2013 Summer Camp Guide

Illustrations by Ben Ciccati


Adderley School Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Students will work in small groups on an abridged version of a Broadway musical, culminating with a performance at Center Stage Theater. The camp focuses on instilling confidence and joy in each and every student through individual mentorship. Plays performed will include Peter Pan, Les Misérables, and The Little Mermaid.

Three-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 16. Ages 4-6, 9-11am, $525. Ages 7-13, 11am-3pm, $785. Adderley School, 316-A State St. Call 899-3680 or visit

Art by the Sea

This camp gives children with a passion for fine art the chance to spend their time outdoors exploring a variety of arts media. Students will participate in trips to the beach and exhibit their art each week.

Grades 1-5. Four one-week sessions, July 8-Aug. 2, 9am-12:30pm. $150/session. The Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789 or visit

Art Innovators Summer Camp 2013

Ignite your creativity as you experiment with fun media, both 2-d and 3-d. Young artists experiment with clay, fabric, and wire sculptures; paint on canvas; explore colors and design; build a Fun House Marble Game; and try out floating inks on water to create beautiful patterns. Two great themes run alternate weeks.

Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., July 1-Aug. 16. 9am-3pm. $265/week, $170/3 days. Art Innovators Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2, Goleta. Call 964-6435 or visit

Arts at Laguna Blanca

This camp features fun-filled days starting with a Hula-Hooping or line-dancing session followed by visual arts, dance, theater, and music classes and more special activities such as storytelling and arts festivals.

Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 14-July 19, 8:30am-2:30pm. $235/week. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 x222 or visit

Boxtales Summer Theatre Camp

This three-week journey in the Boxtales method includes training in acting, storytelling, movement, and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production, The Wild Child, based on the traditional Norwegian folktale Tatterhood.

Ages 8-13. June 17-July 5. Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm; Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or visit

Brooks Institute 5@9 High School Film Workshop

Prospective directors and budding filmmakers, take notethis camp will help develop skills behind the camera, putting applicants on the path to the silver screen.

June 24-28, 9am-5pm. Entering high school freshmen through graduated seniors accepted. $1,195, includes lunch. Ventura Campus, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. Call 690-7629 or email

Brooks Institute 5@9 High School Photo Workshop

Develop skills as a photographer while snapping shots of S.B.’s summer scenerylearn from Brooks Institute’s best at the one-week camp.

June 10-14, 9am-5pm. Entering high school freshmen through graduated seniors accepted. $675, includes lunch and digital prints. 27 E. Cota St. Call 690-7629 or email

Dance Camp! at the Goleta School of Ballet

Classes include ballet technique, pointe, stretch, dance history, and sewing and craft projects. The program ends with a performance on July 6 at the Center Stage Theater.

Ages. 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 17-July 6, 9am-2:30pm. $600. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit

Debut Summer Camp

Students experience a full week of learning, audition preparation, and fun with some of Santa Barbara’s most talented students and teachers from across the school district. Each weekly session includes dance classes, acting seminars, singing lessons, and a class highlighting the theme of the week, such as costume design, improvisational theater, stage makeup, and playwriting.

Ages 5-9. Mon.-Fri. sessions start June 24, 9:15am-12:30pm. $145/session. Location TBA. Call 708-8897 or email

Destination Dance

Learn the latest moves and proper technique from the amazing staff, consisting of TV, film, and Cirque du Soleil veterans and internationally trained professionals. Age-appropriate classes for beginning- to advanced-level dancers all work toward weekly performances and fundamentals in a positive environment where all are welcome. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, plus each week brings a different blend of styles: aerial, break dancing, tumbling, ballet, lyrical, and more.

Ages 5-19. Mon.- Thu., June 10-Aug. 22, morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions. $140-$305/wk. S.B. Dance Arts, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 100. Call 966-5299 or visit

DPHS Video Camp

Join us for a fun-filled week of video making right on campus. Kids will get a chance to use cameras, mikes, and computers and work in a green-screen studio to make videos of their own. All kids will get a shirt and a DVD of the video they create.

Ages 8-13. July 15-19, 8am-noon. $155. DP News Studio & Award-Winning Yearbook Apple Computer Lab at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

Earthlight Pictures Animation and Live-Action Filmmaking Training

Animation and live-action filmmaking at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels for ages 10 to adult, with technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in production of students’ own movies and a videoconference visit with a star animation or live-action filmmaker. Special group and private instruction options.

Animation: July 22-26, 9:30am-3:30pm, $460. Live Action Video Production: July 20, 2:30-5:30pm, and July 22-26, 4-6:15pm, $290. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St. Call (503) 697-7914 or email

Fairy Tale Dreams Dance Camp

This three-week dance camp is geared for dancers ages 6 and up, beginning through advanced. For students interested in performances, focus will be preparation and production of a one-act ballet based on traditional fairy tales. All students will be cast and celebrated in a Showcase Performance at Center Stage on July 5.

Ages 6+. June 17-July 5, 8:30am-1:30pm. $550. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or email info@santabarbarafestival

Fantasy Theater Workshop

A fantasy-filled two-week workshop features drama, music, dance, and puppetry. This small program (12 children maximum) is designed to nurture the imagination and spirit of young ones.

Ages 5-7. Mon.-Fri., July 22-Aug. 2, 9am-1:30pm. $350. S.B. Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 450-9321 or visit

Fossemalle Dance Studio

Young dancers will have the opportunity to learn a blend of ballet, jazz, and tap with one of the Central Coast’s best instructors.

Ages 7+. June 17-21, Nutcracker Camp; June 24-28, Dancer’s Camp; 9am-noon. $140/week. Fossemalle Dance Studio, 3595 Numancia St., Santa Ynez. Call 688-8494.

Girls Rock Camp

A music-filled day camp where girls explore, create, and express in a safe and supportive atmosphere under the guidance of inspirational and talented female mentors. Campers form a band, write an original song, and perform live at a music venue. Additional workshops may include screen-printing, songwriting, self-defense, zine-making, and recording. Every day during lunch, a guest artist performs and interacts with the girls. All levels are welcome, and all instruments are provided.

Ages 8-17. Multiple Mon.-Fri. sessions June 10-July 12, 9am-4pm. $270-$299/session. Adams Elementary School, 2701 Las Positas Rd. Call 861-8128 or visit

Goleta School of Ballet Primary Program

Summer program will focus on classical ballet technique and skills.

Ages 4-7. Wed., July 10-31, 3:15-4pm and 4-4:45pm. $60. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit

Goleta School of Ballet Summer Intensive

Session focuses on classical ballet technique and culminates in a performance at the Center Stage Theater on August 9. Students must attend the entire five-week session; no partial weeks are possible. Classes are held in variations, repertory, partnering, choreography, musical theater, contemporary, and more. note: Students not currently in GSB must arrange for a placement class.

Ages 13-17. Mon.-Fri., July 8-Aug. 9, 9am-3pm. $1,175. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit goleta

Gustafson Dance Camps

Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages. Campers in the Dance and Mini Dance camps learn a variety of dance forms, art, and more, with after-care options available. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program that includes jazz, character, Pilates, and pointe or strengthening. All programs culminate in fully staged musical performances, including Wizard of Oz, Lion King, and A Midsummer’s Night Fantasy. In addition, classes for ages 2 and up will be offered throughout the summer, TBA.

Dance Camp: Ages 6-12; June 10-14, July 15-26, 9am-3:30pm; $315-$515/session.
Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-8; June 10-14, July 15-26, Aug. 12-16, 9am-noon; $210-$515/session.
Junior Intensive: Ages 7-14; July 29-Aug. 9, 9am-3:30pm; $515. 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262 or email

Jensen’s Summer Guitar RockCamp

Jensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, weeklong music camp for ages 9-15. RockCampers will have fun learning to play music, and beginners get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a performance for parents and friends. Your child will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it!

