All Listings — Summer Camp 2018


Aerial Dance Conservatory
The S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance will immerse students in performance development of floor-to-air movement. Students will participate in a comprehensive and high-energy pedagogy of skill and technical development on trapeze, lyra, fabrics, corde, and sling. Students will also practice creative development in choreography and contemporary movement. Each one-week intensive will culminate in a full-length ensemble performance for the community.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Session 1: June 25-29. Session 2: July 2-6. Session 3: July 9-13. Session 4: July 23-27. Session 5: July 30-Aug. 3. $500/session. S.B. Centre for Aerial Dance, 810 E. Gutierrez St., Ste. B. Call 284-8785.

Afternoon Disney Dance Camps
This one-week children’s creative project in dance is open to boys and girls and includes a class performance on the last day. There will be lessons in ballet, arts and crafts, and a performance, as well as snack time.
Ages 3-6+. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 pm. Frozen Theme: June 11-15. Jungle BookTheme: Aug. 13-17. $160 (before June 1)-$180. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Apples to Zucchini Cooking School
Your child is invited to enjoy chopping, slicing, measuring, and stirring to create several yummy dishes alongside educators and skilled volunteers. Students will work in small groups to prepare and then share meals together at lunch time, followed by afternoon field trips focused on culinary fun. Pickup and drop-off will be at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute.
Grades 4-6. Mon.-Fri., Jul. 30-Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. $300. Teaching Kitchen, SDRI, 2219 Bath St., 3rd fl. Call 705-1777 or email

Art by the Sea
The Carpinteria Arts Center offers seven weeks of summer day camp full of fine-art creation and the performing arts. Camp includes materials, supplies, snacks, and a T-shirt.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 25-Aug. 10. Full day: 9am-3pm; half day: 9am-12:30pm, fine arts, or 12:30-3pm, performing arts. $125-250/week. Carpinteria Arts Ctr., 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Call 684-7789 or email

Art Camp S.B.
This magical outdoor setting will inspire creative thinking and unique hands-on play. Along with daily park picnics and canyon hikes, the campers will enjoy a variety of arts-and-crafts projects, from paint, clay, and fabric, to percussion circles, dance breaks, and mask mimes. This summer will be a wonderland of artsy exploration!
Kids’ Camp: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 18-22, July 9-13, and Aug. 6-10. Teen Camp: Ages 13-16. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 13-17, 9am-2:30pm. $195/week; $350 for siblings. The Woods Art Studio, 4597 Camino Molinero. Call (646) 369-7277.

Art Explorers Summer Camps 2018
Grab your passport to the Fantastic Beasts art camp, discover treasure at Pirate Camp, discover your superhero talent, try out filmmaking with stop-motion explosion, discover special effects, learn to sew and make patterns, and experience the great masters of art and engineering hands-on. Let your imagination run wild with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Enchanted Creatures art-themed camps as well as EXTREME Art and Famous Faces/Famous Places.
Youth (grades K-1): Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Grades 1-6: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. Teens (grades 6-9): Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. $245-$360/week; multi-week and sibling discounts. Pre- and post-care available. Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Dr.; Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2, Goleta.

Art Impact Summer Camps
Offering 11-1 week thematic art sessions, from 9am to 3pm. Morning care 8-9am and afternoon care 3-5pm are available ($15/hr, available, 1 hour blocks, no partial hours). No after care hours Fridays.
Artists ages 5-13, $400./per wk. CIT’s ages 14-17 and siblings and referrals, $385./per wk. Spots can be reserved with a $150 deposit. The remainder is due May 1st. Registration after May 20th… add $50. 3803 Connie Wy. Call 805.448.6289.

Art Studio 4 Kids 
This camp is a fun and enriching program that will educate, inspire, and entertain creative young minds. The workshops offer children the opportunity to explore a variety of art projects such as drawing, painting, sculpture, papier-mâché, sewing, tie-dye, batik, and printmaking. Projects never repeat!
Grades 1-6. Five weekly sessions: June 11-July 20. 9am-2pm. $295/week. Vieja Valley Elementary School, 434 Nogal Dr. Call 689-8993 or email

Ballet Dance Intensive: Coppelius and the Enchanted Dolls
Campers will take lessons in ballet technique, character dance, pre-pointe, pointe, variation dance, set design, and costume design with experience in an accelerated format of training in performance and technique. This two-week program will culminate in a short production of Coppelius and the Enchanted Dolls. There will be field trips to a museum and parks. An MTD bus pass may be required.
Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 12, 11am-5:30pm. $650 (if paid before June 1); $800; $350/week. Performances Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12, 2pm. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Boxtales High School Theatre Camp
Take your acting to the next level in this three-week intensive in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration, ending with an original production of the Ramayana.
Ages 13-18. July 9-27. Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm; Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or email

Boxtales Summer Theatre Camp
Campers take a three-week journey in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, and collaboration, ending with an original production of Cupid and Psyche.
Ages 8-13. June 18-July 6. Mon.-Thu., 9am-3:30pm; Fri., 9am-12:30pm. $750. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Call 962-1142 or email

Dancekids Program
Dancekids mini-camps and classes include jazz dance, ballet, creative movement hip-hop, drama, and fitness.
Ages 3-8. Mon.-Thu, June 18-Aug. 6. $51-$153. Call (408) 836-8559 or email

Destination Dance
Build confidence, make friends, have fun, and learn proper technique with an amazing staff. Age-appropriate classes for beginning to advanced-level dancers work toward weekly performances in a positive environment. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, and each week brings something new: aerial, tumbling, ballet, and more. Plus, there are star-studded master classes, themed mini-camps and classes, Discovery Sessions, and Triple Threat Camp. Lunch will be available through the S.B. Unified School District’s Summer Food Program. The staff is CPR and first-aid certified.
Ages 2-teen. Mon.-Thu., June 11-Aug. 16. Morning, afternoon, drop-in, and all-day sessions. $17-$340. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr., 531 E. Cota St. Call 966-5299.

Disney — Peter Pan Dance Camp
This four-week children’s creative project in dance is open to boys and girls and includes a class performance on the last day. There will be lessons in ballet, arts and crafts, and a performance.
Ages 6-18+. Mon.-Fri., July 2-29, 11am-5:30 pm. $875 (before June 1); $1,000. Inspire Dance S.B., 4141 State St., Ste. F-6. Call 770-5295.

Ensemble Theatre Company Young Actors Conservatory
Join Santa Barbara’s professional resident theater company for three weeks of exciting hands-on training with master actors and theater artists in the beautiful New Vic, led by Director of Education Marcus Giamatti. With a curriculum that focuses on principles of acting, movement, voice, improv, and other key elements of theater training, ETC’s Young Actors Conservatory is Santa Barbara’s premier summer theater program for young and aspiring artists with a passion for delving deeper into the craft of theater!
Grades 9-12. Mon.-Fri., July 10-27, 10am-4pm. $999; scholarships available. New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Email

Fiesta Parade Summer Camp
Music, dance, costumes, and crafts end with participation in the parade. Help decorate the float, learn songs and dances to perform in the parade, and be showered with flowers by family, friends, and onlookers.
Ages 4-12. Mon.-Sat., June 18-23 or July 30-Aug 4, 9am-noon. $150/week. Aftercare available. Westside Dance Studios, 2009 De la Vina St. Call 637-8773.

French Language and Cultural Exposure Camp
Learn to speak French using the perfect mix of intellectual learning and physical activity. After School Languages presents this fun-filled camp where your little ones will be introduced to the French language and culture through dance, games, songs, and arts.
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri.; July 16-20, noon-3pm; Aug. 6-10, 9am-noon. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $230; full day: $395. Toddler classes for ages 2-4 also available. Call 699-6705 or email

Girls Rock S.B. Amplify Sleep Away Camp
Girls will spend each week focusing on one of five tracks: playing music, practicing photography and filmmaking, music production, deejaying, or journalism.
Ages 10-16. Sun-Sat.; June 24-30, July 1-7, July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28, and July 29-Aug. 4. $1250/week with code INDY18 until Apr. 15; $1,350/week-$7,100/six weeks after Apr. 15; scholarships available. Ojai Valley School Upper Campus, 10820 Reeves Rd., Ojai. Call 861-8128.

Girls Rock S.B. Summer Day Camp
Learn to play an instrument or rock the instrument you already play, form a band, write an original song, and perform. Nonmusical tracks in photography and filmmaking and in music journalism will also be offered.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri.; July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, and Aug. 13-17; 9am-3pm. $299/week with code INDY18 until Apr. 15; $375/week after Apr. 15. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 861-8128.

