2015 Summer Camp Guide
The Adderley School Musical Theatre
Students will participate in one-, two-, or three-week age-appropriate singing, acting, and dance camps, culminating in a final abridged version of a Broadway show. Young actors will become emboldened and empowered in a joy-filled community of creative self-expression.
Ages 4-13. Mon.-Fri., June 15-July 3, June 29-July 3, July 6-24, July 6-17, July 27-Aug. 14, and Aug. 3-14. Ages 4-6: 9-11am. $355/two-week session, $525/three-week session. Ages 7-13: 11am-3pm. $285-$885/SBYET Advanced, $575/two-week session, $785/three-week session. Adderley School, 316-A State St. Call 899-3680 or visit theadderleyschool.com.
All Star 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 students will attempt to create a short movie for the campers to share with friends. Participants will do activities such as parkour (free running), martial arts, tumbling, gymnastics, and movie-making.
Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, July 6-10, and Aug. 3-7, 9am-2pm (early drop-off and late pick-up available). $199/week. Valhalla Elite Training Ctr., 1113 State St. Call 687-1514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Explorers Camps
Learn animation through Stop Motion Explosion and discover Special Effects along with the fun of digital media and cartooning. Let your imagination run wild with a Harry Potter–themed camp. Surf through the Pacific Islands Art, and try your hand at weaving, printmaking, and wood burning.
Ages 4-15. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 7. Ages 4-5: 9am-2pm, $215/week. Ages 6-15: 9am-3:45pm, $260/week. Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta, and Unitarian Society of S.B., 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 570-1988 or visit artexplorerssantabarbara.com.
Art from the Heart Camp
The goal of Art from the Heart is to stir up those unique gifts and talents of each participant. Karen Putnam offers creative fun through drama, dance, music, photography, face painting, and ASL. Stories, parachute games, costumes, puppet play, and art projects go along with each unique theme.
Ages 3½-10. Mon.-Thu., June 15-18, 1:30-4pm. $120/S.B. residents, $132/nonresidents. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/art.html.
Arts at Laguna Blanca
This camp wows kids with daily workshops in dance, music, theater, and art. With an all-star faculty, guest artists, and a weekly musical revue for family and friends, this camp will provide campers a great summer.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 17, 8:30am-2:30pm (extended day care available). $250/week. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461 or visit lagunablanca.org/440.
This weeklong camp will focus on ballet fundamentals while teaching excerpts from Frozen and Cinderella.
Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26 and July 27-31, 12:30-2:30pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $125/S.B. residents, $138/nonresidents. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/ballet.html.
Boxtales 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 Sinbad and the Valley of Diamonds.
Ages 8-13. June 22-July 10. Mon.-Thu.: 9am-3:30pm; Fri.: 9am-12:30pm. $750. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or visit boxtales.org.
Brooks Institute 5@9 High School Photo Workshop
Participants can create the memories of a lifetime and lasting friendships, all while learning how to pursue their interests in photography. Through lectures, hands-on instruction, and functional projects, they’ll learn how f-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, and lighting principles affect photo quality. Campers 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 or recent grads. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9am-5pm. $695. Brooks S.B. Campus, 27 E. Cota St. Call 275-5356 or visit workshops.brooks.edu.
Brooks Institute 5@9 High School
High school students considering a career in the film, television, or the media industry will find Brooks Institute’s immersed Video Workshop to be 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 or recent grads. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9am-5pm. $695. Brooks Ventura Campus, 5301 Ventura Ave., Ventura. Call 275-5356 or visit workshops.brooks.edu.
Ceramics Summer Clay Camp
Artists will have fun learning basic throwing skills on the potter’s wheel and using underglaze techniques to finish wares. Flexible, hand-built projects will be incorporated daily into the camp, as well. This camp is a great value for ceramicists with flexible studio time for throwing and hand-building.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9am-noon. $178/S.B. residents, $196/nonresidents. Chase Palm Park Ctr., 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/clay.html.
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. Plus, Star-Studded Master Classes and special workshops are offered.
Ages 3-teens. Mon.-Thu., June 15-Aug. 20, morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions. $17-$320/week. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299 or visit sbdancearts.com.
DP Video Camp + Photo Camp
During Video Camp, campers will use cameras, green screens, editing software, cranes, and more. They will produce a music video and other smaller projects in groups. Photo Camp allows campers to work in small groups to explore the outdoors and studio. They will take and edit pictures using professional software and tools, get proofs, and produce a photo book.
VIDEO CAMP: Ages 8-13. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 17, 9am-noon. $195/week. PHOTO CAMP: Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 17, 1-4:30pm. $225/week, $395/week for full-day (both camps). DPHS Media Lab and Studio, 7266 Alameda Ave. Visit dpvideocamp.com.
Earthlight Pictures Animation & Live-Action Filmmaking Training & Teletraining
Learn animation and/or live-action filmmaking at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels with technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in a production of students’ own movies and a videoconference visit with a star animator. Year-round teletraining brings all-live videoconferencing direct to your desktop. Special group and private-instruction options are available.
Ages 10-adult. ANIMATION: Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 9:30am-3:30pm. LIVE-ACTION: Sat., July 11, 1:30-4:30pm, and Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 4-6:15pm. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. $460/week. Call (503) 697-7914 or visit earthlightpictures.com.
Fiesta Parade Summer Camp
Music, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the Fiesta Children’s Parade on August 8. Help decorate the float, learn songs and dances to perform in the parade, and be showered with flowers by family, friends, and onlookers.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 27-31 (ages 9-12) and Aug. 3-7 (ages 5-8), 9am-noon. $150/week. Westside Dance Studios, 2009 De la Vina St. Call 637-8773 or visit westsidedancesb.com.
Girls Rock S.B.
Amplify Sleep Away Camp
Girls will spend the week playing music and being in nature, swimming in the pool, doing a ropes course with their band, and participating in more awesome adventures in the beautiful mountains. They can learn to play an instrument or rock the instrument they already play, form a band, write a song, and perform for friends and families.
Ages 12-17. Mon.-Sat., July 6-11 and 13-18. $899/session (scholarships available). Ojai Valley School, 723 El Paseo Rd., Ojai. Call
861-8128 or visit girlsrocksb.org.
Girls Rock S.B.
Summer Day Camp
Learn to play an instrument or rock the instrument you already play, form a band, write an original song, and play out to a sold-out crowd at SOhO Music Club. Nonmusical tracks in photography, filmmaking, and music journalism will also be offered.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., July 20-24 and July 27-31, 9am-3pm. $325/session. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 861-8128 or visit girlsrocksb.org.
Goleta School of Ballet Dance Camp
Students will take classes in ballet technique, stretch, repertory, musical theater, and dance history and will make sewing and craft projects. The 2015 program ends with a performance on July 10 at Center Stage Theater. Camp is open to students in Levels 2-6.
Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 10, 9am-2:30pm. $650/three-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit goletaschoolofballet.com.
Goleta School of Ballet
This intensive will focus on classical ballet technique and culminate in a performance at the Center Stage Theater on August 14. Students are required to attend the entire five-week session. Camp is open to students in pre-elementary, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Guest teachers include Christen Weimer in contemporary ballet.
Mon.-Fri., July 13-Aug. 14, 9am-3pm. $1,175/five-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823 or visit goletaschoolofballet.com.
Gustafson Dance Camp 2015
Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages. The Dance Camp will be complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program that culminates in a performance. In addition, classes for ages 2 and older will be offered.
MINI DANCE CAMP: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., July 13-24 and Aug. 10-21, 9am-noon. $395/session. DANCE CAMP: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 13-24 and Aug. 10-21, 9am-3:30pm. $525/session. JUNIOR INTENSIVE: Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., July 27-Aug. 7, 9am-3:30pm. $525. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262 or visit gustafsondance.com.
