All Listings — Summer Camp 2017


Action All-Star Stunt Camp
If your child is outgoing, energetic, and creative, this is the camp for them. 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, fight and stunt choreography, and moviemaking.
Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, and Aug. 7-11; 9am-2pm. $249/week. Valhalla Elite Training Ctr., 1113 State St. Call 687-1514 or email

Aerial Dance Conservatory
The S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance will immerse beginner through intermediate students in performance development of floor-to-air movement, where students will participate in a comprehensive and high-energy pedagogy of skill and technical development on trapeze, lyra, fabrics, corde, and sling. Student will also practice creative development in choreography and contemporary movement. Each two-week intensive will culminate in a full-length, ensemble performance for the community.
Ages 7-16. Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Session 1: July 3-14. Session 2: July 17-28. $800/session. S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance, 810 E. Gutierrez St., Ste. B. Call 284-8785.

Afternoon Creative Dance Camp
This one-week children’s creative project in dance is open to boys and girls and includes a class performance on the last day. There will be lessons in ballet, arts and crafts, and a performance, as well as field trips to a museum and parks. An MTD bus pass is required
. Ages 5-10. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, and Aug. 14-18; noon-5pm. $150 (before June 1), $175. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Art by the Sea
The Carpinteria Arts Center offers seven weeks of summer day camp full of fine art creation and the performing arts. Camp includes materials, supplies, snacks, and a T-shirt.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 26-Aug. 11. Full-day: 9am-3pm; half-day: 9am-12:30pm or 12:30-3pm. $125-$250/week. Carpinteria Arts Ctr., 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789 or email

Art Camp S.B.
A magical outdoor setting will inspire creative thinking in unique arts-and-crafts projects. Along with daily park picnics and canyon hikes, the campers will enjoy hands-on play in all types of media, from paint, clay, and wood to canvas, pottery, and gnome homes. This summer will be a wonderland of adventure!
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, July 10-14, and Aug. 7-11; 9am-2:30pm. $150/week. The Woods Art Studio, 4597 Camino Molinero. Call (646) 369-7277.

Art Explorers Summer Camps 2017
Grab your passport to the Fantastic Beasts art camp! Try out filmmaking with stop-motion explosion, discover special effects, and experience the Great Masters of Art & Engineering hands-on world. Let your imagination run wild with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Enchanted Creatures art-themed camps. Go to the max with EXTREME Art and Famous Faces/Famous Places. Draw, paint, and sculpt to your heart’s content.
Ages 5-15. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18. Ages 6-15: 9am-3:45pm, $300+/week. Ages 5-6: 9am-2pm, $255/week. Extended care available. Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta; Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2; Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Dr.; and La Patera School, 555 N. La Patera Ln., Goleta. Call 570-1988.

Art Is Everywhere!
Experience art from museums to inspiring landscapes. Campers will sculpt, paint, mold, and create masterpieces in the Art From Scrap CreatorLab. Artists and AFS staff will lead students in projects including board games, musical instruments, collage, and assemblage. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-11, 9am-3pm. $260, $240/sibling. Extended care available. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

Arts at Laguna
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 program provides kids a transformative arts experience.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 26-July 21, 8:30am-2:30pm. $300/week. Extended care available. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 687-2461.

Ballet Dance Intensive: Sleeping Beauty
Coed campers will take lessons in ballet technique, character dance, pre-pointe, pointe, variation dance, set design, and costume design with experience in an accelerated format of training in performance and technique. This two-week program will culminate in a short production of Sleeping Beauty Classical Ballet. There will be field trips to a museum and parks. An MTD bus pass is required.
Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug.11, 9am-5pm. $600 (if paid before June 1), $350/week. Performances Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13, 4pm. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

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 East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
Ages 8-13. June 19-July 7. Mon.-Thu.: 9am-3:30pm; Fri.: 9am-12:30pm. $750. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or email

Camp Design
Grade levels: incoming 7th and 8th graders Mon.-Fri., Half Day: 9am-1pm; July 31st- Aug. 4th. Free for Students, 50% will be SED Summer Camp, 900 East Anapamu St. Call 805-966-7918.

Destination Dance
Build confidence, make friends, have fun, and learn proper technique with an amazing staff. Age-appropriate classes for beginning to advanced-level dancers 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, tumbling, ballet, and more. Plus, star-studded master classes and special intensives are also offered. The staff is CPR and first-aid certified.
Ages 2-teen. Mon.-Thu., June 12-Aug. 17. Morning, afternoon, drop-in, and all-day sessions. $17-$330. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299.

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 digital graphics artist. 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., June 26-30, 9:30am-3:30pm. $490. Live-Action: Sat., June 24, 1:30-4:30pm, and Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 4-6:15pm. $260-$290. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St. Call (503) 697-7914 or email

Ensemble Theatre Company Young Actors Conservatory
Join Santa Barbara’s professional resident theater company for three weeks of exciting hands-on training with master actors and theater artists in the beautiful New Vic, led by Director of Education Marcus Giamatti. With a curriculum that focuses on principles of acting, movement, voice, improv, and other key elements of theater training, ETC’s Young Actors Conservatory is Santa Barbara’s premier summer theater program for young and aspiring artists with a passion for delving deeper into the craft of theater!
Grades 9-12. Mon.-Fri., July 10-28, 10am-2pm. $899. Scholarships available. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Email

Fiesta Parade Summer Camp
Music, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the Fiesta Children’s Parade on August 5. Help decorate the float, learn songs and dances to perform in the parade, and be showered with flowers by family, friends, and onlookers.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 5. Half-day camp: 9am-noon or 1:30-4:30pm. $150/week. Full-day camp: 9am-4:30pm. $375/week. Westside Dance Studios, 2009 De la Vina St. Call 637-8773.

Girls Rock S.B. Amplify Sleep Away Camp
Girls will spend the week playing music along with practicing photography, filmmaking, and journalism.
Ages 10-17. Sun-Sat.; June 25-July 1, July 2-8, July 9-15, July 16-22, and July 23-29. $900/session (scholarships available). Ojai Valley High School Upper Campus, 10820 Reeves Rd., Ojai. Call 861-8128.

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 perform. Nonmusical tracks in photography, filmmaking, and music journalism will also be offered.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11, 9am-3pm. $299/session. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 861-8128.

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 2017 program ends with a performance on July 8 at Center Stage Theater. Camp is open to students in Levels 2-6.
Mon.-Fri., June 19-July 7, 9am-2:30pm. July 8 performance at Center Stage Theater. $675/three-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

Goleta School of Ballet Summer Primary Program
This four-week summer session is designed to introduce young students to the Goleta School of Ballet's Primary Program.
Wed., July 5-26. Ages 4-5: 3:15-4pm; ages 6-7: 4-4:45pm. $60/four classes. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

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 August 11. Camp is open to students in pre-elementary, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Guest teachers include Allyssa Bross, principal dancer for the Los Angeles Ballet.
Mon.-Fri., July 10-Aug. 10, 9am-3pm. Aug. 11 performance (Center Stage Theater). $1,250/five-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

Granada Theatre Video Workshop
Students will learn to film and edit short videos for area nonprofits and can earn up to 40 community service hours for participation. Past projects have included videos for the Granada Theatre, S.B. Zoo, DAWG, and more. Learn the art of filmmaking while creating great projects for the community.
Grades 8-12. Mon. and Wed., June 12-Aug.16, 3-5pm. $135. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Call 452-7069 or email

Gustafson Dance Camp
Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages, complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program that culminates in a performance.
Musical Theatre Intensive: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., June 12-23, 9am-3:30pm. Junior Intensive: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., July 24-Aug. 4, 9am-3:30pm. Mary Poppins Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-18, 9am-noon. Mary Poppins Dance Camp: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-18, 9am-3:30pm. Under The Sea Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 9am-noon. Frozen Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 21-25, 9am-noon. $200-$550. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262.

Half-Day Creative Summer Camp
Join Inspire Dance S.B. professional teachers for a fun-filled week in the morning or afternoon with field trips to a museum and parks, arts and crafts, ballet, musical theater, and music. There are short performance on Friday at noon or 5 p.m. Bring a snack, dance attire, and your imagination. An MTD bus pass is required.
Ages 5-14. Mon-Fri; July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28; 8am-noon or noon-5pm. $150 (before June 1), $175. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Hip-Hop Camp with Everybody Dance Now!
The team from Santa Barbara’s Everybody Dance Now! chapter teaches campers to dance, helping them cultivate self-esteem and establish healthy lifestyles. A dance performance for family and friends ends each week of active hip-hop fun.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 9am-noon. $100/session for S.B. residents, $110/session for nonresidents. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519.