Beginners: June 24-28 and July 8-12. Advanced: July 15-19. 9am-3:30pm. $395/session, includes guitar for beginners. Location TBA. Call 687-4027 or register at

Kindermusik Summer Music Camps

Weekly camps focus on a variety of multicultural music, rhythm, songs, drums, instruments, and dances combined with art instruction.

Ages 4-10. Mon.-Thu., July 1-Aug. 22, various half-day times. $165-$175. Call 884-4009 or email

Lights, Camera, Youth Media Workshops

TV Santa Barbara, an area Multimedia Production Center, introduces teens to the exciting world of video production. The program provides a hands-on experience where kids learn to script, film, and edit their own digital stories. Weekly topics are studio, PSA (public service announcement), and digital storytelling.

Ages 12-18. Mon.-Fri., July 8-26, 9am-4pm. $250/week. TVSB Community Media Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721 or visit

Mexican Folk Art Camp

This bilingually led camp is hosted at Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico, located in the historic Botillier Adobe and Garden (est. 1843) in downtown S.B. It features arts, crafts, cooking classes, storytelling, music, and more. Only 12 participants per session ensures a small student-to-teacher ratio.

Ages 6-12. Tue.-Fri., June 11-July 19, 9am-noon. $80-$90/week. Casa Dolores, 1023 Bath St. Call 963-1032 or visit

Movie Stunt Camp

Learn the tips, tricks, and flips of the moviemaking business, including basic acting, stunt work, parkour, and martial arts choreography.

Ages 6-16. June 24-25, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9; 9am-2pm. $199/week, early registration $20 off. Valhalla Training Center, 1113 State St. Call 687-1514.

Music and Art from Around the World Camp

Learn about the music and art from around the world. Every day, discover a new musical tradition and art style from a different country. Each day is a new country, with instruments, dances, art, and more specific to that region. Open house is held for family and friends at week’s end.

Ages 5-9. Mon.-Fri., July 8-12 and 15-19, 9am-1pm. $165/session. Music with Malia and Friends Studio, 924 Chapala St. Call 637-3150 or email

Nick Rail Music Band Camp

This is the 24rd year that Nick Rail Music has put on a Summer Band Camp with professional instructors on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments for kids at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The band camp ends on July 18 with a final concert!

Grades 3-8. Tue./Thu., June 11-July 18, 8am-noon. $95. Reg. deadline June 11. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 569-5353 or email

Outdoor Photography Camp

Learn how to use a camera to see the world in a new way. Beginning and intermediate photographers achieve professional storytelling skills by understanding exposure and composition techniques. Maximum five students per class.

Jun. 3– Aug. 31. Two classes per week: Mon.-Thu., 9-11am or 1-3pm. $120. Miramar Beach, Montecito. Call 570-6997 or email

Photojournalism Camp

Campers learn photography, journalism, blogging, and more in this fun half-day camp. Program includes two location field trips and daily assignment.

Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., Four separate sessions. June 17-July 19, 8:30am-12:30pm. $199/session. Gateway Educational Services Learning Center, 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit

Prince and Princess Camp

This fun-filled morning camp is geared for young children wishing to explore movement, music, and friendships. Students may join in for either one or both weeklong sessions. A special studio performance celebrating all participants concludes each week of camp.

Ages 3-6. July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30-11:30am. $150. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or email

Rockshop Academy Summer Sessions 2013

Rockshop Academy aims to foster the next generation of aspiring musicians, teaching young rock stars how to write, play, and perform like the pros. Final session focuses on songwriting.

Ages 10-17. Mon.- Fri., June 17-Aug. 16, 10am-4pm. $399/week. 1109 De la Vina St. Call 962-1211.

SBCC Summer Theatre Workshop

Students work with sets, lights, makeup, costumes, and actors on an SBCC production and earn two college units.

Grades 9+. June 17-July 25, 9:30am-12:30pm. Free for high school students. SBCC Campus. Call 965-0581 x2376.

SBMA Art Venture Camps

Enjoy a host of artistic endeavors at the SBMA this summer, as a variety of camps will give students the opportunity to explore everything from impressionist painting to sculpture through different sessions and themes.

Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 9, various themed sessions, 9am-3pm. $215-$250/week. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6414 or register at

SBMA Ceramics Camps

These weeklong, full-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramics and include hand building, wheel throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques around age-appropriate and always new themes. Class size limited to 12, and each week is for a different age group.

Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9am-3pm. $300-$350. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6414 or register at

S.B. Summer Stock Camp

Come join in the jungle fun as S.B. Summer Stock presents The Jungle Book. Everybody acts, sings, and dances. The plays are highly adapted works designed to provide maximum parts, creative license, and participation for young actors.

Ages 7-14. One session, Mon.-Thu., June 24-
July 20, 9am-1:30pm. $595. S.B. Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 450-9321 or visit

SBYMA Summer of Rock Camp

Camp-goers will join and perform with their very own band. All levels welcome.

Ages 7-17. Mon-Fri., Aug.12-16 and Aug. 19-23, 1-4pm. $235/week. S.B. Youth Academy, 2 S. Quarantina St. Call 699-5325 or visit

S.B. Youth Music Elementary Program

Learn how to play drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, and be a lead singer! Experience performing with a band and singing in a rocking choir. Includes end-of-program performance.

Ages 6-12. Mon-Fri., July 8-12 and 22-26, 9am-1pm. $195/week. S.B. Youth Academy, 2 S. Quarantina St. Call 699-5325 or visit

Sino West Dance and Kung Fu
Summer Camps

Full- and half-day summer programs are designed to enhance children’s all-around experience and creativeness. Campers engage in activities including ballet, acrobatics, jazz, kung fu, yoga, costume fun, creative photography, games and arts, and crafts.

Ages 3-18. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 9; 9am-noon, 9am-4:30pm, and 1-5:30pm. $195-$320/week. Sino West Performing Arts, 5178 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 967-2983 or visit

Songwriting Camp

Kick your summer off with a week of music, playing, and fun! Learn how to write and perform songs in many different genres. In a positive environment, students will learn basic song structure, instrumentation, performance techniques, and other fundamentals. Each day will offer new activities and musical explorations. The week will end with a rockin’ live concert showcasing each student’s new composition.

Ages 7-14. Three Mon.-Fri. sessions, start June 10, 9am-2pm. $315. Music with Malia and Friends Studio, 924 Chapala St. Call 637-3150 or email

Stage Left Presents: The Little Mermaid

Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace will teach intensive training for young performing artists, alongside audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design/construction. Technical Track available. Interested students will not only participate in camp activities but also learn about lights, sound, design and construction, and backstage training. Culminates with four performances of The Little Mermaid.

Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., June 24-July 22. 1-6:15pm. $675. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd. Call 965-0880 or email

Summer Dance Fiesta Intensive

Daily dance classes will include ballet, pre-ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.

Ages 4-18+. Mon.-Fri., 3:30-7pm. $86-$200. Montecito School of Ballet, 529 E. Gutierrez St. Call 560-0597 or visit

Triple Threat Musical Theater Camp

Triple Threat Musical Theater Camp will focus on building confidence in the area of acting, singing, and dancing! Led by local professionals Kit Steinkellner, Sharlae Jenkins, Denise Rinaldi, and Keely Moore, this camp is geared for the serious musical-theater student. Week ends with informal showcase on June 21.

Ages 12-18. June 17-21, 2-6pm. $250. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or email

Young Artist Summer Camps

Campers will get a hands-on immersion into the world of art as they are encouraged to release their creative spirit in a variety of media. Weekly topics range from basic visual concepts and media, to sketching, still lifes, color, acrylic painting, and mixed media. Call for more information on weekly themes.

Ages 10-14. Six Mon.-Fri. sessions, June 10-
July 26, 9am-2pm. $300/week. Santa Barbara Arts, 1114 State St., Ste. 24. Call 886-6985 or email or visit

Young Singers Club

A high-energy, inclusive, creative performing arts camp with a focus on singing choreographed solos and in groups. Artists and performances studied include Les Misérables, Wicked, Glee, Mamma Mia, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and more. Weekly camp includes daily voice lessons, acting, skits, team-building games, and tons of fun.

