Get All You Can from Youth Programs with CRU Membership

CRU (Campus Recreation and Unions) Membership, formerly known as ARC Membership, incorporates the amenities and services of the ARC and other CRU programming. Benefits include significant discounts at the Craft Center, Equestrian Center, Outdoor Adventures and Youth Programs. They also include low-cost access to Fitness and Wellness programs such as Group Exercise, Instructional Series and Personal Training. In addition, CRU Members enjoy free access to Intramural (IM) Sports, the Rec Pool and Hickey Pool. To explore your own CRU lifestyle, visit cru.ucdavis.edu/crumembership.
 


Also for this age group:

Aggie Camp (C) Bowling Camps (C)
Craft Camps (C) Dance Camps (C)
Sports Camps (C) Theater Camps (C)


Aggie Camp (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
A $165 / B $175 (Unless noted otherwise) || Enroll Now

Aggie Camp C is designed for youth ages 8–10. 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 will be scheduled to swim on set days. The swim schedule will be included in the Parent Handbook, which will be available in May. Campers who choose not to swim will have the option to participate in non-aquatic activities.

Camp Details:

AGCAC1 June 19–23 Field Trip: Sky High Trampoline Park
AGCAC2 June 26–30 Field Trip: Sunsplash Waterpark A $185 / B $195*
AGCAC3 July 3–7 Field Trip: Bohart Museum and Raptor Center A $132 / B $140**
AGCAC4 July 10–14 Field Trip: Sacramento Zoo
AGCAC5 July 17–21 Field Trip: Sky High Tramploline Park
AGCAC6 July 24–28 Field Trip: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom A $185 / B $195***
AGCAC7 July 31–August 4 Field Trip: Bohart Museum and Raptor Center
AGCAC8 August 7–11 Field Trip: Sunsplash Waterpark A $185 / B $195****
AGCAC9 August 14–18 Field Trip: Sacramento Zoo


*Sunsplash: Tuesday, June 27, Extended Day 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

**Special rate due to July 4 closure.

***Six Flags: Tuesday, July 25 Extended Day: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

****Sunsplash: Tuesday, August 8 Extended Day 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Aggie Camp C with Swim Lessons

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m
A $175 / B $185 (unless noted otherwise) || Enroll Now

New for Summer 2017, Youth Programs will now be offering a unique camp with 45 minute swim lessons, Monday–Thursday, for ages 8–10. Campers will meet at the Rec Pool and go through the normal check-in process, starting at 8:30 a.m. They will attend camp each day in regular clothes and they will have an opportunity to change into swim attire prior to the start of lessons. On Mondays, campers will be assessed as a group and placed into different levels based on our swim instructors’ evaluation. These lessons will encompass all levels of swimmers, from Batray (beginner) to Halibut (advanced). Campers will receive a swim report card at the end of the week. If campers miss two or more days, campers will not receive a report card, because there will not be enough time to develop and evaluate skills. Lessons begin at 12:10 p.m. and end at 12:55 p.m. Before and after that time, campers will engage in various exciting games and crafts, such as medic ball and infinity tag, while making new friends.

In addition to swim lessons, this camp will have recreational swimming on set days. The swim schedule will be included in the Parent Handbook, available in the spring. Campers who chose not to participate in recreational swimming with have an option for nonaquatic activities.

AGCSC1 June 19–23
AGCSC2 June 26–30
AGCSC3 July 3–7 A $140 / B $148*
AGCSC4 July 10–14
AGCSC5 July 17–21
AGCSC6 July 24–28
AGCSC7 July 31–August 4
AGCSC8 August 7–11
AGCSC9 August 14–18


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


Bowling Camps (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

A $155 / B $165 (Unless noted otherwise) || Enroll Now

Let’s bowl! Let’s bowl! Let’s rock and roll! Returning to youth programs this summer is Bowling Camp! 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.

*Due to the amount of traveling, we encourage campers to bring their bikes

*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. 

BOWLC1 June 19–23
BOWLC2 June 26–30
BOWLC5 July 17–21
BOWLC6 July 24–28
BOWLC7 July 31–August 4


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


Craft Camps (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Prices Vary

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. New projects will be featured in 2017, these are highlighted below as examples of what the participants will have the option of creating.. Each Friday at 2:15 p.m., campers will get to show off their creations during the craft show in the Recreation Pool Courtyard.

