Arts — Summer Camp 2018
Aerial Dance Conservatory
The S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance will immerse students in performance development of floor-to-air movement. Students will participate in a comprehensive and high-energy pedagogy of skill and technical development on trapeze, lyra, fabrics, corde, and sling. Students will also practice creative development in choreography and contemporary movement. Each one-week intensive will culminate in a full-length ensemble performance for the community.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Session 1: June 25-29. Session 2: July 2-6. Session 3: July 9-13. Session 4: July 23-27. Session 5: July 30-Aug. 3. $500/session. S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance, 810 E. Gutierrez St., Ste. B. Call 284-8785.
Afternoon Disney Dance Camps
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 snack time.
Ages 3-6+. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 pm. Frozen
Theme: June 11-15. Jungle Book
Theme: Aug. 13-17. $160 (before June 1)-$180. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.
Apples to Zucchini Cooking School
Your child is invited to enjoy chopping, slicing, measuring, and stirring to create several yummy dishes alongside educators and skilled volunteers. Students will work in small groups to prepare and then share meals together at lunch time, followed by afternoon field trips focused on culinary fun. Pickup and drop-off will be at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute.
Grades 4-6. Mon.-Fri., Jul. 30-Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. $300. Teaching Kitchen, SDRI, 2219 Bath St., 3rd fl. Call 705-1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 25-Aug. 10. Full day: 9am-3pm; half day: 9am-12:30pm, fine arts, or 12:30-3pm, performing arts. $125-250/week. Carpinteria Arts Ctr., 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789 or email email@example.com.
Art Camp S.B.
This magical outdoor setting will inspire creative thinking and unique hands-on play. Along with daily park picnics and canyon hikes, the campers will enjoy a variety of arts-and-crafts projects, from paint, clay, and fabric, to percussion circles, dance breaks, and mask mimes. This summer will be a wonderland of artsy exploration!
Kids’ Camp: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 18-22, July 9-13, and Aug. 6-10. Teen Camp: Ages 13-16. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 13-17, 9am-2:30pm. $195/week; $350 for siblings. The Woods Art Studio, 4597 Camino Molinero. Call (646) 369-7277.
Art Explorers Summer Camps 2018
Grab your passport to the Fantastic Beasts art camp, discover treasure at Pirate Camp, discover your superhero talent, try out filmmaking with stop-motion explosion, discover special effects, learn to sew and make patterns, and experience the great masters of art and engineering hands-on. Let your imagination run wild with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Enchanted Creatures art-themed camps as well as EXTREME Art and Famous Faces/Famous Places.
Youth (grades K-1): Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Grades 1-6: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. Teens (grades 6-9): Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. $245-$360/week; multi-week and sibling discounts. Pre- and post-care available. Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Dr.; Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2, Goleta.
Art Impact Summer Camps
Offering 11-1 week thematic art sessions, from 9am to 3pm. Morning care 8-9am and afternoon care 3-5pm are available ($15/hr, available, 1 hour blocks, no partial hours). No after care hours Fridays.
Artists ages 5-13, $400./per wk. CIT’s ages 14-17 and siblings and referrals, $385./per wk. Spots can be reserved with a $150 deposit. The remainder is due May 1st. Registration after May 20th... add $50. 3803 Connie Wy. Call 805.448.6289.
Art Studio 4 Kids
This camp is a fun and enriching program that will educate, inspire, and entertain creative young minds. The workshops offer children the opportunity to explore a variety of art projects such as drawing, painting, sculpture, papier-mâché, sewing, tie-dye, batik, and printmaking. Projects never repeat!
Grades 1-6. Five weekly sessions: June 11-July 20. 9am-2pm. $295/week. Vieja Valley Elementary School, 434 Nogal Dr. Call 689-8993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet Dance Intensive: Coppelius and the Enchanted Dolls
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 Coppelius and the Enchanted Dolls
. There will be field trips to a museum and parks. An MTD bus pass may be required.
Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 12, 11am-5:30pm. $650 (if paid before June 1); $800; $350/week. Performances Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12, 2pm. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.
Boxtales High School Theatre Camp
Take your acting to the next level in this three-week intensive in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration, ending with an original production of the Ramayana.
Ages 13-18. July 9-27. Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm; Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or email email@example.com.
Boxtales Summer Theatre Camp
Campers take a three-week journey in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration, ending with an original production of Cupid and Psyche.
Ages 8-13. June 18-July 6. Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm; Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancekids mini-camps and classes include jazz dance, ballet, creative movement hip-hop, drama, and fitness.
Ages 3-8. Mon.-Thu, June 18-Aug. 6. $51-$153. Call (408) 836-8559 or email email@example.com.
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 something new: aerial, tumbling, ballet, and more. Plus, there are star-studded master classes, themed mini-camps and classes, Discovery Sessions, and Triple Threat Camp. Lunch will be available through the S.B. Unified School District’s Summer Food Program. The staff is CPR and first-aid certified.
Ages 2-teen. Mon.-Thu., June 11-Aug. 16. Morning, afternoon, drop-in, and all-day sessions. $17-$340. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299.
Disney — Peter Pan Dance Camp
This four-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 6-18+. Mon.-Fri., July 2-29, 11am-5:30 pm. $875 (before June 1); $1,000. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.
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 10-27, 10am-4pm. $999; scholarships available. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiesta Parade Summer Camp
Music, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the parade. 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., June 18-23 or July 30-Aug 4, 9am-noon. $150/week. Aftercare available. Westside Dance Studios, 2009 De la Vina St. Call 637-8773.
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.; July 16-20, noon-3pm; Aug. 6-10, 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 email@example.com.
Girls Rock S.B. Amplify Sleep Away Camp
Girls will spend each week focusing on one of five tracks: playing music, practicing photography and filmmaking, music production, deejaying, or journalism.
Ages 10-16. Sun-Sat.; June 24-30, July 1-7, July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28, and July 29-Aug. 4. $1250/week with code INDY18 until Apr. 15; $1,350/week-$7,100/six weeks after Apr. 15; scholarships available. Ojai Valley 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 and filmmaking and in music journalism will also be offered.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri.; July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, and Aug. 13-17; 9am-3pm. $299/week with code INDY18 until Apr. 15; $375/week after Apr. 15. 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 also make sewing and craft projects. The 2018 program ends with a performance on July 7 at Center Stage Theater. Camp is open to students in Levels 2-6.
Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 7, 9am-2:30pm. July 7 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 11-Aug. 1. 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 Center Stage Theater on August 10. Intensive is open to students in pre-elementary, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Guest teachers include Leta Biasucci, soloist dancer for Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Mon.-Fri., July 9-Aug. 10, 9am-3pm. Aug. 10 performance at Center Stage Theater. $1,250/five-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.
Goodland Woodworking Camps
These camps were created to offer the youth of our community the opportunity to enrich their interest, knowledge, and skill in the world of carpentry and woodworking. Maximum of 16 campers allowed for each camp.
Grades 5-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31-Aug. 4; 9am-noon (half day). $185/week. Rm. T4, Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 403-0917.
Granada Theatre Video/Multimedia Workshop
Students will learn to use video cameras and editing software to create short films for community nonprofits. Past projects have included videos for The Granada Theatre, S.B. Zoo, DAWG, and more. Participants can earn up to 48 hours of community service for the projects they create.
Grades 8-12. Mon. and Wed., June 11-Aug. 15, 3-5pm. $165. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Call Jennie at 452-7069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gustafson Dance Camp
Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages, complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. All programs culminate 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.
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. $499/week. Dates, times, and location TBA. Call 687-4027.