Ages 5-12. Weekly sessions, July 8-Aug. 3, 9 am-3pm. $225. Mountain View School, 5465 Queen Ann Ln., Goleta. Call 681-7078 or visit

Young Writer Camp

This nurturing and stimulating camp maximizes writing skills through creative activities taught by classroom teachers. Offered for the 21st summer through the South Coast Writing Project, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB.

Grades 3-9. July 15-26. 9am-12:30pm. $285. UCSB. Call 893-5899 or email

Youth Aerial Charette Camp

Charrette sessions will immerse beginner through advanced youth in the art of aerial performance by guiding 20 students through six aerial disciplines, including static trapeze, aerial fabrics, lyra, corde lisse, sling, and invented apparatus, as well as a challenging study in conditioning, choreography, technique, dance, and theater. Each intensive will culminate in a rich and diverse public ensemble performance that highlights every artist’s unique strengths and talents.

Ages 7-12. Three two-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., start July 8, 9am-1pm. $550/session. S.B. Centre for Aerial Arts, 810 E. Gutierrez St. Call 284-8785 or visit


Bacara Kids’ Tennis Camp

Join a fun-filled tennis clinic for kids. Includes expert instruction with Bacara’s renowned tennis pro on four Har-Tru clay-composition courts. All equipment is provided.

Ages 6-14. Four Mon.-Fri. sessions, June 24-July 26. 12:45-4pm. $250/week. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 571-3386.

Brady Tennis Camps

Top teaching professionals and world-ranked players teach the best tips for improving footwork, consistency, and power at this residency and day camp for children and adults.

Junior Sessions for ages 8-18 begin June 23 at UCSB. $420-$820/session. Full details at

Buff Platt Golf Camps

Junior golfers with some playing experience and a desire to improve will benefit from this camp. Instructors create a fun and positive atmosphere to develop the player skill set, including putting, short game, and ball striking. Campers play nine holes every day and learn game management and golf etiquette.

Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri. sessions start June 10, 8am-noon. $250/session or $200/session for 3+ sessions. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 570-9853 or visit

Camp Elings

Camp Elings offers a variety of weeklong sports camps based on the Six Pillars of Character Counts: Camps are Sports & Nature Activities, BMX, Tennis, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, and Soccer. Camper-to-counselor ratio is 10:1 ratio, and each counselor is CPR and first aid certified.

Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9am-3pm. $225/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or visit

Cardinal Football Contact Camp

All the techniques, contact included, put on by Bishop Diego High School football staff, players, and area youth coaches focusing on teaching the proper and safe execution of football fundamentals and improvement of skills in a fun environment.

Ages 8-14. July 16-19, 8:30am-12:30pm. $100-$140. Bishop Diego High School football field, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 967-1266 x122 or email Sign-up deadline June 15.

Cardinal Football Noncontact Mini-Camp

Bishop Diego High School’s competitive football program will foster youth participation with a noncontact camp focused on building the fundamentals of the game in a fun environment.

Ages 8-14. June 28-29, 8:30am-12:30pm. $50-$70. Bishop Diego High School football field, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 967-1266 x122 or email Sign-up deadline June 1.

Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards

Junior Lifeguards have great fun while they learn first aid skills, CPR, ocean ecology, beach and wave dynamics, and the value of spirited competition and physical fitness. All participants will be required to pass a noncompetitive ocean and pool swim test.

Ages 9-17. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 3, 9:30am-12:30pm. $365. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 566-2417 to register or call 684-5405 x432 for more information.

Carpinteria Sailing Camp

Have fun learning basic sailing and boating safety. Certified ocean lifeguards trained in sailing instruct campers on how to catch the wind and ride across the water on 18-foot Hobie Cats.

Ages 10+. Mon.-Fri., dates TBA, 1:30-4:30pm. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 566-2417 to register or call 684-5405 x431 for more information.

Carpinteria Surfing Camp

Beginning surfers will learn surfing safety, technique, and etiquette from certified lifeguards who are also experienced surfers. Wetsuits and surfboards are available to campers.

Ages 8+. Dates TBA. $155. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 566-2417 to register, or call 684-5405 x431 for more information.

Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club Youth Swim Lessons

Children will play and learn proper swim stroke technique, water safety and build endurance in a fun-filled, safe pool environment. All of our instructors are USA certified and are committed to providing the highest quality swim instruction for all levels.

Mon.-Fri., Jun. 10-Aug. 19. $40/30 min. session. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Goleta. Call 964-7762, email or visit

Climbing Adventure for Kids

Throughout the program, campers learn different aspects of climbing, including safety, movement skills, resting techniques, different types of holds, basic knots, and intermediate climbing skills. Team belaying is taught on the high wall, and bouldering techniques keep campers aware and confident. Games like Twister on the wall, Hula-Hoop traverse, and speed climbing keep the sessions challenging.

Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri., July 29-Aug. 16, 4-5:30pm. $70/ session. UCSB Recreation Ctr., 3025 Ocean Rd. Call 893-3913 or visit

Cathedral Oaks Junior Tennis

Our mission is to provide an organized and active tennis development program featuring a “Rally and Play” approach. The curriculum is designed to emphasize a FUN and dynamic environment where the children learn both “what to do and how to do it.” Appropriate technique for all level players will be taught within the context of ball control activities. The children will be grouped by skill level and age. The program mirrors our Junior Tennis Pathway and is offered for Beginner to Advanced Player.

Boys and Girls between the ages of 6 and 16. We recommend that children be a minimum of 7 years old to attend the Full Day, call (805) 964-7762, or visit Jun. 10 - Aug 19.

Cycling Camp

Go green and safely experience the freedom of having a set of wheels. Learn bike skills, how to choose a route and fix a flat, and basic bike mechanics, while you navigate neighborhood streets.

Ages 10-14. June 10-14 (Goleta), June 17-21 (S.B.), 9am-noon or 1:30-4:30pm. $20/session. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta; Santa Barbara Junior High, 721 E. Cota St. Call 699-6301 or visit

DPHS Baseball Camp

Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs offer youth baseball players the opportunity to learn from coaches and players in a weeklong camp. During the week, campers will improve their hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, pitching, and speed training skills, showing them what it is like to play baseball at a high school level.

Ages 9-14. June17-21 and Aug. 12-16, 9am-1pm. $150/week. Varsity Baseball Field at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Basketball Camp

Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs will help participants learn how to become well-rounded, team-oriented basketball players. This camp provides a rewarding and enjoyable experience for campers of all ability levels. Coaches teach campers defensive skills, ball handling, and shooting. Every camper will receive a camp T-shirt after competitions at the end of the week.

Ages 7-10 (8-11:30am); ages 11-14 (noon-3:30pm). June 24-28 and July 8-12. $135/week. Sovine Gym at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Cheer Camp

Campers will learn new cheers and routines to perform at the end of the week. Everyone will receive a T-shirt and a set of pom-poms to help create a sense of team spirit as they learn and dance alongside the Dos Pueblos High School Spirit Squad.

Ages 5-12 (exceptions made). Aug. 5-9, 10am-2pm. $125. Cafeteria at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Dive Camp

This dive camp is designed for divers of all ages and abilities. Training will start with dry land conditioning and basic tumbling before moving to the springboards. Campers will learn and improve their skills for competition from experienced coaches who have trained beginners to Olympic divers.

All ages. Mon-Fri., June 17-Aug.16, noon-2pm. $100/week, $500/summer. Elings Aquatic Center at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Summer Swim Lessons

Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs offer a variety of classes including parent/child classes for any student under 3 years old, adults who are first-time swimmers, stroke correction for advanced swimmers or water polo players, and more. The American Red Cross Certified facility has certified lifeguards and water safety instructors.

All ages. June 17-Aug.15, 9:40am-6pm. $4-$72/session. Elings Aquatic Center at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Triathlon Camp

Join Dos Pueblos athletes and coaches from all sports to enhance skills needed for a triathlon. Held in the actual race location, campers will further their abilities and become comfortable with the racing environment.

