2014 Summer Camp Guide

Photo © Caitlin Fitch


The Adderley School
This singing, dancing, and acting camp focuses on individual mentorship in a small setting and will culminate in a final theatrical performance of a Broadway workshop with costumes at Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. Workshops include Frozen, Teen Beach Movie, Annie, Newsies, and Peter Pan
Ages 4-13. Mon.-Fri., June 16-July 4, July 7-25, and July 28-Aug. 15. Ages 4-6: 9-11am. $525/three-week session. Ages 7-13: 11am-3pm. $785/three-week session. Adderley School, 316-A State St. Call 899-3680 or visit

Art Innovators Summer Camp 2014
Art Innovators offers different camps featuring age-appropriate themes that include pirates, mermaids, and ocean life; magic tricks; mystical/fantasy and prehistoric creatures; fashion design; fine arts; Hollywood FX; and nursery-rhyme characters. Young artists will build with clay, paint, draw, and create 3-D projects in each of the weeks.
Ages 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 1, 9am-3:30pm. $265/week. Art Innovators Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2, Goleta. Call 964-6435 or visit

Arts at Laguna Blanca
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.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 18, 8:30am-2:30pm. $250/week, $200/June 30-July 3 session. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 or visit

Arts by the Sea Summer Camp
This camp gives children with a passion for fine art a creative, outdoor opportunity to explore a variety of arts media with experienced teachers. Campers will learn new styles each day — impressionism, cubism, expressionism — and apply the characteristics in their works. Arts will culminate in a weekly show.
Grades 1-5. Mon.-Fri., July 8-Aug. 2, 9am-12:30pm. $150/week. The Arts Ctr., 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789 or visit

The Arts Fund Teen Mentorship
This program offers an in-depth arts enrichment for aspiring visual arts and writing students who are seriously considering pursuing advanced study and careers in art and literature. The Art Fund’s mentorships have helped participants produce advanced work, gain practical experience, and secure professional references to help them take their talent to the next level.
Ages 13-18. Mid-June to August. $100-$250. The Arts Fund, 205-C Santa Barbara St. Call 965-7321 or visit

Boxtales Summer Theatre Camp
Campers take a journey in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of The Little Mermaid based on the Hans Christian Andersen folktale.
Ages 8-13. June 23-July 11; Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm, and Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or visit

Brooks Institute 5@9 High School Video Workshop
High school students considering a career in the film, television, or media industry will find Brooks Institute’s immersive Video Workshop a great choice. Students learn the process of creating a short narrative film while becoming acquainted with the equipment and software used by the industry.
Grades 9-12. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, 9am-5pm. $675. Brooks Ventura Campus, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. Call 690-7656 or visit

Brooks Institute 5@9 High School Photo Workshop
Participants can create the memories of a lifetime and lasting friendships, all while extensively learning how to pursue your interest in photography. Through lectures, hands-on instruction, and functional projects, you will learn how f-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, and lighting principles affect photo quality. Like a real professional, you will shoot on location and in studio sets, explore lighting options and compositional techniques, and even learn nontraditional processes of image making.
Grades 9-12. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9am-5pm. $675. Brooks Santa Barbara Campus, 27 E. Cota St. Call 690-7656 or visit

Dance Camp! At the Goleta School of Ballet
Students will take classes in ballet technique, stretch, repertory, musical theater, and dance history and will make sewing and craft projects. The 2014 program ends with a performance on July 12 at Center Stage Theater. Previous ballet experience is required.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 12, 9am-2:30pm. $650/week. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit

Dance Unlimited Summer Fairytale Camp of the Arts
Dance, arts and crafts, and set and costume making for all levels will lead to fun, friends, and Peter Pan and Frozen performances.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. PETER PAN: June 30-July 18. $165/week, $450/three weeks. FROZEN: July 21-Aug. 15. $165/week, $580/four weeks. Dance Unlimited, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 1. Call 680-0684 or visit

Destination Dance
Build confidence, learn skills, and have fun with the amazing staff, consisting of TV, film, and Cirque du Soleil veterans and internationally trained professionals. Age-appropriate classes for beginning- to advanced-level dancers all work toward weekly performances in a positive environment. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, and each week brings a different blend of styles: aerial, break dancing, and more.
Ages 3-teens. Mon.-Thu., June 16-Aug. 21, morning, afternoon, and all day. $140-$310/week. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299 or visit

DPHS Goodland Woodshop Camp
This camp was created to offer the youth of our community the opportunity to enrich their interest, knowledge, and skill in the world of carpentry and woodworking. All students will be exposed to the basic concepts and tools used in woodworking while fostering self-esteem, self-confidence, and creativity.
Ages 9-14. Mon.-Fri., July 14-18, 9am-noon. $150/week. Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Video Camp
Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs offers a fun-filled week of video making right on campus. Campers will get a chance to use cameras, mikes, and computers and work in a green-screen studio to make videos of their own. All campers receive a shirt and a DVD of the video they create.
Ages 8-13. Weeks TBD, 8am-noon. $155/session. DPNews Studio & Award-Winning Yearbook Apple Computer Lab at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

Earthlight Pictures Animation and Live-Action Filmmaking Training & Teletraining
Students learn animation and live-action filmmaking at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels with technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in production of students’ own movies and a videoconference visit with a star animator. Year-round teletraining brings all-live videoconferencing direct to your desktop. Special group and private instruction options are available.
Ages 10+. ANIMATION: Mon.-Fri., July 14-18 and July 21-25, 9:30am-3:30pm. LIVE-ACTION: Mon-Fri., July 14-18, 9:30am-3:30pm. $460/week. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call (503) 697-7914 or visit

Fairy Tale Dreams: Finding Neverland Dance Camps
These three-week dance camps are geared for all dancers. For students interested in performance, focus will be preparation and production of a one-act ballet based on traditional fairy tales. All students will be cast and celebrated in a Showcase Performance at Center Stage Theater on July 5 or 26.
Ages 6+. June 16-July 5 and July 7-26. $550/session. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or visit

Fiesta Parade Summer Camp
Music, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the Fiesta Children’s Parade.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Sat., July 28-Aug. 2, 9am-noon. $150. Westside Dance Studios, 1427 San Andres St. Call 637-8773 or visit

Girls Rock S.B. Summer Rock Camp
In this intensive day camp, campers will have the opportunity to learn guitar, bass, drums, vocals, or other instruments. Campers will also form a band, write an original song, and perform at the Final Showcase for friends, families, and fans. Throughout the weekend, workshops are held on a variety of interesting, helpful, and fun topics.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 23-Aug. 8, 9am-4pm. $299/week. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 861-8128 or visit

Goleta School of Ballet Primary Program
This summer program will focus on classical ballet techniques and skills.
Ages 4-7. Wed., July 9-30, 3:15-4pm or 4-4:45pm. $60. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit

Goleta School of Ballet Summer Intensive
This intensive will focus on classical ballet technique and culminate in a performance at the Center Stage Theater on Aug. 15. Students are required to attend the entire five-week session. Classes are held in ballet technique, stretch and Pilates, pointe, variations, repertory, partnering, choreography musical theater, and contemporary.
Ages 12-17. Mon.-Fri., July 14-Aug. 15, 9am-3pm. $1,175. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit

Gustafson Dance Camps
Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages. Campers in the Dance Camp and Mini Dance Camp will be complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program that culminates in a performance.
MINI DANCE CAMP: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., June 9-14, July 14-25, and Aug. 11-15, 9am-noon. $235-$385/session. DANCE CAMP: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 9-14 and July 14-25, 9am-3:30pm. $325-$525/session. JUNIOR INTENSIVE: Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug.8, 9am-3:30pm. $525. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262 or visit

Intensive Musical Theatre Showcase
Over the course of this program for young artists interested in pursuing a career in musical theater, participants will be on their feet, fine-tuning their material with constructive feedback and discussing their true style, audition appearance and demeanor, and selected song choices. A major emphasis will be placed on learning how to select audition material and to audition successfully. The workshop will culminate in a final showcase at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
All ages. Three-day course, July 12, 19, and 26, 1-5pm. $100. Call 448-3553 or email

Intro to Television Production Camp
This camp introduces youth to the basics of media production in the TVSB Studios through hands-on experience. Students will use TVSB’s professional studio production equipment to learn the basics of scriptwriting, camera work, lighting, direction, sound design, acting, on-camera, and editing.
Ages 10-15. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, July 7-11, and Aug. 11-15, 9am-4pm. $245/week. TVSB Media Arts Ctr., 329 South Salinas St. Call 571-1721 or visit

Jensen’s Summer Guitar RockCamp
RockCampers will have fun learning to play music and finding out what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it. This full-day, weeklong camp ends with a performance for parents and friends. Beginners get a free electric guitar.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 14-18, 9:30am-3pm. $395/week. Location TBD. Call 687-4027 or visit

Movie Stunt Camps
If your child is outgoing, energetic, and creative, this is the camp for them. Each stunt camp will have its own theme and will attempt to put a short movie for the campers to share. Participants will do activities such as parkour (free running), martial arts, tumbling, gymnastics, and moviemaking.
Ages 6-17. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, July 7-11, and Aug. 4-8, 9am-2pm. $199/week. Valhalla Elite Training Ctr., 1113 State St. Call 687-1514 or email

