Welcome to Bruin WoodsUCLA's Family Resort at Lake Arrowhead

What Exactly is Bruin Woods?

From late June through the end of August, our historic resort on sparkling Lake Arrowhead transforms into a lively summer destination, where families have a blast making memories in the fresh mountain air. Choose one of our ten, 6-day sessions to join us for a picture-perfect family adventure you’ll be reminiscing about year-round! With 50 wooded, mountain acres to explore, your entire family will find something to brag about when you return home.

Recognizing that many families may want to continue to enjoy a full week at Lake Arrowhead, we are delighted to offer an optional seventh day (Friday night through Saturday) for families for an additional fee who wish to extend their stay. On this day, there will not be any scheduled programs available, but families can participate in activities on the property together, such as arts & crafts, bike rentals, tennis, basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and pool time with certified lifeguards will be available. On this day, children must be supervised by their parents or guardians at all times. We will also continue to provide a three-meal buffet and dining at the Bear & Grill for your enjoyment.

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2024 Dates

Check-in on Saturday afternoon, check-out the following Friday morning.

Week 1
6/22 – 6/28
Week 2
6/29 – 7/5
Week 3
7/6 – 7/12
Week 4
7/13 – 7/19
Week 5
7/20 – 7/26
Week 6
7/27 – 8/2
Week 7
8/3 – 8/9
Week 8
8/10 – 8/16
Week 9
8/17 – 8/23
Week 10
8/24 – 8/30

2024 Rates

Rates below include food, lodging and programming for our 6-day program. Rates do not include tax.

Adults (18+)
Grades 6–12
Grades 2–5
3yrs–1st Grade
All outdoor activities are included in this rate, including: Tennis, Pickleball, Kayaking, Pontoon Cruising, Swimming at the Pool, Volleyball, Hikes, Ropes Course, and more!*
*Based on availability and lottery systems

Optional Day 7 Rates

As a reminder, our program now spans six days, from Saturday through Friday. An optional seventh day (Friday night through Saturday) can be reserved for an additional fee for families who wish to extend their stay. Price below includes lodging and food. Rates do not include tax. No programming will be offered on this day.

Adults (18+)
Grades 6-12
Grades 2-5
3yrs-1st Grade

At UCLA Bruin Woods…

Your 6-day, all-inclusive vacation package comes complete with comfortable lodging and award-winning chef-prepared meals as well as programs for all ages, including outdoor recreational activities, group adventures for the kids, and special activities for teenagers and adults! Some additional activities, like arts & crafts, and dining at the Bear & Grill and the North Shore Tavern, will have supplemental charges. We also will have movies and other complimentary activities on certain scheduled days over the course of the summer.

You can rest easy knowing that your children are being chaperoned by our extraordinary team of UCLA students who were carefully chosen for the important role of camp counselor. Each counselor is hand-selected from a competitive pool of cream-of-the-crop UCLA students who exhibit a genuine love of children, the desire to be exemplary role models, and professional skill sets appropriate for our family camp setting. And as parents, you can choose to just relax or participate in many of the programs specially designed especially for adults!

Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment is limited to UCLA alumnus/alumna or current faculty or staff of UCLA only. One person per sleeping room must be a UCLA alumnus/alumna or current UCLA system staff or faculty.

By applying to attend Bruin Woods, attendees agree to accept the eligibility conditions of the program.