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 will 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. $450/week. Dates, times, and location TBA. Call 687-4027.

Momentum Summer Dance Camps
S.B.'s newest dance studio is hosting five summer dance camps structured for all ages and levels: Camp Twirl, Camp Confetti, B-Boy Hip-Hop Dance Crew Camp, Technique on Fleek Camp, Fun over Fiesta, and the 3-Day Summer Intensive Camp. Elite professional dance educators from L.A. and Momentum's director, Betsy Woyach, will teach the camps.
July 17-Aug. 9. Various days and times. Momentum Dance Company, 316 State St., Ste. A. $150-$325. Call 364-1638.

Morning Creative Dance Camp
This one-week children’s creative project in dance is open to boys and girls and includes a class performance on the last day. There will be lessons in ballet, arts and crafts, and a performance.
Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, and Aug. 14-18; 8am-noon. $125 (before June 1), $150. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Natural Artists Camp
Campers will observe nature, bird and animal watch, and incorporate natural patterns and colors into their art. Materials collected on treasure hunts will be used in cool art projects. Activities include tT-shirt dyeing with indigo, weaving, creating colorful pigments out of plants, and beach-inspired art. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23, 9am-3pm. $260, $240/sibling. Extended care available. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

The Nick Rail Summer Band Camp
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation will offer this well-established program that provides campers the opportunity to continue their musical learning. This camp includes concert band and sectional instruction. Orientation and auditions are June 13, 8-10 a.m., for everyone.
Ages 9-13. Tue. and Thu., June 13-July 20. Beginner: 8-9am; intermediate: 8-10am; advanced: 10am-noon. $95/six weeks. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 284-9125.

Performing and Visual Arts Camp
The S.B. School of Performing Arts and the Performing and Visual Arts Camp present The Wiz Jr. The Musical and Viva La Fiesta, directed by Austin Escamilla with musical direction by Dauri Kennedy and choreography by Jessica Ballonoff and Karyn Laver. This camp nurtures, motivates, and builds confidence in our community’s youth through theatrical production.
Ages 7-15. The Wiz Jr.: Mon.-Fri., July 5-29. Full-day: 9am-4pm; half-day: 1-4pm. Performances July 28-30. $850. Viva La Fiesta: Mon.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 5. Full-day: 9am-4pm; half-day: 1-4pm. Performance Aug 4. $250. Notre Dame School Auditorium, 33 E. Micheltorena St. Scholarships available; contact to set up an appointment. Call 708-8897 or email

Learn photography and writing, and create a fun blog with all your new skills. There will be daily photography field trips around town.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23 and 26-30, 8:30am-2pm. $179. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Call 895-1153.

Plaza Playhouse Theater Drama Camp
Calling all young, aspiring actors! The Plaza Playhouse Theater in Carpinteria is pleased to offer a two-week Drama Camp for young actors and theater enthusiasts, culminating in a full-fledged production at the theater.
Grades 3-12. Mon-Fri., July 3-14, 3-6pm. $230. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-6380.

S.B. Festival Ballet Summer Dance Programs
A variety of summer camps — such as Creative Ballet for Little Dancers, SBFB Young Performers – Once Upon a Time with a performance at Center Stage Theater, and a Junior/Senior Intensive — will be offered by S.B. Festival Ballet.
Ages: 5-18+. Mon.-Fri., June 26-Aug. 18, various times. $125-$550. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711.

S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends
Weekly half-day camps have small, intimate music instruction and dynamic fun in groups of 8-10, where your budding musician will get a lot of personal attention. Children can play the xylophone, recorder, drums, and keyboard and learn multicultural music including dance, Piano's Keys to Success & Fun, Intro to Guitar, Sing, Strum ’n’ Fun w/ Ukulele, Choir & Musicals, African and Native American Songs, Tales, Dances and Drumming, Games and Movement, and more.
Ages 3-9. Mon.-Thu., June 12-Aug. 3. Half-day: 9am-12:30pm and 1-4:30pm; full-day: 9am-4:30pm. $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. S.B. Kindermusik, First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and Goleta Valley Church, 595 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 680-0749.

S.B. Museum of Art: Art Camp
Each exciting week is focused on a different art technique—such as painting, drawing, or sculpture and mixed-media—and a theme or current exhibition at the museum—such as pop prints or exploring nature.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-3pm. $250/members, $300/nonmembers. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441.

S.B. Museum of Art: 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 13.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-3pm. $300/members, $350/nonmembers. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441.

S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater Camp
S.B. Summer Stock, in association with S.B. Middle School (SBMS), will stage the much-loved Disney animated feature film The Lion King. Join as they transform the SBMS Lotus Theater into the African Pride Lands, and actors into the animals that dwell in it. Adventure awaits!
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Thu., June 19-July 15, 9am-1:30pm. Performance: Thu.-Sat., July 13-15. $650/session. Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 284-6114.

S.B. Summer Stock ACTION! Movie Making Camp S.B. Summer Stock will offer a movie-making camp where campers will learn what makes a good story, help create a script and a character, and act in and film their own movies. At the end of the week, campers will have a movie they made as a group along with the tools and knowledge to create their own movies at home for years to come.
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Thu., July 17-Aug. 10, 9am-1pm. $250/week. Various parks in S.B. Call 284-6114.

SBYMA Elementary Music Program
S.B. Youth Music Academy (SBYMA) is where absolute beginners can learn to sing or play the bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, or drums. Campers will experience performing with a band, writing a song, and experiment with music technology to create a music video.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, 9am-noon. $145/week. S.B. Youth Music Academy, 4595 Hollister Ave. Call 699-5325 or email

Sew Much Fun
This award-winning sewing/design program teaches boys and girls the safe way to use a sewing machine. Projects include travel pillows, princess crowns, pirate hats, beach bags, pajama pants, American Girl doll clothes, turtle pillows, Scottie dogs, aprons, and more! Sewing machines will be provided.
Grades: Kindergarten and up. Flexible times; call to arrange. $275/12 hours (four three-hour days). Overpass Rd.
Call 450-7129 or email

Showstoppers Musical Theatre Summer Programs
Showstoppers offers year-round musical theater education for youth and children. Each session is a show, with costumes, lights, and sound reinforcement in the La Colina Junior High Auditorium.
Session 1: The Little Mermaid. Ages 8-13. Mon.-Fri., June 12-23, 9am-2pm. $425. Session 2: Jr. Showstoppers’ The Little Mermaid. Ages 4-7. Mon.-Fri., June 12-23, 10am-2pm. $350. Session 3: Teen Ensemble Production of Les Misérables, rehearsals starting June 19. $550. Call 314-1221 or email

Spanish Language and Cultural Exposure Camp
Learn to speak Spanish using the perfect mix of intellectual learning and physical activity. After School Languages presents this fun-filled camp where your little ones will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture through dance, games, songs, and arts.
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri. June 12-16, July 10-14, and July 31-Aug. 4: 9am-noon; June 19-23, July 17-21, and Aug. 7-11: noon-3pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $230; full-day: $395. Toddler classes for ages 2-4 also available. Call 699-6705 or email

Stage Left Junior Stage Left Junior emphasizes exploration and self-expression through the creative arts of performance as well as cooking! Under the direction of Steven Lovelace & 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., 9:00am-3:00pm. Extended hours available. June 12-June 16 . $250/week. Peabody School, 3018 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Contact 570-1661 or for more information.

Stage Left Productions Presents Legally Blonde The Musical
Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace will teach intensive training in audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design and construction. There is a Technical Track available where students will learn about lights, sound, backstage training, and more. Culminates with 4 performances of Legally Blonde The Musical.
Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., June 26 - July 24, 1-6:15pm. $750. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. For info:, email or 805-965-0880

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, performance, and literature. Work in small groups with a professional artist to produce portfolio-quality work, learn presentation and exhibition techniques, and explore career opportunities with artists and writers from the community. This summer’s classes are Abstract Painting with Words, Watercolor Painting, Metal Sculpture, and Alternative Process Photography.
Ages 13-18. Mid-June to August. $100. Various artist studios and colleges in S.B. Call 965-7321.