Goleta School of Ballet Dance Camp
Students will take classes in ballet technique, stretch, repertory, musical theater, and dance history and will also make sewing and craft projects. The 2018 program ends with a performance on July 7 at Center Stage Theater. Camp is open to students in Levels 2-6.
Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 7, 9am-2:30pm. July 7 performance at Center Stage Theater. $675/three-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

Goleta School of Ballet Summer Primary Program
This four-week summer session is designed to introduce young students to the Goleta School of Ballet’s Primary Program.
Wed., July 11-Aug. 1. Ages 4-5: 3:15-4pm; ages 6-7: 4-4:45pm. $60/four classes. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

Goleta School of Ballet Summer Intensive
This intensive will focus on classical ballet technique and culminate in a performance at Center Stage Theater on August 10. Intensive is open to students in pre-elementary, elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Guest teachers include Leta Biasucci, soloist dancer for Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Mon.-Fri., July 9-Aug. 10, 9am-3pm. Aug. 10 performance at Center Stage Theater. $1,250/five-week program. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. Call 328-3823.

Goodland Woodworking Camps
These camps were created to offer the youth of our community the opportunity to enrich their interest, knowledge, and skill in the world of carpentry and woodworking. Maximum of 16 campers allowed for each camp.
Grades 5-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31-Aug. 4; 9am-noon (half day). $185/week. Rm. T4, Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Call 403-0917.

Granada Theatre Video/Multimedia Workshop
Students will learn to use video cameras and editing software to create short films for community nonprofits. Past projects have included videos for The Granada Theatre, S.B. Zoo, DAWG, and more. Participants can earn up to 48 hours of community service for the projects they create.
Grades 8-12. Mon. and Wed., June 11-Aug. 15, 3-5pm. $165. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Call Jennie at 452-7069 or email Dance Camp
Gustafson Dance offers a variety of summer programs for all ages, complete with a variety of dance forms, art, and more. All programs culminate in a performance.
Musical Theatre Intensive: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., June 12-23, 9am-3:30pm. Junior Intensive: Ages 8-16. Mon.-Fri., July 24-Aug. 4, 9am-3:30pm. Mary Poppins Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-18, 9am-noon. Mary Poppins Dance Camp: Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-18, 9am-3:30pm. Under the Sea Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 9am-noon. Frozen Mini Dance Camp: Ages 3-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 21-25, 9am-noon. $200-$550. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. Call 563-3262.

Jensen’s Summer Guitar RockCamp
Jensen’s RockCamp is a full-day, weeklong music camp. RockCampers will have fun learning to play music, and beginners will get a free electric guitar. All sessions end with a performance for parents and friends. Campers will learn what it takes to be a musical performer from someone who’s done it.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri. $499/week. Dates, times, and location TBA. Call 687-4027.

Momentum Summer Dance Camps
Fill your summer with dancing fun with Momentum’s eight different dance camps! Regardless of your age or skill level, there is a sizzlin’-hot dance camp for everyone, including jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, and ballet in a high-energy and encouraging environment. Our fun and fanciful camps combine dance, arts and crafts, and imagination with an end-of-the-week performance that will feature a new theme every week! Boys and girls welcome.
Ages 3-teen. Mon-Fri., June 25-Aug. 17, 9am-4pm. Early drop-off available. $225-$250/week. Momentum Dance Company, 316-A State St. Call 364-1638 or email

Natural Artists Camp
Explore nature and make art projects in this fun week at Arroyo Burro Beach and Art From Scrap. Campers will bird watch, go on treasure hunts, and incorporate natural patterns and materials into their art. Projects include dyeing with indigo and creating colorful plant pigments. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 25-29, 9am-3pm. $260; $240/sibling. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

The Nick Rail Summer Band Camp
The Nick Rail Summer Band Camp is a well-established music program that provides campers the opportunity to continue their musical learning. This camp includes concert band and sectional instruction. 
Ages 9-13. Mon., Tue., Thu., June 18-July 12. Beginner: 8-9am; Intermediate: 8-10am; Advanced: 10am-noon. $95 (until Apr. 30); $125 (starting May 1). Scholarships available. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 284-9125.

Learn photography and writing and create a fun blog with all your new skills. There will be daily photography field trips around town.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 18-22 and June 25-29, 8:30am-2pm. $179. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Call 895-1153.

Rockshop Academy
Students will engage in a week of intensive exposure, learning band performance, basic writing techniques, band marketing, and imaging. Students will form bands, learn about song composition and arrangement, and perform a live concert every Friday at 4 p.m., with the guidance of the Rockshop Academy pros and advisors.
Ages 17 and under. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 3, 10am-4pm. $399/week. Early enrollment and sibling discounts available. Rockshop Academy, 1109 De la Vina St. Call 770-5467.

Santa Barbara Film Camp
For the third year in a row, Santa Barbara Film Camp is offering its week-long production camp where groups of 7-10 kids (split in groups; ages 10-13 and 13-16) will team up to craft one short film throughout the week, taking on different roles such as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, etc., and working with high quality camera equipment, lenses, and sound gear. Camp will be led by , USC film production graduate and current working professional, Nathaniel Grotenhuis. Other working professionals will be invited as guest speakers and demonstrators. The week will end with a pool party. 
Ages 10-16. Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. July 16-20. $195. Santa Barbara Film Camp, 1225 Via Brigitte. Call 570-5705.

S.B. Festival Ballet Summer Dance Programs
A variety of summer camps, with some culminating with a performance, will be offered. 
Pas de Seuss: Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 6; performance July 6. $500 (if paid by May 15); $550 (after May 15). Intermediate and Advanced Intensive: Aug. 13-17, 10am-3:30pm. $400. Intermediate and Advanced classes throughout July. Discount for early registration. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019-B Chapala St. Call 966-0711 or email Film Camp
In partnership with the United Boys & Girls Clubs of S.B. County, the S.B. International Film Festival is thrilled to present the third annual Film Camp, an educational summer program for underserved youth. Campers are taught the art of filmmaking, working in production teams to write and create their own short films.
Ages 12-16. Mon.-Sat., June 18-23. Camp Whittier, 2400 State Rte. 154. Sign up at your local United Boys & Girls Club of S.B. County or call 681-1315.

SBIFF Summer Production Program for Teens
The S.B. International Film Festival’s new four-week production program is designed for students entering their senior year and applying to film schools. Students will receive instruction on what schools look for and then write and create their own shorts. They can build their portfolio by crewing on other shorts and receive a letter of recommendation.
Grade 12. Mon-Thu., June 25-July 19, 9am-1pm. $500. Applications accepted beginning in April. Email

S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends
Weekly full- or half-day camps with dynamic and intimate settings for music, dance, singing, and yoga instruction in groups of only 8-10 kids, where your camper will get ample personal attention. Children can play the xylophone, recorder, drums, and keyboard and learn multicultural music, including dance, all in the key of fun!
Ages 3-10. Mon.- Fri., June 18-Aug. 24. Full day, full week: 9am-4pm, $400. Half day, full week: 9am-1pm, $240; 1-4pm, $180. Drop-in days available if camp is not full for $50 half day, $100 full day. S.B. Kindermusik, First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Call 680-0749.

S.B. Museum of Art: Art Camp
Each exciting week is focused on a different art technique, such as building magical machines and fantasy structures or playing with scale, size, and subject matter in drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-3pm. $250 (SBMA members), $300 (nonmembers). SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441.

S.B. Museum of Art: Ceramics Camp
These weeklong, full-day camps introduce sculptural and functional ceramic and include hand building, wheel throwing, finishing, and glazing techniques around age-appropriate, always-new themes. Class size is limited to 13.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-3pm. $300 (members), $350 (nonmembers). SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Call 884-6441.

S.B. Summer Stock Youth Theater Camp
S.B. Summer Stock, a creative, community-based, nonprofit youth theater company, will stage a production of the much-loved Pinocchio. Come act, dance, and sing your way along the adventure as the theater is transformed into Geppetto’s workshop, Trouble Island, and a whale’s mouth.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Thu., June 18-July 14, 9am-1:30pm. Performance: Thu.-Sat., July 12-14. $650. Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 284-6114.