Ages 7-12. July 15-19, 3-5pm. $150. Elings Aquatic Center at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Volleyball Camp

Girls from all parts of the community have the opportunity to learn and refine the fundamentals of volleyball. During the week, campers will improve their passing, hitting, setting, defense, and footwork. Coaches will be teaching and running drills while Dos Pueblos High School Varsity players will add instruction and excitement to the camp.

Ages 11-14. June 17-21, 1-3pm. $140. Sovine Gym at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Wrestling Camp

Dos Publos High School Head Coach Anthony Califano and Division I All-American Ati Conner invite area athletes to a five-day training camp where participants will learn the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. Each participant will be instructed in core training, proper nutrition, and the many benefits of working hard.

Ages 11-14. July 15-19, 8am-1pm. $150. Sovine Gym at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

Family Triathlon Experience

Ten-week Triathlon experience will help prepare you and your child for the Santa Barbara Sprint Triathlon, parent/child division (500-yard ocean swim, six-mile bike, and two-mile run) set for Sunday, August 25. Learn valuable skills while bonding with your child. Our program is for those with basic swim/bike/run skills and open to all levels. This is a noncompetitive introduction to the sport of triathlon. Pool development/technique will be followed by ocean practices.

Children under 15. Sat., June 15-Aug. 17, 8-10am. $250 per parent/child team, $100 each additional parent or child. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 708-5186 or email

Fifth Set Surf and Tennis Camp

Program activities include surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and tennis, as well as special trips along the Gaviota coast and at the Channel Islands.

Ages 14+. Mon.-Fri., June 24-Aug. 9, 9am-4pm. $650/week. UCSB. Call 455-7332 or email

Flag Football Camp

Elevate your game at Flag Football Camp. Come run routes, learn the fundamentals on both sides of the ball, and get fit doing it. Campers will get conditioning and a chance to swim, and the weeklong camp leads to scrimmages.

Grades 1-6. June 17-21 and Aug. 12-16. $175-$199. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288 or visit

Foresters’ Baseball Camp

Have fun and learn more about baseball with the best college players in the country, four-time national champs the Santa Barbara Foresters. Each day includes baseball instruction (hitting, pitching, fielding, baserunning) and baseball games in a safe and fun environment at Girsh Park​—​perfect for beginners or experienced players.

Boys and girls ages 7-12. Weekly sessions, Mon.-Fri., June 17-28 and July 8-19, 9am-2pm. $230/week. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. Call 684-0657 or email

Girls in Motion Running

Our six-week running camp is designed to foster a love for running through fun, friendship, and giving back​—​all in one “girl-power” supportive environment. Girls will enjoy running games, obstacle courses, age-appropriate distance running, confidence-boosting activities, guest speakers, and tracking personal progress. Girls of all abilities are encouraged to join this supportive group, led by Becky Aaronson​—​experienced youth coach, motivator, and mom.

Ages 6-10. Wed., June 19-July 24, 3:30-5pm. At various parks and open spaces around Santa Barbara. $120. Call 722-0292 or email

Golf and Swim Camp

Get into the swing of things with our fun and interactive Golf and Swim Camp. SNAG® Golf, Starting New At Golf is the best first-touch program to effectively teach the game of golf to people of all ages and ability levels. Campers will also learn and practice Y core values and enjoy a dip in the pool.

Grades 1-6. June 24-28. $175-$199. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288 or visit

Harmony Horse Training Summer Riding Camp

Learn to ride and care for horses in a balanced, fun environment. Located in the Santa Barbara foothills, the training facility offers a large jumping arena, flattening arena, and trails. The horses are gentle animals that work great with all levels of riders. Campers learn English riding technique and proper horse care in a safe environment under the guidance of a seasoned trainer.

Ages 5-16. Multiple sessions, June 10-Aug. 23, 9am-1:30pm. $500/rider. 1840 N. San Marcos Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Call 451-9909 or email

Hendry’s Beach Junior Lifeguards

This fun and educational program provides children 8-17 instruction in lifesaving, rescue techniques, water safety, first aid, CPR, marine ecology, the environment, and marine life. Activities include paddling, surfing, body surfing, running, swimming, water sports, and beach games. This program will improve your child’s physical conditioning and emphasizes the importance of safety, respect, and teamwork.

Ages 8-17. Two three-week sessions, Jul. 1-19, Jul. 22-Aug. 9. $285/session. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028 or visit

Inline Skate Camp

Learn or improve your inline skating abilities at Inline Skate Camp, but that’s not all! Enjoy playing small group games, working on arts/crafts and learning about the Y’s four core values! Camp concludes with skaters watching themselves on video.

Grades 1-6. July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2. $175-$199. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288 or visit

Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo Summer Camp

Learn the art of aikido and ukemi​—​break falls and other exercises​—​in a safe, fun format. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect​—​must-learns before any other sport!

Two five-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 4-6pm.
June 17-July 19, July 22-Aug. 23. $395. Two days/week classes $125/month. 255 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 967-3103.

Kidz Bowl Free Summer

For the 10th year in a row, Zodo’sBowling & Beyond is turning summer into bowling season with Kidz Bowl Free Summer. Any kid under 17 can come in and bowl a free game in a safe environment, all summer long.

Ages 17 and under. Daily, May 20-Sept. 15, 8:30am-4:30pm. Call 967-0128 or visit

Kids in Motion Hiking

Carve out time with your child to enjoy our beautiful Santa Barbara hiking trails. Share five Sundays exploring scenic beginner and intermediate trails while connecting with nature and enjoying new family friendships. Enjoy guest speakers, family fun, and an opportunity to give back in a noncompetitive, supportive environment. Led by hiking enthusiast and father of two adorable daughter hikers, Michael Williams.

Ages 8-14. Sun., June 23-July 21,12:30-3:30pm. $125/parent and child, additional family members $25. Various trails in Santa Barbara. Call 680-7700 or email

Nike Tennis Camp

Join the fun and improve your tennis skills this summer! The Nike Tennis Camp at UCSB offers overnight (ages 10+), extended day, and day camps for players of all abilities​—​for those wanting to learn all skills to tournament training and high school competition.

Ages 9-18. July 14-19 and July 21-26. Day, 8:30am-4:30pm, $495/session; extended day, 8:30am-9pm, $645/session; overnight (ages 10+), $945/session. UCSB, 522 University Rd. Call (800) 645-3226 to register.

one. Soccer Schools Summer Camps

Known for its challenging curriculum and dedicated coaches, one. Soccer Schools offers day and residential camps at Westmont College (unless noted otherwise) for ages 8-18. Day programs include Premier, for focused training; GK Premier, specific to the goalkeeper; and Juniors, teaching core skills. Five-day and 10-day residential (overnight) camps train players with aspirations of playing at the highest club or collegiate level.

day camps: Premier and GK Premier: July 29-
Aug. 2, 8am-4pm, S.B. High School. Juniors: June 24-28 (Westmont); July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2 (SBHS); 8am-noon. residential camps: Elite Week/Elite GK Week: June 23-27, June 28-July 2. Elite Academy/GK Academy: June 23-July 2. Elite West Coast College ID: June 16-19. $199-$1,460. Call 845-6801 or visit

Parisi Speed School at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club

All classes are led by a certified athletic coach and each participant is placed in a level that is suited for his or her age and ability. Younger athletes focus on improving fundamental athletic skills and self-esteem. For the more experienced athletes, the program focuses on developing and enhancing athletic performance. All levels of the Parisi Speed School program teach techniques that decrease susceptibility to injury. Whether your child is a basketball player, runner or surfer the Parisi Speed School will give your child the increased speed, agility and strength they need to rapidly progress in his or her sport or activity.

Ages 7-18. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 10-Aug. 19. $99/month. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Goleta. Call 964-7762 or visit

Presidio Fencing Club

Games, drills, and other activities will introduce the Olympic sport of fencingled by competitive athletes and talented fencers alike.