TV Santa Barbara Media Camp
Spend a week exploring media production at TVSB. Learn how to create your own video, use green-screen technology like in the movies, add sound effects, and edit together your video to air on TVSB!
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 12-16, July 10-14, and July 31-Aug. 4; 9am-5pm. Extended hours available. $250/week. TVSB Media Access Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721.

UpStage Left
Ryan Evans and Jessica Kurtzman are reviving UpStage Left. Older youth/ young adults will have the opportunity to perform the musical, RENT. Workshop culminates in 2 performances on July 15 & 16, and also includes training in acting and dance technique.
Auditions only: May 20 & 21. Ages: 16 & up; dates: June 19th-July 16th; cost: donation based; location: Center Stage Theater; contact info:

Young Singers Club Voice Camps
Afternoon solo voice classes, choir, and private lessons are available: ages 5-7, learning Rock and Roll, Disney, and Broadway songs on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.; ages 9-11, learning Contemporary and Broadway songs, on Monday and Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.; all ages Worship Songs Class on Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.; all ages, Lemon Festival Performers Choir and Contemporary Songs, on Tuesdays, 4:50-5:50 p.m. Classes culminate in a live (optional) performance on August 12 at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) and at the Lemon Festival on September 16.
July 10-Aug. 12. $265. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. Call 280-9802.


Architecture Engineering 101
Learn architecture, electrical circuits, mechanics, inventions, and economics using Legos. Children will also use real building material and create a mini structure applying structural design with truss, concrete, and seismic tie-down. Make your project an educational conversation masterpiece.
Mon.-Fri. Architecture, City Planning, Inventions, and Economics with Lego: Ages 7-11. Jul 10-14, 9:30am-2:30pm. $255. Interior and Furniture Design Build: Ages 9-15. Aug. 7-11, 10:30am-noon. $120. Level 1 Architecture Engineering: Ages 9-15. Aug. 7-11, 1-4:30pm. $245. Level 2 Architectural Renovation, Electrical, and Landscape Design: Ages 9-15. Aug. 7-11, 8:30am-noon. $235. The Architectural Foundation of S.B., 229 E. Victoria St. Call (408) 210-5174.

Avenues Educational Camp
Get a head start on your academics for the coming year, or improve your writing and math skills at this camp taught by credentialed college professors. For upcoming seniors, get a kick start on your college essays, college applications, or your ACT/PSAT/SAT tests. Scheduling is flexible, and private tutoring sessions are also available for all ages.
Ages 8-18. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 4, 9am-noon. $60/day, $250/week. Avenues College and Career Advisement, 3463 State St. Ste. 222. Call (818) 359-0859.

California Learning Center Camps/Programs
Winner of The Independent’s Best Of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll for tutoring, the California Learning Center has several camps and programs dedicated to academics, college prep, and getting ahead. Take part in its signature Math Madness camp for 3rd-6th graders, a new Writer’s Block workshop for 6th-8th graders, PSAT/SAT prep courses, college essay days, a college application workshop, individual college counseling, and one-on-one tutoring.
Ages 8-18. Mon.-Fri., June 26-Aug. 18. Times and prices vary. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Call 563-1579.

Camp Cosmos-Asteroid Day
In a one-day camp of science activities exploring our solar system, celebrate International Asteroid Day. Come for a day of hands-on activities and demos exploring space!
Ages 8-12. Wed. and Thu., June 14 and 15, 9am-3:30pm. $75/day. Las Cumbres Observatory, 6740 Cortona Dr., Ste. 102. Call 880-1625.

Camp GObotics
Using Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 systems, students learn and apply engineering, math, coding, 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 while developing understanding of the design cycle.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 26-30 and July 17-21, 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm, $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. Multi-week and sibling discounts available. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Ln. Call 245-0288.

Destination Science
These fun science day camps are designed to excite kids about science and to build great life skills in campers. Weekly themes combine science and engineering with unique projects, outdoor games, problem solving, and many great take-homes. Top-notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Camps include Robotic Mystery Camp; Journey into Space & Movie Making Camp; Crazy Contraption, Demolition & Fort Building Camp; and Coaster Science & Mad Chemistry Camp.
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 4, 9am-3pm, $349/week. Multi-week and sibling discounts available. Pre-and post-care available. Foothill Elementary School, 711 Ribera Dr., and UCSB Rec Ctr., 516 Ocean Rd. Call (888) 909-2822.

Dubin Learning Center
Celebrating 38 years of summer sessions, 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, Processing Challenges, ADD, Dyslexia; tutoring; and test prep. for SAT, SSAT, ISEE. Individual sessions are scheduled according to needs.
Kindergarten through College; 112 West Cota Street Santa Barbara; July 10th to start of semester; Fees: $75-$90/hr. (individual instruction) (805)962.7122

Dunn Summer Academy & Junior Academy
Dunn School's beautiful campus comes alive during the summer with a unique Summer Academy program. Tracks include Learning Strategies and English as a Second Language. Students will learn together in their major areas of study but join together for fun electives and off-campus excursions in the afternoons and weekends.
Grade 8-10. July 15-Aug. 11. $7,000-$8,000. 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0615.

French Language and Cultural Exposure Camp
Learn to speak French using the perfect mix of intellectual learning and physical activity. After School Languages presents this fun-filled camp where your little ones will be introduced to the French language and culture through dance, games, songs, and arts.
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri. June 12-16, July 10-14, and July 31-Aug. 4: noon-3pm; June 19-23, July 17-21, and Aug. 7-11: 9am-noon. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $230; full-day: $395. Toddler classes for ages 2-4 also available. Call 699-6705 or email

Get Ahead Program (GAP) Summer School
Students entering grades 9-12 can earn 5-10 units of high school credit in class or online 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. Students can also take courses for noncredit.
Ages 12-18. Mon.-Thu., June 12-July 20, 8am-1:20pm. $345/5-unit course, $645/10-unit course. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125.

iD Tech Camps
Learn to code, game, and create at the world’s number one summer technology camp! Students will code apps, develop video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, design for virtual reality, print 3D models, and more. Join 275,000+ alumni and learn from top instructors!
Ages 7-17. June 26-Aug. 4. Weekly, day, and overnight programs. $899-$1,718. UCSB. Call (888) 709-8324.

Invent. Make. Play!
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Field trips to MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, will inspire campers’ imagination and innovation. In Session 1, campers explore how humans build machines to help them fly like birds and float like whales and then design and engineer creations to test out in the natural world. In Session 2, campers take apart machines to see what’s inside and build their own out of repurposed materials. Sign up for one or both sessions. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. Session 1: July 17-21. Session 2: July 24-28. $260, $240/sibling. Extended care available. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.; Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr.; and MOXI, 125 State St. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

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.
Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18. Morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions available. $210-$390/week. Goleta. Call 680-9950.

Math Intensive
This camp includes individual sessions designed to help students increase math skills. Offered are an assessment, 1:1 tutoring sessions twice a week, and an online program. Scheduling is flexible.
Elementary, junior high, and high school students. Mon.-Thu., June 19-Aug. 17, 2:30-6pm. $509/16 sessions. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or email

Presidio Archaeology Camp
Discover Santa Barbara history this summer by excavating the fort that founded our city in 1782. Campers will learn basic excavation techniques and artifact processing methods from archaeologists and will have the opportunity to excavate portions of the Spanish fort and the early 20th-century home of our Japanese community.
Ages 11-15. Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, 9am-1pm. $225. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 965-2004.

SBHS Computer Science Academy Creative Computing Camps
Week 1 — Art & Design: Learn to design digital art and to create web pages. Perfect introduction to programming and web design. Week 2 — Robotics & Applications: Learn to program basic computer applications, games and robotics.
Grades 6-8. Week 1: Mon.-Fri., June 12-16; Week 2: June 19-23; 9am-12pm. $150/week. SBHS, Room 25, 701 East Anapamu St. Email

S.B. STEM Camp at Peabody Charter School
Have fun discovering concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, coding, and engineering through exciting, hands-on activities. Children will launch rockets, build structures and dissect sea life! Specially designed learning experiences will be taught by awesome, credentialed teachers!
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23 and 26-30, 8:30am-2:30pm. $255/week. Peabody Charter School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 455-9152 or email

South Coast Montessori Summer Program
Start your child in this program, and experience the Montessori method with a summer twist. Gardening and nature play, crafting, water play, outdoor games, and activities are among the many fun adventures to be had on a lovely campus.
Ages 3 months old to 5 years old. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 8:30am-2:45pm. $365/week. South Coast Montessori, 7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta. Call 845-6555.

