2016 Summer Camp Guide
ACTION! Digital Movie Making CampCampers will learn the basics of a good story, create a script, create special effects, become actors, and film their own movie. At the end of the week, campers will have a movie they made as a group to take home along with the tools and knowledge to create more movies in their future. There is a Digital Editing Option offered on Fridays where the basics of editing using Final Cut Pro and iMovie are taught. Ages 7-14. Mon.-Thu., June 20-Aug. 11, 9am-1pm. $220/week or $399/two weeks. OPTIONAL DIGITAL EDITING COURSE: Fri., June 24-Aug. 12, 9am-noon. $50/week. Call 284-6114, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit catalyst4changesb.com.
The Adderley School Musical Theatre Summer CampGive your child a gift that will fortify them for a lifetime. Adderley summer camps provide one-, two-, or three-week musical theater camps culminating in a final abridged version of Broadway shows and other performances such as Broadway's Best, Grease Live!, Dance Intensive with Alana, Hairspray, School of Rock SBYET Summer Intensive, and By Popular Demand. Half- and full-day camps are available. Ages 3-13. Mon.-Fri., Half day: 9am-1pm; Full day: 10am-4pm. June 6-10, June 13-July 1, July 11-15, July 11-22, July 18-29, and Aug. 1-12. $125-$1100. Adderley School, 316-A State St. Call 899-3680 or visit theadderleyschool.com
Aerial Dance ConservatoryThe S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance will immerse students in the performance development of floor-to-air movement, where students will participate in a comprehensive pedagogy of skill and technical development on trapeze, lyra, fabrics, corde, and sling and conceptual development in choreography and contemporary dance. With thematic visits to the city's museums, theaters, and arts festivals, students will be immersed in a multidimensional training program that will culminate in a staged performance. Ages 7-16. July 5-30. ADVANCED: Mon.-Thu., 9am-1pm. BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE: Tue. and Thu., 3-5pm. $175-$1,100. S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance, 810 E. Gutierrez St., Ste. B. Call 284-8785 or visit sbaerial.com
After School Languages Summer CampsThese summer classes offer everything from a Spanish/Flamenco combo, where flamenco will be taught by the Spirit of Fiesta, to a French/Art combo that pairs an amazing professional artist with a French communications specialist to language classes such as French, Spanish, Chinese, American Sign Language, and more. Classes are one to three hours each. Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug. 19; one-week and two-week options. $175-$395. Various locations. Call 699-6705 or visit afterschoollanguages.com/summer.
Alice and the Mad Tea PartyThis one-week children’s creative project is for boys and girls and includes a class performance. Campers will take lessons in dance, arts and crafts, and performance. Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5, 9am-noon. $125 (before July 1), $150. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 770-5295 or visit inspiredancesb.com
Art Explorers CampsTry your hand at filmmaking with Stop Motion Explosion, discover the techniques of Special Effects, and create 3D projects in Product Development. Let your imagination run wild with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Enchanted Creatures art-themed camps. Go to the max with EXTREME Art, and journey through Art Expedition Around the World. Draw, paint, and sculpt to your heart’s content. Ages 5-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19. Ages 6-15: 9am-3:45pm, $299+/week. Ages 5-6: 9am-2pm, $255/week. Extended care available. Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta, and Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2. Call 570-1988 or visit artexplorerssantabarbara.com
Art Voyagers CampExplore Ecology and the Museum of Contemporary Art S.B. are offering two new camps where campers will voyage between three different locations working with area artists. Session one will have campers inspired by the museum’s ecological exhibition Beyond 2° and S.B.'s natural surroundings while exploring nature and landscape through line, shape, color, and repurposed materials. Session two will have campers exploring color, pattern, mask making, and performance art inspired by the museum’s exhibition Assume Vivid Astro Focus and S.B.'s natural beauty. Snacks and a T-shirt are included. Ages 5-12. Session 1: June 27-July 1; Session 2: Aug. 15-19; 9am-3pm. $250/$230 sibling. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.; Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., 653 Paseo Nuevo; Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16, email email@example.com, or visit exploreecology.org
Arts at LagunaThis camp wows kids with daily workshops in dance, music, theater, and art. With an all-star faculty, guest artists, and a weekly musical revue for family and friends, this camp will provide campers a great summer. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 22, 8:30am-2:30pm (extended-day care available). $270/week. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 or visit lagunablanca.org/artsatlaguna.
Ballet Dance IntensiveThis is a one-week ballet dance intensive program including a short production of the classic ballet Coppelia. Campers will take lessons in ballet technique, character dance, pre-pointe, pointe, variation dance, set design, and costume design. Dancers will experience an accelerated format of training in performance and technique. Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12, 9am-4pm. Sat., Aug. 13, 3 and 5pm performances (Center Stage Theater). $275 (before July 1), $325. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 770-5295 or visit inspiredancesb.com
Boxtales Theatre CampCampers take a journey in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Pinocchio Ages 8-13. July 4 - July 21. Mon.-Thu.: 9am-3:30pm; Fri.: 9am-12:30pm. $750. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or visit boxtales.org
Creative Camp of the ArtsCreative Camp of the Arts is celebrating its 22nd year offering a fun, creative summer program that includes dancing, acting, singing, prop making, set making, and a performance. Campers will learn basic ballet, tap, and jazz technique that will be used in the summer camp production of Inside Out Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., July 5-29, 9am-2pm (no camp on July 4). $165/week, $595/all weeks. Dance Unlimited, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 1. Call 708-1900 or visit sbdanceunlimited.com Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 24, 9am-2pm. $165/week, $595/all weeks. Dance Unlimited, 5370 Hollister Ave., #1. Call 708-1900 or visit sbdanceunlimited.com
Destination DanceBuild confidence, learn skills, and have fun with the amazing staff. Age-appropriate classes for beginning- to advanced-level dancers all work toward weekly performances in a positive environment. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, and each week brings a different blend of styles: aerial, break dancing, ballet, and more. Plus, star-studded master classes and special workshops are offered. Staff is CPR and first-aid certified. Ages 3-teen. Mon.-Thu., June 13-Aug. 18, morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions. $17-$320. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299 or visit sbdancearts.com.
DP Video Camp + Photo CampDPVC allows campers to explore the outdoors and studio with camera in hand, take and edit pictures using professional software and tools, print their pictures to keep, and use the equipment, studio, and Mac Lab at Dos Pueblos High School. Ages 8-13. Mon.-Fri., June 27-Aug. 5, 8am-noon, 1-4:30pm, or 8am-4:30pm. Media Lab, Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dpvideocamp.com.
Earthlight Pictures Animation & Live-Action Filmmaking Training & TeletrainingLearn animation and/or live-action filmmaking at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels with technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in a production of students’ own movies and a videoconference visit with a digital graphic artist. Year-round teletraining brings all-live videoconferencing direct to your desktop. Special group and private-instruction options are available. Ages 10-adult. ANIMATION: Mon.-Fri., July 18-22, 9:30am-3:30pm. $490 LIVE-ACTION: Sat., July 16, 1:30-4:30pm, and Mon.-Fri., July 18-22, 4-6:15pm. $260-$290. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St. Call (503) 697-7914, email email@example.com, or visit earthlightpictures.com.
Fiesta Parade Summer CampMusic, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the Fiesta Children’s Parade on August 6. Help decorate the float, learn songs and dances to perform in the parade, and be showered with flowers by family, friends, and onlookers. Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., July 25-29 (ages 7-12) and Aug. 1-5 (ages 4-7), 9am-noon. $150/week. Westside Dance Studios, 2009 De la Vina St. Call 637-8773 or visit westsidedancesb.com
Girls Rock S.B. Amplify Sleep Away CampGirls will spend the week playing music along with practicing photography, filmmaking, and journalism. They can learn to play an instrument or rock the instrument they already play, form a band, write a song, and perform for friends and families. Ages 11-17. Mon.-Sat., July 4-9, July 11-16, July 18-23, and July 25-30. $999/session (scholarships available). Ojai Valley High School, 723 El Paseo Rd., Ojai. Call 861-8128 or visit www.girlsrocksb.org.
Girls Rock S.B. Summer Day CampLearn to play an instrument or rock the instrument you already play, form a band, write an original song, and perform. Nonmusical tracks in photography, filmmaking, and music journalism will also be offered. Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, 9am-3pm. $350/session. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 861-8128 or visit www.girlsrocksb.org
Goleta School of Ballet Dance CampStudents will take classes in ballet technique, stretch, repertory, musical theater, and dance history and will make sewing and craft projects. The 2016 program ends with a performance on July 9 at Center Stage Theater. Camp is open to students in Levels 2-6. Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 8, 9am-2:30pm. July 9 performance (Center Stage Theater). $650/three-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit goletaschoolofballet.com
Goleta School of Ballet Summer IntensiveThis intensive will focus on classical ballet technique and culminate in a performance at the Center Stage Theater on August 12. Camp is open to students in pre-elementary, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Guest teachers include Allyssa Bross, principal dancer for the Los Angeles Ballet. Mon.-Fri., July 11-Aug. 12, 9am-3pm. Aug. 12 performance (Center Stage Theater). $1,175/five-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit goletaschoolofballet.com
Granada Theatre Video WorkshopStudents will learn to film and edit short films for local nonprofits and can earn up to 40 community service hours for participation. Past projects have included videos for the Granada Theatre, S.B. Zoo, DAWG, and more. Learn the art of filmmaking while creating great projects for the community. Grades 8-12. Mon. and Wed., June 13-Aug. 17, 3-5pm. $135. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Call 452-7069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Screen & Video Special FX Summer CampCreate a video using our green screen! Create all the elements for a video that will air later on TV Santa Barbara. Learn fun studio crew positions and editing as you spend your week using professional-level video equipment. All participants receive studio certification, so they can volunteer on TVSB studio shows. Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, July 11-15, and Aug. 1-5, 9am-4pm. Extended hours available. $200/members, $250/nonmembers. TVSB Media Arts Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721 or visit tvsb.tv/summer-camps.
