Summer Camp Guide 2009
The Independent‘s Summer Camp Guide 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
79th Annual Children’s Fiesta Parade
Participate in this S.B. tradition and make memories for your family. Applications are available in mid May to enroll for this free event.
Contact the Children’s parade Headquarters at 897-1982 to be put on the mailing list, or stop by the Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Ctr. (1118 E. Cabrillio Blvd.) during business hours, Mon.-Fri. Deadline to submit an application for participation is Fri., July 3.
Art by the Sea Summer camp
Carpinteria Valley Arts Center presents Art by the Sea Summer Camp, a fine art summer camp for children. Art by the Sea Summer Camp gives children a chance to draw, paint and make art inspired by the ocean. Children will participate in weekly fieldtrips to the beach, sketching sessions in the Arts Council’s gallery, talks by working artists, and more. A mini art exhibition at the end of each week will showcase the children’s many projects. All classes will be taught by experienced art teachers Jenn Buur and Maureen Foley in downtown Carpinteria. Weekly Themes: Animals A to Zebra; Sea Me, Sea You; and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Several one-week sessions, June 23-August 1. 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. $150. Ages 5-12. To register, email email@example.com or call 259-5099.
Art From Scrap: Green Kids Summer Day Camp
Looking for a small, fun, environmental day camp? This day camp is held at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach and Art From Scrap. Children enjoy beach exploration, Art From Scrap projects, nature crafts, hikes, sand castle building, experiments, beach clean-ups, cooking, games, songs, stories, composting, planting seeds and other environmental projects in a small caring environment. Sign up early; only 20 campers per session.
June 8-12: grades 2-6. July 27-31: K-grade 2. Aug. 10-14: grades 1-6. Mon-Fri., 9am-3pm. $220. Visit artfromscrap.org/afssummercamp.html, call 884-0459 x13, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art From The Heart Summer Art Camps
Children will dance, dream, paint, and play this summer with four different four-day camps. Activities and materials are personalized for each group of campers.
Dancing Dolphins: June 29-July 2. What’s Cooking: July 13-16. Fiesta Twirls: July 27-30. Penguins and Pelicans: Aug. 17-20. Mon.-Thu., 9:15am-4pm; MacKenzie Park Adult Building, Las Positas Rd. and McCaw Ave. $304/$280 RDC. Ages 3Â½-10. Call 897-2519 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.
Arts at Laguna
Now in its 22nd year, this camp wows kids with daily workshops in dance, music, theater, and art; an all-star faculty and guest artists; and a weekly musical revue for family and friends. Located at Laguna Blanca School in Hope Ranch.
Four one-week sessions. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 17, 8:30am-2:30pm daily. Ages 5-12. Call 687-2461 or visit www.lagunablanca.org/artsatlaguna.
ThinkCamps presents its fourth annual music and theater camp. There will be instruction in acting, singing, choreography, set design, and lighting, culminating in a full-stage production of Cinderella! Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts.
One two-week session, June 13-26, weekdays, 9am-3:30pm. $450. Grades 7-12. Call 565-7247 or email email@example.com. Register online at www.thinkcamps.org.
Build a Ballet Camp
S.B. Ballet Center’s summer camp is geared for dancers age 7 and up, beginning through advanced, designed for students interested in performances. The focus will be preparation and performance of a one act ballet based on traditional fairy tales. All students will be cast and celebrated in a Showcase Performance on July 17 at Center Stage Theater.
June 29-July 17. Preregistration required by June 1. Ages 7+. Contact Denise Rinaldi at 966-0711.
Back by popular demand, these week-long, three-hour camps increase children’s studio time. Camps emphasize throwing techniques. A flexible curriculum includes Throwing on the Wheel, Tile Making, Clay & Culture, and Contemporary Clay.
Eight one-week sessions, starting June 29. Mon-Fri, 9am-12 noon or 1-4pm. Chase Palm Park Crafts Ctr., 234 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $174/$158 RDC. Ages 7-14. Call 897-1982 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Clay Time Together
Family members (and friends) share creative time together by making a collaborative and/or individual pieces in these personalized hand-building workshops. No experience required. Wear comfortable clothing. For two or more family/friends.
Sat., June 13, June 27, July 11, Aug. 1, and Aug. 15, noon-2pm. Where: The Chase Palm Park Craft Ctr., 234 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. One week preregistration is preferred. $23/$21 RDC. Register online sbparksandrecreation.com or in person at 620 Laguna St.
Color Me Kids
Kids will explore Adventures in Art. Many fun projects will be completed with exciting pottery painting techniques. Classes include full-time instruction, pottery piece, tools, supplies, glazing, and firing, as well as a snack and a drink.
