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UC San Diego Youth Camps and Enrichment Programs

Find out about camps and enrichment programs for children and teens, sponsored by UC San Diego or held in campus facilities.

These listings include summer and year-round activities. For summer activities, we recommend using the Summer Program Finder from the Summer Session office.
Name (alphabetical order) Description Ages Contact
iD Tech Camps Between sessions of hands-on STEM fun, get the ultimate taste of collegiate life in summer camps (in-person and online), online activities and/or private lessons 7–17, (858) 709-8324
La Jolla Playhouse A series of fun, interactive theatre training programs throughout the summer through our Conservatory Program, Devised Theatre Camp and Tech Theatre Training Program through the San Diego Unified School District Elem-HS (858) 550-1010
Mission Bay Youth Watersports Camp Spring and summer camp schedules offer several week-long full-day and half-day camps for campers to choose from 6-17 (858) 539-2003
Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine Summer Camps Workshops on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, and Bioinformatics of Cancer workshops held at UCSD in the summer 14-18 Ryan Holzer, PhD,, (858) 205-7479
UC San Diego Sally Ride Science Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workshops Grades 3-12
San Diego Area Writing Project A variety of opportunities for students to grow and build self-confidence in their writing abilities Grades 3 and up
StudentTech Educational Programs and Summer Camps International, challenge-based robotics competition; leadership and engagement programs; and STEM –focused summer camps, from the Supercomputer Center Elem-HS Ange Mason, (858) 534-5064
Summer Learning at Birch Aquarium Explore underwater worlds and meet ocean creatures in our fun and safe week-long camps 4-13 (858) 534-7336
Varsity Spirit Summer Camps Cheerleading: whether your goal is becoming a more cohesive team, mastering a stunt or pirouette, or learning to believe in yourself, Varsity Spirit can help you accomplish it 11–18 Mary Sparacino, (408) 970-8484
UC San Diego Academic Connections A pre-college summer residential experience that is academically and socially enriching to a diverse population of high-achieving, college-bound high school students motivated to explore the offerings of UC San Diego Grades 9-12
UC San Diego Baseball Camps Providing a baseball camp that is both instruction and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn! 8–18 Eric Newman, (858) 534-8162
UC San Diego Basketball Camps - Boys Providing a true college basketball experience where camps get a taste of what being a collegiate athlete is all about High School Clint Allard, (858) 822-6553
UC San Diego Basketball Camps - Girls With first-class facilities and a winning tradition, our camp experience ensures you can take your game to a new level 8–18 Heidi VanDerveer, (858) 534-8441
UC San Diego COSMOS Residential academic experience for top high school students in mathematics and science Grades 8-12 (858) 822-4361
UC San Diego Crew Camps Open to all skill levels from experienced rowers to those who have never ever seen a boat! 12–18 Zach Johnson, (858) 822-2671
UC San Diego Future Leaders Summer Program Based at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, this unique summer program challenges high school students to think globally Grades 9-12 Grace Osborne
UC San Diego Jazz Camp A five-day summer program for intermediate to advanced level musicians 14 to adult 14-Adult (858) 534-5760
UC San Diego Recreation Classes Quarterly classes and activities for children 5-18 (858) 534-3772
UC San Diego Recreation: Knock Around Camps A low pressure, high energy, positive environment where children are encouraged to create friendships, explore creativity, and have the time of their lives 5-12 Katie Shaw-Bullock (Gidget), (858) 534-3911,
UC San Diego Recreation: Leadership Camps A unique opportunity for young teens to interact with great role models as well as form friendships with their peers in a low pressure, active environment Grades 7-9 Katie Shaw-Bullock (Gidget), (858) 534-3911,
UC San Diego Soccer Camps - Boys A top training environment as well as centering our recruiting efforts around our camps 5–18 Jon Pascale, (858) 534-8165
UC San Diego Soccer Camps - Girls Providing a true college soccer experience where campers get a taste of what being a collegiate athlete is all about 14–18 Kristin Jones, (858) 534-8456
UC San Diego Sports Camps Specialized sports camps and clinics available through UCSD: baseball, basketball, crew, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, cheer, volleyball 5-18 (858) 534-4211
UC San Diego Summer Session Get an early start on a college career; fulfill 1 year of language in only 9 weeks; take courses to prepare for Fall Quarter; or accelerate time to graduate Grades 9-12, (858) 534-5258
UC San Diego Volleyball Camps - Girls designed to teach the techniques of volleyball while playing lots of six on six drills and competitions 12–18 Ricci Luyties, (858) 534-8443
US Sport Camps, San Diego Baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, STEM, swim, and tennis at UCSD and other San Diego universities 9–18 (800) 645-3226