STEM Camp for Girls
Participate in fun hands-on projects, increase math skills, and learn computer coding, engineering, and environmental science. Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., July 10-14 and 17-21, 8:30am-2pm. $199. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153.

Summer Literacy Experience
Come use your imagination! This literacy camp at UCSB offers an innovative environment for kids to develop literacy skills while also engaging in hands-on creation and exploration. Over four weeks, students work in small groups on a variety of collaborative reading, writing, and discussion-based activities.
Grades 1-7. Mon.-Thu., July 5-27, 9am-noon. $400/four weeks. McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic, UCSB. Call 893-7905 or email

Terrific Scientific Camps
Spark the excitement of kids for science, engineering, and technology with 30+ different fun, hands-on, minds-on camps in chemistry, biology, digital games, robotics, programming, engineering, 3D printing, forensics, cooking, technology, medicine, astronomy, oceanography, and archaeology. Science was never this much fun!
Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18. Ages 6-15: 9am-3:45pm. $300+/week. Ages 5-6: 9am-2pm. $255/week. Extended-care available. Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Wy., Goleta; Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2; Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Dr.; and La Patera School, 555 N. La Patera Ln., Goleta. Call 570-1988.

Young Writers Camp (YWC)
Fun activities, guest authors, and walking field trips inspire creative writing in half-day classes that nurture imagination and maximize learning. Groups of 20-25 students are led by a team of two credentialed teachers to engage in writing groups, public speaking, and a variety of writing genres.
UCSB Playwriting Workshop: Grades 7-12. Mon.-Thu., July 10-27, 1-4pm. UCSB Digital Writing: Grades 7-9. Mon.-Fri., July 10-21, 9am-12:30pm and 1-4:30pm. UCSB YWC: Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., June 19-30, 9am-12:30pm and 1-4:30pm; and July 10-21, 9am-12:30pm. $275 by Apr. 30; $295 by May 30. Jonata Middle School YWC, 301 Second St., Buellton. Call 893-5899 or email


AHA! Summer Program 2017
Through an innovative, experiential curriculum, participants ages 14-19 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; earn community service credits toward graduation; and, most importantly, have lots of fun.
Ages 14-19. Dates and times TBA. Donations accepted. AHA! 1209 De la Vina St., Ste. A. Call 770-7200.

Backyard Biologist
Practice the skills of a professional field biologist, training alongside the conservation team and learning sustainable stewardship practices.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 14-18; 9am-3pm plus one overnight. $270-$310/week. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Best of the Best Summer Camp
Looking for a diverse day camp for your kids all summer? Best of the Best camp is packed with indoor and outdoor sports, games, creative crafts, area field trips, age-appropriate educational curriculum, self-defense training, a reading program, and inspiring special guests. Kids will build character, be active, and keep their minds sharp over the summer break!
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-4pm (free extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). $180-$250/week (discount for multiple weeks). Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233.

Camp Haverim
This Jewish day camp offers a nondenominational approach in activities such as art, music, newspaper, drama, daily swimming, and a full array of sports.
Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 10-21 and July 24-Aug. 4, 9am-3pm. Bus transportation and extended child care available, 8am-5pm. $300-$375/one-week session, $525-$650/two-week session. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593.

Dancing Jaguar's Spirit Camp
This program introduces children to a holistic curriculum that includes yoga, shamanic journeying, mindfulness, Law of Attraction, chakras, and more through games, crafts, songs, and stories. Children have fun while learning self-nurturing techniques!
Ages 5-10. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 14-18, 10am-4pm. $325. Extended care available. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St or email

Ecology Explorers Camp
Explore science, ecology, and art in this camp that focuses on the natural world and includes explorations of the Arroyo Burro Watershed, intertidal adventures, environmental concept games, and experiments. Campers will learn about creatures great (marine mammals) and small (worms). Projects include tie-dye, crafts, and fun with fermentation. Snacks and T-shirt included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 9am-3pm. Extended care available. $260/$240 for siblings. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.; Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria K-5 Summer Camp
This camp offers a safe and engaging environment providing camaraderie and fun with a focus on educational growth and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). It includes daily reading, physical fun, arts and crafts, and building leadership skills catering to each girl’s individual abilities and competencies, and is designed to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Grades K-5. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug. 16, 9am-6pm. Extended-care options available. Prices: TBA. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-6364.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Teen Summer Camp
This camp offers a safe and engaging environment for teens, providing opportunities for camaraderie and fun with a focus on educational growth and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). It includes daily reading, physical fun, arts and crafts, and building leadership skills catering to each girl’s individual abilities and competencies and is designed to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Grades 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 19-Aug. 16, 9am-6pm. Extended-care options available. Prices: TBA. Girls Inc. Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-6364.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite!
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara offers fun, educational, and enriching hands-on interactive programs for girls in a safe, structured, pro-girl environment. Activities include: team building, empowerment programs, swimming, field trips, sports, adventure, STEAM, reading, art, cooking, gardening, dance, and more!
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 11, 7:30am-6pm. $110-$200/week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available.
Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 967-0319; and Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4017.

Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite for Teens!
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara offers a fun-filled summer camp amongst a sisterhood of support for teen girls. Weekly themes include outdoor adventures, STEM, leadership, community advocacy, and more!
Grades 7+. Mon.-Fri., June 26-Aug. 4, 8:30am-4:30pm. $100/week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available.
Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 967-0319.

IVYP/ASES Summer Program
Isla Vista Youth Projects Inc. hosts this summer program for students, with 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 19-Aug. 11, 7:30am-5:30pm. $60/half-day week; $90/full-day week. Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 968-1624.

Jr. Veterinarian
Go behind the scenes at the zoo’s animal hospital, practice the skills every vet needs, and learn what a week in the life of an exotic animal veterinarian is like.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 10-14, July 24-July 28, and Aug. 7-11; 9am-3pm. $290/week (members), $330/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Jr. Zoo Keeper
Live a week in the life of a zookeeper by assisting the keeper staff in caring for some of the zoo’s exotic animals.
Ages 9-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 14-18; 9am-3pm. $290/week (members), $330/week (nonmembers). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

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 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June-July, 9am-noon or 9am-3pm. $250-$350/week. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Call 637-5355.

Little Stars: Where Your Little Angels Become Stars
This is a manners and etiquette camp. There is group or private training with special customized programs that focus on modern manners, social graces, grooming, and appearance.
Ages 4-15. Call 995-4040.

Montessori Center School Summer Camps
The sessions offered include sports, kitchen science, global beats, drumming, outdoor and vacation adventures, art, nature, simple machines, and cooking/mixing/baking.
Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 13-Aug. 4 (closed Mon-Tues., July 3-4), 8:15am-2:30pm. $310/one-week elementary camp, $615/two-week preschool camp. Montessori Ctr. School, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Ste. 1, Goleta. Call 683-9383.

MOXI Explorer Camps
These half-day summer camps were designed to spark curiosity and ignite learning. Engage in hands-on activities in the Exploration Lab. The Innovation Workshop and MOXI’s exhibit tracks explore science, technology, engineering and math. Themes include Fantastic Forces, Wild Weather, and Dynamic Designs.
Ages 8-10. Mon.-Fri.; June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31-Aug. 3; 9am-noon. $200-$300/session. MOXI Explorer Camps, 125 State St. Call 770-5012.

MOXI Maker Camps
These one-week, half-day summer camps will expose campers to a variety of making activities with the opportunity to use tools from MOXI’s Innovation Workshop. Campers will work together to create no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech solutions to real-world scenarios and other challenges. Taught by the MOXI Innovation Workshop staff.
Ages 8+ and 12+. Mon.-Fri.; June 12-16, June 19-23, Aug. 7-11, and Aug. 14-18; half day: 9am-noon, full day: 1-4pm, $270-$300/session. MOXI Maker Camps, 125 State St. Call 770-5012.