Beginning in April, most classes are on Wed., 2pm-3:30, some 10am Sat. classes available. Color Me Mine studio, Paseo Nuevo. For more details visit the studio. Ages 7-17. Call 564-1709 or visit santabarbara.colormemine.com
Cooking. Culture. Communication.
Join Michele Molony, a Paris-trained Cordon-Bleu Chef, and Suzanne Grenoble, a professional foreign language instructor skilled in teaching children and young adults. These two women will bring France, Italy, and Mexico to you through a hands-on approach, using cooking, songs, crafts, and more.
Ages 8-12, July 27-31. Ages 13-18, Aug. 4-8. 9am-3pm. $200. Located in Los Olivos. For more information, call Ilise at 688-6471 x619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by SB Dance Arts and under the direction of Alana Tillim and Steven Lovelace. Learn the latest moves and proper technique from our amazing staff comprised of Broadway veterans and internationally trained professionals. Whether your dancer is a beginner or advanced, we have age and level appropriate classes that will work towards our weekly performance. Daily classes include Jazz and Hip-Hop, plus each week brings a different blend of styles: Tumbling, Musical Theatre, Break dancing, Pilates, Ballet, Lyrical, and more.
Mon.-Thu. Weekly camps June 15-Aug. 20. Morning, afternoon, or 9am-5pm sessions. Ages 5-teen. Staff is CPR and First aid certified and there is one staff member for every 10 dancers. All classes held at SB Dance Arts, 1 N. Calle Cesar Ch¡vez, #100. For more info, call 966-5299. Visit www.sbdancearts.com or email email@example.com.
Earthlight Pictures Moviemaking and Animation Training and Teletraining
Animation and live-action moviemaking training at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, with technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in production of students’ own movies, plus a visit to the studio that makes The Simpsons. Year-round animation “teletraining” provided. Guest speakers and special group and private instruction options.
July 21-31 (Animation) and July 25-31 (Live-Action). Ages 9+. Call (503) 697-7914 or email JT@earthlightpictures.com.
Elings Park Shakespeare Theatre Camp
An extraordinary opportunity to be part of a group of actors portraying characters of one of the most famous writers of all time.
9am-3pm. August 3-7. $180/camp. Call 569-5611.
Jensen’s Summer GuitarRock Camp
Jensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, week-long music camp that teaches kids the basics of playing the electric guitar. Your child will have fun learning to play music and get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a MainStage performance for parents and friends. Instructed by a qualified teacher who has toured across the U.S., your child will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it.
Session I (beginners): July 6-10 from 9:30am-3pm. Session II (beginners): July 13-17 from 9:30am-3pm. Session III (beginners): July 20-24 from 9:30am-3pm. Session IV (advanced): Aug. 3-7 from 9:30am-3pm. Session V (advanced): Aug. 10-14 from 9:30am-3pm. Register at www.jensenguitar.com.
Marymount Art Exploration Camp
For artists entering grades 1-5. Explore a variety of media, genres, and the inspirational landscape of the outdoors in this enriching program.
June 22-26, 9am-2pm, $210. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 569-1811 for a brochure or registration form or with questions.
Marymount Theater camp
Theater Camp for actors and actresses entering grades 4-8. Play improvisation games, learn stage combat, fine-tune your acting skills, and master the art of comedy. This camp culminates in a Shakespearean performance for friends and family.
June 1-19, 9am-2pm. $210. Contact email@example.com or 569-1811 for a brochure or registration form or with questions.
Kindermusik Adventures Camps
A theme-based music curriculum integrated with storytelling, dance, drumming and instrument exploration, art, cooking, games and Spanish taught by exceptional Kindermusik with Kathy Teachers, Kidzart, cooking with Playing in the Kitchen chef, and Spanish Camp with Sabra Weber. Your child will develop an early awareness of rhythm, movement, singing, and drama, explored through multi-instrumental and multicultural elements. Camps are small in size and personal, with only 10 in a group.
June 29-Aug. 21, Mon.-Thu. Half-day camps offered. Ages 3-5 and 5-8. Locations in S.B. and Carpinteria. Classes also offered year-round. Call 884-4009 or visit www.kindermusikwithkathy.com.
Older Children’s Ballet Classes
Instructor: Susan Manchak. Attire: T-shirt or leotard, form-fitting leggings or tights, and ballet slippers or jazz shoes.
Fri., May 15-June 19 (12:30-1:30pm) at Carrillo Recreation Ctr. (100 E. Carrillo St.). Fri., June 26-July 31 (5-6pm), and Fri., Aug. 14-Sept. 11 (5-6pm), at the MacKenzie Adult Building (Los Positas Rd. and McCaw Ave). Sessions beginning in May and June are $63/$57 RDC; session beginning in Aug. is $53/$48 RDC. Individual drop-in classes for all sessions are $12/$10. Ages 6-10. Call 451-2304. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or sign up at the first class.