Music and Art from Around the World Camp
Learn about the music and art from around the world. Every day, we will discover a new musical tradition and art style from a different country. Campers will be introduced to the country of the day and will learn about the instruments, dances, art, and more, specific to that region. The week will end with an open house for all campers’ family and friends.
Ages 5-9. Mon.-Thu., June 30 - July 3. $140. Mon.-Fri., July 7-11, July 21-25, and July 28 - Aug. 1. $170/session. 9am-1pm. Music with Malia and Friends Studio, 924 Chapala St. Call 637-3150 or email

Nick Rail Music Band Camp
Mark your calendar and make sure to include this popular class as part of your summer plans. The camp is directed by the fabulous Jim Mooy of SBCC and staffed by a host of professional musicians. Finale concert will be held July 24. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are available.
Grades 3-8. Tue. and Thu., June 17-July 24, 8-9am, 8-10am, or 10am-noon. $95. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 569-5353 or visit

Notes for Notes: Music Lessons and Recording Sessions
Youth learn and record music in MusicBox Studios’ safe, professional, high-quality studio environments. Music lessons and recording sessions are offered on a drop-in basis (registration required). Musicians of all levels accepted. Instruments offered include guitar, bass, drums, keyboard/synth, deejay turntables, and computers with music-creation software, all available to use within a full recording studio.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri. throughout summer (except holidays), 3-7pm. Free (with membership)-$40/year. Eastside Boys & Girls Club, 602 W. Anapamu St., and Westside Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 364-0242 or visit

Photography Camp Outdoors
Learn how to use your camera and share great stories by understanding exposure and composition techniques.
Ages 12-18. Tue. and Thu., June 3-Aug. 28, 9am-noon. $180. Meet at entrance to Skater’s Point, Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St. Contact Branden Aroyan at 570-6997 or email or visit

Photojournalism Camp
Learn photography, journalism, blogging, and more in this fun camp. The week will include three location field trips with daily photography assignments. Writing assignments cover the basics (paragraphs, research, sentence structure, and more).
Ages 10-11: Mon.-Fri., June 16-20. Ages 12-13: Mon.-Fri., June 23-27. 8:30am-2pm. $269/week. Gateway Education Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C, Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit

Prince and Princess Camp
This fun-filled morning camp is geared for young children wishing to explore movement, music, and friendships. A special studio performance celebrating all participants concludes each week of camp.
Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 11-15, 8:30-11:30am. $150/week. Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or visit

Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts Workshops
SBSOPA is hosting two weeks of workshops with two levels each, preparing students for extended learning in singing, dancing, and acting.
CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY HITS: Ages 7-11: Mon.-Thu., Aug. 4-7, 9am-noon. $190. Ages 12-17: Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8: 3:30-6:30pm. $240. CLASSIC BROADWAY REVIEW: Ages 7-11: Mon.-Thu., Aug. 11-14, 9am-noon. $190. Ages 12-17: Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11-15, 3:30-6:30pm. $240. S.B. School of Performing Arts, 127 W. Canon Perdido St. Call 705-7310 or visit

S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater Camp
Santa Barbara Summer Stock presents The Myth of Perseus and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Everybody acts, sings, and dances. The plays are highly adapted works designed to provide maximum parts, creative license, and participation for young actors, with each camp ending with public performances over three days.
THE MYTH OF PERSEUS: Ages 7-13. Mon.-Thu., June 16-July 12, 9am-1:30pm. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: Ages 13-18. Mon.-Thu., June 23-July 19, 2-5pm. $595/session. Foothill School Auditorium. Call 403-0375 or visit

SBMA Art Venture Camp | Build It: Adventures in Architecture
This camp invites budding architects to draw and build their own vision of the future. Follow the process that architects use in designing, from concept to construction. Sketch original ideas, draw detailed floor plans, and build models to create your vision of a community of the future.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 9-13, 9am-3pm. $215/members, $250/nonmembers. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441 or visit

SBMA Ceramics Camp
This camp introduces sculptural and functional ceramic and includes hand-building, wheel-throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques around age-appropriate, always-new themes.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 11, 9am-3pm. $300/week (members), $350/week (nonmembers). SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441 or visit

SBYMA Elementary Music Program
Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy is where absolute beginners can learn to play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and drums, as well as learn to sing powerful voices. Campers will experience performing with a band and singing in a rocking choir.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 7-11 and July 21-25, 9am-noon. $195/week. Providence School, 3723 Modoc Rd. Call 699-5325 or visit

SBYMA Rock of Ages Camp
This is a unique opportunity for children to experience the joy of learning to play musical instruments, as well as have the camaraderie of playing and performing in public as a band. Absolute beginners can learn to play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and drums, as well as to sing powerful vocals. The intermediate and advanced students will also be able to improve their techniques with the guidance of the SBYMA teachers.
Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11-15 and Aug. 18-22, 1-4pm. $235/week. Providence School, 3723 Modoc Rd. Call 699-5325 or visit

Sino West Dance & Kung Fu Summer Camps
Full- and half-day dance and kung fu camps enhance children’s all-around physical experience and creativeness. A combination of different activities fills each day of the week: ballet, acrobatics, hip-hop, jazz, kung fu, yoga, costume fun, creative choreography, and arts and crafts.
Ages 3-18. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 18, 9am-noon, 9am-4:30pm, or 1-5:30pm. $195-$325/week. 5718 Hollister Ave., Ste. 105, Goleta. Call 967-2983 or visit

Stage Left Productions Presents Seussical
Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace teach this intensive training for young performance artists wishing to learn audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design and construction. Interested students will also participate in learning about lights, sound, design and construction, and backstage training. The program culminates in four performances of Seussical

Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., June 30-July 28, 1-6:15pm. $700. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 965-0880 or email

Summerland Mercantile Craft Camp
This camp is filled with creativity, fun, and friendship for budding artists and crafters. Projects include embroidery, paper marking, dying and printing, jewelry making, and much more. Campers leave each day with a completed project.
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri., July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1, 9:30am-12:30pm. $250/week, $450/both weeks. Address given upon registration. Call 245-6845 or visit

“Triple Threat” Musical Theater Camp
This camp will focus on building confidence in the area of acting, singing, and dancing. Led by area professionals, this camp is geared for the serious musical theater student. The week ends with an informal showcase.
Ages 12-18. Mon.-Fri., dates TBD, 2-6pm. Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or visit

Young Singers Club
At this creative, high-energy, inclusive performing arts club, young singers focus on singing choreographed solos and in groups. Each week includes daily voice lessons, acting, skits, team-building games, and tons of fun. Various themes include Frozen, Mamma Mia!, American Idol classics, and more.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 7-Aug. 2, 9am-3pm. $235-$285/week. Mountain View School, 5465 Queen Ann Ln., Goleta. Call 681-7078 or visit

Youth Aerial Dance Repertory
Sessions feature one week of technique, skill building and conditioning on trapeze, aerial fabrics, lyra, aerial sling, corde lisse, invented apparatus, contemporary dance, and physical theater and one week of choreography and phrase development.
Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., July 7-18, July 21-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-15, 9am-1pm. $550/ session, $990/two sessions, $1,400/three sessions. Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Arts, 810 E. Gutierrez St., Ste. B. Call 284-8785 or visit

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California Learning Center
The California Learning Center (CLC) has a variety of camps and programs happening throughout the summer. This summer we have Creative Writing/Illustrating, Math Madness, Games Galore and an all new Wizarding Camp that Muggles will love! We also have SAT/ACT test prep, college application boot camp, and tutoring for all ages, all subjects. Free seminars for high school students preparing for the next step-college!
Ages 8 - 18. Call (805)563-1579. or visit 350 South Hope Ave Suite A104 SB

Camp GObotics
Camp GObotics teaches students to design, build, and program robots that include sumo robots, battle robots with Bluetooth remote controls, and amusement park rides for Lego mini-figures using the Lego Mindstorms NXT building system. Students spark their interest in robotics and learn and apply math, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
Ages 8-14. June 16-20 and June 23-27, 8:30am-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm. $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Ln. Call 245-0288 or visit

Camp Invention
At Camp Invention, children rotate through four fun modules a day, where they work in diverse teams to engage in investigations, experiments, and engineering challenges. Camp Invention explores STEM concepts through creative hands-on activities to encourage curious minds to explore, create, and experience the spirit of problem solving through invention.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug. 1, 9am-3:30pm. $255. The Knox School, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Call 222-0107 or visit

Club Scientific Summer Camp 2014
Club Scientific offers 18 different hands-on, minds-on interactive disciplines camps featuring Robotics, Paleontology, Engineering, Biology, Video Game Creation, Astronomy, Forensics, Rocketry, Chemistry and Veterinary Medicine. Students carry out experiments, engage in team activities, and see how science works in the real world. Our camps appeal to children who have a genuine interest in how things work and what things are made of..
Ages 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-July 18, 9am-4pm. $255/week. Pre-camp care $25/week, 8am; After-camp care $35/week, 4-5:30pm. Kellogg Elementary School, 475 N. Cambridge Dr., Goleta. Call 886-8389 or visit

College Essay Application Workshops by College Consult
Rising seniors make the best use of summer to get a jump on college applications. Write Common App and UC essays in a fun, focused four-day workshop, led by a professional editor and college counselor.
Entering grade 12. Small-group sessions meet June-Sept. $500 all-inclusive fee. Call Tish O'Connor at 695-0068 or visit

Girls’ Coding and Apps: App Camp for Girls
This is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education camp designed to inspire girls to learn computer coding and app development. The program includes learning the math needed to be a great programmer, app development, self-esteem and confidence building. Students will work in a small group to develop several simple apps. Each development team will present their app to parents and program developers.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., July 7-18, 9am-2pm. $429. Gateway Educational Services, 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Call 895-1153 or visit