Gustafson Dance Camp 2016Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages. The Dance Camp will be complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program that culminates in a performance. In addition, classes for ages 2 1/2 and older will be offered. MINI DANCE CAMP: Ages 3-5. Mon.-Fri., July 11-22, 9am-noon. $395. DANCE CAMP: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-22, 9am-3:30pm. $535. JUNIOR INTENSIVE: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., July 25-Aug. 5, 9am-3:30pm. $535. MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-19, 9am-3:30pm. $535. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262 or visit gustafsondance.com
Hip-Hop with Everybody Dance Now!The team from Santa Barbara’s Everybody Dance Now! chapter teaches campers to dance, helping them cultivate self-esteem and establish healthy lifestyles. A dance performance for family and friends ends each week of active hip-hop fun. Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 20-June 24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, 9am-noon. $100/residents, $110/nonresidents. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519 or visit santabarbaraca.gov/hiphopcamp
Jensen’s Summer Guitar RockCampJensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, weeklong music camp. RockCampers will have fun learning to play music, and beginners will get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a performance for parents and friends. Campers will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it. Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., Dates: TBA. $395/week. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 687-4027 or visit jensenguitar.com
Natural Artists CampJoin for an exciting week of creativity and nature connection. Campers will work with area artists and create beautiful art at the Watershed Resource Center and Art From Scrap. An expert staff of environmental and art educators will encourage students to create nature-inspired art. Snacks and a T-Shirt are included. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 9am-3pm. $250/$230 sibling. Art from Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16, email email@example.com or visit exploreecology.org.
Notes for NotesYouth have the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free. Our music studios are open and packed with guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, deejay gear, and full recording facilities. Schedule your free session today. Ages 12-18. Mon.-Fri., 3-6pm. Free (with membership)-$40/year. Eastside Boys & Girls Club, 602 W. Anapamu St., and Westside Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 364-0242, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit notesfornotes.org
Peter Pan A Storybook BalletThis four-week children’s ballet theater program includes a production of Peter Pan at Center Stage Theater. Children will experience lessons in dance, set design, and costume design and the fun of working together toward a common goal. Ages 6-18+. Mon.-Fri., July 5-29, 9am-4pm. Sat., July 30, 3 and 5pm performance (Center Stage Theater). $575 (before June 1), $650. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 770-5295 or visit inspiredancesb.com
PhotojournalismLearn photography and writing, and create a fun blog with all your new skills. Daily photography field trips around town will take place. Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 1 and July 11-15, 8:30am-2pm. $179/week. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C, Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com
Puppet PosseBuild your own puppet character, and learn the basics of puppeteering from the training show actors: Duncan the Dino and the whole California Tales gang. Campers will hone their acting skills and finish the week by participating in a live show. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, July 25-29, and Aug. 8-12, 9am-3pm. $285/week (members), $325/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org
Rockshop Academy SummerRockshop Academy provides campers a crash course on playing and performing in a band. Musicians will collaborate with teachers and other campers for showcases on Fridays. Bring your lunch Monday-Thursday, and pizza is provided on Fridays. Ages 10-17. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29 August 1-5, August 8-12, 10am-4pm. $399/week. Rockshop Academy Studios, 1109 De La Vina St. Call 770-5467 or email email@example.com
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Summer Dance ProgramsA variety of summer camps, such as Creative Ballet for Little Dancers, SBFB Young Performers — Mulan 2 with a performance at Center Stage Theater, Junior/Senior Intensive, and Advanced Master Workshop with Michele Wiles and Jay Donn, will be offered by S.B. Festival Ballet. Ages: 3-13+. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19. $125-$550. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019 B Chapala St., Call 966-0711 or visit santabarbaranutcrackerballet.com.
S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & FriendsWeekly half-day camps have small, intimate music instruction and dynamic fun in groups of eight-10, where your budding musician will get a lot of personal attention. Children can play the xylophone, recorder, drums, and keyboard and learn multicultural music including dance, Piano's Keys to Success & Fun, Intro to Guitar, Sing, Strum n Fun w/ Ukulele, Choir & Musicals, African and Native American Songs, Tales, Dances and Drumming, Games and Movement, and more. Ages 4-10. Mon.-Thu., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-12:30pm/morning, 1-4:30pm/afternoon, 9am-4:30pm/full day. $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. S.B. Kindermusik, First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 680-0749 or visit kindermusikwithkathy.com
S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater CampS.B. Summer Stock is delighted to announce that they will be mounting the treasured adaptation from the much-loved book by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit. Join them as they transform the Lotus Theater into Middle Earth, and themselves into the creatures that dwell in it… Adventure awaits! Ages 6-14. Mon.-Thu., June 20-July 16[TK14], 9am-1:30pm. Thu.-Sat., July 14-16 performances. $650/session Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 403-0375 or visit sbsummerstock.com
SBEF's Summer Band CampS.B. Education Foundation will offer this well-established program that provides campers the opportunity to continue their musical learning. This camp includes concert band and sectional instruction. June 14 is registration, orientation, and auditions, and will be 8 a.m.-10 a.m. for everyone. Ages 9-13. Tue. and Thu., June 14-July 21. Beginner: 8-9am; Intermediate: 8-10am; Advanced: 10am-noon. $95. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 569-5353 or visit santabarbaraeducation.org.
SBMA Art CampEach exciting week is focused on a different art technique, such as painting, drawing, or sculpture and mixed-media, or theme or current exhibition at the museum, such as animals and materials and myths in Indian art. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3pm. $300/members, $350/nonmembers. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441 or visit sbma.net/kidsfamilies
SBMA Ceramics CampThese weeklong, full-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramic and include hand building, wheel throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques around age-appropriate, always-new themes. Class size is limited to 13. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3pm. $300/members, $350/nonmembers. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441 or visit sbma.net/kidsfamilies.
SBYMA Elementary Music ProgramS.B. Youth Music Academy is where absolute beginners can learn to play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and drums, as well as learn to sing powerful vocals. Campers will experience performing with a band and singing in a rocking choir. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5, 9am-noon. $195/week. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 21. Call 699-5325, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sbyma.org
SBYMA Rock of Ages CampThis is a unique opportunity for children to experience the joy of learning to play musical instruments, as well as have the camaraderie of playing and performing in public as a band. Absolute beginners can learn to play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and drums, as well as to sing powerful vocals. The intermediate and advanced students will also be able to improve their techniques with the guidance of the SBYMA teachers. Ages 9-17. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12, Aug. 15-19, 1-4pm. $235/week. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 21. Call 699-5325, email email@example.com, or visit sbyma.org
Sew Much FunThis award-winning sewing/design program teaches boys and girls the safe way to use a sewing machine. Projects include travel pillows, beach bags, pajama pants, American Girl doll clothes, blankets, Scottie dog and turtle pillows, aprons, dog/cat beds, and more. Sewing machines will be provided. Grades K-12. Flexible times; call to arrange. $275/12 hours (four three-hour days). Overpass Rd. Call 450-7129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Showstoppers Musical Theatre Summer ProgramsShowstoppers offers year-round musical theater education for youth and children. Each session is a fabulous show, with costumes, lights and sound reinforcement in the La Colina Junior High Auditorium. SESSION 1: Pirates of Penzance. Ages 9-14. Mon.-Fri., June 13-24, 9am-2pm. $425. SESSION 2: Pirates of Penzance. Ages 9-14. Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 1, 9am-2pm. $425. SESSION 3: Jr. Showstoppers’ Pirates of Penzance. Ages 5-8. Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 1, 10am-2pm. $350. SESSION 4: Teen Ensemble Production TBA on website. Call (805) 314-1221, email@example.com, or visit sbshowstoppers.com.