Nick Rail Summer Band Camp
This is the 20th 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 16 with a final concert.
Tue. and Thu. mornings, June 9 (orientation and registration)-July 16 (concert). United Methodist Church on Garden and Anapamu sts. $95. Call 569-5353 or visit nickrailmusic.com.
Proximiy Theatre Company
The company presents The Marvellous Story of Shandy Wilkes an original play by Proximity’s own Karina Richardson. Theatrical performances are filled with music, dance, magic, experimental world theater techniques, yoga, and production collaboration.
Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 9, 3:30-8:30pm. Performances at Center Stage Theater, Aug. 5-9. Seven-week program/$850. Scholarships Available. Ages 14-22. Contact Ken Urbina at 450-9560 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.proximitytheatrecompany.org.
SBMA ArtVenture Camps
ArtVenture Camps are unique week-long art experiences for kids ages 6-12. Campers learn a variety of art techniques, cultural history, and creative problem-solving in an inspiring atmosphere. Each camp offers children new and exciting opportunities to express themselves through drawing, painting, collage, sculpting, fiber arts, print-making, mixed-media, and more.
Mon.-Fri., 9am-3-pm. Ridley Tree Education Ctr. at McCormik House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $215/SBMA members, $250/nonmembers. Ages 6-12. Call 962-1661 or email email@example.com to enroll.
World Travel: Art Around the Globe Say “hello”, “aloha”, and “salam” to the people of the world as you learn more about their customs, art, and artifacts! We will explore universal symbols and building materials, experiment with fiber arts, designing our own Hawaiian Kapa cloth, create toys, and make art with reusable materials.
June 15-19 and July 20-24.
Building Community-Architecture & Friends: Come and join us to build a community for the future! Draw, design, and construct a fantastic futuristic dwelling; develop an alternative art vehicle; and create plants, animals, and people to live and play together. Be part of an art community, reach out, and share your creativity with new friends!
June 22-26 and July 27-31
Art Safari-Amazing Animals in Art: Draw, paint, and sculpt from live and taxidermy animals, invent an imaginative mythical creature, and envision yourself with secret animal powers when creating an awesome animal mask. Bringing together art, science, and history, this camp will feature a multitude of animals in always new and amazing art projects.
June 29-July 3 and Aug. 3-7.
Black and White-Photograph, Print, Paint: Explore the power of black and white and all the colors in between! Featuring the two wonderful exhibitions at the Museum, Corot in California and Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow, this camp builds skills in drawing, painting, and printmaking, focusing on color, composition, and creativity.
July 6-10 and Aug. 10-14.
Art and Nature-Discover, Draw, Design: Discover connections between art, nature, and science as you observe nature up close. We’ll draw and paint plein air in the beautiful Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, work with found objects, and develop patterns and designs based on our sketches. Nature and art will come together in a final open-air art show!
July 13-17 and Aug. 17-21.
SBMA Ceramics Camp
These week-long half-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramics and include hand-building, wheel throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques. Class size is limited to 10.
Mon.-Fri., 12-3pm. $185/SBMA members, $220/nonmembers. Ages 6-14.Week A: June 15-19; ages 7-9. Week B: June 22-26; ages 10-12. Week C: June 29-July 3; ages 6-7. Week D: July 6-10; ages 8-10. Week E: July 13-17; ages 11-14. Week F: July 20-24; ages 10-12.Week G: July 27-31; ages 7-9. Week H: Aug. 3-7; ages 8-10. Week I: Aug. 10-14; ages 11-14. Week J: Aug. 17-21; ages 6-7. Call 569-2272.
Showstoppers 2009 Summer Sessions
Showstoppers offers an opportunity to participate in a musical production, complete with costumes, sets, and sound reinforcement. Children and youth of all skill levels are welcome. Auditions are held after participants learn songs and scenes together. There will be two sessions of the same show, Mississippi Mud, tales from Mark Twain, plus a melodrama on the riverboat. Great parts for actors ages 7 to 14.
Session 1: June 15-June 26, Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm; performances Saturday June 26. Session 2: July 6-July 17, Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm; performances July 18. Youth Theatre Production, for teens younger than 18, will be Les Miserables, School Edition. Rehearsal schedule to be announced. Show dates July 29, 30, and 31 and August 1. For more info, go to www.showstopperstheatreproductions.com or call 682-6043.
Stage Left Productions Summer Camp
Intensive training for young performing artists taught by Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace. Audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, set and costume design/construction. Technical Track available.
