Los Angeles Camps at University of California
The question in Los Angeles is never what to do, but where to begin.
Los Angeles is home to many famous attractions (and celebrities) – your choices include hiking to the iconic Hollywood sign, seeking thrills at one of the many amusement parks, relaxing on a beach, or joining a behind the scene tour at Universal studios (if you’re lucky, you’ll even witness the taping of a TV show!).
Over the years, Los Angeles (in short L.A.) has been awarded many nicknames and each tells their own unique story about the city’s origins: City of Angeles, La-La Land, Tinseltown, City of Flowers and Sunshine, etc. There are many more sides to discover about this truly diverse city and you will easily fall in love with its West Coast charm and the California lifestyle.
Tamwood’s summer camp is located at the University of California at Los Angeles. It is situated in the residential area of Westwood and bordered by Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood. Its central Los Angeles location makes it the perfect place for this summer camp which is so rich in sightseeing excursions.
Campers attending the Tamwood Summer Camp will do a variety of structured, cultural, recreational, social, and sightseeing activities each week. These activities, events, and excursions can be grouped into four categories—Day Time (Creative, Sports, Teambuilding, or STEAM), Evening, Excursions, and Optional.
Please refer to our weekly schedules for the Whistler Camp to see which activities and excursions are offered each week.
While staying at the UCLA campus, campers will have access to the following:
UCLA Campus Facilities: Sports fields and tennis courts
Sunset Canyon Recreation Centre at UCLA: Swimming pool, sports fields, volleyball, and challenge course
Woodland Center at UCLA: Rock climbing wall and gym
Venice Beach: Biking, hiking and beach sports
All meals are served at UCLA cafeteria located close to the residence in De Neve. Residential campers receive 3 hot meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Meals include 1 main, 2 sides, dessert, and a drink (ex. Chicken, Fries, Salad, Cookie, and Juice). Homestay or self-arranged campers receive only lunch. A lunch box meal or restaurant meal are provided on full-day excursions for all campers.
UCLA residence has 2-3 beds per room with shared washroom facilities. Campers will share a room with up to two campers of the same age from another country.
There will be around the clock care by Tamwood live-in staff and campus security. Security key cards are required for entry to the building and to the student rooms. UCLA security is stationed at the entrance of the residence from 10 pm to 6 am.
Laundry service is provided once per week (included in the camp fee).
On top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park perches Griffith Observatory. The facility is not only a perfect destination for all stargazers and hobby astronomers but also visitors and Angelenos alike, who want to gaze over the twinkling City of Angeles lying below them. From its grounds, you have a spectacular view from the skyscrapers of Downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean. Step inside the observatory for interesting exhibits, fascinating planetarium shows, and “star parties”. The DASH Observatory bus offers convenient transportation for as low as 35 cents!
Santa Monica Pier
If you are looking for an action-packed day at the beach, then you shouldn’t miss out on visiting Santa Monica Pier. The fairgrounds offer fun games, an aquarium, a Ferris wheel and concession stands with sweet cotton candy, burgers, and hotdogs. Ride the rollercoaster that brings you to the edge of the ocean or spend the day relaxing on your beach towel after a refreshing dip into the sea. Or, opt to rent a bike to cycle from Santa Monica Beach to Venice Beach, where you’ll find artists and vendors along the strip.
This north-south highway runs nearly 2,500 kilometers from Tumwater, Washington to its endpoint in Los Angeles, California. It has been replaced in overall importance, but especially the so-called Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles provides the perfect background for an epic road trip adventure. The highway winds around national parks, past giant redwoods, through picturesque towns and villages, and always along the scenic coastline. Must-see stops include the aquarium in Monterey and the cute coastal town of Santa Barbara.