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, mods with Minecraft, robots, and more at weeklong summer programs.
Ages 7-18. Weekly day and overnight programs, June 30-Aug. 15. $849-$1,438. UCSB. Call (888) 709-8324 or visit

Kidz Engineering 101
Academics are taught by Irene Rinta, president with more than 20 years of professional experience in architecture, engineering, and project management. Guest speakers often attend to present their expertise in various careers. We study, perform experiments, build, and play games, working indoors and outdoors. Summer camps are academic, safe, and fun with Club KE101.
Grades 1-9. Mon.-Fri., June 23-Aug. 1. $175-$295/week. 2300 Garden St. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit

Math Camp at S.B. Family School
An area math team coach with over 15 years of experience runs this fun, hands-on exploration of creative mathematics for kids who enjoy math. Weekly themes include magic, art, codes, sports, games, money, and infinity.
Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 22, 8:45-11:45am. $185/week. Goleta. Call 680-9950 or visit

S.B. Education Foundation Summer School
Earn credits for high school. This tuition-based, for-credit summer school will be hosted at the San Marcos High School campus but is open to all high school students, regardless of what school they attend. Student can earn 5-10 units of high school credits, and most courses meet A-G requirements.
Grades 9-12. June 16-July 24, 8am-1:20pm. $290-$580/class (scholarships available). San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125 or visit

UCSB Summer Science Camp
This science camp at UCSB offers an exciting environment for kids to gain scientific intuition and engineering logic through fun, hands-on activities and engaging collaborative efforts. The camp provides small camper-to-scientist ratios, daily team-building exercises to boost communication, confidence and cooperation, and challenges that stimulate critical thinking.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 7-11, July 14-18, and July 21-25. 9am-3pm. $160/week. UCSB. Call 893-7053 or visit

Young Writers Camp 2014
Offered for the 22nd summer through the South Coast Writing Project, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB, this nurturing and stimulating camp maximizes writing skills through creative activities taught by classroom teachers. Applications are due by June 16. There is a discount for multiple children from the same family, and scholarships are available.
Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., July 14-25, 9am-12:30pm. $295. UCSB. Call 893-5899, email, or visit

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AHA! Summer Program 2014
Through an innovative, experiential curriculum, participants build social and emotional awareness, knowledge, and understanding; learn skills for conflict resolution; engage in creative arts, outdoor activities, and connection circles; gain a better understanding of how their “teen brains” operate; and, most importantly, have lots of fun.
Ages 14-19. Two four-week sessions, June 23-July 17, 9:30am-12:15pm and 2-5pm. Call to make mandatory informational enrollment meeting. Donations accepted. Jefferson Hall, Unitarian Society, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Call 772-7200 or visit

Above All Aviation
Santa Barbara’s premier flight school presents its 4th Annual Aviation Youth Academy, including flights every day, tower tours, fly-ins, field trips, aviation science experiments, and more.
Ages 13-18. Mon.-Fri., July 21-25 (for beginners) and Aug. 4-8 (for intermediate and advanced), 10am-2pm. $650. 1523 Cook Pl. Call 683-7575 or visit

Brasil Arts Café Kids Capoeira Camp
Begin with the movements of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art form that combines aspects of dance, gymnastics, and music. Campers will be introduced to the instruments and songs of capoeira and also learn a fun and high-energy Afro-Brazilian dance called maculelê. A performance will happen on the last day. Delicious and healthy lunch or snack will be provided.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 21-25, 9am-noon or 9am-2pm. $150-$240. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Call 637-5355 or visit

BullyProof Martial Arts Summer Camp
Jiujitsu is a non-striking, performance-based martial art, specifically designed to control and subdue an opponent of greater size and strength. Campers will learn jiujitsu fundamentals, with emphasis on self-defense techniques, on a fun, safe, and family-oriented environment.
Ages 4-8: Mon.-Fri., June 16-20. Ages 9-14: Mon.-Fri., July 7-11. $149. Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy, 1014 State St. Call 845-2272 or visit

Camp Haverim
This Jewish day camp offers activities such as art, music, newspaper, drama, talent shows, daily swimming (or an alternative water activity, such as slip 'n' slide), and a full array of sports. Make friends for life.
Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 14-25 and July 28-Aug. 8, 9am-3pm. $300-$375/one-week session, $500-$650/two-week session. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593 or visit

Camp Tacanneko Day Camp
Enjoy the day with friends, and rumble in the jungle. Daily activities include swimming, music, crafts, star flight, or try-aid programs.
Grades K-7. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, 9:30am-3:30pm. $190. Arroyo Grande Methodist Campground. Call 773-5126 or visit

Cub Scout Day Camp
Boys will have fun doing crafts, games, archery, wrist rockets, outdoor cooking, woodcraft, leather work, service projects, Cub Scout skills, and much more. All activities will be centered on the “Knights of the Roundtable” theme.
Ages 7-11. Mon.-Thu., June 23-26, 9am-3:30pm, and Fri., June 27, 9am-2pm. $125-$155. S.B. LDS Church, 2107 Santa Barbara St. Call 967-0105 or visit

Ecology Explorers Summer Camp
Ecology Explorers is an exciting and educational week of fun-filled activities. Activities include beach and nature exploration, environmental concept games, composting, planting seeds, cooking, nature crafts, tie-dye, and more!
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 21-25, 9am-3pm, and Aug. 4-8, 9am-1pm. $175-$225/week. Art from Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 or visit

Girls Inc. of S.B.: Summer Adventure Program
Girls Inc. of S.B. offers fun, educational, enriching programs for girls in a safe, structured environment — including swimming, field trips, sports, reading, art, theater, library skills, science projects, cooking, gardening, science, dance, and much more.
Grades K-9. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 7:30am-6pm. $90/part-time week, $180/full-time week. Goleta Valley Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 967-0319, and S.B. Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017. Visit

Hidden Oaks Swim Club
Be your own camp counselor while day camping by the pool. Bring the family for a daily swim at this pool. Activities include barbecues, badminton, bocce ball, croquet, swing set, and indoor pool tables.
All ages. Daily sessions, May 1-Nov. 1, 11am-7pm. Seasonal, monthly, weekly, and daily rates; free for ages under 7. Hidden Oaks Clubhouse, 4760 Calle Camarada. Call 967-5574 or visit

Isla Vista Youth Projects
Summer program for students include academic assistance as well as enrichment activities.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 8, 7:15am-5:15pm. $50/half-day week, $80/full-day week. Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 968-1624 or visit

Little Stars: Where Your Little Angels Become Stars
This camp is a manners and etiquette camp. Group or private training with special customized programs focuses on modern manners, social graces, grooming, and appearance.
Ages 5-15. Call 995-4040 or visit for details.

Montecito Family YMCA Camps
Your child will be an integral part of a small group of children of similar ages as they learn new skills, develop lasting friendships, and pursue the Y’s mission of healthy spirit, mind, and body. Camp activities include arts and crafts, team building, swimming, sports and games, and barbecues. Field trips include bowling, skating, rollerblading, surrey riding, amusement parks, beaches and parks, museums, Cloud 10 Jump Club, and Disneyland. Extended care is available.
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm. $175/session. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit

Montessori Center School Summer Camps
Camp sessions offered include Nuts About Nature, How the Heart Works, Cooking Through the Americas, World Art, Outdoor Adventure, Puppetry, Geography, and Crafts.
Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 8, 8:15am-2:30pm. $220-$540/session, $1,520/six-week session. 401 N. Fairview Ave., Ste. 1., Goleta. Call 683-9383 or visit

Nature Adventures
Nature Adventures offers summer camps at the Museum of Natural History and Sea Center to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. Experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around you.
Ages 2-14. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22, 9am-3pm. $240/week (members), $255/week (nonmembers); additional $60-$75/extended care. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Ty Warner Sea Ctr., 211 Stearns Wharf. Call 682-4711 or visit

Rainbow School Summer Camp
This camp offers a safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment for children, including drama, creative writing, crafts, games, cooking, bowling, and special-instruction classes in art and daily field trips to area parks, beaches, and natural cultural and historical sites.
Grades 1+. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 22, 7:30am-5:30pm. $17.50/half-day, $35/full day. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 964-4511 or visit

Safety Town Summer Camp
Safety Town teaches pre- to post-kindergarteners how to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” and learn general safety at home and in the community. Participants get to drive pedal cars, practicing crossing the street in a miniature town, and get to tour an ambulance, fire truck and more.
Grade K. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 1. $150-$175/week. Foothill School, El Camino School, Isla Vista School, and Franklin School. Call 252-7998 or visit

S.B. Charter School
Chart a course for the kids this summer at S.B. Charter School, giving them the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor games, a creative playground, arts and crafts, and area field trips.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 3-Aug. 2, 7:30am-5:30pm. $25/half-day, $35/full day, $160/week. Goleta Valley Jr. High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 729-2152.

S.B. YMCA Babysitter Training Camp
Your child will learn leadership, basic care, safety, and first aid that can help make them an excellent babysitter. Campers will get hands-on experience, be involved in small-group interactive learning, role playing, and games. Campers will make new friends, take trips, and have fun. Financial assistance is available.
Grades 6-9. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27 and Aug. 11-15, 9am-3pm. $125-$140/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 or visit

S.B. YMCA Counselors in Training (CITs)
Our Counselor In Training program offers high school students the opportunity to work with a variety of camps, while earning community service and developing leadership skills. CITs can choose to work with Kinder, Day, Aquatics Specialty or Sports Camp. Financial assistance is available.
Orientation: June 4, 6pm. $45-$55/session.

