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Summer Camp Guide 2009

The Independent‘s Summer Camp Guide 2009


THE ARTS

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 cvacsummer@yahoo.com or call 259-5099.

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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 afsadmin@artfromscrap.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 3½-10. Call 897-2519 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.

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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.

Bravissimo!

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 thinkcamps@westmont.edu. 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.

Clay Camp

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 igarvin@dunnschool.org.

Destination Dance

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 blankalana@sbdancearts.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 ehansen@marymountsb.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 ehansen@marymountsb.org 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 info@proximitytheatrecompany.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 rtec@sbma.net 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 stageleft@cox.net.

Yoganesha

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.

Camp Haverim

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.

Camp Millionaire

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.

Camp Soleil

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 info@soleilkids.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.

Inside Thailand

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 thinkcamps@westmont.edu.

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 office@mcssb.org 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 tutoring93108@gmail.com 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 rainbowschool1@verizon.net.

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 raintree@gmail.com or visit www.raintreeranch.com.

Safety Town

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 annegsb@cox.net. Call 252-7998.

Somos Amigos

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 thinkcamps@westmont.edu.

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 youngwriters@education.ucsb.edu.


FULL-DAY CAMPS

Camp Challenge

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 raysue1@cox.net

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.

Peace Camp

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 gloria.liggett@cox.net

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.

Tiny Tykes

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 igarvin@dunnschool.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.

Zoo Camp

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 education@sbzoo.org.


GIRLS ONLY

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.


OVERNIGHT

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.

Kern River

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 igarvin@dunnschool.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.

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YMCA’s Camp at Lake Sequoia

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.


SCIENCE, NATURE & COMPUTERS

Art From Scrap: Green Kids Summer Day Camp

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.

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 x 13, or email afsadmin@artfromscrap.org.

Computer Quest at Westmont

Become a computer whiz at computer camp!

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 thinkcamps@westmont.edu. Register online at www.thinkcamps.org.

Discovery Camp

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 thinkscamps@westmont.edu. Register online at www.thinkcamps.org.

Magic in the Moment Summer Camp

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 childshift@gmail.com.

Nature Adventures Summer Camp at the Sea Center and Museum of Natural History

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.

Nature Arts Camp

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

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.

Seaside Saturdays Family Camp

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 amorris@sbmm.org.

Whiz Kids Camp

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 camps@whizkidz.net.

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camp

Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) is a nature-based program, providing young people with experiences designed to promote positive choices, cultivate confidence, and encourage them to build healthy relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. WYP is committed to a participant to staff ratio of 4:1. We will explore the greater Santa Barbara area, from the Santa Ynez River to Summerland Beach.

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.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Camp Wheez

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.

Happy Adventure Camp

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.

Scholarships are available. For more information call 684-5840, visit www.cornerstonehouse.org or email cornhse@cox.net.

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

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.


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SPORTS & GAMES

American Red Cross Classes

Minimum age 15. Located in Los Olivos.

Training: June 4-7. Wilderness First Aid: June 6-7. Adult-Child-Infant CPR: June 6, 9am-noon. First Aid: June 7, 1-4pm. CPR for the Professional Rescuer/Recert: June 7, 9am-noon. For more information call Ilise at 688-6471 x619 or email igarvin@dunnschool.org.

Aquacamp

Looking for a summer of water fun? Aquacamp is filled with exciting adventures including water safety instruction, tide pool and marine life discovery, water games, boogie boarding, fishing, and arts and crafts. Sessions 1and 3 visit the Long Beach Aquarium. Session 2 focuses on demonstrations by beach life-guards, harbor patrol, and paramedics with a beach bash at Refugio. In Session 4, kids learn about the Channel Islands, visit the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, and go tide-pooling. Session 5 includes bowling, a visit to the S.B. Zoo, and a beach bash at Refugio. An extended day program is available for this camp for an extra fee for families needing before and/or after camp supervision.

Five 2-week sessions, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.. Session 1, The Deep Sea, June 15-26. Session 2, The Rescuers, June 29-July 10. Session 3, Ocean Meets Sand, July 13-July 24. Session 4, Channel Islands, July 27-Aug. 7. Session 5, Aug. 10-Aug. 21. $303/$275 RDC. Ages 6-10. : Casa las Palmas in Chase Palm Park. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun for full details.

Awesome Karate Kids Camp

Watch your child’s fitness, awareness, and self-esteem grow this summer at Jang’s Karate Camp, taught by traditional Karate Master D.K. Jang and other experienced instructors. Children will have fun while learning real karate techniques and self defense.

