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

Spirals 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.


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