Nature Adventures 2017
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 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-3pm. $260/week (members), $275/week (nonmembers); additional $80-$95 for extended care until 5pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, and Sea Ctr., 211 Stearns Wharf. Call 682-4711.

Peace Works Travel: Service-Learning Trip to Cuba.
Award-winning program featured on ABC News blends adventure travel, insiders’ access, and social entrepreneurship education for students. All-inclusive trips led by accredited teachers and offer dynamic itineraries, and service projects benefiting people recovering from history.
Grades 9-12 STUDENT ADVENTURE CUBA - AUGUST 1-8, $2975 (not incl int'l airfare) TEACHER TRAINING: DIGITAL STORYTELLING IN GUATEMALA - July 7-15. $2,220 Call 805-685-8687 or visit

Pet Ready?
Are you ready for a pet? Let our zookeepers help you discover the answer. Learn and practice how to bond with, feed, train, groom, and, yes, clean up after your pet.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 24-28 and Aug. 7-11, 9am-3pm. $270-$310/week. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Rainbow School Summer Camp 2017
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 12-Aug. 18, 7:30am-5:30pm. $19.75/half day, $39.50/full day. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 964-4511 or email

Safety Town
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, practice crossing the street in a miniature town, and tour an ambulance, fire truck, and more.
Must turn 5 years by Sept. 1. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-noon. Foothill School, 711 Ribera Dr., Goleta: SESSION 1: June 19-23; SESSION 2: June 26-30; SESSION 3: July 10-14; SESSION 4: July 17-21; SESSION 5: July 24-28. El Camino School, 5020 San Simeon Dr.: June 12-16. Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta: SESSION 1: July 17-21; SESSION 2: July 24-28. 8:30am-noon. $175-$200/week. Call 252-7998.

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 12-Aug. 11, 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. Zoo Camp
It’s the award-winning Zoo Camp you know and love! Campers will enjoy games, crafts, train rides, and animal encounters. This camp will run weekly, concurrent with new Specialty Camps.
Ages 3-8. July 10-Aug. 18, 9am-noon and 9am-3pm. $195-$225/week (morning session), $255-$285/week (full-day session). Extended day available for $75. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Scales and Tails
Build a temporary exhibit for Eeeww! while learning from zookeepers about what it takes to care for different reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4, 9am-3pm. $270-$310/week. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Summer @ Laguna
This camp promises tons of fun and sun for camp-goers. Our enthusiastic team of teachers look forward to giving your child a memorable day-camp experience. Students will be placed in age-based groups to experience arts and crafts, outside sports, and games that include rock-wall climbing, building with Legos, and prepping for singing stardom with music. Snacks, lunch, and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11, 8:30am-2pm. Extended care available. $320/week. Laguna Blanca Lower School, 260 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. Call 695-8143.

STEAM into Summer at Marymount
A summer enrichment experience for rising 1st-6th graders. Marymount of Santa Barbara is offering a hands-on, interactive experience with coding and programming, exploring robotics and electronics, delving into multimedia and art projects, staying active through movement and more! Join our talented team of teachers and enjoy our Center for Creative design and engineering.
Please contact or call 805 569-1811. 2130 Mission Ridge Road, Santa Barbara. Monday-Friday, June 19-23 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Camp fee $265.

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, a weight room, cardio equipment, the new rock wall, and use of the gymnasium.
All ages. June 19-Sept. 17. Adult hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-9pm. Children’s hours: Mon.-Thu., 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sun., 10am-8:30pm. $8-$15/day, $280-$375/membership (depending on affiliation). UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Summer Day Camp
The university will be celebrating its 36th summer with activities for boys and girls, including swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., 9 one-week sessions running June 19-Aug. 18, 7:15am-5:30pm. $155-$185/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913.

Waldorf School of S.B. SummerGarten Camp
Our program offers opportunities for engagement with the natural world through singing, storytelling, crafting, finger knitting, painting, and woodworking, along with gardening and nature play. We’ll build homes for the fairies, visit with animals, and take nature walks throughout the forest on campus.
Ages 3-7 (must be potty-trained). Mon.-Fri.; June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 7-11. Half-day: 8:30am-1:30pm, full-day: 8:30am-3:30pm (for an additional fee). $250-$290/week. Waldorf School SummerGarten Camp, 7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta. Call 967-6656.

General Outdoor

Camp Elings
Elings Park offers a variety of weeklong camps: sports activities, nature and games, tennis, BMX, lacrosse, and Inclusion Camp, a partnership with PeerBuddies for kids and teens with special needs. Kids will also enjoy presentations by the Reptile Family, Beach Day, and Friday’s free lunch and slip-n-slide. Counselors are CPR and first-aid certified.
Ages 4-19. June 12-Aug. 18, 9 am-3 pm. Extended care from 3-6 pm. $170-$355/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd.

Cate Summer Institute
Spend a week devoted to academics, leadership, and outdoors. Your days will be full of excitement: experiential education, making friends from around the world, experiencing the ropes course, and sleeping in dorms overlooking the Pacific.
Grades 7-8. Sun.-Sat., June 18-24 and June 25-July 1. $1,850/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x134.

Fairview Gardens Farm Camp!
Join for one-week camps all summer long on a 12.5-acre organic farm as campers engage in gardening activities, harvest and prepare farm-fresh snacks, create land-based arts and crafts, play games, climb trees, and tell stories to deepen the children’s connection to their food and the natural world.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug 18 (no camp the week of July 4). Ages 4-5: 9am-1pm; ages 6-10: 9am-3pm. Sliding Scale: $255-$355/week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-7369 or email

Hearts Beginner Summer Horse Experience
This camp offers a safe and integrated horse & ranch experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes horsemanship skills, science, art projects, unmounted horse activities, herd observation and how it relates to peer development, and three one-hour riding lessons with a certified riding instructor. This camp is intended for beginner riders.
Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri.; June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 24-28; 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 964-1519.

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 waves to learn about ocean conservancy, marine wildlife, and ocean safety. Other activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, bodyboarding, and more.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri.; July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11; 9am-3pm. $255+/week for members, $295/week nonmembers. Paddle Sports Ctr., S.B. Harbor. Call 617-3425.

Orca Summer Camp
Orca Summer Camp celebrates the longest-running and most fun beach camp with a dynamic program of building confidence in the water, bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking, beach games, tide pools, dolphin days, and driftwood designs. Experienced and enthusiastic counselors ensure your child stays safe, keeps learning, and has fun.
Ages 6-14. July 10-Sept. 1, 9am-3pm. $325/week, $90/day. Rincon and Santa Claus Ln.
Call 448-3308 or email

Peak2Pacific Outdoor Adventure Camps
Youth and teen adventurers with a passion to explore will be inspired by nature and challenged by choice through a variety of adventures: hiking, bouldering, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, and more. Peak2Pacific Outdoor Adventure Camps provide campers opportunities to explore S.B. through the creative eyes of an artist and the inquisitive mind of a scientist, challenge their bodies in adventure, and deepen their hearts as environmentalists.
Ages 6-15. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 3-7; 9am-3pm. $375/week; $100/day. Register for all three weeks, and save $125. Drop-off/pickup at S.B. Mission Rose Garden, Plaza Rubio. Call 689-8326.

Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara
Campers will enjoy horseback riding, farm animal care, art projects, archery, cooking, obstacle courses, games, culture, and water play. There will be an end-of-week performance and awards ceremony. Daily snacks and water are provided.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9:30am-3:30pm. $300. Sibling discount available. Rancho Palomino, 1051 Palomino Rd. Call 570-5075.

S.B. Unified School District Summer Program
The after-school program runs all year, with academic enrichment, field trips, gardening, hip-hop dance, art, games, and more taught by credentialed teachers with a 1:14 ratio. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided. Children from all schools within the district can enroll.
Grades K-2. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 16, 7:30am-5 or 6pm. $200/week. Must sign up for two weeks. Call 965-4633 x6502.

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. Locations include Douglas Family Preserve, Skofield Park, Rocky Nook Park, and Ellwood Preserve.
Ages 2½-7. Mon.-Fri.; July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11, and Aug.14-18; 8:45am-1pm.
$275/week. Various locations. Call 570-3087.

