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Summer Camp Guide 2008
Enrichment & Academics


Abra Ca D’Abacus, Magical Math Camp

Learn the secrets of the beads with our high energy, physical approach to arithmetic. This whole-brain activity allows children to achieve success without the stress. Watch your child build confidence, speed, and accuracy as they learn to manipulate and visualize the beads. Instructor to child ratio of 1:10.

Four two-week sessions beggining June 30, July 7, Aug. 4, and Aug. 11; Mon.-Fri.; 9am-noon. Holy Cross Church, 1470 Cliff Dr. $500/session. Ages 6-12. Call 965-8511, email rkhough@verizon.net, and visit ucmasUSA.com.

Arte al Sole

Shannon Venable, local expert on Italian history and culture, operates this Tuscan Cultural Adventure for International Children. This day-camp in the Lucca hills of Tuscany offers enriching, experiential curriculum based on artistic, cultural, scientific innovations that inspired the Renaissance. Serves needs of families traveling in Tuscany; facilitates international cultural exchange through emphasis on arts. Ages 6-12. July 2008. Call 680-7913, email slvenable@cox.net, or visit artealsole.com.

Berlitz Language Programs

Berlitz Kids instructors join with Children’s Television Workshop to deliver lessons in Spanish. Using a communicative approach, students learn to converse, sing songs, play games, and take part in small role-plays. Native/fluent instructors give students the opportunity to learn authentic pronunciation and gain a broader cultural awareness.

Session 1, July 14-17; Session 2, July 21-24; Session 3, July 28-31. Mon.-Thu., 9:45am-noon. 104 W. Anapamu St. $330/week, due by June 20. Ages 4-7. Call 962-3020, visit berlitz.us, or email santabarbaralc@berlitz.us.

California Learning Center

In 1984, California Learning Center pioneered supplementary education in Santa Barbara. CLC has helped students of all ages gain confidence and raise grades. Summer is a perfect time to catch up or move ahead academically. Reading, math, standardized testing, writing, and study skills programs are available. Summer classes start June 16. Call 563-1579.

Camp Millionaire and Moving Out

A unique new financial literacy programs for kids and teens to learn how financial freedom happens firsthand in week-long summer programs. They’ll learn how to earn, manage, save, invest, and donate their money wisely and have a great time doing it. Call 957-1024 or email elisabeth@CreativeWealthIntl.org.

Day Camps at Westmont

ThinkCamps at Westmont College offers six different day camps: Somos Amigos, Discovery Camp, Bravissimo!, Computer Quest, Living Like Writers, KidzArt.

See ad in this Indy issue, call 565-7247, or visit thinkcamps.org.

Dubin Learning Center

Professional staff members work individually with students with dyslexia, learning differences, and ADHD, as well as students who are underachieving and could benefit from review before the new school year. For 30 years, the Dubin Center has been offering experience, knowledge, and care to Santa Barbara families.

Summer program begins July 28. Call 962-7122 or visit dubinlearningcenter.com.

Inside Thailand

Integrating cultural immersion and community service. Inside Thailand invites eight motivated students in grades 9-12 to experience Thai culture from an insider’s perspective while teaching English in Thai village schools. June 20-July 20. $4,350 plus round-trip airfare from LAX. Some financial assistance available. Call 963-8073 or visit insidethailand.net.

An Innovative Summer Science Camp

Get interested in math and science while working with upper-division engineering and science majors. Watch amazing demonstrations and build fun projects with solar energy, electronics, aeronautics, and more. Run by a local high school teacher. Grades 7-12. Call 698-1229 or email ryan@creativeSPARKlearning.com.

Kids’ Critter Camp

Critter Camp is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about companion animal care and the humane treatment of all animals. Each day there will be an animal theme and corresponding activities, games, crafts, and videos. We will visit the adoption animals daily for hands-on interaction.

Three week-long sessions: June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 21-25, 9am-noon. $60 for members and $85 for non-members, which includes a one-year membership. Ages 9-11. Call 964-4777 x17 for more info.

Kumon Math and Reading Centers

After-school math and reading program. Founded in Japan in 1958, this program uses a systematic approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills.

Goleta Kumon, 270 Storke Rd., Ste. 15. Call 685-1232. Santa Barbara Kumon, 3230 State St., Ste. B. Call 687-5944. Visit kumon.com.

Laguna Blanca School

You are invited to another summer of fun with creative and challenging courses for every interest. Class sizes will be kept small to enhance individualized attention and intensive learning. Classes will be taught by Laguna’s outstanding faculty.

Grades 1-12: First session begins June 23.

Visit www.lagunablanca.org/summer

Learning to Make a Change

For junior high and high school students who want to connect with a wider group of young people wanting to make a change in their community. Learn how to save a life and have a positive influence on a child; receive letters of recommendation and Basic Water Rescue and First Aid certifications.

