AKI Santa Barbara Kids Aikido
Kids will do Aikido classes and Aikido-related activities, including sumo wrestling, watermelon splitting, Aikido games, wooden sword practice, Japanese calligraphy, and more. All classes will emphasize safety, cooperation, and fun. Call 692-9850 or visit akisb.com.
American Red Cross Classes
Located in Los Olivos. Minimum age 15. Call 687-1331.
Lifeguard Training: June 5-8. $225, includes materials, room, and board.
Water Safety Instructor: June 5-8. $200, includes materials, room, and board.
Wilderness First Aid: June 7-8. $110, includes materials, room and board.
Adult/Infant/Child CPR: June 7. $50, includes materials and lunch.
First Aid: June 7. $40, includes materials. CPR for the Professional Rescuer: $45, includes materials.
City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation’s Aquacamp is filled with exciting adventures including water safety instruction, tide pool and marine life discovery, water games, boogie boarding, fishing, and arts and crafts. Sessions 1 and 3 visit the Long Beach Aquarium. In Session 2, kids learn about the Channel Islands and visit the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary. Session 4 focuses on demonstrations by beach lifeguards, Harbor Patrol and paramedics with a beach bash at Refugio. Session 5 kids go bowling and visit the S.B. Zoo. All sessions include pier fishing from Stearns Wharf, guest speakers, and visiting a variety of beaches. Extended day is available for this camp for an extra fee.
Dates: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, Casa las Palmas in Chase Palm Park. Session 1: June 23-July 3 (no camp on 7/4); Session 2: July 7-18; Session 3: July 21-Aug. 1; Session 4: Aug. 4-15; Session 5: Aug. 18-22 (one week session due to only nine weeks of summer). Costs: Session 1: $275/$239 (with RDC*); Sessions 2-4: $305/$265; Session 5: $153/$133. Ages 6-10. Full day camp. Info: 897-2680. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
ARC Babysitting Supercamp
In addition to becoming a certified ARC Babysitter, campers will learn how to use a fire extinguisher (practicing on a live controlled fire) and will learn eight basic water safety lessons. The program will include video segments, written materials, role-playing, and active participation from campers. Mon.-Fri., June 16-20, 9am-noon. Meeting in Los Olivos. $70, includes materials and snack. Ages 11-13. Call 688-6471 or email email@example.com.
Beachside Tennis Club
The Beachside Tennis Club offers a variety of fun and instructional tennis programs year-round for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Programs include: private lessons, small group clinics, weekly summer camps, and year-round and seasonal club memberships for personal court-time play. Tennis Director Ferenc Hodosy and his teaching staff are all USPTA-certified tennis professionals with over 20 years of teaching experience. The tennis courts are newly renovated and have great lights for evening play. Contact Ferenc Hodosy at 884-8521 (office) or 452-7516 (direct) or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule private lessons, group classes, or for club membership program info.
Beach Stars Gymnastics Theme Camps
High School Musical, Pirates, Disney Princess, Narnia, SlimeTime, Survivor Jungle, Dora and Diego’s Jungle adventure are just a few of our amazing “Kids Favorite” camps. Only 12 kids per camp, with three coaches. Weekly classes also available with weekly free open gyms. 4193 Carpinteria Ave., #7. Fees vary. Ages 18 months-18 years. Call 684-9900, or visit members.cox.net/beachstarsgym.
Beach Volleyball Clinic
All ability levels are welcome to join instructor and Santa Barbara Masters Champion Jon Lee at East Beach for a morning immersion in beach volleyball. Players are introduced to doubles and six-person team play and are coached on correct ball handling, passing, setting, and hitting. Learn why team strategy and understanding technique are a big part of the game. This class will challenge your child’s endurance. Eight one-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon, at East Beach Volleyball Courts. Session 1: June 23-27; Session 2: July 7-11; Session 3: July 14-18; Session 4: July 21-25; Session 5: July 28-Aug. 1; Session 6: Aug. 4-8; Session 7: Aug. 11-15; Session 8: Aug. 18-22. $121/$110 (with RDC*). Ages 9-17. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Bullseye! Archery Clinic
Try something new this summer and discover the sport of archery. This exciting and enjoyable sport promotes mental concentration, self-improvement, and self-esteem. All equipment provided. Clinics are by age group and limited in size. Instructor Lou Rovtar is an NAA Level 1 instructor at the Santa Ynez Bow Club.