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 swimming at the rec pool, craft related group games, dodgeball 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 (Two-week session)

A $370 / B $390 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS: bowls, pendants, coasters

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

CFTCC8 August 7–18


Clothing and Accessories

A $195 / B $205 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS: no-sew bowtie and clutch bag, tie dye t-shirts, headband

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

CFTAC5 July 17–21
CFTAC8 August 7–11
CFTAC9 August 14–18


Craft Sampler

A $175 / B $185 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS: Decorative frames, dream catcher, metal washer accessories, fuse beads

SKILLS: Campers will learn how to use several different art mediums and techniques while using their own creative vision in their crafts

CFTSC2 June 26–30
CFTSC3 July 3–7*   A $140 / B $148*
CFTSC5 July 17–21
CFTSC8 August 7–11


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


Drawing and Painting

A $175 / B $185 || Enroll Now

Each week the theme of the projects of this camp will change depending on the overall theme of Youth Programs that week but the skills and techniques taught will remain the same throughout the summer.  

PROJECTS: Bright abstract paintings, detailed portraits and watercolor landscapes

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

CFTDC1 June 19–23
CFTDC3 July 3–7  A $140 / B $148*
CFTDC4 July 10–14
CFTDC5 July 17–21
CFTDC6 July 24–28
CFTDC7 July 31–August 4


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.

Green Craft

A $165 / B $175 || Enroll Now

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

PROJECTS: Mini lid banjo, egg box animal creations, nature wind chime, ornaments  

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

CFTGC1 June 19–23
CFTGC2 June 26–30
CFTGC6 July 24–28


Jewelry and Accessories

A $195 / B $205 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS: Camp no-sew mini purse, bracelets, earrings, decorative hair clips

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 19–23
CFTJC2 June 26–30
CFTJC3 July 3–7 A $156 / B $164


Sewing: Beginning (One-Week Session)

A $185 / B $195 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS: pillowcases, pincushion, scrunchies

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 two weeks before class starts.

CFTBC5 July 17–21
CFTBC6 July 24–28


Sewing: Beginning (Two-Week Session)

A $370 / B $390 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS:  pin cushion, tote bag, stuffed animal, scrunchie 

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 two weeks before class starts.

CFTBC3 July 3–14 A $333 / B $351*
CFTBC7 July 31–August 11


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


Sewing: Intermediate

A $185 / B $195 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS:  pajama pants, sleep mask, coin purse

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 two weeks before class starts.

CFTIC9 August 14–18


Woodworking

A $195 / B $205 || Enroll Now

PROJECTS:  personalized storage box, string and nail art 

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.

CFTWC1 June 19–23
CFTWC2 June 26–30
CFTWC5 July 17–21
CFTWC6 July 24–28
CFTWC9 August 14–18


Dance Camps (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Prices Vary

Dance Intensive (Two-Week Session)

A $260 / B $275 || Enroll Now

Participants will be introduced to new styles of dance and create lots of fun fusions of their own. Sessions will focus on techniques in areas such as hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, rhythm stomp and much more. 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 will be 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. 

DANDC2 June 26-July 7 A $234 / B $247*
DANDC4 July 10–21
DANDC8 August 7-18


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


Sports Camps (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
A $145 / B $155 || Enroll Now

Flag Football Frenzy

Flag Football Frenzy is designed to teach the game of flag football to young players while also teaching them teamwork and improving their agility and fitness. The frenzy concludes with a Friday flag football tournament in which teams will compete in games to exhibit the skills they learned during the week. This camp is a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends while staying active and healthy. Camp is open to boys and girls with any level of experience or ability. Players will be grouped by grade and ability and coached accordingly. All activities will be held on Hutchison Field on the UC Davis campus.

This camp will be 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. 

SPTFC2 June 26–30
SPTFC7 July 31-August 4


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.


IM (Intramural) Frenzy

A $145 / B $155 || Enroll Now

Based on the Intramural Sports program at UC Davis, this camp provides participants with the opportunity to learn official IM rules and practice and compete both on teams and individually in six recreational games: Kickball, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Futsal, Quidditch and Dodgeball. The first three days will be spent getting familiar with the games and building skills. On Thursday and Friday, the campers will participate in a frenzy-type tournament where they get to showcase their talents in all the new sports they’ve learned. IM 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.

This camp will be 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. 

SPTIC4 July 10-14
SPTIC6 July 24-28


Inner Tube Water Polo

A $150 / B $160 || Enroll Now

Inner Tube Water Polo is an awesome way to be active while staying cool this summer. Campers will travel to the UC Davis Hickey Pool to play inner tube water polo using UC Davis Intramural Sports equipment. They will also play other aquatic games like Sharks and Minnows, Sink or Swim, Relay Racing, and many more. New water polo players can gain basic knowledge of the sport, and more experienced players can improve their skills. Due to the distance of travel to the pool, we encourage campers to bring their bikes.

SPTIC1 June 19-23

Theater Camp (C)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Theater Camp (Two-Week Session)

A $265 / B $285 || Enroll Now

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.

*Due to the amount of travelling, we encourage campers to bring their bikes. 

THETC1 June 19–30
THETC6 July 24–August 4