Ages 10-12. Mon.-Fri., July 8-Aug. 2, 9am-3pm. $250/week before June 1. Presidio Fencing Club, 216 E. Cota St. Call 403-6895 or visit

Rainbow School Summer Camp

Rainbow School’s summer camp offers a safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment. Activities include gardening, drama, creative writing, arts and crafts, games, cooking, and bowling. Daily field trips to area parks, beaches, and natural, cultural, and historical sites.

Grades 1+. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 23, 7:30am-5:30pm. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Ste. C, Goleta. $34/day full-day, $17/day half-day. Call 964-4511 or email

Ridgewood Farm Horse Camp

Join Ridgewood Farm at the historic Rancho Asoleado for fun in the sun with horses. Specializing in teaching children 6 and up the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship along with horse related arts and crafts.

Ages 6+. Three Tue.-Sat. sessions, July 16-20, Aug.6-10, Aug. 13-17, 10am-3pm. $600. 250 Nogal Dr. Call 698-2446 or visit

Rocknroll Fight Company MMA Kids Camp

Learn boxing, muay Thai, Brazilian jiujitsu, and morevaluable skills to increase confidence, coordination, and discipline.

Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., June 1-Aug. 31, 9am-5pm. $200/month half-day, $350/month full-day. 901 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 651-4224 or email

SBFitKidz Sports Summer Day Camps

Various camps offer a fun all-sports program, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, and baseball, designed by SBFITKIDZ to educate, motivate, and inspire children to develop a love for sports, physical fitness, and health.

Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., July 8-Aug. 16, 9am-1pm or 3pm. $125-$150/week. Hope Elementary, Hollister, Kellogg, and Cold Spring schools. Call 705-1661 or email

S.B. Rock Gym

Weekly summer climbing camps for kids offer age-appropriate instruction​—​from basic climbing skills to advanced movement techniques​—​all in a fun and safe environment.

Kids Climbing: Ages 6-9, begins June 10, 9am-noon.
Rocking Adventure Camp: Ages 10-13, begins June 17, 1-4pm. Weekly five-day sessions. $200-$225/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. Call 770-3225 or visit

S.B. Sailing Center Kayak/Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp

Campers get to choose between an Ocean Kayak Scrambler or a YOLO stand-up paddleboard as they learn basic paddling techniques and exercise and play fun games along the majestic coastline.

Ages 7-15. Weekly Mon.-Fri. sessions, June 17-Aug. 30, 8:30am-12:30pm. $155/members, $175/nonmembers. S.B. Sailing Center, between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Sailing Camp

With an emphasis on safety and fun, this wind energy camp teaches nautical terminology, knots, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, sail trim, and points of sail.

Ages 7-15. Weekly Mon-Fri. session, June 17-Aug. 30, 1-5pm. $155/members, $175/nonmembers. S.B. Sailing Center, between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Soccer Vacation Kids Day Camps

These camps are a great way for kids to improve their soccer skills through creative and fun learning environments. Open to children of all levels. Campers are coached by UCSB men’s and women’s soccer players. Separate goalkeeping instruction will be provided daily.

Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 10-14 and 17-21 (Hollister School), Aug. 5-9 (Girsh Park), 9am-1pm. $135-$140/week. Call 893-6044 or visit

S.B. Surf Adventures Camp

The long, rolling waves at Leadbetter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, hat, goodie bag, and lunch from the Shoreline Café in addition to an unforgettable surfing experience. Camp is held with CPR-certified surfing instructors and is best suited for kids with basic swimming skills.

Ages 8+. Mon-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9am-3pm. $295/week or $59/day. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281 or visit

S.B. Swim Camp

Campers will work on improving all four competitive swim strokes, while building their endurance for a busy summer of swimming and playing in the water. Swimmers will work with our very experienced coaching staff at all levels, including UCSB Coach Gregg Wilson.

Ages 6-16. June 17-21 and July 15-19, 8:30am-4pm. $300-$325/week. UCSB Campus Pool, 552 University Rd. Call 964-7795 or visit

S.B. Tennis Club Tennis and Swim Camps

Enjoy a fun-filled day on the courts, in the pool, or both. Open to beginning through advanced levels with half-day options. Prizes, T-shirts, and a pizza party for all, and beginners receive a free racquet. Camper/ counselor ratio of 8:1 maximum.

Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 19. Full day: 9am-3pm. Tennis only: 9am-noon. Half-day tennis and swim: 9am-noon. $200-$375, registration by Apr. 30 receives 10 percent off. Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 682-4722 or visit

S.B. Youth Sailing Foundation Camps

Summer sailing sessions for novices (morning) and racers (afternoon) develop self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship in young people, along with a constant awareness of safety.

Ages 8-17. Two-week sessions, June 10-Aug. 17, 9am-noon and 1-4:30pm. $350/session. 130 Harbor Wy. Call 965-4603 or visit

Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos Beach Volleyball Camps

The Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos beach volleyball camps is a grassroots youth camp focused on teaching children the fundamentals and strategies of volleyball using the techniques and philosophies that made Sinjin and Randy the greatest team in beach volleyball history.

Ages 10-15. Mon.- Fri., June 10-Aug. 2, 9am-noon. $35/day, $150/five days, $275/10 days, $500/20 days, $750/summer. West Beach. Call (310) 940-7166 or visit

Summer Gymnastics Program

This fun-filled Girls Inc. gymnastics camp consists of instruction by certified instructors, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, games, and more! No gymnastics experience necessary. Great for girls and boys, beginners and intermediate gymnasts!

Grades K-9. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9am-4pm (ages 5-12), 9am-12pm (age 4 only). $120-$195. Girls Inc. Gymnastics: 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4492.

Surf & Kayak Camp

Learn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle with talented and qualified lifeguards/instructors.

Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 23. 1-5pm. $110/week. UCSB Campus Point. Call 893-3913 or visit

Swim Tune-Up Clinic

In anticipation of upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surf and kayak, various other outdoor ocean sports and pool activities, summer swim leagues, or camps that partake in aquatic activities, join us for the Youth Swim Tune-Up Clinic. It’s a fun way to splash back into aquatic activities.

All ages. Sun., Apr. 14-May 5, 3:45-4:30pm. $50. UCSB Recreation Center, 3025 Ocean Rd. Call 893-3913 or visit

Tennis and Swim Camp

The Montecito Family YMCA will be offering three weeks of Tennis and Swim Camp this summer. Quickstart Tennis is a fun and easy transition into tennis for kids. Campers will also share in character development time, enjoy arts and crafts, play in big group games, and get a chance to swim.

Grades 1-6. July 8-12, July 22-26, and Aug. 5-9. $175-$199/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288 or visit

Surf Happens Surf Camps

Brought to you by the same folks who organize the Rincon Classic each year, the camp's goal is to build self-esteem while teaching the fundamentals of surfing and the history of the sport, as well as helping kids learn the rewards of self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork skills. Student to CPR-certified instructor ratio of 4:1. Other activities include dodgeball, paddle races, designing custom hats, and beach cleanups.

Ages 4-17. 12 Mon.-Fri. sessions, Jun. 10-Aug. 30. $350-$400/week. Single day/ half day rates. Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613 or visit

Tramp Camp

Bounce your kids to health this summer at aerobic fitness in La Cumbre Plaza. The wall-to-wall rebounding floor makes fitness fun! Camp activities include exercise, games, and Pizza Mizza.

Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 22, 1-5pm. $30/day. Call 878-1470.

UCSB Jr. Lifeguards

Participate in a program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first aid/ocean safety skills, environmental awareness, and that’s just plain fun.

Ages 8-17. Tryouts: Apr. 6, 28, and June 9. Four-week sessions, June 24-Aug. 16. $345/session, $565 for both. UCSB Recreation Center, 3025 Ocean Rd. Call 893-3913 or visit

Victory Sessions Golf Camps

Victory Sessions Golf Camps integrate professional golf instruction with Christian principles to help young golfers of all ability levels realize their full potential.