Stage Left JuniorThis camp emphasizes exploration and self-expression through the creative arts of performance as well as cooking. Under the direction of Steven Lovelace and Shana Lynch Arthurs, small group classes include singing, dancing, acting, and cooking. Camp culminates with a finale performance and a kid-created cookbook. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, 9am-3pm. $250/week. Extended hours available. Peabody School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 570-1661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage Left Productions Presents High School MusicalShana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace will teach intensive training in audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design and construction.There is a Technical Track available where students will learn about lights, sound, backstage training, and more. Culminates with 4 performances of High School Musical. Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., June 27July 25, 1-6:15pm. $700. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 965-0880 or email email@example.com
Star Wars Movie Stunt CampIf your child is outgoing, energetic, and creative, this is the camp for them. Students will attempt to create a short movie for the campers to share with friends. Participants will do activities such as parkour (free running), martial arts, tumbling, gymnastics, and moviemaking. Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and Aug. 8-12, 9am-2pm. $149-199/week. Valhalla Elite Training Ctr., 1113 State St. Call 687-1514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Dance IntensiveMontecito School of Ballet provides fun, challenging classes offered in Pre-Ballet, Summer Dance Intensive — Ballet, other dances include Contemporary Dance, and Fiesta performances. Ages 4-18. Mon.-Fri., June 27-Aug. 6[CQ]. $80-$300/month, depending on classes attended. Montecito School of Ballet, 529 E. Gutierrez St. Call 451-0553 or visit montecitoschoolofballet.com
Summer Multimedia CampExperience an action-packed week in our state-of-the-art multimedia center working with inspiring instructors and industry-standard equipment. Campers will create and produce daily news segments, design and edit short films, create digital music and sound productions, and learn to program using Web Design and Python. Lunch is provided daily. Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15. 9am-3pm. $500. Bishop Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 967-1266 x112.
Teen Arts MentorshipThis program offers in-depth arts enrichment for aspiring visual arts and writing students who are seriously considering pursuing advanced study and careers in art, performance, and literature. Work in small groups with a professional artist to produce portfolio-quality work, learn presentation and exhibition techniques, and explore career opportunities with artists and writers from the community. Ages 13-18. Mid-June-Aug. Free. Various artist studios and colleges in S.B. Free-$100. Call 965-7321 or visit artsfundsb.org/teen-arts-mentorship
Tinker Bell’s Great Adventures (Boys and Girls)This one-week children’s creative project in dance is open to boys and girls and includes a class performance. There will be lessons in dance, arts and crafts, and performance. Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 15-19, 9am-noon. $125 (before July 1), $150. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 770-5295 or visit inspiredancesb.com
Young Singers Club Performing Arts CampsVarious classes offered such as Fiesta Chorus, Worship Team, Lemon Festival Performers, and private or semiprivate voice lessons. Ages 5-12+. Various days. CLASSES: June 2-Sept. 24, Times vary. $225-$255. LESSONS: June-Aug., various time. $200/four lessons. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. Call 681-7078 or visit youngsingersclub.com.
Architecture Engineering 101Learn architecture, electrical circuits, mechanics, inventions, and economics using Legos. Children will also use real building material and create a mini structure applying structural design with truss, concrete, and seismic tie-down. Make your project an educational conversation masterpiece. ARCHITECTURE, CITY PLANNING, INVENTIONS AND ECONOMICS WITH LEGO: Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 9:30am-2:30pm. $255/week. ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, INTERIOR DESIGN WITH REAL BUILDING MATERIAL: Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 9:30am-2:30pm. $55/day, $255/week. The Architectural Foundation of S.B., 229 E. Victoria St. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit kidzengineering101.com
California Learning Center Camps/ProgramsCLC has several camps and programs dedicated to academics, including weeklong academic camps in Creative Writing, Spanish, and Math Madness. For the rising senior there are college essay and kickstart days, a college application workshop, ACT/PSAT/SAT prep courses, and college counseling. Everyone can participate in one-on-one tutoring for both support and enrichment. Ages 8-18. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22. Times and prices vary. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Call 563-1579 or visit clcsb.com
Camp CosmosIn a one-week camp of science activities about space, we will explore our solar system, planets orbiting distant stars, exploding stars, black holes, and more. You will also build robots, investigate the universe with a global telescope network, and learn to code. It’s the perfect camp for anyone interested in space. Camp will culminate in a visit to the LCOGT Observatory at the Sedgwick Reserve. Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, July 18-22, 9am-3:30pm. Extended care available. $350. 6740 Cortona Dr., Ste. 102. Call 880-1625 or visit lcogt.net
Camp GOboticsUsing Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 systems, students learn and apply engineering, math, coding, and teamwork skills to create unique automated and remote-controlled robotic vehicles, sumo robots, battle robots, or a functioning mini-amusement park. Students get the excitement of head-to-head competition while developing understanding of the design cycle. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, and July 11-15, 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm, $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Ln., and Buellton. Call 245-0288 or visit campgobotics.com
Dunn Summer Academy & Junior AcademyDunn School’s campus comes alive during the summer with a special academic residential program. Major tracks include Learning Strategies and English as a Second Language. Students learn together in their major areas of study but join together for fun electives and off-campus excursions. There will also be two science-week options for middle schoolers. Grade 8-10. July 16-Aug. 12. $7,000-$8,000. 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0615 or visit dunnschool.org/summer
Get Ahead Summer SchoolStudents entering grades 9-12 can earn 5-10 units of high school credit in class or online during the summer, acquiring the flexibility to take more advanced classes or more electives in the next school year. Most courses meet “A-G” requirements. Any student age 12-18 can also take courses for noncredit. Ages 12-18. Mon.-Thu., June 13-July 21, 8am-1:20pm. $295/5-unit course, $595/10-unit course. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125 or visit santabarbaraeducation.org
iD Tech CampsStudents will learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more while meeting new friends, learning awesome STEM skills, and gaining self-confidence. Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow. Visit the website for full a schedule. Ages 7-17. Weekly day and overnight programs, June 20-July 29. $849-$1,568. UCSB. Call (888) 709-8324 or visit idtech.com
Math Camp at S.B. Family SchoolThis is a fun, hands-on exploration of creative mathematics for kids who enjoy math. Weekly themes include Magic, Art, Codes, Sports, Games, Money, and Infinity. The camp is run by a math team coach and math circle leader with more than 15 years of experience. Grades 4-9. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions available. $195-$300/week. Goleta. Call 680-9950 or visit sbfamilyschool.com/camps
Math IntensiveThis camp includes individual sessions designed to help students increase math skills. Offered are an assessment, 1:1 tutoring sessions twice a week, and an online program. Scheduling is flexible. Grades 3-11. Mon.-Thu., June 20-Aug. 19[CQ], 2:30-6pm. $489/16 sessions. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153, email email@example.com or visit gatewaycamps.com/summer-camps
Presidio Archaeology CampParticipate in an archaeological excavation, and learn about the history of Santa Barbara. After receiving instruction on basic excavation techniques and artifact processing methods, campers will have the opportunity to excavate portions of the Spanish Fort and the later Japanese community. Ages 11-15. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 9am-1pm. $225. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 965-2004 or visit sbthp.org/presidiocamp
S.B. STEM Camp at Peabody Charter SchoolDiscover concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, coding, food science, and engineering through fun, hands-on activities. Children will launch rockets, build structures and dissect sea life! Specially designed learning experiences will be taught by awesome, credentialed teachers. Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 8:30am-2:30pm. $235/week. Peabody Charter School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 455-9152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit sbstemcamp.com
STEM Camp for GirlsParticipate in fun hands-on projects, increase math skills, and learn computer coding, engineering, and environmental science. Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24 and July 18-22, 8:30am-2pm. $299/week. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com/summer-camps
Terrific Scientific CampsSpark the excitement of kids for science, engineering, and technology with 30+ different fun, hands-on, minds-on camps in chemistry, biology, digital games, robotics, programming, engineering, 3D printing, forensics, cooking, technology, medicine, astronomy, oceanography, and archaeology. Science was never this much fun! Ages 5-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3:45pm, $299+/week. Ages 5-6: 9am-2pm, $255/week. Pre- and post-care available. Locations: Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta, and Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2. Call 570-1988 or visit terrificscientific.org.
UCSB Summer Science CampThis science camp at UCSB offers an exciting environment for kids to gain scientific intuition and engineering logic through fun, hands-on activities and engaging collaborative efforts. The camp provides small camper-to-scientist ratios; daily team-building exercises to boost communication, confidence, and cooperation; and challenges that stimulate critical thinking. Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, 9am-3pm. $180/week. UCSB. Call 893-7053 or visit summer.ucsb.edu/sciencecamp
United Learning Center (ULC) Summer ProgramJoin Readers Theatre to build confidence and reading and writing skills in an engaging 90-minute performance-based workshop. Explore problem-solving strategies, practice key skills, and develop a positive attitude during Interactive Math Labs, or increase your academic skills through personalized weekly tutoring sessions. Grades K-12. Mon.-Thu., June 20- July 29, 11am-6pm. Cost varies by program. United Learning Ctr., 320 E. Gutierrez St. Call 882-0513, email email@example.com, or visit unitedlearningcenter.org.
