General/Outdoor — Summer Camp 2018
Camp Elings offers a variety of 10-week-long Summer Camps: Sports & Nature, Tennis, BMX, Lacrosse, and Inclusion Camp, a partnership with Peer Buddies for kids and teens with special needs. Kids will enjoy games, hikes, arts and crafts, sports activities, snacks, a camp T-shirt, and special presentations. On Fridays there will also be free lunch and slip-n-slide fun! Community Service Hours are available through the CIT Program.
Ages 4+. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 8:30am-4pm. Extended care: 3-6pm. $180+/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or email email@example.com.
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 their connection to their food and the natural world.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearts Beginner Summer Horse Experience
This camp offers a safe and integrated horse and 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 18-22 and 25-29 and July 9-13, 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 364-5206.
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 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10, 9am-3pm. $255/week (members), $295/week (nonmembers). Paddle Sports Ctr., S.B. Harbor., 117 Harbor Wy., Ste. B. Call 617-3425.
Orca Summer Camp
For 25 consecutive summers, 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 9-Aug. 31, 9am-3pm. $325/week, $90/day. Backside Rincon, Carpinteria. Call 448-3308 or email email@example.com.
Peak2Pacific Amazing Race Biking Adventures Camp
Campers will bike, kayak, stand-up paddle board, rock climb, and hike with their teams on an amazing race to find clues and take on the ultimate scavenger hunt and challenges through S.B. With each team’s quest to find certain destinations through clues, teams will be rewarded with opportunities to become leaders in team building, sports, and adventure activities throughout the week as they embark on all terrains by various modes of transportation. All skill levels can join the adventure!
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., July 2-6 and 9-13, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.
Peak2Pacific End of Summer Adventure Challenges Camp
Have you ever wanted to be an Olympian in the summer games or wanted to take your adventuresome spirit to the next level? Combine the camaraderie, perseverance, and sportsmanship of the Summer Olympics and the awesome adventures of hiking, biking, climbing, bouldering, ropes courses, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and beach adventures to take home the gold with newfound friends and a passion for “playing” outdoors.
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 20-24, 9am-3pm. $100/day, $400/week. Call 689-8326.
Peak2Pacific Nature Arts & Science Adventures Camp
Outdoor adventurers with a passion to learn, discover, and be inspired by nature will have opportunities to explore S.B. through the creative eyes of an artist, the inquisitive mind of a scientist, and the sustainability of an environmentalist. Campers will participate in hiking, creek exploration, tide pooling, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, nature art, photography, and nature journaling.
Ages 6-14. Call 689-8326.
Peak2Pacific Outdoor Adventure Camps
Campers will explore and learn the skills needed to become an expert “Leave No Trace” adventurer in various environments ranging from S.B.’s highest mountain peaks to our creeks and rivers and all the way to our sandy shores and blue Pacific channels and islands. Each day, campers will hike, swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board, climb, backpack, bike, or sail to chart their next challenge and navigate their new adventures.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20 and 23-27, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.
Peak2Pacific Ocean Adventure Camps
Calling all young marine biologists, oceanographers, mermaids, and deep-sea ocean explorers! This camp is all about diving into the mysterious, the magical, the minuscule, and the massive wonders of the oceans. Campers will explore waves, currents, mainland and Channel Island biology and ecology, algae, invertebrates, fish, mammals, and everything that connects to the web of life! Campers become true biologists, collect data, and literally dive into science from our kayak, SUP, snorkel, and beach explorations and activities.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.
Peak2Pacific Sailing Adventure Camp
Campers will learn American Sailing Association Basic Sailing boat rigging, knots, navigation, wind mechanics, and rules of the “road”/right-of-way rules and gain skilled experience in the techniques and strategies of sail racing. Gain experience sailing on a variety of sailboats, and learn how to sail with a crew, double-handed and/or even single-handed in solo sailing and racing. With light breezes in the morning, sailors can take a break at the mooring and enjoy some kayaking, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, and team-building games too!
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 13-17, 9am-3pm. $400/week. 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. Contact for more information on Sleep-Away camp for ages 10-14.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9:30am-3:30pm. Extended day: 9am-4pm. $300. Sibling discount available. Rancho Palomino. Call 570-5075.
Ridgewood Farm Horse Camp
Join Ridgewood Farm at the historic Rancho Asoleado for fun in the sun with horses. This horse camp specializes in teaching children the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship along with horse-related arts and crafts.
Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri.; July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, and Aug. 13-17; 9am-2pm. $750/session with a $50 discount for each additional session attended. 250 Nogal Dr. Call 886-2087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.B. Unified School District Summer Program
The program runs all year including summer, with engaging 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 may enroll.
Grades K-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 7:30am-5 or 5:30pm. $200/week. Must sign up for two weeks. Call 965-4633 x 6502.
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 11-Aug. 17, various times. $255-$895/session. Scholarships available. Drop-off/pickup at many locations throughout S.B. and Goleta. Visit the website for specific dates and locations. Call 964-8096.