AKI Santa Barbara Kids Aikido
Kids will do Aikido classes and Aikido-related activities, including sumo wrestling, watermelon splitting, Aikido games, wooden sword practice, Japanese calligraphy, and more. All classes will emphasize safety, cooperation, and fun. $135. Aug. 11-12, 9:30am-4pm. Contact 692-9850, akisb.com.
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Water safety instruction, tide pool, marine life discovery, water games, boogie boarding, fishing, arts, crafts. Sessions 1-4 visit Ventura Aquatic Center. Session 5 visits Lake Casitas Water Park. Sessions 2 and 4 visit Long Beach Aquarium; Sessions 1, 3, and 5 Refugio State Beach bash. Extended care available. Ages 6-10. Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Session 1 ($270/$230 RDC) June 25-July 6, no class July 4. Session 2 ($306/$255 RDC) July 9-20. Session 3 ($306/$255 RDC) July 23-Aug. 3. Session 4 ($306/$255 RDC) Aug. 6-17. Session 5 ($153/$128 RDC) Aug. 20-24. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Beach City Sports
Every camper is a winner at BCS. BCS was founded in 1994 by Scott Holt, physical education teacher at Peabody Charter School. Scott’s innovative teaching techniques, and rapport with children combine learning activities with fun games in a safe, non-competitive environment. Ages 6-10. June 25-29; July 2-6, 9-13; 9am-noon. Contact 452-5561, beachcitysports.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Beachside Tennis Club & Teaching Center
Located steps from the beach at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree. Offers variety of summer and year-round tennis programs for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Tennis pros are USPTA-certified with more than 20 years teaching experience. Newly renovated courts have lighting for evening play. Contact Ferenc Hodosy at 884-8521 to schedule private lessons, group classes, or for membership info.
Beach Stars Gymnastics Theme Camps
Fly like Harry Potter on a bungee harness. Be slimed at Nickelodeon Camp. Cartwheel through snow in Narnia. Dry your painted nails while jumping on trampolines at Disney Princess Camp. Walk across balance beams while solving clues at Spy Kids Camp. Swing on a rope across a foam pit during Pirate Camp. Ages 4-16. Coach/child ratio 1:6. 4193 Carpinteria Ave., #7. Contact 684-9900, members.cox.net/beachstarsgym/.
Beach Volleyball Clinic
All levels. Join instructor Jon Lee for morning immersion in volleyball. Players introduced to doubles and six-person team play; ball handling, passing, setting, hitting. Learn why team strategy and understanding technique are important, challenge your endurance. Ages 9-17. Week-long sessions, June 25-Aug. 24, Mon.-Fri., 9am-12pm. $126/$105 RDC. East Beach volleyball courts. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Bullseye! Archery Clinic
Archery is fun, easy to learn, promotes mental concentration, self-improvement, self-esteem. Equipment provided. Instructor Lou Rovtar is NAA Level 1 instructor. Clinics by age group, limited in size. Age groups 8-11 and 12-17. Two 2-hour clinics over 2 weeks. June 26, July 3; July 10, 17; July 24, 31; 9-11am or noon-2pm. $60/$50 RDC. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field. Contact 564-5422, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Carpinteria Aqua Camp
Swimming, kayaking, tide pool exploration, crafts, games, cooking, more. Certified lifeguards, water safety instructors teach swimming lessons, water safety at the Carpinteria Community Pool and Carpinteria Beach. Each session includes trip to Hurricane Harbor, local field trips, overnight camping trip. Ages 5-12. 9am-5:30pm, Mon.-Fri., extended care available for fee. $285/two-week session or $160/week plus cost of field trips. Call 566-2417.
Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards
Certified ocean lifeguards teach all aspects of life-guarding. Junior Lifeguards learn first-aid skills, CPR, ocean ecology, beach and wave dynamics, value of spirited competition and physical fitness. Swimming, running, paddleboard competitions. All participants required to pass a non-competitive ocean and pool swim test. Ages 9-17. June 25-Aug. 11, 9:30am-12:30pm. $295. Call Ann Meyer, 684-5405 x432.