Mon.-Fri., 8:30-11:30am. Session A: June 29-July 17. Session B: July 27-Aug. 14. Ages 5+. $100/week (min. 2 weeks). To Register, call Laura at 729-2665 or visit www.jangskarate.com.

Beachside Tennis Club,

The Beachside Tennis Club offers a variety of fun and instructional tennis programs year-round for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Programs include: private lessons, small group clinics, weekly summer camps, and year-round and seasonal club memberships for personal court-time play. Tennis Director Ferenc Hodosy and his teaching staff are all USPTA-certified tennis professionals with over 20 years of teaching experience. The tennis courts are newly renovated and have great lights for evening play. Contact Ferenc Hodosy at 884-8521 (office) or 452-7516 (direct) or beachsidetennis@gmail.com to schedule private lessons, group classes, or for club membership program info.

Bici Mountain Biking Camp

The popular Santa Barbara BiCi Mountain Bike program is coming to Elings Park!

Four one-week sessions. June 15-19, July 27-31, August 3-7, August 10-14. 9am-noon. Call 569-5611.

BMX Champ Camp at Elings Park

With instructor Chantel Blanchet.

Eight sessions: June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-Aug. 14. 9am-3pm. Call 569-5611.

Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards

Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards (JGs) program has been a summer favorite and a tradition since 1967. During this seven-week program, certified ocean lifeguards teach all aspects of lifeguarding. Junior Lifeguards have great fun while they learn first aid skills, CPR, ocean ecology, beach and wave dynamics, and the value of spirited competition and physical fitness. All particpants will be required to pass a noncompetitive ocean and pool swim test. The purpose of these tests is only to determine swimming ability as it pertains to each child’s safety in the water.

June 22-Aug. 8. General Program Hours: 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages 9-17. $335 (includes $10 USSLA membership). Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool 566-2417 or call Ann Meyer at 684-5405 x432 for more info.

Carpinteria Kayaking Adventure Camp

Have fun learning basic kayaking, boating safety, and snorkeling. Certified ocean lifeguards instruct campers on paddling and snorkeling techniques while they explore the nearby Carpinteria Reef and Kelp Beds. Waterproof cameras are recommended as campers may free dive from anchored kayaks. Campers are provided with wetsuits and safety equipment. Snorkeling gear is not provided but is available at the Carpinteria Beach Store for a 25 percent discount with proof of enrollment.

Ages 10+. $145. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon, 684-5405 x431, for additional information.

Carpinteria Sailing Camp

Have fun learning basic sailing and boating safety. Certified ocean lifeguards trained in sailing instruct campers on how to catch the wind and ride across the water on our 16-foot Hobie Cat.

9am-4pm. Campers need to bring a lunch with them to this full-day program. Ages 10+. $27. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon, 684-5405 x431, for additional info.

Carpinteria Surfing Camp

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

Ages 8+. $145. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool 566-2417 or call Matt Simon 684-5405 x431 for more info.

Rob Crawford Baseball Academy at Elings Park

Learn essential baseball skills and get on the road to the Pros. Elings Park offers not just an amazing camp, but an unforgettable experience.

Three-one week sessions: June 22-June 26, June 29-July 3, and July 20-July 24, 9am-3pm, with extended care available. $180/week. Call 569-5611.

Doggone Fun Camp

Participants will learn obedience training with their canine, exercise with their dog, learn about dog health, and responsible pet ownership. Bring a three- to four-foot walking leash and a 20-foot training leash, a water bowl, copy of vaccination record, and dog treats. Campers should bring a snack, drink, and water bottle for themselves. Dogs should be well-behaved around children and other dogs. Children must be able to handle their dogs, and dogs must have current vaccinations. The program limited to 12 campers and 12 pooches.

Three one-week sessions. Mon-Fri, 9am-noon. July 9-July 13; July 16-July 20; or July 23-July 27. $192/$175 RDC. MacKenzie Park (6 sessions) and Dwight Murphy Field (2 sessions). Call 564-5422 or 455-7249 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Fencing Camp

Presidio Fencing Club’s weekly summer camps are for boys and girls. No prior experience necessary. All campers will learn a fun and unique sport while improving their balance, coordination, and critical thinking skills.

Ages 8-12. 9am-3pm. Mon.-Fri. during select weeks, June-Aug. $300/week, with discounts for early registration. Visit www.presidiofencing.com or call 403-6895.

Jedi Training Camp

Are your kids ready to become Jedi Knights? This is the most exciting and unique camp of the summer. Kids will learn genuine light saber techniques, as well as the skills and disciplines needed to become a Jedi Knight. No experience needed.