Four one-hour sessions per age group on successive Tuesdays, June 24-July 15, 9-10am or 10-11am. Dwight Murphy Softball Field (backstop). $66/$60 (with RDC*). Session 1: Ages 9-11, 9-10am; Session 2: Ages 12-17, 10-11am. Call 564-5422. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418. Registration required one week prior to start of program.
Carpinteria Aqua Camp
Campers participate in a variety of recreational and educational activities including swimming, kayaking, tide pool exploration, crafts, games, cooking, and more. Certified lifeguards and water safety instructors teach swimming lessons and water safety. Aqua Campers develop their swimming skills at the Carpinteria Community Pool and Carpinteria Beach. Each session is highlighted by a trip to Hurricane Harbor, local field trips, and an overnight camping trip to a nearby park. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm, with extended care available mornings and evenings for an additional fee. $300 per two-week session or $175/week, plus $35 for those going to Hurricane Harbor. Ages 5-12. For info, call 566-2417.
Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards
Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards (JGs) program has been a summer favorite and a tradition since 1967. During this seven-week program, certified ocean lifeguards teach all aspects of life-guarding. Junior Lifeguards have great fun while they learn first aid skills, CPR, ocean ecology, beach and wave dynamics, and the value of spirited competition and physical fitness. JGs travel to neighboring communities to participate in swimming, running, and paddleboard competitions. All participants will be required to pass a non-competitive ocean and pool swim test. June 23-Aug. 9, 9:30am-12:30pm. $325. Ages 9-17. Call Ann Meyer at 684-5405 x432.
Carpinteria Kayaking Adventure Camp
Have fun learning basic kayaking and boating safety. Certified ocean lifeguards instruct campers on paddling technique and explore the nearby Carpinteria Reef and Kelp Beds. Waterproof cameras are recommended as campers may free dive from anchored kayaks. Snorkeling gear is not provided but is available at the Beach Store for a discount with proof of enrollment. Fishing gear that will safely fit on a kayak is welcome (age 16 and up need a valid fishing license). Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool. $145. Ages 10+. Call 684-7613, or call Matt Simon at 684-5405 x431 for additional information.
Carpinteria Sailing Camp
Have fun learning basic sailing and boating safety. Certified ocean lifeguards instruct campers on how to catch the wind and ride across the water. Campers need to bring a lunch with them to this full-day program. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool. Session 1: July 14-18, 9am-4pm; Session 2: Aug. 11-15, 9am-4pm. $275. Ages 10+. Call 684-7613, or call Matt Simon at 684-5405 x431 for info.
Carpinteria Surfing Camp
Beginning surfers will learn surfing safety, technique, and etiquette from certified lifeguards who are also experienced surfers. Wetsuits and surfboards are available to campers. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool. $145. Ages 8+. Call 684-7613, or call Matt Simon at 684-5405 x431 for more info.
Cathedral Oaks Junior Tennis Clinics
Full and half days. Beginner through advanced levels. Pizza party and prizes. Guaranteed fun and improvement. Afternoon high school and tournament training program. June 16-Aug. 22. Ages 6-17 (six-year-olds half day only). Contact Hugh Stratman at 964-7762 x25 or email@example.com.
Cheerleading with the S.B. Spirit Academy Camp
Learn basic cheerleading movements integrated with tumbling, hip-hop dance, and competitive group performance techniques. This class includes some basic stretching and conditioning. Three sessions on Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm at the Carrillo Recreation Center. May 22-June 23 (4 Thursdays), $48/$43; June 26-July 31 (6 Thursdays), $72/$65; Aug. 7-21 (3 Thursdays), $35/$33. Drop-in fee $14/$12. Ages 13-18. Register online at sbparksancrecreation.com or call 564-5418.
Cheer Skills and Dance Thrills Camp
Get in the spirit this summer by enrolling in this new cheerleading clinic. This week-long camp offers instruction in basic cheers, sideline chants, dance choreography and half-time routines. Cheerleaders also learn about proper nutrition and receive tips on doing hair and make-up to achieve a professional level of stage presence. This five-day clinic culminates with a public performance for parents and friends.