Four performances of Once Upon a Mattress: Mon.-Fri., 1-6:15pm, June 22-July 20. $625. Ages 10-18.Goleta Valley Junior High School. Call 965-0880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using voice, art, anatomy, science, metaphors, and games, Anne teaches children lessons that are applied to yoga movement and practice. The importance and power of breath is emphasized to energize the body, focus the mind and open the heart in loving kindness. This practice brings calmness, balance, harmony, and joy. Yoga helps children develop strong and flexible bodies while fostering a focused and attentive mind. Yoga’s valuable knowledge teaches self-acceptance and will give children the ability to embrace life with courage and grace. Yoga is fun, but is also a discipline, and Anne wants to encourage only those students that are devoted to regular attendance and focused study to sign up.
Mon., July 6-Fri., July 10. Ages 5-8: 12:30-1:30pm; Ages 9-12: 1:30-2:30pm. Santa Barbara Yoga Ctr., 32 E. Micheltorena St. $75. Call 965-6045.
Young Children’s Ballet Classes
Instructor: Susan Manchak. Attire: Leotard, tights (any color), and ballet slippers.
Wed., May 13-June 17, 12:30-1:30pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr. (100 E. Carrillo St.). Also, Thu., May 14-June 18, 4:20-5:20pm, and Thu., June 25-July 30, 5-6pm; MacKenzie Adult Building (Los Positas Rd. and McCaw Ave). Call 451-2304. Ages 3-6. All multiple-week sessions are $63/$57 RDC; individual drop-in classes are $12/$10. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or sign up at the first class.
Young Singers’ Club Performing Arts Camps
Fun, effective camps for children and preteens who like to sing. Week includes daily voice lessons, acting, skits, and team-building games and ends with a vocal performance of solos and choreographed group numbers. Different Broadway or Disney theme each week.
Weekly camps from June 29-Aug. 15 take place near San Marcos High, 9am-1:30pm or 3pm, cost is $195+. Various age groups (5+, 7+, 9+). Find more information and registration at www.youngsingersclub.com or call 681-7078.
Youth Acting Camp
Students learn vocal range, proper breathing technique, and how to use their voice as an instrument. Movement classes include characterization, neutrality, action, and using the body as instrument. Stage direction, etiquette, and professionalism are taught. Students role-play, improvise, and learn mime through theater games and activities. No memorization required. Class size of 10 or fewer participants provides personalized attention.
Four six-week sessions; Tue., 4:30-5:30pm.: First two sessions at Carrillo Recreation Ctr.; the rest at MacKenzie Park Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and McCaw Ave. First three sessions starting March 31, $165/$150 RDC. One 5-week session Aug. 11-Sept 8 $138/$125 RDC. Drop-in fee $12/$10 RDC. Ages 6-12.Call 569-2852 for info. Register online sbparksandrecreation.com or sign up at the first class.
ENRICHMENT & ACADEMICS
Dubin Learning Center Camp
Professional staff members work individually with students with dyslexia, learning differences, and ADHD, as well as students who are underachieving and could benefit from review before the new school year. Educational therapy, tutoring, enrichment, and SAT, ISEE and GATE test prep are available for students from Kindergarten through college.
30th summer program begins July 28. 112 W. Cota St. Call 962-7122 or visit www.dubinlearningcenter.com.
California Learning Center Camp
Find out how your child can avoid learning loss with a summer to remember at California Learning Center.
Mon.-Thu. California Learning Ctr., 350 S. Hope Ave., Ste. A104. Call 563-1579, email Kelly@clcsb.com, or visit www.clcsb.com.
Nondenominational Jewish day camp with fun activities like art, music, newspaper, drama, talent shows, swimming, and sports for campers in grades K-6. We offer a separate program with more age-appropriate and challenging activities for grades 7 and 8.
Two two-week sessions: July 20-31 and Aug. 3-14, 9am-3pm. Grades K-6 and grades 7-8. Call 895-6593 or visit camphaverim.com.
The ultimate allowance: Recession-proof your child’s future! At camp millionaire, your kids will learn financial wisdom for life: how to pay yourself first; how to save early, and save often; how to invest-and much more.
Session I (Girls ages 10-15): Aug. 3-7; Session II (Boys ages 10-13): Aug. 10-14. Call 957-1024.
Give your child the gift of language. Bilingual teachers will immerse your child in Spanish and French by incorporating the languages with song and dance, art and play.
7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Full-day and half-day schedules available. Ages 18 months-5 years; potty training not required. 487 Turnpike Rd. Call 252-1644 or email email@example.com.
SB Christian School Camp
A Summer School option offering remedial classes in reading, math, writing and study skills. In addition, there are enrichment classes like cooking, art, sports and science. A band workshop using wind instruments will also be available. Afternoon day campers enjoy theme weeks with singing, crafts, games and special events.
Two three-week sessions between June 22-July 31. Grades 1-7. Call 563-4770 or visit santabarbarachristian.com for pricing and location information.
Integrating cultural immersion and community service, Inside Thailand invites eight motivated students in grades 9-12 to experience Thai culture from an insider’s perspective while teaching English in Thai village schools.