Sew Much Fun
Where Kids Love to Sew! This award-winning sewing/design program teaches boys and girls the safe way to use a sewing machine. Projects include Scottie Dogs ~ Darling Dolphins ~ Cute Cats ~ Travel Pillows ~ Princess Crowns ~ Pirate Hats ~ Beach Bags ~ Pajama Pants ~ American Girl doll clothes and More! Sewing machines will be provided.
Kindergarten and up. Flexible times; Call to arrange. Fees start at $150/6 lessons. Overpass Rd. Call (805)450-7129 or email

Showstoppers Musical Theatre Summer Programs
Showstoppers is an educational and fun musical theater experience for children. Each session is a show, with costumes, lights, and sound reinforcement in the La Colina Junior High Auditorium.
Session 1: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ages 4-6 or 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 11-22, 9am-2pm. $375-$425. Session 2: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ages 4-6 or 7-13. Mon.-Fri., June 18-29, 9am-2pm. $375-$425. Session 3: Teen Ensemble Production, TBD. June 15-July 28. $550. Call 314-1221 or email

Spanish Language and Cultural Exposure Camp
Learn to speak Spanish using the perfect mix of intellectual learning and physical activity. After School Languages presents this fun-filled camp where your little ones will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture through dance, games, songs, and arts.
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20, 9am-noon, and Aug. 6-10, noon-3pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $230; full-day: $395. Toddler classes for ages 2-4 also available. Call 699-6705 or email

Stage Left Productions Presents: Footloose
Shana Lynch Arthurs and Steven Lovelace will teach intensive training in audition technique, physical comedy, characterization, vocal technique, dance, and set and costume design and construction. There is a Technical Track available, where students will learn about lights, sound, backstage training, and more. Camp culminates with four performances of Footloose.
Ages 10-17. Mon.-Fri., June 25-July 23, 1-6:15pm. $775. Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 965-0880 or email

Stage Left Junior
Emphasizes exploration and self-expression through the creative arts of performance as well as cooking! Under the direction of Steven Lovelace and Shana Lynch Arthurs, small-group classes include singing, dancing, acting and cooking. Camp culminates with a final performance and a kid-created cookbook.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-15, 9am-3pm. Extended hours available. $275/week. Peabody School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 570-1661 or email

Teen Arts Mentorship
This program offers in-depth arts enrichment for aspiring visual arts and writing students who are seriously considering pursuing advanced study and careers in art, performance, and literature. Work in small groups with a professional artist to produce portfolio-quality work, learn presentation and exhibition techniques, and explore career opportunities with artists and writers from the community. This summer’s classes are Printmaking, Large Scale Abstract Painting, 3D Painting, Collage/Drawing, and Watercolor Painting.
Ages 13-18. Mid-June to August. $100. Various artist studios and colleges in S.B. Call 965-7321.

Through The Lens Summer Camp
This two-week program is dedicated to teaching middle school students the basics of film production. Students will collaborate to shoot, edit, and produce a scene from a popular movie, gaining experience in cinematography, production, and film editing.
Ages 12-14. Mon.-Fri., June 18-29 and July 9-20, 9am-2pm. $1,000/two weeks. MAD Academy, 905 N. Nopal St. Call 966-7918.

TV Santa Barbara Youth Media Camp
Spend a week exploring media production at TVSB. Learn how to create your own video, use green-screen technology like in the movies, add sound effects, and edit your video to air on TVSB!
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-15, July 9-13, and July 30-Aug. 3; 9am-5pm. Extended hours available. $325/week. TVSB Media Access Ctr., 329 S. Salinas St. Call 571-1721.

Young Singers Club Voice Camps
Fun afternoon solo voice classes and private lessons are available for all ages. Classes culminate in a live (optional) performance on August 4 at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
June 25-Aug. 4. Disney/Broadway: Ages 5-8. Tue. and Thu., 3:45-4:45pm. Contemporary/Broadway: Ages 9-13. Mon. and Wed., 5-6pm. $275. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. Call 280-9802.


Architecture, City Planning and Economics with LEGO
Design and build according to plans and specifications, build a city with infrastructure, learn zoning mechanics, trade inventions, and exchange money and learn economics. 
Ages 8-10. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 25-29, 9am-2:30pm. $260/week. The Architectural Foundation of S.B., 229 E. Victoria St. Call (408) 210-5174.

Architecture Engineering 101
Design and build a mini structure with concrete and wood and learn the basics of structural and civil engineering. Decorate the interior with elegant material and real lights, and decorate the landscape with a pool and play structure.
Ages 11-18. Mon.-Fri., July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3, 9am-2:30pm. $275/week. The Architectural Foundation of S.B., 229 E. Victoria St. Call (408) 210-5174.

Beach Explorers
A week of outdoor fun at Arroyo Burro Beach. Campers will explore their natural surroundings, go tide pooling, learn about native plants, hike to the Douglas Preserve, play games, and create art with natural materials. Perfect for campers who love to play outside and enjoy nature! Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10, 9am-3pm. $260; $240/sibling. Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

California Learning Center Camps/Programs
California Learning Center has several camps and programs dedicated to academics, college prep, and enrichment. Take part in its signature Math Madness camp for entering 4th-7th graders, Creative Writing & Illustrating camp for 4th-7th graders, Writer’s Block Workshop for 6th-8th graders, PSAT and SAT prep courses, college essay days, college application workshop, private college counseling, academic advising, and one-on-one tutoring.
Ages 6-20. Mon.-Fri., June 25-Aug. 17. Times and prices vary. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Call 563-1579 or email

Camp GObotics
Using Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 systems, students learn and apply engineering, math, coding, and teamwork skills to create unique automated and remote-controlled robotic vehicles, sumo robots, battle robots, or a functioning mini amusement park. Students get the excitement of head-to-head competition while developing an understanding of the design cycle.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29. $175/half-day week; $325/full-day week. Multi-week and sibling discounts available. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Ln. Call 245-0288.

Cate Summer Institute
Spend a week devoted to academics, leadership, and the outdoors. Your days will be full of excitement: experiential education, making friends from around the world, experiencing the ropes course, and sleeping in dorms overlooking the Pacific.
Grades 7-8. Sun.-Sat., June 17-23 and 24-30. $1,850/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x134.

Destination Science
The fun science day camp for curious kids! Our top-notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! All-new week-long programs include Science Makers & Inventors Camp, Amusement Park Science Camp, Transforming Robots Camp, and Rovers Rocketing to Space Camp! Enroll by April 31 and save!
Ages 5-11. Mon.-Fri.; June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, and July 16-20; 9am-3pm. $329/week. Foothill Elementary School, 711 Ribera Dr. Call (888) 909-2822.

Get Ahead Program (GAP) Summer School
Students entering grades 9-12 can earn 5-10 units of high school credit in class or online during the summer, acquiring the flexibility to take more advanced classes or more electives in the next school year. Most courses meet A-G requirements. Students can also take courses for noncredit.
Ages 12-18. Mon.-Thu., June 18-July 26, 8am-1:20pm. $295/five-unit course; $545/10-unit course. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Call 284-9125.

iD Tech Camps
Learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI, and more! This summer, your child can make friends as they master new tech skills and join a community of 350,000 alumni.
Ages 7-17. June 25-Aug. 3. Weekly, day, and overnight programs. $899-$1,828. UCSB. Call (844) 788-1858.

Invent. Make. Play!
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Field trips to MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, will inspire campers’ imagination and innovation. In Session 1: Air, Water, Ground, campers will discover how humans build machines to fly like birds and float like whales and then engineer their own and test them out in the natural world. In Session 2: Machines, campers will investigate machines in our world and take them apart to see what’s inside. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. Session 1: July 9-13. Session 2: July 16-20. $260; $240/sibling. Extended care available. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St.; Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr.; and MOXI, 125 State St. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

Math Academy
This camp includes individual sessions designed to help students increase math skills. Offered are an assessment, one-on-one tutoring sessions twice a week, and an online program. Scheduling is flexible.
Elementary, junior high, and high school students. Mon.-Thu., June 18-Aug. 9, 2:30-6pm. $530/16 sessions. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or email

Math Camp at S.B. Family School
This is a fun, hands-on exploration of creative mathematics for kids who enjoy math. Weekly themes include Magic, Art, Codes, Sports, Games, Money, and Infinity. The camp is run by a math team coach and math circle leader with more than 20 years of experience.
Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 17. Morning and afternoon sessions available. $190-$420/week. Discounts available through Apr. 30 and May 31. Goleta. Call 680-9950.

One World Explore Summer Day Camp
Children will spend quality time discovering world cultures by enjoying games, crafts, songs, and eye-popping facts from highlighted countries each week. Campers will learn about the customs, greetings, famous places, history, food, and culture of the continent. Each camp will include a STEM project that teaches children how an iconic structure (like the Eiffel Tower) or machine (like a windmill) from a highlighted country works. Campers will receive a passport to collect stamps and “buy” prizes at the end of the week.
Mon.-Fri. Asia: July 23-27; Africa: July 30-Aug. 3; Europe: Aug. 6-10. Ages 6-8: 9-11:30am; ages 9-12: 12:30-3pm. $145/week. Call 364-4328 or email

Presidio Archaeology Camp
Discover Santa Barbara history this summer by excavating the fort that founded our city in 1782. Campers will learn basic excavation techniques and artifact processing methods from archaeologists and will have the opportunity to excavate portions of the Spanish fort and the early 20th-century home of our Japanese community.
Ages 11-15. Mon.-Fri., July 9-13, 9am-1pm. $225 (lunch included). El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 965-0093.

Robot City
Calling all engineers! Come help build Robot City—the city of the future! Design architecture, build it from your plans,and add power to make it come alive. Create 3D-printed add-ons, and then fill the city with real robots that move and interact using your code. Experienced mentors will help and teach you along the way.
Ages 9—12. Mon.-Fri., Half day: 8 am – 12 pm, June 25-29, $250 (includes take-home tech kit), Providence Lower Campus, 3723 Modoc Road. Call 563-4770.

SBHS Computer Science Academy Creative Computing Camps
Week 1: Art & Design is the perfect introduction to programming, where you will learn to design digital art through code and to design images and animations. Week 2: Basic Web Design is the perfect introduction to web design, HTML, and CSS, where you will learn to create web pages from scratch.
Grades 6-8. Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Week 1: June 11-15. Week 2: June 18-22. $150/week. S.B. High School, Rm. 25, 701 E. Anapamu St. Email

S.B. STEM Camp at Peabody Charter School
Have fun discovering concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, coding, and engineering through exciting hands-on activities. Children may build electrical circuits, prepare food from scratch, and explore engineering challenges! Specially designed learning experiences will be taught by awesome, credentialed teachers!
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 18-22 and 25-29, 8:30am-2:30pm. $260/week. Peabody Charter School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Call 455-9152 or email

Social Justice Leadership Academy
This camp will give students grades 5-8 the opportunity to develop leadership skills that focus on social justice issues and community advocacy. Students will be mentored through the process of selecting a community project for action and change. The curriculum for the program is called What Matters Most and has been used for the past three years with local high school students. 
Grades 5-8. Mon.-Fri., July 9-13 and 16-20, 8:30am-2pm. $179/week. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or email

STEM Camp for Girls
Participate in fun hands-on projects, increase math skills, and learn computer coding, engineering, and environmental science.
Ages 10-13. Mon.-Fri., June 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 3, 8:30am-2pm. $179/week. Gateway Educational Services Learning Ctr., 4850-C Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 895-1153 or email

Summer Literacy Experience
This literacy camp offers an innovative environment for kids to develop literacy skills while also engaging in hands-on creation and exploration. Over four weeks, students work in small groups on a variety of collaborative reading, writing, and discussion-based activities.
Grades 1-7. Mon.-Thu., July 9-Aug. 2, 9am-noon. $400/four weeks. McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic, UCSB. Call 893-7905 or email Scientific Summer Day Camps 2018
Inspire passion for the world of STEAM: science, engineering, robotics, art, and technology! More than 40 different, hands-on, minds-on day camps in biology, chemistry, cooking, archaeology, visual arts, digital games, robotics, programming, engineering, 3D printing, forensics, technology, medicine, astronomy, and oceanography will spark the imagination and interest of kids. There will be weekly themes, take-home projects, exceptional teaching staff, and discovery-based learning. Science was never this much fun!
June 11-Aug. 10, Grades K-1: Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm. Grades 1-6: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. Grades 6-9: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. $245-$360/week. Multi-week and sibling discount; pre- and post-care available. Vieja Valley Elementary School, 434 Nogal Dr., and Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave., Ste. 2.

Young Writers Camp (YWC)
Fun activities, guest authors, and walking field trips inspire creative writing in half-day classes that nurture imagination and maximize learning. Groups of 20-25 students are led by a team of two credentialed teachers to engage in writing groups, public speaking, and a variety of writing genres.
UCSB Creative Writing: Grades 3-9. Mon.-Fri., July 9-20, 9am-12:30pm. UCSB Creative Writing in Digital Spaces: Grades 7-9. Mon.-Fri., July 9-20, 9am-12:30pm. Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Creative Writing: Grades 4-9. Mon.-Fri., July 16-27, 9am-12:30pm. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. $325 by Apr. 30; $350 by May 30; $375 after May 30. Call 893-5899 or email


AHA! Summer Program 2018
Through an innovative, experiential curriculum, participants ages 14-19 build social and emotional awareness, knowledge, and understanding; learn skills for conflict resolution; engage in creative arts, outdoor activities, and connection circles; gain a better understanding of how their “teen brains” operate; earn community service credits toward graduation; and, most important, have lots of fun. Choose between the morning or afternoon groups, which meet Monday-Wednesday; on Thursday, both groups come together to enjoy the beach or other outdoor activities.
Ages 14-19. Mon.-Thu., June 18-July 12, 9 am-noon or 2-5pm. Donation based. AHA!, 1209 De la Vina St., Ste. A. Call 770-7200 or email

Aussie Adventure
Meet the zoo’s Australian animals, like koala, kookaburra, and more! Learn about the diversity of animals and their habitats in the land “down under.”
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 9-13, July 23-27, and Aug. 6-10; 9am-3pm. $270/week (members); $310/week (nonmembers). Weekly extended days ($75) and lunches ($50). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Backyard Biologist
Train as a professional field biologist alongside the zoo’s team and learn how to be a steward of sustainability. Includes Wednesday overnight at the zoo.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 9-13 and July 23-27, 9am-3pm. $270/week (members); $310/week (nonmembers). Weekly extended days ($45) and lunches ($50) offered. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Best of the Best Summer Camp
Looking for a diverse day camp for your kids all summer? This camp is a hidden gem in S.B. and has been voted an S.B. Independent Best Of finalist for the last two years. It’s packed with indoor and outdoor sports, games, crafts, field trips, self-defense training, a reading program, and inspiring special guests. Kids will build character, be active, and keep their minds sharp all summer! Limited space is available.
Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-4pm. Extended hours (7:30am-6pm) available. $180-$250/week (discount for multiple weeks). Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Call 963-6233.

Boys & Girls Club of S.B.
The mission of the club for the past 80 years has been to inspire and enable all young people, especially those children who need us most, to reach their full potential. The camp includes a wide range of activities: athletics, art, dance, computers, swimming, and various field trips. Breakfast, lunch, and a hearty snack are provided. The club can offer this affordable option to working families in Santa Barbara through the generosity and support of donors. 
Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17., 8am-5:30pm. $25/week. Boys & Girls Club of S.B., 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Call 962-2382 or email

Camp Haverim
This Jewish day camp offers a nondenominational approach in activities such as art, music, newspaper, drama, daily swimming, and a full array of sports.
Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 16-27 and July 30-Aug. 10, 9am-3pm. Bus transportation and extended childcare (8am-5pm) available. $300/one-week session; $550/two-week session; $1,000 multi-session. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 895-6593.

Ecology Explorers Camp
Campers will go on intertidal adventures, play environmental concept games, and conduct experiments in this fun camp that focuses on the natural world. Exploring the Arroyo Burro Watershed, campers will learn about creatures great (marine mammals) and small (worms). Projects include tie-dye and nature crafts. Snacks and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 18-22, 9am-3pm. $260/$240 for siblings. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Ctr., 2981 Cliff Dr. Call 884-0459 x16 or email

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite!
This camp offers fun, educational, and enriching hands-on interactive programs for girls in a safe, structured, pro-girl environment. Activities include team building, empowerment programs, swimming, field trips, sports, adventure, STEAM, reading, art, cooking, gardening, dance, and more!
Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 10, 7:30am-6pm. $115-$210/week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available. Goleta Valley Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave.; call 967-0319. Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St.; call 963-4017.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite for Teens!
Camp Ignite for Teens! offers a fun-filled environment with a sisterhood of support for teen girls. Weekly activities include outdoor adventures, STEM, leadership, community advocacy, college prep, and more!
Grades 7+. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 10, 8:30am-4:30pm. $100/week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available. Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave. Call 967-0319.

IVYP/ASES Summer Program
Isla Vista Youth Projects Inc. hosts this summer program for students, with academic assistance as well as enrichment activities. Lessons include math, language arts, science, art, social science, and reading. There will be indoor/outdoor time throughout the day.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 10, 7:30am-5:30pm. $60/half-day week; $100/full-day week. Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Call 968-1624.