Two one-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm. Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St. Session 1: Ages 10-12, July 14-18; Session 2: Ages 13-15, July 21-25. Fee: $126/$115 (with RDC*). Ages 10-12, 13-15. Info: 564-5495. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Coach Pitch Baseball League
Emphasis is on fun and skill development for boys and girls. No score is kept. Learn how to throw, catch, hit, and run bases. One weekday practice and one Saturday game per week at MacKenzie Park baseball fields. Saturdays, June 21-July 26. Games begin at 10:30am or noon and last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Registration deadline is June 6. Fee: $88/$80. Ages 5-7.
Doggone Fun Camp
This is the only camp where dogs attend camp along with their young human companions. Participants learn obedience training with their canine, exercise with their dog, and learn about dog health and responsible pet ownership. Dogs should be well-behaved around children and other dogs. Children must be able to handle their dogs. Dogs must have current vaccinations. Program limited to 10 campers and 10 pooches. Instructor: Cliff Sliber, CDT.
Seven one-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon at Pershing Park Softball Outfields. Session 1: June 23-27; Session 2: July 7-11; Session 3: July 14-18; Session 4: July 21-25; Session 5: Aug. 4-8; Session 6: Aug. 11-15; Session 7: Aug. 18-22. Ages 9-14. Fees: All sessions $192/$175 (with RDC*). Info: 564-5422 or 455-7249. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Elings Park Summer Camps
Come play at Elings Park with sports, theater, and nature camps for kids ages 5-12. Baseball, soccer, and sports camps teach fundamentals in a fun setting. Special camps prepare kids for Elings Park Festivals, such as the Bike Festival. Register online at elingspark.org.
Equestrian Summer Camp by Ridgewood Farm
Join us at the beautiful Ridgewood Ranch in Carpinteria for fun in the sun with horses. We teach the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship along with arts and crafts. Ages 6+. Visit www.ridgewoodfarm.org or call 684-2619.
Presidio Fencing Club’s weekly summer camps are open to all experience levels.
Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm, during select weeks in July and Aug. Students will have lots of fun with a sword while getting great exercise. Visit presidiofencing.com or call 403-6895.
Horseman’s Hangout Summer Horse Camps
Your children will develop a non-resistance approach with horses to encourage a curiosity and willingness that ultimately leads to gentle, caring animals that are a pleasure to be around and ride. Hands-on care, handling, riding, horse-related art projects, and more. Earn badges and certificates. Ages 8+, with two Pee-Wee camps for ages 6-7. Call 686-4137, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit horsemanshangout.com.
Jedi Summer Camp
Does your child want to become a Jedi Knight? Hosted by the Santa Barbara Jedi Order. Children will do Jedi-inspired martial arts training including: lightsaber handling, tumbling, first aid, awareness training, and meditation and focus.
The weeks of July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Ages 7-11. For info, call AMA at 687-1514 or Mike Whitney at 403-8279.
Junior Counselor Training for S.B. Parks & Recreation Nature Camp, Sports and Beach Camp, Aquacamp, and Skateboard Clinic
This training program is for young people who want to be treated like adults. High school-aged Junior Counselors have many opportunities for interaction with summer camp staff and campers while earning community service credit.
Selected Junior Counselors must attend an orientation and training on Sat., June 7. Registration deadline: Fri., Apr. 11. Fee: $61/$55 ($20 nonrefundable application fee is applied to registration fee upon acceptance into the program). Ages 12-16. Applications available at 620 Laguna St., Carrillo Recreation Center at 100 E. Carrillo St., or at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun. Call 564-5495.
If your child loves the beach and ocean, they’ll be sure to enjoy this world-famous, nationally affiliated, and disciplined training program incorporating swimming, running, competition, and education. This popular program includes strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions, and more. Physical fitness and development are balanced with self-esteem and camaraderie. Strong swimming skills are a must.
New participants must pass a non-competitive 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, a 15-yard underwater swim, and tread water for 4 minutes. (Testing will be conducted Sat., May 10, 2pm at Los Ba±os del Mar Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Makeup test on June 7 at 2pm.) New recruit week encouraged: June 23-27; call 897-2680.