Carpinteria Kayaking Camp
Boating safety and paddling technique taught as campers explore the shallows of the Carpinteria Reef. Campers scout for harbor seals, dolphins, other coastal mammals during this exciting and educational program. Kayaks, paddles, helmets, life vests are provided. Register at the Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon at 684-5405 x431 for additional information. Sessions begin July 2; call for dates, times, costs.
Carpinteria Marine Biology and Snorkeling Camp
Explore undersea gardens and the diversity of marine life. Safety gear, wetsuits provided. Bring snorkel, mask, fins (25% discount at Carpinteria Beach Store). Ages 10 and up. Session 1: July 23-27, 9am-noon. Session 2: Aug. 20-24, 9am-noon. $130/session. Register at Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon 684-5405 x431.
Carpinteria Ocean Dynamics Camp
Surfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, body boarding. Certified ocean lifeguards determine daily activities based on ocean, weather conditions. Campers must bring own snorkel and mask (25% equipment discount at Carpinteria Beach Store). Ages: 10 and up. $130. Call for session dates, times. Sessions begin July 9. Register at Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon 684-5405 x431 for information.
Carpinteria Sailing Camp
Learn basic sailing and safety. Certified ocean lifeguards teach campers how to catch the wind and ride across the water. Bring lunch to this full-day program. Ages 10 and up. $245/session. Session 1: June 16-20, 9am-4pm. Session 2: Aug. 13-17, 9am-4pm. Register at Carpinteria Community Pool, 566-2417, or call Matt Simon, 684-5405 x431.
Carpinteria Surfing Camp
Beginners learn safety, technique, etiquette from certified lifeguards, experienced surfers. Wetsuits, surfboards available. Ages 8 and up. Sessions begin July 2; call for dates, times, costs. Register at Carpinteria Community Pool or call Matt Simon at 6845405 x431 for more information.
Cathedral Oaks Junior Tennis Clinics
Expert instruction, all strokes, strategies. Fun games, drills, singles, doubles tournament play, point contests for prizes, trophies, medals. Snacks, drinks provided. All campers need racquet, non-marking tennis shoes, hat, sunscreen. For Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Players ages 6-16. Ten weeks of full and half-day clinics, June 18-Aug. 24, 9am-3pm full day, 1-4pm half day. $150/Member, $170/Non-member. Call Hugh Stratman, 964-7762 x25.
Doggone Fun Camp
You and your dog will exercise, learn obedience training, dog health, responsible pet ownership. Bring leader leash (under 10 ft.; no retractable leashes), water bowl, vaccination records, treats. Dogs should be well-behaved around children, other dogs. Children must be able to handle their dogs. Limited space. Ages 8-13. One-week sessions, July 9-27, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. $175/$150 RDC. Chase Palm Park (oceanside). Call 564-5422, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Elings Park Summer Camps
Come Play! at Elings Park with sports, theater, and nature camps for kids ages 5-12. Baseball, soccer, and sports camps teach fundamentals in a fun setting. Special camps prepare kids for Elings Park Festivals, like the Bike Festival on June 2. Register online at elingspark.org by April 25.
Exercise, movies, and fun with a sword. Instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced fencers. Weekly, June 18-Aug. 10, 9am-3pm. $250/week, or $60/day. Located at the Presidio Fencing Club in the Magnolia Shopping Center. Contact 403-6895, presidiofencing.com.