S.B. YMCA Day Camps

Day camps are offered at two locations. Our activities, trips, and projects are selected and planned around weekly themes and designed to keep campers engaged and excited throughout the week. It’s your summer — make it an adventure! Daylong camps with extended care and financial assistance are available.
Ages 3-4 and entering grades K-9. June 9-Aug. 22. $165/five-day session, $135/three-day session. Hope School YMCA, 3970 La Colina Rd., and S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. 687-7720, email, or visit

S.B. YMCA Specialty Camps
Our specialty camps offer science, baking, cooking, water sports and safety, and hip-hop over the course of one summer. Campers will enjoy tasty treats that you make yourself, silly science experiments, crafty creations, insane dance routines, and much more. Daylong camps with extended care available. Financial assistance is available.
Grades 2-5. June 9-Aug. 15. $150-$165/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x266, visit, or visit

S.B. YMCA Water Adventure Camp and Splash Camp
Splash into water adventures. Splash campers stay cool with water activities such as boat building, water safety, swimming, watermelon races, beach activities, and more. Water Adventure Campers enjoy the week with pool activities, water safety, and overnight camping at an engaging water-filled destination. Financial assistance is available.
SPLASH CAMP: Grades 2-5. June 23-27 and Aug. 11-15. $150-$165. WATER ADVENTURE CAMP: Grades 3-9. June 30-July 3 and July 21-25. $215-$230. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x230, email, or visit

Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA
Campers will be involved in age-appropriate activities, from swim lessons and tumbling for Lil’ Troopers to daily off-site adventures for the Explorer and Jr. High Camps. Campers will have weekly themes, character/leadership development, arts and crafts, science, outdoor and overnight experiences, and swimming two to three days per week. Extended care and financial assistance are available.
ADVENTURE: Grades K-3. Three- or five-day camps, June 9-Aug. 22. TENNIS: Grades 1-6. June 23-27. SPLASH: Grades 1-6. July 14-18 and Aug. 11-15. BASKETBALL: Grades 1-6. July 28-Aug. 1. $115-$190. Drop-off/pickup locations: Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, or Oak Valley Elementary, Rm. 128, 595 2nd St., Buellton. Call 686-2037 or visit

Summer @ Laguna Blanca
This summer at Laguna promises tons of fun and sun for campgoers. Our enthusiastic team of teachers look forward to giving your child a memorable day-camp experience filled with Lego robotics, art, music, sports, technology, laughter and friends. Age Range: 4-10. Registration Dates: Opens April 6, 2014 until filled. Camp Dates: Two 1-week sessions, August 4-8, August 11-15. 8:00-2:30 daily (after care provided until 5:30 for $15 flat fee per day). Laguna Blanca School (Montecito campus), 260 San Ysidro Road. $300/week includes snack, lunch & t-shirt. Child / Adult Ratio: 8:1. Contact: Andy Surber, Head of Lower School/Summer Camp Director: 805.695.8143 or email Website:

Summer Adventures with Daddy Daycare
We’ll be adventuring around Santa Barbara, from hiking to berry picking. Every Wednesday will be beach day, and academic refreshers are offered through the summer. Mrs. Lauderdale is a teacher at Vieja Valley School, and Mr. Rob is a licensed paramedic. Daily snacks will be provided.
Ages 5-11. June 9-Aug. 22, 9am-4:30pm. $50/day, $150-175/week. Lauderdale Family Child Care, 312 Arboleda Rd. Call 588-7602 or email

UCSB Recreation Center
One of the best-kept secrets in town, the Rec Center offers great summer recreation for the entire family. Activities include swimming, weight room, cardio equipment, new rock wall, and use of the gymnasium.
Ages 5-11. June 9 - Aug. 22, 9am-4:30pm. $50/day, $150-175/week. Lauderdale Family Child Care, 312 Arboleda Rd. Call 588-7602 or email

UCSB Summer Day Camp
The university will be celebrating its 33rd summer with activities including swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22, 7:15am-5:30pm. $145-$175/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit

Waldorf Santa Barbara Summer Camp
Various camps provide children with the opportunity to engage in fun and meaningful activities, meet new friends, sing, paint, sew, go on nature walks, garden, make crafts, watch and create puppet plays, and play in the water.
Ages 3-6. Mon.-Thu., June 16-19, June 30-July 3, July 28-31, and Aug. 11-14, 9am-1pm. $175/week. Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Dr. Call 967-6656 or visit

Westside Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp
There will be gym activities, art activities, reading circles, water play, field trips, and more.
Ages 6-13. Mon.-Fri., June 9 - Aug. 20, 7:30am-6pm for summer day camp hours or 10am-6pm for club camp hours. $25-$60/week. Westside Boys & Girls Club, 602 W. Anapamu St. Call 966-2811 or email

Zoo Camp at the Santa Barbara Zoo
Have your child get in touch with their wild side through behind-the-scenes tours, games, crafts, and other one-of-a-kind, up-close animal experiences.
Ages 3-12. June 16-Aug. 22. $185-$225/morning or afternoon session, $245-$295/full-day session. Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit

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Outdoor General

Bikemoore Mountain Bike Camp
Bikemoore provides guided mountain bike tours in Santa Barbara. These group rides offer skill-building exercises with a safe and supportive environment. Private lessons are also available. Operational bike, helmet, water, and lunch are required. Join us to develop your mountain biking skills and explore nature with Bikemoore.
Ages 8+. Every Sat. and/or Sun., June 1-Aug. 31, 9am-1pm. $50/day, $175/four-tour package. Ellwood Preserve, Goleta. Call 636-3300 or visit

Camp Elings
Elings Park offers a range of weeklong sports camps for kids in a spectacular Santa Barbara setting. There’s a maximum of 10 campers for every counselor, and each counselor is CPR and first-aid certified. We offer eight different camps, and our partnerships with the Reptile Family will make this summer one your child will never forget.
Ages 5-15. June 9-Aug. 15. $170-$240/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or visit

Camp Fox
Your camper stays in villas or cabins an entire week at Camp Fox on Catalina Island, just steps away from the ocean. Camp Fox is the place for beachfront swimming, kayaking, inner-tubing, hiking, tide pools, stand-up paddleboard, high-ropes course, beach volleyball, snorkeling, Frisbee golf, campfires, and more.
Grades 3-7: Sun.-Sat., July 13-19. Grades 6-9: Sun.-Sat., July 6-12. $575-$600/session. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x226, email, or visit

Camp Fox Family Camp
Enjoy a weekend of adventure and fun for the entire family. Camp Fox on Catalina Island includes the fun of beachfront swimming, marine lab, and tide pools to outdoor games and activities to include hiking, Frisbee golf, climbing wall, evening campfires, and the YMCA Rag Program.
All ages. Fri.-Mon., Aug. 22-25. $50/child (ages 0-3), $190/youth (ages 4-10), $210/adult. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x256, email, or visit

Camp Natoma
Camp Natoma is a unique summer camp nestled in the Adelaida mountains of San Luis Obispo County where campers sleep under the stars, make new friends, and experience the joys of the outdoors. Regular sessions are for campers who are entering 2nd-12th grade, and Counselor-in-Training sessions are for campers entering 10th-11th grade.
Entering 2nd-12th grade. June 29-Aug. 2. $465/week. Camp Fire, 340 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach. Call 773-5126 or visit

Camp Whittier
At Camp Whittier, located in the S.B. mountains across from Lake Cachuma, campers will enjoy nature and activities like rock climbing, music, drama, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, and campfires.
Ages 6-13. Mon.-Fri., July 14-18. $500. Camp Whittier, 2400 Hwy. 154. Call 962-6776 or visit

Caravan Camp
This is an exciting and adventurous camp on the go. Campers will be whisked off across the state of California experiencing the sights and smells of everything it has to offer. Campers will learn to set up and take down camps, cook food, live in rustic settings, and depend on the strength and abilities of their fellow campers. Caravan Camp will be making stops along the coast and will culminate at the American River.
Grades 6-9. July 28-Aug. 1. $479/facility member, $499/program member. Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 or visit

Hearts Summer Horse Experience
This safe, integrated horse experience includes horse-and-rider-bonding activities, team building, overall horsemanship, and riding lessons.
Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri., June 16-27 and July 7-18, 9am-noon. $700/two-week session. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519, email, or visit

The Little Big Riding School Horse Camp
Come learn how to ride western, create arts and crafts, and take part in a decorating contest and demonstration on the last day.
Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, and July 28-Aug. 1, 9am-12:30pm. $350/week. Call 886-2215 or visit

Ocean Adventures Summer Beach Camp
We are all about kids having fun. Surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, boogie boarding, arts and crafts, and beach games are included. Early-registration, multi-camper, and multi-week discounts are available.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., starting June 9, 9am-3pm. $75/day, $295/week. A-Frame Surf Shop, 3785 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. Call 684-8803 or visit

Orca Summer Camp
Orca Adventures celebrates the longest running and most fun beach camp with kayaking, surfing, music, beach games, tide pools, dolphin days, and driftwood designs. Our experienced and enthusiastic counselors ensure your child stays safe, keeps learning, and has fun.
Ages 6-14. July 7-Aug. 29, 9am-3pm. $300/week. Call 448-3308 or visit