Jr. Veterinarian
Go behind the scenes at the zoo’s animal hospital, practice skills every vet needs, and learn about the life of an exotic animal veterinarian. Runs weekly.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 9-Aug. 17, 9am-3pm. $290/week (members); $330/week (nonmembers). Weekly extended days ($75) and lunches ($50). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Jr. Zookeeper
Live a week in the life of a zookeeper by assisting the keeper staff in caring for some of the zoo’s exotic animals.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, and Aug. 13-17; 9am-3pm. $290/week (members); $330/week (nonmembers). Weekly extended days ($75) and lunches ($50). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Kids in Motion Summer Camp @ Brasil Arts Café
Kids will learn to explore movement through martial arts and dance. At this unique camp, participants will have the opportunity to work on acrobatics, kickboxing techniques, and hip-hop moves while doing yoga before and after class. Lunch options are available.
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June-July, 9am-noon or 9am-3pm. $250-$350/week. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Call 637-5355.Montessori Center School Summer Camps
Sessions offered include Kitchen Science, Outdoor Adventures, Art and Nature, Cook-Mix-Bake, Geography, and Vacation Adventures. 
Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 3, 8:15am-2:30pm. $255-320/week. After-school care available 2:30pm-5:30pm. Montessori Center School, 401 N. Fairview Ave., #1, Goleta. Call 683-9383.

MOXI Institute of Cardboard Engineering Summer Camp
Discover the design, engineering, art, and awe-inspiring strength and power of cardboard. Be inspired to reuse and repurpose all those boxes that come into your home as functional objects, eye-catching art, interactive games, and more. Campers will learn to design, build, and test, applying the practices and principles of engineering as they work together to create a variety of projects — all made from cardboard! Each week is open to a different age group and will feature varying themes.
Open to children entering grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri. June 11-15, June 18-22, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 2, and Aug. 13-17. 9am-3pm; extended day: 8:30am-5pm. $236-295/session. MOXI Summer Camps, 125 State St. Call 770-5012.

MOXI’s Digital Creativity Camp
This camp involves collaborative, project-based learning as teams of campers create visual soundscapes involving digital audio and visual composition, recording, and editing. As campers learn to use and apply the technology tools necessary to complete the project, they will improve their creative confidence through composition and experimentation and develop critical thinking skills as they problem solve and create.
Open to children entering grades 3-6. Mon.-Fri. June 25-29, July 16-20, and Aug. 6-10. 9am-3pm; extended day: 8:30am-5pm. $236-295/session. MOXI Summer Camps, 125 State St. Call 770-5012.

Nature Adventures 2018
Let your child experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around them at either the Museum along Mission Creek or the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. Nature Adventures offers 30 uniquely themed, weeklong summer camps to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for nature. Campers can explore sharks, bugs, dirt, beaches, tide pools, fossils, chemistry, outer space, and more.
Ages 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-3pm; $270/week (members), $290/week (nonmembers). Extended day: 8:30am-5pm; $350-385/week. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, and Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf. Call 682-4711.

Pet Ready
From the feathered and furry to the scaly and slimy, learn how to care for pets of all types and create a terrarium habitat.
Ages 8-12. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20 and Aug. 13-17, 9am-3pm. $270/week (members); $310/week (nonmembers). Extended days ($75) and lunches ($50). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Rainbow School Summer Camp 2018
This camp offers a safe, secure, noncompetitive, stimulating environment for children. Gardening, drama, creative writing, arts and crafts, games, cooking, and bowling will be offered. There will be daily field trips to area parks, beaches, and natural, cultural, and historical sites.
Grades 1+. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 7:30am-5:30pm. $20.50/half day; $41/full day. Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 964-4511 or email

Safety Town
Safety Town teaches pre- to post-kindergarteners how to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” and about general safety at home and in the community. Participants get to drive pedal cars, practice crossing the street in a miniature town, and tour an ambulance, fire truck, and more.
Must be age 5 by Sept. 1. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-noon. Foothill School: June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27. 711 Ribera Dr., Goleta. El Camino School: June 11-15. 5020 San Simeon Dr. I.V. School: July 9-13 and July 16-20. 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. $175-$200/week. Call 252-7998 or email

S.B. Charter School
Chart a course for the kids this summer at S.B. Charter School, giving them the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor games, a creative playground, arts and crafts, and area field trips, including full days at the beach!
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 10, 7:30am-5:30pm. $25/half day; $35/full day; $160/week. Goleta Valley Jr. High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta. Call 729-2152

.S.B. Zoo Camp
It’s the award-winning Zoo Camp you know and love! Campers enjoy games, crafts, Zoo Train rides, and daily animal encounters. Runs weekly; full day and half day.
Ages 3-8. July 9-Aug. 17, 9am-noon and 9am-3pm. $195-$225/week (9am-noon), $255-$285/week (full day). Weekly extended days ($75) and lunches ($50). S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Call 962-5339.

Science, Art, and Sports Multi-camp
Summertime fun is coming your way! Spend an hour each day in age-appropriate sports activities, hands-on science labs, and creative art projects, taught by experienced teachers who love to have fun with kids.
Entering grades 1-3 and 4-6. Mon.-Fri., Half day: 8:30 am – 12 pm, June 18—22. $150/week. Providence Lower Campus, 3723 Modoc Road. Call 563-4770.

Summer @ Laguna
This camp promises tons of fun and sun for campers. An enthusiastic team of teachers looks forward to giving your child a memorable day-camp experience. Students will be placed in age-based groups to experience arts and crafts, outside sports, and games that include rock-wall climbing, building with Lego, and prepping for singing stardom with music. Snacks, lunch, and a T-shirt are included.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17, 8:30am-2pm. Extended care available. $330/week. Laguna Blanca Lower School, 260 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. Call 695-8143.

Trinity’s Gardensong Day Camp
Learn to celebrate and care for the earth and our bodies, minds, and spirits through music, gardening, Bible stories, outdoor games, and arts and crafts. Campers will use food from the Trinity Gardens to help create healthy snacks each day.
For children entering grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 25-29, 9am-3pm. $125/child or $225/family. Scholarships available. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Call 687-1577 or email

UCSB Recreation Center
One of the best-kept secrets in town, the Rec Center offers great summer recreation for the entire family. Options include swimming, a weight room, cardio equipment, the new rock wall, and use of the gymnasium.
All ages. June 18-Sept. 16. Adult hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-9pm. Children’s hours: Mon.-Thu., 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sun., 10am-8:30pm. $8-$15/day; $285-$395/membership (depending on affiliation). Recreation Ctr., UCSB. Call 893-3913.

UCSB Summer Day Camp
The university will be celebrating its 37th summer with activities for boys and girls, including swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, a ropes adventure course, field games, and much more.
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri., nine one-week sessions running June 18-Aug. 17, 7:15am-5:30pm. $165-$195/week. UCSB. Call 893-3913 or email

Waldorf School of S.B. SummerGarten Camp
This camp offers activities designed to stimulate children’s imagination while they actively connect with the natural world through singing, storytelling, puppet stories, crafting, and painting. Children will dress up, storm castles, build forts and fairy houses, tend the garden, and go on hiking adventures on the trails around the Waldorf campus.
Ages 3.5-7. Mon.-Fri.; July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, and July 30-Aug. 3; 9am-1pm. Extended care available for additional fee. $200/week. Waldorf School of S.B., 7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta. Call 967-6656.


Camp Elings
Camp Elings offers a variety of 10-week-long Summer Camps: Sports & Nature, Tennis, BMX, Lacrosse, and Inclusion Camp, a partnership with Peer Buddies for kids and teens with special needs. Kids will enjoy games, hikes, arts and crafts, sports activities, snacks, a camp T-shirt, and special presentations. On Fridays there will also be free lunch and slip-n-slide fun! Community Service Hours are available through the CIT Program.
Ages 4+. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 8:30am-4pm. Extended care: 3-6pm. $180+/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Call 569-5611 or email

Fairview Gardens Farm Camp!
Join for one-week camps all summer long on a 12.5-acre organic farm as campers engage in gardening activities, harvest and prepare farm-fresh snacks, create land-based arts and crafts, play games, climb trees, and tell stories to deepen their connection to their food and the natural world.
Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17 (no camp the week of July 4). Ages 4-5: 9am-1pm; ages 6-10: 9am-3pm. Sliding scale: $255-$355/week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call 967-7369 or email

Hearts Beginner Summer Horse Experience
This camp offers a safe and integrated horse and ranch experience for children with and without disabilities. This unique learning experience includes horsemanship skills, science, art projects, unmounted horse activities, herd observation and how it relates to peer development, and three one-hour riding lessons with a certified riding instructor. This camp is intended for beginner riders.
Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri., June 18-22 and 25-29 and July 9-13, 9am-1pm. $350/week. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Ctr., 4420 Calle Real. Call 364-5206.

