Eight weeks and counting. While kids double down on the weeks to summer vacation, parents’ anxiety levels rise because those sunny days of summer inevitably shine down on vocally bored and fractious offspring. Worry no longer. The Santa Barbara Independent‘s ever faithful Summer Camp Guide to the rescue! Herein find life-saving springs and fonts of summertime bliss: water play, tough competition, doggy days, camp outs, nature hikes, barbecue sauce, rock ‘n’ roll, jazzy dancing, cryptography, a rainwater harvest, as well as activities designed just for teens. Read on to discover how to make this summer a breeze for kids of any age — and their parents, too.


80th Annual Children’s Fiesta Parade

Participate in this S.B. tradition and make memories for your family. On Sat., Aug. 7, young people of Santa Barbara, along with their parents and other parade participants, will don traditional costumes and parade down State Street for the eighth decade in a row. Applications to enroll in this year’s event will be available starting Mon., May 10; deadline to submit an application this year is Fri., July 9.

Contact the Children’s Parade headquarters at 564-5495 to be put on the mailing list, or stop by the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Ctr. (1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm to pick up or drop off an application. Registration and participation are free.

Animation and Video Film Camp for Youth

The S.B. African Heritage Film Series and Freshi Film Camp present a week-long immersion in digital filmmaking. Highly skilled professionals from every field of filmmaking teach young filmmakers the latest techniques and technologies available, and campers make their own films.

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 1-4pm. Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Ages 8-18. $275/week. Preregistration required. Call 899-1160.

Art by the Sea Summer camp

Carpinteria Valley Arts Center presents Art by the Sea Summer Camp, a fine-art summer camp for children. Art by the Sea Summer Camp gives children a chance to draw, paint, and make art inspired by the ocean. Children will participate in weekly field trips to the beach, sketching sessions in the Arts Council’s gallery, talks by working artists, and more. A mini art exhibition at the end of each week will showcase the children’s many projects. All classes will be taught by experienced art teachers Jenn Buur and Maureen Foley in downtown Carpinteria. Weekly themes: Creature Feature; Living Color; and Earth, Air, Sky.

Multiple one-week sessions, June 28-Aug. 6. 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Ages 5-12. $150; scholarships are available. Call 259-5099 or email cvacsummer@yahoo.com for more info or to register,

Art From Scrap: Green Kids Summer Day Camp

Looking for a small, fun, environmental day camp? This day camp is held at the Watershed Resource Ctr. at Arroyo Burro Beach and at Art From Scrap in downtown S.B. Children enjoy beach exploration, Art From Scrap projects, nature crafts, hikes, sandcastle building, experiments, beach cleanups, cooking, games, songs, stories, composting, planting seeds, and other environmental projects in a small, caring environment. Sign up early; only 20 campers per session.

Multiple one-week sessions for specific ages, Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm: June 14-18, July 12-16, and Aug. 2-6. $220. Call 884-0459 or visit artfromscrap.org/afssummercamp.html for more info or to register.

Art From The Heart Summer Art Camps

Encourage diverse expression in your child this summer through specially themed art camps in dance, drama, music, literacy and visual art.

One-week sessions, Mon.-Thu., 9:15am-12:15pm.
• Solstice Parade Puppets June 14-17 and 26. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr.
• Solstice Parade Hats June 21-24 and 26. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr.
• Giraffes and Jump Ropes June 28-July 1. MacKenzie Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and State St.
• Sunsets and Sea Creatures Aug. 16-19. MacKenzie Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and State St.
• Tortoise, Hare, Lion, and Mouse Aug. 23-26. MacKenzie Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and State St.

Ages 3½-10. $132/$120 RDC. Call 966-9078 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Children’s Ballet Classes

Young dancers learn basic moves with balances, turns, and jumps. Instructor: Susan Manchak. Attire: T-shirt or leotard, form-fitting leggings or tights, and ballet slippers or jazz shoes.

Three six-week sessions, Ages 3-6: Thursdays, sessions begin June 24 and Aug. 12, 5-6pm. Ages 3-5: Fridays, sessions begin June 25 and Aug. 13, 4-5pm. Ages 6-10: Fridays, sessions begin June 25 and Aug. 13, 5-6pm. MacKenzie Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and State St., $63/$57 RDC per session; individual drop-in classes $12/$10 RDC. Call 451-2304 or register online at sbparksandrecreation.com.

Clay Camp

The Chase Palm Park Craft Center boasts a terrific waterfront studio location offering a full range of low-fire materials in an inspiring, fun, and educational atmosphere. Learn basic throwing skills on the potter’s wheel and underglaze techniques to finish wares along with hand-built projects. Flexible studio time for throwing and hand-building.

Six one-week sessions, June 14-July 23, Mon.-Fri., 9:15am-12:15pm. Chase Palm Park Crafts Ctr., 234 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Ages 7-15. $23/$21 RDC. Call 897-1982 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Clay Time Together

Family members (and friends) share creative time together by making collaborative and/or individual pieces in these personalized hand-building workshops. No experience required. Wear comfortable clothing. For two or more family/friends.

Saturdays, June 19-July 24, noon-2pm. Chase Palm Park Craft Ctr., 234 E. Cabrillo Blvd. One week preregistration is requested. $23/$21 RDC. Call 897-1982 or register online at sbparksandrecreation.com.

Cooking. Culture. Communication.

Join Michele Molony, a Paris-trained Cordon Bleu chef, Suzanne Grenoble, a professional foreign language instructor, and Carol Fay, a local quilt maker, teach a hands-on exploration of three European countries. Using cooking, songs, crafts, and more, participants will gain skills and confidence in the art of cooking and expression. This program is great for both girls and boys!

Three sessions, July 19-23, July 26-30, and Aug. 2-6, 9am-3pm. Located at the Dunn School in Los Olivos. Grades 3-8. $225/session. Call 688-6471 or visit dunnschool.org.

Destination Dance

Presented by S.B. Dance Arts under the direction of Alana Tillim and Steven Lovelace. Learn the latest moves and proper technique from Destination Dance’s amazing staff comprised of Broadway veterans and internationally trained professionals. Age-level appropriate classes for beginning- and advanced-level dances that all work toward weekly performances. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, plus each week brings a different blend of styles: tumbling, break dancing, Pilates, ballet, lyrical, and more. Staff is CPR and first-aid certified and there is one staffer for every 10 dancers.

Weekly camps, Mon.-Thu., June 14-Aug. 19, morning, afternoon, or 9am-5pm sessions. Ages 5-teen. All classes held at S.B. Dance Arts, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, #100. Call 966-5299 or visit sbdancearts.com.

Dunn School Art Camps

A variety of art camps for every interest and every age.
• Beads and Baubles 3:30-5pm, July 5-9 and July 26-30. Grades 5+. $65.
• Cinematography 9am-2pm, June 21-25. Grades 6-9. $225.
• Ceramics (hand-building and sculpting): 9am-noon, June 28-July 9. Grades 5-8. $225.
• Creative Journaling 9am-2pm, Aug. 2-6. Grades 5-8. $225.
• Drama 9am-2pm, July 12-16. Grades 4-8. $175.
• Photography 9am-2pm, June 14-18. Grades 6-9. $225.
• Woodworking 3:30-5pm, July 19-30. Grades 6-9. $225.

Classes meet at the Dunn School in Los Olivos. Call 688-6417 or visit dunnschool.org.

Earthlight Pictures Moviemaking and Animation Training and Teletraining

Animation and live-action moviemaking training at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in Santa Barbara. Classes feature technical instruction, history, and one-on-one coaching in production of students’ own movies, plus a visit to a major animation studio. Guest speakers and special group/private instruction options available.

July 20-30 (Animation) and July 24-30 (Live-Action). Ages 9+. Call (503) 697-7914 or email jt@earthlightpictures.com.

Elings Park Shakespeare Theatre Camp

An extraordinary opportunity to be part of a group of actors portraying characters of one of the most famous writers of all time. Instructor: Anna Steers.

Three one-week sessions, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, 9am-3pm. Ages 5-12. $200/session. Call 569-5611.


Encounter is an original stage production engaging young people in the process of creating theatre magic, by a talented team of artists with over 75 years of combined professional theatre, movement and music experience. The production will feature dynamic music, dance, innovative movement, magical special effects and interactive video elements. Peter McCorkle and Matt Tavianini will co-direct this cutting-edge, multimedia production at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Michael Mortilla will create the soundscape integrating classic and contemporary music. No dance or theater experince required to participate.

Mon.-Fri., June 14-July 17, 9am-3pm, plus three performances at Marjorie Luke Theatre. Ages 12-18. $750. Call 568-3600 x115 or visit patriciahenleyfoundation.org.

Fairy Tale Dreams Camp

S.B. Ballet Center’s summer camp is geared for dancers with ability levels from beginning through advanced, designed for students interested in performances. The focus will be preparation and performance of a one-act ballet based on traditional fairy tales. All campers will be cast and celebrated in a showcase performance on July 9 at Center Stage Theater.

June 21-July 9. Preregistration requested by June 1. Ages 7+. $500-$525. Contact Denise Rinaldi at 966-0711.