Peak2Pacific Amazing Race Biking Adventure Camp
Campers bike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, swim, rock climb, and hike with their teams to find clues and take on the ultimate scavenger hunt and challenges through Santa Barbara. Embark on all terrains, using various modes of transportation and the knowledge of each and every teammate.
Ages 8-16. June 30-July 4, 9am-3pm. $350. Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Aquatics
Private or group swim lessons are available, as well as after-camp private or group swim lessons.
Ages 4-11. Three one-week sessions, June 23-27, June 30-July 4, and July 7-11. $45/group session, $65/private session. Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Catalina Island Ultimate Discovery Adventure Camp
Campers will sleep aboard the sailboat Sweptaway and have opportunities to sail, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel, scuba, swim, fish, hike, and more. Join for the inspiring experience of swimming with dolphins and sea lions, diving in kelp forests, and more.
Ages 8-16. Aug. 6-13. $1,400. Drop-off/pickup location: Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Channel Islands Overnight Youth and Teen Sailing Adventure Camp
Campers will experience the adventure of a lifetime as they sail, adventure to the Channel Islands and live aboard the sailboat Sweptaway. Campers will sleep aboard the boat, have opportunities to sail, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel, swim, fish, hike, and more.
YOUTH: Ages 8-11. Mon.-Thu., July 14-17. TEEN: Ages 12-16: Mon.-Thu., July 21-24. $700. Drop-off/pickup location: Vintage Marina Guest Dock, 2950 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Outdoor Wilderness Skills & Adventure Camp
Campers will explore and learn the skills needed to live and thrive in the wild while maintaining a sustainable relationship with plants and wild animals in mountains, creeks, rivers, and oceans. During camp, we will be lifting, climbing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding around Marymount, Santa Barbara Harbor, the S.B. Pier, West Beach, Lizard’s Mouth, Leadbetter, Elings Park, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and more.
Ages 8-16. July 7-11, 9am-3pm. $350/session. Drop-off/pickup location: Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Scuba Certification Diving Course
This camp is for small groups with collaboration through Scuba Schools International (SSI) and includes training manual and material, pool trainings at Marymount pool with S.B. Aquatics dive masters, free rental and usage of dive wet suits, BCDS, regulators, tanks, dive weights, and dives. Students must own their own wet suit, gloves, booties, masks, fins, and snorkel.
Ages 13-16. Mon. and Wed., June 9-July 7, 3:30-5:30pm. $550. Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Peak2Pacific Young Explorers and Outdoor Adventurers Outdoor Nature, Arts & Science Camps
Young explorers and outdoor adventurers with a passion to learn and be inspired by nature and adventure will have opportunities to explore Santa Barbara through the creative eyes of an artist and the inquisitive yet sustainable mind of a scientist.
YOUNG EXPLORERS: Ages 5-7. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, June 30-July 4, and July 7-11, 9am-3pm. $300/week. OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9am-3pm. $350/week. Drop-off/pickup location: Marymount School, 2130 Mission Ridge Rd. Call 689-8326 or visit

Quality Time Child Development Center
Come join us in our old-fashioned, farm-like setting, where children learn from hands-on experiences: gathering eggs from our chickens, gardening organically, using our own vegetables, and learning how to compost and recycle. Other elements include splash-filled water activities, art in our awesome outdoor studio, and music.
Ages 2-6. Mon-Fri., 8am-5pm. $380-$1,140/week. Quality Time Child Development Ctr., 4545 Hollister Ave. Call 845-7773 or visit

River Way Ranch Camp
Memories and friendships await you at River Way Ranch Camp, a premier California coed residential summer camp. Campers are supervised by highly trained staff and participate in their choice of 75-plus activities, including horseback riding, waterskiing, ropes course, and paintball. Devoted counselors guide campers through new adventures and challenges.
Ages 7-16. Four two-week sessions, June 15-28, June 29-July 12, July 13-26, and July 27-Aug. 9, and two one-week sessions, June 15-21 and Aug. 10-16. $1,795-$3,650. Foothills of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Call (800) 821-2801 or visit

S.B. Elite Cheer Camp
Your child will learn all about cheering, chanting, and positive S.B. spirit. We will guide each camper with techniques including stretches, jumps, toe touches, basics of tumbling, and overall core strengthening. Camp is open to all skill levels, and all campers receive a T-shirt.
Ages 5-18. Tue.-Fri., June 10-13 and July 8-11, and Mon.-Thu., July 14-17, 9am-2pm. $150. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. (near the lighthouse). Call Sarah Butcher at 448-6687 or email

Summer Farm Days
Explore all aspects of an active farm, including planting, harvesting, cooking, and chicken and goat care. Play in our avocado orchard, explore the children’s garden, and frolic in the strawberry fields. Each week is different, and our camper-to-staff ratio makes it possible to follow the curiosity of each child.
Ages 3-11. June 9-Aug. 15. $250-$350/week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-7369 or visit

Wilderness Youth Project Family Camp
Wilderness Youth Project widens its circle to encompass not only a band of young participants but their entire family. This event attempts to expand the experience of nature connection to a community of families that come together for a weekend (or week) of exploration, good food, and, winds willing, campfires. Of course, all the events, both planned and spontaneous, wouldn’t be half as magical without the gracious collaboration of the place itself, the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, nested among the canyons of the Gaviota Coast.
All ages. Weekend session: Fri.-Sun., July 11-13. $280/family. Weeklong session: Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8. $100-$400/child, $250-$600/adult. Arroyo Hondo Preserve, canyons of the Gaviota Coast. Call 964-8096 or visit

Wild Roots Summer Camps
Enjoy the diversity of our natural places through exploration, games, tracking, singing, storytelling, and fun.
Ages 2½-7. Mon.-Fri., June 30-July 4, July 14-18, and July 21-25, and Mon.-Thu., July 28-31, 8:45am-1pm. $215/week. Various locations. Call 570-3087 or visit

Wild West Camp
This popular one-of-a-kind camp focuses on healthy, outdoor, fun activities and games that children enjoyed on the Western frontier, including bow and arrow shooting taught by an archery expert, vaquero roping, leather tooling, preparing a Dutch-oven cowboy lunch, and so much more. Beverages and snacks are included.
Ages 7-11. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27 and July 7-11, 9am-1pm. $125/week. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, 2596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Call 688-7889 or visit

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Special Needs

Camp Chit Chat
Camp Chit Chat is a fun and socially interactive camp. It's a great way for children to keep up with all of their communication skills during the summer when regular therapy services are not offered. Camp participants will be placed in a small group working on similar skills such as articulation, language, fluency, and social communication.
Grades pre-K to K. Mon.-Thu., June 9-Aug. 8, 9am-4:30pm. $75/session. Scottish Rite Language Ctr., 16 E. Carrillo St. Call 962-8469 or visit

Camp Mariposas
A fun summer camp for special needs children, Camp Mariposas creates opportunities for young children to engage in fun activities that enhance and facilitate their communication and sensory development.
Ages 3-10. Mon. and Wed. or Tue. and Thu., June 17-Aug. 15, 8:15-10:15am, 10:45am-12:45pm, or 2-4pm. $375/three-week session. MP Health of S.B., 621 W. Micheltorena St., Ste. B. Call 253-2547 or visit

Camp Wheez
Sansum Clinic’s Camp Wheez is a day camp for children with asthma designed for their special needs. Campers learn to manage their asthma while they participate in recreation, enjoy arts and crafts, and have old-fashioned camp fun. This camp is staffed by medical professionals, trained volunteers, and community members.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Extended care: 12:30-5:30pm. $20. Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (transportation provided by EasyLift). Call 681-7897 or visit

Dubin Learning Center
This Santa Barbara leader in education has helped thousands of students, ranging from the underachiever to the gifted, to reach their potential. We provide educational therapy for students with learning differences, ADD, or dyslexia; tutoring in all subjects; and test prep for SAT, SSAT, and ISEE.
Grades K-College. Mon.-Fri., starts July 7. $75/hr. for tutoring, $90/hr. for educational therapy. Dubin Learning Ctr., 112 W. Cota St. Call 962-7122 or visit

Happy Adventure Summer Camp
This day enrichment program is open to children and youth with developmental disabilities.
Ages 5+. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15, 9:30am-3pm. $130/week. Cornerstone House, 1451 Camino Trillado, Carpinteria. Call 684-5840 or visit

Hearts Summer Horse Experience
Hearts Summer Horse Experience offers a safe and integrated horse experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes fun horse-and-rider-bonding activities, team-building events, horsemanship, and riding lessons. There will be a horse show at the end of each session for all participants to showcase their equestrian talents.
Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri., June 16-27 and July 7-18, 9am-noon. $700/two-week session. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519, email, or visit

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp
Our annual Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp is designed for individuals between the ages of 6 and 19 years who use a wheelchair to participate in sports. Camp features tennis, rock-wall climbing, volleyball, and many other activities tailored to individuals' abilities. Transportation is available from Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Ventura/Oxnard areas.
Ages 6-19. Mon.-Fri., July 14-18. Free. Location TBD. Call 569-8999 x82102 or email René Van Hoorn at

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Circle V Ranch Camp
Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest, surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails. This camp includes activities such as hiking, swimming, nature, archery, drumming, and painting. Programs are designed for each camper to participate in innovative and enriching outdoor experiences that build self-esteem and expand knowledge and appreciation of others, nature, and God.
Ages 7-13, and ages 14-17 eligible as camper in leadership training. June 27-Aug. 23. $75-$425/week. Circle V Ranch Camp, 2550 Highway 154. Call 688-5252 or visit