June 19-July 19. $4,350 plus round-trip airfare from LAX. Some financial assistance available. 963-8073, www.insidethailand.net.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in educational research and remediation, has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading, spelling, math, visual-motor processing, language comprehension, and critical thinking.
Multiple sessions run from June to mid Aug. Speak to a consultant and schedule a free informational visit by calling (800) 300-1818, or visiting lindamoodbell.com.
Living Like Writers Camp
Create a world with words and learn to craft your own memoir at Westmont’s third annual creative writing camp. Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts.
One two-week session: June 15-26, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays. $295. Scholarships available. Grades 6-8. Contact 565-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math Camp at S.B. Family School
For kids who like to play with numbers. Run by an area math team coach with 10 years of experience. Instructor to student ratio of 1:8. In MatheMagics, learn to do math-based magic tricks and the math behind them, then perform in a magic show. In The Art of Math & the Math of Art, create and understand 2-D and 3-D mathematical art.
One-week sessions. MatheMagics: June 8-12 or July 20-24. The Art of Math & the Math of Art: June 22-26 or July 6-10. 9am-noon. Located in Goleta. $150. Grades 4-9. Visit www.sb.net/hssb/SBFamilySchool/camps.html. Contact Skona Brittain at SBFamilySchool@SB.netor 680-9950.
Mind Your Manners Summer Camp
Learn the cues and the how-do-you-dos, how to make the handshake take, and to shine when you dine; how to give a toast all the better, and to write a gracious letter. Want to know more about etiquette lore? This camp’s no bore.
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 10-14, 10am-1pm. Contact Tara Stockton at 280-9400 or visit mindyourmanners.biz.
Montessori Center School
Friends, fun, and learning! We have it all this summer; arts and crafts, gardening and cooking, sports and field trips, computers and science, as well as reading and math in a rich Montessori environment.
Three two-week sessions beginning June 16. 401 N. Fairview Ave., #1, Goleta. Ages 3-12. Call 683-9383 or email email@example.com for session and registration information.
Private Academic Coaching Camp
Offering services ranging from an intense review of math/reading/writing skills to tutoring to educational enhancement. Improve your child’s math skills with an intense hour of fun math facts/drills. Increase skills of higher level thinking through reading comprehension and exploratory writing.
Accepting new clients K-8. Make your own schedule; private or small group sessions available. $75/session with 1-2 students. $100/3 students. Home office in Montecito. Call 722-7258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Lompoc Family YMCA Day Camps
The YMCA presents 10 full weeks of summer activities for grades K-6 that are sure to leave your kids with great memories for years to come. Instead of a single theme this summer, our youth will explore different worlds each week, from hunting crocodiles in the outback to constructing the perfect Belgian waffle. The YMCA will continue with its mission of developing the spirit, mind, and body of your children in a safe and structured environment.
Ten one-week sessions. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 14, 9am-4pm. Multiple locations. $130. Call Robert Hamilton at 736-3483.
Rainbow School Camp
Environment for children grades 1 and up, including drama, writing, art, and field trips.
Camp begins June 8. All-day and half-day schedules available for 1-11 weeks. Call 964-4511 or email email@example.com.
Raintree Ranch Equestrian Center Summer Horse Camp
Summer Horse camp is for any level. Learn all aspects of horsemanship in a fun, safe, constructive environment. Improve your riding skills with a lesson everyday, and learn horse care and the joy of the relationship between the horse and rider.
Located at El Captain Ranch, just outside of Santa Barbara. June 23-Aug 15, one-week sessions, with six throughout the summer, 10am-4pm. Ages 6-16. Contact 451-9909 for prices and availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.raintreeranch.com.
Pre- and post-kindergarten children learn to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” and to learn overall safety at home and away. Safety Town children love touring an ambulance and fire truck, driving miniature cars, and learning safety through games and songs.
Multiple sites and sessions. $115. Applications at www.sbsoroptimist.org/safety_town.html. After Apr. 18, price is $125 for Foothill School site. Scholarships available at other participating school sites. Register at school or email email@example.com. Call 252-7998.
Spanish language immersion camp at Westmont College. Art, music, games, and swimming-all in Spanish! Taught by accredited bilingual instructors. Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts.
Three one-week sessions. July 13-31, weekdays, 8:30am-12:30pm. $200 (+$50 for aftercare until 2:30pm). Scholarships available. Ages 5-12. Contact 565-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Writers Camp 2009
A nurturing and stimulating environment where writing skills are maximized through creative activities taught by classroom teachers. Offered for the 17th summer through the South Coast Writing project, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB.
The camp is offered at Cal Lutheran University, grades 4-9; Oxnard College, grades 4-9; UCSB, grades 3-9; and Allan Hancock College, grades 3-9. $245. May/June registration; July camps offered. For information and registration materials, visit www.education.ucsb.edu/ywc, call 893-5899, or email email@example.com.