Hip-Hop Camp with
Everybody Dance Now!
The Everybody Dance Now! teaching staff will be leading a professional camp. This organization is a chapter of the national youth-led network that provides very affordable hip-hop dance programming to youth, using dance as a tool to cultivate self-esteem and establish healthy lifestyles. Each camp will conclude with a performance for family and friends.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Thu., June 22-July 23, 9am-noon. $65/week (S.B. residents), $72/week (nonresidents). Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/hiphop-dance.html.
Intro to Television Production
Spend time in the TVSB Media Production Studios and gain hands-on experience in television production. Use professional equipment to learn camerawork, lighting, directing, sound design, acting, on-camera, and editing. By the end of the week, you will have produced an entire program. TVSB provides all equipment.
Ages 10-15. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, July 13-17, and Aug. 3-7, 9am-4pm. $245/week. TVSB Media Arts Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721 or visit tvsb.tv.
Jensen’s Summer Guitar RockCamp
Jensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, weeklong music camp. RockCampers will have fun learning to play music, and beginners get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a performance for parents and friends. Campers will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it!
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, Aug. 10-14, and Aug. 17-21, 9:30am-3pm. $395/week. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 687-4027 or visit jensenguitar.com.
Natural Artists Camp
This will be a week of connectedness with nature and creativity from within. Students will work with area artists and create beautiful art. Experienced staff of environmental and art educators will inspire students to create nature-inspired art. A Counselor-in-Training program is available.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 6-10, 9am-3pm/regular day, 8am-5pm/extended day. $240/regular day session, $300/extended day session. Art from Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call
884-0459 or visit exploreecology.org.
Nick Rail Music Summer 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. The finale concert will be held July 23. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are available.
Notes for Notes
Youth have the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free. Our music studios are open and packed with guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, deejay gear, and full recording facilities. Schedule your free session today.
Ages 12-18. Mon.-Fri., 3-6pm. Free (with membership)-$40/year. Eastside Boys & Girls Club, 602 W. Anapamu St., and Westside Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 364-0242, visit notesfornotes.org, or email Kris@notesfornotes.org.
Performing and Visual Arts Camp
SBSOPA is hosting two weeks of workshops preparing students for extended learning in visual arts. One workshop is dedicated to Tarzan, Jr. and another to Viva la Fiesta! A week of hip-hop, folklórico, and music from the Mexican and Spanish traditions will culminate in the Fiesta’s Children’s Parade and a Viva la Fiesta performance.
Ages 7-14. Tarzan, Jr: July 13-Aug. 1, 9am-4pm. $750. Viva la Fiesta: Aug. 3-8, 9am-4pm. $250. Harding Elementary School, 1625 Robbins St. Call 637-1191.
Learn photography and writing, and create an online project. Daily photography field trips around town will take place. The Common Core will increase essential writing skills and projects. Bring a camera, and learn how to use it.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., July 6-10, 8:30am-2pm. $169/week. Gateway Education Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C, Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com.
S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends
Weekly half- and full-day camps have instrument instruction, multicultural music, rhythms, songs, drums, and dances. Learn piano’s keys to success, intro to guitar, singing, strumming, and fun with ukulele, choir and musicals, songwriting, African and Native American songs, snazzy jazzy dances, and more. This camp has small, intimate groups, so your budding musician gets lots of attention.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Thu., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-12:30pm/morning, 1-4:30pm/afternoon, 9am-4:30pm/full day. $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. S.B. Kindermusik, First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 680-0749 or visit kindermusikwithkathy.com.
S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater Camp
Santa Barbara Summer Stock presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Wizard of Oz. Summer Stock strives to produce wildly creative and unique youth theater productions where everybody acts, sings, and dances and inspires a passion for the arts in young people.
Ages 6½-14. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Mon.-Thu., June 15-July 9, 9am-1:30pm. The Wizard
of Oz: Mon.-Thu., July 13-Aug. 6, 9am-1:30pm. $620/session ($595 if paid in cash or check). Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 403-0375 or visit sbsummerstock.com.
SBMA ArtVenture Camp
This camp invites budding artists to draw and create their own works. Each week will be focused on a topic, such as digging into gardens and the concept of sustainability, illustrating your own calligraphy and printmaking, designing and constructing your own wearable masterpieces, experimenting with drawing tools, and moving from pencil, paint, and collage to constructions of wood, metal, and plastic.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 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.net/kidsfamilies.
SBMA Ceramics Camp
These weeklong, full-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramic and include hand-building, wheel-throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques around age-appropriate, always-new themes. Class size is limited to 12.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 121, 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 sbma.net/kidsfamilies.
SBYMA Elementary Music Program
S.B. Youth Music Academy is where absolute beginners can learn to play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and drums, as well as learn to sing powerful vocals. Campers will experience performing with a band and singing in a rocking choir.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26 and July 13-17, 9am-noon. $195/week. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 21, and SBYMA Music Studios, 2 S. Quarantina St. Call 699-5325 or visit sbyma.org.
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.
Sew Much Fun
This award-winning sewing/design program includes sewing pillows, aprons, pajama pants, American Girl doll clothes, stuffed animals, beach bags, and dog/cat beds. Sewing machines will be provided.
Grades 1+. Flexible times; call to arrange. $275/12 hours. Overpass Rd. Call 450-7129 or email email@example.com.
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. Sino West, 6396-A Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 967-2983 or visit sinowestsb.com/summercamps.
Spotlight Kids Theater Camp
Artistically directed by area theater enthusiast Linda McComb, these camps provides a fun and safe, non-competitive theatrical environment. Every child will feel like an important part of each production, where their opinions are valued and everyone feels included and becomes a young performer..
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Wed., Fri., July 20-24, 9am-4pm. $315/S.B. residents, $347/nonresidents. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call
564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/spotlight-theater.html.
Stage Left Junior
This camp emphasizes exploration and self-expression through the creative arts of performance as well as cooking. Under the direction of Steven Lovelace and Shana Lynch Arthurs, small group classes include singing, dancing, acting, and cooking. Camp culminates with a finale performance and a kid-created cookbook.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, 9am-3pm (early and late drop-off rates available). $250/week. Peabody School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 570-1661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage Left Productions Presents
Bye Bye Birdie
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 Bye Bye Birdie.
Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 27, 1-6:15pm. $700. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 965-0880 or email email@example.com.
Summer Creative Camp of the Arts
All levels are welcome to learn dance, acting, and prop and set making. Participate in the fun summer production of Sleeping Beauty. Dance Unlimited assures a fun and creative summer-camp experience for all.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 24, 9am-2pm. $165/week, $595/all weeks. Dance Unlimited, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 1. Call 708-1900 or visit sbdanceunlimited.com.
Montecito School of Ballet provides fun, challenging classes offered in Pre-Ballet and Classical Ballet for all ages. Other dances include Contemporary Dance, Fiesta Summer Dance Intensive, and ballet classes, culminating in a performance.
Ages 4-18. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 7. $54-182/month, depending on classes attended. Montecito School of Ballet, 529 E. Gutierrez St. Call 451-0553 or visit montecitoschoolofballet.com.
Summer Piano Workshop with Seungah
Seungah will teach students how to begin to play the piano properly and eloquently as well as continue any current piano education they have already achieved. There are only four students in each workshop.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 7, 9am-noon, 1-4pm. $295/week. Montecito. Call 679-1080 or visit seungahseo.com.
Teen Arts Mentorship
This program offers 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. This culminates with a group exhibition at the Arts Fund Gallery.
Ages 13-18. Mid-June to August. Free.Various artist studios and colleges in S.B. Call 965-7321 or visit artsfundsb.org.