Ages 10-15. June 17-21, July 8-12, and Aug. 5-9. 12:30-3:30pm. $175/week. Twin Lakes Golf Course and Training Facility, 6034 Hollister Ave, Goleta. Call 570-9853 or visit

Victory Sessions Surf Camps

Victory Sessions Surf Camps integrate surf instruction with Christian principles to help surfers of all ability levels realize their full potential. Our Surf Safaris, for intermediate to advanced surfers, are roving day camps that travel the coast from Jalama to Malibu.

Beginner Surf Camp: Ages 9-13. July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16. 9am-noon. $125/week. Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria. Surf Safari: Ages 12-17. June 10-14, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9. 9am-4pm. $250/week. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez. Call 453-2653 or register at

Wendy Fereday Swim School

Wendy Fereday Swim School sustains year-round swim lessons but has so many options for families to get involved for the summer time. Indoor and outdoor swimming lessons offered on a flexible schedule to work around vacation time.

Ages 4 months-12 years. June 17-Aug. 24. $23.50-$45/class. 3775 Modoc Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7818 or visit

Westmont Athletics Warrior Summer Sports Camps

Boys and girls of all skill levels get instruction in a variety of sports that range from basketball and track to archery, tennis, and soccer. Campers receive individual coaching by a professional staff at state-of-the-art athletic facilities in a safe and healthy environment.

Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 10-July 26, 9am-1pm or 3pm; extended childcare, $10/hour. $225-$250. Westmont College. Call 565-6110 or visit


Ancient Architecture and Engineering Camp

The ancient practices of building and construction create opportunities to learn various geometry and problem-solving games and activities.

Grades 2-6. Mon.-Fri., July 15-19 and 22-26, 1:30-4:30pm. $185/week. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit

Design/Build Camp

Work through the process of building construction to understand how engineers design and build. Also create a mini structure with building materials and landscaping.

Grades 4-5 (9:30am-12:30pm), grades 6-7 (1:30-4:30pm). July 28-Aug. 2. $220/week. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++ and Java programs, movies, and more in small classes set in a fun and challenging setting.

Ages 7-17. Weeklong, day, and overnight programs. Held at UCSB, Stanford, Princeton, and others. Call (888) 709-8324 or visit to register.

KE101 Lego Design and Building Management Camp

Learn how to build like architects and engineers at this camp that uses math skills in building a company with Legos and play money.

Grades 2-6. Mon.-Fri., July 15-19 and 22-26, 9am-noon. $185/week. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit

Math Camp at S.B. Family School

Math Camp means fun, hands-on exploration of creative mathematics for “kids who like to play with numbers.” Weekly themes include magic, art, codes, sports, games, money, and infinity. Run by an area math team coach with 15 years of experience.

Grades 3-9. June 10-Aug. 23, 8:45-11:45am. $185/week. Private Goleta home. Call 680-9950 or visit


Camp Fox

Your camper stays an entire week on Catalina Island in villas or cabins just steps away from the Pacific Ocean! Camp Fox is the place for beachfront swimming, kayaking, inner-tubing, hiking, tide pools, stand-up paddleboard, high ropes course, beach volleyball, snorkeling, Frisbee golf, campfires, and more!

Grades 3-9. Sun.-Sat., July 7-20. $565-$590/session. Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd. Call 686-2037 or visit

Camp Natoma Residence Camp

Sleep out under the stars. Hiking, swimming, crafts, music, archery, outdoor cooking, discovering nature, and backpacking trips are just a few of the many activities you will enjoy at Camp Natoma, which is celebrating its 72nd year.

Grades 1-9. Sun.-Sat., June 30-July 27. $465/session. Paso Robles. Call 773-5126, visit, or contact Camp Fire U.S.A. Central Coast Council, 340 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach.

Camp QT

In addition to exploring the community with beach excursions, nature hikes, and area attractions, the natural environment at QT is full of exploration and discovery. Children are able to extend and deepen their understanding through multiple hands-on experiences including gathering eggs from chickens, doing organic gardening, using QT’s own food and eggs for cooking projects, and learning how to compost and recycle. Other elements include daily splash-filled water activities, art in the art studio, music, music, music ending with a rocking performance, and rock-star costumes.

Ages 3-6. June 1-Aug. 31, 8am-5pm ($285/week), 8am-12:30pm ($215/week). Register by May 15. Quality Time Child Development Center., 4545 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara. Call 845-7773 or email

Camp Wildflower

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden invites kids to hike, play games, enjoy hands-on science, arts, crafts, and more, while studying plants and animals with professional botanists, naturalists, and artists.

Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm, Jul. 15-19 and Jul. 22-26. $235/week SBBG members, $285/week nonmembers. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Call 682-4726 x102 or visit

Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V is a traditional resident camp with activities such as archery, arts and crafts, nature hikes, swimming, painting, photography, sports, miniature golf, campfires, singing, and skits, plus delicious family-style meals and snacks.

Campers, ages 7-13; Camper in Leadership Training, ages 14-17. Eight one-week sessions (six days, five nights), June 26-Aug. 22. $425/week. 2550 Hwy. 154, Santa Ynez Valley. Call 688-5252 or email

Extreme Explorers Camp

Sail with the American Tall Ship Institute from Channel Islands Harbor, camp on Santa Cruz Island, snorkel shipwrecks, kayak, and explore the island. Campers will study marine science, geology, and archaeology​—​just like the historic HMS Challenger voyage! Campers also learn the leadership and teamwork skills needed for ship life.

Ages 9-13. Three Tue.-Sat. sessions, June 10-Aug. 24; one Wed.-Fri. session Aug. 7-9. $400-$675. Call 436-7805 or visit

Ocean Adventures Summer Beach Camp

Campers join A-Frame Surf Shop for a surf camp that also includes stand-up paddling with dolphins and kayaking out to reefs, boogie boarding, and skim boarding. Other activities include volleyball, dodgeball, tie-dying, and paint-penning hats. All counselors are CPR and lifeguard certified, and lunch from Padaro Beach Grill will be provided daily.

Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 28, 9am-3:30pm. $330-$355. 3785 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. Call 684-8803 or visit

Orca Summer Camp

In its 20th consecutive year, this camp features fun-filled days of kayaks, surf, beach games, tide pools, dolphins, driftwood houses, and special new program for teens. Camps meet at various S.B. beaches and are run under the tutelage of enthusiastic counselors who make sure campers stay safe and have fun.

Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., July 1-Aug. 23, 9am-3pm. $300/week. Call 448-3308 or visit

River Way Ranch Camp

Located in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, River Way offers children a summer of friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Campers may choose from 75+ activities including wakeboarding, horseback riding, ropes course, paintball, waverunners, gymnastics, overnights, and more.

Ages 7-16. Two-week sessions, June 16-Aug. 10; one-week sessions, July 28-Aug. 10. $1,695-$3,395. Foothills Sequoia National Park. Call (559) 787-2551 or email

S.B. to S.D. Surf Camp

Check out the hottest surfing spots along the coast in this camp, which treats campers to two sessions of surfing a day from Jalama Beach to La Jolla.

Ages 12-16. June 23-29. $950. Location TBA. Call 729-1369 or visit

Summer Wilderness Adventure Day Camp

Boys and girls will experience an array of activities on this pristine 52-acre equestrian ranch, including horsemanship, archery, volleyball, camp songs/praise and worship, and arts and crafts. Sponsored by Church at the Crossroads.

Ages 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 24-July 19, 9am-4pm. $275/week. Bruce Griffin Equestrian Ranch, Buellton. Call Cliff Lambert 921-3005 or visit

Surf to Summit Adventure School Santa Barbara Day Camp

In this camp campers will explore and enjoy what the Santa Barbara mountains and oceans have to offer. Students will be given guidance and direction, if necessary, in both their surfing and climbing needs.