Ages 9-11, 12-13, 14-17 (group placement based on participant’s age as of July 1, 2008, the National Junior Lifeguard standard). A seven-week program Mon.-Fri., June 30-Aug. 15, 10:30am-2pm at the Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (East Beach). $347/$315 (with RDC*). Registration Sat., Apr. 19, 8-9:30am. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or in person at the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd./Ocean Level. For more info on registration, call 897-2680.
Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons
Swim instruction designed to prepare your child to pass the Junior Guard swim test and participate in one of the most physically demanding and rewarding programs in Santa Barbara. Saturday lessons will be split into endurance swimming and stroke efficiency groups.
Apr. 26-May 29; Saturdays, 2-2:45pm; Tue./Thu. practice times, 7:15-8:15pm. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Call 897-2680.
Junior Tennis Clinic
Learning the sport of tennis is more than forehands, backhands, and serves. The game helps to develop mental, social, and physical skills that last a lifetime. USPTA instructors teach children the fundamentals of the game and coach for speed, agility, concentration, core strength, stamina, and mental toughness. Director Kathy Betzholtz is a USPTA tennis professional.
Four one-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., 1-4pm. Session 1: June 23-27; Session 2: July 7-11; Session 3: July 28-Aug. 1; Session 4: Aug. 11-15. Pershing Park, 100 Castillo St. Fee: $120/$108 (with RDC*). Ages 7-14. Call 564-5573. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Just-4-Kicks Soccer Clinic with UCSB Soccer Players
This intensive soccer clinic is the best way for your child to learn fundamental soccer skills or improve his/her current skills. These clinics help the beginning to intermediate level participant become interested in school or club soccer competition.
Three one-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon at Dwight Murphy Park Soccer Field. Session 1: June 23-27; Session 2: June 7-11; Session 3: July 14-18. Fee: $132/$120 (with RDC*). Ages 6-14. Call 564-5422. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Ka Nai’a Outrigger and Kayaking Clinic
Your child will enjoy the experience and challenges of kayaking and team paddling taught through professional coaching and supervision. Clinic includes paddling techniques, canoe and water safety, team competition, harbor paddling tours, swimming and ama-surfing. An award ceremony occurs the last day of each clinic. All equipment is provided. Note: participants must be able to tread water.
Two one-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., 9am-12. West Beach. Session 1: July 14-18; Session 2: July 21-25. Fee: $121/$110 (with RDC*). Ages 8-16. Call 969-5595. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo, Too, Summer Camp
The martial art with class-powerful, effective but nonviolent. One hour Aikido/Ki and one hour Judo for a two-hour class. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect. Missed classes in Session 1 can be made up during Session 2. June 16-July 18 and July 21-Aug. 22, five days a week, 3:45-5:45pm. Children and teens. Call 967-3103.
Kickin’ Kids Karate Kamp
Build leadership skills this summer while having fun learning karate. Enjoy martial arts instruction and ninja games and activities, make a karate movie, learn valuable life skills, and receive recognition and incentives.
One two-week session: Mon.-Fri., July 21-Aug. 1, 9am-4pm, $425 (extended hours available). Ages 6-12. Book by May 15 and save $30 and receive a free student uniform. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233, email email@example.com, or visit kickinkids.com.
Kidz Love Soccer Camp
Kids of all ages learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches trained in the Kidz Love Soccer method. Includes age-appropriate activities, skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Six one-week sessions: Sat., July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, Aug. 11-15, either 9am-noon ($132/$120 with RDC*) or 9am-5pm ($215/$195 RDC*). Dwight Murphy Softball Field. Ages 5-12. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or call S.B. Parks & Recreation, Sports at 564-5422.
Beginning Clinic: Learn the basics of how to rig the kite, fly, launch, and land it, and how the safety systems work. After a thorough introduction to gear and safety components, our experienced instructors take you to the water for an introduction to body drags.
Intermediate Clinic: After learning the basics or returning from last summer’s clinic, this intermediate level helps you to become fully immersed in the sport. The focus is on water activities including body drags, beginning board skills, water re-launch, self-rescue and safety. All water instruction is accompanied by instructors who follow you downwind as your kite skills and confidence increase.
Two beginning sessions: July 14-18, July 21-25. Two intermediate sessions: Aug. 4-8, Aug. 11-15. Mon.-Fri., 2-5pm. East Beach. $220/$200 (with RDC*). Ages 10-18. Call 897-2680. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
Learn to Swim
For participants who are ready to learn to swim, authorized Red Cross Water Safety Instructors will teach a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.