Horseman’s Hangout Summer Horse Camps at El Capitan Ranch
Your children will develop a non-resistance approach with horses to encourage a curiosity and willingness that ultimately leads to gentle, caring animals that are a pleasure to be around and ride. Hands-on care, handling, riding, horse-related art projects, more. Earn badges, certificates. Six sessions for ages 8 and up; two Pee-Wee Camps for ages 6-7. Contact 685-4440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jedi Summmer Camp
Genuine Jedi-style training, tumbling, meditation, coordination. First aid, community service. Light-saber etiquette and handling. (Training light sabers can be purchased for $30; please allow 3 weeks for construction.) Week 1: July 16-20; Week 2: July 23-27. 20 slots/week. 9am-2pm; lunch included. Extended hours available. Pre-register before May 1. Call 687-1514.
Nationally affiliated. Daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions, self-esteem, camaraderie. Strong swimming skills a must. Must swim 100 meters in 2:20 or less; 15-yard underwater swim; 4 minutes treading water. Testing: Sat., May 12, 2pm, Los Ba±os del Mar Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Makeup Test: June 9, 2pm, Los Ba±os. Ages 9-17. July 2-Aug. 17, Mon.-Fri., 10:30am-2pm, Cabrillo Bathhouse. $366/$305 RDC. Registration: Sat., Apr. 14, 8-9:30am, Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 8972680, sbparksandrecreation.com.
Junior Lifeguard New Recruit Week
All first-time participants in the Junior Lifeguard Program are strongly encouraged to attend this special training week. Instructors will familiarize participants with program equipment, beach skills, and program protocol. June 25-29, Mon.-Fri., 10am-noon. $75/$63 RDC. Cabrillo Bathhouse. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Junior Lifeguard Swim Lessons
Swim instruction designed to prepare your child to pass the Junior Guard swim test and participate in one of the most physically demanding and rewarding programs in S.B. Saturday lessons split into endurance swimming and stroke efficiency, Tue. and Thu. evening swim practice. Apr. 21-May 26: Sat., 2-2:45pm; Tue./ Thu., 7:15-8:15pm. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Junior Tennis Clinic
More than forehands, backhands, serves-develops mental, social, physical skills. USPTA instructors Anders and Kathy Betzholtz teach your children the fundamentals, develop their speed, agility, concentration, core strength, stamina, mental toughness. Ages 7-14. One-week sessions; June 25-29, July 9-13, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 13-17, Mon.-Fri., 1-4pm. $120/$100 RDC. Pershing Park. Contact 564-5573, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Just-4-Kicks Soccer Clinic with UCSB Soccer Players
Intensive clinic, learn fundamentals, or improve current skills. Beginning to intermediate players become interested in soccer, make new friends, are challenged by enthusiastic players from UCSB’s Men’s and Women’s soccer teams. Ages 5-12. One-week sessions July 16-27, Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm. $144/$120 RDC. Cabrillo Park Ball Field. Contact 564-5422, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Ka Nai’a Outrigger and Kayaking Clinic
Enjoy kayaking and team paddling with professional coaches and supervision. Paddling techniques, canoe and water safety, team competition, harbor paddling tours, swimming, ama-surfing. Award ceremony on last day of each clinic. Equipment provided. Participants must be able to tread water. Ages 8-16. July 9-13, July 16-20, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. $126/$105 RDC. West Beach. Contact 969-5595, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Ken Ota’s Aikido with Ki and Judo, Too, Summer Camp
Aikido. The martial art with class! Powerful. Effective, but non-violent. Aikido with Ki plus Judo coordinates the mind and body. Classes for children and teens: 1-hour Aikido/Ki and 1-hour Judo. Five weeks, five days a week, 3:45-5:45pm. Develop confidence, coordination, and respect. Call 967-3103.
Kickin’ Kids Karate Kamp
Build leadership skills this summer while having fun. Enjoy games, activities, martial arts instruction, valuable life skills, field trips, recognition, and incentives. Ages 6-12. One 2-week session July 9-20, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm (extended hours available). $375 if booked by June 1, includes free uniform. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St., 963-6233, email@example.com, kickinkids.com.
Ages 10-18. Beginning: Complete introduction to gear and safety. Experienced instructors take you in the water for an introduction to body drags. July 16-20, July 23-27, Mon.-Fri., 2-5pm. $210/$175 RDC. Intermediate: Focus on body drags, beginning board skills, water re-launch, self-rescue, safety; accompanied by instructors. Aug. 6-10, Aug. 13-17, Mon.-Fri., 2-5pm. $240/$200 RDC. East Beach. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Learn to Swim
For participants who are ready to learn to swim, authorized Red Cross Water Safety Instructors will teach a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Group lessons, 2-week sessions, $65/session, June 18-Aug. 9, Mon.-Thu. Call Ilise Garvin, 688-6471 x619, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ocean Adventures Beach Day Camp
Five days of surfing, kayaking, marine biology, and beach games instill passion and respect for the ocean; offers the opportunity to try fun ocean and beach activities while learning how to safely play in an amazing environment. Advanced Ocean Sport Camp also available. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., 9am-3:30pm. Santa Claus Ln. Contact 455-6459, 452-9006, or summerbeachcamp.com.
Open Air Summer Camps
One-week sessions throughout summer. Fun, physical activities at parks, beaches, trails. Beach activities, wet and messy games, obstacle courses, hiking, sports (soccer, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee) with a twist, prizes. Led by a Certified Personal Trainer with 15 years of experience working with children. See how fun fitness can be, develop healthy habits for life. $160. Ages 8-12. 9am-1pm. Contact 897-0022, openairfitness-sb.com.
Orca Beach Camp
Summer at its best. Join the Saltwater Celebration in its 14th year. Fun, enthusiastic counselors are focused on making sure your child stays safe and has fun. Surfing, kayaking, crafts, volleyball, beach walks. Meet at different beaches each day. Five one-week sessions July 9-Aug. 6, Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. $250/week. Camp fills quickly, register now! Contact 965-1505, orcaschool.org.
Page Youth Center Elite Basketball Camps
Advanced training and play for girls with Blazers Girls Camp, and for boys with 805 Boys Camp. Mon., Aug. 20-Wed., Aug. 22, 1-5pm. Contact 967-8778 or pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Basketball Camp.
Boys and girls grades 2-8 will learn and practice basketball fundamentals, skills, and techniques, and play games. Mon., June 25-Fri., June 29. Contact 967-8778 or pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Volleyball Camp
Boys and girls grades 2-8 will learn and practice fundamentals, skills, and techniques such as passing, serving, setting, and bumping, as well as play games. Mon., Aug. 20-Fri., Aug. 24. 9am-12:30pm. Contact 9678778 or pageyouthcenter.org.
Page Youth Center Summer Youth Basketball League
Six weeks of basketball season for boys and girls grades 2-8. July 9-Aug. 17. Games are played on Tue. and/or Thu. from 3-6pm. For online registration and schedule/standings info, visit pageyouthcenter.org, or call 967-8778.
Page Youth Center Summer Youth Volleyball League
Six weeks of volleyball for boys and girls grades 2-8. July 9-Aug. 17. Games are played on Mon. and/or Wed. from 3-6pm. Team determined by school grade in Fall 2007. For online registration and schedule/standings info, visit pageyouthcenter.org, or call 967-8778.
Refugio State Beach Junior Lifeguards
Surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball, CPR, ocean lifesaving, first aid, resource stewardship, more. Instructors are State Parks lifeguards, EMTs, credentialed teachers. Ages 8-17. Must swim 100 yards in 2:30. Sessions: June 22-July 13, July 23-Aug. 10; 10am-3pm weekdays. $275 for one session; $500 for both. Tryout Dates: May 5, Lompoc; May 18, Santa Ynez; June 16, Lompoc; Goleta TBA. Contact 968-3834, refugiojgs.com, Refugiojrguards@parks.ca.gov.