Ages 7-12. 9am-2pm (1/2 days available for younger kids). Individual sign ups available for the month of July. $200 per week. T-shirts available. For more info, email sbmastercouncil@hotmail.com or call 403-8279.

Junior Counselor Training for S.B. Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

This training program is for young people who want to be treated like adults. High school-age Junior Counselors have lots of opportunity for interaction with summer camp staff and campers while earning community service credit.

Selected Junior Counselors must attend an orientation and training on Sat., June 6. Registration deadline: Fri., April 10. Application available at 620 Laguna St., the Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St., or at sbparksandrecreation.com. Group Interviews: Fri., Apr. 24. $75/$70 RDC ($20 nonrefundable app fee is applied to registration fee upon acceptance into the program). Call 564-5495.

Junior Lifeguards

If your child loves the beach and ocean, they’ll be sure to enjoy this world-famous, nationally affiliated, and disciplined training program incorporating swimming, running, competition, and education. This popular program includes strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions, and more. Physical fitness and development are balanced with self-esteem and camaraderie. Strong swimming skills are a must.

New participants must pass a noncompetitive 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, a 15-yard underwater swim, and tread water for 4 minutes. Testing will be conducted Sat., May 9, at 2pm at Los Ba±os Pool, located at 401 Shoreline Dr. A makeup test will be conducted on June 13 at 2pm at Los Ba±os. Group placement is based on the participant’s age as of July 1, 2009 (the National Junior Lifeguard standard). A seven-week program, from June 29-Aug. 14, Mon-Fri, 10:30am-2pm. Strong swimming skills are a must. $358/$325 RDC. Call 897-2680.

Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons

Swim instruction is designed to prepare your child to pass the Junior Guard swim test and participate in one of the most physically demanding and rewarding programs in Santa Barbara-or just shake off that winter rust.

Sat. lessons will be split into endurance swimming and stroke efficiency groups; Tue. and Thu. evenings are set aside for practice. When: Sat., 2-2:45pm; Tue./Thu., 7:15-8:15pm. April 25-June 11. $61/$55. Where: Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Drive. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.

Junior Tennis Clinic

Learning the sport of tennis is more than forehands, backhands, and serves. The game helps to develop mental, social, and physical skills that last a lifetime. Let our USPTA instructors teach your children the fundamentals of the game and develop their speed, agility, concentration, core strength, stamina, and mental toughness at the same time. Director Kathy Betzholtz is a USPTA tennis professional.

Four one-week sessions. Mon.-Fri, 1-4pm. June 8-June 12, June 22-June 26, July 24-July 31, or Aug. 10-Aug. 14. Pershing Park, 100 E. Castillo St. Ages 8-14 $120/$108 RDC. Call 564-5573 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Ka Nai’a Outrigger and Kayaking Clinic

Enjoy the experience and challenges of kayaking and team paddling taught through professional coaching and supervision. The clinic includes paddling techniques, canoe and water safety, team competition, harbor paddling tours, swimming, and ama-surfing. An award ceremony occurs the last day of each clinic. All equipment is provided. Note: All participants must be able to tread water and pass a noncompetitive 25-yard swim test.

Ages 8-16. Two one-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon, July 13-July 17 or July 20-July 24. $126/$115 RDC. West Beach. Call 969-5595 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

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Kickin’ Kids Karate Camp

Build Leadership Skills this summer while having fun learning martial arts! Enjoy martial arts instruction, ninja games and activities, learn valuable life skills, and receive recognition, and incentives.

One two-week session: Mon.-Fri., June 15 - June 26, 9am-4pm; $425 (extended hours available). Book by May 15 and save $30 and receive a free student uniform. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Ages 6-12. One Call 963-6233, or visit kickinkids.com.

Kiteboarding Clinic

Kiteboarding is the newest in extreme sports and becoming more popular every summer. Beginning Clinic: Covers the basics: how to rig the kite, fly, launch and land it, and how the safety systems work. After a thorough introduction to gear and safety components, our experienced instructors take you to the water for an introduction to body drags. Intermediate Clinic: After learning the basics or returning from last summer’s clinic, this clinic helps you to become immersed in the sport. The focus is on water activities including body drags, beginning board skills, water re-launch, self-rescue and safety. All water instruction is accompanied by instructors who follow you downwind as your kite skills and confidence increase.

Beg./interm.: Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 2-5pm. $220/$200 RDC. Interm.: Aug. 3-7. $220/$200 RDC. East Beach. Ages 10-18. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Learn to Swim

For participants who are ready to learn to swim, authorized Red Cross Water Safety Instructors will teach a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.