Session A: June 16-26; Session B: June 30-July 10; Session C: July 14-24; Session D: July 28-Aug. 7. Group lessons, Mon.-Thu. for two weeks. Located in Los Olivos. $65 per session. Call Ilise Garvin, 688-6471 x619, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lompoc Family YMCA Summer Day Camp
The YMCA presents 10 full weeks of summer activities for grades K-6 that are sure to leave your kids with great memories for years to come. Instead of a single theme this summer, our youth will explore different worlds each week, from hunting crocodiles in the outback to constructing the perfect Belgian waffle. The YMCA will continue with its mission of developing the spirit, mind, and body of your children in a safe and structured environment. Mon.-Fri., June 9-Aug. 15, 6:30am-6pm. $125 per week (financial assistance available). Contact Robert Hamilton at 736-3483.
Lompoc Family YMCA Counselor in Training Program
This leadership training program provides the opportunity to lead and teach a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 4 to 11 that will include arts and crafts, sports and games, songs and skits, science, music and math, and incredible field trips. The teens will be in a safe and structured environment with qualified staff while learning the basics of childcare and development. Pending pre-program interview and Site Director approval. $25/week. Grades 7-12. Contact Robert Hamilton at 736-3483.
Marymount Sports Camp
June 16-20 and June 23-27, 9am-2pm. $308/week. Call 569-1811 x126, email email@example.com.
Nike Tennis Camp at UCSB
Head tennis coaches Marty Davis and Peter Kirkwood, along with their experienced staff, provide a perfect blend of serious commitment to your tennis development with a very positive teaching style. Campers receive a pair of Nike tennis shoes. Visit USSportsCamps.com and call (800) NIKE CAMP (645-3226).
Page Youth Center 805 Basketball Bootcamp
Advanced training for boys with 805 Boys Camp. Session 1: Wed.-Fri., Aug. 6-8, 1-4 p.m. Grades 9-12. Session 2: Mon.-Wed., Aug. 18-20, 1-4pm. Grades 4-8. $125. Call 967-8778 or visit pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Basketball Camp
Boys and girls will learn and practice basketball fundamentals, skills, and techniques, and play games. Mon., June 23-Fri., June 27. Grades 1-4: 8:30am-noon. Grades 5-8: 1-4:30pm. Call 967-8778 or visit pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Volleyball Camp
Boys and girls will learn and practice fundamentals, skills, and techniques such as passing, serving, setting, and bumping, as well as play games. Mon.,-Fri., Aug. 18-22, 9am-12:30pm. Grades 2-8. Call 967-8778 or visit pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Youth Basketball League
Five weeks of basketball for boys and girls. July 8-Aug. 7. Games are played on Tue. and/or Thu., 3-6pm. Grades 2-8. For online registration and schedule/standings info, visit pageyouthcenter.org or call 967-8778.
Page Youth Center and UCSB Women’s Basketball Team Basketball Camp
Learn from the Gaucho players and coaches as well as the PYC staff. For boys and girls. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11-15. Grades 1-4: 8am-noon. Grades 5-8: 1-5pm. Visit pageyouthcenter.org or call 967-8778.
Refugio State Beach Junior Lifeguards
Activities: surfing, kayaking, volleyball, and more. Curriculum: CPR, ocean lifesaving, first aid, resource stewardship, and more. Instructors include: State parks lifeguards, EMTs, and credentialed teachers.
Sessions: Mon.-Fri., June 23-July 11; July 21-Aug. 8; 10am-3pm. $275 for one session; $500 for both. Ages 7-17. Sibling discount. Tryout dates: May 2, Lompoc; May 9, Lompoc; May 16, Santa Ynez; May 30, Goleta. June 6, Lompoc. Info: www.refugiojg.com or Refugiojrguards@parks.ca.gov.
Ridgewood Farm Summer Camp
Join us at the beautiful historic Whitney Ranch in Carpinteria for fun in the sun with horses. Children are taught the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship, along with arts and crafts. Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, July 21-25, or Aug. 4-8, 9am-1pm. Ages 6+. Contact 684-2619, ridgewoodfarm.org.