Ages 12-16. June 10-14, 8am-5pm. $400. Location TBA. Call 729-1369 or visit

Surf to Summit Adventure School Sierra Mountain Camp

Campers will climb in the mornings, hike to backcountry lakes, fish, practice orienteering, tying knots, and attempt to summit a 13,000-foot peak in the afternoons, and finish the nights with a campfire and story telling.

Ages 12-16. Aug. 4-10. $950. Location TBA. Call 729-1369 or visit

Sustainable Vocations — Permaculture & Green Vocations Immersion

Sustainable Vocations provides an experiential introduction to green vocations and prepares young people for diverse leadership roles that integrate sustainability into their communities. In addition to serving as a holistic education and leadership program, the program gives graduates an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification. Join us on this hands-on learning journey to create a more sustainable future!

Ages 15-25. Three-week program, Jul. 30-Aug. 18. $2,250, financial aid available. Quail Springs Permaculture, Southern California mountains. Call 886-7239 or visit

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camp

Already on wait-list status, this outdoor camp offers carefree wandering in nature, backpack trips, scholarships, and mentoring.

Ages 4-14. June 10-Aug. 23. $255-$860. Call 964-8096 or visit


Camp Chit Chat

This speech-and-language therapy camp will assist preschool children with speech and language delays. They will work along with peers with similar skills or with peers working on similar goals.

Ages 3-5. Mon.-Thu., June 3-Aug. 1, 9am-4pm. $75/week. Scottish Rite Language Center, 16 E. Carrillo St. Visit

Camp Wheez

Summer fun designed by Sansum Clinic for children with asthma. Campers learn to manage their asthma while they participate in recreation, enjoy arts and crafts, and have old-fashioned camp fun! Camp Wheez is staffed by medical professionals, trained volunteers, and community members.

Ages 6-12. Aug. 5-9, 8:30am-12:30pm, extended hours available. Free. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Call 681-7897 or visit to register.

Hearts Summer Horse Experience

Hearts Summer Horse Camp offers a unique equine experience for kids. This inclusive camp pairs children with disabilities and their able-bodied peers to learn horseback riding and horsemanship skills. Instructor to rider ratio is 6:1. Working together, children gain an appreciation for the ways they are similar to and different from each other.

Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., July 15-Aug. 2, 9am-noon. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519 or email

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

Day camp for youth who use a wheelchair to participate in sports. Activities include basketball, swimming, tennis, hand cycling, rugby, racquetball, climbing wall, games, and more. Transportation provided from Oxnard, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria.

Ages 6-19. July 22-26, Mon.-Thu., 9:30am-4:30pm, and Fri., 10:30am-6:30pm. Free. UCSB Recreation Center, UCSB. Call 569-8999 x82102 or email


Friendship Tours World Travel

Blending community service with cultural awareness, adventure travel, and an insider’s access to living historians, these journeys enable students to experience the gentle spirit of Vietnam, Cambodia, or Thailand in a context of mutual appreciation and safety. All-inclusive trips are led by area teachers and include dynamic learning adventures, preparatory seminars, community-service projects, and donations to nonprofit partners abroad.

Grades 8-12. Vietnam Discovery: June 10-31, $4,320. Cambodia Alive! July 6-21, $2,940. Thailand Discovery: Aug. 1-12, $2,775. Prices exclusive of international air travel; 16 participants per trip. Call 685-8687 or email


AHA! Summer Camp

The aim of the Academy of Healing Arts is to create a community of socially and emotionally intelligent adolescents who are committed to compassion, character, positive creative expression, and celebration of diversity. Highlights of the summer program include restorative justice training, outdoor days, dream work, and fun community service projects. Teens earn up to 72 hours of community service for their participation.

Ages 14-19. One six-week session, Mon.-Thu., June 24-Aug. 1, 2-5pm. Mandatory info meeting May 21, 4pm. Donations accepted. Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Call 882-2424 x309.

Beit HaYeladim Preschool Camp

Explore outer space, the ocean, nature, and more! BHY provides a fun, safe, and loving summer learning environment for preschool aged children.

Ages 18 months-5 years. Mon.-Fri., Jul. 8-Aug. 23; 7:30am-5:30pm (ages 2-5), 9am-3:30pm (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.), half-days available. $600-$1,400/month. Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd. Call 967-6619 or visit

Best of the Best Summer Camp

Inspiring, challenging, amazing, and mind-blowingly fun are just a few ways kids describe the Best of the Best Summer Camp. Each week is packed with sports, arts and crafts, games, iPad learning, character development, and martial arts training, as well as field trips to places like Sky High and Pump It Up.

Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16., 9am-4pm. $245-$265/week.
122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233 or visit

Camp Haverim

This Jewish day camp offers activities designed to meet children’s diverse interests and encourage learning and growth, including art, music, drama, swimming, a full array of sports, and Jewish culture, values, and special events.

Grades K-8. Two-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., July 15-26 and July 29-Aug. 9, 9am-3pm. $500/session or $300/week, scholarships available. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593 or visit

Camp Tacanneko Day Camp

Enjoy the day with friends and fairy tales. Daily activities include swimming, music, crafts, star flight, or try-aid programs. Volunteer run day camp for 47 years.

Grades K-7. June 10-14, 9:30am-3:30pm. $170. Arroyo Grande Methodist Campground. Call 773-5126 or visit

Cliff Drive Care Center Summer Camp

This camp features many educational and interesting experiences and tours in and around Santa Barbara; multiple weekly beach and park visits; science, cooking, gardening, and creative activities; lots of water play; weekly chapel times; and Vacation Bible School!

Grades 1-12. Mon.-Fri., June 7-Aug. 23, 7:30am-5:30pm. $325-$710.
Free Methodist Church, 1435 Cliff Dr. Call 965-4286.

Conscious Kids Preschool Summer Program

Conscious Kids Preschool is a small home-based program located on the Mesa in Santa Barbara. Our mission is to nurture social emotional growth in young children and their families through meaningful play. Activities include story time, nutritious cooking, art projects, gardening, field trips to nearby parks, and lots of indoor/outdoor play, play, play!

Ages 3-6. June 18-Aug. 29. $185/week, minimum six-week sign-up. 621 Ricardo Ave. Call 708-2218.

Counselors- and Leaders-in-Training

The YMCA is looking for dedicated, service-oriented teens to join our qualified staff team as Counselors/Leaders-in-Training. Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, responsibility, and a genuine love for kids are prerequisites for CITs/LITs. They will receive a meaningful training program that teaches YMCA values, leadership, and communication skills. Once these skills are developed, CITs/LITs will be able to apply for a position to assist at summer day camp and preschool. This hands-on training will provide valuable job skills that last a lifetime. Most of all, summer will be fun and rewarding.

Grades 7-9. Training begins Apr. 17, 6-8pm, $295. Camps run June 17-Aug. 22, $65/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit

DPHS Best Self Camp

Though based at Dos Pueblos High School, a variety of off-site adventure activities give participants the tools to explore the outdoors. A series of team-building activities encourage participants to find a confident and balanced way of living to become their best self every day.

Ages 9-13. July 29-Aug. 2, 8am-4pm. $150. Elings Aquatic Center at DPHS, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

Ecology Art From Scrap and Watershed Resource Center Day Camp

Campers will participate in art projects, nature exploration, experiments, environmental games, cooperation challenges, composting, planting, hikes, cooking, songs, nature crafts, tie-dye, stories, and walking field trips. Only 22 campers per session and an 11:1 camper-to-leader ratio facilitate environmental stewardship, responsibility, and camaraderie.

Grades K-6th. Four sessions, Mon.-Fri., June 1-June 1 - Aug. 9, 9am-3pm. $220/session. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 or visit

Isla Vista Youth Project Summer Program

This program offers exciting learning opportunities in five core areas: math, language arts, science, nutrition and fitness, and fine arts. Students will also enjoy field trips to nearby areas of interest as well as trips to UCSB’s pools. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided daily.

Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 9. 7:15am-5:15pm. $85/week full-day, $60/week half-day. Isla Vista Elementary, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Isla Vista. Call 968-1624 or visit

Montecito Family YMCA Camps

Your child will be an integral part of a small group of children of similar ages as they learn new skills, develop lasting friendships, and pursue the Y’s mission of healthy spirit, mind, and body. Camp activities include arts and crafts, team building, swimming, sports and games, and barbecues. Field trips include bowling, skating, rollerblading, surrey riding, amusement parks, beaches and parks, museums, and Skyhigh Jump.

Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 22. $175/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit

Montessori Center School Elementary Camp

Weekly camps engage students with topics ranging from forms of energy, nutrition, marine life, and more.

Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 9, 8:15am-2:30pm. $210-$265. 401 N. Fairview Ave. Call 683-9383 or visit

Montessori Center School Primary Camp

Weeklong or monthlong camps interest young learners with activities including science, tie-dye, art, baking, kayaking, and more.

Ages 3-5. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 9, 8:15am-2:30pm. $255-$1,455/session. 401 N. Fairview Ave. Call 683-9383 or visit

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Summer Camp

My Gym Camp was created to enhance physical development and a sense of individual success. Camp activities include gymnastics, arts and crafts, story time, music, unique activities, nonstop games, and so much more.

Ages 2-9. Multiple sessions, June 17-Aug. 30, 9am-noon or 1-4pm. Call 563-7336 or email

Page Youth Center

Various coed camps feature sports like basketball, soccer, and volleyball, plus a special needs bike camp.

Grades 1+. Three Mon.-Fri. sessions, June 17-July 19, 9am-noon. $100/week. Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778 or visit

Safety Town Summer Camp

This half-day safety education program allows campers to be taught in an interactive, miniature town environment. Camp includes visits from firemen and other safety professionals and activities such as pedal car driving, crafts, and singing. Safety Town is hosted at different schools on different weeks.

Grade K. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 2, 8:30am-noon. $150-$175. Foothill, El Camino, Franklin, and I.V. schools. Call 252-7998 or visit

S.B. Charter School

Chart a course for the kids this summer at S.B. Charter School, giving them the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor games, a creative playground, arts and crafts, and area field trips.

Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 3-Aug. 2, 7:30am-5:30pm. $25/half-day, $35/day, $160/week. Goleta Valley Jr. High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 729-2152.

S.B. Education Foundation Summer School

This tuition-based, for-credit summer school will be hosted at the San Marcos High School campus but is open to all high school students, regardless of what school they attend. Students can earn five to 10 units of high school credits, and most courses meet A-G requirements.

Grades 9-12. June 17-July 25, times vary. $290-$580, scholarships available. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125 or visit

S.B. Unified School District After School Summer Program

Credentialed teachers lead this engaging program that features field trips, music, art, drama, and more. Breakfast and snack are included daily.

Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 22. 7:30am-5 or 6pm. $550/month. Various locations. Call 965-4633 x253.

S.B. YMCA Summer Camps

Specialty camps and day camps on offer at two locations. Day camps are age-appropriate with activities that range from arts and crafts to hillside hiking and field trips. Specialty camps dive into water sports, science, cooking, and performance.

Ages 4-Grade 8. Weekly sessions, June 10-Aug. 23, daylong with extended care available. $130-$175, financial assistance available. Hope Elementary School YMCA, 3970 La Colina Rd., and S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x266 or visit for details.

S.B. Zoo Camp

Go wild this summer at Zoo Camp, voted “Best Summer Camp” by both The Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara News-Press readers’ polls. All programs include hands-on science activities, up-close animal introductions, games, crafts, and much more.

Ages 3-12. Weekly Mon.-Fri. sessions, June 17-Aug. 23, 9am-2pm. $185/members, $225/nonmembers. Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 679-8500 or visit

Season’s Child Summer Camp

Campers will spend their time outdoors, exploring various Native Santa Barbara locations such as hiking trails, parks, and more.

Ages 2-9. Three sessions, Mon-Fri., start July 29, 9am-3pm. $200. Various locations throughout Santa Barbara. Call 708-7242 or visit

Stewards of God’s Creation Day Camp

Learn to celebrate and care for the Earth, our bodies, minds, and spirits through music, gardening, Bible stories, outdoor games, and arts and crafts. Campers will use food from the Trinity Gardens to help create healthy lunches each day.

Grades K-6. June 17-21, 9am-3pm. $125/child, $225/family. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 687-1577 or visit

Summer Adventure Program

Girls Inc. of S.B. offers fun, educational, and enriching programs for boys and girls alike, including reading, art, theater, field trips, swimming, library skills, hiking, cooking, gardening, science, sports, dance, computers, and much more!

Grades K-9. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16., 7:30am-6pm. $165 full-time, $82 part-time, $50-$75 registration fee. Goleta Valley Center, 4973 Hollister Ave., 967-0319; S.B. Center, 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017.

Sun Academy

Carpinteria camp will involve tutoring, snacks, crafts, and outdoor excursions under the tutelage of Shannon Nixon.

Ages 7-10. Mon.-Fri., July 1-26, 10am-2pm. $120/week. 1234 Cramer Circle, Unit A (private res.). Call (661) 575-7784 or email

UCSB Summer Day Camp

The University will celebrate its 32nd summer of fun with traditional activities like swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, rope adventure course, field games, and much more.

Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 23, 7:15am-5:30pm. $140-$175/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit

Waldorf School of S.B. Summer Camps

Various camps, including Gnome and Fairy Camp, Nature Camp, and Water Camp, focus on meeting children with creativity, imagination, and rhythm. It is through a combination of creative play, purposeful activity, and social interaction, as well as art, stories, and music, that we help foster individuals who are able to meet the world and themselves with compassion and interest.

Ages 3-6. Four-day sessions, July 1-Aug. 15, 9am-1pm. $175. Early Childhood Campus, 434 Nogal Dr. Call 967-6656 or visit

Whales and Dolphins Ambassador Program

This camp offers the opportunity for children and teens to become educated on anthropogenic (human-caused) threats to cetaceans and their ocean habitats. Students become empowered to protect all connected marine wildlife and their habitat through art action letters and by applying artistic skills to crafting sustainable alternatives to some of these threats, which include solid, chemical, and noise pollution; by catch; entanglement; climate change; ocean acidification; and whaling. We also discuss ethics, cetacean captivity, and current movement toward a Declaration of Cetacean Rights. The goal of this program is to increase awareness of our impact on the environment and to instill a need for stewardship of all life on Earth through caring for cetaceans, their fellow beings, and ocean habitats.

Ages 7-14. Aug. 5-9, 10am-2pm. $200. Carpinteria Art Center, 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-3573.

YMCA Santa Ynez Adventure Camps

This camp is where summer fun begins. This camp is for campers new and old with fun-filled days full of silly challenges, weekly field trips, and swimming at the high school and Y pools, and all based around a weekly theme.

Ages 5-8. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 23, 9am-5pm. $130-$170/week. Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Call 686-2037 or visit

YMCA Santa Ynez Explorer Camps

This fast-paced camp is built around the interests of the campers and includes daily off-site excursions to explore new interests and allow for creativity and personal expression and challenges.

Ages 9-14. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 23, 9am-5pm. $145-$185/week. Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Call 686-2037 or visit

YMCA Santa Ynez Lil’ Troopers Camps

Campers will participate in weekly activities in a creative, fun, and hands-on way and develop necessary skills for school readiness. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor exploration, character development, reading, dramatic play, and excursions on Wednesdays.

Ages 3-5. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 23, 9am-2pm (3pm Wed.). $130-$170/week. Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Call 686-2037 or visit

Y Summer Day Camp

Join the Lompoc Family YMCA for a camp featuring themes, field trips, arts and crafts, songs, and more.

Grades K-8. Ten Mon.-Fri. sessions, start June 10. $145-$165. La Honda Elementary School, 1213 N. A St., Lompoc, and Lompoc Family YMCA, 201 W. College Ave., Lompoc. Call 736-3483 or visit

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