Verses & Vinyl Songwriting Camp
Explore your unique voice and creativity by writing an original song! Lynette Gaona and David Loeppke extend inspiration and guidance to teach your child about lyrics, song structure, and vocal techniques, with fun small groups and lots of support with public performances Friday evenings.
Grade 3-8. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, July 27-31, and Aug. 10-14, 9am-12:30pm. $295/week. Address given upon registration. Call Lynette (259-7435) or David (252-6517), or visit versesandvinyl.com.
Young Singers Club Performing Arts Camps
At this creative, high-energy, fun performing-arts club, young singers focus on singing choreographed solos and singing in groups. Each week includes daily voice lessons, acting, skits, team-building games, and tons of fun. Various themes include Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Wicked, and more.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., July 6-Aug. 1, 9am-3pm. $250-$315/week. Mountain View School, 5465 Queen Ann Ln. Call 681-7078 or visit youngsingersclub.com.
Bizzy Girls Entrepreneurship Camp
Bizzy Girls helps girls develop their own product line and provides lessons involving math, business concepts, financial literacy, and marketing. Young girls and preteens will brainstorm on sales, practice problem solving, and create their own product line from concept to building a “pop-up” store.
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri., July 20-24 and Aug. 10-14, 9:30am-2:30pm. $260/week (S.B. residents), $286/week (nonresidents). Location: TBA. Call 564-5418 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/bizzy-girls.html.
California Learning Center Camps
CLC has a variety of camps and programs dedicated to academics, including weeklong academic camps in Creative Writing and Math Madness (see website), college application boot camps for rising seniors, ACT test prep, and new PSAT/SAT courses.
Ages 8-18. Mon.-Fri., July 5-Aug. 21. Times and prices vary. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Call 563-1579 or visit clcsb.com.
Using Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 systems, students apply engineering, math, programming, and teamwork skills to create unique automated and remote-controlled robotic vehicles, sumo robots, battle robots, or a functioning mini-amusement park. Students get the excitement of head-to-head competition.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, and July 13-17, 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm, 9am-3:30pm (July 13-17). $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Ln., and Buellton. Call 245-0288 or visit campgobotics.com.
College Success Boot Camp
A college experience is only as good as the preparation. Be the freshman who’s on top of it! Students will learn the crucial college study skills to get high grades fast so that they can have a great social life, make some money, and live the dreams after graduation.
Grade 12. Mon.-Tue., May 18-19, 5-8pm. $395. 1205 De la Vina St. Call (202) 615-7791 or visit smithrivas.com/services.
Dunn Summer Academy
Dunn School’s campus comes alive during the summer with a special academic residential program. Major tracks include Learning Strategies, English as a Second Language, and Music. Students learn together in their major areas of study but join together for fun electives and off-campus excursions.
Grade 8-10. July 18-Aug. 14. $7,000-$8,000. 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0615 or visit dunnschool.org/summer.
Robotics, and Coding Camps
These camps are offered for students who display an early and ongoing interest in robotics, engineering, and technology. For one week, campers will have the unique opportunity to learn to build, create, and experiment with many types of electrical modules, robots, and 3D printers.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 21, 9am-noon and 1-4pm. $180-$220/week (S.B. residents), $198-$240/week (nonresidents). Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/educraft.html.
Get Ahead Program High School Summer School
Students entering grades 9-12 can earn 5-10 units of high school credit during the summer, acquiring the flexibility to take more advanced classes or more electives in the next school year. Most courses meet “A-G” requirements. Any student age 12-18 can also take courses for noncredit.
Ages 12-18. Mon.-Thu., June 15-July 2 and July 6-July 23, 8am-1:20pm. $290/5-unit course, $580/10-unit course. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125 or visit santabarbaraeducation.org.
iD Tech Camps
Code, game, create! At iD Tech Camps, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Kids and teens meet new friends and gain a competitive edge for school and future STEM careers. Visit the website for full a schedule.
Ages 7-17. Weekly day and overnight programs, June 22-July 31. $849-$1,448. UCSB. Call (888) 709-8324 or visit idtech.com.
Kidz Engineering 101
Join our camp, build projects, and have fun activities in Architecture and Interior Design, Engineering, Design/Build Management using REAL building material, LEGO Inventions and Economics, Polymer Science, and Earth in a Bottle. Academics are taught by Irene Rinta, with more than 20 years of professional experience in architecture, engineering, and project management.
Grades 2-6. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 2, and July 13-17. $155-$175/week. Teen Ctr., 1235 Chapala St. Call (408) 210-5174 or visit kidzengineering101.com.
Play-Well TEKnologies is back with new, fun, and exciting Lego courses. Have your imaginative engineer try their skills at Jedi and Jedi Master Engineering, Animation Robotics, Mine Craft, and Ninjago. Introductory and FUNdamental courses are available for pre-engineers and maniacs alike. There will also be some surprises and activities with old favorites.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 21, 9am-noon and 1-4pm. $190-$228/week (S.B. residents), $209-$251/(nonresidents). Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/legos.html.
Math Camp at S.B. Family School
This is a fun, hands-on exploration of creative mathematics for kids who enjoy math. Weekly themes include Magic, Art, Codes, Sports, Games, Money, and Infinity. The camp is run by a math team coach and math circle leader with more than 15 years of experience. The camp is recommended for grades 4-9.
Grades 3-10. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions available. $185-300/week. Goleta. Call 680-9950 or visit sbfamilyschool.com/camps.
Is math a struggle? Looking for help with Common Core math? Get math help for SAT and ACT students: 16 sessions, two hours per week. This camp will let students work one-on-one with a tutor with online math programs for homework.
Grades 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 22, 2:30-6pm. $489/16 sessions. Gateway Education Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com.
Presidio Archaeology Day Camp
Participate in an archaeological excavation. After receiving instruction on basic excavation techniques and artifact processing methods, campers will have the opportunity to excavate portions of the Spanish Fort and the later Japanese community.
Ages 11-15. Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 9am-1:30pm. $225. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido. Call 965-2004 or visit sbthp.org.
Sports Industry Academy Summer Camp
This program offers students the opportunity to explore the business of sports from top executives (including Damon Jones and Trevor Bukstein). Learn the university/college admissions process and experience college life firsthand.
Grades 9-12. Sun.-Sun., July 19-26. Sun.: 2-6pm; Mon-Fri.: 8:30am-6pm; Sat.: 7am-6pm; Sun.: 9am-11am. $995/without housing accommodations, $1,495/with housing accommodations. UCSB. Call 931-6399 or visit sportsindustryacademy.com.
STEM Camp for Girls
Build and program your own computer and learn coding and the essentials of robotics (engineering). Discover more about marine biology (including a field trip) and improve problem solving and math skills (Common Core). Each day will be focused on a different STEM subject area.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, and Wed.-Sun., July 20-24, 8:30am-2pm. $399/week. Gateway Education Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com.
Terrific Scientific Summer Camps
Spark the excitement of young people for science with 30+ different fun, hands-on camps in robotics, chemistry, biology, veterinary medicine, digital game creation, forensics, food science, technology, paleontology, astronomy, and more. Learn new technologies, and see how science works in the real world.
Ages 4-15. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 7, 9am-2pm (ages 4-5), 9am-3:45pm (ages 6-15). $215/week (ages 4-5), $260+/week (ages 6-15). Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta, and Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Call 570-1988 or visit terrificscientific.org.
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 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24, 9am-3pm. $175/week. UCSB. Call 893-7053 or visit
ULC Summer Camp
United Learning Center offers students two one-hour weekly reading and/or math tutoring sessions led by a credentialed teacher in an individual and small group setting. Students are also provided 24/7 access to online reading and math instruction for use at home or during travel.