San Diego Surf
Spend the week at Silver Strand State Beach tent camping on sandy shores. Learn how to read the waves, stand on a surf board, snorkel in La Jolla caves, and kayak in the bay. This experience wouldn’t be complete without a beach campfire and all the surfing you can handle. July 28-Aug. 1. Meeting in Los Olivos. $375. Ages 12-17. Contact Ilise Garvin, 688-6471×619, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.B. Gymnastics Club
Call for information on spring and summer camps. Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club, 4179 State St. Call 683-1724 or visit santabarbaragymnasticsclub.com.
S.B. YMCA In-line Skate Camp
Learn or improve your skating ability at skate camp. Camper will learn street-safe skating and enjoy crafts and Character Counts.
July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8, 9am-2pm. $110/week facility members, $160/week community members. Grades 1-8. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288; email email@example.com, or visit www.ciymca.org.
S.B. Family YMCA Sports Camps
All of our campers are taught the fundamentals of the sport of their choice in a safe and fun environment. Campers will also go swimming and participate in other recreational activities. The YMCA will provide a nutritious snack, but campers must provide their own lunches.
June 23-27: Basketball
June 30-July 3 (no camp July 4): Itty Bitty Camp, flag football
July 7-11: Tennis
July 14-18: Soccer
July 21-25: Basketball
July 28-Aug. 1: Soccer
Aug. 4-8: Advanced Basketball, Sports of All Sorts
Aug. 11-15: Sports of All Sorts
Aug. 28-20: Baseball
Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, extended care available. $125 members/$145 community. For Itty Bitties (entering kindergarten), Rookies (grades 1-3) and Champs (grades 4-6). Contact Aaron Martinez: 687-7720 x261, Aaron.Martinez@ciymca.org.
S.B. YMCA Tennis and Swim Camp
Beginning tennis instruction, crafts, big-group games, swimming, and Character Counts.
July 14-18, July 21-25, 9am-2pm. $110/week facility members, $160/week community members. Grades 1-6. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Call 969-3288, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ciymca.org.
S.B. Foresters Baseball Camp
Hone your baseball skills with the S.B. Foresters. Campers receive the finest individual instruction available from former pro players and high-profile college players.
Ages 6-12. Contact 684-0657 or www.sbforesters.org.
S.B. Polo and Racquet Club
Week-long, morning/full day camps with expert instruction, games, drills, singles/doubles, contests; daily swimming, lunch, T-shirt included; beginners and intermediates. Mini-Me Tennis Camp: games, basics, free junior racquet included.
Ages 7-15. Contact 684-6683, sbpolo.com.
S.B. Surf Adventures
Week-long surf camp takes place at Leadbetter Beach. Long, rolling waves make it great for beginners. Camp is suited for kids with basic swimming skills. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, lunch, and a great surfing experience. One, two, three, or four-day camps prorated.
Week-long sessions available June 16-Aug. 22. $58-$330. Ages 8+. Call the Beach House at 963-1281.
Santa Barbara Swim Club
S.B. Swim Club is a year-round swim team and offers competition. Swimmers don’t need to know all competitive strokes, but must be water-safe. Head coach John Dussliere is a member of the U.S. National Team Coaching Staff.
Free swim assessment by certified swim coach every Thu., 5pm. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Ages 4+. Contact 966-9757, sbswim.org.
S.B. Water Polo Club
Exciting program for all skill levels. Director Wolf Wigo, three-time Olympian, and other coaches target each participant’s needs, determine personal training guidelines, and develop goals.
Contact Neil Myers: 687-4236, email@example.com.
Scuba Camp at Anacapa Dive Center
Allows young divers plenty of water time and builds their skills through fun activities, making them comfortable, competent divers. Must have own scuba-quality mask, snorkel, fins, booties, and be good swimmers, in good medical condition.
Aug. 4-8, 8am-3pm. $399. Ages 8-14. Includes books, logbook, instruction, rental gear, seal team completion certificate, and discount on custom open-water certification course. Call 963-8917.
Participants get exclusive access to Skater’s Point during clinic time while they learn and practice proper techniques, improve their skateboard skills, and experience the challenges of Skater’s Point. The experienced staff focuses on safety under the direction of Steve Fancher. Skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads are required. Grouped by skill level.
