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 claire@ahasb.org.

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 katelyn@boysgirls.org.

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 rachel@exploreecology.org.

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 rainbow.school1@verizon.net.

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 annegsb@cox.net.

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 family@telcsb.org.

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 camps@recreation.ucsb.edu.

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.


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