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Don't Play Hurt

Squeezing in a week's worth of exercise on Saturday and Sunday is risky and less beneficial than moderate physical activity 30 minutes each day.


By Dan Gordon '85

Published Apr 1, 2007 8:00 AM

Summer Camps in the City

Here's another healthy idea: Get the whole family fit. This summer, get your kids away from the Xbox and out of the malls as UCLA Recreation serves up a full schedule of camps for tots to teenagers. UCLA students are the carefully selected counselors who provide close supervision. There are nutritious meals. Lots of outdoor activities. Alumni Association members qualify for discount enrollments. And because this is UCLA, you know there are plenty of unique twists — mental, as well as physical:

  • At Young Einstein sessions, kids get to explore the mad scientist within by building their own motorized combat robots.
  • Bruins on Broadway treats kids to performances by the Actors' Gang theater company and invites them to participate in postmortem discussions of the plays.
  • The Marina Aquatic Center, UCLA's spot on the ocean, is where your offspring learn to sail and kayak.
  • Camp Extreme keeps older kids interested with challenge courses, laser tag, horseback riding, skating and trips to amusement parks.
  • Additional programs help high school students explore career interests, with tracks in animation, photography, fashion design, broadcasting and video production.

Registration is now open, and camps are held throughout the summer. UCLA Recreation also offers UCLA Alumni Association members access to a broad range of activities and services at 14 campus facilities via a $265 annual Bruin Classic membership. For information, log on to