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camp
Spend one or two weekday camps visiting a different wild place (beach, mountain, creek) in S.B. each day. Wilderness Youth Project focuses on child-centered exploration and play by returning to the traditions of childhood wandering in nature, under the careful guidance of experienced and dedicated mentors.
Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, various times. $255-$895/session. Scholarships available. Drop-off/pickup for most camps at Tucker’s Grove, Cathedral Oaks Rd., or S.B. Mission Rose Garden, Plaza Rubio. Call 964-8096.

Special Needs

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 through both speech and occupational therapy services.
Ages 3-10. Mon. and Wed. or Tue. and Thu.; June 12-29, July 3-21, and July 24-Aug.10; 8:30-11am, noon-2:30pm, or 3-4pm. $400/three-week session. MP Health of S.B., 621-B W. Micheltorena St. Call 253-2547.

Camp Wheez
Sansum Clinic’s Camp Wheez is a day camp for children with asthma that’s 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. 7-11, 8:30am-12:30pm. Extended care available. Free (with $30 program fee). First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd., and Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (transportation provided by Easy Lift). Call 681-7500 x8754.


Bible Discovery Camp Journey with Jesus for a week “big with blessings” through Bible stories, singing, games, crafts, snacks, and new friendships at this nondenominational camp.
Ages 3-11. Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 9am-noon. $45. Discounts available. Christian Science Sunday School, 120 E. Valerio St. Call 966-4007 or email

Circle V Ranch Camp
Circle V is a traditional, six-day/five-night sleepover summer camp with eight sessions, featuring activities such as archery, arts and crafts, nature hikes, swimming, painting, photography, sports, campfires, singing, and skits, plus delicious family-style meals and snacks. Each session has its own theme, such as Pirate Week, Space Week, Carnival Week, and more.
Ages 7-13; ages 14-17 eligible for Camper in Leadership Training. Eight weekly sessions, June 27-Aug. 20. $450/week. Circle V Ranch Camp, 2550 Hwy. 154. Call 688-5252.


Buff Platt Golf Camps
Junior golfers looking for more playing experience with 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 12-Aug. 11, 8am-noon. $225-$250/week, $200/week for three or more weeks. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 570-9853.

Cate Sports Academy
Bring your child to the next level of sports. Located on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, CSA offers tennis, basketball, water polo, swimming, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, volleyball, softball, swimming, baseball, and outdoor adventure, which are all led by experienced coaches and instructors. Half-day, full-day, extended-day, and overnight options are available.
Grades 3-11. July 10-Aug. 4, various times. $295-$995/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x134.

Dunn Aquatics
The Dunn School Summer Aquatics program has something for the whole family: swim lessons, Splashball camp, lifeguard training, and the popular family pool pass!
All ages. Times and cost vary by program. Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0647.

Dunn School Baseball Camp
Young players join other aspiring baseball stars to learn the basics and work on advanced skills in hitting, pitching, running, and fielding from college and professional instructors on a pristine, new baseball field and practice facility.
Ages 9-18. Mon.-Wed., July 17-19, 8am-2pm. $300. Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 688-6471.

FCB Escola Soccer Camp
Learn the unique Barça methodology. Train with official FC Barcelona coaches. Improve your technical and tactical skills.
Ages 6-18. Mon-Fri., July 10-14, 9am-3pm. $545/camp. UCSB. Call (704) 345-7482 or email

Gauchos Girls Water Polo Camp
The Gauchos Girls Water Polo Camp (GGWPC) is coached by experienced female athletes and coaches to ensure the best instruction for female athletes of the sport. The GGWPC teaches girls how to train, fuel their bodies, and make their water polo goals a reality.
Grades 6-12. Wed.-Sat., June 28-July 1. $455/day camp, $635/overnight. UCSB Campus Pool. Call 720-5171.

Girls Inc. of S.B. Gymnastics Camp
Girls Inc.’s fun-filled, weekly themed gymnastics camp is led by certified instructors and features skill instruction, obstacle courses, games, and a showcase performance each week! No gymnastics experience is necessary. Great for girls and boys, and beginner and intermediate gymnasts.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-3:30pm. $220/week. Extended-care option available. Ask about Mini Camp for 3- to 4-year-olds. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4492.

Hendry’s Beach Junior Lifeguards
This fun and educational program provides children with instruction in lifesaving, rescue techniques, water safety, first aid, CPR, marine ecology, the environment, and marine life from S.B. County Lifeguards. Activities include paddling, surfing, bodysurfing, running, swimming, watersports, and beach games. Tryouts are April 24 and May 22. Enrollment is limited!
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 19-July 7 and July 17-Aug. 4 , 9:30am-2pm. $285/three-week session. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028 or email

Hockey Summer Camp
Develop your ice hockey skills at the new state-of-the-art ice arena! Kids split into skill groups for on-ice and off-ice training, outdoor time, and chalk talk. Morning ice is on the NHL Rink, and afternoon ice is on the Studio Rink. Skating experience and full hockey gear are required.
Ages 5-17, Mon.-Fri., Jun. 19-23, 8am-4pm. $495 full camp/$125 daily drop-in. Optional lunch and late pickup available. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Call 879-1550 or email

Ice Skating Camp
Ice Skate at the coolest place in town! No skating experience is required, and all levels are welcome. There are group classes, open practice, off-ice training, games, indoor and outdoor activities, and catered lunches.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 12-16 and Aug. 7-11, 8:30am-4pm. $395/week. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Call 879-1550 or email

Joga Futsal S.B. Camp and Clinics
Futsal is a form of soccer played indoors that helps players to develop 1 v. 1 skills, proper technique, ball control, and constant quick movement of the ball.
Ages 5-17. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, and July 31-Aug. 4; 9am-1pm. $165-$200/camp. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave., and Bishop Garcia Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd. Email

Kids Bowl Free: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond
Enrolled kids will bowl the long summer days away with two free games of bowling every day.
Ages 17 and younger. Daily, May 30-Sept. 1, 8:30am-4:30pm. Free. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128.

Kids’ Summer Camp at Bacara Resort & Spa
Join S.B.’s top tennis pros for a fun-filled tennis camp at the Bacara. Camps include professional instruction at the resort’s signature Har-Tru clay tennis courts, located seaside. A snack and beverage are included daily.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri.; June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 10-14; 1:15-4pm. $300/week, $70/day. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call (855) 383-4963.

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, June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-noon or 1-4:30pm. $375/two-week session, $1,125/all five sessions. Call 965-4603.

Next Level Sports Camp
Get your kids out of the house and off their phones this summer with S.B.’s premier summer sports camp for boys and girls! Campers can play baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball while learning from the best area college, high school, and club coaches. Register online today!
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., July 17-21. Half day: 9am-noon or 12:30-4pm; full day: 9am-4pm. $190-$355/week. Sibling discount available. Next Level Sports Camp, 4000 La Colina Rd.

Nike Soccer Academy California
The Soccer Academy has been training youth players for 44 years in Southern California. The Academy offers a unique program of instruction that develops each camper’s skills and tactical awareness.
Sun.-Fri. WEEK 1: Ages 8-13. July 16-21, 8:30am-4:30pm. $405-$715; WEEK 2: Ages 8-13. July 23-28, 8:30am-4:30pm. $405-$715; WEEK 3: Advanced Session. Ages 14-17. July 30-Aug. 4, 8:30am-4:30pm. $405-$715. Extended day and overnight available for all camps. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call (800) 645-3226.

Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
Celebrating its 52nd year, this camp consists of professional staff and master teachers from all over the world. Campers will learn technical skills and tactical concepts from top-notch coaches. Become a better player and a better person, as you will learn how to work toward the goals that you set for yourself.
Sun.-Sat. ALL-STAR 1: Ages 9-18. June 18-24, 8:30am-4:30pm. $705-$1,120. MINI-ACADEMY 1: June 18-July 1, 8:30am-8:30pm. $2,040-$2,465; ACADEMY: June 18-July 8, 8:30am-8:30pm. $3,020-$3,510. ALL-STAR 2: June 25-July 1, 8:30am-4:30pm. $705-$1,120; MINI-ACADEMY 2: June 25-July 8, 8:30am-8:30pm. $2,040-$2,465. ALL-STAR 3: July 2-8, 8:30am-4:30pm. $7,105-$1,120. Extended day and overnight available for all camps. UCSB. Call (800) 645-3226.

