSCD3* June 29–July 2*
     

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

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
     

Young Composers Workshop 2020 (Grades 6–12) [Two-week]

👉 Note specific grade range
✅ Survey open!
$465

Modified Schedule
Monday–Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm

This summer camp is designed for middle and high school-aged composers interested in many musical styles, including but not limited to classical music, film music, avant-garde, musical theatre, and electronic music. During the course of 2 weeks, participants will create a new composition that will be performed in a culminating concert at the end of the camp. Note: Composers who participated in 2019 are welcome to attend in 2020 as well. 

The workshop will likely include the following activities:

  • Group listening / score study + discussion (daily)**
  • Dictation (i.e. ear-training / notation) + aural skills (daily) **
  • Composition Workshop / Lessons 
  • “Real-time notation sessions” (i.e., speed composing + critique) 
  • Conducting 
  • Group Improvisation 
  • Group discussions
  • Guest artists lectures / workshops

**Applicants must be able to read/write music/notation

Lead Instructors: Adam Strawbridge & Ryan Suleiman – Ph.D. Students in Composition

Offerings
Weeks 3–4 MUSYT3 June 29–July 2
July 6–10
Weeks 5–6 MUSYT5 July 13–17
July 20–24
     

Sport Camp D

Rec Sports Frenzy D

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 floor hockey, 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 SPTFD2 June 22–26
Week 3* SPTFD3* June 29–July 2*
Week 5 SPTFD5 July 13–17
Week 7 SPTFD7 July 27–31
Week 10 SPTFD0 August 17–21
     

Theater Camps D

Improv D

8:30 am – 3 pm
$185  |  Enroll Now

Participants will learn and practice improvisation through games and activities taught by enthusiastic, experienced counselors. Campers will learn relevant acting techniques and the rules of improv by taking part in fun activities that improve their critical thinking skills and comedy chops. This camp emphasizes individual creativity and self expression in a welcoming camp environment. Campers will have the opportunity to develop their stage presence and leadership skills in a fast paced, four day camp. This theater camp DOES NOT have a show to allow our campers and staff time to travel for the holiday.

Offerings
Week 3* THEID3* June 29–July 2*
     

Theater Camp D (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 5–6 THETD5 July 13–17
July 20–24
Weeks 9–10 THETD9 August 10–14
August 17–21
     

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