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Summer Camp Guide, 2007:
Teens


Advanced Beach Volleyball

Take your game to the next level by learning advanced techniques and drills for doubles play with Brant Lee. Ages 16 and up. Mon., Wed. evenings, July 9-Aug. 1, 6-8pm. $65/$55 RDC. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680.

Beach Guard/Junior Lifeguard Instructor Training

Sat., Apr. 14, 21, 9:30am, Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Priority for job placement will be given to candidates who test on earlier test date.

Illustration by Ben Ciccati

Beach Volleyball

Hit the famous sands of East Beach with instructor Brant Lee, locally acclaimed athlete, professional, and Santa Barbara Masters Champion. Learn correct ball handling, passing, setting, and hitting in a fun environment. Ages 16 and up. May 7-30, June 4-27, Aug. 6-29, Sept. 5-26, Mon., Wed. evenings, 6-8pm. $65/$55 RDC. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680.

Catamaran Sailing Clinics

See Santa Barbara from the sea. Try this drop-in program to experience the open ocean and refresh those sailing skills on a fast and thrilling catamaran. Ages 14 and up. Visit sbcats@hotmail.com.

Co-ed Beach Doubles Volleyball League

Looking to apply volleyball lessons or unwind after a day at work? This league is for you. Hit the sand for some fun, meet new friends during this 2-on-2 summer league. Matches consist of best of three games to 21 using rally scoring. Ages 16 and up. Thursdays, July 13-Aug. 18, 6-8pm. $48/$40 RDC. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Call 897-2680.

Counselor in Training (S.B.)

The S.B. Family YMCA’s CITs are volunteers, work with a counselor, are responsible for the care, planning, and delivery of all programs for campers ages 5-14 at YMCA summer day camps. Maturity, enthusiasm, communication, decision-making skills, responsibility, outgoing personality. CITs receive CPR/first-aid training and certificates. $350. Eighth-11th graders. May 29-June 3. Contact 687-7720 x259, brenna.monahan@ciymca.org.

Culinary Crash Course

Your teen will learn how to identify what they’re really craving, tools and techniques that build confidence in the kitchen and ease their transition into adulthood. Most importantly, they’ll discover the joy of cooking inherent in this creative process when it involves others. July 23-28, July 30-Aug. 3, 11am-2pm. $225 (organic meals, supplies). Contact 565-4499, campcucina.com.

Everybody Dance Now Hip Hop Class

Hip-hop basics are taught to the latest hip-hop jams! You’ll learn combinations, dance routines, and hot new dance moves. Class offered free to the first 15 Teen Center members to sign up. Instructor Liz Tenudo. Thursdays, 3:30-4:45pm. Session 1: Apr. 5-May 3. Session 2: May 10-June 7. Contact 882-1235, sbparksandrecreation.com/teens, 1235 Chapala St.

Fitness with Fido

Ages 15 and up. Exercise, bond with your dog, socialize. Tuesdays: walks on even ground. Saturdays: more strenuous. Dogs must be leashed; bring plastic bags. Session 1: Tuesdays, May 8-June 26, 5:45-7pm ($60/$50 RDC). Session 2: Saturdays, June 30-Aug. 4, 9-11:30am ($84/$70). Meets at Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Register at sbparksandrecreation.com, 620 Laguna St. 564-5422.

Have an AHA! Experience

Value yourself, enrich your life, expand your circle, fuel your imagination, empower your dreams, enhance your community. Join AHA! (The Academy of Healing Arts for Teens). All teens ages 14-19 are welcome. July 2-31, Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-1pm, plus one overnight camping trip. $1,000 (scholarships available). For info, 569-2272 x108, ahasb.com.

Introduction to Kiteboarding for Adults

Learn how you can master this exciting new “extreme” sport! This three-day afternoon intensive class teaches you how to rig the kite, fly it, launch it, land it, and how the safety systems work. All equipment is provided. Ages 16 and up. Aug. 3-5, 2-5pm. $210/$175 RDC. Call 897-2680.

Junior Counselor Training

For Nature Camp, Sports & Beach Camp, Aquacamp, Skateboard Clinic. Interact with summer camp staff, campers; earn community service credit. Ages 12-16. Must attend orientation/training Sat., June 9. Registration deadline Fri., Apr. 13; group interviews Fri., Apr. 27. Apply at: 620 Laguna St., Carrillo Recreation Center or sbparksandrecreation.com/sumerfun. $64/$55 RDC ($20 non-refundable application fee applied to reg fee upon acceptance). Call 564-5495.

Lifeguard Training

Must pass swim test. Students receive certification in CPR for Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Lifeguarding upon successful completion of course work. Workbooks, materials must be picked up at American Red Cross two weeks prior to first day of class. Ages 15 and up. Los Ba±os Pool. April 27-29, May 11-20, June 15-17; Fri., 6-10pm; Sat./Sun., 7am-9pm. $100/$83 RDC. Call 966-6110.

