Knock Around Camps

The Knock Around Camps are built upon our belief that environment dictates a child’s summer experience. Each summer we at Knock Around strive to create a low pressure, high energy, positive environment where children are encouraged to create friendships, explore creativity, and have the time of their lives. In each of our camps, children are introduced to a wide variety of activities designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, leadership, cultural awareness, and friendship. This summer we’re offering a myriad of camp options. Look them over and if you have any questions, feel free to contact: Katie Shaw-Bullock (Gidget) at (858) 534-3911 or kshawbullock@ucsd.edu; Ben Brickley (Brick) at (858) 822-0532 or bbrickley@ucsd.edu In order to participate in any of our Knock Around Camp Programs, all campers must meet the following minimum requirements: • Be 5 years of age prior to the first day of session • Be potty trained • Ability to understand and abide by camp rules and follow direction • Ability to participate safely and effectively in a variety of physical & instructional activities and communicate needs • Ability to pay attention without being disruptive • Ability to understand consequences of inappropriate behavior • Ability to dress themselves with minimal assistance • Ability to interact with peer group in a civil manner • Understand how to respect others and their personal belongings

Knock Around Classic Camp

For Kids ages 5–11

Heading into its 27th summer, the Knock Around Classic Camp is a coed, full-day camp program. Nestled between UCSD’s Muir and Revelle College in the Main Gym facilities, Knock Around Classic Camp takes advantage of our unique access to UC San Diego’s vast resources in creating a daily schedule that keeps children active and occupied from the early morning until the late afternoon.
By blending scheduled activities with free-time play, Knock Around Classic Camp provides children the opportunity to learn new skills, develop game strategy, and engage in positive social interactions in a friendly, extended family type of environment. Schedules vary by week but can include such activities as swimming, arts and crafts, gymnastics, global kids, outside performers, camp games, and special events! The Knock Around Classic Camp program runs from 8am to 4:45pm. After Camp Care is available from 4:45–5:30pm and costs $40 per two week session.

Knock Around Gymnastics Camp

For kids ages 7–11

Young gymnasts will love our Knock Around Gymnastics Camp! Gymnastics activities will be held in our gymnastics facility in the Main Gym south balcony. Campers will also be included in other Knock Around Camp games, events, and swimming in our indoor natatorium pool. Gymnastics Camp provides expert coaching from our experienced staff to our campers in a positive and non-competitive environment. The camp will focus on introducing new and improving existing gymnastic skills, while creating a fun and memorable summer experience for all campers.

Knock Around Beach Camp

For Kids ages 8–14

Located next to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), our Beach Camp will take the Knock Around philosophy and apply it to the beach. Campers will have the opportunity to take surf lessons, hike to tide pools, learn basics of marine biology, build sand castles, and play on the beach.
Surf instructors and certified lifeguards are present the whole camp day and adhere to a ratio of three children to every one adult when playing in the ocean. All campers who wish to go in the ocean must pass a swim test on the first day of the session.
Beach Camp runs from 9am to 4pm. Before Camp Care is available from 8am to 9am and costs $40 per two week session. After Camp Care is available until 5pm and costs $40 per two week session.