Grades K-12. Mon.-Thu., 11am-6pm. $120/month. United Learning Ctr., 320 E. Gutierrez St. Call 882-0513 or visit unitedlearningcenter.org.
Young Writers Camp
Fun activities inspire creative writing in half-day classes that nurture the imagination and maximize learning. Groups of about 20 students will be led by a team of two credentialed classroom teachers to engage in writing groups, public speaking, and a variety of writing genres.
Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., July 20-31, 1:30-5pm. UCSB. $295.Call 893-5899, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Above All Aviation Pilot Camp
Blend the job of flying with core STEM subject areas that are encountered in flight, including weather, aerodynamics, airplane systems, computing cross-country flight plans, and radio communication. Campers will receive ground instruction, flight instruction, and an aviation-themed activity.
Ages 12-17. Mon.-Fri., July 13-17 (for beginners) and July 27-31 (for intermediate), 10am-2pm. $650/week. Above All Aviation, 1523 Cook Pl. Call 683-7575 or visit aboveall
AHA! Summer Program 2015
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. Mon.-Thu., June 15-July 16. Mon. and Wed.: 9am-noon and 2-5pm, Thu.: 2-5pm. Call to make mandatory informational enrollment meeting. Donations accepted. Jefferson Hall, Unitarian Society, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Call 772-7200 or visit ahasb.org.
Best of the Best Summer Camp
Inspiring, challenging, amazing, and mind-blowingly 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, and is dedicated to one theme such as Ninjas & Legos, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Art Adventures, and more. Visit website for full schedule.
Grades 1-8. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). $250/week (Discount available for Axxess members). Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233 or visit bestofthebestcamp.com.
This Jewish day camp offers activities such as art, music, newspaper, drama, daily swimming, and a full array of sports. Make friends for life.
Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 13-24 and July 27-Aug. 7, 9am-3pm. $300-$375/one-week session, $525-$650/two-week session. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593 or visit
This is a game- and activity-based financial literacy program. Students will learn how to make, manage, multiply, and donate their money wisely firsthand in this fun-filled, active weekend. Imagine your kids learning to pay themselves first before they leave home without you!
Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., July 27-31, 9am-4pm. $395 (scholarships available). Veterans Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 957-1024 or visit campmillionaire.com.
Ecology Explorers Camp
Ecology Explorers is an exciting and educational week of fun-filled activities. Experienced staff of environmental educations will lead activities, including beach and nature exploration, environmental concept games, composting, planting seeds, cooking, nature crafts, tie-dye, and more! A Counselor-in-Training program is available.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26 and July 20-24, 9am-3pm/regular day, 8am-5pm/extended day. $240/regular day session, $300/extended day-session. Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 or visit exploreecology.org.
Friendship Tours World Travel
Blending cultural awareness, adventure travel, insiders’ access to living historians, and social entrepreneurship, students experience the gentle spirit of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Cuba in a context of mutual appreciation and safety. All-inclusive trips are led by area teachers and include dynamic learning adventures, preparatory seminars, community-service projects, and donations to our nonprofit partners abroad.
Grades 8-12 and SBCC students. VIETNAM DISCOVERY: June 21-July 8, $4,125. CAMBODIA ALIVE: June 19-July 4, $3,995. SBCC VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA: July 6-28, $4,350. VIVA CUBA: Aug. 7-16, $3,985. Call 685-8687 or visit friendshiptoursworld.com.
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 15-Aug. 21, 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 girlsincsb.org.
How’s It Growing? Garden Camp
This camp connects students to the natural world. Experienced environmental and garden educators will lead students in garden explorations, games, and activities that excite students and inspire them to learn more about organic gardening and eating healthy food. A Counselor-in-Training program is available.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 3-7, 9am-3pm/regular day, 8am-5pm/extended day. $240/regular-day session, $300/extended-day session. Art from Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 or visit exploreecology.org.
IVYP/ASES Summer Program
Isla Vista Youth Projects Inc. hosts this summer program for students in academic assistance as well as enrichment activities. Lessons include math, language arts, science, art, social science, and reading. There will be indoor/outdoor time throughout the day.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 14, 7:30am-5:30pm. $80/week. Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 968-1624 or visit ivyp.org.
Kids in Motion Summer Camp @ Brasil Arts Café
Kids will learn to explore movement through martial arts and dance. This unique camp combines capoeira, kickboxing, hip-hop, and yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to work on acrobatics, kickboxing techniques, and hip-hop moves while doing yoga before and after class. Lunch options are available.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 24 and Aug. 17-21, 9am-noon or 9am-3pm. $150-$250/week. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Call 637-5355 or visit capoeirasb.com.
Little Stars: Where Your Little Angels Become Stars
This camp is a manners and etiquette camp. Group or private training with special customized programs focus on modern manners, social graces, grooming, and appearance.
Ages 5-15. Call 995-4040 or visit littlestarsetiquette.com for details.
Your children will have fun participating in learning experiences indoors and outdoors, including swim lessons and field trips. The children will build friendships and make great summer memories. The preschool is the recipient of the YMCA Program Excellence award and is an Orfalea Foundation Outdoor Classroom Project–recognized site.
Ages 2½-5½. Mon.-Fri., year-round, 7:45am-5:30pm. $745-$1,000. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montecito Family YMCA
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 and be involved in small-group interactive learning, role playing, and games. Campers will make new friends, take trips, and have fun.
Ages 12+. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 3, 9am-3pm. $119/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montecito Family YMCA
Leaders & Counselors-in-Training (CITs) Program
The YMCA is looking for dedicated, service-oriented teens to join the Leaders/Counselors-in-Training team. Teens will receive valuable training that teaches values, leadership, and communication skills. They will participate in service projects and team-building activities. This experience will provide valuable job skills that last a lifetime.Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21. $69/week (plus $150 for team-building event and YCMA Camp Training Day). Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montecito Family YMCA
Youth Day Camps
Your child will be an integral part of a small group of children as they learn new skills, develop lasting friendships, and pursue the Y’s mission of healthy spirit, mind, and body. These summertime programs include action-packed themes designed to make your child’s summer unforgettable.
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm (extended care available). $169/week (by Apr. 30), $199/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito.
Montessori Center School
Camp sessions offered include Nuts About Nature, How the Heart Works, Cooking Through the Americas, World Art, Dinosaurs and Fossils, Outdoor Adventure, Puppetry, Geography, and Crafts.
Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 8, 8:15am-2:30pm. $275/one-week elementary camp, $540/two-week preschool camp. Montessori Ctr. School, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Ste. 1, Goleta. Call 683-9383 or visit mcssb.org.
Moving Out! for Teens
This camp is an interactive, experiential camp that teaches teens everything adults wish they’d learned before moving away from home. Topics like money management, shopping and budgeting, investment basics, car and apartment insurance, and more will be addressed. Parents will be relieved knowing their kids know how to take care of themselves.
Ages 14-19. Fri.-Sun., July 24-26. Fri.: 10am-4pm; Sat.: 10am-7pm; Sun.: noon-5pm. $295. Veterans Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call
957-1024 or visit campmillionaire.com.
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. Explore a diversity of themes: fossils, birds, sharks, sand, stars, paleontology, science toys, robots, dirt, bugs, tide pools, and outer space.
Ages 2-14. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-3pm. $240/week (members), $255/week (nonmembers); additional $60-$75/extended care. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, and Sea Ctr., 211 Stearns Wharf. Call 682-4711 or visit sbnature.org/natureadventures.
Rainbow School Summer Camp 2015
This camp offers a safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment for children. Gardening, drama, creative writing, arts and crafts, games, cooking, and bowling will be offered. Daily field trips to area parks, beaches, and natural, cultural, and historical sites will be made.
Grades 1+. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 7:30am-5:30pm. $18.25/half day, $36.50/full day. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Ste. C, Goleta. Call 964-4511, email email@example.com, or visit rainbowschoolsb.com.