Gustafson Dance Camps

Gustafson Dance offers three summer programs for all age groups, complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. Both the full-day Dance Camp (ages 6-12) and half-day Mini-Dance Camp (4-8) programs culminate in a fully staged musical performance at the Marjorie Luke. The Junior Intensive is a serious ballet program, including jazz, pointe, character, and variations, culminating in a performance at the Marjorie Luke.

Two-week sessions during June-Aug. Call 563-3262.

JazZScool Summer Vocal Jazz Camp

“JazZScool” is a musical review open to junior high/middle school students (including those who will be entering 6th grade or have just completed 8th grade). This vocal jazz camp includes countless opportunities for self-expression and creativity within group and solo singing, rhythm games, vocal improvisation, scene staging, and visual arts.

Mon.-Fri., June 21-July 2, 9am-noon. Grades 6-8. $225. Contact Melissa Brooks at 729-2626 or email sbvocaljazzfoundation@cox.net.

Jensen’s Summer GuitarRock Camp

Jensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, week-long music camp that teaches kids the basics of playing the electric guitar. Your child will have fun learning to play music and get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a MainStage performance for parents and friends. Instructed by a qualified teacher who has toured across the U.S., your child will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. Session I (beginners): July 5-9. Session II (beginners): July 12-16. Session III (beginners): July 19-23. Session IV (advanced): July 26-30. Session V (advanced): Aug. 9-13. Call 563-3200 or register at jensenguitar.com.

Journalism Skills Camp

Do your kids love technology but you want them to learn something worthwhile while online? At Education Gateway’s Journalism Camp, students explore the field of journalism while learning how to use applicable technology. Campers improve their writing skills with daily projects, learn photojournalism with photo assignments and the use of programs like Photoshop Elements ,iPhoto, and other Mac-based iLife programs. By the end of the camp, students will have created their own interactive online blog with articles and photography.

Five age-specific sessions: June 21-25, July 12-16, and July 26-30 (ages 9-11), and July 19-23 (ages 12-14). $150/session. Call 895-1153 or visit gatewaycamps.com.

KidzArt Summer Camps

Three age-based camps with three great themes! Try the thrilling Secret Agent Spy Camp for older campers, filled with fun projects, drawings, paintings, and creative puzzles to solve. Younger campers will love Walk on the Wild Side with wacky birds, pigs on parade, and more funky art creature crafts. Or, enroll your student in Out of This World Camp, appropriate for both younger and older campers.

Mon.-Thu., 9am-3pm (grades 1-6) and noon-3pm (kindergarten-grade 1). Camps run during S.B. School District’s summer break session, and meet at Foothill Elementary School. Call 964-6345 or visit kidzartsantabarbara.org.

Kindermusik Masters and Maestros Camps

Give your child a summer’s worth of memories and musical learning at Kindermusik with Kathy’s music, movement, instrument, art, cooking, and dance with the exceptional Kindermusik with Kathy Teachers. Music camps taught by Kathy Kayden, Art by Laurie, a Dance by S.B. Dance Arts instructors. Explore the keyboard, drum rhythms of Africa, recorder, and more. Camps are small in size and personal, with only 10 in a group.

Weekly half-day camps, July 5-Aug. 19. Locations in S.B. and Carpinteria. Ages 4-7. Call 884-4009 or visit kindermusikwithkathy.com.

Montecito School of Ballet Summer Fiesta Intensive

Dancers of all ability levels learn dances and technique in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and modern, then show off their moves at S.B.’s summer Fiesta events such as the Tardes de Ronda at the County Courthouse Sunken Gardens and the Fiesta Children’s Parade.

June 21-Aug. 31. Montecito School of Ballet, 529 Gutierrez St. Ages 4+. Call 560-0597 or 451-0553.

Nick Rail Summer Band Camp

Nick Rail Music’s 21st annual Summer Band Camp features professional instructors on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments for kids at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The band camp ends on July 15 with a final concert.

Tues. and Thu., June 8 (registration and orientation)-July 15 (final concert). Beginning level: 8-9am; intermediate: 8am-10am; advanced: 10am-noon. United Methodist Church, Garden and Anapamu sts. For students in early elementary grades through middle school. $95. Call 569-5353 or visit nickrailmusic.com.

Performing and Visual Arts Camp

Recognized by KEYT’s Children First Series, PVAC is a fun, high-energy arts camp where the campers sing, dance, and perform. PVAC provides an opportunity for student participants to develop self-control, coordination, creativity, and self-confidence through performing arts. This summer, campers will put on a performance of Grease (Session I) and a Fiesta salute (Session II).

Session I: July 12-30; Session II: Aug. 2-7. Notre Dame School, 33 E. Micheltorena St. Ages 8-14. Call 637-1191 or visit sbpvac.org.

SBMA ArtVenture Camps

ArtVenture Camps are unique week-long art experiences for kids ages 6-12. Campers learn a variety of art techniques, cultural history, and creative problem-solving in an inspiring atmosphere. Each camp offers children new and exciting opportunities to express themselves through drawing, painting, collage, sculpting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed-media, and more.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Ages 6-12. $215/SBMA members, $250/nonmembers. Call 962-1661 or email rtec@sbma.net to enroll.

Painting Power: Monet to Modernism

Learn new techniques and advance your skills in this powerful painting camp! Original works of art from the Museum’s permanent collections are the inspiration for your own creations with watercolors, tempera, and acrylics. June 14-18 and July 19-23.

Art Lab: Dream, Draw, Design Discover connections between art, nature and science in this exploration based camp! The lab format allows for extra freedom to find creative solutions for artistic challenges when dreaming up “fantasyscapes” and building inventions. June 21-25 and July 26-30.

Magic Myths: From Here to Antiquity Hear the stories, meet the heroes, and create the magic! Artifacts from the Museum’s antiquities collections are the starting point for our artistic journey into cultures long lost as we draw, paint, and sculpt contemporary visions of the past. June 28-July 2 and Aug. 2-6.

Cultural Connections: East Meets West Inspired by the exhibition Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography campers investigate new ways to define and express their identity in drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography with a contemporary Asian twist. July 5-9 and Aug. 9-13.

Museum Matters: See, Sketch, Sculpt The focus is on the Museum this week when we’ll spend additional time drawing in front of the original art work in the Museum galleries. Back in the studio, we will interpret our impressions in imaginative painting and sculpture projects. July 12-16 and Aug. 16-20.

SBMA Ceramics Camp

These week-long half-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramics and include hand-building, wheel throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques. Class size is limited to 10.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Ages 6-14. $185/SBMA members, $220/nonmembers.
• Week A June 14-18; ages 7-9.
• Week B June 21-25; ages 10-12.
• Week C June 28-July 2; ages 6-7.
• Week D July 5-9; ages 8-10.
• Week E July 12-16; ages 11-14.
• Week F July 19-23; ages 10-12.
• Week G July 26-30; ages 7-9.
• Week H Aug. 2-6; ages 8-10.
• Week I Aug. 9-13; ages 11-14.
• Week J Aug. 16-20; ages 6-7.

Call 569-2272.

S.B. Channels Video Camp 2010

Learn how to produce for television and the Internet! In Session 1 (Field Production), Video Camp students will learn how to use video equipment, shot composition, lighting, pre-production, and be introduced to the post-production process. Session 2 students will learn studio production at S.B. Channels’ state-of-the-art studios, with a focus on screen technology, cameras, lighting, set design, and audio. Campers in both three-week sessions will produce several short pieces of their own. Student memberships, DVD copies, screenings included with fees.

Tue.-Thu., 12:30-3:30pm. Session 1 (Field Production): June 29-July 15. Session 2 (Studio Production): July 27-Aug. 12. 7000 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Ages 10-16. $350/session; scholarships available. Call 571-1721 x120 or visit sbchannels.tv.

Stage Left Productions Performing Arts Camps

Intensive training for young performing artists taught by Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace, with a focus on audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design/construction. Students interested in the technical aspects of stage productions will not only participate in camp activities, but also learn about technical elements like lights, sound, and backstage training. Camp will culminate with four performances of Guys and Dolls starring all campers.

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 26, 1-6:15pm. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Cyn. Rd. Ages 10-16. $650. Call 965-0880 or email stageleft@cox.net.

Summer Stock Youth Theater Camps for Kids and Teens

S.B. Summer Stock produces wildly creative showcases in theater, music, and dance. The program features Technique Training in stage acting, dance, and voice. Campers participate in a four-week session culminating in live performances at Center Stage Theater.

• The Cosmic Cools Ages 7-11. Directors/writers Eric and Maureen Lehman lead kids in a humorous musical following the exploits of three superheroes confronting aliens from space. Mon.-Thu., June 21-July 18, 9am-1:30pm.

• The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Ages 12-15. Marco Andrade directs a classic tale of four British youths and their adventures in a magic land hidden behind a wardrobe door. Mon.-Fri., June 21-July 18, 9am-1:30pm.

All final performances are scheduled for July 15-18. Call 450-9321 or register online at sbsummerstock.com.

Youth Acting Program

Led by experienced instructor Brendan Fleming, students learn vocal range, proper breathing technique, characterization, and how to use their voice and body as an instrument. Stage direction, etiquette, and professionalism are also taught. Students role-play, improvise, and learn mime through theater games and activities. No memorization required. Class size of 10 or fewer participants provides personalized attention.

Six-week sessions meet Tue., 4:30-5:30pm, beginning June 22 and Aug. 10. MacKenzie Park Adult Bldg., Las Positas Rd. and State St. Ages 6-12. $165/$160 RDC. Call 569-2852 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.

Young Singers’ Club Performing Arts Camps

Mamma Mia, Annie, Wicked, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, and more … a different theme each week! These fun camps for children and preteens who like to sing includes daily voice lessons, acting, skits, and team-building games during the week and ends with a vocal performance of solos and choreographed group numbers on Saturday.

Weekly camps from July 12-Aug. 20 9am-1:30pm or 3pm-afternoon. Meets at location near San Marcos High. Ages 5-12+; all ability levels welcome. Teen aides needed! Call 681-7078 or visit youngsingersclub.com.


California Learning Center Camp

Find out how your child can avoid learning loss with a summer to remember at California Learning Center.

Mon.-Fri., June 21-Aug. 20, 8am-6pm. California Learning Ctr., 350 S. Hope Ave., Ste. A104. Call 563-1579 or visit clcsb.com.

Camp Haverim

Nondenominational Jewish day camp with fun activities like art, music, newspaper, drama, talent shows, swimming, and sports for campers in grades K-6. An additional program is offered separately for students in grades 7-8 with age-appropriate, more challenging activities.

Two two-week sessions: July 19-30 and Aug. 2-13, 9am-3pm. Grades K-6 and grades 7-8. Camp meets at Cate School in Carpinteria; transportation to and from S.B. and Goleta is available. Call 895-6593 or visit camphaverim.com.

Camp Millionaire and Moving Out!

Camp Millionaire is an innovative day camp hosted by Creative Wealth International which teaches kids how to make, manage, and multiply their money. Moving Out! is a brand-new teen program hosted by the same organization that prepares them for the real world. Both programs empower kids and teens with the tools and knowledge they’ll need to be in charge of creating their own financial lives. Everything they learn in camp helps your child build a solid foundation for success.

Three age-specific sessions:
• Camp Millionaire for boys (ages 10-12): July 26-30.
• Camp Millionaire for girls (ages 10-15): August 9-13.
• Moving Out! (boys and girls ages 13-16): July 19- 23.

Camps meet at the Veteran’s Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 957-1024 or visit campmillionaire.org for session details.

Dubin Learning Center Camp

Celebrating its 31st summer, the Dubin Learning Ctr. has helped thousands of students reach their potential. Professional staff members work individually with students with dyslexia, learning differences, Asperger’s, and ADHD, as well as students who are underachieving and could benefit from review before the new school year. Dubin utilizes multi-sensory techniques, materials, and games for educational therapy, as well as tutoring, enrichment. SAT, ISEE, and GATE test prep are available for students in grades from kindergarten through college.

Programs begin July 19. 112 W. Cota St. Call 962-7122 or visit dubinlearningcenter.com.

Leading Edge Tutoring

Leading Edge Tutors offers individualized tutoring in the convenience of your home for all subjects in all pre-college grades. A team of experienced teachers and tutors are dedicated to helping children gain confidence and achieve academic excellence, and all tutors have been interviewed, screened, and background-checked. Many of LET’s educators have experience working with ADD and other learning disabilities. After the initial consultation, placement usually takes place the next day. Leading Edge works in concert with your child’s required curriculum, reinforcing in-class learning for the upcoming school year.

Tutoring available year-round. Serving Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Goleta, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez. Grades K-12. Rates vary; no fee for consultation. Call 450-2328 or visit leadingedgetutors.com.

Math Camp at S.B. Family School

For kids who like to play with numbers. Run by an area math team coach with 12 years of experience. Instructor to student ratio of 1:8. In MatheMagics, learn to do math-based magic tricks and the math behind them, then perform in a magic show. In The Art of Math & the Math of Art, create and understand 2-D and 3-D mathematical art. Additional camps include Game Design; Cryptography; and Infinity and Beyond.

One-week sessions, June 14-Aug. 13. Located in Goleta. Grades 4-9. $155. Call 680-9950 or visit sbfamilyschool.com/camps for session details.

Laguna Blanca Summer Program

Laguna Blanca School’s summer program provides a perfect opportunity for children to gain confidence for the upcoming school year. Since summer classes are open to non-Laguna students as well, the program allows all campers and their families to experience the challenging, diverse, and supportive learning environment of Laguna Blanca. Small classes with fun topics like Art Safari, Ceramics, Digital Photography, a Volleyball Skills Clinic, and more will keep your child busy all summer!

One-, three-, and five-week courses are offered June 28-Aug. 20. Grades K-12. Call 687-2461 or visit lagunablanca.org.

Mind Your Manners Summer Camp

Learn the cues and the how-do-you-dos, how to make the handshake take, and to shine when you dine; how to give a toast all the better, and to write a gracious letter. Want to know more about etiquette lore? This camp’s no bore.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 10am-1pm. Ages 6-10. Call Tara Stockton at 280-9400 or visit mindyourmanners.biz.

Montessori Center School Summer Sessions

A colorful palette of options, from week-long sessions for elementary students to multi-week camps for preschoolers. Elementary camp session features: Fairy Tales; Earth Science; International Cooking and Art; Biomes of North America; Outdoor Adventures and Camping; Computers and Fitness; Spanish Immersion. Activities for preschoolers within the Montessori curriculum include butterflies, rainforests, puppets, handcrafts, and healthy baking.

June 22-Aug. 13. 401 N. Fairview Ave., #1, Goleta. Ages 18 months-12 years. Call 683-9383 or visit mcssb.org for session details and more info.

Private Academic Coaching Camp

Offering services ranging from a rigorous review of math/reading/writing skills to tutoring to educational enhancement. An intense hour of fun math facts/drills will improve your child’s math skills, reading comprehension and exploratory writing will increase higher level thinking skills.

Accepting new clients in grades K-8. Make your own schedule; private or small group sessions available. Home office in Montecito. $75/session with 1-2 students; $100/3 students. Call 722-7258 or email tutoring93108@gmail.com.

Rainbow School Camp

Safe, secure, noncompetitive, and fun environment for children in first grade and up. Curriculum includes drama, gardening, creative writing, arts and crafts, games, cooking, bowling, and music. Campers enjoy daily trips to local parks, beaches, historical sites, and more.

June 7-Aug. 20. All-day and half-day schedules available for 1-11 weeks. Call 964-4511 or email rainbow.school1@verizon.net

S.B. Christian School Summer Learning Adventures

The S.B. Christian School offers remedial classes in reading, math, writing, and study skills, as well as enrichment courses in cooking, art, sports, and science.

June 14-July 2 and July 5-July 23. 3723 Modoc Rd. Grades 1-7. Call 563-4770 or visit santabarbarachristian.com.

Waldorf School Summer Camps

The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara presents three great summer programs for young children. In Gnome and Fairy Camp (July 12-15), kids will be immersed in imagination. After making their own gnome or fairy and crafting a home for them, little ones will take nature walks, learn songs, and hear stories about these magical friends. During Nature Camp (July 19-22), children will spend a week exploring the wonders of nature with long walks, picnic lunches, and nature crafts, then work in the gardens to find treasures left by the trees and flowers. In Water Camp (Aug. 2-5) enrollees will have fun playing in the sprinklers and Waldorf’s wading pool, making toy boats and learning what floats.

Mon.-Thu., 9am-1pm. Waldorf School of S.B. Early Childhood Campus, 434 Nogal Dr. Ages 3-6. $175/week. Call 967-6656 or register online at waldorfsantabarbara.org.

Young Writers Camp 2010

A nurturing and stimulating environment where writing skills are maximized through creative activities taught by classroom teachers. Offered for the 18th year in a row through the South Coast Writing project at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB.

July camps offered at multiple locations: UCSB, grades 3-9; Cal Lutheran University, grades 4-9; Oxnard College, grades 4-9; and Allan Hancock College, grades 3-9. $245. Call 893-5899 or visit education.ucsb.edu/ywc for information and registration materials.


Camp Rad

Maximum fun is the motto of this camp. Activities include: indoor rock climbing to learn how to climb before completing an urban orienteering course around downtown Santa Barbara, kiteboarding, surfing, archery, Go-Kart racing, Laser Tag, and more. All camp counselors are certified in first aid, CPR, and lifeguarding (for water sports).

One-week sessions. June 28-July 2, July 12-16, Aug. 3- 6, 9am-4pm (extended day program available). East Beach Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Ages 8-12. $303/$275 RDC. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Crane Coyote Camp

Directed by Konrad Kono and Bridget Matson, Crane Coyote Camp is dedicated to providing experiential learning and creative expression through two weeks of summer camp fun! Campers participate in music and outdoor adventure activities each morning, and choose from a variety of exciting activities in the afternoon, like sports, cooking, hiking, art, jewelry making, and more. Non-Crane School students welcome.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-2:30pm. Four sessions: July 12-16, July 19-23, Aug. 9-13, and Aug. 16-20. Crane Country Day School, 1795 San Leandro Ln. Grades K-5. $600/session. Call 969-7732 or register online at craneschool.org.

Lompoc Family YMCA Summer Day Camp

Where else can you learn about barbecue sauce, rescue knots, and capybaras in the same month? Transform ordinary summer days into whimsical adventures through games, learning activities, and field trips at summer day camp at the Lompoc YMCA. Campers will explore a different theme each week—from hunting crocodiles in the outback to constructing the perfect Belgian waffle. Camp is divided into age groups, each with age-appropriate activities in sports, games, art, music, science, and more. All camps are supervised by trained, caring staff.

One-week sessions, June 7-Aug. 16, 9am-4pm (extended care available from 6:30-9am and 4-6pm). $130; financial assistance is available. Call 763-3483 or visit www.ciymca.org.

Montecito YMCA Summer Day Camp

American Camping Association-accredited outdoor day camp for children in elementary school. Activities include arts and crafts, beach trips, bike rides, sports and games, outdoor swimming, neighborhood park visits, bowling, surrey riding, trips to Southern California attractions like Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, and overnights led by trained and qualified adult camp counselors.

Multiple two-week sessions, June 14-Aug. 20 ($340); or, one-week session, August 23-26 ($170). 351 Santa Rosa Ln. Grades K-6. Call 969-3288 or visit www.ciymca.org.

Santa Ynez Family YMCA Summer Day Camps

Multiple types of camps to keep your kids busy all summer.

One-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., June 14-Aug. 20.

• Discovery Camp (prekindergarten-grade 1) Discover something new every day! Specialized morning activities and guests, exploration, music, field trips, and park visits await younger campers. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6. Oak Valley Elementary School, Buellton. $140-$170, depending on grade, enrollment in part-time or full-time programs, and date of registration.

• Voyager Camp (grades 1-8) Send your child around the world without leaving S.B. County! Campers explore various regions of the world with guest speakers, themed activities, and trips to county attractions. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8-1:12 depending on age group. Santa Ynez Elementary School. $100-170, depending on enrollment in part-time or full-time programs and date of registration.

Extended care is available during morning hours and after camp. Stuart C. Gildred Santa Ynez Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Call 686-2037 or visit www.ciymca.org.

Tiny Tykes

The Dunn School’s experienced teachers will enhance your young child’s summer through hands-on activities. Everyday is spent using imagination and innovation and having fun. Snacks included. Full- or half-day options available; minimum of two days.

Mon.-Fri., June 21-July 30, 8:30am-3:30pm. Camp meets at the Dunn School in Los Olivos. Ages 2-3. $25/half day, $40/full day, or $175/week. Call 688-6471 x619 or email summer@dunnschool.org.

UCSB Summer Day Camp

Activities include swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, a ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.

Mon.-Fri., 7:15am-5:30pm. Ten one-week sessions, June 14-Aug. 20. Ages 5-14. $150/week (preregister 2-4 weeks in advance for $10-$25 off registration fee; sibling discount is $20 off each additional child). Call 893-3913.

Zoo Camp

Voted “best summer camp” by The Santa Barbara Independent readers’ poll, the S.B. Zoo’s Summer Zoo Camp is fun and educational. Age-appropriate themed programs for ages 3-13 includes games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, crafts, games, and fun.

One-week sessions, June 21-Aug. 20, 9am-2pm. Extended day (8am-5pm) schedules available; call about cost. Ages 3-13. $185/week, Zoo members; $210/week, nonmembers. Preregistration required; sign up online at sbzoo.org or call 962-5339.


Clyde Bennett’s Softball Skills Camp for Girls at Elings Park

An exciting camp led by softball player, coach, and umpire Clyde Bennnett, featuring instruction in basic skills like throwing, catching, battling and fielding, as well as strategy for game situations. All skill levels welcome.

Two one-week sessions, June 21-25, July 19-23. 9am-3pm. Ages 5-12. $200/session. Call 569-5611.

Girls’ Golf Academy

The Girls’ Golf Academy is fun, informative, and awesome. Instruction is by Page O’Brien Jasinski, a certified PGA Golf Professional who has many years of teaching experience. Come join the fun: putting, chipping, sand, full-swing , rules and etiquette, practice games, golf arts and crafts, and playing time on the golf course. Maximum of six girls per camp. Beginning and intermediate players welcome. Equipment provided as needed.

June-Aug. Mon.-Thu., 11:30pm-2:30pm. Ocean Meadows Golf Course. Separate programs for girls ages 7-11 and 11-15. $40/day. Contact Page at 570-4591.

Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. Summer Adventure Program

Swimming, hiking, variety shows, drawing, cooking, soccer, gardening, science, and more await campers at all of Girls Inc. of Greater S.B.’s many summer camps.

Three themed camps with multiple sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm. Full-time (3+ days/week) and part-time (2+ days/week) options available.

• Culture and Heritage (session I) June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, and July 6-9.
• Careers and Life Planning (session II)  July 12-15, July 19-23, and July 26-30.
• Lasting Friendships and Memories (session III) Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-20.

Camps held at Girls Inc. Goleta Valley Ctr. (4973 Hollister Ave.) and Girls Inc. Santa Barbara Ctr. (531 E. Ortega St.). Grades K-8. $135/full-time or $70/part-time; plus $35/registration fee. Preregistration required. Call 963-4017 (S.B. Ctr.) or 967-0319 (Goleta Ctr.), or visit girlsincsb.org.


Camp Natoma

Sleep out under the stars while enjoying camp songs, skits around the fire, and learning outdoor skills. Campers swim every day, learn archery, create handcrafts, build friendships, enjoy nature, and more. Campsite located in the Adelaida Mountains, near Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County.

Four one-week sessions: July 4-10, July 11-17, July 18-24, and July 25-31. Eligible campers are boys and girls entering grades 1-9. Contact Camp Fire USA Central Coast Council at 773-5126 or visit campnatoma.org.

Camp Whittier 2010: Earth Village Summer Camp

While camping in the S.B. mountains, across from Lake Cachuma, participants will enjoy rock climbing, a ropes course, environmental education, hiking, swimming, archery, drama, games, arts and crafts, campfires, and more. Program operated by the United Boys & Girls Clubs of S.B. County.

Two five-day sessions, July 19-23 and July 26-30. Ages 6-13 (campers) and 14-17 (counselors-in-training). $350/camper; scholarships available. Call 962-6776 or visit campwhittier.org.

Sustainable Vocations for Youth

Sustainable Vocations hands-on training prepares youths ages 15+ for diverse leadership roles that integrate sustainability into their lives and communities, and provides an experiential introduction to the growing green jobs market. Campers will learn about renewable energy basics, ecological literacy, environmental and social justice, watershed restoration, localizing food, animal husbandry, rainwater harvesting, and more.

Three-week residential session, June 21-July 11. Camp located at Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm, in the mountains near Maricopa, California; transportation from Santa Barbara is provided. $1,500-$2,500, based on a sliding scale; scholarships are available. Call 886-7239 or visit sustainablevocations.org.

YMCA’s Camp at Lake Sequoia

Located in Miramonte, California, on beautiful Sequoia Lake, the YMCA’s overnight camps for kids and teens feature activities like archery, crafts, lake swimming, hiking, rock wall climbing, and campfires. This all takes place in a safe and fun setting, with trained, caring volunteers and professional staffers.

Teen camp (grades 7-10): Aug. 2-8; $525. Youth camp (grades 4-6): Aug. 8-14; $525. Financial assistance available. Call 687-7720 or visit www.ciymca.org.

YMCA Whitewater Caravan Trip

Campers experience extreme caravan camping as each day is a new activity! Teens will enjoy river rafting on the American River along with other outdoor adventures including setting up camp, cooking meals, and experiencing the outdoors in Northern California. Campers provide their own tents for rustic living and shared cooking, kitchen duties, campfires, and more! Camp hosted by the S.B. Family YMCA.

July 18-24. Grades 7-11 (co-ed). $525; financial assistance available. Contact Megan Bishop at 687-7720 x259 or email megan.bishop@ciymca.com for details and to register.


Champions Science Adventures

Champions Science Adventures Summer Day Camps engage children in action-packed science fun! Each week-long camp program is filled with fun experiments, individual projects, and interesting science. Have a close encounter of the furry kind at the Go Wild! Animal camp. Journey through the catacombs of the great pyramids and unearth real treasure in The Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure camps. Construct and keep your own walking robot in Gizmo’s Robot Factory camp. Or, build and launch a hydro-powered rocket over 100 feet into the sky at Space and Rocketry 2010 Camp.

