University of California, Irvine

Youth Camps

Summer camp programs at UCI

From academics and arts to science and sports, there are many ways children and teens can explore UCI during the summer. These “home-grown” camps are administered by UCI schools and departments, many of which offer a discount to members of the UCI community.

Registration information is now available for all UCI camp programs. Many fill up quickly so reserve your spot early. We hope you will visit each web page and consider bringing your children to campus this summer to experience UCI.

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Writing Project Summer Youth Program

The School of Education’s Writing Project offers writing and math/science workshops to more than 2,500 pre-K through grade 12 students. Certified teachers and consultants, trained in the Writing Project strategies focus on helping students enhance their reading and writing abilities identified in the California Common Core State Standards. (15% discount for UCI faculty and staff)

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Athletics Sports Camps

Intercollegiate Athletics Summer Sports Camps invite junior athletes of all levels of experience to participate in instruction with NCAA Division I coaches, trainers and athletes in a variety of sports. Camps teach participants to be confident and skilled athletes, focusing on character and leadership development, in a fun, positive environment. (10% discount for UCI faculty and staff)

COSMOS students with faculty members

COSMOS/Gifted Students Network

The Center for Educational Partnerships creates collaborative programs that support current and future student success in higher education with a focus on equity and access for all. COSMOS and Gifted Students Network are two summer programs designed for middle and/or high school students.

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Summer Academies in the Arts

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers Summer Academies in the Arts, college and career preparatory intensives in Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Technology for high school and middle school students, as well as exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students in collaboration with the Arts & Learning Conservatory. (15% discount for UCI faculty and staff)

student at archery camp

Anteater Summer Camps

Campus Recreation Anteater Summer Camps are specialized camps in recreation and non-traditional sports held at the Anteater Recreation Center. Camps are designed and taught by specialists with a focus on skill acquisition, challenge and fun. (10% discount for ARC members)

Students working on fabrication project


The Henry Samueli School of Engineering FABcamps focus on the field of engineering and include instruction in computer- aided design, rapid prototyping and fabrication technologies. Hands-on projects emphasize STEM concepts that are correlated with Common Core Standards and the Framework for Next Generation Science Standards. ($75 discount for UCI faculty and staff)

Student showing off application development work


The Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences APPcamps expose middle school students to computer programming, gaming and mobile application development platforms. Hands-on projects emphasize “21st Century Skills” such as critical thinking, communication and problem solving. ($75 discount for UCI faculty and staff)

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Investments, Financial Planning and You

The Paul Merage School of Business offers a program for highly motivated, talented high school students who wish to gain a deep understanding of investments and financial planning. Our acclaimed business faculty partners with industry experts to deliver a unique learning environment. The program culminates in the creation of a personal wealth management plan, paving the way for a life-long plan of financial success.

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High School Summer Scholar Program

Through the UCI Summer Session High School Summer Scholar Program, students preview and prepare for the challenges and rewards of undergraduate life. Participants learn from UCI's distinguished faculty in an academic UCI credit course and study alongside other university students.