Ben Ciccati

School’s Out!

The Santa Barbara Independent‘s 2013 Guide to Summer Fun

Ah, summer. School’s out, and the kids are free, but the adults are not. This presents a problem, as leaving large numbers of the county’s children idle could mean the neighborhood goes full-on Lord of the Flies in no time. Fortunately, The Indy’s got your back, parents. While hunting boar on a deserted island may seem cool to some kids, there are better (and safer) options out there. We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of activities — everything from surfing and sailing to trampolines to wilderness treks (without dangerous animals, probably). There’s soccer, basketball, and baseball alongside painting, writing, drama, music, and more dance camps than you could shake a ballet slipper at. Registration deadlines are coming soon, so read up, sign up, and buckle up for another fantastic Santa Barbara summer.

• 2013 Summer Camp Guide

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