Momentum Summer Dance Camps
Fill your summer with dancing fun with Momentum’s eight different dance camps! Regardless of your age or skill level, there is a sizzlin’-hot dance camp for everyone, including jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, and ballet in a high-energy and encouraging environment. Our fun and fanciful camps combine dance, arts and crafts, and imagination with an end-of-the-week performance that will feature a new theme every week! Boys and girls welcome.
Ages 3-teen. Mon-Fri., June 25-Aug. 17, 9am-4pm. Early drop-off available. $225-$250/week. Momentum Dance Company, 316-A State St. Call 364-1638 or email email@example.com.
Natural Artists Camp
Explore nature and make art projects in this fun week at Arroyo Burro Beach and Art From Scrap. Campers will bird watch, go on treasure hunts, and incorporate natural patterns and materials into their art. Projects include dyeing with indigo and creating colorful plant pigments. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 25-29, 9am-3pm. $260; $240/sibling. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nick Rail Summer Band Camp
The Nick Rail Summer Band Camp is a well-established music program that provides campers the opportunity to continue their musical learning. This camp includes concert band and sectional instruction.
Ages 9-13. Mon., Tue., Thu., June 18-July 12. Beginner: 8-9am; Intermediate: 8-10am; Advanced: 10am-noon. $95 (until Apr. 30); $125 (starting May 1). Scholarships available. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 284-9125.
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 18-22 and June 25-29, 8:30am-2pm. $179. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Call 895-1153.
Students will engage in a week of intensive exposure, learning band performance, basic writing techniques, band marketing, and imaging. Students will form bands, learn about song composition and arrangement, and perform a live concert every Friday at 4 p.m., with the guidance of the Rockshop Academy pros and advisors.
Ages 17 and under. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 3, 10am-4pm. $399/week. Early enrollment and sibling discounts available. Rockshop Academy, 1109 De la Vina St. Call 770-5467.
Santa Barbara Film Camp
For the third year in a row, Santa Barbara Film Camp is offering its week-long production camp where groups of 7-10 kids (split in groups; ages 10-13 and 13-16) will team up to craft one short film throughout the week, taking on different roles such as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, etc., and working with high quality camera equipment, lenses, and sound gear. Camp will be led by , USC film production graduate and current working professional, Nathaniel Grotenhuis. Other working professionals will be invited as guest speakers and demonstrators. The week will end with a pool party.
Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. July 16-20. $195. Santa Barbara Film Camp, 1225 Via Brigitte. Call 570-5705.
S.B. Festival Ballet Summer Dance Programs
A variety of summer camps, with some culminating with a performance, will be offered.
Pas de Seuss: Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 6; performance July 6. $500 (if paid by May 15); $550 (after May 15). Intermediate and Advanced Intensive: Aug. 13-17, 10am-3:30pm. $400. Intermediate and Advanced classes throughout July. Discount for early registration. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or email email@example.com.
SBIFF Film Camp
In partnership with the United Boys & Girls Clubs of S.B. County, the S.B. International Film Festival is thrilled to present the third annual Film Camp, an educational summer program for underserved youth. Campers are taught the art of filmmaking, working in production teams to write and create their own short films.
Ages 12-16. Mon.-Sat., June 18-23. Camp Whittier, 2400 State Rte. 154. Sign up at your local United Boys & Girls Club of S.B. County or call 681-1315.
SBIFF Summer Production Program for Teens
The S.B. International Film Festival’s new four-week production program is designed for students entering their senior year and applying to film schools. Students will receive instruction on what schools look for and then write and create their own shorts. They can build their portfolio by crewing on other shorts and receive a letter of recommendation.
Grade 12. Mon-Thu., June 25-July 19, 9am-1pm. $500. Applications accepted beginning in April. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends
Weekly full- or half-day camps with dynamic and intimate settings for music, dance, singing, and yoga instruction in groups of only 8-10 kids, where your camper will get ample personal attention. Children can play the xylophone, recorder, drums, and keyboard and learn multicultural music, including dance, all in the key of fun!