Group lessons, Mon.-Thu. for two weeks. $70 per session; call 688-6471 x619 for dates and location in Los Olivos.

Lompoc Family YMCA Summer Day Camp

Come join the only accredited summer camp in Lompoc! Our day camp includes three separate age groups particiapting in sports games, art and crafts, camp songs, science projects, the Character Counts curriculum, and weekly field trips. The YMCA program is a safe and structured environment with trained, fun, and caring staff. Experience different themes each week while learning to grow in spirit, mind, and body.

Grades K-6. Ten one-week sessions, June 8-Aug. 14. Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-6pm (Traditional Camp runs 9am-4pm). Clarence Ruth Elementary, 501 N. W St., Lompoc (Downtown), Los Berros Elementary, 3745 Via Lato, Lompoc (Mission Hills). $130/week, full-time; $80/week, part-time. Financial Aid Scholarships are available. Visit ciymca.org.

Lompoc Family YMCA Counselor-in-Training Camp

This leadership training program will give Teens the opportunity to lead and teach a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 4-11 that will include arts and crafts, sports games, songs and skits, science, and incredible field trips. Our CITs will be in a safe and structured environment with qualified staff while learning the basics of child care and development.

Grades 7-12. 10 one-week sessions, June 8-Aug. 14. Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-6pm (Traditional Camp runs 9am-4pm). Clarence Ruth Elementary, 501 N. W St., Lompoc, and Los Berros Elementary, 3745 Via Lato, Lompoc (Mission Hills) 30 per week, pending Site Director approval. Visit ciymca.org.

Marymount Hui Sports Camp

Enjoy a variety of sports on the field, on the courts, and in the water while learning the values of teamwork.

Grades 4-8: June 9-12, 9am-2pm; $170. Grades 1-4: June 15-19, 9am-1pm, $170. Contact ehansen@marymountsb.org for a brochure, registration form, and with questions. Call 569-1811.

Montecito YMCA Inline Skate Camp

Learn or improve your inline skating abilities at Inline Skate Camp. Have fun working on arts and crafts, learning about the Character Counts! program, playing in big group games, and looking forward to the camper of the day. Camp concludes with skaters watching themselves on video.

June 28-July 3 and Aug. 10-14, 9am-2pm. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Grades 1-8. $120/week, Facility Member; $180/week, Community Member. Contact Cary.Young@ciymca.org or visit ciymca.org/montecito.

Montecito Family YMCA Pre-Swim Team Camp

At this level, students will be introduced to all the competitive swim strokes and concepts. Pre-swim team members are encouraged to swim at local YMCA swim meets. Swim participants must be able to swim two lengths (50 yards) of the pool without stopping. Throughout all levels, students are taught aquatic safety and rescue skills.

Pre-Team meets T/ TH 4:15 to 5:15. Two 5-week sessions beginning June 15. Pre-Swim Team session price: Y Facility Members $37/before deadline, $42/after deadline; Y Community Members $60/before deadline, $65/after deadline. Visit ciymca.org.

Montecito Family YMCA Summer Sports Camps

If you want your child to have a healthy and active summer in a safe environment, Sports Camps at the Santa Barbara Family YMCA are the answer. The variety of sports that are offered will provide many opportunities for children in our community. Each camp will include sports fundamentals, swimming, fun games, and Character Counts!

Ten age- and sport-specific week-long camps, June 15-Aug. 21 (basketball, soccer, flag football, and more). 9am-4pm, with extended care available 7:30-9am and/or 4-6pm for an additional fee. For more info, contact the Athletic Director, Aaron Martinez, 687-7720 x261 or Aaron.Martinez@.ciymca.org.

Montecito Family YMCA Tennis and Swim Camp

The Montecito Family YMCA will be offering two weeks of Tennis and Swim Camp this summer. Campers will receive beginning tennis instruction, share in character development time, enjoy arts and crafts, play in big group games and get a chance to swim.

July 6-10 and July 13-17, 9am-2pm. $120/week, Facility Member; $180/week, Community Member. Grades 1-6. Visit ciymca.org/montecito/programs/camps.html for more info.

Montecito Family YMCA Wetball Camp

The objectives of the YMCA wetball (water polo) program is to introduce basic skills of water polo, teach correct positioning, and prepare the player for play. These objectives are met through basic drills, game-type activities, and lots of encouragement. Adaptations are made based on the age and skill levels of the participants. The skills taught in this course are at the basic level.

Two 5-week sessions beginning June 15. Wed., 6-7pm. Y Facility Member: $20-$25; Y Community Member: $80-$85. Ages 8-12. Contact Renee Kuhlman, Associate Aquatics Director, 969-3288, or visit ciymca.org.