Ocean Adventures by A-Frame Surf
Campers will learn about the ocean from hands-on experience in a safe and fun environment with the goal of teaching the kids respect for the ocean through activities such as surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, beach games, arts and crafts, and more. Snacks and a hot lunch are included. Lifeguard, CPR, and first aid are on-site.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 5-Aug. 25, 9am-3pm. $90/day, $325/week. Western end of Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 684-8803.

one. Soccer Schools Summer Camps
Known for its challenging curriculum and dedicated coaches, one. Soccer Schools offers day and residential camps. Day programs include Field Player Premier for focused training; Goalkeeper Premier, specific to goalkeeping; Juniors, teaching core skills; and Jett, for the youngest players. Five-, 10-, and 15-day overnight camps train players with aspirations of playing at the highest club or collegiate level.
FIELD PLAYER PREMIER AND GOALKEEPER PREMIER: Ages 10-18. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23 and July 24-28, various times. $239-$399/week. JUNIORS: Ages 6-9. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23 and July 24-28, 8:30am-12:30pm. $239-$279/week. JETT: Ages 3-5. Mon.-Fri., June 19-23 and July 24-28, various times. $135. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. RESIDENTIAL FIVE-DAY CAMPS: Ages 10-18. June 18-22, June 23-27, and June 28-July 2. $769-$839. RESIDENTIAL 10-DAY CAMPS: Ages 10-18. June 18-27 and June 23-July 2, $1,649-$1,899. RESIDENTIAL 15-DAY CAMPS: Ages 10-18. June 18-July 2, $2,499-$2,699. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 845-6801.

Page Youth Center Summer Camps
Page Youth Center will offer different coed camps for this summer.
Mon.-Fri. COED BASKETBALL CAMP: Grades 1-4: July 10-14, 9am-noon. Grades 5-8: July 17-21, 9am-noon; COED INDOOR SOCCER CAMP: Grades 1-8. July 24-28, 9am-noon. $100/week. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778.

Refugio Junior Lifeguards
Become a Refugio Jr. Lifeguard this summer. Learn how to be safe in the ocean, what to do in an emergency, how to protect the environment, and more. Explore nature, get in great shape, and make new friends!
Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., June 26-July 21, 10am-3pm. $299/child. Refugio State Beach, Goleta. Call 331-8018.

Santa Barbara 805 Water Polo Club
Join one of the top water polo programs in the country that offers athletes of all experience levels the opportunity to learn from and play with some of the best. With a wide range of athletes, there is room and a spot for all who are interested!
Ages 5-18. Mon.-Fri., June 5-July 21, various times. $195-$495. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave., S.B. High School, 700 E. Anapamu St., and Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Email or

SBBIKE Cycling Camp
Go green, and safely experience the freedom of having a set of wheels. Learn bike skills, how to choose a route, fix a flat, and perform basic bike mechanics while you navigate neighborhood streets. Bring a bicycle in working condition and a helmet, and be ready to have fun!
Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri.,9am-noon. June 12-16: Goleta Valley Junior High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta, and Carpinteria Middle School, 5351 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. June 19-23: S.B. Junior High, 721 E. Cota St. $50/week. Call 699-6301.

S.B. Foresters Baseball Camp
Play ball! The six-time national champion Foresters put on the best baseball camp in town, with the team’s players acting as counselors. Learn baseball skills, play games, and have fun! The camp fee includes free admission for campers to Foresters games all summer! ’Ster it up with the best in the land!
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 17-21; 9am-2pm. $225/week; discounts for multiple camps or campers. Bishop Garcia Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 684-0657.

S.B. Lacrosse Camp
This camp is a fun way for boys and girls to try a new sport or improve lacrosse skills in a positive environment. Camp is coached by college coaches and players.
Grades 7-12. Mon.-Thu., July 10-13. Extended-day or night schedule available. $425/day camp, $565/overnight camp. UCSB. Call 636-6772.

S.B. Rock Gym
Camps will provide kids with basic climbing skills, teach the importance of teamwork and community, and provide teens with rope skills and climbing techniques for S.B.’s best outdoor rock climbs. Members get a 10 percent discount.
KIDS CLIMBING CAMP: Ages 5-9. Mon.-Fri., beginning June 19, 9am-noon. $250/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. TEEN ROCKS – GYM TO CRAG: Ages 10-15. 9am-4pm. Mon.-Fri., beginning June 19. $400/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. ADVANCED CLIMBERS CAMP: Ages 10-15. Mon-Fri. Contact S.B. Rock Gym for dates. $450/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. Call 770-3225.

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Kayak/Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp
Campers choose each day between an Ocean Kayak Scrambler or a YOLO stand-up paddleboard as they learn basic paddling techniques, exercise, and play fun games along our majestic coastline.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 25, 8:30am-12:30pm. $205/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Sailing Camp
With an emphasis on safety and fun, this popular camp teaches nautical terminology, knots, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, sail trim, and points of sail.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 25, 1-5pm. $205/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Sports Camp: Softball
Campers will play, improve, and grow their skills with coaches and current and former college players. Young players in the Youth Academy will work on fundamental technical skills while campers in the Advanced Showcase will learn advanced techniques to improve their game.
Youth Academy: grades 2-7. Advanced Showcase: grades 8-12. Mon.-Thu., June 19-22. Check-in: Mon., June 19, 1pm; check-out: Thu., June 22, 11am. $545-$685. Campus Diamond, UCSB. Call 252-5100.

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 wetsuits are provided. Lunch is provided at Shoreline Café.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 18, 9am-3pm. $62/day, $310/week, $240/additional weeks. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281.

S.B. Tennis Club Junior Tennis & Swim 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 from top S.B. pros. Modern technique is taught, fun games are played, prizes are given, and there’s even pizza on Fridays! Advanced players will be challenged playing singles and doubles matches and can come to the high-performance clinic after camp if approved by Hugh Stratman.
Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri.; June 12-Aug. 18 (no camp July 3-14); 9am-noon, noon-3pm, or 9am-3pm. $220-$420/week. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 680-4941 or email

S.B. Youth Lacrosse Camp
This camp is a fun way for boys and girls to try a new sport or improve lacrosse skills in a positive environment. Camp is coached by high school and college coaches. Camp includes swimming pool time and lunch.
Grades 3-6. Mon.-Thu., July 10-13. $245/day camp. UCSB. Call 636-6772.

Sol Soccer Free Spring Clinic
Girls play fun and age-appropriate soccer games, participate in team-building activities, and actively participate in healthy competition. Each session is led by experienced, friendly, and certified soccer coaches. This is a great opportunity to meet the coaches and experience the club.
Ages: born in 2008 and older. Mon.-Thu., Apr. 24-27. 4:30-6:30pm. Free. La Colina Jr. High School, 4025 Foothill Rd. Call 570-0270 or email

Sports @ Laguna
Sports @ Laguna is an action-packed summer program designed to get campers moving! Each day, campers will participate in a variety of sports and activities at their beautiful Hope Ranch campus. The experienced staff will provide instruction in sports fundamentals and sportsmanship, but the main goal is to have fun!
Ages 9-13. Mon-Fri., June 19-23 and 26-30, 8:30am-2:30pm. $275/week. Laguna Blanca School, 4125 Paloma Dr. Call 403-4087.

Surf Happens Surf Camps
The original beach camp at Santa Claus Lane teaches the fundamentals of surfing and the history of the sport while encouraging the rewards of self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork. 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, intermediate-elite travel camp, and single/half-day rates are available.
Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 5-Aug. 25. Full day: 9am-3pm. $350-$400/week (extra $200 for ages 6 and younger). South side of Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613.

Tennis and Specialized AthleticTraining Summer Camp
Learn to play like a pro this summer in their one-of-a-kind junior tennis camp combining tennis and specialized athletic training. Build confidence on and off court, and improve fundamental athletic skills, coordination, running techniques, strength, and much more.
Ages 6-18. Weeklong sessions, Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug.13. Half day: 9am-noon; full day: 9am-2:30pm. Half-day: $200/week (members), $250/nonmembers; full day: $300/week (members), $350/nonmembers. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7762.