Young Writers Camp (YWC)Fun activities, guest authors, and walking field trips inspire creative writing in half-day classes that nurture imagination and maximize learning. Groups of 20-25 students are led by a team of two credentialed teachers to engage in writing groups, public speaking, and a variety of writing genres. UCSB PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP: Grades 10-12. Mon.-Thu., July 11-28, 1-4pm. UCSB DIGITAL WRITING: Grades 7-9. Mon.-Fri., July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5, 9am-12:30pm. UCSB YWC: Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5, 9am-12:30pm.; Jonata Middle School YWC, 301 Second St., Buellton. $275 by Apr. 30; $295 after. Call 893-5899, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit scwrip.wordpress.com/youth
Above All Aviation Pilot CampBlend the job of flying with core STEM subject areas that are encountered in flight, including weather, aerodynamics, airplane systems, computing cross-country flight plans, and radio communication. Campers will receive ground instruction, flight instruction, and an aviation-themed activity. Ages 12-17. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15 (for beginners) and July 25-29 (for intermediate), 10am-2pm. $650/week. Above All Aviation, 1523 Cook Pl. Call 683-7575 or visit aboveallsba.com
AHA! Summer Program 2016Through an innovative, experiential curriculum, participants build social and emotional awareness, knowledge, and understanding; learn skills for conflict resolution; engage in creative arts, outdoor activities, and connection circles; gain a better understanding of how their “teen brains” operate; and, most importantly, have lots of fun. Ages 14-19. Mon.-Thu., June 20-July 14. Mon.-Thu.: 9:30am-12:15pm and 2-5pm, all attend Thu.: 2-5pm. Mandatory informational enrollment meetings on May 31 at 4-5pm and June 9 at 5-6pm (teens must attend). Donations accepted. AHA!, 1209 De la Vina St, Ste. A. Call 770-7200 or visit ahasb.org
Backyard BiologistPractice the skills of a professional field biologist, training alongside the conservation team and learning sustainable stewardship practices. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 18-22 and Aug. 15-19, 9am-3pm and one overnight. $250/week (members), $290/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org.
Best of the Best Summer CampLooking for a diverse day camp for your kids all summer? Martial Arts Family Fitness (MAFF) offers each week packed with indoor and outdoor sports, games, creative crafts, local field trips, age-appropriate educational curriculum, martial arts training, a reading program, and inspiring special guests. Kids will build character, be active, and keep their minds sharp over the summer break! Ages 6-12. Mon-Fri., June 13-Aug 19, 9am-4pm (free extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). $180-$250/week (discount for multiple weeks). MAFF, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Text/call 963-6233 or visit bestofthebestcamp.com.
Camp HaverimThis Jewish day camp offers a nondenominational approach in activities such as art, music, newspaper, drama, daily swimming, and a full array of sports. Make friends for life. Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 11-22 and July 25-Aug. 5, 9am-3pm. $300-$375/one-week session, $525-$650/two-week session. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593 or visit camphaverim.com
Camp MillionaireCamp Millionaire uses an interactive, experiential approach so your children can quickly and playfully learn about saving, budgeting, credit and debt, investing, and why giving is an integral part of creating wealth. Imagine your kids learning to pay themselves first before they leave home without you! Ages 10-14. Mon.-Sat., July 25-30, 9am-3:30pm. $395 (scholarships and sibling discounts available). S.B. Veterans Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 957-1024 or visit campmillionaire.com
Critter CampThe S.B. Humane Society offers this unique program for children who love and want to learn more about animals. Activities include lessons on caring for animals and animal behavior, animal-related presentations, crafts, games, and much more! Play “Animal Jeopardy,” learn to clicker train dogs with an area dog trainer, visit the cats, and make an animal collage or bird feeder. Ages 9-11. Mon-Fri., June 27-July 1, July 11-15, and July 25-29, 9am-noon. $65/members, $90/nonmembers. S.B. Humane Society Education Ctr., 5399 Overpass Rd. Call 964-4777 x17 or visit sbhumanesociety.org
Earth & Sky Nature CampLittle ones play and explore in nature, building on their innate curiosity and nature connection through unstructured, supervised play, songs, games, nature-based art, and fun, especially designed and paced for this age. This bilingual experience is led by a native French speaker. Each week takes place at a new location. Ages 2-4. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8 (Tue. –Fri.), July 11-15, July 18–22, and Aug. 8-12, 9am-12:30pm. $220/week. Various locations. Call 259-5384 or visit earthandskysb.com.
Ecology Explorers CampEcology Explorers is an exciting and educational week of fun-filled activities at Art From Scrap and Arroyo Burro Beach. Our expert staff of environmental educators lead campers in activities that include beach and nature explorations, environmental concept games, cooking, nature crafts, tie-dye, and more! Snacks and t-Shirt included. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5, 9am-3pm. $250/$230 sibling. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.; Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16, email email@example.com, or visit exploreecology.org.
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria K-5 Summer CampThis camp offers a safe and engaging environment providing camaraderie and fun with a focus on educational growth and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). It includes daily reading, physical fun, arts and crafts, and building leadership skills catering to each girl’s individual abilities and competencies and is designed to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Grades K-5. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug. 19, 9am-6pm. Extended-care options available. $125/week; Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-6364 or visit girlsinc-carp.org
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Teen Summer CampThis camp offers a safe and engaging environment for teens, providing opportunities for camaraderie and fun with a focus on educational growth and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). It includes daily reading, physical fun, arts and crafts, and building leadership skills catering to each girl’s individual abilities and competencies and is designed to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Grades 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug. 19, 9am-6pm. Extended-care options available. $125/week; Girls Inc. Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-6364 or visit girlsinc-carp.org
Girls Inc. of S.B.: Summer Adventure ProgramGirls Inc. of S.B. offers fun, educational, and enriching hands on interactive programs for girls in a safe, structured, pro-girl environment. Activities include: team building, empowerment programs, swimming, field trips, sports, adventure, STEAM, reading, art, cooking, gardening, dance, and much more! Grades TK-9. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 12, 7:30am-6pm. $90/part-time week, $180/full-time week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available. Goleta Valley Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 967-0319; and S.B. Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017. Visit girlsincsb.org
IVYP/ASES Summer ProgramIsla Vista Youth Projects Inc. hosts this summer program for students, with academic assistance as well as enrichment activities. Lessons include math, language arts, science, art, social science, and reading. There will be indoor/outdoor time throughout the day. Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug. 12, 7:30am-5:30pm. $60/half-day week; $90/full-day week. Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 968-1624 or visit ivyp.org
Junior ZookeeperLive a week in the life of a zookeeper by assisting the keeper staff in caring for some of the zoo’s exotic animals. Ages 9-12. Mon.-Fri., July 18-22, Aug. 1-5, and Aug. 15-19, 9am-3pm. $285/week (members), $325/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org
Kids in Motion Summer Camp @ Brasil Arts CaféKids will learn to explore movement through martial arts and dance. This unique camp combines capoeira, kickboxing, hip-hop, and yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to work on acrobatics, kickboxing techniques, and hip-hop moves while doing yoga before and after class. Lunch options are available. Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June-Aug., 9am-noon or 9am-3pm. $200-$300/week. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Call 637-5355 or visit capoeirasb.com
Little Stars: Where Your Little Angels Become StarsThis is a manners and etiquette camp. Group or private training with special customized programs focus on modern manners, social graces, grooming, and appearance. Ages 5-15. Call 995-4040 or visit littlestarsetiquette.com
Montecito Family YMCA Babysitter Training CampYour child will learn leadership, basic care, safety, and CPR/First Aid that will help them become excellent babysitters. Campers will get hands-on experience through small-group interactive learning. Ages 12-16. Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 1, 9am-3pm. $129/week (by Apr. 30), $149/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montecito Family YMCA Leaders & Counselors-in-Training (LIT and CIT) ProgramThe YMCA is looking for dedicated, service-oriented teens to join the Leaders/Counselors-in-Training team. Teens will receive valuable training that teaches values, leadership, and communication skills. This hands-on experience will provide a valuable job skill that lasts a lifetime. Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19. $79/week (by Apr. 30); $99/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA PreschoolYour children will have fun participating in learning experiences indoors and outdoors, including swim lessons and field trips. The children will build friendships and make great summer memories. The preschool is the recipient of the YMCA Program Excellence award and is an Orfalea Foundation Outdoor Classroom Project–recognized site. Ages 2½-5½. Mon.-Fri., year-round, 7:45am-5:30pm. $745-$1,000. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Youth Day CampsYour child will pursue their potential and explore new interests in a safe and nurturing environment. Kids will also go on weekly field trips and plan activities around a weekly theme. Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-4pm. Extended care available. $169/week (by Apr. 30), $199/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montessori Center School Summer CampsCamp sessions offered include Puppetry, America the Beautiful, Cook with Books, Art Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Solstice Fun, Sports Skills, Tie Dye and Vacation Adventures. Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 14-Aug. 5, 8:15am-2:30pm. $295/one-week elementary camp, $590/two-week preschool camp. Montessori Ctr. School, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Ste. 1, Goleta. Call 683-9383 or visit mcssb.org
Moving Out! for TeensThis camp is an interactive, experiential teen financial camp that teaches teens everything adults wish they’d learned before moving away from home. Topics like money management, shopping and budgeting, investment basics, car and apartment insurance, and more will be addressed. Parents will be relieved knowing their kids know how to take care of themselves. Ages 14-20. Wed.-Fri., July 20-22, 9am-5pm. $295. Veterans Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 957-1024 or visit campmillionaire.com
Nature AdventuresNature Adventures offers summer camps at the Museum of Natural History and Sea Center to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. Experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around you. Explore a diversity of themes: fossils, birds, sharks, sand, stars, paleontology, science toys, robots, dirt, bugs, tide pools, and outer space. Ages 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3pm. $250/week (members), $265/week (nonmembers); additional $60-$75/extended care. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, and Sea Ctr., 211 Stearns Wharf. Call 682-4711 or visit sbnature.org/natureadventures
Pacific Pride Foundation's (90) Days of SummerIf your child identifies as LGBTQ+ and/or as an ally to those in the "alphabet soup," consider this 10-week life-skills-building summer program. Led by Youth Advocate Leaders, youth will build career literacy and skills, develop healthy friendships with youth from other area schools, and tour area colleges along with a field trip to the L.A. County Museum of Art and an end-of-summer beach party. Ages 12-17. S.B.: Fri., 1-3pm; Santa Maria: Mon., 12:30-2:20pm. Free. Pacific Pride Foundation, 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-11; Santa Maria: TBA. Call 936-3636 x117 or visit tinyurl.com/PPF90DaysOfSummer
Pet Ready?Are you ready for a pet? Let the incredible Zoo Keepers help you discover the answer. Campers will learn and practice all that goes into caring for animals including nutrition, training, vet care, and lots of cleaning. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 25-29 and Aug. 8-12, 9am-3pm. $270/week (members), $310/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org
PonyUp Santa BarbaraCome for a week of learning, fun, and adventure in a safe, happy environment with only 8-10 campers per session. Camp includes pony lead line rides, horsemanship, grooming/braiding, games/crafts, pony dress up and photos, read-aloud book time, and healthy snack time. Ages 5-9. Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 1, 9-11:30am or 12:30-3pm. $350/week. Modoc Riding Ring. Call 699-6178, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ponyupsb.com.