Nature and Games Camp at Elings Park

Run by our very own experienced staff, this camp includes nature hikes, outdoor games, plant germination, arts and crafts using natural materials, and education about native plants and animals. Among our guest speakers are staff from the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Public Works Department, and the Humane Society who instructs the children in a variety of areas including fire safety, water conservancy, and animal appreciation and safety.

Nine one-week sessions, June 15-Aug. 14. Ages 5-12. $180. Call 569-5611.

Nike Tennis Camp

Head tennis coaches Marty Davis and Peter Kirkwood invite you to the Nike Tennis Camp at UCSB, for juniors, ages 9-18, of all ability levels. Camp helps you acquire new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Campers receive Nike Tennis Shoes. Remember, tennis is serious fun!

June 28-July 3, July 5-10, and July 12-17, and July 19-24. Overnight, $925; Extended Day (8:30am-9pm), $645; Day (8:30am-4pm), $495. Visit USSportsCamps.com or call (800) NIKE-CAMP (645-3226).

Ocean Hills Surf Camp

Awesome instructors and local waves await future surfers entering grades 3-6.

9am-noon. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 10-14. Santa Claus Lane Beach. $150; camp fees include surfboard rental. Call 965-9283 or visit oceanhills.org.

Orca Summer Camp

Celebrate ocean sports and marine biology at different beaches in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. Each one-week session allows children to create a wonderful, working community of sand sculptors, volleyball players, surfers, kayakers, and serious dolphin researchers.

Seven one-week sessions from June 22-August 7. Ages 7-14 $275 per week. Visit www.orcaschool.org, call 448-3308, or email orcaschool@aol.com.

Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo, too, Summer Camp

Aikido-the martial art with class! Powerful. Effective but nonviolent.

Summer sessions begin June 15 and July 20. Children and teens classes: 1 hour Aikido/Ki + 1 hour Judo = 2 hour class (4-6pm). Five weeks, 5 days a week. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect. Call 967-3103.

Page Youth Center Basketball Camp

Advanced training for boys with 805 Boys Camp.

July 13-17. 9am-noon, grades 2-4. 1pm-4pm, grades 5-8. 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778.

Page Youth Center Volleyball Camp

Boys and girls will learn and practice fundamentals, skills, and techniques such as passing, serving, setting, and bumping, as well as play games.

Aug. 17-21, 9am-12:30pm. Grades 2-8. 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778

The Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program

The Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program is an educational and recreational summer program for children. The boys and girls are introduced to ocean safety, lifeguard techniques, first aid, CPR, environmental awareness, marine ecology and much, much more. They also learn the recreational aspects of the ocean such as ocean swimming, beach running, surfing, body boarding, bodysurfing, paddling, kayaking and snorkeling. This unique aquatic class is taught by professional Lifeguards and several guest lecturers.

Refugio State Beach. Session 1: June 22-July 10 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm); Session 2: July 20-Aug. 7 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm). Ages 7-17. $275/3-week session, $500/both sessions. Visit www.refugiojg.com or email refugiojrguards@parks.ca.gov.

San Diego Surf

Become a castaway spending the week at Silver Strand State Beach, tent camping on sandy shores. Learn how to read the waves, stand on a surf board, snorkel in La Jolla caves, and kayak in the bay. And of course, beach campfires and all the surfing you can handle are included in the package.

July 6-10. Meeting in Los Olivos. $400. Ages 12-17. Call 688-6471 x619 or email igarvin@dunnschool.org.

S.B. Foresters Summer Baseball Camp

The Foresters’ baseball camp provides players of any skill level an opportunity to learn from the best coaches and players in Santa Barbara. Geared for players ages 6-17, the week-long sessions will provide individual instruction in baseball fundamentals of baseball and group instruction highlighting the fun of being on a team.

Seven one-week sessions. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. $225/ participant/week. Register online at sbforesters.org or call (684) 451-2304.

S.B. Gymnastics Club

Call for information on summer camps.

Camps run the second week in June through the first week of Sept. Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club, 4179 State St. Call 683-1724 or visit santabarbaragymnasticsclub.com.

S.B. Junior Golf Camp

Five days of fundamental instruction including range work, etiquette, and rules, plus a morning playing several holes on the course with PGA pros Dave Thornton and Matt Easterbrook make this camp a no-miss for any Tiger Woods wannabes in your family.

Four one-week sessions: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, and Aug. 10-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. $175. S.B. Golf Club, 3500 McCaw Ave. Call 687-7087.

