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.


Aggie Camp (D): Aggie University Bio Boot Camp (D)
Bowling Camp (D) Camp Gov (D)
Craft Camps (D)
Sports Camps (D) Theater Camps (D)


Price Key

A: UC Davis Student/CRU Member
B: Non-UC Davis Student/Non-CRU Member

Aggie Camp (D): Aggie University

Ages 11–13
Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
A $165 / B $175 (Unless noted otherwise) 

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. Due to the amount of traveling, bikes are required.

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 Details:

AGCAD1 June 19–23 Field Trip: Sky High Trampoline Park
AGCAD4 July 10–14 Field Trip: Sacramento Zoo
AGCAD6 July 24–28 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom A $185 / B $195*
AGCAD7 July 31–August 4 Field Trip: Bohard Museum of Entomology and Raptor Center
AGCAD9 August 14–18 Field Trip: Sky High
 

*Six Flags: Thursday, July 27 Extended Day: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
**Sunsplash: Thursday, August 11 Extended Day 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Bio Boot Camp (D)

Bio Boot Camp I

Entering Grades 7–9
Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Overnight June 19-23
Fee: $425

Together with the  UCD Museum of Wildlife & Fish Biology  and  Campus Recreation and Unions 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. Then on Thursday morning we travel to Tahoe to the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station in odd years (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and the coastal UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab in even years (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018) for an overnight and exploration. We return to Davis on Friday afternoon. Transportation (vans), 3 meals and housing (bunkhouse or cabin) are provided. This camp has an enrollment of 12 students and 2 instructors.

Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm & Thursday 8:30 am-Friday 5:30 pm (Total cost is $425)
Partial need-based scholarships are available.

Due to limited space in this specialized camp, there is a separate application process for this camp. Some need-based, partial scholarships are also available. To inquire about the application process and scholarships, please contact Tabatha Yang at bmuseum@ucdavis.edu or visit http://bohart.ucdavis.edu/summer-camp.html

BBCBT1 June 19-23


* Overnight stay on Thursday

Bowling Camp (D)

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.

Please note: 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. 

BOWLD3 July 3–7 A $124 / B $132*
BOWLD4 July 10–14
BOWLD8 August 7–11
BOWLD9 August 14–18

*Special rate due to July 4 closure.

Camp Gov

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
A $165 / B $175

Back by popular demand! Camp Gov is designed to introduce campers to a variety of public speaking, communication, and debate techniques that they will be able to use in their future endeavors. The goal of the camp is to prepare students to think critically on the spot and to inspire an appreciation for public speaking. Throughout the week, CampGov will host a detailed Socratic seminar, a mock trial, extemporaneous speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debates, duo-dramatic interpretations, legislative debates, and Karl Popper debates. There is much to pack into this one week, so campers may have to do certain research and planning on their debate or speech topics at home. This camp is indeed a great opportunity for campers to meet and discuss popular topics in a safe setting. There will also be a field trip on the Thursday of this week, to the California State Capitol in Sacramento, in which we will receive a tour of the historic building. 

AGCCD5 July 17–21 Field Trip: State Capitol Tour
AGCAD8 August 7–11 Field Trip: State Capitol Tour


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. New projects will be featured in 2017 and some of them are highlighted below as examples of what the participants will have the option of creating. 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 Recreation Pool Courtyard.

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, 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

PROJECTS: bowls, mugs, coiled vase, pinch pot monsters 

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 19–30
CFTCD4 July 10–21
CFTCD6 July 24–August 4


Clothing and Accessories

A $195 / B $205

PROJECTS: no-sew clutch bag, tie dye t-shirts, braided headband, galaxy t-shirts, bow ties

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

CFTAD6 July 24–28
CFTAD7 July 31–August 4


Drawing and Painting

A $175 / B $185

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.

CFTDD2 June 26–30
CFTDD8 August 7–11
CFTDD9 August 14–18


Green Craft

A $165 / B $175

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 recycled materials.

PROJECTS: Pringles can kaleidoscopes, cardboard desktop organizer, mini lid banjo, African thumb piano

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

CFTGD7 July 31–August 4


Jewelry and Accessories

A $195 / B $205

PROJECTS: no-sew mini purse, bracelets, earrings, decorative beaded 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. 

CFTJD4 July 10–14


Sewing: Beginning (Two-Week Session)

A $370 / B $390

PROJECTS: backpack, stuffed animal, mittens 

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 two weeks before camp starts.

CFTBD1 June 19–30


Woodworking (Two-Week Session)

A $315 / B $335 (Unless noted otherwise)

PROJECTS: Multi-wood cutting board, pencil stand, rustic candle holder

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.

CFTWD3 July 3–14 A $283 / B $301*
CFTWD7 July 31–August 11


*Special rate due to July 4 closure.

Sports Camps (D)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Flag Football Frenzy

A $145 / B $155

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 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.

SPTFD8 August 7–11


Inner Tube Water Polo

A $150 / B $160 

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 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 that choose not to swim will have the option to participate in non-aquatic activities.

SPTID3 July 3-7
SPTID5 July 17-21
SPTID9 August 14–18


Theater Camps (D)

Camp Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Improv Camp

A $150 / B $160

Participants will gain exposure to improv stage acting, which will prepare them to excel in community and school theater programs. Participants will learn a variety of improvisation techniques as well as 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, participants will perform a short demonstration of what they learned for fellow campers, families and friends. Due to the amount of traveling, we encourage campers to bring their bikes.  

THEID3 July 3–7


Theater Camp (Two-Week Session)

A $265 / B $285

Participants will gain exposure to stage acting, which will prepare them to excel in community and school theater programs. Participants will learn improvisation 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, participants will perform a short play for fellow campers, families and friends. Due to the amount of traveling, we encourage campers to bring their bikes.

THETD4 July 10–21
THETD8 August 7–18