Ages 3-10. Mon.- Fri., June 18-Aug. 24. Full day, full week: 9am-4pm, $400. Half day, full week: 9am-1pm, $240; 1-4pm, $180. Drop-in days available if camp is not full for $50 half day, $100 full day. S.B. Kindermusik, First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 680-0749.
S.B. Museum of Art: Art Camp
Each exciting week is focused on a different art technique, such as building magical machines and fantasy structures or playing with scale, size, and subject matter in drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-3pm. $250 (SBMA 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 11-Aug. 17, 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, a creative, community-based, nonprofit youth theater company, will stage a production of the much-loved Pinocchio. Come act, dance, and sing your way along the adventure as the theater is transformed into Geppetto’s workshop, Trouble Island, and a whale’s mouth.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Thu., June 18-July 14, 9am-1:30pm. Performance: Thu.-Sat., July 12-14. $650. Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 284-6114.
Sew Much Fun
Where Kids Love to Sew! This award-winning sewing/design program teaches boys and girls the safe way to use a sewing machine. Projects include Scottie Dogs ~ Darling Dolphins ~ Cute Cats ~ Travel Pillows ~ Princess Crowns ~ Pirate Hats ~ Beach Bags ~ Pajama Pants ~ American Girl doll clothes and More! Sewing machines will be provided.
Kindergarten and up. Flexible times; Call to arrange. Fees start at $150/6 lessons. Overpass Rd.
Call (805)450-7129 or email HeyPrissy@gmail.com.
Showstoppers Musical Theatre Summer Programs
Showstoppers is an educational and fun musical theater experience for children. Each session is a show, with costumes, lights, and sound reinforcement in the La Colina Junior High Auditorium.
Session 1: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ages 4-6 or 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 11-22, 9am-2pm. $375-$425. Session 2: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ages 4-6 or 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 18-29, 9am-2pm. $375-$425. Session 3: Teen Ensemble Production, TBD. June 15-July 28. $550. Call 314-1221 or email email@example.com.
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., July 16-20, 9am-noon, and Aug. 6-10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage Left Productions Presents: Footloose
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. Camp culminates with four performances of Footloose.
Ages 10-17. Mon.-Fri., June 25-July 23, 1-6:15pm. $775. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 965-0880 or email email@example.com.
Stage Left Junior
Emphasizes exploration and self-expression through the creative arts of performance as well as cooking! Under the direction of Steven Lovelace and Shana Lynch Arthurs, small-group classes include singing, dancing, acting and cooking. Camp culminates with a final performance and a kid-created cookbook.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-15, 9am-3pm. Extended hours available. $275/week. Peabody School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 570-1661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Printmaking, Large Scale Abstract Painting, 3D Painting, Collage/Drawing, and Watercolor Painting.
Ages 13-18. Mid-June to August. $100. Various artist studios and colleges in S.B. Call 965-7321.
Through The Lens Summer Camp
This two-week program is dedicated to teaching middle school students the basics of film production. Students will collaborate to shoot, edit, and produce a scene from a popular movie, gaining experience in cinematography, production, and film editing.
Ages 12-14. Mon.-Fri., June 18-29 and July 9-20, 9am-2pm. $1,000/two weeks. MAD Academy, 905 N. Nopal St. Call 966-7918.
TV Santa Barbara Youth 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 your video to air on TVSB!
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-15, July 9-13, and July 30-Aug. 3; 9am-5pm. Extended hours available. $325/week. TVSB Media Access Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721.
Young Singers Club Voice Camps
Fun afternoon solo voice classes and private lessons are available for all ages. Classes culminate in a live (optional) performance on August 4 at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
June 25-Aug. 4. Disney/Broadway: Ages 5-8. Tue. and Thu., 3:45-4:45pm. Contemporary/Broadway: Ages 9-13. Mon. and Wed., 5-6pm. $275. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. Call 280-9802.