Camp challenge pace is faster with additional activities and excursions off campus to provide an exciting and challenging summer of fun for the older child. Activities include overnight camping trip, Hurricane Harbor, special guests, skills and social development, leadership training and opportunities, community service, and more. Campers will experience four off-site trips each week, including the beach, educational field trips, swimming fun, and a biweekly special excursion.
Santa Ynez Elementary YMCA Childcare and Day Camp Site. Grades 4-7. Early Bird $150/5 days, $130/3 days. Regular $170/5 days, $130/3 days. 8am-6pm
Chumash Maritime Association Summer Camp
Cultural education arts and science program for youth.
10am-3pm. Two sessions, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach. Ages 5-12. Call 708-2541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Montecito YMCA Summer Day Camp
American Camping Association Accredited and loaded with adventure, with fieldtrips to parks and beaches (including Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, and Universal Studios).
Two-week sessions, June 15-Aug. 21/one week session, August 24-27. $340 camp fee, 2 week session. Grades K-6. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org.
A summer multi-media arts program for youth.
10am-3pm. Four sessions, June 8-15, June 22-26, July 6-10, and July 20-24. Ages 5-12. Call 587-5898 for directions to Many Hands Community Art Studio, Santa Barbara or email email@example.com
S.B. Charter School Day Camp
A fun-filled camp offering indoor and outdoor games, playground activities, arts and crafts, local field trips, and more.
7:30am-5:30pm, June 15-Aug. 14; flexible scheduling available. Fee scale: $150 per week, $35 per day, or $25 per half-day. Goleta Valley Jr. High School, 6100 Stow Cyn Rd. Ages 5-12. Call 967-6522 x6.
The Dunn School’s experienced teachers will enhance your young child’s summer through hands-on activities. Everyday is spent using imagination and innovation and having fun. Snacks included. Full- or half-day options available; minimum of two days.
June 22-July 31. Camp is located in Los Olivos. $25/part-time, $40/full day daily rate, or $175 for 5 full days. Ages 2-3. Call Ilise at 688-6471 x619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Summer Day Camp
Activities include swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.
Ten one-week sessions, June 15-Aug. 24. Mon.-Fri., 7:15am-5:30pm. If sign-up occurs four weeks in advance, $125/week; two weeks in advance, $135/week; less than two weeks in advance, $145/week. Sibling discount: $20 off additional children. Ages 5-14. Call 893-3913.
YMCA Camp Adventure
Camp Adventure is divided into age appropriate groups with activities designed just for them. YMCA staff will guide your child through arts and crafts, games, sports, music, and drama with special theme activities each week. Weekly beach trips, field trips, and swimming at the high school pool are included for off site adventures. Staff focus is on making each child feel welcome and special with an emphasis on making new friendships and developing positive character through our Character Counts Program. Fun and experiences to last a lifetime.
Santa Ynez Elementary YMCA Childcare and Day Camp Site. Early Bird $140/5days, $120/3 days. Regular $160/5days, $140/3 days. 8am-6pm. K-grade 3. Call 687-7727 or visit ciymca.org.
The Santa Barbara Zoo’s Summer Zoo Camp is better than ever, with new and unique programming that focuses on our new California Trails exhibits as well as many favorites from years past. Each adventure is age-appropriate and filled with behind-the-scenes tours, up-close animal encounters, educational activities, crafts, games, and fun.
Weekly, June 22-Aug. 21. Regular day (9am-2pm): Zoo members, $185/week; nonmembers, $210/week. Extended day (8am-5pm): Zoo members, $245/week; nonmembers, $279/week. Ages 3-grade 7. Inquire online at www.sbzoo.org and follow the Register for Summer Zoo Camp link for more info and to register. Direct questions to the Santa Barbara Zoo Education Department at 679-8500 or email@example.com.
Girl’s Inc. Summer Adventure Program
Girls will learn gardening, science, gymnastics, sports, dance, swimming, computers, library skills, and more.
One session, June 15-Aug. 21, 7:30am to 6pm. $35 registration fee; $130-140 per week full time, $75 per week part time. 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4017.
Girls’ Golf Academy
The Girls Golf Academy is fun, informative, and awesome. This girls only golf program runs year around with camps conducted during the Summer. Instruction by Page O’Brien Jasinski who is a certified PGA Golf Professional and has many years teaching experience. Come join the fun: putting, chipping, sand, full-swing , rules and etiquette, practice games, golf arts and crafts, and playing time on the golf course. Maximum of six girls per camp. Beginning and intermediate players welcome. Equipment provided as needed.
June 22-26, July 27-31, and Aug. 10-14. Mon.-Fri., 12:30pm-3:30pm. Ocean Meadows Golf Course. $225/camp; sibling discount. Ages 7-12. Contact Page at 570-4591.
