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Featuring the outstanding facilities and recreational professionals at UC Davis, Youth Programs offers a diverse range of high quality camps, classes, trips and swimming lessons for youth up to age 18. Participants may enhance their creativity in the well-equipped Craft Center, learn about teamwork and fitness at the air-conditioned ARC, improve their swimming skills at Hickey Pool, or bowl some strikes at the MU Games Area. Our staff is comprised of highly qualified UC Davis students who are passionate about making this summer an exciting one for your kids.

Registration for Summer 2018 

  • 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.

Age Ranges and Program Groupings

Our camps are organized by age range in order to enhance participant experience. All camps fit within four program groups. Their respective age/grade ranges appear in the table below:

Program Groups


B Camps


C Camps


D Camps


Teen Programs



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.

Youth Programs is on Facebook

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