Ages 6-12. Five-day sessions, Mon.-Fri, between June 7-Aug. 20 at multiple locations:
• UCSB: Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure (Aug. 2-6); Gizmo’s Robot Factory (Aug. 9-13); and Space and Rocketry (Aug. 16-20). $199-$309. Call (888) 458-1812 or visit discoverchampions.com.
• Elings Park: Go Wild (July 12-16); Gizmo’s Robot Factory (July 19-23); and Space and Rocketry (July 26-30). $199-$299. Call 569-5611 or visit elingspark.org.
• Adams and/or Monroe: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2. For full details, call 564-5418 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com.

Nature and Games Camp at Elings Park

This camp includes nature hikes, outdoor games, plant germination, arts and crafts, and education about native plants and animals. Guest speakers include staff from the S.B. City Fire Department, Public Works Department, and the Humane Society, who instruct the children in a variety of areas, including fire safety, water conservancy, and animal appreciation and safety. New this year are special emphases on recycling, healthy eating, and how kids can make a difference. Instructor: Alycia Rhodes.

One-week sessions, June 7-Aug. 6. Ages 5-12. $200. Call 569-5611.

Nature Camp

Nature Camp was cool long before it was Green! At Skofield Park, campers learn to appreciate nature and preserve the environment, and also enjoy family night and a sleepover, crafts, skits, camp songs and field trips exploring Mission Canyon foothills and hiking trails. Extended day program available; please note camp ends at 9am the Friday following the sleepover.

Two-week sessions, 9am-4pm. June 14-25, June 28-July 9 (no camp July 5), July 12- 23, July 26-Aug. 8, Aug. 9- 20. Camp meets at Skofield Park, with pickup/drop-off at MacKenzie Park. Ages 6-10. All camps $326/$296 RDC, except June 28-July 9, $289/$263 RDC. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Summer Nature Adventures: A Camp for Learning

Visit the wild and wonderful greenery of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and enjoy a week of fun and learning.

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9am-3pm. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Cyn. Rd. Ages 7-10. $180/SBBG members; $195/nonmembers (scholarships available). Call 682-4726 or visit santabarbarabotanicgarden.org.

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camp

Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) is a nature-based program, providing young people with experiences designed to promote positive choices, cultivate confidence, and encourage them to build healthy relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. WYP is committed to a participant-to-staff ratio of 4:1. We will explore the greater Santa Barbara area, from the Santa Ynez River to Summerland Beach.

Seven sessions, June 7-Aug. 13, one- and two-week options available. Camp begins at 9am and ends between 2-4pm daily, depending on camper’s age group. Fees are on a sliding scale and scholarships are available thanks to United Way, Santa Barbara Foundation, The Orfalea Foundations, and community members. Call 964-8096 or register online at wyp.org.

Woodland Discovery Camp

The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre presents a summer program designed for students who loved coming to Outdoor School and young people who love nature. The camp provides a fun environment to learn about plants, animals, geology, astronomy, and Chumash culture, in addition to featuring activities like the nine-mile hike, waterfall hike, aquatic olympics, Lake Cachuma cruises, archery, boating, dissections, pond studies, survival hiking, and more.

June 14-18 and June 21-25. Located in the S.B. mountains off Hwy. 154, across the road from Lake Cachuma. Ages 10-13. $415/session. Call 686-5167 or visit theoutdoorschool.org.


Camp Wheez

Staffed by health-care professionals and knowledgeable volunteers from the community, Camp Wheez is a summer day program for elementary school-aged children with chronic asthma, providing them a camp experience designed for their special needs. Under the direction of Dr. Myron Lieberhaber and sponsored by local health-care group Sansum Clinic, Camp Wheez provides asthma education and physical development skills to its campers, as well engaging them in activities like arts and crafts projects, and more good old-fashioned camp fun. On the last day of camp, parents are invited to a brief workshop for an update on asthma care and a Q&A session with medical staff, followed by a play presented by their campers.

Aug. 9-13. First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Grades 1-6. Camp Wheez is free of charge, but registration is required and space is limited. Call 681-7897.

City Parks & Rec. Adapted Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing safe, enjoyable, inclusive, recreational opportunities for all, including individuals with special needs. The adapted Recreation Program provides both specialized and inclusive sports and recreation activities for children and adults or all ages and abilities. Participants are able to travel, play, compete, stay active and make friends in a safe, supportive environment, staffed by caring professionals.

For more information or to register for activities, call 564-5421.

Happy Adventure Summer Camp

Happy Adventure Summer Camp is a day camp and summer enrichment program for children and youth with severe developmental disabilities. Hosted by the nonprofit organization Cornerstone House of S.B. for almost 20 years, activities include sports, arts and crafts, and trips to the beach, zoo, and area museums. Staff is trained to work with special medical needs.

Weekdays, Aug. 2-20. Held at various sites in S.B., Goleta, Montecito, and Carpinteria. Ages 5+. Call 684-5840 or visit cornerstonehouse.org for an enrollment application and more info.


A-Frame Surf’s Ocean Adventures Summer Beach Camp

Ocean Adventures Summer Beach Camp is much more than just surf lessons! Students learn a variety of fun water and sand activities, like kayaking, body boarding, and marine biology education. Head counselors are certified lifeguards, and all staff members are CPR- and first aid-certified professionals, full of energy and ready to play in the sun! Surfboards, kayaks, body boards, skim boards, and wetsuits, as well as large tents, sunscreen, and water are provided. Lunch and snacks from Padaro Beach Grill every day are included, keeping kids happy and satisfied! Campers must be able to swim.

One-week sessions start June 14. Camp meets behind the A-Frame Surf Shop, 3785 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. Ages 6-14. Call 684-8803 or visit summerbeachcamp.com.

Academy of Martial Arts Ninja Training Camp

An exciting camp that focuses on training in self-defense activities such as blocking drills, stealth, and techniques for evasion and avoidance. The camp will also feature training in various ninja weapon disciplines, such as swordsmanship and archery, plus obstacle and skill courses in which a young “ninja in training” may practice and utilize these skills.

One-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., June 21-25 (ages 5-7); June 28-July 2 (ages 7-12); and July 12-16 (ages 7-12). Valhalla Elite Training Ctr., 1722 State St. Call 687-1514.


Looking for a summer of water fun? 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. An extended-day program is available for this camp for an extra fee for families needing before and/or after camp supervision. All sessions feature a different field trip (listed below) or visit with local professionals.

Five two-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm.
•  Set Sail (session 1) June 14-25 (S.B. Sailing Ctr., Maritime Museum, Refugio State Beach).
• Octopus’ Garden (session 2) June 28-July 9 (Long Beach Aquarium).
• Pool Party (session 3) July 12-23 (Lake Casitas).
• Superheroes and Adventurers (session 4) July 26-Aug. 6 (visits from Fire Dept. personnel, lifeguards, Harbor Patrol, paramedics).
• Shipwrecked (session 5) Aug. 9-20 (S.B. Zoo, Ventura State Beach).

East Beach Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 Cabrillo Blvd. Ages 6-10. Sessions 1, 3, 4, and 5 $326/296 RDC; Session 2 $289/263 RDC. Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Awesome Karate Kids Camp

Watch your child’s fitness, awareness, and self-esteem grow this summer at Jang’s Karate Camp, taught by traditional Karate Master D.K. Jang and other experienced instructors. Kids and teens will have fun while learning real karate techniques and self-defense for children.

Mon.-Fri., 8:40-11:40am. Session A: June 28-July 2. Session B: Aug. 9-Aug. 13. Ages 5+. $100/session Call 729-2665 or visit jangskarate.com.

Beginning Archery

Archery instruction will begin from the ground up: from stance to follow through. This class focuses on form, range rules, safety of basic recurve archery skills, and correctly sizing the bow and arrow and safety equipment to the archer. If your child has never tried archery, this is a sport that can build confidence by setting individual goals.

Two-week sessions meet Mon. and Wed., 3:30-5pm, June 21-July 28. Located at Dunn School in Los Olivos. $65/session. Call 688-6417 or visit dunnschool.org.

Bici Mountain Biking Camp at Elings Park

The popular Santa Barbara BiCi Mountain Bike program will guide your child through the basics of trail etiquette, riding skills, and bike maintenance. Participants must bring their own functioning mountain bike and a helmet. Instructor: Christine Bourgeois.

9am-3pm. Four one-week sessions: June 7-11, June 14-18, June 28-July 2, and July 5-9. Ages 5-12. $200/session. Call 569-5611.

BMX Champ Camp at Elings Park

Improve basic skills, learn track etiquette, and get a great workout in the beautiful outdoors. With instructor Chantel Blanchet, BMX pro.

One-week sessions, June 7-Aug. 6. 9am-3pm. Ages 5-12. $200/session. Call 569-5611.

Brady Tennis Camps

Tennis camps for juniors on the UCSB campus feature instruction from top teaching professionals and former top-ranked world pros. Emphasis on skills, footwork, serving, consistency, and power.

Four one-week sessions: June 20-25, July 25-30, Aug. 1-6, and Aug. 8-13. Ages 5-18. Day camp $515; overnight camp $795. Call (310) 798-033 or visit bradycamps.com.