Cliff Drive Care Center’s Summer Camp
Come join us for fun in the sun this summer, featuring many educational and interesting experiences and tours in and around S.B.; multiple weekly beach and park visits; science, cooking, gardening, and creative activities; lots of water play; weekly chapel times; and Vacation Bible School.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 6-Aug. 26, 7:30am-5:30pm. $335-$730/month, $83-$180/week, $42/day. Free Methodist Church of S.B., 1435 Cliff Dr. Call 965-4286 or visit

Summer “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School
When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd, nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. Kids move through field-tested activity stations in “Zoo Crews” (six kids per leader). Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in hands-on, interactive ways that keep everyone engaged.
Grades K-5. Mon.-Fri., July 7-11, 6-8:30pm. $5/day. Living Faith Church, 4597 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 967-5651 or visit

Summer Wilderness Adventure Day Camp
Boys and girls will participate in activities like horseback riding, horsemanship, archery, arts and crafts, praise and worship, organized games, volleyball, horseshoes, and hiking. Each morning will be highlighted with a camp celebration involving songs and skits.
Ages 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 14-18, 9am-4pm. $275/week. Bruce Griffin Equestrian Ranch, Buellton. Call 921-3005 or email

Trinity Lutheran GARDENSONG Day Camp
Learn to celebrate and care for the earth, our bodies, minds, and spirits through music, gardening, Bible stories, outdoor games, and arts and crafts. Campers will use food from the Trinity Gardens to help create healthy snacks each day.
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9am-3pm. $125/child or $225/family. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 687-1577 or visit

Vacation Bible Discovery School
Explore the Bible as a toolbox for feeling God’s love and care every day with Bible stories, games, singing, crafts, snacks, and friendship. All children are welcome.
Ages 3-11. Mon.-Fri., July 21-25, 9am-noon. $45. Christian Science Sunday School, 120 E. Valerio St. Call 886-9541 or visit

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4th Annual Cardinal Football Contact Camp
Campers of all experience levels will develop proper fundamentals and skills associated with tackle football, emphasizing proper technique and safety. Learn one-on-one and group instruction on proper blocking and tackling form, safe use of equipment, and basic and advanced position fundamentals. Camp is taught by Bishop Diego High School staff and area youth coaches.
Ages 8-14. Tue.-Fri., July 15-18, 8:30am-noon. $140; $100/second child. Bishop Diego High School Football Field, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 967-1266 x122 or email

4th Annual Cardinal Football Non-Contact Mini-Camp
This non-contact camp is designed to help young and aspiring football players learn and practice the fundamentals, drills, and techniques which are used by high school and collegiate football players as they prepare for their season with an emphasis on fun and participation. Camp is taught by Bishop Diego High School staff and area youth coaches.
Ages 8-14. Fri.-Sat., June 13-14, 8:30am-12:30pm. $70; $50/second child. Bishop Diego High School Football Field, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 967-1266 x122 or email

Bacara Kids’ Tennis Camp
Join Bacara’s renowned tennis pros for fun-filled summer tennis clinics at the resort’s four Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Camps include professional instruction by award-winning tennis pros; all equipment, snacks, and beverages are provided.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, and July 21-25. 1:15-4pm. $250/week, $50/day. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave. Call 571-3186.

Brady Tennis Camp
Weeklong camps are available for all levels, including juniors, adults, or families. The first three weeks are tennis only, and the last week you can choose from tennis, golf and tennis, or multi-activity. Enjoy perfect year-round weather and being right next to the beach with awesome staff.
Ages 8+. Sun.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 15. $520-$695/day-camp week, $795-$845/full-session week (camp, food, and lodging). UCSB. Call (310) 798-0333 or visit

Buff Platt Golf Camps
Junior golfers with some playing experience and a desire to improve and compete will benefit from this camp. Instructors create a fun and positive atmosphere to develop the player skill set, including putting, short game, and ball striking. Campers play nine holes every day and learn game management and golf etiquette.
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 8, 8am-noon. $225-$250/week, $200/week for three or more weeks. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 570-9853 or visit

Camp Morphit
A get-fit health camp for teens that want to lose some weight and get fit, gain self-confidence and real friends, and have a crazy amount of fun, this is the beginning of a healthier and happier life with cardio, sports, Zumba, trampolines, hiking, nutrition, and ridiculously fun games and activities.
Ages 13-17. Mon.-Sat., June 16-28, July 7-19, July 21-Aug. 2, and Aug. 4-16. $700/session, additional $175/session for lunch. Killer B Fitness, 189 S. Turnpike Rd. Call 455-5262 or visit

Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards
Instructors teach all aspects of lifeguarding, including introduction to first aid, CPR, ocean ecology, beach and wave dynamics, and the value of spirited competition and physical fitness. Junior Guards compete with neighboring communities, participating in swimming, running, and paddleboard competitions.
Ages 9-17. Mon.-Fri., June 23-Aug. 8, 9:30am-12:30pm. $370/week. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-5405 or email

Carpinteria Surfing Camp
Beginning surfers will learn surfing safety, technique, and etiquette from instructors who are experienced surfers. Wet suits and surfboards are available to all campers.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 30-Aug. 15, 9:30am-12:30pm, and 1:30-4:30pm. $155/week, $40/day. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 566-2417 or email

Carpinteria Kayaking Camp
Boating safety and paddling technique will be taught as campers explore the Carpinteria reef. Campers will scout for harbor seals, dolphins, and other coastal mammals during this exciting and educational program. Kayaks, paddles, helmets, and life vests are provided.
Ages 10+. Mon.-Fri., June 30-Aug. 15, 1:30-4:30pm. $155/week. Carpinteria Community Pool, 5305 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 566-2417 or email

Climbing Adventure for Kids
Throughout the program, campers will learn different aspects of climbing, including climbing safety, movement skills, resting techniques, different types of holds, basic knots, and intermediate climbing skills. Campers will also learn team belaying as they experience the high wall and learn bouldering techniques. Throughout the camp, campers will play different games, such as Twister on the wall, Hula-Hoop traverse, and speed climbing.
Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, and Aug. 11-15, 4-5:30pm. $70/week. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit

Cycling Camp
Go green and safely experience the freedom of having a set of wheels. Learn bike skills, how to choose a route and fix a flat, and basic bike mechanics while you navigate neighborhood streets.
Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-20, 9am-noon and 1:30-4:30pm. $50/week. June 9-13: Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd. June 16-20: Santa Barbara Junior High, 721 E. Cota St. Call 699-6301 or visit

DPHS After-Camp Camp
This year, Dos Pueblos High School is offering an after-camp experience to all camp participants. Immediately following each of the camps offered, anyone who is enrolled in our camps can have a few extra hours on campus with us. We will spend time swimming, eating lunch together, getting opportunities to go on trips around town, being creative, and much more.
Ages 8-14. June 16-Aug. 15, noon-4pm. $50/session (must be enrolled in other DPHS camp). Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Baseball Camp
Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs offer youth players the opportunity to learn from coaches and players in a weeklong camp. During the week, campers will improve their hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, pitching, and speed training skills, showing them what it is like to play baseball at a high school level.
Ages 9-14. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20 and Aug. 11-15, 9am-1pm. $150/week. Varsity Baseball Field at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Basketball Camp
Dos Pueblos High School Community Programs will help participants learn how to become well-rounded, team-oriented basketball players. This camp provides a rewarding and enjoyable experience for campers of all ability levels. Coaches teach campers defensive skills, ball handling, and shooting. Every camper will receive a camp T-shirt after competitions at the end of the week.
Ages 7-10: 8-11:30am. Ages 11-14: noon-3:30pm. Mon.-Fri., July 21-25. $135. Location TBD. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Cheer Camp
Campers will learn new cheers and routines to perform at the end of the week. Everyone will receive a T-shirt and a set of pom-poms to help create a sense of team spirit as they learn and dance alongside the DPHS Spirit Squad.
Ages 5-12 (will make exceptions). Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8, 10am-2pm. $125. Cafeteria at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Dive Camp
This camp is designed for divers of all ages and abilities. Training will start with dry-land conditioning and basic tumbling before moving to the springboards. Campers will learn and improve their skills for competition from experienced coaches who have trained everyone from beginners to Olympic divers.
All ages. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 14, noon-2pm. $100/week, $500/summer. Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS S.B. Bike Cycling Camp
Participants will learn how to fix a flat, lubricate the chain, and perform basic bike mechanics and will review bike-handling skills, signage, group-riding etiquette, and useful tips for the preparation of the triathlon. Every day, the group will ride on the streets with licensed cycling instructors. Bring your bike in working condition and helmet on the first day of class. Registered participants who don't have a bike can use a refurbished bike from Bici Centro.
Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9am-noon. $90. Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Summer Swim Lessons
We offer a variety of classes including private classes for any students under 3 years old, group lessons, adults who are first-time swimmers, and stroke correction for advanced swimmers or water polo players. We are an American Red Cross Certified facility with certified lifeguards and water-safety instructors.
All ages. June 16-Aug. 14, 9:30am-6pm. $4-$72. Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Triathlon Camp
Join Dos Pueblos athletes from all sports to enhance skills needed for a triathlon. At the actual race location, campers will further their abilities and become comfortable with the racing environment while making friends and working with DPHS coaches.
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Thu., Aug. 11-14, 3-5pm. $150. Elings Aquatic Ctr. at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DPHS Volleyball Camp
Girls from all parts of the community have the opportunity to learn and refine the fundamentals of volleyball. Campers will improve their passing, hitting, setting, defense, and footwork. Coaches will be teaching and running drills while varsity players will add instruction and excitement to the camp.
Ages 11-14. Mon.-Wed., July 14-18, 1-3pm. $140. Sovine Gym at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 883-8343 or email

