General — Summer Camp 2017
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 www.peaceworkstravel.com
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.