UCLALos Angeles, CaliforniaFeaturing Skills for Mind and Body Curricula3 Weeks
Prices ranging from $2,799 - $5,799
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  • 3 Weeks6/28 - 7/17$5,799Middle School Enrichment Program
  • 3 Weeks6/29 - 7/16$2,799Day Student

Open to students completing grades 6,7 & 8

Residential Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on weekends), recreation access, activities and trips, blanket and pillow, and sheets and towel with weekly linen exchange.

Not included: Airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 each way), classroom materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money ($75 per week suggested).

Day Student Tuition includes: Skills for Mind and Body Workshops, lunch in Hedrick dining hall Monday-Thursday, Friday trips, daily afternoon activity, and access to Hedrick Hall lounges. Overnight stays are not permitted.

UCLA - Overview

UCLA’s a great place to be

UCLA is recognized worldwide for excellence in academics and athletics. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 25 universities and has more NCAA team championships than any other school. Famous alumni include Matt Damon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Sara Bareilles. With its suburban location in a beautiful Los Angeles neighborhood, UCLA is the perfect setting for a middle school program.

Why join Jr. Discovery UCLA?

At Jr. Discovery UCLA, we help students completing grades 6, 7, and 8 (ages 12-14) prepare for their transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Our program combines interactive academic workshops, social and cultural activities, and athletics to give middle school students a fun and enriching summer experience.

Our innovative Skills for Mind and Body curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, time management, and life skills. Our students live together on campus and experience the caring supervision and positive mentoring of an outstanding group of Resident Counselors.

During our 28 year partnership with UCLA, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of middle school students from the United States and all over the world. In the Jr. Discovery community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Join us and create long-lasting friendships this summer.

  • Residential Life Live with your new friends on UCLA’s beautiful suburban campus. Become more mature and confident with the support of our amazing staff.
  • Academics Choose from 30 different interactive Skills for the Mind and Body educational workshops. Digital Photography. Pre-Algebra. Mock Trial. Tennis. Volleyball.
  • Activities Spend your summer discovering everything LA has to offer. From Manhattan Beach to Disneyland to LA Dodgers baseball games, every day on and off campus is action-packed. 
  • Sports Take advantage of the amazing Pac-12 athletic facilities at UCLA through Skills for the Body workshops, pick-up games, and tournaments.

A typical weekday at Jr. UCLA

Every day at UCLA is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus:

8.30am Roll out of bed and head to Hedrick dining hall where you can enjoy a bagel, eggs, fruit, and more on your way to class.

9.15am Meeting time.  Hear about the day’s exciting activities, world news and sports highlights, and today’s weather.

9.45am Grab your notebook and pen (or your laptop) and don’t be late for your first Skills for the Mind workshop.

11.00am Morning Break. Grab a snack or say hi to your friends before heading to your next workshop.

11.15am Keep up the great work during your second Skills for the Mind workshop.

12.30pm Enjoy lunch with friends, relax in the lounge, and prepare for your afternoon Skills for the Body workshop.

2.15pm Head to the field, the gym, or the dance studio for your afternoon Skills for the Body workshop.

3.30pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from beaches, sports, arts & crafts, museums, and more.

6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at Hedrick dining hall. UCLA has some of the best food of any college campus.

7.00pm Movie premiers. Karaoke Night. Rock-n-Bowl. Major league sports. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends in LA.

10.00pm Enjoy some snacks, watch a movie, or play ping pong in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.

You may also be interested in…

Jr. Discovery Georgetown Interested in exploring the nation’s capital? Join us at Georgetown this summer and participate in interactive workshops and exciting activities around Washington, D.C.

Summer Discovery UCLA Have an older sibling? High school students can join you on campus this summer and take college credit and enrichment classes in the entertainment capital.