Rainbow School Summer Camp 2016This camp offers a safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment for children. Gardening, drama, creative writing, arts and crafts, games, cooking, and bowling will be offered. Daily field trips to area parks, beaches, and natural, cultural, and historical sites will be made. Grades 1+. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 7:30am-5:30pm. $19/half day, $38/full day. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 964-4511, email email@example.com, or visit rainbowschoolsb.com.
Safety TownSafety Town teaches pre- to post-kindergartners how to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” and learn general safety at home and in the community. Participants get to drive pedal cars, practicing crossing the street in a miniature town, and get to tour an ambulance, fire truck, and more. Grade Pre-K-K. Mon.-Fri., June 13-July 29, 8:30am-noon. $175-$200/week. Foothill School, El Camino School, Carpinteria Children’s Project, Isla Vista School, and Harding School. Call 252-7998 or visit sbsafetytown.org
Safety Town Counselor-in-Training Summer ProgramTeen counselors-in-training will assist young campers at Safety Town Children’s Camp, which teaches kids ages 5-6 about all aspects of safety through games and songs. It’s a fun way for teens to earn 25 volunteer hours in one week. Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-July 29, 8am-12:30pm. Free. Foothill School, El Camino School, Carpinteria Children’s Project, Isla Vista School, and Harding School. Call 252-7998 or visit sbsafetytown.org
S.B. Charter SchoolChart 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., June 13-Aug. 12, 7:30am-5:30pm. $25/half day, $35/full day, $160/week. Goleta Valley Jr. High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 729-2152.
S.B. Family YMCA Day CampDay camps are offered at two locations. Our activities, trips, and projects are selected and planned around weekly themes and designed to keep campers engaged and excited throughout the week. It’s your summer — make it an adventure! Entering grades Pre-K-9. Weekly sessions begin June 13-Aug. 24[CQ]. $158-$205/week. Monte Vista Elementary, 730 N. Hope Ave., and S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x274, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org
S.B. Family YMCA Specialty CampChoose your week — from Science, Engineering, Lil’ Chefs, Minute Musicals, Lego Robotics, Dance, and more! Whether you are artistic, adventurous, or love to perform, this is the camp designed for you. Financial assistance is available. Grades 1-6. Weekly sessions begin June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-4pm. $162-$299/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy., and Hope Elementary School YMCA, 3970 La Colina Rd. Call 687-7720, email email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org.
S.B. Family YMCA Splash CampSplash campers will have build-a-boat competitions, learn about water safety, play watermelon water polo, and enjoy area water and beaches. If your camper doesn’t know how to swim, that is okay; this camp will also include swim lessons for non-swimmers, an introduction to stroke techniques, swim team practices, water polo games, and more. Grades 1-6. Weekly sessions June 27-July 1, July 18-22, and Aug. 1-5, 9am-4pm. $160-$170/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7727 x223, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org
S.B. Family YMCA Y-Guard CampYour camper will go through an age-appropriate disciplined training program of swimming, paddle boarding, running, competition, and education on both land and water. Grades 3-12. Weekly session Aug. 8-12, 9am-4pm. $190-$205/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7727 x223, email email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org.
S.B. Zoo CampIt’s the award-winning Zoo Camp you know and love! Campers will enjoy games, crafts, train rides, and animal encounters. This camp will run weekly, concurrently with new Specialty Camps. Ages 3-8. July 11-Aug. 19, 9am-noon and 9am-3pm. $185-$225/week (morning session), $245-$285/week (full-day session). Extended day available for $75. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org
Scales and TailsLearn all about what goes into caring for reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates by working alongside the amazing zookeepers to build an exhibit for displays in Eeewww at the end of the week. Ages 9-12. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5, 9am-3pm. $270/week (members), $310/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org
Summer @ LagunaThis camp promises tons of fun and sun for camp-goers. Our enthusiastic team of teachers looks forward to giving your child a memorable day-camp experience. Students will be placed in age-based groups to experience arts and crafts, outside sports and games that include rock wall climbing, building with Legos, and prepping for singing stardom in music. Snacks and a T-shirt are included. Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, 8:30am-2pm. Extended care available. $320/week. Laguna Blanca Lower School, 260 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. Call 695-8143 or visit lagunablanca.org/summer
UCSB Recreation CenterOne of the best-kept secrets in town, the Rec Center offers great summer recreation for the entire family. Activities include swimming, the weight room, cardio equipment, the new rock wall, and use of the gymnasium. All ages. June 13-Sept. 11. Adult hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30am-9pm; Sat.-Sun.: 9am-9pm. Children’s hours: Mon.-Thu.: 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sun.: 10am-8:30pm. $8-$15/day, $270-355/membership (depending on affiliation). UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu
UCSB Summer Day CampThe university will be celebrating its 35th summer with activities for boys and girls including swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games, and much more. Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 7:15am-5:30pm. $155-$185/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu
Waldorf School of Santa Barbara SummerGarten CampThis camp offers tremendous opportunities for engagement with the natural world, arts and crafts and play, play, play! Activities include singing, music, poetry, storytelling, nature crafting, finger knitting, painting, woodworking, fairy home creation, gardening and nature play, visiting with animals, hiking, romping, exploring, and much more. Ages 3-7 (children must be potty-trained). Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 12, 8:30am-3pm. Waldorf School Upper Campus, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-6656 or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org/summercamp.
Camp ElingsElings Park offers a range of weeklong sports, nature, and art camps for kids in a spectacular Santa Barbara setting. There’s a maximum of 10 campers for every counselor, and each counselor is CPR and first-aid certified. We offer 10 different camps, and our partnerships with the Reptile Family, Friday slip-n-slide, and BBQ lunch will make this summer one your child will never forget. Ages 5-16. June 13-Aug. 19. $170-$250/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or visit elingspark.org
Camp FoxSpend your entire week on Catalina Island! Campers will go kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding and also learn archery, climb a rock wall, and enjoy campfires. Leadership opportunities available for campers entering grades 9-12. Entering grades 3-12. Sun.-Sat., June 19-25. $625-$665/week. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x261, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org
Camp Whittier — United Boys & Girls Clubs of S.B. CountyAt Camp Whittier, located in the S.B. mountains across from Lake Cachuma, campers will enjoy nature and activities such as swimming, campfires, skits, hiking, archery, field games, cabin camping, and arts and crafts. Grades 3-8. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12. $500. Camp Whittier, 2400 Hwy. 154. Call 681-1315 or visit unitedbg.org
Cate Summer InstituteSpend a week devoted to academics, leadership, and design thinking. The days will be full of excitement: eating in the dining hall, hiking in the Los Padres National Forest, experiencing the ropes course, and sleeping in dorms overlooking the Pacific. Grades 7-8. Sun.-Sat., June 19-25 and June 26-July 2. $1,750/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x599 or visit cate.org/csi
Fairview Gardens Farm CampJoin for one-week camps all summer long on a 12.5-acre organic farm as campers engage in gardening activities, cook farm fresh snacks, create land-based art, play games, climb trees, and tell stories to deepen the children’s connection to their food and the natural world. Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug 19 (no camp the week of July 4), 9am-1pm/ages 4-5 and 9am-3pm/ages 6-10. $295/week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-7369 or visit fairviewgardens.org
Hearts Beginner Summer Horse ExperienceThis camp offers a safe horse experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes horse science, art projects, horse and rider bonding activities, herd observation, horsemanship skills, and three one-hour riding lessons with a Certified Riding Instructor. This camp is intended for beginner riders. Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, and July 18-22, 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519 or visit santabarbaraca.gov/heartshorsecamp.
