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UC San Diego Youth Camps and Enrichment Programs

Find out about summer and year-round UC San Diego camps and enrichment programs for children and teens.

These camps and programs held at UC San Diego are open to children of staff, faculty, students, returning families, and the community.

In the right place? You can also see a list of Summer Camp Programs at UCSD which are not necessarily sponsored by the university.

  • Summer Session, grades 9–12
  • Students may choose from lower division courses (1-99) offered during two 5-week sessions to:
    • Get an early start on a college career
    • Fulfill 1 year of language in only 9 weeks
    • Take courses to prepare for Fall Quarter
    • Accelerate time to graduate
  • Academic Connections, grades 9–12
    • Residential and non-residential program
    • Pre-college summer program
    • Hands-on college subject matter courses
    • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Knock Around Camps, ages 5 and up
    • Sponsored by UCSD Recreation
    • Includes general camps plus leadership, sports, and beach camps
  • La Jolla Playhouse
    • Conservatory, grades 10–12
    • Young performers workshop, grades 2–12
    • Young performers academy, grades 3–12
  • Mission Bay Youth Watersports Camp at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center offers classes for ages 6–17:
    • Kayaking
    • Marine science
    • Sailing
    • Surfing
    • Wakeboarding
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing