Summer Camp Guide 2008

Advanced Beach Volleyball

Take your game to the next level by learning advanced techniques and drills for doubles play with Brant Lee. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680 for more information.

Beach Volleyball

Hit the famous sands of East Beach with instructor Brant Lee, locally acclaimed athlete, professional, and Santa Barbara Masters Champion. Learn correct ball handling, passing, setting, and hitting in a fun environment. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680 for more information.

Counselor in Training (S.B.)

The S.B. Family YMCA’s CITs are volunteers, work with a counselor, and are responsible for the care, planning, and delivery of all programs for campers ages 5-14 at YMCA summer day camps. Maturity, enthusiasm, communication, decision-making skills, responsibility, and an outgoing personality are encouraged. CITs receive CPR/first-aid training and certificates. Grades 8-11. Contact 687-7720 x259,

Culinary Crash Course

Your teen will learn how to identify what they’re really craving, tools, and techniques that build confidence in the kitchen and ease their transition into adulthood. Most importantly, they’ll discover the joy of cooking inherent in this creative process when it involves others. (Organic meals, supplies). Contact 682-1257,

Digital Days of Summer

Increase skills on Adobe software used in high schools; learn multimedia and moviemaking from award-winning pros. Weekly classes, visiting filmmakers, and more. Contact 730-1551,, or for application.

Have an AHA! Experience

Value yourself, enrich your life, expand your circle, fuel your imagination, empower your dreams, enhance your community. Join AHA! (The Academy of Healing Arts for Teens). Free (donations accepted). Ages 14-19. For info call, 569-2272 x108, or visit

Junior Counselor Training

For Nature Camp, Sports and Beach Camp, Aquacamp, and Skateboard Clinic. Interact with summer camp staff, campers; earn community service credit. Ages 12-16. Must attend orientation/training Sat., June 9. Registration deadline Fri., Apr. 13; group interviews Fri., Apr. 27. Apply at 620 Laguna St., Carrillo Recreation Center or visit $64/$55 RDC ($20 non-refundable application fee applied to reg. fee upon acceptance.) Call 564-5495 or 564-5418.

Lifeguard Training

Participants must pass a swim test. Students will receive certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Lifeguarding upon successful completion of course work. Starts April 19. $165/$155, includes all materials. Los Ba±os Pool.

Info: 966-6110. Register online at, visit, or call 969-3288.

Lifeguard Challenge Course

Participants must successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Challenge course requirements. Call to schedule a date and time. $55/$50. Ages 15+. Los Ba±os Pool. Call 966-6110.

Lompoc Family YMCA Counselor in Training Camp

Leadership traing program. Mon.-Thu., 6:30am- 6pm, and Fri., 6:30am-5pm. $25/week, pending pre-program interview; financial assistance available. Grades 9-12. 201 W. College Ave., Lompoc. Call Robert Hamilton at 736-3483.

Lompoc Family YMCA Leaders in Training Camp

The Leaders in Training program is designed to prepare those entering grades 6-8 to become a Counselor in Training while still enjoying the benefits of our traditional day camp. Leadership and life skills taught. Mon.-Thu., 6:30am-6pm; Fri., 6:30am-5pm. $110/week, financial assistance available. 201 W. College Ave., Lompoc. Info: 736-3483.

YMCA Counselors/Leaders in Training

Counselor in Training (CIT) teens learn how to supervise children, complete all required community service hours, go on exciting field trips, and more. Training includes camp activities, safety, fundraising, job applications, and interviews. Participants will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR and First Aid. Grades: 7-11. Contact 969-3288,

Montecito Family YMCA White-Water Rafting

Camp under the stars, spend two days rafting down the Kern River. Enjoy time around a campfire, eat great food, and swim in refreshing river pools. Bring your sleeping bag, tent, and friends. Grades 7-12. $425. July 19-22. Contact 969-3288 x24, or

S.B. Channels Student Video Production Workshop

Learn fundamentals of broadcast television, camera operation, lighting, production, and broadcast. Small, professionally mentored teams develop, shoot, and prepare for broadcast their own short productions. Certification in field camera operation and studio production enable students to create their own productions in the future to be aired at the Santa Barbara Channels. June 19-30, Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm. $275. Ages 12-17. Contact 963-3893,

S.B. YMCA Leadership Camp

Designed for 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, make new friends, and have a blast! 7:30am-6pm. S.B. Family YMCA Teen Center. $145 per week (including $25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot). Grades 7-8.

Summer Late Nights 2008

The city’s Teen Programs brings you the summer-long party that never ends. Sign up for trips to Southern California’s best theme parks. All trips and events start and end at the Twelve35 Teen Center. Fee includes park ticket, bus ride, and a light snack. Register at Twelve35 Teen Center, 1235 Chapala St. Call 882-1235 or visit Space is limited.

S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater

Creative performances in theater, music, and dance. Senior Program: Dracula. Program focuses on physical, vocal, improvisation, and world theater technique. Mon.-Fri., July 2-Aug. 5, 3:30-8:30pm. Performances Aug. 2-5, Center Stage Theater. $625. Ages 13-17. Contact Leslie Frasier at 698-1250, or

Sequoia Lake Teen Camp

Located in Miramonte, California, on Sequoia Lake. Activities include archery, crafts, lake swimming, hiking, and rock climbing wall, and campfires. Takes place in a safe and fun setting with trained, caring volunteers and professional staff. Aug. 3-10. Grades 7-10. Contact Brenna Monahan at 687-7720 x259, or

Teen Adventure Caravan to S.F.

Teens will trek across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier #39, experience a Ropes Course, ice skate on the 1960 Winter Olympics rink, and enjoy river rafting. Campers will experience rustic living with shared cooking, kitchen duties, campfires, and more. July 21-26. Contact Brenna Monahan at 687-7720 x259,

Twelve35 Teen Center

Teens have access to XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, full DDR system, the Internet, Air Hockey, pool table, Foosball, free wi-fi, snack bar, and a recording studio. Weekly activities, classes, and special events are offered throughout the year. Community service opportunities available for teens and adults. Open Mon.-Thu., 2:30-7pm; Fri., 2:30-9pm; Sat.12:35-6pm; Closed on Sundays and holidays. For info and summer hours, call 882-1235.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Earn your certification to teach all levels of swimming to all ages. This 34-hour course is an opportunity to learn teaching techniques, stroke development, and swimming skills. F.I.T. training included. Must pass pre-test to participate.

May 6-8, 13-14, 6-10pm; May 10-11, 8am-5pm. Ages 16+. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Fee: $171/$160 includes all materials. Information: 966-6110. Register online at or call 564-5418.


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