Safety Town teaches pre- to post-kindergartners how to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” and learn general safety at home and in the community. Participants get to drive pedal cars, practicing crossing the street in a miniature town, and get to tour an ambulance, fire truck, and more. Counselor-in-Training volunteers are needed.
Grade K. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 31, 8:30am-noon. $150-$175/week. Foothill School, El Camino School, Carpinteria Main School, Isla Vista School, and Harding School. Call 252-7998 or visit sbsafetytown.org.
Safety Town Counselor-in-Training
Teen counselors-in-training will assist young campers at Safety Town Children’s Camp, which teaches kids ages 5-6 about all aspects of safety through games and songs. It’s a fun way for teens to earn 25 volunteer hours in one week.
Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 7, 8am-12:30pm. Free. Foothill School, El Camino School, Carpinteria Main School, Isla Vista School, and Harding School. Call 252-7998 or visit sbsafetytown.org to apply.
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 15-Aug. 14, 7:30am-5:30pm. $25/half day, $35/full day, $160/week. Goleta Valley Jr. High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 729-2152.
S.B. Family YMCA Day Camp
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!
Ages 3-4 and entering grades K-9. Weekly sessions begin June 15-Aug. 21. $175-190/week. Monte Vista Elementary, 730 N. Hope Ave., and S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org.
S.B. Family YMCA Specialty Camp
Campers learn science, baking, cooking, and Lego robotics, put on a theater production, and perform hip-hop over the course of one summer. They will enjoy tasty treats that they make themselves, silly science experiments, craft creations, insane dance routines, and much more. Financial assistance is available.
Grades 2-5. Weekly sessions begin June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm. $155-$170/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy., and Hope Elementary School YMCA, 3970 La Colina Rd. Call 687-7720, email
email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org.
Summer @ Laguna
This camp promises tons of fun and sun for campgoers. An enthusiastic team of teachers looks forward to giving your child a memorable day-camp experience. Students will experience a variety of offerings throughout the day, including arts and crafts, outside sports and games, rock-wall climbing, building and programming with Legos, and more. After care is provided.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14, 8am-2pm. $300/week. Laguna Blanca Lower School, 260 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. Call 695-8143 or visit lagunablanca.org/summer.
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, the weight room, cardio equipment, the new rock wall, and use of the gymnasium.
All ages. June 15-Sept. 13. Adult hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30am-9pm; Sat.-Sun.: 9am-9pm. Children’s hours: Mon.-Thu.: 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sun.: 10am-8:30pm. $6-$12/day, $265-$320/membership (depending on affiliation). UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu.
UCSB Summer Day Camp
The university will be celebrating its 34th summer with activities including swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 7:15am-5:30pm. $150-$180/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu.
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 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 7, 8:30am-3pm. Waldorf School Upper Campus, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-6656 or visit
S.B. Zoo Camp
Explore animals, science, and arts and crafts in a safe, beautiful environment.
Ages 3-12. June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-noon and 9am-3pm. $185-$225/morning session, $245-$285/full-day session. Extended day available for $75. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org.
Aquacamp is filled with exciting adventures, including water safety and instruction, marine life discovery, boogie boarding, fishing, and even arts and crafts. All sessions include excursions and activities specific to the theme of each one-week session. A variety of area beaches will be explored and ventured for fun.
Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm. $165/week (S.B. residents), $182/week (nonresidents). Casa Las Palmas, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 897-2680 or visit
Elings Park offers a range of weeklong sports, nature, and art camps for kids in a spectacular Santa Barbara setting. There’s a maximum of 10 campers for every counselor, and each counselor is CPR and first-aid certified. We offer 10 different camps, and our partnerships with the Reptile Family, Friday slip-n-slide, and BBQ lunch will make this summer one your child will never forget.
Ages 5-15. June 15-Aug. 21. $170-$250/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or visit elingspark.org.
Your camper will stay 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 paddle board, high-ropes course, beach volleyball, snorkeling, Frisbee golf, campfires, and more.
Grades 3-6: Mon.-Sat., July 12-18. Grades 6-9: Sun.-Sat., July 5-11. $595-$635/session. Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ciymca.org.
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, including hiking, Frisbee golf, climbing wall, evening campfires, and the YMCA Rag Program. Financial assistance is available.
All ages. Fri.-Mon., Aug. 21-24. $50/child (ages 0-3), $205/youth (ages 4-10), $225/adult (ages 11+). Drop-off/pickup locations in S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call
687-772, email email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org.
Camp Natoma is a unique summer camp where campers sleep under the stars, make new friends, and experience the joys of the outdoors. Activities include archery, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, music, nature explore, and more. Regular sessions are for campers completing 1st-9th grade, and Counselor-in-Training sessions are for campers entering 10th-11th grade.
Grades 1-11. June 28-Aug. 1. $495/week. Camp Fire, 340 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach. Call 773-5126 or visit campnatoma.org.
Introduce your child to a variety of radical, challenging, and unique activities aimed at maximizing fun while developing physical fitness. Activities include a visit to an indoor rock-climbing wall and an introduction to stand-up paddling, kayaking, surfing, and archery. Excursions include go-kart racing, trampolining, and aquatic fun.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, July 6-10, July 20-24, and Aug. 3-7, 9am-4pm (extended care available). $295/week (S.B. residents), $325/week (nonresidents). Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5418 or visit
At Camp Whittier, located in the S.B. mountains across from Lake Cachuma, campers will enjoy nature and activities such as swimming, campfires, skits, hiking, archery, field games, cabin camping, and arts and crafts.
Grades 3-8. Early July. $400. Camp Whittier, 2400 Hwy. 154. Call 350-1605 or visit campwhittier.org.
Fairview Gardens Farm Camp
All summer long, the farm is transformed into a classroom, laboratory, and playground, as campers will engage in farming and gardening activities, harvesting and cooking farm-fresh snacks, creating land-based art, playing games, climbing trees, and telling stories to deepen their connection with food and the natural world.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug 14 (no camp the week of July 6), 9am-1pm/ages 4-5 and 9am-3pm/ages 6-10. $215-$315/week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-7369 or visit fairviewgardens.org.
Geocaching Adventure Camp
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Campers will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocache locations may be quite diverse: area parks, ends of long hikes, on the side of a city street, or even underwater.
Ages 9-14. Mon.-Thu., June 29-July 2, July 27-30, and Aug. 17-20, 9am-4pm (extended care is available). $175/week (S.B. residents), $193/week (nonresidents). Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/geocaching.html.
Hearts Summer Horse Experience
This camp offers a safe and integrated horse experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes horse science projects, fun horse and rider bonding activities, team-building events, horsemanship skills, and one-hour riding lessons with a Certified Riding Instructor.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, and July 13-17, 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519 or visit heartsriding.org.
At Horseman’s Hangout, students will learn critical thinking, horsemanship, riding skills, and safety in a positive, stress-free environment. The camp is located on a private horse ranch in Santa Ynez.
Ages 5+. Mon.-Thu., June 15-18 (ages 5-7), July 6-9, July 13-16, July 27-30, and Aug. 3-6 (ages 8+), 9am-noon/ages 5-7 and 9am-1pm/ages 8+. $385/session, $700/two-week session. Horseman’s Hangout, 1515 Edison St., Santa Ynez. Call 686-4137 or visit horsemanshangout.com.
Nature Camp explores flora and fauna and teaches an appreciation for the environment. Campers will also enjoy crafts, skits, camp songs, field trips, and the ever-popular family night and sleepover. This camp has a reputation for homegrown enrichment and challenges campers to be themselves. Pickup and drop-off will take place at Mackenzie Park.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 15-26, June 29-July 10, July 13-24, July 27-Aug. 7, and Aug. 10-21, 9am-4pm. $312/S.B. residents, $343/nonresidents. Skofield Park, 1819 Las Canoas Rd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/nature-camp.html.