Club West Youth Running Camp

Learn about running and how to keep in shape on some of the city’s best routes. Pace is appropriate for upper elementary and junior high school students while working on Plyometrics and core strengthening. Stronger legs, hearts, and minds is the goal.

Track & Field Training June 14-18. $127/$115 RDC.
Running Training for All Sports June 21-25. $127/$115 RDC.

One-week sessions, 9am-noon. Cabrillo Bathhouse. Ages 10-15. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Coast 2 Coast Soccer Camp

Friendship, teamwork, and communication are the goals of this camp and its all-Irish team of highly qualified, fun, and enthusiastic coaches. Includes daily fruit breaks and nutrition tips. Visit c2csoccer.com for more info.

July 12-16 and Aug. 9- 13, 9am-2pm. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field. Ages 4-14. $148/$135 RDC. Call 564-5422 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Doggone Fun Camp

Participants will learn obedience training with their canine, exercise with their dog, 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, and dogs must have current vaccinations. Program is limited to 15 campers and 15 pooches.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Three one-week sessions: June 21-25; June 28-July 2; or July 12-16. Ages 8-14. $148/$135 RDC. MacKenzie Park, Las Positas Rd. and State St. Call 564-5422 or 455-7249 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Fencing Camp

Presidio Fencing Club’s summer day camps introduce boys and girls to the sport of fencing in a fun-filled environment, and to help fencers with previous experience improve technique and sparring skills. Campers will play games to develop coordination and self-confidence while learning the ins and outs of one of the oldest events in modern Olympic games. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. Five week-long sessions, based on age and ability level:
• Learn to Fence June 7-11 (ages 8-10), June 14-18 (ages 10-12), June 12-16 (ages 8-12).
• Intermediate Training Camp July 19-23 (ages 8-12).
• Intermediate/Advanced Athletic Conditioning Camp Aug. 16-20 (ages 12-16).

Presidio Fencing Club, 216 E. Cota St. $275/week; discounts available for early registration. Call 403-6895 or visit presidiofencing.com.

Harmony Horse Training Summer Horse Camp

Harmony Horse Training’s summer programs are a great way for kids to really get to know about riding and caring for horses in a balanced, fun environment. Located in the picturesque foothills of Glen Annie Ranch in Goleta, Harmony Horse Training has a full equestrian facility—including a jumping arena, an indoor lunging arena, two round pens, two dressage arenas (one nestled on a hill top with gorgeous views of the ocean), and beautiful trails in and amongst avocado orchards. You could not ask for a more beautiful setting!

Mon.-Fri. Seven one-week sessions: June 7-11, June 21-25, July 5-9, July 19-23, Aug. 2-6, and Aug. 16-20. Ages 5-16. Contact Gillian at 451-9909 or harmonyhorsetraining@gmail.com.

Junior Counselor Training for S.B. Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

High school-age Junior Counselors have many opportunities for interaction with summer camp staff and campers while earning up to 80 hours of community service credit.

Selected Junior Counselors must attend an orientation and training on Sat., June 5. Registration deadline: Fri., April 23. Application available at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun. Ages 12-16. Call 564-5495 for details on interview dates and fees.

Junior Lifeguards in S.B.

• Junior Lifeguards If your child loves the beach and ocean, they’ll be sure to enjoy this world-famous, nationally affiliated, and disciplined seven-week training program incorporating swimming, running, competition, and education. New participants must pass a noncompetitive 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, a 15-yard underwater swim, and tread water for four minutes. June 28-Aug. 13, 10:30am-2pm. Registration: Sat., Apr. 17, 8-9:30am, Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 Cabrillo Blvd., or online. Testing: Sat., May 8, 2pm, Los Baños Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr.; makeup test: June 12, 2pm. Ages 9-17. $385/$350 RDC.

• JG Nippers Shorter, easier Jr. Guard programs, with swimming, running, paddle-boarding, marine and beach education. Swim test requirements are 50-meter swim in 1:15 or less, 4 minutes treading water, 15-yard underwater swim. June 14-25 ($165/$150 RDC), or Aug. 16-20 ($83/$75 RDC). Registration and test dates and times same as for Junior Lifeguards above. Ages 7-13.

• JG Swim Lessons swim instruction to prep for Junior Guard swim test. April 17-June 10. Saturdays, 2-2:45pm, and one of the following: Tue./Thu., or Mon./Wed, 7:15-8:15pm. Los Baños Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. $61/$55 RDC.

• JG Recruit Week For returning participants ages 9-17 who can’t wait to return to Junior Guards, this camp offers a selection of the best from the program. June 21-25, 10:30am-2pm. Cabrillo Bathhouse. $77/$70 RDC.

Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Junior Tennis Clinic at Cathedral Oaks

Learn tennis in a fun and exciting environment. Beginners are taught ball handling and tossing skills, and how to rally the ball. Intermediate-level campers become more accomplished players through skill development and match play. Advanced players will be challenged with drills and games, as well as singles and doubles play in a fun tournament setting. The clinics are great for players wanting to prepare for the high school season and players hoping to participate in the Southern California junior tournament circuit.

Weekly full- and half-day sessions based on age and ability, June 7-Aug. 20. 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Ages 6-16. Contact Hugh Stratman at 964-7762 or hstratman@wcaclubs.com for more info and to sign up.

Ka Nai’a Outrigger and Kayaking Clinic

Enjoy the experience and challenges of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and team paddling taught through professional coaching and supervision. The 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: All participants must be able to tread water and pass a noncompetitive 25-yard swim test.

July 12-16 or July 19-23, 9am-noon. West Beach. Ages 8-16. $126/$115 RDC. Call 969-5595 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo, too, Summer Camp

Aikido: The martial art with class! Powerful and effective, but nonviolent. Children and teens develop confidence, coordination, and respect.

Two-hour classes (one hour aikido/ki, one hour judo), Mon.-Fri. Two five-week summer sessions, beginning June 14 and July 19. Meets at 255 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 967-3103.

Kickin’ Kids Karate Kamp

Give your child the opportunity to learn martial arts while enjoying physical fitness, building self-esteem, and gaining focus and awareness. Kampers will enjoy self-defense lessons, kickin’ kids mat games, indoor and outdoor activities, safety awareness, and much more. All levels welcome.

Mon.-Fri., July 12-July 23, 9am-4pm (extended hours available). Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Ages 6-12. $425. Call 963-6233 or visit kickinkids.com.

Kidz Love Soccer

Kidz Love Soccer Camp Basic and advanced soccer techniques taught at age-appropriate levels, with a final “world cup” tournament. Includes soccer ball and camp T-shirt. One-week sessions. June 7-11, June 14-18, Aug. 16-20, 9am-1pm. Ages 5-12. $148/$135 RDC. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field.

Kidz Love Soccer Clinics July 10-Aug. 28. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field. Ages 2-12. $98/$89 RDC.

Kidz Love Soccer Saturdays Sessions include age-appropriate activities, skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages in a non-competitive, recreational format. Register before July 3. Saturdays, July 10-Aug. 28. Dwight Murphy Softball Field. Ages 2 ½ -12. $98/$89 RDC. KLS Rainout Hotline: 1 (800) 871-2275.

Call 564-5422 or see sbparksandrecreation.com.

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.

Mon.-Thu. Two-week sessions, June 14-Aug. 5. Located at Dunn School in Los Olivos. $75/session. Call 688-6417 or visit dunnschool.org.

Montecito YMCA Inline Skate Camp

Learn or improve your inline skating abilities at Inline Skate Camp. Have fun working on skills, big group games, and learning about the Character Counts! Program. Skaters will watch a taped video of themselves to review their skills.

July 26-30 and Aug. 9-13, 9am-2pm. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. Grades 1-6. $125/week, facility members; $185/week, community members. Call 969-3288 or register online at ciymca.org/montecito.

Montecito Family YMCA Tennis and Swim Camp

Campers will receive beginning tennis instruction, share in character development time, enjoy arts and crafts, play in big group games, and then have a chance to cool off with a swim in the pool.

July 12-16 and July 19-23, 9am-2pm. Grades 1-6. $125/week, facility members; $185/week, community members. Call 969-3288 or visit ciymca.org/montecito to register.

MyGym Children’s Fitness Center Summer Camp

A half day of gymnastics, arts and crafts, story time, music, sports, and much more. My Gym Summer Camp focuses on enhancing physical development and a sense of individual success in each child. Staff makes the camp experience easy on parents with MyGym’s convenient drop-off program, and children benefit from its experienced and trained staff.

Mon., Wed., and Fri., June 21-Sept. 3, 9am-noon or 1-4pm. Ages 3-10. Call 563-7336 or email santabarbaramygym.com.

Nike Tennis Camp

Head tennis coach Marty Davis invites you to Nike Tennis Camp at UCSB! This camp helps you acquire new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Campers receive Nike tennis shoes. Remember, tennis is serious fun! Day camp and overnight options available, all co-ed.

July 11-16, July 18-23, and July 25-30. Overnight, $945; extended day (8:30am-9pm), $655; day (8:30am-4pm), $515. Ages 9-18 (overnight campers must be 10+). Call (800) NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) or visit USSportsCamps.com.