DIMITAR Tennis Academy: Excel to the Next Level
This camp is a tennis and fitness training camp with an international high-performance coaching staff.
Ages 9-18. Mon.-Fri., June 2-Aug. 22. $350/half-day week, $650/full-day week. DIMITAR Tennis Academy at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 746-3644 or visit

Fifth Set Surf and Tennis Camp
Program activities include surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and tennis, as well as special trips along the Gaviota Coast and to the Channel Islands.
Ages 14+. Mon.-Fri., June 21-Aug. 31, 9am-4pm. $650/week. UCSB. Call 455-7332, email, or visit

The First Tee Summer Golf Programs
Youths participating in the program learn valuable lessons and life skills, including the how to maintain a positive attitude, make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences, and define and set goals. All classes are taught by PGA professionals.
Ages 7-17. June 17-Aug. 21. $100/session (beginner), $150/session (advanced). Locations include Santa Barbara Golf Club, Twin Lakes Golf Ctr., La Purísima Golf Course, Sandpiper Golf Club, and Santa Maria City College. Call 637-9415 or visit

Girls Inc. of S.B. Gymnastics Camp
Girls Inc.’s fun-filled weekly gymnastics camp consists of instruction by certified instructors, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, games, and more. No gymnastics experience is necessary, and it’s great for girls and boys, beginners, and intermediate gymnasts.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 9am-noon or 9am-4pm. $125/half-day week, $210/full-day week. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4492 or visit

Girls Inc. of S.B. Triathlon Training Camp
Join our Tri team, an empowering program where skills, endurance, and relationships are built over the summer. Experienced coaches and athlete mentors provide running and swim instruction, cycling agility and safety, and triathlon strategy and knowledge — a fun swim, bike, run, beach camp, and preparation for the August SBTri. All abilities are welcome.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 9am-noon. $125/week. Locations vary. Call 963-4757, email, or visit

Girls in Motion Summer Running Camp
This fun, supportive, girls-only running team led by Becky Aaronson, experienced youth coach, motivator, and mom, fosters a love of running, “girl power” confidence, and team spirit. Girls of all abilities will enjoy weekly practices with running games, obstacle courses, relays, and endurance-building activities, all meant to empower girls. There will be many prizes, motivational speakers, and an end-of-season race and awards celebration.
Ages 6-12.Wed., June 11-July 9, 4-5:15pm. At various parks and open spaces around Santa Barbara (runners are given an itinerary at sign-up). $120. Call 722-0292 or email

Hendry’s Beach Junior Lifeguards
This fun and educational program provides children instruction in lifesaving rescue techniques, water safety, first aid, CPR, marine ecology, the environment, and marine life. Activities include paddling, surfing, bodysurfing, running, swimming, water sports, and beach games. This program will improve your child’s physical conditional and emphasize the importance of safety, respect, and teamwork. Tryouts are May 5, May 19, and June 2, 6:15-7:30pm, at the UCSB Campus Pool (recommend Parking Lot 29 off El Colegio and Ocean Rd.).

Ages 8-17. June 23-July11 and July 21-Aug. 8, 10am-2:45pm. $285/three-week session. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028 or visit

Junior Tennis Summer Camp at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club
Children of any skill level will enjoy a unique and dynamic tennis camp where they’ll learn new skills from our world-class tennis instructors. Nonstop fun and variety make this program unique with an hour dedicated to specialized athletic training from our certified Parisi Speed School coaches. Participants will build confidence and athletic ability off the court by improving fundamental athletic skills, coordination, running techniques, strength, and much more. Register by June 1 and receive a free junior tennis racquet.
Ages 6-18. Eleven weeklong half-day sessions start on June 9. $199/week (members), $240/week (nonmembers). Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Contact Jake Nelson at 964-7762 or, or visit

Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo Summer Camp
Learn the art of aikido and ukemi — break falls and other exercises in a safe, fun format. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect, must-learns before any other sport.
All ages. Mon.-Fri., June 16-July 18 and July 21-Aug. 22, 4-6pm. $395/five-week session, $125/month for Tue. and Thu. only. 255 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 967-3103 or visit

Kids Bowl Free: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond
All summer long, registered kids will receive two free games of bowling every day.
Ages 17 and younger. Mon.-Sun., June 1-Sept. 15, 8:30am-4:30pm. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128 or visit

Kids in Motion & S.B. Swim Club Youth Triathlon Program

Campers will be motivated and inspired as they develop the proper triathlon skills. The camp is filled with a fun, supportive atmosphere as campers practice proper health and wellness and leadership skills.
Ages 7-18. Tue. and Thu., June 16-Aug. 18, 4:30-5:30pm. Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call (812) 240-1503 or email

Learn to Sail Summer Camp
The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit that develops, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship with a constant awareness of safety.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 9-20, June 23-July 3, July 7-18, July 21-Aug. 1, and Aug. 4-15, 9am-noon or 1-4:30pm. $240/week, $350/session, $1,000/all five sessions. S.B. Harbor. Call 965-4603 or visit

Martial Arts Family Fitness
Inspiring, challenging, amazing, and mind-blowing fun are just a few ways that kids describe the Best of the Best Camps. Each week is packed with sports, arts and crafts, games, character development, and martial arts training, as well as field trips to places like Cloud 10 Jump Club. Don't miss out on all the fun. Extended care is available.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 9am-4pm. $250/week. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233 or visit

Nike Tennis Camp
Come join the fun at the UC Santa Barbara Nike Tennis Camp. Gorgeous weather, superb instruction, and fun off-court activities make this a wonderful youth summer camp experience. Our goal is for every camper to take their game to the next level, create lasting friendships, and have a good time.
Ages 9-18. Sun.-Fri., July 13-18 and July 20-25. DAY CAMP: 8:30am-4:30pm, $525/week. EXTENDED DAY: 8:30am-9pm, $665/week. OVERNIGHT: Ages 10+. $965/week. UCSB. Call (800) 645-3226 or visit

one. Soccer Schools Summer Camps
Known for its challenging curriculum and dedicated coaches, one. Soccer Schools offers day and residential camps at Cal State Channel Islands (ages 10-18). Day programs include Field Player Premier, for focused training (ages 10-18); Goalkeeper Premier, specific to goalkeeping (ages 10-18); Juniors, teaching core skills (ages 6-9); and Jett, for the youngest players (ages 3-5). Five-day and 10-day overnight camps train players with aspirations of playing at the highest club or collegiate level.
FIELD PLAYER PREMIER AND GOALKEEPER PREMIER: Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug. 1, 8am-4pm. $319-$349. JUNIORS: Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, July 14-18, and July 28-Aug. 1, 8am-noon. $209-$219/week. JETT: July 28-Aug. 1, various times. $100. Santa Barbara High School, 700 E. Anapamu St. RESIDENTIAL FIVE-DAY CAMPS: Sat.-Thu., June 22-26, and Fri.-Tue., June 27-July 1. $689-$729. RESIDENTIAL 10-DAY CAMPS: June 22-July 1. $1560. Cal State University Channel Islands. Call 845-6801 or visit

Presidio Fencing Club
Participate in games to develop coordination and self-confidence while learning the ins and outs of one of the oldest events in the modern Olympic Games. Time will be spent sparring and rehearsing technique in groups and privately with a coach.
Ages 8-13. Location and other details TBD. Call 403-6895 or visit

Refugio Jr. Lifeguards
Become a Refugio Jr. Lifeguard this summer. Learn how to be safe in the ocean, what to do in an emergency, how to respect and care for the environment, and much more.
Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 11 and July 21-Aug. 8, 10am-3pm. $295/three-week session, $550/both sessions. Refugio State Beach, Goleta. For tryout information, visit

Ridgewood Farm Horse Camp
Join Ridgewood Farm at the historic Rancho Asoleado for fun in the sun with horses. This camp specializes in teaching children the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship along with horse-related arts and crafts.
Ages 6+. Tue.-Sat., Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 19-23, 9am-2pm. $600/week. Rancho Asoleado, 250 Nogal Dr. Call 886-2087 or visit

Rick McLaughlin Volleyball Camps
The Boys All-Skills Camps are designed for novice to elite players. Players will benefit from intensive drills, competition, and instruction and will receive expert coaching and extensive training in competitive volleyball fundamentals, tactics, and advanced conditioning techniques.
Ages 13-19. Mon.-Thu., July 14-17. $520/day camper, $595/overnight camper. UCSB. Call (310) 528-1802 or visit

S.B. Boys’ Lacrosse Camp
Boys in youth, middle school, and high school groups will enjoy fun instruction and games.
Ages 8+. Sun.-Wed., July 6-9. $425/day camper, $565/overnight camper. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit

S.B. Co-Ed Youth Lacrosse Camp
Boys and girls in different youth age groups will enjoy fun instruction and games. The two levels of play offered are beginner and intermediate. Equipment is provided. This is a noncontact camp.
Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., June 9 - July 25. $165/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or visit

S.B. Girls’ Lacrosse Camp
Girls in youth, middle school, and high school groups will enjoy fun instruction and games.
Ages 8+. Sun.-Wed., July 6-9. $425/day camper, $565/overnight camper. UCSB. Call 893-2204 or visit

S.B. Rock Gym
Camps will provide your kids with basic climbing skills, importance of teamwork and community and will provide your teens with rope skills and climbing techniques for Santa Barbara’s best outdoor rock climbs. Members get a 25 percent discount.
Mon.-Fri., beginning in June. KIDS CLIMBING CAMP: Ages 5-9, 9am-noon. $225/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. TEEN ROCKS – GYM TO CRAG: Ages 10-14. 9am-4pm. $400/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs including Lizard's Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro.Call 770-3225 or visit

