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Youth Programs offers a diverse range of high-quality classes and camps for children and youth through age 18. The facilities and recreational professionals at UC Davis provide an enjoyable and enriching experience for your children. For more information about our programs and staff, please see our "About the Programs" page.

Registration for Youth Programs Summer 2018

Registration for summer 2018 will begin in March.

  • UC Davis staff, faculty and student registration will open Tuesday, February 20 at noon and close Friday, March 2 at midnight (must use email).
  • Swim lesson registration will begin March 7 at noon.
  • All other Summer Youth Programs registration will begin March 12 at noon and remain open until full or close the Thursday before the camp start date, whichever comes first. 

Shortened Summer Schedule

This year, the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) calendar does not align with the UC Davis academic calendar as it has in the past. The last day of school for DJUSD is June 7 and UC Davis students are in finals the following week, June 11-14. With all of our staff being UC Davis students, and academics being their first priority we had to make the difficult decision to start camps this summer the week of June 18–22. We know that this will be an inconvenience for many working families, however we believe that the quality of our programs, along with our student’s academic success, would be negatively impacted trying to schedule counselors to shifts during their finals week. We look forward to seeing your campers after our students have completed finals and commencement ceremonies, when they can focus on creating a memorable and exciting summer for your children.

Week of July 4

Historically, the week of July 4 has been a week with low enrollment. Additionally, student staff often have family commitments causing scheduling issues. This year, we have decided to not hold camps the week of July 4. 

Rec Pool Renovation

To meet the aquatic needs of our UC Davis students, the Department of Campus Recreation is renovating the Rec Pool with the aim to bring all department aquatics activities under one facility. The Rec Pool will be closed for the entire 2018 season and will re-open in the summer of 2019. This will have a major impact on our program offerings this summer. We will offer some aquatic activities and programming at Hickey Pool, but your chlidren will not have the opportunity to swim everyday of the week as in the past. More details on aquatic offerings will be avaialble in the Winter. For more information, stay up to date by visiting the Rec Pool Renovation Webpage

ARC Construction

This summer, the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) will continue to be under a major renovation and some of our programming space will be impacted due to construction. All spaces that we will be utilizing for camps will be approved and safe for use. We ask you to watch for communication if changes are made during the construction to ensure the safety of our campers. The main impact for you will be accessing the ARC. The main entrance will be closed to everyone.  We will be using back and side entrances as the main access points to the facility.

Reduced Camp Offerings

Our facility projects (though exciting!) led to some difficult decisions regarding programming this summer. We pride ourselves in offering excellent camps to youth, and this year that priority focused our efforts on quality over quantity. The following camps have been suspended from the Summer 2018 schedule:

  • Aggie A Camps (ages 4-5)
  • Aggie B Swim (ages 6-7)
  • Aggie C Swim (ages 8-10)
  • Sports Camps C and D (ages 8-13)
  • Theater Camps C and D (ages 8-13)
  • Leadership Training (ages 12-17)

We will all be experiencing some growing pains while we improve our facilities to accommodate our growing student population and changing needs of all users. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our construction phase.


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