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Recreational Activities & Home School Resources for Student Families

Learn about recreational activities available to students and their families at UC San Diego. In addition, we understand that you may be home-schooling your dependents or want to assist in their learning at home, so we have also provide section with some home-school resources.

Boy Family SwimUndergraduate and graduate students are eligible to use all UC San Diego sports facilities including RIMAC, the Main Gym, and the Canyonview Aquatic Complex. Just present your campus card (or UC San Diego Recreation Card during summer only).

  • Find sports facility locations and hours.
  • Children ages 9 and under may enter free with an adult card-holder. Children and dependents age 10 and older may apply for a Recreation Card to use campus facilities.
  • Check out the wide range of recreation classes and workshops offered for students each quarter — as well as their youth programs.

UC San Diego Recreation

  • Adult Classes & Programs: Aquatics, dance, yoga, and much more
  • Youth Classes & Programs: Swimming, dance, martial arts, and more
  • Knock Around Summer camps: Enjoy content and resources designed for kids, including weekly classes like LEGO learning, Sunny's Fun & Games, Making Slime, Drawing Outside the Box, Glitter Mindfulness Jars, Indoor Scavenger Hunt and more. You'll find a schedule of classes and resources by scrolling down on the UCSD Recreation page.
    • The Playground: This is UCSD's virtual rec space where they host online programming which includes a section on youth programing. If you click on the home page https://recreation.ucsd.edu/ and scroll towards the bottom you will find the knock around section which hosts online youth programming, and is currently running our online summer youth classes. 
  • Winter 2021: Knock Around After-School Program: Register Here
    • Starting January 13th and running through March 12th, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1:30-6pm. Activities include swimming in our indoor Natatorium pool, practicing gymnastics, playing camp games in and around the Rec Gym, LEGO building, art, and time set aside daily for homework and reading.
      • Parents must have current UCSD affiliation either as staff, faculty, or student
      • Campers must be between the ages of 5 - 14 by the first day of the program
    • If you have any questions about the Knock Around program, please email your inquiry to our Knock Around directors Gidget and Brick (aka Katie and Ben).
    • If you are interested in learning about the safety measures, UCSD Recreation staff are taking, please review the Knock Around After-School Program Parent Handbook 2020. 
  • Open Lap Swim Times: Can be found under Pool Hours (Open Lap Swim) drop down tab.
  • Private Swim & Other Sporting Lessons

UC San Diego Athletics

  • Junior Triton Club: The Junior Triton Club is an exclusive membership for children in eighth grade or younger designed to provide an engaging experience for young Tritons. As a member, you will encounter the excitement of UC San Diego Athletics, have unique opportunities to interact with scholar-athletes, meet other young fans, and of course HAVE FUN!!!

More youth camps & family activities

Home School Resources & other academic resources