Ridgewood Farm Summer Camp
Join us at the beautiful historic Whitney Ranch in Carpinteria for fun in the sun with horses. Specializing in teaching children ages 6 and up the fundamentals of hunter/jumper riding and horsemanship, along with arts and crafts. Dates and times TBA. Contact 684-2619, ridgewoodfarm.org.
Russ Morrison Junior Golf Program
Program director Matt Easterbrook, PGA Teaching Professional at S.B. Golf Club. Introduces youth of all social, cultural, economic backgrounds to golf. Hands-on instruction, playing opportunities. Ages 7-17. Kickoff/Signups: May 13. Sat. Summer Clinics: 4:30-6pm. Russ Morrison Junior Golf Tournament: Aug. 10; Russ Morrison Memorial Tournament: Aug. 17. S.B. Golf Club, 3500 McCaw Ave. at Las Positas Rd. $60 annual fee. Call 687-7087.
San Diego Surf
Learn how to surf and boogie board on Imperial Beach. Tent camping on the YMCA Camp Surf facility’s beach, ropes course, archery, surfing. Campers will be with Dunn Summer Staff, YMCA’s certified beach lifeguards. Camp A: Ages 12-16, July 23-27; Camp B: Ages 14-17, July 30-Aug. 3. Mon. arrival 8am-Fri. pickup time TBA. $375. Call Ilise Garvin, 688-6471x619, email@example.com.
Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club
Call for information on spring and summer camps. Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club, 4179 State St., 683-1724 or santabarbaragymnasticsclub.com.
Santa Barbara Junior Golf Camp
Instruction in fundamentals, range work, etiquette, rules, and a morning playing several holes on the course. No more than 20 students/session. Students grouped based on age/skill. Ages 8-15. One-week sessions: June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. $165/session. Call Dave Thornton or Matt Easterbrook at 687-7087.
S.B. Family YMCA Sports Camps
Weekly camps, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, extended care available. $100 members/$125 community. For rookies (1st-3rd grade) and champs (4th-6th grade). June 25-29: basketball, tennis. July 2-6 (no camp July 4): volleyball, Kung Fu. July 9-13: soccer, gymnastics. July 16-20: basketball, tennis. July 23-27: baseball, gymnastics. July 30-Aug. 3: soccer, Kung Fu. Aug. 6-10: basketball, tennis. Aug. 13-17: baseball, gymnastics. Aug. 20-24, 27-31: Sports of all sorts. Contact Aaron Martinez, 687-7720 x261, Aaron.Martinez@ciymca.org.
S.B. Foresters Baseball Camp
Hone your baseball skills with the S.B. Foresters. Campers receive the finest individual instruction available from former pro player and high-profile college players. Ages 6-12. Contact 684-0657 or sbforesters.org.
Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club
Week-long, morning/full day camps with expert instruction, games, drills, singles/doubles, contests; daily swimming, lunch, T-shirt included; beginners and intermediates ages 7-15. June 18-Aug. 23 (no camp week of July 16), Mon.-Thu., 9am-noon ($190)/9am-3pm ($310). Mini-Me Tennis Camp: games, basics, free junior racquet included. For beginners ages 4-6, Mon.-Thurs., 11am-noon. $80/week. Contact 684-6683, sbpolo.com.
Santa Barbara Sailing Center Kids’ Camps
Santa Barbara’s most popular summer camp! We have taught more than 8,000 kids how to sail and kayak. Learn the basics while having fun outdoors. Ages 8-16. Camps are Mon.-Fri. Kayak camp: 8:30am-12:30pm; Sailing camp: 1pm-5pm. Weekly camps June 18- Aug. 31. Cost is $159/week. Located in the S.B. Harbor. Contact 962-2826, sbsail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.B. Surf Adventures
Week-long surf camp takes place at Leadbetter Beach. Long, rolling waves make it great for beginners. Camp is suited for kids with basic swimming skills, ages 8 and up. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, lunch, and a great surfing experience. $290/week. One, two, three, or four-day camps prorated. Call the Beach House at 963-1281.
Santa Barbara Swim Club
Santa Barbara Swim Club is a year-round swim team and offers competitive swimming for ages 4 and up. Swimmers don’t need to know all competitive strokes, but must be water safe. Free swim assessment by certified swim coach every Thu., 5pm. Head coach John Dussliere is a member of the U.S. National Team Coaching Staff. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Contact 966-9757, sbswim.org.
Scuba Camp at Anacapa Dive Center
Allows young divers plenty of water time. Builds skills through fun activities, making them comfortable, competent divers. Must have own scuba-quality mask, snorkel, fins, booties; be good swimmers, in good medical condition. Ages 8-14. Aug. 6-10, 8am-3pm. $399. Includes books, logbook, instruction, rental gear, seal team completion certificate, discount on custom open water certification course. Call 963-8917.
Kids get exclusive access to Skater’s Point during clinics. Grouped by skill level, skaters learn proper techniques, improve skateboard skills, experience challenges of Skater’s Point. Experienced staff focuses on safety under direction of Steve Fancher. Skateboard, helmet, knee, elbow pads required. Ages 7-13. One-week sessions June 25-Aug. 24, Mon.-Fri., 8:30-11:30am. $126/$105 RDC. Skater’s Point, Chase Palm Park. Contact 564-5495, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Start Smart Sports: Basic Sports Skills Development
Focuses on general skills including dribbling, throwing, catching, kicking, batting. Maximum 15 participants, plus parents. Ages 3-5. Tuesdays: Apr. 17-May 22, 5:30-6:15pm; June 5-July 10, 6-6:45pm; July 17-Aug. 21, 6-6:45pm. $66/$55 RDC. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field. To register: 564-5422, sbparksandrecreation.com, or 620 Laguna St.
Start Smart Soccer
Developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for ages 3-5. Prepares children and parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or fear of injury. Children enjoy quality time working one-on-one with parent. Learn variety of skills including kicking, dribbling, passing, trapping, throw-ins, agility. Maximum 15 participants plus parents. Mondays: May 7-June 11, 5:30-6:15pm; July 16-Aug. 20, 5:30-6:15pm. $66/$55 RDC. Dwight Murphy Soccer Field. To register: 5645422, sbparksandrecreation.com, 620 Laguna St.
South Coast Karate
Whether it’s “Tiny Tigers” or “Kid Power” class, South Coast Karate is truly making a difference every day. Come and see why The Independent readers have voted South Coast Karate “Best Martial Arts Studio” for four consecutive years! Selected as a program that puts “Children First” by KEYT. Reserve your spot now. Call Brian Jordan at 687-5001.
Sports and Beach Camp
Lively and varied, participate in variety of sports-archery, nationball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, individual and team Olympic-style events. Excursions to the back side of Rincon, Carpinteria State Beach, East Beach. Hip, athletic counselors make it fun and challenging. Ages 8-12. Nine 1-week sessions June 25-Aug. 24, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. $156/$130 RDC. Dwight Murphy Field. Contact 564-5495, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Summer Drop-in FUN Recreation Programs
McKinley, Franklin, Harding Schools. Trained/certified staff teaches skills including outdoor games, crafts. Swimming, field trips, surprises, come and go freely. (Not a childcare program.) Free lunch provided by Community Action Commission. Grades 1-6. June 25-Aug. 17, Mon.-Fri., noon-5pm. Register at the three schools, or at sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.
Summer Junior Golf Camps
Join PGA pros Dave Thornton and Matt Easterbrook for a fun-filled week learning the great game of golf. All skill levels welcome. June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Signups available at the Santa Barbara Golf Club Pro Shop. Call 687-7087.