Ocean Hills Church Unleashed Surf Camp

Enjoy a week of fun in the sun and surf! Campers surf, stretch, snack, play beach games, and engage in church activities with leaders from Ocean Hills Church. Kids get individual attention from camp counselors in a safe and encouraging environment.

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9am-1:30pm. Camp meets at the Ocean Hills tents on Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. Grades 3-8. $125 ($75 for each additional sibling/family member). Call 965-9283.

one. Soccer School’s GK Premier and Juniors Camps

Teaching kids the core skills of soccer in a fun environment. Day programs for boys and girls (ages 10-18) include one. Premier, a popular and intense training program, and one. GK Premier, teaching critical elements of the Goalkeeper position. Juniors camps for boys and girls (ages 6-9) teach the core technical skills needed to play soccer.

Multiple sessions for three camps.
• one. Premier Aug. 2-6, 8am-4pm.
• one. GK Premier Aug. 2-6, 8am-4pm.
• one. Juniors June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, 8am-noon.

Various area locations, including S.B. High School, San Marcos High School, and Dunn Boarding School. $269/Premier and GK Premier Camp sessions; $169/Junior Camp sessions. Call 845-6801 or visit onesoccerschools.com.

Orca Summer Camp

Celebrate ocean sports and marine biology at different beaches from Rincon to Goleta. Surfing, kayaking, beach games, tide pools, and sand sculptures keep campers immersed in work and play in a most delightful way.

Eight one-week sessions from June 21-Aug. 13. Ages 7-14. $275 per week; scholarships available. Call 448-3308 or visit orcaschool.org.

Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program

The Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program is an educational and recreational summer program for children and teens. Boys and girls are introduced to ocean safety, lifeguard techniques, first aid, CPR, environmental awareness, marine ecology and much more. They also learn the recreational aspects of the ocean such as ocean swimming, beach running, surfing, body boarding, bodysurfing, paddling, kayaking, and snorkeling. This unique aquatic class is taught by professional lifeguards and several guest lecturers.

Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm. Session 1: June 21-July 9; Session 2: July 19-Aug. 6. Refugio State Beach. Ages 7-17. $295/3-week session, $525/both sessions. Visit refugiojg.com or email refugiojrguards@parks.ca.gov.

Rob Crawford Baseball Academy at Elings Park

Learn essential baseball skills like throwing, catching, batting, and fielding. All skill levels welcome. Instructor: Robert Crawford.

Three one-week sessions: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, and July 12-16, 9am-3pm, with extended care available. $200/session. Call 569-5611.

S.B. Aquatics Club Summer Programs

From recreational swimming and skill building to competitive-level water polo and swim racing, the Santa Barbara Aquatics Club provides all levels of learning for the novice through the gold medal winner. Led by experienced, Olympic medal winners, SBAC‘s summer program offers swimming and water polo programs designed for kids and teens.

May 17-July 31. Sessions held at Dos Pueblos High School and UCSB. Ages 5-18. Call 886-5511 or visit sbaquaticsclub.com.

S.B. Foresters Summer Baseball Camp

Have fun and learn about baseball with some of the best college players in the country: The Santa Barbara Foresters! The Foresters are two-time national champions and six-time state champs, and the players and coaches are with the campers at all times, passing on baseball knowledge and ensuring a fun, positive atmosphere. Each camp session includes baseball skills instruction, many baseball games, and a safe and fun environment.

Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Four one-week co-ed sessions: June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, and July 26-30. Ages 6-13. $235/session. Multi-player and multi-session discounts available. Call 684-0657 for more info or register online at sbforesters.org.

S.B. Gymnastics Club Summer Camp

Your camper will practice Olympic gymnastics events like uneven bars, rings, balance beam, and vault, as well as learn the basics of tumbling, trampoline, tumble track, and more. Gymnasts will have a blast!

Daily or weekly sessions, June 7-Aug. 20. Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club, 4179 State St. Call 683-1724 or visit santabarbaragymnasticsclub.com.

S.B. Sailing Center Kids’ Sail and Kayak Camps

The S.B. Sailing Ctr.’s 24 years of youth summer camps have taught more than 9,000 kids how to sail and kayak. The camps provide quality on-the-water instruction, with an instructor-to-camper ratio of no more than 1:5. During a one-week Sailing Camp session, your child will learn basic sailing techniques, nautical terminology, crew overboard rescue maneuvers, basic knots, and “rules of the road” while having a fun, exciting time. Kayak Camp will show your child the joys of kayaking safely within S.B.’s protected harbor, all while gaining skills such as safe kayak mounting and dismounting techniques, basic paddling skills, how to be a courteous kayaker, and how to safely maneuver a kayak in a variety of different situations.

Eleven week-long sessions, June 14-Aug. 27. Kayak Camp: 8:30am-12:30pm. Sailing Camp: 1pm-5pm. Located in S.B. Harbor. Ages 7-15. Contact the school director at 962-2826 or visit sbsail.com.

S.B. Youth Sailing Camp

The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose sole purpose is to develop in young people, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship, together with a constant awareness of the requirements of safety. The foundation’s summer youth program provides instruction in beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, using several different types of one-design performance dinghies, including the US Sabot, Opti, Laser, Laser Radial, CFJ, and 420.

Five two-week sessions, June 14-Aug. 20. Ages 8-17. Call 965-4603 or visit sbyf.org.

S.B. Family YMCA Summer Sports Camps

The YMCA’s big variety of sports instruction camps can’t be beat. Sports instruction, encouragement, healthy snacks, and an occasional dip in the pool are part of each camp’s curriculum.

Ten age- and sport-specific week-long camps, June 15-Aug. 21 (basketball, soccer, flag football, and more). 9am-4pm, with extended care available 7:30-9am and/or 4-6pm for an additional fee. Ages 6-12. $140. Contact Athletic Director Aaron Martinez at 687-7720 x261 or visit www.ciymca.org to register.

S.B. Surf Adventures

The long, rolling, waves at Leadbeatter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Camp is suited for kids with basic swimming skills. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, hat, lunch from Shoreline Café, as well as an unforgettable surfing experience.

One-week sessions, June 14-Aug 20. Ages 8+. $295/week (camps may be prorated at $59/day). Call the Beach House at 963-1281.

Sisterson Soccer Camp at Elings Park

The best camp for the most popular sport in the world, right here in Santa Barbara. Instructor: John Sisterson, SBCC head soccer coach.

One-week sessions, June 14-July 30. 9am-3pm or noon-3pm. Ages 5-12. $200/session. Call 569-5611.

Skateboard Clinic

Participants have exclusive access to Skater’s Point during this camp while they learn and practice proper techniques, improve their skateboard skills and experience the challenges of the skate site. The experienced staff focuses on safety under the direction of Steve Fancher. Skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads are required. Grouped by skill level.

Mon-Fri., 8:30-11:30am. Twelve one-week sessions, begin June 7. Meets at Skater’s Point in Chase Palm Park. Ages 7-13. $148/$135 RDC. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Summer Cyclers

Join Bici Centro and S.B. Bicycle Coalition for basic bike handling skills, riding the roads, signage, safety and predictability, hazards, quick turns, and riding in traffic. Ride the street with our team as you learn the skills you’ll need to pedal out on your own bicycling adventures.

June 14-18 and June 21- 25, 9am-12pm. Santa Barbara Jr. High School. Ages 10-14. $149/$135 RDC. Call 564-5495 or visit BiciCentro.org or sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Summer Junior Golf Camp

Five days of fundamental instruction including range work, etiquette and rules, and a morning playing several holes on the course with PGA pros Dave Thornton and Matt Easterbrook. No more than 20 students per session. Students will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.

One-week sessions. June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 26-30, Aug. 9-13, 9am-noon. Santa Barbara Golf Club. Ages 8-15. $175/session. Fee due with completed sign-up form no later than one week prior to session. Call Dave Thornton or Matt Easterbrook at 687-7087.

T-Ball Camp

Take the next step! For players who enjoyed the spring T-ball or girls softball programs! Continue practicing hitting, fielding, and base running in a fun, encouraging environment.

June 28-July 2, 9am-12pm. MacKenzie Park. Ages 4-8. $126/$115 RDC. Call 564-5422 or visit  sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Tennis with City Parks & Rec.

Junior Tennis Clinic U.S. Professional Tennis Association instructors teach children the fundamentals of tennis, and develop their speed, agility, concentration, core strength, stamina, and mental toughness at the same time. June 7-11, June 21-25, July 26-30, and Aug. 9-13, 1-4pm. Pershing Park, 100 E. Castillo St. Ages 8-14. $134/$122 RDC.

Hi Performance Junior Tennis Clinic For the intermediate to advanced player, this clinic helps develop proper stroke mechanics and refines effective tactics and strategies through rigorous drills and point play. For players preparing for high school and U.S. Tennis Association tournaments. July 26-30, Aug. 9- 13. 9am-12pm. Municipal Tennis Facility, 1414 Park Pl. Ages 10-15.$149/$135 RDC.