Horseman’s HangoutAt Horseman’s Hangout, students will learn critical thinking, horsemanship, riding skills, and safety in a positive, stress-free environment. The camp is located on a private horse ranch in Santa Ynez. AGES 8+: Mon.-Thu., June 20-23 and July 11-14, 9am-1pm. AGES 5-7: Mon.-Thu., June 27-30 and July 18-21, 9am-noon. $385/session, $700/two-week session. Horseman’s Hangout, 1515 Edison St., Santa Ynez. Call 686-4137 or visit horsemanshangout.com
Ocean Explorers Summer CampMake waves with this weeklong program that focuses on ocean sports and marine education topics. Campers will interact and play in the waves to learn about ocean conservancy, marine wildlife, and ocean safety. Other activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, body boarding, and more. Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, 9am-3pm. $255+/week. Paddle Sports Ctr., S.B. Harbor. Call 617-3425 or visit paddlesportsca.com/camps
Orca Summer CampOrca Summer Camp celebrates the longest-running and most fun beach camp with a dynamic program of building confidence in the water, body boarding, surfing, kayaking, beach games, tide pools, dolphin days, and driftwood designs. Our experienced and enthusiastic counselors ensure your child stays safe, keeps learning, and has fun. Ages 6-14. June 20-Aug. 26, 9am-3pm. $325/week. Rincon and Santa Claus Ln. Call 448-3308 or visit orcacamp.org
Peak2Pacific Amazing Race Biking Adventure CampCampers will bike, kayak, stand-up paddle board, swim, rock climb, and hike with their teams to find clues and take on the ultimate scavenger hunt and challenges through S.B. Teams are rewarded with opportunities to become leaders in our team-building, sports, and adventure activities throughout the week. Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri. June 27-July 1, 9am-3pm. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com.
Peak2Pacific AquaticsPrivate and small group swimming lessons and training. Ages 4-16. $45-$65/lesson. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com
Peak2Pacific Outdoor Adventurers Nature, Arts & Science CampCampers will hike through mountain trails and creeks learning the water cycle and the cultural connections to the land and native Chumash; kayak, swim at the beach and at Marymount's pool, surf, boogie board, go tide-pooling, dissect a sea star in the science lab, create nature art, and play games. Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri. June 20-June 24, 9am-3pm. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com.
Peak2Pacific Outdoor Wilderness Skills & Adventure CampCampers will explore and learn the skills needed to live and thrive in the wild while maintaining a sustainable relationship with nature's plants and wild animals while hiking, kayaking, climbing, and backpacking. They’ll spend time in the mountains, creeks, and ocean becoming environmentalists, botanists, foragers, trackers, skilled map and compass explorers, and skilled shelter survivalists. Ages 6-16. Tue.-Fri. July 5-8, 9am-3pm. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com.
Peak2Pacific Outdoor Wilderness Skills & Adventure CampCampers will set sail to the Channel Islands and live aboard the 50-foot Peak2Pacific sailboat Sweptaway.” Campers will sleep aboard the boat and during the week sail, kayak, stand-up paddle board, snorkel, fish, hike and enjoy campfires. All meals, adventure gear, cabins, bathrooms, and showers are provided. Ages 6-16. Girls: Mon.-Thu., July 11-14; Boys: Mon.-Thu., July 18-21. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com
Rancho Palomino Santa BarbaraCampers will enjoy horseback riding, farm animal care, fine art, archery, cooking, obstacle courses, and water play. Campers: Ages 6-11. Ranch hands: Ages 12-17. Mon.-Fri., June 20-Aug 12, 9:30am-3:30pm. $200/three days, $300/five days. Rancho Palomino, 1051 Palomino Rd. Call 570-5075 or visit ranchopalominosb.com.
S.B. YMCA Caravan CampYou will work as a team to set up camp and prepare meals as you explore the Eastern Sierra and raft down the American River. Join this fun-filled adventure and a chance to see more of our great state. Leadership opportunities available for campers entering grades 11-12. Entering grades 6-12. Mon.-Sat., July 25- July 30. $595-$635/week. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7727 x261, email email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org/santabarbara
Wild Roots Summer CampsEnjoy the diversity of natural places through exploration, games, tracking, singing, storytelling, and fun. Wild Roots offers direct experience with nature with a small group size and a high adult/child ratio. Some locations include Rocky Nook Park, Ellwood Preserve, Rattlesnake Canyon, and more. Ages 2½-7. Tue.-Fri., July 5-8 and Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, July 18-22, Aug. 8-12, and Aug. 15-19, 8:45am-1pm. $215/July 5-8; $260/week. Various locations. Call 570-3087 or visit wildrootsschool.org
Woodland Discovery CampRun by the talented naturalists of The Outdoor School, this camp is five days and four nights of fun across from Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley. There will be archery, the nine-mile ridge and Lake Cachuma boat rides, Aquatic Olympics, campouts, Old Man Murphy, and more. Ages 10-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17. $450. Discounts and Scholarships available. Rancho Alegre, 3200 Hwy. 154 (across from Lake Cachuma). Call 686-5167 or visit theoutdoorschool.org
WYP Summer CampSpend one or two weekday camps visiting a different wild place (beach, mountain, creek) in S.B. each day. The Wilderness Youth Project’s focus is child-centered exploration and play by returning to the traditions of childhood wandering in nature. Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 6-Aug. 12. $255-$860/session (scholarships available). Drop off/pick up: Tucker’s Grove, Cathedral Oaks Rd.; Mission Rose Garden, Plaza Rubio. Call 964-8096 or visit wyp.org/kids-summer
Camp MariposasA fun summer camp for special-needs children, Camp Mariposas creates opportunities for young children to engage in fun activities that enhance and facilitate their communication and sensory development. Ages 3-12. Mon. and Wed. or Tue. and Thu., June 13-30, July 5-21, and July 25-Aug. 11, 8:30-11am, noon-2:30pm, or 3-4pm. $400/three-week session. MP Health of S.B., 621-B W. Micheltorena St. Call 253-2547 or visit mphealthsb.com/camp.html
Camp WheezSansum Clinic’s Camp Wheez is a day camp for children with asthma designed for their special needs. Campers learn to manage their asthma while they participate in recreation, enjoy arts and crafts, and have old-fashioned camp fun. This camp is staffed by medical professionals, trained volunteers, and community members. Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12, 8:30am-12:30pm. Extended care: 12:30-5:30pm. $20 membership fee. Free. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd., and Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (transportation provided by Easy Lift). Call 681-7500 x8754 or visit sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez.
Independent Living Skills (ILS) Boot CampIn this camp for young people aged 14-22 with developmental disabilities, experienced staff use evidence-based practices to teach meaningful skills in community settings. Skills covered include safety, money management, social skills, use of public transportation, recreation, cooking, and more. Ages 14-22. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 19, 10am-3pm. $250/session. Westside Neighborhood Ctr., 423 W. Victoria St. Call 564-5495 or visit bit.ly/SBParksAndRec-ILSBootCamp.
Bible Discovery CampExperience traveling with Moses from captivity to freedom through Bible stories, singing, games, crafts, snacks, and friendship at this nondenominational camp. Ages 3-11. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, 9am-noon. $45. Christian Science Sunday School, 120 E. Valerio St. Call 966-4007, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/917099495073222/.
Child Evangelism Fellowship 5-Day ClubsCEF camps will include fun activities and bible stories. INCOMING GRADES 5-7. Adventure Club: Mon.-Fri. June 27-July 1, 8am-noon. Free. Location: TBD. GRADES K-5 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5. 9am-noon. Free. S.B. Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd. Call 968-0511 or visit cefsantabarbara.org/summer2016.
Circle V Ranch CampCircle V is a traditional, six-day/five-night sleepover summer camp with seven sessions, featuring activities such as archery, arts and crafts, nature hikes, swimming, painting, photography, sports, campfires, and singing and skits, plus delicious family-style meals. Each session has its own theme, such as Superheroes Week, Carnival Week, and much more. Ages 7-13; ages 14-17 eligible for camper-in-leadership training. Seven weekly sessions June 27-Aug. 15[TK]. $425/week. Circle V Ranch Camp, 2550 Hwy. 154. Call 688-5252 or visit circlevranchcamp.org.
Cliff Drive Care Center Summer CampThis camp offers a safe, secure, stimulating environment for children that includes field trips to parks, beaches, and other nearby sites. It features a loving staff, Christian values, and a fully state licensed setting. Entering grades 1-12. June 9-Aug. 23, 7:30am-5:30pm. $365-$810/month, $89-200/week. Free Methodist Church of S.B., 1435 Cliff Dr. Call 965-4286 x221 or visit cliffdrivecarecenter.org
Trinity Lutheran Garden Song Day CampLearn to celebrate and care for the Earth and 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 snacks each day. Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, 9am-3pm. $125-$135/child or $225-$250/family. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 687-1577 or visit telcsb.org.