Ocean Explorers Summer Camp
Make waves with this weeklong program that focuses on ocean sports and marine education topics. Campers will interact and play in the waves to learn about ocean conservancy, marine wildlife, and ocean safety. Other activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, bodyboarding, and more.
Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10, 9am-3pm. $255/week (members), $295/week (nonmembers). Paddle Sports Ctr., S.B. Harbor., 117 Harbor Wy., Ste. B. Call 617-3425.

Orca Summer Camp
For 25 consecutive summers, Orca Summer Camp celebrates the longest-running and most fun beach camp with a dynamic program of building confidence in the water, bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking, beach games, tide pools, dolphin days, and driftwood designs. Experienced and enthusiastic counselors ensure your child stays safe, keeps learning, and has fun.
Ages 6-14. July 9-Aug. 31, 9am-3pm. $325/week, $90/day. Backside Rincon, Carpinteria. Call 448-3308 or email

Peak2Pacific Amazing Race Biking Adventures Camp
Campers will bike, kayak, stand-up paddle board, rock climb, and hike with their teams on an amazing race to find clues and take on the ultimate scavenger hunt and challenges through S.B. With each team’s quest to find certain destinations through clues, teams will be rewarded with opportunities to become leaders in team building, sports, and adventure activities throughout the week as they embark on all terrains by various modes of transportation. All skill levels can join the adventure!
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., July 2-6 and 9-13, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.

Peak2Pacific End of Summer Adventure Challenges Camp
Have you ever wanted to be an Olympian in the summer games or wanted to take your adventuresome spirit to the next level? Combine the camaraderie, perseverance, and sportsmanship of the Summer Olympics and the awesome adventures of hiking, biking, climbing, bouldering, ropes courses, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and beach adventures to take home the gold with newfound friends and a passion for “playing” outdoors. 
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 20-24, 9am-3pm. $100/day, $400/week. Call 689-8326.

Peak2Pacific Nature Arts & Science Adventures Camp
Outdoor adventurers with a passion to learn, discover, and be inspired by nature will have opportunities to explore S.B. through the creative eyes of an artist, the inquisitive mind of a scientist, and the sustainability of an environmentalist. Campers will participate in hiking, creek exploration, tide pooling, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, nature art, photography, and nature journaling. Ages 6-14. Call 689-8326.

Peak2Pacific Outdoor Adventure Camps
Campers will explore and learn the skills needed to become an expert “Leave No Trace” adventurer in various environments ranging from S.B.’s highest mountain peaks to our creeks and rivers and all the way to our sandy shores and blue Pacific channels and islands. Each day, campers will hike, swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board, climb, backpack, bike, or sail to chart their next challenge and navigate their new adventures.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20 and 23-27, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.

Peak2Pacific Ocean Adventure Camps
Calling all young marine biologists, oceanographers, mermaids, and deep-sea ocean explorers! This camp is all about diving into the mysterious, the magical, the minuscule, and the massive wonders of the oceans. Campers will explore waves, currents, mainland and Channel Island biology and ecology, algae, invertebrates, fish, mammals, and everything that connects to the web of life! Campers become true biologists, collect data, and literally dive into science from our kayak, SUP, snorkel, and beach explorations and activities. 
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. $375/week. Call 689-8326.

Peak2Pacific Sailing Adventure Camp
Campers will learn American Sailing Association Basic Sailing boat rigging, knots, navigation, wind mechanics, and rules of the “road”/right-of-way rules and gain skilled experience in the techniques and strategies of sail racing. Gain experience sailing on a variety of sailboats, and learn how to sail with a crew, double-handed and/or even single-handed in solo sailing and racing. With light breezes in the morning, sailors can take a break at the mooring and enjoy some kayaking, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, and team-building games too! 
Ages 8-14. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 13-17, 9am-3pm. $400/week. Call 689-8326.

Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara
Campers will enjoy horseback riding, farm animal care, art projects, archery, cooking, obstacle courses, games, culture, and water play. Contact for more information on Sleep-Away camp for ages 10-14.
Ages 6-11. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9:30am-3:30pm. Extended day: 9am-4pm. $300. Sibling discount available. Rancho Palomino. Call 570-5075.

Ridgewood Farm Horse Camp
Join Ridgewood Farm at the historic Rancho Asoleado for fun in the sun with horses. This horse camp specializes in teaching children the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship along with horse-related arts and crafts.
Ages 6+. Mon.-Fri.; July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, and Aug. 13-17; 9am-2pm. $750/session with a $50 discount for each additional session attended. 250 Nogal Dr. Call 886-2087 or email

S.B. Unified School District Summer Program
The program runs all year including summer, with engaging academic enrichment, field trips, gardening, hip-hop dance, art, games, and more taught by credentialed teachers with a 1:14 ratio. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided. Children from all schools within the district may enroll.
Grades K-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 7:30am-5 or 5:30pm. $200/week. Must sign up for two weeks. Call 965-4633 x 6502.

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camp
Spend one or two weekday camps visiting a different wild place (beach, mountain, creek) in S.B. each day. Wilderness Youth Project focuses on child-centered exploration and play by returning to the traditions of childhood wandering in nature, under the careful guidance of experienced and dedicated mentors.
Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, various times. $255-$895/session. Scholarships available. Drop-off/pickup at many locations throughout S.B. and Goleta. Visit the website for specific dates and locations. Call 964-8096.

Special Needs

Camp Mariposas
A fun summer camp for special-needs children, Camp Mariposas creates opportunities for young children to engage in fun activities that enhance and facilitate their communication and sensory development through both speech and occupational therapy services.
Ages 3-12. Mon. and Wed. or Tue. and Thu.; June 11-29, July 2-20, and July 23-Aug. 11; 8:30-11am, noon-2:30pm, or 3-4pm. $400/three-week session. MP Health of S.B., 621-B W. Micheltorena St. Call 253-2547.

Camp Wheez
Celebrating 40 years, Sansum Clinic’s Camp Wheez is a day camp for children with asthma designed for their special needs. Campers learn to manage their asthma while they participate in recreation, enjoy arts and crafts, and have old-fashioned camp fun. This camp is staffed by medical professionals, trained volunteers, and community members.
Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10, 8:30am-12:30pm. Extended care available. Free (with $40 program fee). First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd., and Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. (transportation provided by Easy Lift). Call 681-7672.


Bible Discovery Camp: God and Me
All children are welcome to a camp of Bible stories, singing, games, crafts, snacks, and new friendships. 
Ages 3-11. Mon.-Fri., June 11-15, 9am-noon. $45. Discounts available. Christian Science Sunday School, 120 E. Valerio St. Call 966-4007 or email

Circle V Ranch Camp
Circle V, located across from Cachuma Lake, just 20 minutes from downtown S.B., is a traditional six-day/five-night sleepover summer camp. Circle V is currently rebuilding after the 2017 Whittier Fire. Please visit the website for the latest information.
Ages 7-13. Circle V Ranch Camp, 2550 Hwy. 154. Call 688-5252.


Advanced Basketball
Challenge yourself to play at a higher level! Head coach Steve Stokes provides campers championship-level instruction, full-court games, camp awards, contests with prizes, and daily guest speakers.
Open to boys and girls entering grades 6-9. Mon.-Thurs., Half day: 9 am – 12 pm, June 11-14, $85/week; $140 with YouthCamp (includes t-shirt). St. Mary’s Seminary, 1964 Las Canoas Road. Call 962-4400.

Cate Sports Academy
Bring your child to the next level of sports. Located on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Cate Sports Academy offers tennis, basketball, water polo, swimming, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, volleyball, softball, swimming, baseball, and outdoor adventure, which are all led by experienced coaches and instructors. Half-day, full-day, extended-day, and overnight options are available.
Grades 3-11. July 9-Aug. 3, various times. $195-$995/week. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call 684-4127 x134.

Dunn Aquatics
The Dunn School Summer Aquatics program has something for the whole family: swim lessons, Splashball camp, aqua aerobics, and the popular family pool pass!
All ages. Times and cost vary by program. Dunn School, 2555 W. Hwy. 154, Los Olivos. Call 686-0615.