Surf Happens for Youth and Teens
Beginner Camps, Santa Claus Lane: surfing, life skills, fitness, environment. Elite Camps: daily travel, competition strategy, cross-training, portfolio development, NSSA circuit preparation. Industry guests, professional surfers provide insight; SH has teamed with Quicksilver for highest-quality experience. Private/group lessons. Surf trips to Central America. Instructors are lifeguard, first-aid, CPR-certified. Ages 5-17. One-week sessions June 11-Aug. 31, Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. Discounts available. Contact 966-3613, surfhappens.com.
Swim With Phyn
Customized lessons. Ages 1 month to adult. One-on-one instruction creates attentive, happy swimmers. Heated pool (92 degrees) creates a distraction-free environment. New, larger pool in Goleta. Eleven-week, Parent-Child classes available for $100. Series discounts available. $40/30-minute session, for 1:1 instructor/child ratio. Fills quickly; call early to book your time slot. Contact 689-7613, email@example.com.
UCSB Gauchos All-Skills Boys and Girls Volleyball
Learn from UCSB head coach Ken Preston and the Gaucho players. Camp has sold out the past few years so register early. Ages 12-17. One session, July 24-27. $465/overnight, or $380 for a commuting “day” camper. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Gauchos Boys Basketball Camp
Learn from UCSB head coach Bob Williams and Gaucho players. Two Day Camps for boys in grades 2-8, June 18-22 and Aug. 13-17, 9am-4:30pm, $205, $220 for extended care (7:45am-5:30pm). Offensive Skills Camp for boys entering grades 2-12, July 1-3, 6-9pm, $100. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, email@example.com.
UCSB Boys Basketball “Mini-Camp”
In addition to introducing basic basketball to the campers, we will be introducing and teaching other school yard sports and activities. Camp will foster development of hand-eye coordination as well as loco-motor skills. For boys 5-6 years old. June 18-22 and Aug. 13-17, 9am-12noon, $100. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Splash Camp
Aquatic activities including diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and speed/endurance swimming. Groups rotate activities every half-hour. Ages 8-12. Aug. 6-10. Two sessions: 10am-noon and 5-7pm. $75. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, email@example.com.
UCSB Surf and Kayak Camp
For ages 9-15. Ten 1-week sessions June 18-Aug. 24, Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm. $90/session. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Swim Lessons
(Private and Group Lessons)
Two-week sessions begin June 25. Registration begins Apr. 22 at 2pm. Private lessons: $135/session; group lessons: $65/session; semi-private lessons : $90/session. Contact 893-3913, recreation.ucsb.edu, email@example.com.
Volleyball Kids Beach Camp
Hosted by EVP (Extreme Volleyball Professionals) Tour. Features the latest drills, skill-building training techniques. Emphasizes fundamentals: passing, setting, spiking, overhand serve, organized games with instructors. All students receive “Volleyball Pro” evaluation, 6-point test certificate, “EVP Tour” volleyball, T-shirt. Grades K-2, and 3 and up. June 4-8, Mon.-Fri., 3-4:30pm. $84/$70 RDC. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680.
Volleyball Tournaments at East Beach
Cosponsored by City of S.B. Parks & Recreation Department. One-day tournaments with two-person teams. Director Donald McGraw, CBVA. July 10, 17, 21, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14; check-in at 8:30am. $32.50 per team online/$40 per team for day-of registration. Register at cbva.org, or day of tournament at East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 564-5422.
Wendy Fereday Swim School
Water-safe skills come first, above swimming skills. Fantastic and unique water-safe program. Have been teaching swimmers of all ages for 30 years. Approach is designed to build awareness and confidence in the water. Call 964-7818.