Ocean Adventures by A-Frame Surf
We are all about FUN! Campers learn about the ocean from hands-on experience in a safe and fun environment. Our goal is to teach kids respect for the ocean through activities such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach games, arts and crafts, and more. Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid are on-site.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 28, 9am-3pm. $90/day, $325/week. Western end of Santa Claus Ln. Beach. Call 684-8803 or visit
Ocean Explorers Summer Camp
Make waves with this weeklong program that focuses on ocean sports and marine education topics. Campers will interact and play in the ocean to learn about ocean conservancy, marine wildlife, and ocean safety. Other activities will include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, body surfing, and more. Campers must be able to complete a 50-meter swim test.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 24, 9am-3pm. $295/week. Paddle Sports Ctr., Goleta Beach. Call 617-3425 or visit paddlesportsca.com.
Orca Summer Camp
Orca Adventures celebrates the longest-running and most fun beach camp with kayaking, surfing, 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 6-Aug. 31, 9am-3pm. $325/week. Rincon and Santa Claus Ln. Call 448-3308 or visit orcacamp.org.
Outta Bounds Camp
Designed to keep kids busy and on-the-go, this camp is filled with van excursions transporting kids from S.B. to Ventura and surrounding areas. Excursions include swimming, bowling, Golf N’ Stuff, ice and roller skating, Casitas Water Adventure Park, and fun at area beaches.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, July 13-17, Aug. 10-14, 9am-4pm. $175/week (S.B. residents), $193/week (nonresidents). Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/outta-bounds.html
Peak2Pacific Aquatics and Scuba
Certification Diving Course
Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com for details.
Peak2Pacific Young Explorers 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 mind of a scientist.
Ages 4-16. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 10. Call 689-8326 or visit peak2pacific.com.
Peak2Pacific Youth and Teen Outdoor
Amazing Race Biking, Outdoor Wilderness Skills, Channel Islands Overnight Youth Sailing, Channel Islands Overnight Teen Sailing, Santa Cruz Mountains, Redwoods Family Camp, and Ultimate Discovery White Water Rafting & Camping are available.
Ages 7-16. June 22-Aug. Call 689-8326 or visit
Wild Roots Summer Camps
Enjoy the diversity of natural places through exploration, games, tracking, singing, storytelling, and fun. Wild Roots offers direct experience with nature with a small group size and a high adult/child ratio.
Ages 2½-7. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 31, 8:45am-1pm. $215/week. Various locations. Call 570-3087 or visit
Woodland Discovery Camp
Run by the talented naturalists of The Outdoor School, this camp is five days and four nights of fun across from Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley. There will be archery, the nine-mile ridge and waterfall hikes, Aquatic Olympics, campouts, Old Man Murphy, and more.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19. $475. Rancho Alegre, 3200 Hwy. 154 (across from Lake Cachuma). Call 686-5167 or visit theoutdoorschool.org.
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 15-July 2, July 6-23, and July 27-Aug. 13, 8:30-11am, noon-2:30pm, or 3-4pm. $375/three-week session. MP Health of S.B., 621-B W. Micheltorena St. Call 253-2547 or visit mphealthsb.com.
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. 10-14, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Extended care: 12:30-5:30pm. $20 membership fee. Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (transportation provided by Easy Lift). Call 681-7897 or visit sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez
Hearts Summer Horse Experience
This camp offers a safe and integrated horse experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes horse science projects, fun horse and rider bonding activities, team-building events, horsemanship skills, and one-hour riding lessons with a Certified Riding Instructor.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519 or visit heartsriding.org.
Bible Discovery Camp
Discover how the Armor of God’s Love is always present through Bible stories, games, singing, crafts, snacks, and friendship. All children are welcome. Camperships are available.
Church at the Crossroads Jazz/Gospel Fusion Camp
Gospel and jazz greats such as the legendary Ike Jenkins, Al Reese, Michael Roberts, Raul Lito Hernandez, Bucket Baker, and Kay Dominguez will be some of the teaching core of this camp. Instructions will be offered by high-end professionals and will include instrumental, vocals, and a live performance. Some components include gospel/soul groove, jazz combo, piano and bass guitar, and more.
Ages 11-17. Mon.-Thu., July 20-30, 9am-1pm. $300. Church at the Crossroads, 236 La Lata Dr., Buellton. Call 921-3005 or email
Church at the Crossroads
Summer Wilderness Adventure
Participate in an array of activities on a 52-acre horse ranch. Activities include horseback riding, horsemanship, archery, arts and crafts, praise and worship, organized games, hiking, and more. Each morning will be highlighted with a camp celebration involving songs and skits.
Ages 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 10, 9am-4pm. $275/week. Bruce Griffin Equestrian Ranch, Buellton. Call 921-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle V Ranch Camp
Circle V is a traditional, six-day/five-night sleepover summer camp with seven sessions, featuring activities such as archery, arts and crafts, nature hikes, swimming, painting, photography, sports, campfires, and singing and skits, plus delicious family-style meals. Each session has its own theme, such as Superheroes Week, Carnival Week, and much more.
Ages 7-13; ages 14-17 eligible as camper in leadership training. Weekly sessions, June 27-Aug. 15. $425/week. Circle V Ranch Camp, 2550 Hwy. 154. Call 688-5252 or visit circlevranchcamp.org.
Cliff Drive Care
Center Summer Camp
Cliff Drive Care Center is a safe and stimulating environment and a state-licensed facility. Activities include field trips to parks and beaches, tours, and on-site arts, crafts, board games, sports, cooking, and water play. Weekly chapel is included with loving staff and Christian values. Enjoy intentionally creative, playful, and restful times.
Ages 5-12. June 11-Aug. 27, 7:30am-5:30pm. $345-765/month, $85-190/week. Free. Methodist Church of S.B., 1435 Cliff Dr. Call 965-4286 or visit cliffdrivecarecenter.org.
Garden Song Day Camp
Learn to celebrate and care for the Earth and our bodies, minds, and spirits through music, gardening, Bible stories, outdoor games, and arts and crafts. Campers will use food from the Trinity Gardens to help create healthy snacks each day.
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9am-3pm. $125-135/child or $225-$250/family. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 687-1577 or visit telcsb.org.
Independent Living Skills (ILS) Boot Camp
The experienced ILS Boot Camp staff use evidence-based practices to teach meaningful skills in community settings including safety, money management, social skills, successful use of public transportation, recreation pursuits, cooking, and more.
Ages 14-22. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 14, 10am-3pm. $250/week (needs-based scholarships available). Westside Neighborhood Ctr., 423 W. Victoria St. Call 564-5495 or visit santabarbaraca.gov/adapted.
AAA Beach Volleyball Clinic
Recently retired and locally renowned volleyball coach Jon Lee, along with guest AVP level players, will keep the focus of this clinic on tournament-level doubles, competition strategy, skills, and training. There will be daily competitions and match play games with Coach Lee providing evaluations and feedback.
Ages 14-18. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-noon. $136/week (S.B. residents), $150/week (nonresidents). East Beach, Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/aaa-volleyball.html.
Bacara Kids’ Tennis Camp
Join Santa Barbara’s top tennis pros for fun-filled summer tennis clinics at the resort’s Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Camps include professional instruction by award-winning tennis pros; all equipment, snacks, and beverages are provided.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, and July 13-17, 1:15-4pm. $250/week, $50/day. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call (855) 383-4963 or visit bacararesort.com/santa-barbara-vacations/best-tennis-hotels.
