Summer Camp Guide 2008
Full Day Camps
Beit HaYeladim Summer Camp
Beit HaYeladim provides children summer fun in an enriching, educational environment. Full and half-day programs available. Themed weekly activities include Little Picasso, Hollywood Bound, Kibbutz and Kritters, and an annual campout complete with s’mores and storytellers. Currently enrolling summer and fall applicants. July 2-Aug. 29. For preschool ages. Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd. Call 967-6619 or visit beithayeladim.org.
Non-denominational Jewish day camp. Art, music, newspaper, drama, maccabia, talent shows, swimming, soccer, softball, gaga, basketball, and touch football.
Session I, July 21-Aug. 1; Session II, Aug. 415; 9am-3pm (bus transportation meets earlier). Cate School (transportation available). $450/session; $850/four weeks; includes field trips, T-shirt, and snacks. Ages 5-12, grades K-6, or grades 7-8. Contact camp director Itzik Ben Sasson at 895-6593, visit camphaverim.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunn Day Camp
See old friends and make new ones, as kids from around the valley join our wonderful crew of teachers and counselors for six weeks of fun. Enjoy a new theme each week that ties art, crafts, sports, pool time, music, drama, science, and field trips together. Field trips leave every Thursday for the Natural History Museum, Boomers, Zodo’s, or the beach.
June 23Aug. 1; no camp July 3-4; 8:30am-3:30pm, with aftercare available until 5pm. Lunch and snacks included. Located in Los Olivos. $155-$170 per week; part-week and full-week options. Ages 4 years old-5th grade. Call 688-6471 or email email@example.com.
Endeavour Day Camp
Explore the world of rocketry, aviation, astronomy, and much more in this hands-on science and technology camp.
Week-long sessions run Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 10, 8am-5pm. Located near Vandenberg Air Force Base. $325/camper. Discounts for multiple campers available. Ages 7-14. Fax 734-1030; visit endeavours.org/sec.
Learningden Preschool Summer Program
Art projects, dance, music, dramatic play, field trips, and Spanish in a caring, fun setting that fosters learning and creativity. Children do not have to be potty-trained. Space limited. Priority given to fall enrollments. Full- and part-time available.
Mon.-Fri., 7:30am-5:30pm. 4485 Hollister Ave. Preschoolers ages 18 monthspre-kindergarten. Call Erika or June at 683-5801.
Lompoc Family YMCA Summer Day Camp
This traditional day camp will give your youth the opportunity to experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including arts, crafts, sports, games, songs, skits, science, cooking, music, math, swimming, and field trips.
Mon.-Thu., June 9-Aug. 15, 9am-4pm with extended care beginning at 6:30am, ending at 6pm; Fri., 6:30am-5pm. $125/week; financial assistance available. Pre-K6th grade. Call Robert Hamilton at 736-3483.
Rainbow School’s Summer Camp
Safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment for children. Drama, creative writing, crafts, games, cooking, bowling, and special instruction classes in art. Daily field trips to local parks, beaches, natural, cultural, and historical sites.
June 16-Aug. 22; all-day and half-day schedules available; 1-10 weeks. Grades 1-4. Call 964-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raintree Ranch Equestrian Center Summer Horse Camp
Raintree Ranch Equestrian Center presents Summer Horse Camp. Located at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch, Raintree offers a comprehensive equestrian experience. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will teach campers how to ride, feed, care for, and handle horses safely.
Call 571-6995 or visit to raintreeranch.com for details.
Santa Barbara Youth Foundation
The SBYF is a nonprofit corporation whose sole purpose is to develop in young people, through the sport of sailing, self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a constant awareness of safety. Instruction for all levels using different types of one-design performance dinghies, including the U.S. Sabot, Laser, Laser Radial, CFJ, and 420.
First session begins June 16. $320/session; scholarships available. Ages 8-17. Call 965-4603 or visit sbyf.org for information.
S.B. Zoo Camp
Fun and educational, this camp includes age-appropriate themed programs, games, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts.
June 23-Aug. 22, 9am-2pm, extended care 8am-5pm. Ages 3-13. Call 962-5339, or visit sbzoo.org/zoocamps.asp for information and online registration.