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Kayak/Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp
Campers get to choose between an Ocean Kayak Scrambler or a YOLO stand-up paddleboard as they learn basic paddling techniques and exercise and play fun games along the majestic coastline.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 29, 8:30am-12:30pm. $185/week (members), $215/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826, email, or visit

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Sailing Camp
With an emphasis on safety and fun, this wind energy camp teaches nautical terminology, knots, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, sail trim, and points of sail.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 29, 1-5pm. $185/week (members), $215/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826, email, or visit

S.B. School of Tennis: Excel to the Next Level
All skills and levels are welcome to this world-class-instruction, fast-paced tennis camp hosted by the Santa Barbara School of Tennis.
Ages 7-18. Mon.-Fri., June 2-Aug. 22. $295/half-day week, $495/full-day week. Elings Park Tennis Ctr., 1002 Las Positas Rd. Call 746-3644 or visit

S.B. Soccer Vacation Kids Day Camps
These camps are a great way for kids to improve their soccer skills through creative and fun learning environments and are open to children of all levels. Campers are coached by UCSB men’s and women’s soccer players. Separate goalkeeping instruction will be provided daily.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 8, 9am-1pm. June 9-13: Hollister School, 4950 Anita Ln. June 16-20 and Aug. 4-8: Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. $135-$140/week. Call 893-6044 or visit

S.B. Surf Adventures Camp
The long, rolling waves at Leadbetter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, hat, goodie bag, and lunch in addition to an unforgettable surfing experience. Camp is held with CPR-certified surfing instructors and is best suited for kids with basic swimming skills.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 9am-3pm. $59/day, $295/week. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281 or visit

S.B. Swim Camp
Campers will devote a day to each of the four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Campers will also work on racing starts, flip turns, and relay starts. On Friday, we have Friday Fun Day.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20 and July 14-18, 8:30am-4pm. $335/week. UCSB Campus Pool. Call 964-7795 or visit

S.B. Tennis Club Tennis Camp
Enjoy a fun-filled day on the courts. Camp is open to beginning to advanced levels with half-day options and includes prizes, T-shirts, pizza party, and a free racquet for beginners.
Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 18, 9am-noon, noon-3pm, or 9am-3pm. $200-$375/week (10 percent off registration by Apr. 30). Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 682-4722 or visit

S.B. YMCA Sports Camps
Let our energetic and experienced staff help your camper improve their skills and technique in a variety of sports this summer. Camps include basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball, and more. Each camp will also include swimming, fun games, and Character Counts. Daylong camps with extended care and financial assistance are available.
Grades 1-6. June 9-Aug. 15. $145-$160/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x261, email, or visit

SBFitKidz All-Sports Summer Day Camps
Affordable recreational day camps offer children a fun all-sport (soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball …) program designed for children to “SEE” (Specialize in Experiencing Everything). SBFitKidz, where sports meet health and fitness, programs are designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children to develop a love for sports, physical fitness, and health.

Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22, 9am-11:30am, 9am-1pm, or 9am-3pm. $99-$155/week. Locations in Goleta, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. Call 705-1661 or visit

iSurf Coed Summer Surf Camps
Grab the best deal in town: iSurf Coed Summer Surf Camps focus on building community, camaraderie, and confidence one wave at a time. Our camps are the perfect place for kids to meet other kids, cheer each other on, and gain self-confidence while playing games, participating in beach cleanups, and learning the fundamentals of surfing.
Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 29, 9am-3pm. $225-$232/week, $60/day. Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 699-5371 or visit

Surf Happens Surf Camps
The camp's goal is to build self-esteem while teaching the fundamentals of surfing and the history of the sport, as well as helping kids learn the rewards of self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork skills. Other activities include dodgeball, paddle races, custom hat designing, and beach cleanups. Learn to surf today; enjoy the ocean for life.

Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 29, 9am-3pm. $350-$400/week ($50 extra for ages 6 and under), $50-$100/day. South Side Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613 or visit

Surf & Kayak Camp
Learn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle. Campers enjoy one of the best beaches in Santa Barbara, offering a fantastic surf break for beginners and intermediate surfers. Don’t want to surf? Then explore past the surf zone on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak, frolic in the waves on a boogie board, or hang out on the beach. We have everything you need for a great week at the beach.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22, 1-5pm. $95-$115/week. Campus Point at UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit

Swim and Parisi Speed School Summer Camp at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club
Our dynamic summer camp keeps children engaged with the combination of swimming and specialized athletic training from our Parisi Speed School. It is ideal for any child looking to improve their swimming abilities and general athletic skills. The Parisi Speed School sessions will focus on improving fundamental athletic skills and self-esteem along with enhancing coordination, running techniques, strength, quickness, and flexibility. The afternoon pool session will include a group swim lesson to learn proper swim stroke techniques, water safety, and open pool play time. Our camp is led by certified athletic trainers and swim coaches providing a fun and safe environment.
Ages 7-18. Eleven weekly full-day sessions start on June 9. $250/week (members), $299/week (nonmembers). Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Contact Rich Alvarado at 964-7762 or, or visit

Swim Tune-Up Clinic
In anticipation for upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surf and kayak, various other outdoor ocean sports and pool activities, summer swim leagues, or camps that partake in aquatic activities, join us for the youth Swim Tune-Up Clinic. A fun way to splash back into aquatic activities.
All ages. Sun.: Apr. 13-May 4, 3:45-4:30pm. $50/session. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit

Tony Becerra's Koei-Kan Karate
At this fun character building summer camp, children gain a true sense of personal growth, steeped in Japanese tradition, without overemphasis on competition.
Ages 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 14-18 (additional dates TBD), 9am-noon and 9am-3pm. $150/half-day week, $250/full-day week. 1427 San Andres St. Call 564-1006 or visit

UCSB Men's Basketball Camp
These two camps provide quality instruction by UCSB coaches and players. The programs are structured to accommodate all levels of players with a participant-to-staff ratio of 8:1. Extended care and sibling discounts are available.
Ages 6-14: Mon.-Thu., June 16-19, 9am-4:30pm, and Fri., June 20, 9am-noon. $335. Ages 6-10: Mon.-Wed., Aug. 18-20, 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11-14: Mon.-Wed., Aug. 18-20, 1:30-4:30pm. $150. Thunderdome, UCSB. Call 893-3415 or email

UCSB Jr. Lifeguards
Participate in a program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first aid/ocean safety skills, and environmental awareness and that’s just plain fun.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 18 and July 21-Aug. 15, 8:30am-12:30pm. Tryout dates: Apr. 27 at noon, May 17 at 2pm, and June 8 at 2pm. $345/four-week session. Campus Point, Goleta Beach, and UCSB facilities. Call 893-3913 or visit

UCSB Summer Swim Lesson
Private and group lessons are available.
Ages 3+. Two-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 3 (no lesson July 4), July 7-18, July 21-Aug. 1, and Aug. 4-15. $162-$180/private session, $117-$130/semi-private session, $68-$75/group session (lower prices are for prorated June 16-July 3 session). Mini one-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., June 16-20 and Aug. 18-22. $90/private. Lessons every half hour, 10am-noon and 4-6:30pm.UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit

Victory Sessions Surf Camps
Victory Sessions Surf Camps integrate surf instruction with Christian principles to help surfers of all ability levels realize their full potential. Our Surf Safaris, for intermediate to advanced surfers, are roving day camps that travel the coast from Jalama to Malibu.
Mon.-Fri. BEGINNER SURF CAMP: Ages 7-13. June 23-27, July 7-11, and Aug. 4-8, 9am-noon. ADVANCED BEGINNER SURF CAMP: Ages 9-14. July 21-25, 9am-noon. $130/week. Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. SURF SAFARIS: Ages 12-17. June 9-13, July 14-18, and Aug. 11-15, 9am-4pm. $265/week. Drop-off/pickup location: Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez. Call 453-2653 or visit

Westmont Warrior Sports Camps
Campers of all skill levels get instruction in a variety of sports skills and individual coaching by our professional staff. Campers will experience state-of-the-art athletic facilities and work with our collegiate coaches in a safe and healthy environment.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 16-Aug. 1, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm. $230-$260/week. Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Call 565-6110 or visit

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Summer Fun with S.B. Parks & Recreation

The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a myriad of summer opportunities — too many to list! To help you choose from all the options, we’ve compiled a list of the various camps’ titles. Prices, dates, locations, and ages vary, so please call 564-5418 or visit to view the current Parks & Recreation Activity Guide, and to sign up.

Art from the Heart with Karen
Arts and Crafts Camp
Beach Volleyball Clinics
Bizzy Girls Entrepreneurship Camp
Camp Rad
Ceramics Summer Clap Camps
Club West Youth Running Clinic
Coast 2 Coast Irish Soccer Camp
EduCraft Computer Coding, Robotics, and Technology Camps
Engineering with Legos
GeoCaching Adventure
Guppy Golf Summer Camp
Gymnastics Camp
Junior Golf Camp
Junior Lifeguards
Junior Swim & Tennis Clinic
Junior Tennis Clinic
Little Shredders Sk8 Skool
Nature Camp (sold out)
Outta Bounds
Santa Barbara Ocean Adventure Camp
Sk8 Skool Skateboarding Camp
Spotlight Kids Theater Camp
Summer Ballet Camp
Ultimate Frisbee Camp

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