Beach Volleyball Camp
All-level players are welcome to join instructor Jon Lee for a morning immersion in 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. Challenge your endurance.
Ages 9-17. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-noon. $118/week (S.B. residents), $130/week (nonresidents). East Beach, Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5418 or visit tinyurl.com/sbbeachvolleyball.
Brady Tennis Camp
This camp is ranked among the top 20 world’s best tennis camps! Weeklong and weekend Junior, Adult, and Family camps are available. All ages and levels are welcome. This is their 25th year of bringing top tennis pros to UCSB.
Ages 8+. June 27-Aug. 7. $585/day camp week, $875/overnight camp week (camp, food, and lodging), $25 discount before May 1. UCSB. Call (310) 798-0333 or visit bradycamps.com.
Buff Platt Golf Camps
Junior golfers looking for more 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 15-Aug. 14, 8am-noon. $225-$250/week, $200/week for three or more weeks. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 570-9853 or visit buffplatt.com.
Get in the spirit this year by enrolling in this exciting cheerleading and dance camp. This weeklong camp offers instruction in basic cheers, sideline chants, dance choreography, and half-time routines … all to get you in the groove! This clinic culminates with a public performance where parents and friends are bound to be thrilled with your new skills.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, 1-5pm. $125/S.B. residents, $138/nonresidents. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/cheerleading.html
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 27-Aug. 14, 4-5:30pm. $70/week. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu.
Club FitKidz 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). Club FitKidz, Where Sports meet Health and Fitness programs, are designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children to develop a love for sports, physical fitness, and health. Recreational, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels welcome.
Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-11:30am, 9am-1pm, or 9am-3pm. $110-$155/week. Locations in Goleta, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. Call 705-1661 or visit fitkidz.club.
Club West Youth Running Camp
Learn about running and how to keep in shape while running. We will be jogging at a pace appropriate for upper elementary and junior high school students as well as engaging in plyometric (jump) training and various conditioning. Stronger legs, hearts, and minds is our motto. The camp will meet at Cabrillo Bathhouse (1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd).
Ages 10-15. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, June 29-July 3, and July 13-17, 9am-noon. $120/week (S.B. residents), $132/week (nonresidents). Location: TBA. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/running.html.
Coast 2 Coast Irish Soccer Camp
Learn amazing soccer skills from enthusiastic college soccer players. Age-appropriate curriculum includes engaging soccer games, healthy fruit breaks, and World Cup scrimmages. Gifts include soccer jerseys, an awesome green soccer ball, a wristband, and a certificate.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Fri., July 6-10, 9am-2pm. $159/week (S.B. residents), $175/week (nonresidents). Dwight Murphy Park, 400 Por la Mar Cir. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/coast-soccer.html.
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 15-19 and June 22-26, 9am-noon. $50/week. Scholarships available. June 15-19: Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd. June 22-26: S.B. Junior High, 721 E. Cota St., and Carpinteria Middle School, 5351 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 699-6301 or visit bicicentro.org/camp.
This camp will have programs in swim, advanced swim, aquatics camps, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, and there will be a family pool pass.
All ages. June 15-Aug. 22. Times and cost vary by program. Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0615 or visit dunnschool.org/summer.
FCF Baseball Camp
Full Count Fundamentals’ baseball camps offer a unique experience for players to learn the fundamentals, play games, build confidence, and spend time with friends. Camps are structured to provide a great learning environment along with having fun and gaining confidence while becoming an improved player.
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 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-3:30pm, extended care option available. $210/week; ask about Mini Camp. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4492 or visit girlsincsb.org.
Girls in Motion Summer Running & Fitness Camp
This fun, supportive, girls-only running team, led by Becky Aaronson, fosters a love of running, fitness, and “Girl Power” confidence. Girls of all abilities will enjoy activities, such as running games, obstacle courses, relays, and more. Campers will not only learn running techniques but also enjoy dynamic motivational speakers who love inspiring and empowering girls. Campers will focus on nutrition, strength and flexibility, and “inner amazing-ness.”
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 9am-noon. Leadbetter Beach and Shoreline Park, Shoreline Dr. $180. Call 722-0292 or email email@example.com.
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 April 20 and May 11.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 29-July 17 and July 27-Aug. 14, 10am-2:45pm. $285/three-week session. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028 or visit sbparks.org/jg.
iSurf Summer Surf Camp
iSurf Summer Surf 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. All instructors are first-aid and CPR certified, and camps are limited to 20 students per week.
iSurf Traveling Surfing Camp
This is a beginning-level surf camp that follows the summer swells. The iSurf Surf Camps focus on building confidence, camaraderie, and community one wave at a time.
Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri., June 15-July 31, 9am-4pm. $325/week (S.B. residents), $358/week (nonresidents). Location: TBA. Call 897-2680 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/surfing.html.
Junior Swim and Tennis Camp
Campers will learn to swim and play tennis in a positive learning experience. Swim lessons at Los Baños will teach pool safety and stroke techniques. Tennis at Pershing will focus on the fundamentals of tennis while improving eye-hand coordination and footwork.
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., July 27-31 and Aug. 10-14, 11am-3pm. $144/week (S.B. residents), $159/week (nonresidents). Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. Call
564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/swim-tennis.html.
Junior Tennis Camp
Campers will be provided a positive learning experience while learning to play tennis, a sport they can enjoy for life. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of tennis while improving hand-eye coordination, stroke production, footwork, and match play.
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri, June 22-26 and July 6-10, 9am-noon. $124/week (S.B. residents), $138/week (nonresidents). Municipal Tennis Courts, Old Coast Hwy. and 1414 Park Pl. Call 564-5495.
Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo
Learn the art of aikido and ukemi — break falls and other exercises in a safe, fun format. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect. Must learn before any other sport.
All ages. Mon.-Fri., June 15-July 17 and July 20-Aug. 21, 4-6pm. $395/five-week session, $125/month for Tue. and Thu. only. 255 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 967-3103 or visit culturalschool.wordpress.com.
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., May 26-Sept. 7, 8:30am-4:30pm. Free. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128 or visit kidsbowlfree.com/zodos to sign up.
Learn-to-Sail Summer Camp
The S.B. Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit that develops, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship with a constant awareness of safety.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-noon or 1-4:30pm. $375/two-week session, $1,125/all five sessions. S.B. Harbor. Call
965-4603 or visit sbysf.com.
Little Dragons Kung Fu Camp
Learn a fun way to perform martial arts (Kung Fu Panda–like). Campers will learn 12 animals; coloring, storytelling, and a field trip will be included, as well as martial-arts instruction.
Ages 4-7. Mon.-Thu., June 22-25 and July 20-23, 9am-2pm. $120/week (S.B. residents), $132/week (nonresidents). Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/kungfu.html.
Little Shredders Sk8 Skool
Ensure your child develops a positive and safe ability to skateboard. The Sk8 Skool staff is eager to work with younger skaters to teach proper standing, pushing, stopping, turning, and going down small ramps. Plenty of hand-holding and a ratio of five shredders to one staff will ensure learning and developing. Proper-fitting helmets, elbow and knee pads, and a board are mandatory.
Ages 4-6. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19 and Aug. 17-21, and Mon.-Thu., June 29-July 2, 9:30-11am. $70/week (S.B. residents), $77/week (nonresidents). Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/little-shredders.html.
Montecito YMCA Sports Camps
Your child will build skills on and off the court or field at these sports camps. Keep your camper active with fundamental skills development, swimming, and great games for children of all abilities. We offer a different sport each week so that your child can experience a variety of activities.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 14, 9am-4pm. $169/week (by Apr. 30), $199/week. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. Call 969-3288 or visit
one. Soccer Schools Summer Camps
Known for its challenging curriculum and dedicated coaches, one. Soccer Schools offers day and residential camps at SBHS and residential camps at Cal State Channel Islands. Day programs include Field Player Premier, for focused training (ages 10-18); Goalkeeper Premier, specific to goalkeeping (ages 10-18); Juniors, teaching core skills (ages 6-9); and Jett, for the youngest players (ages 3-5). Five-day and 10-day overnight camps (ages 10-18) train players with aspirations of playing at the highest club or collegiate level.