S.B. Polo and Racquet Club Tennis Camp

Santa barbara Polo & Racquet Club Tennis Camp is a great way to make friends and learn tennis all at the same time. Beginner/intermediate level. Includes lunch every day. Other activities include swimming, crafts, and organized games.

Mon.-Thu., June 22-Aug. 27. Ages 6-16. $360 full-day (9am-3pm) and $220 half-day (9am-noon), with 15 percent off if you register before June 15. To register, call Brad Dvorak at 684-6683, email bdvorak@sbpolo.com, or visit www.sbpolo.com.

S.B. Sailing Center Kids’ Camp

Year after year, kids will be the first to tell you that we are Santa Barbara’s most popular summer camp. Since 1966, we have taught more than 9,000 kids how to sail and kayak. Learn the basics while having fun outdoors. We are very proud of our impeccable safety record and instructor to student ratio.

Ages 7-16. Weekly camps are Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 28. Kayak Camp: 8:30am-12:30pm. Sailing Camp: 1pm-5pm. Can enroll in both camps. $159/week/camp. Located in S.B. Harbor. Contact the School Director at 962-2826, visit www.sbsail.com, or email school@sbsail.com.

S.B. Youth Sailing Camp

The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is to develop in young people, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship, together with a constant awareness of the requirements of safety. In the summer, the foundation sponsors a 10-week sailing program. Instruction is provided in beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, using several different types of one-design performance dinghies, including the US Sabot, Optis, Laser, Laser Radial, CFJ, and 420.

Ages 8-17. For more information go to www.sbyf.orgor call 965-4603.

Seal Team Scuba Camp at Anacapa Dive Center

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater, or float effortlessly like an astronaut? These are AquaMissions that introduce you to wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness, and more.

Aug. 10-14, 9am-3pm. $399. Price includes Seal Team book packet, use of rental equipment, and instruction. Call Anacapa Dive Ctr. at 963-8917 to sign up. If you have any questions, call or email Information@gmail.com.

Sisterson Soccer Camp at Elings Park

An extraordinary opportunity to be part of the best soccer in Santa Barbara. John Sisterson is a very successful SBCC coach.

A seven-week camp (June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug. 3-Aug. 7) running two sessions per day, 9am-noon and 1-4pm. $89/session/week. Call 569-5611.

Skateboard Clinic

Participants get exclusive access to Skater’s Point during clinic time while they learn and practice proper techniques, improve their skateboard skills and experience the challenges of Skater’s Point. The experience staff focuses on safety under the direction of Steve Fancher. Skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads are required. Grouped by skill level.

12 one-week sessions. Mon-Fri, 8:30-11:30am beginning June 8. $130/$120 RDC. Ages 7-13. Where: Skater’s Point in Chase Palm Park. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Softball Skills Camp at Elings Park

Clyde Bennett’s Softball Skills camp has grown to such popularity that we have continually added weeks due to such high demand.

July 6-10 and July 27-31. $180/week. Call 569-5611.

South Coast Karate Camp

Join in a summer adventure of fun, safety awareness, and character building while learning life skills. Home of the acclaimed KID POWER program, South Coast Karate’s Summer Camp has a child to adult ratio of 10:1, with classes limited to 20 students.

July 27-31, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14, and Aug. 17-21. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., 5679 Hollister Ave. Ages 5-14. $40/half day (8:30-11:30) or $149/week. Contact Brian Jordan at 687-5001 or visit www.southcoastkarate.com.

Splash Camp

Splash Camp offers a variety of aquatic activities including diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and speed/endurance swimming. Small groups will rotate activities every half hour.

Aug. 3-7, 10am-noon or 5-7pm. Ages 8-12. Call 893-3912.

Sports and Activities Camp

If your child is outgoing and not a big fan of sports or not sure what sport they are passionate about, this is the perfect camp for you.

Nine one-week sessions between June 15-Aug. 14. Ages 5-12. $180. Call 569-5611.

Summer Junior Golf Camp

Five days of fundamental instruction including range work, etiquette and rules, and a morning playing several holes on the course with PGA pros Dave Thornton and Matt Easterbrook. No more than 20 students per session. Students will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.

One-week sessions, June 22-26, July 7-10, July 20-24, and Aug. 10-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Ages 8-15. $175/session. Fee due with completed signup form no later than one week prior to session. Call Dave Thornton or Matt Easterbrook at 687-7087.

Summer Junior Tennis Clinics

Divided into Pee Wee (ages 4-6), Junior (7-9), Preteen (10-12), Teen (13-17), and Youth (10-17).

