Anteaters Youth Camp
UCI REC Kids Camp: Virtual Edition

Virtual Camp 2021 - Coming Soon!

Program Director: Joy Sams
(Youth Programs & Recreation Instruction)

UCI REC Kids Camp: Virtual Edition
Let's get virtual this summer with UCI REC Kids Summer Camp. We hope you are able to experience this new program and explore new interests that you might not typically have done. The camp experience will include 3 sessions per day with qualified youth staff, 5 days a week. Session topics will vary week to week but will include cooking, DIY, science, drawing, math, photography, foreign language and more. Session description below, please note that all sessions subject to change. Your weekly camp registration will also include some OFFLINE sessions. Campers will be able to have positive social interaction and develop friendship with new faces via Zoom.

Camp Session Descriptions

Kids’ Kitchen - Instructor: Chef Wendy
Cooking and baking class where young chefs learn kitchen skills ranging from reading and following recipes, to proper measuring techniques, basic preparation, age-appropriate knife skills, and kitchen safety rules and awareness. We’ll blend, mix, whisk, and fold ingredients, slice, dice, and sauté lots of veggies. Most importantly, clean up after ourselves. Campers will learn cooking terms, general kitchen safety rules and awareness, and use her or his own creativity.

Root to Success
Creating a community to ensure math is fun and exciting for all involved. Root to Success is a session that will incorporate activities that stimulate problem-solving skills.

Creative Connections
Staying connected while apart is so important for all of our mental health right now. Camper will leave camp with new friends, and happy they found them in a non-traditional fashion.

Act up!
Explore creative movement and games to stay active. Don’t stress just have fun and get some physical activity.

Mad Science 101
Science is amazing! Conduct physical and chemical experiments and learn about what makes them work. Campers will foster a better understanding of science concepts and how they can be applied to the World.

Mandarin, Myself, and I
Designed for campers who don't yet speak any Mandarin Chinese to students who are already speaking in simple sentences. It includes conversational practice as well as writing and singing in Chinese.

Culture 101
The goal of the Culture 101 is to enhance your camps experience as well as impact the cultural environment for the entire community here at UCI, by promoting ethnic and multicultural awareness and diversity.

Chasing Music
Kickstart your imagination with music learn new skills, complete challenges, and build a portfolio of fun projects

Books & Beyond
Kids will write their own short story and illustrate it and learn about the process of bookmaking, making copies of their art into a real bound book!

Junk Drawer Artisan
The DIY "self-made-culture;" a culture of designing, creating, customizing and repairing items or things without any special training. Youth can learn new skills, complete challenges, and build a portfolio of fun projects

Picture Perfect
Learn all about having fun with photography. Learn the history of the first photo made in France in 1826, to make better photos with a cell phone now. Students will make their own unique protilos and learn basic techniques to get the perfect pictures.

Creative HeARTS
You're making art. It'll be fun, it'll be messy (but not TOO messy), and it'll provide you opportunities to explore ideas of collaboration, cooperation, and coloring with projects that will include drawing, painting, games, and incorporate nature into our lives.

Registration - CampDoc

CampDoc Registration LINK-

How to Register/ Registration HELP

Registration Policies:
Cancellation Policy
(5) or more business days before first day of camp week in order to receive 80% refund of registration fees
(3) business days before the first day of camp in order to receive 60% of registration fees.
*Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the Youth Program Director. Refunds take up to 5-10 business days to be processed.
Transfers requests will only be completed if there is space available in the desired camp session. Requests for transfers must be emailed to Youth Program Director ( 7 business days prior to the first day of camp to be considered.
Please note that the $5 processing fee is non refundable

CampDoc Help Links:
Health Profile Help-

Helo with CampDoc Registration-

Participant Support Site -

Camper Code of Conduct

Guardian Contract


Do I have to register for Virtual Camp in advance?
Yes, advance registration for a Virtual Camp session is required. Registration will close at 11am the Thursday prior to the Virtual Camp start date.

Does my child need to have any materials ready at home for Virtual Camp?
Yes! Since Virtual Camp happens at home, your camper will need materials in order to participate. We ask that all camper have the following:
Pencil, pen
Markers/ crayons/ colored pencils
Paper/ lined or white
Good attitude & smile
Once your camp registration is complete, we’ll send you an email with a list of materials needed for that week of camp. We’ll provide links but we are not affiliated with any business or organization.

Do I need to have any special tech equipment at home for Virtual Camp?
Campers will need access to an iPhone/smartphone, iPad/tablet, or a computer with a camera on it to participate in Virtual Camp.

Do I need Zoom for Virtual Camp?
Yes! Downloading the Zoom app on a device that has audio and video capability will be necessary before Virtual Camp begins. Once your Virtual Camp reservation is confirmed, we’ll send an email with more Zoom instructions.

Do parents need to present during camp?
Guardians should be present and supervise the child(ren) during camp programming. Additional assistance and supervision may be required. Parents and guardians should stay within the home or general area of the child working.

How do I sign my child up for camp?
To register for camps, visit our secure CampDoc site, create a profile for your camper or choose their existing profile, and then select which camp session your would like to enroll in.
Please note: If you are registering multiple children, you will need to set up separate profiles for each child. If your child already has a profile in CampDoc, you will use that rather than creating a new one.

Who teaches the camps?
Our team of camp counselors range from UCI students to professional Campus Recreation staff. Your child will have an instructor that is eager to share their skills, passion and enthusiasm with the younger generation.

What if I need to cancel a camp registration?
We understand summer plans can change. Requesting a camp registration cancellation is done via CampDoc. We will process the requested cancelling and refund any money that may be owed to you as a result. Please notify us of any requested cancellations as early as possible. We often have waitlists for camps and would like to move people in as soon as spaces become available.