Trek and Splash
Summer is all about running around on nature’s glorious playground. What better place to frolic and explore than on the mountains and beaches that Santa Barbara offers? During this week long camp, kids will be introduced to basic wilderness safety techniques through a certified EMT, who will also guide the group on a few of SB’s most treasured front-country hikes. A few of the afternoons will be spent learning and playing beach volleyball, boogie-boarding, swimming, and soaking in the sun. This week will be packed with energy, opportunities for new friendships, exploration, learning, a few surprises, and overall, kicking off summer with a shebang!
Ages 8-13 . Mon.-Fri., 8am-12pm. June 19-23, July 3-7, and July 17-21. $150/week. Trek and Splash. For more information please contact Shannon: (805) 319-2619 or

UCSB Jr. Lifeguards
Participate in a program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first aid/ocean safety skills, and environmental awareness ​— ​and a program that’s just plain fun.
Two four-week sessions. Tryout dates: Apr. 29 and May 21 at 2pm, June 2 at noon. Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 26-July 21 and July 24-Aug. 17, 8:30am-12:30pm. $365/session, $585/both sessions. Campus Point, Goleta Beach, and Rec Ctr., UCSB. Call 893-3913 or email

UCSB Summer Swim Lessons
Private and group lessons are offered.
Ages 3+. Registration opens April 19. Sessions begin June 19. $75-$180/lesson. Call 893-2501 or email

UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp
Learn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle. Campers will enjoy one of the best beaches, offering a fantastic surf break for beginner and intermediate surfers. Don’t want to surf? Explore past the surf zone on a paddleboard, or kayak, frolic in the waves on a boogie board, or just hang out. All instructors are certified lifeguards.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., nine one-week sessions running June 19-Aug. 18, 1-5pm, $115/week. Campus Point, UCSB. Call 893-3913 or email

UCSB Swim Tune-Up Clinic
In anticipation of upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surfing and kayaking, ocean sports and pool activities, summer swim leagues, or various camps, join the youth Swim Tune-Up Clinic ​— ​a fun way to splash back into aquatic activities.
All ages. Sun., Apr. 23-May 21, 2:45-3:20pm. $50/session. UCSB Rec Ctr. Call 893-2501 or email

USSD Kempo Karate Camp
Campers will be engaged with a morning routine of fundamental martial arts practice, combined with meditation, sparring, and self-defense techniques. Daily excursions may include trips to S.B. Zoo, S.B. Museum of Natural History, archery, and Carpinteria State Beach, as well as other crafts and activities.
Ages 5-14. Mon-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4, and Aug. 7-11; 9am-3pm. $299/week, $249/week if registered by May 2. United Studios of Self Defense, 933 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 318-1060 or email

Water Polo Summer Camp at Santa Barbara HS
Water polo players of all levels, from newbie to experienced, are invited to participate in Water Polo Summer Camp at Santa Barbara High School. Led by Mark Walsh, head coach for SBHS, participants will have the opportunity to refine their skills and gain playing experience through weekly scrimmages with surrounding teams.
Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-July 14, various times. $250/five weeks. S.B. High School Aquatics Booster Club, 700 E. Anapamu St. Email

Westmont Summer Sports Day Camps
Westmont College is offering 15 sports camps this summer! Directed by mostly Westmont varsity coaches, campers will be taught basic sport skills as well as how to excel at a sport they already have an interest in, including baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, archery, cheer, dance, soccer, track, and more.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 19-July 28. Full day: 9am-3pm, half day: 9m. Extended care available. Full day: $250/week, half day: $200/week. Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Call 565-6110.

2017 Summertime Fun with S.B. Parks & Recreation

For 70 years, the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Rec Department has been there for our children. This summer, they will offer more than 40 camps with 400 weekly or bi-weekly sessions at more than 18 locations to entertain and engage your camper! We’ve compiled a list of camp titles with phone numbers and websites for you to find out more information such as age requirements, dates, times, cost, location, and scholarship availability. You can contact them directly at 564-5418 or visit to register online.


Art from the Heart Camp
Call 966-9078.

Ballet Camp
Call 451-2304.

Ceramics Summer Clay Camp
Call 897-2519.

Chess Wizards Camp
Call 897-2519.

Hip-Hop with Everybody Dance Now!
Call 897-2519.

Kids Cook! Junior Chef Camp
Call 791-5593.

Language and Culture Camps
Call 699-6705.

Spotlight Kids Theater Camp
Call 897-2519.


Bizzy Girls Entrepreneurship Camp
Call 564-5495.

—  3D Printing Camp
—  Inventing Contraptions Camp
—  Minecraft Mod Making Camp
—  Jr. Robotics Camp
—  Wearables 3D Camp
—  Minecraft 3D Printing
—  Redstone and Electricity
—  Advanced Robotics
—  Spy Contraptions
—  Minecraft Mod Making Advanced
—  Scratch Games
Call 570-3269.

Hearts Beginner Horse Experience Camp
Call 964-1519.

Lego-Inspired Engineering Camps
— Intro to STEM with Lego 1 and 2
— STEM Challenge with Lego 1 and 2
—  Jedi Engineering Using Lego
—  Jedi Master Engineering Using Lego
— Pre-Engineering: Mine, Craft, Build Using Lego
—  Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build Using Lego
—  Full-Day Lego-Inspired Engineering Camp
—  Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game Using Lego
—  Wheeled Wonders with Lego
—  Junkyard Challenge Using Lego
—  Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game Using Lego
—  Ninjaneering Using Lego
—  Ninjaneering Masters Using Lego
—  Robotics Using Lego WeDo
—  Robotics Using Lego Ev3
Call 564-5495.

General Outdoor

Call 897-2680.

Aquacamp Junior Counselors
Call 897-2680.

Camp Rad
Call 897-2680.

Camp Rad Junior Counselors
Call 897-2680.

Outta Bounds Camp and Junior Counselors
Call 564-5422.


AAA Beach Volleyball Camp
Call 897-2680.

Beach Volleyball Camp
Call 897-2680.

British Soccer Camp
Call 564-5422.

Club West Youth Running Camp
Call 564-5495.

Coast 2 Coast Soccer Camp
Call 564-5422.

Golf Camp
Call 687-7087.

Junior Lifeguards Camp
Call 897-2680.

Junior Lifeguards Nippers Camp
Call 897-2680.

Martial Arts Camps
Call 897-2519.

Skateboarding Camp
Call 564-5495.

Skateboarding Camp for Little Shredders
Call 564-5495.

SurfCamp for Kids
Call 897-2680.

Junior Tennis and Swim Camp
Call 564-5573.

Junior Tennis Camp
Call 564-5573.

Ultimate Frisbee Camp and Junior Counselors
Call 564-5422.

2017 Summer Fun with the YMCA

The YMCA camps have provided children with rewarding experiences and a lifetime of memories. The Y camps feature themes, field trips, arts and crafts, songs, games, and much more. Venture outdoors, learn new skills, have intriguing cultural experiences, work with others, and make new friends at camp. All activities are carefully designed for specific age groups under the supervision of their well-trained staff. Camps are open to all, with financial assistance available. Here’s a list of camp titles to help you with your planning. To find out more information such as age requirements, dates, times, cost, and location, contact the Montecito YMCA at 969-3288 and the S.B. YMCA at 687-7727, or visit to register online.

Montecito Family YMCA

Montecito Adventures

Montecito Counselors in Training: Grades Entering 7-9

Montecito Family YMCA Youth Day Camps
—  Superheroes
—  Under the Sea
—  Ice in Paradise
—  Create and Innovate
—  Hollywood Stars
—  Safari
—  Fiesta!
—  Blast from the Past
—  Around the World
—  Montecito Adventures

Montecito Pre-School Camps

Montecito YMCA Sports Camps

Santa Barbara Family YMCA

Explorer Day Camp

Jr. High Camp

S.B. YMCA Sports Camps

S.B. Family YMCA Specialty Camps
—  Lego Engineers “Jedi Engineering”s
—  Hip-Hops
—  Little & Junior Chefss
—  Art Around the Worlds
—  Splashs
—  Mad Sciences
—  Chefs Around the Worlds
—  Lego Engineers “STEM Challenge”s

S.B. YMCA Counselors in Training: Entering Grades 10-11

Babysitter Training: Entering Grades 6-9

YMCA Sleepaway Camps

California Caravan

Camp Fox

Family Camp at Sequoia Lake

YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake

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