Summer Camp Showcase Day
On Fridays we invite all parents and guardians to participate in Showcase Day. Here you will sit in on a special event showing your campers newest talents learned in camp that week. Parents and guardians are able to stay for the whole camp time if desired. We ask that only 1-2 people for each camper comes to Showcase day to leave enough room for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you purchase a parking permit from the dispenser before coming into Showcase Day. Permits are $1 per hour. Participants will be given information on Showcase day from their Camp Instructor.

For parents of campers in our High Ropes program, please contact the Youth Program Director for the best day to take pictures while campers are on the course. Campers may not always be on the Ropes Course on Fridays.

About ARC Summer Camps:
The UCI Anteater Recreation Summer Camps program, established in 2009, is made up of week-long, ½ day camps designed for children eight to sixteen years old. The camps are specifically designed for teaching the participants to learn basic skills in the areas of: Archery, Badminton, Cooking, Fencing, Floor Hockey, High Ropes, Lacrosse, and Rock Climbing while also engaging participants in fun and enriching activities that relate to that given area. Camp participants are encouraged to explore and learn new skills and gain knowledge daily so that by the end of the week-long camp, they feel confident and excited about their camp experience. We are always looking for new and exciting summer camp ideas to offer in the future. Beginning level campers are welcome. No experience required for participation in any of the programs offered. Camps are available to all members of the community. A supervised lunch hour is included with full day campers, lunch not provided.
Youth Camp Policies

By registering your child for an Anteater Recreation Summer Camp, campers and their parents/guardians are agreeing to follow all of the below policies and procedures. Questions about any of these can be directed to the Youth Programs Director.

Check In/Check Out

Each Camp will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 12:00pm or begin at 1:00pm and end at 4:00pm. Please make sure your child is dropped off at least 5 minutes before their camp, to ensure they do not miss the start of camp. Check In/Out will take place at the front steps leading up to the ARC Front Entrance. Please look for the sign of the Camp name and check in with that Camp Assistant. You may use the driveway in front to quickly sign in/out your camper. If you want to stay over 5 minutes, you must find a parking spot in front of the ARC. Parking permits can be purchased at the dispenser for $1 per hour.

We offer a supervised Pre and Post-Care package for the whole week your child is enrolled in Camp. The cost is a flat rate of $50 for all 5 days of camp, whether you use it 1 day or all 5 days. It covers both Pre-Camp Care (7:30-9am), and Post-Camp Care (4-5:30pm).

There is a 20 minute grace period for camper pick up. Any camper not picked up 20 minutes after the end of camp will rejoin campers and supervisors, and the $50 pre-post care fee will be added to your account.

Camp Self-Sign In/Out

Campers who are 12 years and older may sign themselves in and out of camp as long as parent or guardian signature authorizes camper to do so. Authorization is in registration form.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be accepted up until 14 days before the first day of camp or lesson, minus a 20% processing fee or a full credit to their ARC account. May also choose to transfer into another camp or lesson that has availability.

Refunds requested within 14 days before the first day of camp or lesson will be granted a 50% refund or a credit less the 20% processing fee to their ARC account. May also choose to transfer into another camp or lesson that has availability.

No refunds will be granted within 7 days before the first day of camp or lesson, unless a replacement can be found in which case a refund will be granted minus a 20% processing fee. A transfer may be granted, contingent upon availability, however not guaranteed.

All other refund requests shall only be granted with the approval of the Sales and Memberships Coordinator under special circumstances and with proper verification only.

All credits are non-transferable and must remain within the same family account.

Waiting Lists

Once a camp is full, a wait list will be created. Participants are placed on the waitlist in order of request. If space in the camp becomes available, the ARC Sales Desk will contact those on the waitlist, in order. If you do not claim the spot within 24 hours, it will be forfeit and offered to the next on the list.


Transfers requests will only be completed if there is a spot available in the desired camp to which the camper will be transferred. Requests for transfers must be received in the Youth Programs Director no less than 14 business days prior to the first day of camp to be considered. Transfers received after this timeframe will be granted only if a waiting list exists for the original camp and we are able to sell the spot to a person on the waiting list. If we are able to sell the spot, we will process the requested transfer.

If transferring into higher priced camp, the parent/guardian is responsible for paying the difference in camp prices. Transfers into a camp of a lower cost with the required 14 business days will be issued a refund or credit to your ARC account. Transfers granted into a lower cost camp less than 14 business days before the start of camp will only receive the difference as a credit on your ARC account.


For unforeseen reasons, such as low camp enrollment, the Summer Camps program will try to reschedule the camp. If low-enrollment continues or rescheduling is not possible, we will issue full refunds or credits to another activity (depending on availability).