Nine one-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 8:30-11:30am, Skater’s Point in Chase Palm Park. Session 1: June 23-27. Session 2: June 30-July 3 (no camp on 7/4). Session 3: July 7-11. Session 4: July 14-18. Session 5: July 21-25. Session 6: July 28-Aug. 1. Session 7: Aug. 4-8. Session 8: Aug. 11-15. Session 9: Aug. 18-22. Fees: Sessions 1 and 3-9: $126/$115 (with RDC*), Session 2: $101/$92. Ages 7-13. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5418.
South Coast Karate
Whether it’s “Tiny Tigers” or “Kid Power” class, South Coast Karate is making a difference every day. Come and see why Independent readers have voted South Coast Karate “Best Martial Arts Studio” for four consecutive years. Selected as a program that puts “Children First” by KEYT. Reserve your spot now.
Ongoing summer classes, with special camps in August. Call Brian Jordan at 687-5001 or visit southcoastkarate.com for details.
Sports and Beach Camp
S.B. Parks & Recreation’s hip, athletic counselors make Sports and Beach Camp popular, fun, and challenging. Lively and varied activities include archery, nationball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, and individual and team Olympic-style events. Excursions include the back side of Rincon, Carpinteria State Beach, and East Beach. All counselors are certified Class B drivers, certified in First Aid, CPR, and Basic Water Rescue and certified Beach Guards attend all beach activities.
Nine one-week sessions June 23-Aug. 22, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Dwight Murphy Field at Los Ni±os Dr. Ages 8-12. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun or call 564-5495.
Summer Junior Golf Camps
The Russ Morrison Junior Golf Program provides opportunities for youth interested in learning golf. The program director, Matt Easterbrook, is the PGA Teaching Professional at Santa Barbara Golf Club. Emphasis on providing hands-on instruction and playing opportunities for members while continuing to introduce youth of all social, cultural, and economic backgrounds to the game of golf.
Summer kickoff and first clinic starts May 17. Regular Sat. clinics 5-6:30pm through September 27. Ages 7-17. Santa Barbara Golf Club, 3500 McCaw at Las Positas Rd. Annual Fee: $75. For info, call 687-7087.
Surf Happens for Youth and Teens
Beginner Camps, Santa Claus Lane: surfing, life skills, fitness, environment. Elite Camps: daily travel, competition strategy, cross-training, portfolio development, NSSA circuit preparation. Industry guests, professional surfers provide insight; SH has teamed with Quicksilver for highest-quality experience. Private/group lessons. Surf trips to Central America. Instructors are lifeguard, first-aid, CPR-certified. New this year: Junior Instructor training program available.
Discounts available. Ages 5-17. Contact 966-3613, surfhappens.com.
American Red Cross-based swim programs for children 6 months to 12 years incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, vital water safety skills, and how to have fun in an aquatic environment. Lessons are 30 minutes.
Mon.-Fri., in two-week sessions beginning June 23. $55/$50. Scholarships are available. Ortega Park Pool, 600 N. Salsipuedes St. and Santa Barbara High School pool, 700 E. Anapamu St. Register online at sbparksandrecreation.com or call 966-6110.
Swim with Phyn
Customized lessons. One-on-one instruction creates attentive, happy swimmers. Heated low-chemical pool (92 degrees) creates a distraction-free environment.
Eleven-week Parent-Baby classes, $150. Parent-Toddler classes, $200/11 weeks. $45 for 30-minute session for 1:1 instructor-to-child ratio. All ages. Call 689-7613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twin Lakes Junior Golf Camps
With Don Parsons and Buff Platt. Five-day Player Camps offered weekly throughout the summer, as well as three-day Beginner Camps, offered monthly.
Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call Buff at 964-1414 or email JrCamps@TwinLakesGolf.com.
UCSB Gauchos All-Skills Boys and Girls Volleyball
Learn volleyball from UCSB Head Coach Ken Preston and the Gaucho players. For boys and girls. Has sold out the past few years so register early.
Jul, 21-24. $485 for overnight or $400 for a commuting “day” camper. Ages 12-17. Contact 893-3913, recreation www.ucsb.edu, or email@example.com.
UCSB Gauchos Boys Basketball Camp
Learn basketball from UCSB Head Coach Bob Williams and the Gaucho players.