S.B. Maritime Museum High Seas Adventure Camp
Explore the harbor and all things maritime through age-appropriate themed programs, which include games, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on science workshops, creative crafts, and more.
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-8, 9am-3pm. $132 members / $154 nonmembers. Ages 8-12. To register, call 962-8404 x111 or email email@example.com.
Dunn’s experienced teachers will enhance your young child’s summer through hands-on activities. Every day is spent using imagination, innovation, and having fun. Snacks included. Full day or half-day options available, minimum of two days.
June 23-Aug. 1, with no camp July 3 and 4. Ages 2-3 years old. Located in Los Olivos. $25 part-time, $40 full day daily rate. Call Ilise Garvin at 688-6471 x619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Summer Day Camp
Activities include swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, ropes adventure course, field games and much more.
Ten one-week sessions running June 16-Aug. 22. Mon.-Fri., 7:15am-5:30pm. Cost: If sign-up occurs four weeks in advance $125/wk, two weeks in advance $135/wk, less than two weeks in advance $145/wk. Sibling discount: $20 off additional children. Ages 5-14.
United Boys and Girls Clubs of S.B. County
Daytime programming for ages 5-18 in a safe facility with caring adults. Children grow academically, learn computer and leadership skills.
Call clubhouses for hours and rates: Carpinteria, 684-1568; Goleta, 967-1612; Lompoc, 736-4978; Santa Barbara, 966-2811. Contact Camp Whittier, 962-6776, for overnight camp in July-Aug. Scholarships available.
Waldorf Kids’ Club Child Care Center
Daily field trips, arts, crafts, swimming, hiking, sports, cooking, music, dance, storytelling, gardening, science, and nature courses, annual talent show, and much more.
Mon-Fri., June 16-Aug. 22, 7:30am-6pm. 401 N. Fairview Ave. $37/day or $160/week full days; $25/day or $115/week half days. For those entering K-7th grade. Contact Billy Meinke at 967-3937 or email email@example.com.
Westside Boys and Girls Clubs Daycamp
Summertime day camp offering breakfast, lunch, snack. Activities include athletics, swimming, and field trips.
Runs all summer, starting at the end of public school sessions. June 8-Aug. 17, 7:30am-6pm. Scholarships available. Ages 5-12. 602 W. Anapamu St. Call 560-8852.
YMCA Adventure Camp
Adventure Camp is packed full of energy and fun for the whole summer. Camp activities include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and games, and drama and music. Emphasizing cooperation, building quality friendships, and Character Counts!, Adventure Camp will leave lasting impressions.
June 23-Aug. 29, 7:30am-6pm. S.B. Family YMCA. $145 per week (including $25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot). Grades 1-3. Call 687-7727 or visit www.ciymca.org/santa_barbara.
YMCA Challenge Camp
Your adventuring child will enjoy a fun-filled summer creating new friendships, enhancing self-esteem, and gaining a better understanding of why Character Counts! Explore drama, arts and crafts, sports, museum trips, local parks and beaches, and swimming. Campers will make new friends while hanging out with old friends and make memories that will last a lifetime!
June 23-Aug. 29, 7:30am-6pm. S.B. Family YMCA. $145 per week (including $25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot). Grades 4-6. Call 687-7727 or visit www.ciymca.org/santa_barbara.
YMCA Discovery Camp
Children will participate in arts and crafts activities, sports and games, swimming, and field trips to local parks and museums. This program is designed for young children who may be new to camp. Our caring staff focuses on making each child feel welcome and special, and emphasizes making new friends and developing positive character.
June 23-Aug. 29, 7:30am-6pm. Location TBA. $145 per week (including $25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot). Ages 4Â½-5. Call 687-7727 or visit www.ciymca.org/santa_barbara.
YMCA Leadership Camp
Children entering junior high explore the environment, develop leadership skills, organize and execute a fitness program, take road trips to beaches, local lakes, and other YMCAs, participate in community service projects, and make new friends.
June 23-Aug. 29, 7:30am-6pm. S.B. Family YMCA Teen Center. $145 per week (including $25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot). Grades 7-8. Call 687-7727 or visit www.ciymca.org/santa_barbara.