Call 564-5573 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Turf and Surf

If you enjoy sports and the beach, join this great summer camp to play: Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis, flag football, soccer, archery, whiffleball, baseball, dodgeball, kickball, boogie boarding, fishing, and swimming just for starters.

One-week sessions include field trip and camp T-shirt. June 14-18; June 21-25, July 19-23, July 26-30, 9am-4pm. Pershing Park. Ages 8-14. $165/$150 RDC. Call 564-5422 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun. Extended day program is available for this camp for an extra fee for families needing before and/or after camp supervision.

UCSB Gauchos Boys Basketball Camp

After the Gauchos’ great season this year in the Big West conference, your child will enjoy learning basketball from UCSB Head Coach Bob Williams and some of the Gaucho players themselves, on the same campus court that the team plays! Children will be taught offense and defense skills, and have a swim break every day.

Mon-Fri., 9am-4:30pm. June 14-18 and August 16-20. UCSB Thunderdome. Ages 6-15. Call 893-3435.

UCSB Junior Lifeguards

Participate in a fun program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first-aid and ocean safety skills, and environmental awareness. Co-ed camp. All instructors are certified beach lifeguards. Tryout required: swim underwater 10 yards, tread water 3 minutes, 100-yard swim in 2:20.

Tryouts: Apr. 17, 12-3pm; May 16, 3-5pm; and June 7, time TBA, at UCSB RecCen. Two camp sessions: Mon.-Fri., June 21-July 16, and July 19-Aug. 13, 8:30am-1:30pm. UCSB Campus Point Beach. Ages 8-17. $340/session or $560/both sessions, scholarships available. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Swim Lessons

Group and private summer swim lessons available at S.B.’s most prestigious university.

Two-week sessions beginning June 14. UCSB RecCen. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Surf and Kayak Camp

Boys and girls in the Surf and Kayak Camp will teach boys and girls to surf, kayak, stand-up paddle, snorkel, and paddleboard, while enjoying beach activities and environmental education. No experience necessary; all instructors are certified beach lifeguards.

Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm. Ten one-week sessions between June 14-Aug. 20. UCSB Campus Point Beach. Ages 9-15. $105/session plus one-time $15 rashguard fee. Call 893-3913.

Westmont Warrior Summer Sports Camps

Develop motor skills for a lifelong involvement in sports. Boys and girls of all skill levels get instruction in a variety of sports skills and individual coaching. Campers will experience Westmont’s new athletic facilities and work with collegiate coaches in a safe, healthy environment.

Various camps available for several different sports, June 7-Aug. 6:

• Archery and Badminton (co-ed) July 5-9 (ages 7-14).
• Baseball (co-ed) July 26-30 (ages 6-14).
• Basketball (co-ed): July 5-9, July 12-16, 9am-3pm (ages 7-14).
• Girls’ Basketball June 28-July 2 (ages 7-12).
• Girls’ Soccer Aug. 2-6 (ages 5-12).
• Girls’ Volleyball June 21-25 (ages 8-12).
• Soccer (co-ed) July 26-30 (ages 5-11).
• Sports Skills June 7-11, June 14-18, and June 21-25 (ages 5-9).
• Tennis (co-ed) July 12-16 and July 19-23 (ages 7-12).
• Track and Field (co-ed) July 19-23 (ages 5-12).

All camps run 9am-1pm except for both coed Basketball Camps, which run 9am-3pm; extended care available, $5/hour per child. $215/session. Call 565-6110 or register online at westmont.edu/sports/camps.

Youth Aquatics

American Red Cross-based swim programs for children ranging in age from 6 months-12 years incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, vital water safety skills, and how to have fun in an aquatic environment.

Mon.-Fri. Two-week sessions based on age and abilities beginning June 14. Ortega Park Pool (600 N. Salsipuedes St.) and Los Banos Pool (401 Shoreline Dr.). $60/$55 RDC; scholarships are available. Call 966-6110 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com for a detailed schedule.

Zodo’s Kids Bowl Free

Bring your camp, family, or group to Zodo’s this summer and enjoy our Kidz Bowl Free summer promotion.

June 14-Sept. 30. Call 967-0128 or visit zodos.com for applicable times and days, or for more info.


AHA! Academy of Healing Arts for Teens

AHA! helps teens using an innovative curriculum focusing on self-expression, team-building, empathy training, emotional intelligence workshops, and diversity appreciation. The organization’s action-oriented summer program includes creative expression through art, writing, outdoor activities, community service, and rock ’n’ roll performance as well as activities that help develop social and emotional learning, reduce prejudice, and help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others.

Mon.-Thu., June 21-Aug. 7, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Jefferson Hall, Unitarian Society, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Ages 14-20. Call 882-2424 or visit ahasb.com.

Safety Town Counselor-in-Training Summer Program

Teen counselors-in-training will assist young campers at Safety Town Children’s Camp, which teaches kids ages 5-6 about all aspects of safety through games and songs. A fun way for teens to earn 25 volunteer hours in one week.

One-week sessions, June 7-July 26. Multiple sites in S.B., Goleta, and Carpinteria. Call 252-7998 for more info or visit sbsafetytown.org to apply.

Santa Ynez Family YMCA Counselor-in-Training Camp

High school teens get on-the-job training at the YMCA’s summer day camps for kids. This leadership training program gives would-be counselors training in how to work with others, supervise children, interview, fundraise, resolve conflicts, be a good role model, and teach a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 4-11 CITs will be in a safe and structured environment, and if accepted, will be eligible to be certified in CPR and first aid, and possibly put their skills to the test as a CIT at the Sequoia Resident Camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Pre-camp trainings held on weekends between May 21-June 12; summer camps held June 14-Aug. 20. $250. Call 686-2037 or visit www.ciymca.org.

Twelve35 Teen Center Day Programs

Drop-in and check out S.B.’s teens-only facility, where teens have access to XBOX 360m, PS3, Wii, full DDR system, air hockey, pool tables, foosball, free wi-fi, a snack bar, and a recording studio. Weekly activities, classes, and special events include hip-hop classes, healthy options program, law and youth rights, choices for women, pool tournaments, and community service opportunities.

Teen Ctr. hours (school year): Mon.-Thu., 2:30-7pm; Fri., 2:30-9pm; Sat.1-6pm; summer break hours 2-7pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays. 1235 Chapala St. Call 882-1235 or view sbparksandrecreation.com/teens.

Up Stage Left Productions Performing Arts for Teens

Intensive performing arts workshop for teens culminating in three full performances of a Broadway show, under the leadership of director Cheri Steinkellner and producers Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace. Audition required.

June 5-27. Camp held at S.B. Dance Arts and Goleta Valley Junior High. Call 570-5102.

Volleyball with City Parks & Rec.

• 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. Doubles, six-person team play, correct ball handling, passing, setting and hitting, team strategy, and understanding technique are all part of the curriculum. One-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-12pm, begin June 7. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Ages 9-17. $126/$115 RDC.

• Advanced Beach Volleyball Take your game to the next level by learning advanced techniques and drills for doubles play with Brant Lee. Mon. and Wed., July 5-28, 6-8pm. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Ages 16+. $72/$64 RDC.

• AAA Beach Volleyball Clinic This new beach volleyball clinic targets high school-aged male and female players with advanced skills, only 16 participants per class. Coach Jon Lee and guest AVP-level players focus on tournament level doubles and competition strategy, skills, and training. Daily competitions and match play games with evaluation and feedback. One-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 9am-12pm, begin June 7. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Ages 14-18. $148/$135 RDC.

Call 897-2680 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Earn your certification to teach all levels of swimming to all ages. This course is a great way to learn teaching techniques while improving stroke development and swimming skills. Must pass pre-test to participate.

Three sessions: May 4-6, 6-10pm; May 8-9, 8am-5pm; May 11-12, 6-10pm. Los Banos Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Call 966-6110 or register online at sbparksandrecreation.com.

The Write Foot

The Write Foot summer experience incorporates an interactive, structured approach to prepare recent high school graduates and seniors to be immediately proficient in college composition. By utilizing community resources, authentic writing tasks, and writer’s workshop principles, students will expand their ability to engage in critical thinking, expository writing, and academic discourse. The flexible curriculum reflects the instructor’s experience in education from elementary through university levels.

Tue.-Thu., 9am-noon. Three sessions: July 20-22, July 27-29, and Aug. 3-5. For recent high school graduates and seniors. Call 570-1488 or email thewritefoot@yahoo.com.

Writing the College Essay and Interviewing to Succeed for Teens

Every high school senior needs to submit a top-notch essay to gain admittance to college. Join Matt Struckmeyer, Dunn assistant college counselor and English department chair, in a 15-hour workshop where teens will choose from among all their life experiences a moment that shows how they think and feel, what they believe in and are capable of, while learning how to make specific, personal experiences resonate with a broad audience. Time will also be spent preparing for and answering typical interview questions.

July 5-9 or July 12-16, 9am-noon. Located at the Dunn School in Los Olivos. Grades 11-12. $175/session. Call 688-6417 or visit dunnschool.org.


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