Health Insurance & Medication/Allergies

Health Insurance
Current medical insurance valid in the United States is required for all camp participants. Insurance information will be used for all medical emergencies. First aid will be given by certified staff for minor injuries or illnesses. Camp staff is not responsible for administering prescribed medication.

If your child needs medication dispensed while at camp, let his or her counselor know. Please note your child’s medication needs and dispersion directions on the medical form. Campus Recreation is not authorized to administer medication to children at camp.

Please note any allergies on registration form. For Cooking Camps, allergies to specific foods must be listed on Registration form. 


If a child is feeling ill during the camp, the Camp Coordinator will call the contact numbers listed on your registration form. It is very important that we have all your contact information and any other emergency contacts.

If your child is injured during camp, all necessary medical precautions will be taken to ensure that all required medical attention is received. For minor injuries (small cuts, scraps or bruises) the child will be assessed by First Aid certified staff. The staff member will contact with Parent or Guardian listed to inform them of the incident and if they wish for the child to continue in camp. An injury form will be filled out by all staff involved, if you wish to have a copy of the form we would be glad to give you one. For serious injuries, you will be contacted and if necessary the child will be transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Late Arrival/Early Take Home

If for some reason you are late to check in for Camp and there is no one at the check in/out tables in front of the ARC, you must bring your child inside the ARC to the Front Desk located just inside the front doors.  A front desk employee will radio for a Camp Staff employee to come to the front to escort your camper to their destination.  Please do not drop off your child then leave, even if you are late.  Each camper must be signed in to account for them during camp and at check out.

If you need to take your camper home early, you must come to the ARC Front Desk and have an associate call the appropriate Camp Staff.  Your camper will be escorted to the Front Desk where you will be asked to sign-out your camper.

Parents and guardians are responsible for following parking policies at the Anteater Recreation Center.

What to Bring/Not Bring

Children are required to wear closed-toed shoes, and comfortable clothing to all camps. If available, please bring a re-fillable water bottle. All equipment for Camp will be provided. If you have your own equipment you would like to use, please bring it on the first day. Campers are responsible for any items brought to camps. If participating in full-day camps, campers must bring their own lunches. Lunch will not be provided by ARC Summer Camps.

We ask that children refrain from bringing handheld video games, and other non-necessary electronic items that could distract them from their camp experience or camp experience of others.

Children are able to keep cell phones with them in case of emergencies or to contact parents or guardians. However, distractions caused by cell phone use during camps will not be allowed.

Discipline Procedures

On occasion, dismissal from camp may be necessary for behavioral reasons. This action will take effect only after consultation with the parents of the camper in question, the camper, the Youth Program Director and Head Instructor (if necessary). If a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, there will be no refund for the unused days. Anteater Recreation Summer Camps reserves the right to dismiss campers whose disruptive behavior cannot be resolved. Due to the need to maintain a safe environment for all campers disruptive or unsafe behavior is not tolerated and may lead to dismissal from the program.

There may be times when we must dismiss a child due to a physical or developmental disability that prevents the child from participating safely or effectively in a group. Dismissal will take effect only after consultation among the parents of the camper in question, the camper him or herself, and the senior assistant director of Youth Programs. Any dismissal under these circumstances will qualify for a complete refund of the cost of the unused days.


UCI Campus Recreation may, from time to time, photograph or videotape participants and use the footage for promotional materials for the department. Signing of the photo consent form allows authorization of Campus Recreation to do so. Photo consent forms must be signed in order for campers to participate in camp group photo, which will be given out at the end of camp. Names, ages, and personal information will never be used with images.

Camp Code of Conduct

The Anteater Recreation Summer Camp Staff will enforce these rules during camp to ensure the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each camper! Please go over these rules with your camper so they are aware before the start of camps.

1. Campers are not allowed to leave the Camp area for any reason without being escorted by a Camp Assistant.
2. All restroom and water break trips will be taken with at least 2 campers and 1 assistant. Assistants are not allowed in restrooms while occupied by campers.
3. Always listen to the Head Coach/Instructors rules during camp. They are in place for your safety and enjoyment of camp!
4. We have a zero-tolerance bullying policy. No name calling or inappropriate language will be allowed. Always keep your hands and feet to yourself. No hitting, kicking, spitting, etc.
5. Possession of any type of weapon will not be permitted. Weapons include knives, guns, pellet guns, BB guns, sling shots, water pistols, or any other kind of device that could inflict injuries to yourself or others.
6. Do not use equipment for anything other than its intended purpose during camp. Equipment may not be used to hit or touch another camper. Equipment must be shared by all campers.
7. Participants who abuse or damage University property will be billed for the cost of the damage.
8. Tell a camp staff member if there is any problem/issue during camp that is making you unhappy.
9. Use the “Golden Rule”! Treat other campers and camp staff how you would want to be treated!