One-week sessions: Mon.-Fri., July 9-Aug. 3, 9am-noon. Carrillo Recreation Ctr. Ages 11-16. Call 564-5495 or visit sbparksandrecreation.com/summerfun.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in educational research and remediation, has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading, spelling, math, visual-motor processing, language comprehension, and critical thinking.

Speak to a consultant and schedule a free info visit by calling (800) 300-1818, or visiting lindamoodbell.com.

Living Like Writers

ThinkCamps at Westmont offers a second annual creative writing camp. Kids will sharpen their writing skills with their friends and have fun. Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts.

One two-week session: July 28-Aug. 8, 8:30am-12:30pm, daily. $295. Grades 6-8. Call 565-7247, email thinkcamps@westmont.edu, or visit thinkcamps.org for information on this and other ThinkCamps on art, computers, theater, science, and Spanish.

Mind Your Manners Summer Camps

Learn the cues and the how-do-you-dos. How to make the handshake take and to shine when you dine. How to give a toast all the better and write a gracious letter. Want to know more about etiquette lore? This camp’s no bore. Contact Tara Stockton at 280-9400 or visit mindyourmanners.biz.

Money Camp

The Money Camp is a unique financial literacy camp that uses interactive games, activities, and accelerated learning techniques to teach kids how to make, manage, and multiply their money wisely. Kids learn basic time-tested principles wealthy people use to manage their money and create financial freedom. Ages 10-18. Call 957-1024 or visit themoneycamp.com.

Montessori Center School

Friends, fun, and learning. We have it all this summer; arts and crafts, gardening and cooking, sports and field trips, computers and science, as well as reading and math in a rich Montessori environment. Three two-week sessions beginning June 17. Ages 3 years-6th grade. 401 N. Fairview Ave., #1, Goleta. Call 683-9383 or email office@mcssb.org for a complete list of classes.

Ojai Valley School Camp

Sun, fun, adventures, and learning-that’s what Ojai Valley School offers in its action-packed summer programs, where students strengthen their academic skills and participate in a wide range of activities, including swimming, horseback riding, performing arts, surfing, and more. June 22 to Aug. 2. Visit ovs.org for more information.

Private Academic Coaching Camp

Initial consultation free. Offering services ranging from tutoring to educational enhancement. Increase skills of higher level thinking through reading comprehension and exploratory writing. Each student takes home a book and writing sample after each session. Weekly private or small group sessions available. Call Lilly Tam at 722-7258 or email tutoring93108@yahoo.com.

Safety Town

Sponsored by S.B. Soroptimist International. Teaches pre- and post-kindergarten children all aspects of safety, at home and away. Registration Apr. 26, 8-9:30am. Goleta School District Office, 401 N. Fairview Ave. Five sessions available at Foothill School: June 16-20, 23-27, July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25. 8:30am-noon. $115. Additional sessions at El Camino, I.V. and Franklin Schools. Visit sbsoroptimist.org/safety_town.html for more information. Volunteer to be a counselor-in-training on the Web site as well.

S.B. Maritime Museum Saturdays for Kids

Enjoy a medley of maritime activities on the first and third Saturdays of the month throughout the summer and explore the local waterfront with activities such as sea song sing-a-longs, crafts, and science projects. Activities are included with the price of admission. First and third Saturdays, June-August, 1-3pm. Members admitted free. Ages 6-12. Call 962-8404 x115.

S.B. Maritime Museum Sailor and Swashbucklers Camp

Explore the harbor and all things maritime through age-appropriate themed programs, which include games, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on science workshops, creative crafts, and more. July 7-11, 9am-noon. $82 members/$94 nonmembers. Ages 6-10. Call 962-8404 x111 or email achamberlain@sbmm.org.

Somos Amigos at Westmont

Spanish-language immersion camp with art, music, games, and swimming. Taught by accredited bilingual instructors. Four one-week sessions, July 14-Aug. 8, 8:30-12:30pm, daily. $200 (+$50 for aftercare until 2:30pm). Ages 5-13. Call 565-7247 or visit thinkcamps.org.

Summer Sessions Research Mentorship Program at UCSB

Matches serious high school students with active UCSB researchers. Exciting, six-week interdisciplinary immersion program provides rich exposures to university-level research in your preferred disciplines. Earn eight UC credits and meet other motivated students who are ready for academic challenges and personal growth. June 23-Aug. 1. To support the Scholarship Fund, or a specific student, contact Dr. Fuller at 893-8950. Email rmp@summersessions.ucsb.edu, or visit www.summer.ucsb.edu/RMP/rmp.html for more information.

Young Writers Camp 2008

This camp focuses on stimulating expression and learning special writing techniques. Skills are maximized through creative activities. Campers produce and refine pieces for publication in the camp anthology. Camp staff is a group of experienced classroom teachers who make it their goal to instill the joy of writing in each child. Sponsored by UCSB’s South Coast Writing Project.

Locations at UCSB, Cal Lutheran University, Oxnard College, and Allan Hancock College. Grades 3-9. Call 893-5899 or visit education.ucsb.edu/ywc for more information.

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