Lifeguard Challenge Course

Participants must successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Challenge course requirements. Ages 15 and up. Los Ba±os Pool. Sundays Apr. 29, May 13, 20, June 17, 6-8pm. $54/$45 RDC. Call 966-6110.

Mr. Volleyball” Afternoon Beach Volleyball Clinic

Quality instruction from George Richardson, “Mr. Volleyball.” Build on basic beach volleyball skills, apply intermediate through advanced techniques and strategies from current AVP tour professionals. One day per session guest-coached by Olympic-level athletes. Ages 12-18. Four-day sessions June 25-Aug. 16, Mon.-Thu., 1-4pm. $144/$120 RDC. East Beach Volleyball Courts. Contact 897-2680, sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Pool Guard, Swim Instructor, and Aquacamp Counselor Training

Testing on Sundays, Apr. 15, 29, May 13, 20, 8pm, Los Ba±os Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. Priority for job placement will be given to candidates who test on earlier test dates.

S.B. Family YMCA’s Youth Camp Gaines CIT Training

Work with grades 4-6 as a mentor in week-long camp away from home. CIT volunteers work with a counselor, are responsible for health, fun, welfare, care of campers. Maturity, enthusiasm, communication, decision-making skills, outgoing, responsible, work well with others. CITs receive CPR/first-aid training and certificates. Ages 15-17. Aug. 2-3. $350. Contact Brenna Monahan, 687-7720 x259, brenna.monahan@ciymca.org.

Summer Late Nights 2007

The summer-long party that never ends with trips to Southern California’s best theme parks. All trips and events start and end at the Twelve35 Teen Center. Trips include ticket, bus ride, snack. Register at sbparksandrecreation.com/teens, at Teen Programs office at 1235 Chapala St., or 882-1235. Space

is limited.

Safety Town Counselor-in-Training

Help 5- and 6-year-olds learn about what is safe and unsafe through movies, songs, and fun activities, while earning volunteer hours. Weekly sessions, June 18-Aug. 17, 8:30am-noon. Free. Call 564-7223 or apply online at sbsoroptimist.org.

Santa Barbara Summer Stock Youth Theater

Wildly creative performances in theater, music, dance. Senior Program: Dracula: Ages 13-17. Program focuses on physical, vocal, improvisation, and world theater technique. July 2-Aug. 5, Mon.-Fri., 3:30-8:30pm. Performances Aug. 2-5, Center Stage Theater. $625. Contact Leslie Frasier, 698-1250, sbsummerstock@gmail.com.

Teen Adventure Caravan

Cruise Pacific Coast Highway with YMCA Teen Adventure Caravan. Explore Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Monterey Aquarium, San Francisco, surfing, river rafting. Participate in the YMCA Ragger Program. Provide own fishing supplies, tents. Rustic living, shared cooking, kitchen duties, campfires, more. Grades 7-11. July 23-28. $525 (“camperships” available). Camp rally: July 13, 7pm, SBYMCA. Contact Brenna Monahan, 687-7720 x259, brenna.monahan@ciymca.org.

Twelve35 Teen Center

Check out the new drop-in facility, three blocks up from the bus station, at 1235 Chapala St. Junior high/high school students. Air hockey, foosball, pool tables, HD TVs, the latest video game systems, arcade games, state-of-the-art recording/mixing studio, computers, free wi-fi, more. Special events, classes, activities offered year-round. Volunteer opportunities. Mon.-Thu., 2:30-8:30pm; Fri., 2:30-10pm; Sat., noon-10pm. Closed Sundays, holidays. Contact 882-1235, sbparksandrecreation.com/teens.

Twelve35 The Music Box

The “everything” music place in the Teen Center. Electric guitars, drum kits, DJ turntables, keyboards, vocal station, all the equipment to record and mix your own CD. Music lessons: daily, 3-6pm. Rock the Room Digital Recording Basics: Tue., 3-4pm. Rock the Room Digital Recording Intermediate: Thu., 3-4pm. Private rental program, additional recording/mixing activities. Contact 882-1235, sbparksandrecreation.com/teens, 1235 Chapala St.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Earn certification to teach all levels of swimming to all ages. 34-hour course. Learn teaching techniques, stroke development, swimming skills. F.I.T. training included. Must pass pre-test to participate. Workbooks, materials must be picked up at American Red Cross two weeks prior to first day of class. Ages 16 and up. May 2-12; Mon., Wed., Thu., 6-10pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. $120/$100 RDC. Los Ba±os Pool. Call 966-6110.

Your Om Yoga

Stress got you all knotted up? Gain a more positive, peaceful outlook through this inspiring, beneficial form of exercise. All levels. Basic yoga postures to more advanced, ending with renewed calmness and amazing workout. Equipment provided. Instructor Denise Woods. Mondays, 5-6pm. Session 1: Apr. 9-May 7 ($40). Session 2: May 14-June 11 ($40; no class May 28). Contact 882-1235, sbparksandrecreation.com/teens.

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