Four-week session starting Apr. 20. Las Positas Courts, 1002 Las Positas Rd., Municipal Tennis Ctr., 1414 Park Place, and Pershing Park Courts, 100 E. Castillo St. Beginner and Intermediate, $48/$44 RDC; Advanced Drills, $80/$72 RDC. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or at 620 Laguna St. Call 564-5573.

Surf Happens Surf Camps

Sponsored by Quiksilver and Roxy, and featured on Fuel TV and in Seventeen Magazine‘s Freshman 15, we are Santa Barbara’s premier surf school and the producers of the annual Rincon Classic surfing competition. At Surf Happens, summer camp is like Disneyland in the sand. Kids come to camp and step into a smile. Beginner-Intermediate Day Camps at Santa Claus Lane focus on surfing, fun, life skills, physical fitness, and the environment. Advanced Travel Day Camps focus on daily travel, competition strategy, cross-training, portfolio development, and NSSA prep. Private and group lessons available year round. End-of-Summer overnight surf camps. Instructors are lifeguard, first-aid, and CPR certified.

One-week sessions June 11-Aug. 31. Mon.-Fri., 9-3pm. Early reg. and multi-week discounts. Ages 5-17. Ten-year anniversary surf day (all-ages), Sun., June 21, free. Call 451-7568, visit surfhappens.com, or email surfhappens@cox.net.

Swim lessons

American Red Cross-based swim programs for children aged 6 months-12 years incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, vital water safety skills, and how to have fun in an aquatic environment.

Mon.-Fri., in two-week-long sessions based on age and specific abilities beginning June 15. $57/$52 RDC. Scholarships are available. Ortega Park Pool (600 N. Salsipuedes St.). Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or call 966-6110.

Twin Lakes Junior Golf Camp

With Buff Platt. For junior golfers with some playing experience and a strong desire to improve.

Five-day Player Camps offered weekly throughout the summer. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave, Goleta. $250 per session, with sibling discounts available. Ages 9-16. Register online at buffplatt.com/camps.php or call 964-1464.

UCSB Gauchos All-Skills Girls’ Volleyball Camp

UCSB’s world-renowned head volleyball coach Kathy Gregory will one again offer an all-girls skills camp. This camp is designed for all levels of players, from novice to elite. During the four days of camp, players will benefit from intensive drills, competition, and instruction. Participants will receive expert coaching and expensive training in competitive volleyball fundamentals and tactics. The camp goal is to encourage employment and success by providing a wholesome, enthusiastic learning environment in which all campers may build, refine, and test their volleyball skills.

July 22-25, 9am-5pm. $400. Ages 12-17. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Gauchos Boys Basketball Camp

The UCSB Department of Recreation invites boys to the 21st annual Gaucho Basketball Camps. Our goal is to encourage enjoyment and success by providing a disciplined, wholesome, and enthusiastic learning environment in which all campers may build, refine, and test their basketball skills. Camp staff includes Coach Bob Williams as well as Assistant Coaches David Campbell, Matt Stock, and Camp Director Jono Metzger-Jones.

Two one-week sessions, June 15-19 and August 17-21. Mon-Fri., 9am-4:30pm. $205-$240. Ages 5-17. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Surf and Kayak Camp

The Surf & Kayak Camp will take place at UCSB’s Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities, and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect, and enjoy the resources our coast provides. Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.

Ten one-week sessions between June 15 and Aug. 21. Ages 9-15. Call 893-3913.

Zodo’s Kids Bowl Free

Bring your camp, family or group to Zodo’s this summer and enjoy our Kidz Bowl Free Summer Promotion.

June 19-Sept. 30. Fri., Sat., and Sun. Call for times. Call 967-0128 x102 (Rocky) or x112 (Terri), email rockyh@zodos.com or terrid@zodos.com, or visit zodos.com.

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Westmont Warrior Sports Skills Camp

Develop motor skills for a lifelong involvement in sports. Instruction in team sports skills include soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball; coordination skills including juggling, stilts, pogo sticks, and Frisbee, and individual sports skills including tennis, golf, and track and field.

June 14-19, June 22-26, and June 29-July 3. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 5-9. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Westmont Warrior Summer Archery Camp

Basic skills of target shooting: proper form, use of sights and scoring; instruction in badminton or fencing. Activities include novelty shooting, long distance, clout shooting, and balloon shooting.

June 6-10 and July 13-17. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 8-14. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Westmont Warrior Summer Basketball Camp

Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction and individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Learn the fundamentals and have fun. Lunch included.