Westmont Warrior Sports Skills Camps
Develop motor skills for a lifelong involvement in sports. Instruction in team sports skills including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball; coordination skills including juggling, stilts, pogo sticks, Frisbee; and individual sports skills including archery, tennis, golf, and track and field. Ages 5-9. June 18-22, 25-29, July 2-6. Mon.-Fri., 9am-1pm. $160/week. Extended care available to 3pm, $5/hour. Westmont College. Call 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Archery Camps
Basic skills of target shooting: proper form, use of sights and scoring; instruction in badminton or fencing. Activities include novelty shooting, long distance, clout shooting, balloon shooting. Ages 8-14. July 9-13 (badminton), July 16-20 (fencing), 9am-1pm. $160/week. Extended care available to 3 pm, $5/child per hour. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Baseball Camp
The camp will include a teaching progression with creative drills to help increase the skill level and confidence of the campers. Lunch, pool time, and baseball games are included. Coed, ages 7-14. June 18-22, 9am-3pm; $200/week. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Basketball Camp
Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction and individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn the fundamentals and have fun. Lunch is included. Coed, ages 7-14. July 2-6, 9-13; 9am-3 pm. $200/week. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Soccer Camps
Boys and girls of all skill levels receive instruction, individual coaching by an outstanding staff. Campers receive instruction in the fundamental skills of soccer, get to apply them in games. Lunch is included. Coed, ages 6-12. July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3; 9am-3pm. $200/week. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Tennis Camp
This co-ed camp teaches basic skills by creative drills and game settings. Ages 7-13. July 2-6, 9-13; 9am-1pm. $160/week. Extended care available to 3pm, $5/hr. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Beyond Basics Tennis
This co-ed camp provides participants with a step beyond the fundamentals of the game. Drills and tournament-style play. Ages 8-16. July 30-Aug. 3, 1-5pm. $160/week. Westmont College. Contact 5656010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Westmont Warrior Summer Track and Field Camp
Co-ed campers learn basic body mechanics, body awareness, and coordination. Instruction in running, jumping, and throwing, high jump, long jump, shot put, block starts, hurdles, relays, pole vault, and javelin. Ages 5-12. July 23-27, 9am-1pm. $160/week. Extended care available until 3pm, $5/hr. Westmont College. Contact 565-6010, westmont.edu/sports/camps.
Yoga Summer Camp for Children
Yoganesha’s Fourth Annual children’s summer camp with Anne Van de Water. June 25-29, Mon.-Fri. Ages 5-8: 12:30-1:30pm; ages 9-12: 1:30-2:30pm. $75. Santa Barbara Yoga Center. Contact 965-6045, santabarbarayogacenter.com.
Youth Aquatics/Swimming Lessons
American Red Cross-based swim programs for children 6 months-15 years incorporate basic swim techniques, water safety skills, how to have fun in an aquatic environment. Two-week sessions, June 25-Aug. 17, 30-minute sessions, Mon.-Fri. $58/$48 RDC. Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr.; Ortega Park Pool, 600 N. Salsipuedes St. Register at sbparksandrecreation.com or call 966-6110. Scholarships available.
Youth 5-on-5 No-Contact Beach Flag Football League
Get your toes in the sand. Meet others, have fun, soak up some sun. No experience necessary. Four divisions divided by age/sex. Minimum of 10 players per team. Instructor Joe Richards, Calif. Flag Football Association. Ages 12-17. Open Scrimmage: Sat., June 9, 11am (player assessment/team assignment). Meets Saturdays, June 23-Aug. 18, 9am-3pm. $90/$75 RDC. $8/jersey. Contact 564-5422, sbparksandrecreation.com, 620 Laguna St.
A game for all ages and a perfect family sport. Quality programs at reasonable prices for all ages, tournament and league play open to everyone. Develop quickness, agility, core strength, stamina, mental toughness. USPTA certified instructors make learning fun for all levels. Take advantage of the low-cost, drop in Saturday clinic, the first lesson is free. Contact 564-5573, sbparksandrecreation.com.
Zodo’s Kids Bowl Free
All children under the age of 18 are invited to bowl one game for free every day from Mon., June 18-Sun., Sept. 30, between 8:30am-5pm. 5925 Calle Real, Goleta.