Westmont Girls Soccer
Small groups and individual instruction characterize this camp, which provides beginning instruction in the fundamentals of movement in soccer.
Aug. 3-7. Westmont College. $215. Ages 5-12. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Girls Volleyball
An introduction to the sport; a combination of fundamentals and game play to provide a fun learning experience for each camper.
June 15-19. Westmont College Gym. $215. Ages 8-14. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Camp Whittier 2009: Avast Ye Campers (Session I) and Wild Wild West (Session II)
Camping in the S.B. Mountains, across from Lake Cachuma, participants will enjoy rock climbing, a ropes course, environmental education, hiking, swimming, archery, games, arts and crafts, campfires, and more. Camp Whittier is operated by the United Boys & Girls Clubs of S.B. County.
Ages 6-13 and 14-17. Two five-day sessions, July 20-31. $350/camper (scholarships available). Call 962-6776 or visit campwhittier.org.
Camp Fire USA
For 68 years Camp Natoma has offered an all around camping experience for all children. Make new friends, build leadership skills, and enjoy the great outdoors. Camp Natoma is nested in the hills southwest of Paso Robles. Boys and girls sleep under the stars between tall oak trees, swim in the pool while enjoying the waterslide, sing and perform skits, experience outdoor cooking, play sports and games, and do archery and handcrafts. Collect soapstone’s from Franklin Creek and lots of fresh air in the sun.
Four week-long sessions available. Call or go online for registrations forms. Grades 1-11. July 5-Aug. 1. $375/session. Call 773-5126 or (800) 398-4987. Email Campfirech@sbcglobal.net or visit www.campnatoma.org.
If you like the outdoors, this is for you. After setting up base camp in the upper reaches of Lake Isabella and the Kern River, your group will explore the Trail of 100 Giants, swim in Peppermint Creek, and raft a Class IV section of the Kern River. Campers will camp with Dunn School Summer Staff and raft with Kern River Tours, Inc. Rustic camping.
June 22-26. Mon. 8am arrival-Fri. pickup time, TBA. $400. For more info, call Ilise at 688-6471 x619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Vocations for Youth
Sustainable Vocations hands-on training prepares youth aged 15-24 for diverse leadership roles that integrate sustainability into their lives and communities. Campers will enjoy obtaining a Permaculture Design Certification, an introduction to green jobs, learning renewable energy basics, and ecological literacy, with the possibility of earning high school or college credits in the process.
One three-week residential session, Aug. 4-24. Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm, in the mountains near Cuyama, California (transportation from Santa Barbara is provided). $1500-$2500, based on a sliding scale. Scholarships available. Call 886-7239 or visit www.quailsprings.org/programs.
Woodland Survival Skills Adventure Camp
Learn the ancient skills of fire making, tracking, rope making, and gain a basic knowledge of edible wild plants.
Two age-specific camps for ages 8-10 and ages 10-12; two sessions per camp.
Session I: 9am-3pm June 18, followed by overnight stay June 19-20;
Session II: 9am-3pm Aug. 3, followed by an overnight stay from Aug. 4-5.
Hosted by the S.B. Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta del Sol). Call 682-4711 or visit sbnature.org for more information.
Games, crafts, chapel, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, campfires, square dancing, and other special events. Kids’ camp takes place most mornings for two hours. Located at a private YMCA camp on the shore of Lake Sequoia.
Teen camp (grades 7-10): Aug. 2-9; $495-$545. Youth camp (grades 4-6): Aug. 9-15; $475-$425. Fees based on a sliding scale. Call 687-7720.
A small, fun, environmental day camp held at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach and Art From Scrap. Children enjoy beach exploration, Art From Scrap projects, nature crafts, hikes, sand castle building, experiments, beach clean-ups, cooking, games, songs, stories, composting, planting seeds, and other environmental projects in a small caring environment. Sign up early; only 20 campers per session.
Four one-week sessions, June 15-July 10, weekdays, 9am-4pm. Week 1: Ages 6-9, Computer Explorers. Weeks 2-4: Video Game Creation and Graphic Design. Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts. $330. Scholarships available. Contact 565-7247 or email@example.com. Register online at www.thinkcamps.org.
Discover the world of science in a fun, hands-on environment while making water rockets, slime, speakers, and more.
Two one-week sessions at Westmont College. Aug. 3-14. Weekdays, 8:30am-2:30pm. $200. Scholarships are available. Ages 10-13. Contact 565-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.thinkcamps.org.
Just imagine the unlimited possibilities of fun, creation, and connection your child will experience when they are free, in nature and fully in the moment. Children have the choice to explore what excites them, choosing from activities such as crafts, yoga, meditation, ecstatic dance, flowing water beach art, magical mountain creations, and more. This power of choice lifts self esteem and the ability to trust themselves. Empathic communication skills are also taught and used throughout all activities to deepen their connection to themselves and to others.