Gauchos Girls Water Polo Camp
The Gauchos Girls Water Polo Camp (GGWPC) is coached by experienced female athletes and coaches to ensure the best instruction for female athletes of the sport. The GGWPC teaches girls how to train, fuel their bodies, and make their water polo goals a reality.
Grades 6-12. Wed.-Sat., June 27-30. $455/day camp, $635/overnight. UCSB Campus Pool. Call 893-3225.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Gymnastics Camp
Girls Inc.’s fun-filled, weekly-themed gymnastics camp is led by certified instructors and features skill instruction, obstacle courses, games, and a showcase performance each week! No gymnastics experience is necessary. Great for girls and boys, and beginner and intermediate gymnasts.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-3:30pm. $250/week. Extended-care option available. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Call 963-4492.

Hendry’s Junior Lifeguards
This fun and educational junior lifeguard program is instructed and supervised by the S.B. County Lifeguards. Through a variety of ocean and beach activities, your child’s confidence and knowledge in and around the marine environment will improve. Enrollment opens on April 16 and closes when the program fills. Tryout dates will be posted on the website.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 18-July 6 and July 16-Aug. 3, 9:30am-2pm. $375/three-week session, $40 sibling discount. Hendry’s Beach. Call 729-5028.

Ice Skating Camp
Ice skate at the coolest place in town! No skating experience is required, and all levels are welcome. There are group classes, open practice, off-ice training, games, indoor and outdoor activities, and catered lunches.
Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 11-15 and Aug. 6-10, 8:30am-4pm. $395/week. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Call 879-1550 or email

Kids Bowl Free: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond
Enrolled kids will bowl the long summer days away with two free games of bowling every day.
Ages 16 and younger. Daily, May 28-Sept. 3, 8:30am-4:30pm. Free. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. Call 967-0128.

Learn-to-Sail Summer Camp
Join us for a fun time sailing in the S.B. Harbor for a two-week session or all summer! The S.B. Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit whose purpose is to teach seamanship, sailing, and sailboat racing while instilling the values of fitness, self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship. 
Ages 7-18. June 11-Aug. 17, 9am-noon or 1-4:30pm. $375/two-week session, $1,125/five sessions. S.B. Youth Sailing Foundation, 130 Harbor Wy. Call 965-4603.

Next Level Sports Camp
Get your kids out of the house and off their phones this summer with S.B.’s premier summer sports camp for boys and girls! Campers can play baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball while learning from the area’s best professional, college, and high school coaches. Register online today!
Ages 5-14. Mon.-Fri.; July 9-13 and 16-20; half-day: 9am-noon or 12:30-4pm, full day: 9am-4pm. $200-$365/week. Sibling discount available. Next Level Sports Camp, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call (714) 333-8623.

Nike Soccer Academy California
The Soccer Academy has been training youth players for 45 years in Southern California. The academy offers a unique program of instruction that develops each camper’s skills and tactical awareness.
Ages 8-17. 8:30am-4:30pm. Week 1: Sat.-Wed., July 21-25. Week 2: Thu.-Tue., July 26-31. Week 3: Wed.-Mon., Aug. 1-6. $420-$740/week. Extended day and overnight available for all camps. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Call (800) 645-3226.

Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
Celebrating its 53rd year, this camp consists of professional staff and master teachers from all over the world. Campers will learn technical skills and tactical concepts from top-notch coaches. Become a better player and a better person as you learn how to work toward the goals you set for yourself.
All-Star 1: Ages 9-18. June 17-22, 8:30am-4:30pm. $705-$1,120. Mini-Academy 1: Ages 12-18. June 17-30, 8:30am-8:30pm. $2,120-$2,560. Academy: Ages 12-18. June 17-July 6, 8:30am-8:30pm. $3,095-$3,595. All-Star 2: Ages 9-18. June 24-29, 8:30am-4:30pm. $705-$1,120. Mini-Academy 2: Ages 12-18. June 24-July 6, 8:30am-8:30pm. $2,090-$2,520. All-Star 3: Ages 12-18. July 1-6, 8:30am-4:30pm. $705-$1,120. Extended day and overnight available for all camps. UCSB. Call (800) 645-3226.

Ocean Adventures by A-Frame Surf
Campers will learn about the ocean from hands-on experience in a safe and fun environment with the goal of gaining respect for the ocean through activities such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach games, arts and crafts, and more. A T-shirt, snacks, and a hot lunch from Padaro Beach Grill and Borrello’s are included. Lifeguard, CPR, and first aid are on-site.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri., June 4-Aug. 31, 9am-3pm. $350/week, $90/day. Western end of Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 684-8803.

one. Soccer Schools Summer Camps
Marking its 19th year, one. Soccer Schools offers elite residential and day soccer camps this summer. Join one of the top soccer camps in the country, known for player development, innovative curriculum, and a dedicated international coaching staff; one. Soccer Schools’ goal and strength is to create a professional, challenging, player-development-centered environment, where players learn, improve, and ultimately have a blast!
Elite Residential Camps for Field Players and Goalkeepers (Club-Level Players): Ages 9-16. Five-Day Camps: June 17-21 and 22-26 and June 27-July 1; 10-Day Camps: June 17-26 and June 22-July 1; 15-Day Camp: June 17-July 1. $739-$2449. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria. Elite Day Camps: Mon.-Fri., June 11-15 and July 23-27. Field Player and Goalkeeper: Ages 9-16. 8:30am-4:30pm (half day Friday). $299-$349. Juniors: Ages 5.5-9. 8:30am-noon. $199-$239. Jett: Ages 3-5. Various times. $119. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. Call 845-6801.

Page Youth Center Summer Camps
Page Youth Center will offer different coed camps for this summer.
Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Coed Basketball Camp: Grades 1-4: July 9-13. Grades 5-8: July 16-20. Coed Indoor Soccer Camp: Grades 1-8. July 23-27. $150/week. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778.

Ritz-Carlton Bacara Summer Tennis Camp
All levels are welcome to learn to play tennis on four clay courts from certified tennis professionals. All campers will play games and do drills to learn about the modern techniques of the game.
Ages 6-16. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-15, 18-29, and 25-29 and July 9-13, 1:15-4pm. $300/week, $60/day. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, S.B., 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call 571-3386 or email

SBBIKE Cycling Camp
Go green, and safely experience the freedom of having a set of wheels. Learn bike skills and how to choose a route, fix a flat, and perform basic bike mechanics while you navigate neighborhood streets. Bring a bicycle in working condition and a helmet, and be ready to have fun!
Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. June 11-15: Goleta Valley Junior High School, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta; Carpinteria Children’s Project, 5201 8th St, Carpinteria. June 18-22: S.B. Junior High School, 721 E. Cota St. $150/week. Call 699-6301.

S.B. Foresters Baseball Camp
Play ball! The six-time national champion Foresters put on the best baseball camp in town, with the team’s players acting as counselors. Learn baseball skills, play games, and have fun! The camp fee includes free admission for campers to Foresters games all summer! ’Ster it up with the best in the land!
Ages 7-12. Mon.-Fri.; July 2-6*, 9-13, and 16-20; 9am-2pm. $225/week; discounts for multiple camps or campers. *$180/week of July 2-6; no camp on July 4 (campers registered for this week are invited to attend pregame activities with the team). Bishop Garcia Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd. Call 684-0657.

SBMS Biking Camp
Learn how to ride your bicycle properly on trails and also learn basic bike mechanics. Camp is taught by the experienced staff of S.B. Middle School. Explore the bike trails at Elings Park, Wilcox Preserve, and More Mesa. You must bring a bike, helmet, and gloves. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Ages 9-13. Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm; July 9-13, 16-20, and 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3. $300/week. S.B. Middle School,1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Call 682-2989 x265 or email to sign up or for more information.

S.B. Rock Gym
Camps will provide kids with basic climbing skills, teach the importance of teamwork and community, and provide teens with rope skills and climbing techniques for S.B.’s best outdoor rock climbs. Members get a 10 percent discount.
Kids Climbing Camp: Ages 6-9. Mon.-Fri., beginning June 18, 9am-noon. $250/week. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. Teen Rocks – Gym to Crag: Ages 10-14. 9am-4pm. Mon.-Fri., beginning June 18. $400/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. Advanced Climbers Camp: Ages 10-15. Mon-Fri. Contact S.B. Rock Gym for dates. $425/week. S.B. Rock Gym and outdoor rock climbs, including Lizard’s Mouth, Gibraltar Rock, and San Ysidro. Call 770-3225.