Day Camps: June 16-20 and Aug. 18-22, 9am to 4:30pm for boys grades 2-8. $205, $220 for extended care, 7:45am-5:30pm.
Offensive Skills Camp: Jun, 30-July 2 for boys grades 2-12, 6-9pm. $100.
Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Splash Camp
Splash Camp offers a variety of aquatic activities including diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and speed/endurance swimming. Groups will rotate activities every half hour.
Aug. 4-8, 10am-12 or 5-7pm. $75. Ages 8-12. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, or email@example.com.
UCSB Surf and Kayak Camp
Ten one-week sessions.
June 16-Aug. 22. Sessions run Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm. $100 per session. Ages 9-15. Contact 893-3913, recreation www.ucsb.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Swim Lessons
(Private and Group Lessons)
Begin June 16. Private lessons $115, group lessons $55. Lessons on sale beginning April 27, 1-4pm. Contact 893-2501, recreation.ucsb.edu, email@example.com.
Volleyball Kids Beach Camp
Hosted by EVP (Extreme Volleyball Professionals) Tour. Features the latest drills, and skill-building and training techniques. Emphasizes fundamentals: passing, setting, spiking, overhand serve, organized games with instructors. All students receive “Volleyball Pro” evaluation, 6-point test certificate, “EVP Tour” volleyball, T-shirt.
June 4-8, Mon.-Fri., 3-4:30pm. $84/$70 RDC. Grades K-2, and 3+. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680.
Westmont Warrior Sports Skills Camps
Develop motor skills for a lifelong involvement in sports. Instruction in team sports skills including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball; coordination skills including juggling, stilts, pogo sticks, and Frisbee. Individual sports skills including archery, tennis, golf, and track and field.
June 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 4; Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm. $200/week. Ages 5-9. Extended care available to 3pm, $5/hour. Westmont College. Call 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Archery Camps
Basic skills of target shooting: proper form, use of sights and scoring; instruction in badminton or fencing. Activities include novelty shooting, long distance, clout shooting, and balloon shooting.
July 7-11 (badminton), July 14-18 (fencing), 9am1pm. $200/week. Ages 8-14. Extended care available to 3pm, $5/child per hour. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Baseball Camp
Camp includes a teaching progression with creative drills to help increase the skill level and confidence of the campers. Lunch, pool time, and baseball games included.
July 7-11, 9am1pm. $200/week. Coed, ages 7-14. Westmont College.
Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Basketball Camp
Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction and individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Learn the fundamentals and have fun. Lunch included.
July 7-11, 14-18; 9am1pm. $200/week. Coed, ages 7-14. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Soccer Camps
Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction, individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Campers receive instruction in the fundamental skills of soccer, get to apply them in games. Lunch included.
July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1; 9am1pm. $200/week. Co-ed, ages 6-12. Also, a girls’ soccer camp is offered from Aug. 4-8, 9am-1pm, ages 5-12. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Tennis Camp
This co-ed camp teaches basic skills by creative drills and game settings.
June 30-July 4, 7-11; 9am1pm. $200/week. Ages 7-13. Extended care available for all the camps from 1-3pm, $5/hr. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Beyond Basics Tennis
This co-ed camp provides participants with a step beyond the fundamentals of the game. Drills and tournament-style play.
July 14-18, 9am-1pm. $200/week. Ages 8-16. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Track and Field Camp
Co-ed campers learn basic body mechanics, body awareness, and coordination. Instruction in running, jumping, and throwing, high jump, long jump, shot put, block starts, hurdles, relays, pole vault, and javelin.
July 21-25, 9am1pm. $200/week. Ages 5-12. Extended care available until 3pm, $5/hr. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Quality grassroots programs at reasonable prices along with tournament and league play open to everyone. Start your kids on the game early and help them develop quickness, agility, core strength, stamina, and mental toughness. Our USPTA certified instructors make learning fun for all levels of player. Not sure if your child will like the sport? Take advantage of our low-cost, drop in Saturday clinic; the first lesson is free.
All ages. Call 564-5573 for complete tennis schedule or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.
Zodo’s Kids Bowl Free
Children under the age of 18 are invited to bowl one game for free every day.
Mon., June 16-Tue., Sept. 30, 8:30am-5pm. 5925 Calle Real. Call 967-0128.