FIELD PLAYER PREMIER AND GOALKEEPER PREMIER: Mon.-Fri., July 27-31, 8am-4pm. $319-$349. JUNIORS: Mon.-Fri., July 13-17 and July 27-31, 8am-noon. $209-$219/week. JETT: Mon.-Fri., July 27-31, various times. $100. Santa Barbara High School, 700 E. Anapamu St. RESIDENTIAL FIVE-DAY CAMPS: Sun.-Thu., June 21-25, and Fri.-Tue., June 26-30. $739-$779. RESIDENTIAL 10-DAY CAMPS: June 21-30. $1,599. Cal State University Channel Islands. Call 845-6801 or visit onesoccerschools.com.
Page Youth Center Summer Camps
Page Youth Center will offer different coed camps for this summer.
COED BASKETBALL CAMP: Grades 1-4. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, 9am-noon. Grades 5-8. Mon.-Fri., July 6-10, 9am-noon. COED SOCCER CAMP: Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9am-noon. COED VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grades 1-8. Mon.-Fri., July 13-17, 9am-noon. $100/week. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778 or visit pageyouthcenter.org.
Refugio Junior Lifeguards
Become a Refugio Jr. Lifeguard this summer. Learn how to be safe in the ocean, what to do in an emergency, and how to respect and care for the environment, and get in great shape! Activities include swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddling. Bus transportation is available.
Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri., June 22-July 10 and July 20-Aug. 7, 10am-3pm. $295/session, $550/both sessions. Refugio State Beach, Goleta. Call 331-8018 or visit refugioJG.com.
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 4-8 and 11-15,
9am-2pm. $600/session. Rancho Asoleado, 250 Nogal Dr. Call 886-2087 or visit ridgewoodfarm.org.
S.B. FCA Beach Volleyball Camp
Presented by the S.B. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this camp offers exceptional hands-on coaching by current Division 1 college athletes and FCA Volleyball staff, a scheduled appearance by beach volleyball Olympian Jenny Jordan, and beach-specific skills taught to train and prepare athletes of all skill levels for indoor volleyball play. Athletes act as mentors.
Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 15-19, 1-5pm. $125/before May 15, $150/after May 15. West Beach Courts, 306 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call (602) 628-9563 or visit santabarbarafca.org/camp.
S.B. Junior Lifeguards Program
Enjoy a world-famous, nationally affiliated, and disciplined training program of swimming, running, competition, and education. This very 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. There will be swimming lessons to help prepare new participants.
Ages 9-17. Mon.-Fri., June 22-Aug. 7, 10:30am-2pm. $360/S.B. residents, $396/nonresidents. East Beach, Cabrillo Blvd. Call 897-2680 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/lifeguards.html.
S.B. Junior Lifeguards Nippers Camp
Can’t commit to seven weeks of the full Junior Lifeguards program, or just want to get your child’s feet wet while experiencing a two-week session of the regular nationally affiliated program? This program will provide many of the same components that the longer program offers: workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, and more.
Ages 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 15-26, 10:30am-2pm. $160/S.B. residents, $176/nonresidents. East Beach, Cabrillo Blvd. Call 897-2680 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/lifeguards.html.
S.B. Rock Gym
Camps will provide kids with basic climbing skills and the importance of teamwork and community and will provide your teens with rope skills and climbing techniques for S.B.’s best outdoor rock climbs. Members get a 10 percent discount.
Mon.-Fri., beginning June 15. KIDS CLIMBING CAMP: Ages 5-9, 9am-noon and 12:30-3:30pm. Two sessions per week. $250/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. TEEN ROCKS – GYM TO CRAG: Ages 10-14. 9am-3:30pm. $450/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. 15 percent off registration by Apr. 15. 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 15-Aug. 28, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sbsail.com.
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 15-Aug. 28, 1-5pm. $185/week (members), $215/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826, email email@example.com, or visit sbsail.com.
S.B. Surf Adventures Camp
The long, rolling waves at Leadbetter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, gift bag, and raffle prizes. Soft boards and wet suits are provided.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-3pm. $59/day, $295/week. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281 or visit santabarbarasurfadventures.com.
S.B. Tennis Club Junior Tennis Camp
All levels of players will learn the awesome sport of tennis in a fun and exciting way. Campers will improve their strokes and strategies with daily instruction on the proper technique, play games, and make new friends. Advanced players will be challenged playing singles and doubles. Pre-pay discounts apply.
Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21 (no camp July 6-10), 9am-noon, noon-3pm, or 9am-3pm. $200-$395/week (10 percent off registration by May 3). S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 680-4941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Financial Assistance is available.
Grades 1-6. Weekly sessions begin June 15-Aug. 21, 9am-4pm. $155-$170/week. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Call 687-7720 x261, email email@example.com, or visit ciymca.org/santabarbara.
Sk8 Skool Skateboarding Camp
Bring your skateboard, helmet, and knee and elbow pads, and get ready to be “shred-ucated.” Grouped by skill level, skaters will learn proper techniques, improve their skateboard skills, and have fun as they experience the challenges of Skater’s Point.
Ages 7-11. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 14, 8:30-11am (no camp during week of July 4). $120/week (S.B. residents), $132/week (nonresidents). Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 564-5495 or visit services.santabarbaraca.gov/summerfun/
Summer Junior Tennis Camp
at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club
Children of all skill levels will improve their games while having nonstop fun. World-class instructors will help players build confidence while improving fundamental strokes, tactical skills, coordination, and more. All participants will have one hour of supervised match-play every day and a friendly tournament at the end of the week. Register by June 1 and receive a free junior tennis racquet.
Ages 6-16. Weeklong sessions, June 8-Aug. 17, 9am-noon. $220/week (members), $260/week (nonmembers). Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7762, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit swellclubs.com.
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. All instructors are CPR certified and trained in ocean-specific safety and first aid. Scholarships and single/half-day rates available.
Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 8-Aug. 28, 9am-3pm. $350-$400/week (extra $100 for ages 6 and under). South Side Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613 or visit surfhappens.com.
Surf & Kayak Camp
Learn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle. Campers will enjoy one of the best beaches, offering a fantastic surf for beginner and intermediate surfers. Don’t want to surf? Explore past the surf zone on a board, or kayak, frolic in the waves on a boogie board, or hang out. All instructors are certified lifeguards.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 15-Aug. 21, 1-5pm. $115/week. Campus Point, UCSB. Call 893-3913 or visit recreation.ucsb.edu.
Swim Tune-Up Clinic
In anticipation of upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surfing and kayaking, various other outdoor ocean sports and pool activities, summer swim leagues, or camps that partake in aquatic activities, join us for the youth Swim Tune-Up Clinic — a fun way to splash back into aquatic activities.
All ages. Sun., Apr. 12-May 3, 3:45-4:30pm. $50/session. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913 or visit
UCSB Men’s Basketball Camps
These three 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.
DAY CAMP: Ages 7-17. June 15-19. Mon.-Thu.: 9am-4:30pm; Fri.: 9am-noon. $350. OFFENSIVE SKILLS CAMP: Grades 1-6. Mon.-Wed., Aug. 17-19, 9am-noon. $150. HIGH POTENTIAL SKILLS CAMP: Grades 7-12. Mon.-Wed., Aug. 17-19, 1-4pm. $150. UCSB Thunderdome. Call 893-3415 or email email@example.com.