Ocean Adventures by A-Frame SurfCampers will learn about the ocean from hands-on experience in a safe and fun environment with the goal of teaching the kids respect for the ocean through activities such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach games, arts and crafts, and more. Snacks and a hot lunch are included. Lifeguard, CPR, and First-Aid are on-site. Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 6-Aug. 26, 9am-3pm. $90/day, $325/week. Western end of Santa Claus Ln. Beach. Call 684-8803 or visit summerbeachcamp.com
Athletic Training CampCampers will learn how to train for their respective sports in ways that will reduce the likelihood of injury and develop athleticism. Skills include mental approach, proper warm-up and cool-down methods, agility, jumping, sprinting, resistance training, bands, and medicine balls. Grades 6-12. Mon., Tue., Thu., and Fri., July 18, 19, 21, and 22, 9am-noon. $175/week. Gym and Athletic Field, Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 x542 or email email@example.com
Brady Tennis CampThis camp is ranked among the top 20 world’s best tennis camps! Weeklong and weekend Junior, Adult, and Family camps are available. All ages and levels are welcome. This is their 26th year of bringing top tennis pros to UCSB. Ages 8+. June 25-26, June 26-July 1, July 24-29, July 31-Aug. 5 and [TK]Aug. 6-7[TK]. $325/weekend, $585/day camp week, $25 discount before May 1. UCSB. Call (310) 798-0333 or visit bradycamps.com.
Buff Platt Golf CampsJunior golfers looking for more playing experience who have a desire to improve and compete 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., June 13-Aug. 19, 8am-noon. $225-$250/week, $200/week for three or more weeks. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 570-9853 or visit buffplatt.com.
Cate Sports AcademyBring your child to the next level of sports. This elite sports program led by experienced coaches offers soccer, tennis, basketball, water polo, ultimate Frisbee, track and field, boys and girls lacrosse, football, volleyball, softball and baseball. There are day, extended-day, and overnight options available. Grades 6-11. June 20-Aug. 5, various times. $400-$1,000/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x599 or visit cate.org/csa
Club FitKidz All-Sports Summer Day CampsAffordable recreational day camps offer children a fun all-sport (soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball…) program designed for children to “SEE” (Specialize in Experiencing Everything). Club FitKidz, Where Sports meet Health and Fitness programs, are designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children to develop a love for sports, physical fitness, and health. Recreational, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels welcome. Ages 3-10. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-11:30am, 9am-1pm, or 9am-3pm. $110-$155/week. Locations in Goleta and Santa Barbara. Call 705-1661 or visit fitkidz.club
CrossFit KidsCrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages: broad, inclusive, general fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Ages 5-12. May-Sept., Tue.-Thu., 3:30-4:30pm; Sat., 10-11am. $125/mo. Gravitas Fitness, 220 E. Cota St. Call 845-4171. Call 845-4171 gravitasfitness.com.
Cycling CampGo 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. Bring a bike in working condition, a helmet, and be ready to have fun! Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, 9am-noon. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd. Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, 9am-noon. S.B. Junior High, 721 E. Cota St., and Carpinteria Middle School, 5351 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $50/week. Call 699-6301 or visit sbbike.org
Dunn AquaticsThis camp will have programs in learning to swim, advanced swim, water polo camps, Family Aquathon [TK]3eries[TK], American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, and summer family pool passes. All ages. June 15-Aug. 16. Times and cost vary by program. Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-6471 or visit dunnschool.org/summer.
Elings Park Summer Camp Lacrosse SeriesThis camp is a great way for boys and girls to try lacrosse for the first time or improve lacrosse skills. There will be beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups at camp. Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-July 8, 9am-noon. Full-day camp and extended care available. $170/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 893-2204 or visit sblaxcamp.com
Football Skills & Training CampCampers will learn safe methods of training the mind and body for the game of football and develop specific skills and techniques for offensive and defensive positions. Grades 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 8:30am check-in, 9am-noon camp. $175/week. Gym and Athletic Field, Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 x542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Count Fundamentals Baseball CampFCF baseball camp offers a unique experience for players to learn the fundamentals, play games, build confidence, and spend time with friends. Camps are structured to provide a great learning environment along with having fun and gaining confidence while becoming an improved player. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, June 20-24, July 5-8 (no camp Mon., July 4), Aug. 1-5, 9am-1:30pm. $219/week. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 453-2027, email email@example.com, or visit fcfbaseball.com.
Gauchos Girls Water Polo CampThe Gauchos Girls Water Polo Camp is coached by experience female athletes and coaches to ensure the best instruction for female athletes of the sport. The GGWPC teaches girls how to train, fuel their bodies, and make their water polo goals a reality. Grades 6-12. Wed.-Sat., June 22-25. $455/day camp, $635/overnight. UCSB Campus Pool. Call 720-5171 or visit gauchosgirlswaterpolocamp.com
Girls Inc. of S.B. Gymnastics CampGirls Inc.’s fun-filled weekly gymnastics camp consists of instruction by certified instructors, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, games, and more. No gymnastics experience is necessary, and it’s great for girls and boys, beginners, and intermediate gymnasts. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3:30pm. Extended-care option available. $210/week, $30 extra week; ask about Mini Camp for 3- to 4-year-olds. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4492 or visit girlsincsb.org
Hendry’s Beach Junior LifeguardsThis fun and educational program provides children instruction in lifesaving, rescue techniques, water safety, first aid, CPR, marine ecology, the environment, and marine life. Activities include paddling, surfing, bodysurfing, running, swimming, water sports, and beach games. This program will improve your child’s physical conditional and emphasize the importance of safety, respect, and teamwork. Tryouts are April 25 and May 23. Enrollment is limited! Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 15 and July 25-Aug. 12, 9:30am-2pm. $285/three-week session. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sbparks.org/jg
Ice Skating CampIce skate at the coolest place in town! No skating experience is required. All levels are welcome. There are group classes, open practice, off-ice training, games, indoor and outdoor activities, and more. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, 8:30am-4pm. $375. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Call 879-1550 or email email@example.com, or visit iceinparadise.org
iSurf Traveling Surfing CampThis is a beginning-level surf camp that follows the summer swells. Campers travel to three different beaches throughout the week focusing on building confidence, camaraderie, and community one wave at a time. Ages 5-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-4pm. $350/week (S.B. residents), $385/week (nonresidents). Location: TBA. Call 897-2680 or visit santabarbaraca.gov/isurfcamp.
Joga Futsal S.B. Camp and ClinicsFutsal is a form of soccer played indoors that helps players to develop 1v1 skills, proper technique, ball control, and constant quick movement off the ball. Ages 8-17. Mon. and Fri. or Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 29, 9am-noon, 5-6:30pm, 6:30-8pm, or 7:15-9pm. $150-$185/clinic or camp. Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave., and Bishop Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jogafutsalsb.com
Kids Bowl Free: Zodo’s Bowling & BeyondAll summer long, registered kids will receive two free games of bowling every day. Ages 17 and younger. Mon.-Sun., May 24-Sept. 4, 8:30am-4:30pm. Free. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128 or visit kidsbowlfree.com/zodos to sign up.
Kids’ Summer Camp at Bacara Resort & SpaJoin S.B.’s top tennis pros for a fun-filled tennis camp at Bacara. Camps include professional instruction at the resort’s signature Har-Tru clay tennis courts, located seaside. A snack and beverage are included daily.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri., June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, and July 18-22, 1:15-4pm. $250/week, $50/day. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call (855) 383-4963 or visit tinyurl.com/bacarakidstennis2016
Learn-to-Sail Summer CampThe S.B. Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit that develops, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship with a constant awareness of safety. Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-noon or 1-4:30pm. $375/two-week session, $1,125/all five sessions. S.B. Harbor. Call 965-4603 or visit sbysf.com
Montecito YMCA Sports CampsYour child will build skills on and off the court or field at these sports camps. Sports Camp will teach fundamentals of each sport offered through drills, fun games, and scrimmages. Each camper will learn from trained counselors about the rules of each sport and develop relationships and core values. Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 12, 9am-4pm. $169/week (by Apr. 30), $199/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Nike Vogelsinger Soccer AcademyCelebrating its 51st year, this camp consists of professional staff and master teachers from all over the world. From top-notch coaches, campers will learn technical skills and tactical concepts. Become a better player and a better person, as you will learn how to work toward the goals that you set for yourself. ALL-STAR: 1: Ages 9-18. Sun.-Sat., June 19-25, 8:30am-4:30pm. $685-$1,080. MINI-ACADEMY 1: Sun.-Sat., June 19-July 2, 8:30am-8:30pm. $2,035-$2,410. ACADEMY: Sun.-Sat., June 19-July 9, 8:30am-8:30pm. $3,020-$3,510. ALL-STAR 2: Sun.-Sat., June 26-July 2, 8:30am-4:30pm. $685-$1,080. ALL-STAR 3: Sun.-Sat., July 3-9, 8:30am-4:30pm. $710-$1,105. Extended day and overnight available for all camps. Call (800) 645-3226 or visit tinyurl.com/nikesoccersb
