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Summer Camp College UCLA Campus


This programme is tailor-made for our younger learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on campus at stunning UCLA. Students are cared for by EC's team of dedicated and qualified teachers and social leaders, with exciting activities like Disneyland day trips, karaoke, treasure hunts and much more.

Summer Camp College UCLA Campus

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Course materials

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Full board

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities
    •  5 evening activities
    • 2 full-day excursions*
      *excluding departure week
  • Transport to activities

  • Max. 15 students per class

Dates available

  • 30 June - 11 August 2018


  • 10 - 13

Emergency Number

  • +1 (310) 625-1057

What to pack?

Weather in LA during the summer ranges from 65 F to almost 90 F. Most students are comfortable in t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and jeans, with light jackets for the evenings. Students may want to bring nicer dress clothes for their graduation parties, but it is not required.

UCLA is considered one of the flagship institutions of the University of California system and is located in the residential area of Westwood, bordered by Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Brentwood. The campus’ location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy. The accommodation on campus has all the facilities students may need with several communal areas to meet friends. Students can take advantage of UCLA's sports facilities, which are also used for many on-campus activities.

Accommodation Address

Rieber Hall
310 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles
CA 90024

Travel time from airport

 LA International Airport -  Approx. 45 minutes

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • Classes are located within UCLA grounds, just minutes away from the student dorms.



Buffet dining - Includes tea/coffee, toast, jam, omelettes made to order, eggs any style, hot and cold cereal, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, yogurt, and more.

Lunch & Dinner

Buffet dining - Includes multiple entrees, grilled chicken breast, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, giant hotdogs, vegetarian options, fresh fruit, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, soft drinks, coffee, tea, milk (non-fat, low-fat and regular), and many dessert choices. There are 3 double-sided soup and salad bars, and a Wolfgang Puck Brick-Burning Pizza Oven with deep-dish pizza.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. Gluten free / vegetarian / Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival. Please note that UCLA Summer program can accommodate celiac disease, vegetarians and vegans, but cannot accommodate nut allergies.


Students must have proof of adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes. This must be acquired prior to their arrival.

Students should always travel to the US with a proof of insurance document. Insurance can be either private or booked through EC. Further information is provided on request.

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.


Room Type

Twin room with shared bathroom

Board status
Full board. Breakfast, a variety of hot or cold lunches and dinner are served in the campus cafeteria.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Rooms include: beds, chest of drawers and storage space
  • Student lounge with TVs
  • Communal area
  • 24-hour security, including a campus policeman
  • International Leaders are accommodated in twin rooms shared with another International Leader. If International Leaders book a single room, a single room supplement will be charged at the time of booking and reserved based on availability.
  • Access to Sunset Village Recreation Center, which includes two swimming pools and three tennis courts.
  • Security boxes are available for students on a first come, first served basis. Documentation may be stored in a secure place. This service is provided to all students at no additional charge.


EC social leaders provide 24 hour care. EC leaders undergo vigorous in-house training and are provided at a ratio of 1 social leader per 10 students.


Bed linen and towels are provided and can be exchanged weekly. Students are expected to make their own beds.


Students are expected to keep their rooms neat and tidy. By request, rooms are cleaned on a weekly basis by the residence cleaning staff. Common areas are cleaned on a daily basis.


Coin-operated laundry facilities are available at an approx cost of $1.50 per wash and $1.50 per dry. Prices are subject to change.

Learning centre

Classes are held on campus at University of California Los Angeles, in classroom buildings adjacent to both the dining facilities and the dormitory rooms. Classrooms are no further than a 5-minute walk from dorms. Wi-Fi is available in the learning centre.

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • No lessons are held on the first day, but students will be given a Placement Test, followed by orientation and an activity in the afternoon.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular projects, assignments, and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.
  • The course will develop students’ English language skills by integrating the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Classes will begin on the second day and students will follow a regular time table.
  • Lessons will alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a weekly basis.
  • Every Wednesday, EC Young Learners benefit from an integration event held in partnership with UCLA's Voyager Program. This integration activity allows students to meet and mix with local American children aged 11 - 15 years old, encouraging interaction between the groups through team games, swimming and soccer, to name but a few of the activities in store.

First Day

On the first day, all students take a placement test, which allows academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability.

After the test, students will be given orientation. During the orientation, students will be provided with the schedule of classes, directions to classes and details on activities.


 All students must attend classes and activities on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In case of a student falling ill, an EC staff member will provide assistance.

Educational materials

Students receive all the necessary materials for their lessons, building up a pack of resources to take home. On the last day students are presented with a Certificate of Attendance.

Extra Activity

  • Extra activities must be booked at the time of course booking.
  • Disneyland Day Trip: Each Saturday of Programme
  • Universal Studios Day Trip: Each Saturday of Programme

Please view the programme for each week here 

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test  Santa Monica Beach Movie Night
M Themed Lessons Natural History Museum Welcome Event
T Themed Lessons Sports DayArts and Crafts
W Themed Lessons Marshmallow Towers Pool Games
T Themed Lessons Local Excursion: Downtown LA TourLocal Excursion: Downtown LA Tour
F Local Excursion Lesson Music Workshop
S Mini-Olympics or Optional Day Trip: Disneyland or Universal Studios
S      Welcome Talk & Placement Test          /         Laser Tag and Trivia Night                                              
M Themed Lessons Team Building Masterpiece Mural
T Themed Lessons Sports Day Grand Park 4th of July Block Party and Fireworks
W Themed Lessons Talent ShowMovie Night
T Themed Lessons  Local Excursion: Santa Monica Pier Rides Local Excursion: Santa Monica Pier Rides
F Themed Lessons and Shopping at the Grove Farewell Event
S Departures/Free Day or Optional Day Trip: Disneyland or Universal Studios

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.

Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.

  • Any lessons/activities missed will not be made up.
  • Lessons will alternate weekly between morning and afternoon.
  • Students are directly supervised by EC staff at the residence, during activities and at school. During their free time, students may be allowed to go out in groups by themselves, but assistance is always readily available from staff via the emergency number.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Students are expected to return to the Residence right after the end of their activities and be in their rooms by 10pm.

Alcohol consumption

CHANGE: EC will not tolerate the consumption of alcohol by Junior students. Students who consume alcohol risk being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. In America the legal age to drink is 21 and the legal age to buy cigarettes is 18. The New legal age to buy cigarettes is 21 as of 6/9/16


The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.

Pocket money: Suggested spending money/Cost of living

EC does not provide a pocket money service. Parents should ensure their children have sufficient pocket money for the duration of their stay. EC Los Angeles recommends an average budget of $210 per week. Should students require more pocket money during their stay, parents are asked to transfer funds through an international transfer service.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not living in the residence are not allowed to stay in any of the rooms.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative’s/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.
  • Students are not allowed to change rooms without EC’s authorisation. Rooming preference should be indicated on the enrolment form. Requests for room changes received after allocation will not be guaranteed.
  • Students are given a key card for their room. If the student loses his/her key card, there is a 24-hour front desk at which they can request a new key for a fee of $10.


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking of or posession of alcohol
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking American law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons
  • Violation of any EC Residence Terms and Conditions and/or School Rules.

In any of the above circumstances, the student is informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously, EC informs the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available is booked and an EC staff member accompanies the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action, EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate

Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate.

Extra nights may be available at an additional fee; all requests are subject to availability.

Visa Requirements
Our junior programmes in the USA include 15 hours of lessons per week plus activities, thus they are considered as cultural programmes. This means that students need to apply for a tourist visa and do not require a visa letter.

EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.