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Kayak/Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp
Campers choose each day between an Ocean Kayak Scrambler or a YOLO stand-up paddleboard as they learn basic paddling techniques, exercise, and play fun games along our majestic coastline.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 24, 8:30am-12:30pm. $185/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Sailing Center Youth Sailing Camp
With an emphasis on safety and fun, this popular camp teaches nautical terminology, knots, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, sail trim, and points of sail.
Ages 7-15. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 24, 1-5pm. $185/week (members), $245/week (nonmembers). S.B. Sailing Ctr., between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Call 962-2826 or email

S.B. Surf Adventures Camp
The long, rolling waves at Leadbetter Beach make this camp great for beginners. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, gift bag, and raffle prizes. Lunch from Shoreline Café and soft boards and wetsuits are provided.
Ages 8+. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 17 (no camp July 4), 9am-3pm. $62/day, $310/week for first week, $240/week additional weeks. Leadbetter Beach. Call 963-1281.

S.B. Tennis Club Junior Tennis & Swim Camp
All levels of players will learn the awesome sport of tennis in a fun and exciting way. Campers will improve their strokes and strategies with daily instruction from top S.B. pros. Modern technique is taught, fun games are played, prizes are given, and there’s even pizza on Fridays! Advanced players will be challenged playing singles and doubles matches and can come to the high-performance clinic after camp if approved by Hugh Stratman.
Ages 5-16. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-Aug. 17; 9am-noon, noon-3pm, or 9am-3pm. $250/half day, $425/full day. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 680-4941 or email Gymnastics Summer Camp
These weekly sessions of fun and engaging summer indoor and outdoor activities are taught by our certified instructors. Activities include gymnastics and sports appreciation, arts and crafts, and group and free play. This camp is perfect for beginning and intermediate gymnasts and those without experience.
Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-15 and 25-29 and July 9-13 and 23-27; 9am-3pm. Extended care available. $175/session. Spirals Gymnastics, Robertson Gym, UCSB. Call 968-2453.

Surf Happens Surf Camps
This camp is the most fun your kids will have this summer! Surf Happens teaches the fundamentals of surfing and the history of the sport while encouraging the rewards of self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork. Other activities include dodgeball, obstacle courses, paddle races, custom hat designing, and beach cleanups. All instructors are CPR certified and trained in ocean-specific safety and first aid. Learn from the #1 surf school in Santa Barbara! Scholarships, intermediate-elite travel camp, surfaris, and single/half-day rates are available.
Ages 4-17. Mon.-Fri., June 5-Aug. 25, 9am-3pm. $350-$400/week (extra $200 for ages 6 and younger). East side of Santa Claus Ln. Beach, Carpinteria. Call 966-3613.

Learn the basics or work on developing your skills. This camp, run by Providence head tennis coach Christina Klein, will grow campers as players while they have a lot of fun. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8.
Mon.-Thurs., Half day: 9 am – 12 pm, June 18-21, June 25-28, $90/week; $150 for two weeks (includes t-shirt). Santa Barbara Municipal Tennis Courts, 1414 Park Place. Call 962-4400.

UCSB Jr. Lifeguards
Participate in a program that will improve self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness, first aid/ocean-safety skills, and environmental awareness — and a program that’s just plain fun.
Ages 8-17. Mon.-Fri., June 25-July 20 and July 23-Aug. 17, 8:30am-12:30pm. $365/four-week session, $585/both sessions. Campus Point, Goleta Beach, and Recreation Ctr., UCSB. Call 893-3913 or email

UCSB Summer Swim Lessons
Private and group lessons are offered.
Ages 3+. Registration opens Apr. 18. Sessions begin June 18. $75-$180/lesson. Call 893-2501 or email

UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp
Learn to surf, kayak, and stand-up paddle. Campers will enjoy one of the best beaches, offering a fantastic surf break for beginner and intermediate surfers. Don’t want to surf? Explore past the surf zone on a paddleboard, or kayak, frolic in the waves on a boogie board, or just hang out. All instructors are certified lifeguards.
Ages 9-15. Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 17, 1-5pm. $120/week. Campus Point, UCSB. Call 893-3913 or email

UCSB Swim Tune-Up Clinic
In anticipation of upcoming summer aquatic activities, such as junior lifeguards, swim lessons, surfing and kayaking, ocean sports and pool activities, summer swim leagues, or various camps, join the youth Swim Tune-Up Clinic  —  a fun way to splash back into aquatic activities.
Ages 8+. Sun., Apr. 8-May 6, 2:45-3:20pm. $50/session. UCSB Recreation Ctr. Call 893-2501 or email

Westmont Summer Sports Day Camps
Westmont College is offering 10+ sports camps this summer! Directed by mostly Westmont varsity coaches, campers will be taught basic sport skills as well as how to excel at a sport they already have an interest in, including baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, archery, cheer, dance, soccer, track, and more.
Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri.; June 11-Aug 3; full day: 9am-3pm, half day: 9am-1pm. Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Extended care available. $200-$250/week. Early-bird-special and family rates available. Call 565-6110.

Youth Basketball
Head coach Steve Stokes provides campers championship-level instruction, full-court games, camp awards, contests with prizes, and daily guest speakers.
Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-7. Mon.-Thurs., Half day: 9 am – 12 pm, June 18-21, $85/week; $140 with Advanced Camp (includes t-shirt). St. Mary’s Seminary, 1964 Las Canoas Road. Call 962-4400.

2018 Summertime Fun with S.B. Parks & Recreation

City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department summer camps loom large in many grown-up locals’ rosiest childhood memories. Parks & Rec’s still-classic summertime options may feel nostalgic to some, but they’ve come a long way since the first camp opened in 1947. This summer, there will be more than 40 different camps at some of S.B.’s most iconic locations, with many new options to round out established classics like Ceramics Camp, Skate Camp at Skater’s Point, and Jon Lee’s runaway favorite Beach Volleyball Camp. We’ve compiled a list of Parks & Rec camp titles with phone numbers and websites for you to find out more information such as age requirements, dates, times, cost, and location. All summer camp information is available at


Art from the Heart Camp
Call 897-2519.

Ceramics Summer Clay Camp
Call 897-2519.

Kids Cook! Junior Chef Camp
Call 897-2519.

Spotlight Kids Theater Camp
Call 897-2519.


Bizzy Girls Entrepreneurship Camp
Call 564-5495.

EduCraft Technology and Coding
Call 897-2519.

Lego-Inspired Engineering Camps
Call 564-5495.


Call 897-2680.

Camp Rad
Call 564-5422.

Outta Bounds Camp
Call 564-5422.


AAA Beach Volleyball Camp
Call 897-2680.

Beach, Boogie, and Surf Camp Call 897-2680.

Beach Volleyball Camp Call 897-2680.

British Soccer Camp
Call 564-5422.

Learn to Swim
Call 966-6110.

Play and Splash Camp
Call 966-6110.

S.B. Junior Lifeguards Call 897-2680.

S.B. Junior Lifeguards for “Little Nippers” Camp
Call 897-2680.

Skate Camp
Call 564-5495.

Junior Tennis and Swim Camp Call 564-5573.

Ultimate Frisbee Camp Call 564-5422.

Junior Counselors for Various Parks and Rec Camps Call 564-5495.


Montecito Family YMCA Youth Day Camps
—Stars & Stripes
—Summer Solstice
—Weird Science
—Welcome to the Jungle
—Wild, Wild West
—YMCA Adventures
Montecito YMCA Sports Camps
—Basketball Camp
—Flag Football Camp
—Lacrosse Camp
—Soccer Camp
—Tennis Camp
—Sports at the Beach
—YMCA Camp Color Games
Montecito YMCA Preschool Camp

Ages 2½-6S.B. Family YMCA Summer Camps
—Babysitter Training Camp
—Chefs Around the World Camp
—Explorer Day Camp
—Hip Hop Camp
—Jr. High Camp
—KickstART Your Imagination Camp
—Kinder Day Camp
—Lego Jedi Master Engineering Camp
—Lego Minecraft Master Engineering Camp
—Little & Junior Chefs Camp
—Mad Science Camp
—Pioneer Day Camp
—Splash Camp
—Sports Camp
Counselor in Training
Entering Grades 9-12

YMCA Sleepaway Camps

Camp Fox, Catalina Island (June 17-23)
California Caravan (July 9-14)
Camp Sequoia Lake (July 29-Aug. 3)
Family Camp at Sequoia Lake (Aug. 11-17)


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.