Seven week-long sessions, July 13-Aug. 24, Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm. $225. Scholarships available. Camp meets at a different location each day. Ages 6-13. Call 403-2488 or email email@example.com.
A wide selection of age-specific and hands-on camps for kids of all ages, with themes ranging from astronomy to oceanology, and from weird water wonders to super hero training camp, and more.
9am-3pm. Eight sessions between June 22-Aug. 10 for kids ages 4-6; twelve sessions between June 18-Aug. 17 for ages 6-8; one session between July 6-10 for ages 8-12. Some camps held at the S.B. Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta del Sol), others at the Ty Warner Sea Center (211 Stearns Wharf). Call 682-4711 or visit sbnature.org for a detailed schedule of all camps or for more information.
The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara presents Nature Arts Summer Camp. Tired of screen time? Plug into Nature! With observation and exploration in the field, your child will experience the satisfaction of creating using nature’s storehouse, hiking, practical life and homesteading skills, drawing from live plants and animals, Native American week, wilderness skills, dyeing with plants, swimming, and sustainable gardening.
One-week sessions running Mon-Fri., June 8-Aug. 21, 9am-3pm, with before and after care options 7:30am-6pm. In Goleta, with field trips in our vans. $155/week; before and after care at $3 per hour. Early childhood-12 years. Call 967-3937 or visit waldorfsantabarbara.org.
Nature Camp at Skofield Park teaches an appreciation of nature and preservation of our environment. Campers also enjoy family night and sleepover, crafts, skits, and camp songs and many field trips exploring the Mission Canyon foothills and hiking trails such as Rattlesnake Canyon, San Ysidro, and Cold Spring (some of the hiking locations may change due to conditions from the Tea Fire). Extended day program is available for this camp for an extra fee for families needing before and/or after camp supervision. Please note that camp ends at 9am on Fri. following the sleepover.
Five two-week sessions, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Session 1: June 15-26. Session 2: June 29-July 10. Session 3: July 13-July 24. Session 4: July 27-Aug. 7. Session 5: Aug. 10-Aug. 21. $330/$295. Skofield Park (pickup/drop at MacKenzie Park). Ages 6-10. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Visit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum for an outstanding medley of maritime crafts and activities, including storytelling, sea song sing-along-songs, and more.
First and third Saturdays mornings of summer months. For families with kids in grades K-4. For additional info, contact Alyssa Morris, 962-8404 ,109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer and technology camps that inspire and challenge young minds, with small class sizes. Ages 6-16: Computer Adventure theme camps, including Young Astronauts, Jedis, Pokemon Masters, and Disney Imagineers. Each week kids explore their favorite subjects through a variety of multimedia activities, such as filmmaking, graphic arts, photography, animation and programming. Ages 6-16: Java Games, iPod Game Development, Digital Arts, and Game Design.
Located in the Turnpike Shopping Ctr. Weekly Camps, June 8-Aug. 14, 8:30am-2:30pm. Early Bird: $325. After May 1: $350. Snacks included. Lunch available for $5/per day. Sibling and Frequent Campers save additional $15 per camp. Register online at www.whizkidz.net. Call 696-9449 or email email@example.com.
Six sessions, June 8-Aug. 7, 9am-3pm camp days. Ages 3-16. Fees are on a sliding scale and scholarships are available thanks to United Way, Santa Barbara Foundation, The Orfalea Foundations, and community members. Registration began 9am, Mon., Mar. 23, and fills quickly. Register at www.wyp.org or 5386 Hollister Ave., Ste. D, or call us at 964-8096.
Camp Wheez is a day camp for elementary school aged children with chronic asthma, providing them a camp experience designed for their special needs. The American Lung Association in California sponsors this annual program. Camp Wheez provides asthma education, physical development skills, arts and crafts projects, and good old-fashioned camp fun. Our Camp Wheez staff is made up of volunteers from the community, including medical professionals.
Santa Barbara, Aug. 10-14; Santa Maria, Aug. 3-7. For more info call (800) LUNG-USA.
The 18th summer session of the Happy Adventure Summer Camp will be held weekdays from Aug. 3-Aug. 21, 2009. The day enrichment program is open to individuals five years and older with severe developmental disabilities from the greater Santa Barbara area. Activities include field trips, arts and crafts, and sports. The program is offered by Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization.
Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp is offered in partnership between Adapted Programs and UCSB’s Physical Activities and Recreation Program. The camp program serves children with physical disabilities who are users of wheelchairs, crutches, or other support equipment for mobility. Held at UCSB’s Recreation Center, the program offers up to 30 children the opportunity to play basketball, soccer, tennis, racquetball, swimming, and other sports and games.
Ages 5-19. Call 893-3913.