one. Soccer Schools Summer CampsKnown for its challenging curriculum and dedicated coaches, one. Soccer Schools offers day camps at SBHS and residential camps at Cal State Channel Islands. Day programs include Field Player Premier, for focused training (ages 10-18); Goalkeeper Premier, specific to goalkeeping (ages 10-18); Juniors, teaching core skills (ages 6-9); and Jett, for the youngest players (ages 3-5). Five-day and 10-day overnight camps (ages 10-18) train players with aspirations of playing at the highest club or collegiate level. FIELD PLAYER PREMIER AND GOALKEEPER PREMIER: Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 8am-4pm. $299-$399. JUNIORS: Mon.-Fri., July 11-15 and July 25-29, 8am-noon. $199-$279/week. JETT: Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, various times. $100. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. RESIDENTIAL FIVE-DAY CAMPS: Sun.-Thu., June 20-24, and Sat.-Wed., June 26-30. $699-$839. RESIDENTIAL 10-DAY CAMPS: Sun.-Wed., June 20-30. $1,599. Cal State University Channel Islands. Call 845-6801 or visit onesoccerschools.com
Page Youth Center Summer CampsPage Youth Center will offer different coed camps for this summer. COED BASKETBALL CAMP: Grades 1-4: Mon.-Fri. July 18-22, 9am-noon. Grades 5-8: Mon.-Fri., June 27-July 1, 9am-noon. COED INDOOR SOCCER CAMP: Mon.-Fri., June 20-24, 9am-noon. COED VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grades 1-8. Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 9am-noon. $100/week. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778 or visit pageyouthcenter.org
Refugio Junior LifeguardsBecome a Refugio Jr. Lifeguard this summer. Learn how to be safe in the ocean, what to do in an emergency, how to protect the environment, and more. Explore nature, get in great shape, and make new friends! Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 8 and July 18-Aug. 5, 10am-3pm. $300/session, $550/both sessions. Refugio State Beach, Goleta. Call 331-8018 or visit refugioJG.com
Ridgewood Farm Horse CampJoin Ridgewood Farm at the historic Rancho Asoleado for fun in the sun with horses. This camp specializes in teaching children the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship, along with horse-related arts and crafts. Ages 6-10. Tue.-Sat., Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-20, 9am-2pm. $700/session. Rancho Asoleado, 250 Nogal Dr. Call 886-2087 or visit ridgewoodfarm.org
S.B.60 Elite CampThis camp is for elite high school players who are looking to improve lacrosse skills and bring their game to the next level. Camp is coached by women’s lacrosse coaches and players. Grades 9-12. Fri.-Sun., July 15-17. Extended-day or night schedule available. $295/day camp, $395/overnight camp. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit sblaxcamp.com
S.B. High School Girls Lacrosse CampThis camp is a fun way for girls to try a new sport or improve lacrosse skills in a positive environment. Camp is coached by UCSB women’s lacrosse coaches and players. Grades 9-12. Mon.-Thu., July 11-14. Extended-day or night schedule available. $425/day camp, $565/overnight camp. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit sblaxcamp.com
S.B. Junior High School Girls Lacrosse CampThis camp is a fun way for girls to try a new sport or improve lacrosse skills in a positive environment. Camp is coached by UCSB women’s lacrosse coaches and players. Grades 7-8. Mon.-Thu., July 11-14. Extended day or night schedule available. $425/day camp, $565/overnight camp. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit sblaxcamp.com
S.B. Rock GymCamps will provide kids with basic climbing skills, teach the importance of teamwork and community, and provide your teens with rope skills and climbing techniques for S.B.’s best outdoor rock climbs. Members get a 10 percent discount. KIDS CLIMBING CAMP: Ages 5-9, Mon.-Fri., beginning June 13, 9am-noon. $250/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. TEEN ROCKS – GYM TO CRAG: Ages 10-15. 9am-3:30pm. Mon.-Fri., beginning June 13. $400/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. ADVANCED CLIMBERS CAMP: Ages 10-15. Mon-Fri., June 27-July 1 and Aug. 8-12. $425/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. Call 770-3225 or visit sbrockgym.com
S.B. Sailing Center Youth Kayak/Stand-Up Paddleboard CampCampers choose each day between an Ocean Kayak Scrambler or a YOLO stand-up paddleboard as they learn basic paddling techniques, exercise, and play fun games along our majestic coastline. Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 26, 8:30am-12:30pm. $205/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826, email email@example.com, or visit sbsail.com
S.B. Sailing Center Youth Sailing CampWith an emphasis on safety and fun, this popular camp teaches nautical terminology, knots, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, sail trim, and points of sail. Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 26, 1-5pm. $205/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sbsail.com
S.B. Surf Adventures CampThe long, rolling waves at Leadbetter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, gift bag, and raffle prizes. Soft boards and wetsuits are provided. Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-3pm. $59/day, $295/week, $225/additional weeks. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281 or visit santabarbarasurfadventures.com
S.B. Tennis Club Junior Tennis & Swim CampAll levels of players will learn the awesome sport of tennis in a fun and exciting way. Campers will improve their strokes and strategies with daily instruction from top S.B. pros. Modern technique is taught, fun games are played, prizes are given, and there’s even pizza on Fridays! Advanced players will be challenged playing singles and doubles matches and can come to the high-performance after camp clinic if approved by Hugh Stratman. Swim instruction is now an option as well. Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri., June 13 - Aug. 19 (no camp July 10-16), 9am-noon, noon-3pm, or 9am-3pm. $220-$420/week (10 percent off registration if paid by May 7). S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 680-4941 or email email@example.com
S.B. YMCA Sports CampsLet our energetic and experienced staff help your campers improve their skills and technique in a variety of sports this summer. Camps include basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball, and more. Each camp will also include swimming, fun games, and Character Counts. Financial Assistance is available. Grades 1-6. Weekly sessions June 13-Aug. 19, 9am-4pm. $160-$175/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x226, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org/santabarbara
S.B. Youth Girls Lacrosse CampThis camp is a fun way for girls to try a new sport or improve lacrosse skills in a positive environment. Camp is coached by UCSB women’s lacrosse coaches and players. Camp includes swimming pool time and lunch. Grades 3-6. Mon.-Thu., July 11-14. $245/day camp. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit sblaxcamp.com.
Snow Valley Basketball Schools Westmont CollegeHead to S.B. for a great, intense week of basketball! The Snow Valley Basketball Schools are open to players of all ages and abilities looking to work hard and improve their game. One girls’ and two boys’ sessions will be offered in July. GIRLS SESSION: Ages 11-18. Sun.-Thu., July 17-21. $590-$710. Extended day and overnight available. GIRLS WEEKEND: Ages 14-18. Fri.-Sun., July 22-24. $360. BOYS SESSIONS 1: Ages 11-18. Sun.-Thu., July 24-28. Extended day and overnight available. $610-$730. BOYS WEEKEND: Ages 14-18. Fri.-Sun., July 29-31. $360. BOYS SESSION II: Ages 11-18. Sun.-Thu., July 31-Aug. 4. Extended day and overnight available. $610-$730. Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Call (800) 645-3226 or visit tinyurl.com/basketballcampsb.
Surf Happens Surf CampsThe original beach camp at Santa Claus Lane will teach the fundamentals of surfing and the history of the sport and the rewards of self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork skills. Other activities include dodge ball, paddle races, custom hat designing, and beach cleanups. All instructors are CPR certified and trained in ocean-specific safety and first aid. Scholarships and single/half-day rates are available. Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 6-Aug. 26, 9am-3pm. $350-$400/week (extra $200 for ages 6 and younger). South Side Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613 or visit surfhappens.com.
Tennis and Specialized Athletic Training Summer CampLearn to play like a pro this summer in our one-of-a-kind junior tennis camp combining tennis and specialized athletic training. Build confidence on and off court, and improve fundamental athletic skills, coordination, running techniques, strength, and much more. Ages 6-18. Weeklong sessions June 13-Aug. 19. Tennis: 9am-11am. Youth Training: 11am-noon. $260/week (members), $290/week (nonmembers). Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7762 or visit swellclubs.com/summer-camps.
UCSB Jr. LifeguardsParticipate in a program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first aid/ocean safety skills, and environmental awareness and that’s just plain fun. Two four-week sessions. Try out dates: Apr. 30 and June 5 at noon and May 21 at 2 p.m. Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 20-July 15 and July 18-Aug. 12, 8:30am-12:30pm. $365/session, $585/both sessions. Campus Point, Goleta Beach, Rec Ctr., UCSB. Call 893-3913, email email@example.com, or visit recreation.ucsb.edu
UCSB Nike Tennis CampCome join the fun at UCSB Nike Tennis Camp. Gorgeous weather, superb tennis training, and fun off-court activities make this a wonderful youth-summer-camp experience. Our goal is for every camper to take their game to the next level, create lasting friendships, and have a good time. Ages 9-18 (overnight campers must be 10+). Sun.-Fri., July 10-15 and July 17-22, 8:30-4:30pm. Extended day and overnight available. $560/day, $695/extended day, $995/overnight. UCSB. Call 452-7754 or visit tinyurl.com/niketennissb
UCSB Summer Swim LessonsPrivate and group lessons are offered. Ages 3+. Sessions begins June 13. $75-$180/lesson. Call 893-2501, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit recreation.ucsb.edu
UCSB Surf & Kayak CampLearn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle. Campers will enjoy one of the best beaches, offering a fantastic surf for beginner and intermediate surfers. Don’t want to surf? Explore past the surf zone on a board, or kayak, frolic in the waves on a boogie board, or hang out. All instructors are certified lifeguards. Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 19, 1-5pm. $115/week. Campus Point, UCSB. Call 893-3913, email email@example.com or visit recreation.ucsb.edu
UCSB Swim Tune-Up ClinicIn anticipation of upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surfing and kayaking, 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, a fun way to splash back into aquatic activities. All ages. Sun., Apr. 24-May 22, 3:45-4:30pm. $50/session. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-2501, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit recreation.ucsb.edu.