July 6-10 July and 13-17. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 7-14. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Westmont Warrior Summer Soccer Camps

Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction, individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Campers receive instruction in the fundamental skills of soccer and get to apply them in games. Lunch included.

July 20-24 and July 27-31. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 6-12. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Westmont Warrior Summer Tennis Camps

Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction, individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Campers receive instruction in the fundamental skills of soccer, get to apply them in games. Lunch included.

June 29-July 3, July 6-10, and July 13-17. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 7-12. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Westmont Warrior Track and Field Camp

Co-ed campers learn basic body mechanics, body awareness, and coordination. Instruction in running, jumping, and throwing, high jump, long jump, shot put, block starts, hurdles, relays, pole vault, and javelin.

June 13-17. Westmont College. $215/week. Ages 7-12. Call 565-6010 or visit westmont.edu/sports/camps.


TEENS

AHA! Program for Teens

Build your intelligence-social, emotional, creative, physical, and community intelligence-with other teens, age 14-19, in a dynamic, fun-filled program, chock full of new experiences. You’ll express yourself, challenge yourself, and engage yourself, along with others and your community.

July 1-Aug. 14, Mon.-Thu., 2pm-5pm, plus one overnight camping trip. Donation-only; no one turned away for lack of funds. Call for information: 569-2272, x309 or 310. Also visit www.ahasb.com, or email Isis Casta±eda (isiscasta@yahoo.com) or Heather Cole (cole4478@hotmail.com). AHA! is a project of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara.

Advanced Beach Volleyball

Take your game to the next level by learning advanced techniques and drills for doubles play with Brant Lee.

July 6-July 29, Mon. and Wed., 6-8pm. East Beach Volleyball Courts. $72/$64 RDC. Ages 16+. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or in person at 620 Laguna St. Call 897-2680.

Beach Volleyball Clinic

All ability levels are welcome to join instructor and Santa Barbara Masters Champion Jon Lee at East Beach for a morning immersion in beach volleyball. Players are introduced to doubles and six-person team play and are coached on correct ball handling, passing, setting, and hitting. Learn why team strategy and understanding technique are a big part of the game. This class will challenge your child’s endurance! When: Eleven 1-week sessions.

Mon-Fri, 9am-noon beginning June 8. $123/$112 RDC Where: East Beach Volleyball Courts. Ages 9-17. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Montecito Family YMCA Counselor-in-Training and Leader in Training

We are looking for dedicated, service-oriented teens to join our team as LITs and CITs. Receive an extensive training program that teaches YMCA values, leadership, and communication skills. Fund-raising, team building, and fieldtrips are part of the training program.

Training: Tue., April 7, then, once a week for 6 weeks; Mandatory Camping/Team Building Training weekend to Morro Bay, April 24-26. Meets at Montecito Family YMCA. Transportation provided. $295 Training Fee; $695 Summer Fee. Teens grades 7-12. Additional information: ciymca.org, duane.turner@ciymca.org, or 969-3288.

Montecito Family YMCA White-Water Rafting

Join us this summer as we ride the rapids of the Kings River. Camp under the stars, eat great food, make new friends, and discover one adventure after another. Destination is Kings River (near Bakersfield).

July 14-17. $495/person. Partial scholarships available through the generous contribution of the Santa Barbara Foundation, The Wood Claeyssens Foundation, and the Campaign for Youth. Grades 7-12. Visit ciymca.org, email duane.turner@ciymca.org; or call 969-3288.

Twelve35 Teen Center Day Programs

Drop-in and check out S.B.’s only teen-centered facility. Teens have access to XBOX 360m PS3, Wii, full DDR system, the Internet, Air Hockey, pool table, Foosball, free wi-fi, snack bar, and a recording studio. Weekly activities, classes, and special events are offered throughout the year. Community service opportunities available for teens and adults.

Teen Ctr. Hours: Mon.-Thu., 2:30-7pm; Fri., 2:30-9pm; Sat.1-6pm; Closed on Sun., holidays, and Sat. beginning July 1. 1235 Chapala St. Call 882-1235.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Earn your certification to teach all levels of swimming to all ages. This course is a great opportunity to learn teaching techniques, stroke development, and swimming skills. FIT training included. Must pass pre-test to participate. Workbooks and materials must be picked up at the American Red Cross two weeks prior to first day of class.

May 5-7, 6-10pm; May 9-10, 8am-6pm; and May 12-13, 6-10pm. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. $171/$160 RDC; includes all materials. Ages 16+. Call 966-6110. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or in person at 620 Laguna St.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Some camps offer scholarships; please see the cost and contact info of each camp for available opportunities.



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