Santa Barbara Summer Camp Guide 2019

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Apples to Zucchini Culinary Camp

Young chefs will cook yummy meals while learning essential kitchen skills.  Campers will go home excited about preparing nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals made from real food. Working in small groups, campers will prepare lunch and then sit down to enjoy it together as a community. Afternoons will be spent on community field trips focused around local culinary fun. Grades 4-8. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295. Financial assistance available. Pick and drop off will be at teaching kitchen at SDRI 3rd floor, 2219 Bath St. Contact: www.atozcookingschool.org. 

 

Art Camp SB

A magical outdoor setting above San Antonio Canyon.  Art projects galore will surely keep the young artist inspired by nature walks, park picnics and lots of juicy art supplies including self-hardening clay, every paint imaginable, whimsical assemblages and storytelling masks. Ages 5-10. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 17-21, July 8-12 and August 12-16. Teen Art Camp for Ages 11-14 July 29-Aug. 2. $195/camper, $350 for siblings/week. The Woods Art Studio, 4597 Camino Molinero. Contact: LeAnne Iverson at 646-369-7277 or www.thewoodsartstudio.com. 

 

Art Studio 4 Kids Summer Camp

A fun and enriching program that will educate, inspire and entertain creative young minds. The workshop offers a wide range of project topics and resources that will spark their creativity and stimulate their minds with age-appropriate arts and crafts each day. Younger students receive additional support while more advanced students will be given additional challenges. Projects like Paper Mache, assemblage sculpture, sewing, air-dry clay, weaving, tie-dye, batik, and printmaking will be explored. Grades 1-8. June 10-July 12. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $310/week. Vieja Valley Elementary School, 434 Nogal Drive, Santa Barbara. Contact: artstudio4kids.com.

Boxtales Theatre Camp

Campers experience a three-week journey in the Boxtales method, including training in acting, storytelling, acro-yoga, mime, music, characterization and collaboration. Ages 8-13. June 24-July 12. Mon.-Fri. All new Teen Camp. Ages 14-19 July 22-Aug. 9. $800. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Contact: 805-962-1142 or boxtales.org/2019-summer-theatre-camps/.

Dance Hub Camps

The Dance Hub is offering a two-week Teen Ballet Intensive. In addition to a daily ballet technique class, students will enjoy Jazz Dance, Flamenco, Pilates, Yoga, and music appreciation. During a field trip to local art gallery, Sullivan Goss will sharpen the students’ eye in preparation their choreographic investigations. There will be a studio performance for family and friends at the end of camp. Ages 14-17. June 24-July 6, 12:30-5 p.m. $300 for one week or $500 for two weeks. Partial scholarship available. The Dance Hub, 22 E. Victoria St. Contact: dancehubsb.org.  

Destination Dance

Age-appropriate classes for beginning to advanced-level dancers. Daily classes include jazz and hip-hop, and each week brings something new such as aerial, tumbling, ballet, and more. Dancers work towards weekly performances in a positive atmosphere. Free lunch is available through the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Summer Food Program. Ages 2-teen, Mon.-Thu., June 10-Aug. 15, half-day and full day sessions available. $17-$350. Santa Barbara Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. Contact: 805-966-5299 or sbdancearts.com. 

Ecology and Arts Summer Camps

Campers will participate in activities related to a unique weekly theme such as natural artists, ecology explorers, invent-make-play, and beach explorers. Ages 5-12. Various Weeks June 17-Aug. 9. $270/week. Contact: Rachel@ExploreEcology.com or exploreecology.org. 

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite! 

Camp Ignite 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 education, reading, art, cooking, gardening, dance, and more. Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug. 9, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $115-$210/week. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available. Goleta Valley Center, 4973 Hollister Ave. 805-967-0319. Santa Barbara Center, 531 E. Ortega St. Contact: 805-963-4017 or www.girlsincsb.org.  

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: Camp Ignite for Teens! 

Camp Ignite for Teens offers a fun-filled summer camp environment with a sisterhood of support for teen girls. Weekly themes include outdoor adventures, STEM, leadership, community advocacy, college prep and more. Grades 7-12. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug.9, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $100/week. Extended care (7:30-8 am and 4:30-6 p.m.) available for an additional fee. Financial assistance and sibling discounts available. Goleta Valley Teen Center, 4973 Hollister Ave. Call 967-0319 or www.girlsincsb.org. 

Girls Rock S.B. Sleep-Away Camp

Girls will choose a creative arts track (music, photography, journalism, music production or DJ) and spend the week learning technical, creative and communication skills individually and as a group. Ages 10-16. Weekly June 16-Aug.3. $1,550/session (scholarships available). Ojai Valley High School, 10820 Reeves Road, Ojai. Contact: 805-861-8128 or www.girlsrocksb.org.

Girls Rock S.B. Day Camp

Campers will spend the day playing music, taking photos or honing their journalism skills. Campers will build confidence and skill in a positive and encouraging environment. Ages 7-15. Weekly Aug. 5-16. $375/session. Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St. Call 805-861-8128 or visit www.girlsrocksb.org.

Gustafson Dance Camp 2019

A variety of weekly summer camps are available for a variety of ages and skill levels. In Dance Camp, students engage in a full theater experience, while in Junior Intensives the students will focus more on their development as dancers. Ages 3-18. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Road. Contact: 805-563-3262 or gustafsondance.com/summer-programs/.

Inspired Dance Camps

A variety of weekly camps for both boys and girls with lessons in ballet, arts and crafts, and performance. Ages 3-18. June 18-Aug.18. Various prices. Contact: 805-770-5295 or www.info@inspiredancesb.com. 

Momentum Summer Dance Camps

Fill your summer with dancing fun with ten weeks of Momentum dance camps. Regardless of your age or skill level, there is a sizzlin’-hot dance camp for everyone. Camps include jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, and ballet in a high-energy and encouraging environment. These fun and fanciful camps have a new theme every week and combine dance, arts and crafts, and imagination with an end-of-the-week performance. Boys and girls welcome. Ages 3-11. Mon-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop-off and half days available. $225-$250/week. Momentum Dance Company, 316-A State St. Contact: 805-364-1638, www.momentumdancesb.com or momentumdancesb@gmail.com. 

Nick Rail Sumer Band Camp

Students of all ability levels will receive concert band and sectional instruction three mornings a week. Ages 9-13. Mon., Tue. and Thu., June 17-July 11. $125. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Contact: 569-5353 or santabarbaraeducation.org.

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet  

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet has classes for intermediate to advanced dancers all summer long. 1019 B Chapala St. Contact: 805-966-0711 or santabarbarafestivalballet.com.

S.B. Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends

Weekly half- or full-day camps have small, intimate music instruction and dynamic fun in groups of no more than 10, where budding musicians will get a lot of personal attention. Children can play the ukulele, xylophone, percussions, drums and keyboard and learn multicultural music, including dance and choir singing. Ages 5-10 yrs. Weeks of June 17-July 25 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1-3 p.m. and 9 a.m.-3p.m.  Various prices. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Contact: KindermusikwithKathy.com/camps/, 805-680-0749 or kindermusikathy@gmail.com.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art 

Children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the museum to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. Ages 5-12. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $250 SBMA Members, $300 non-members. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Contact: www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies, 805-884-6441 or rkrieps@sbma.net.

Santa Barbara Summer Stock

S.B. Summer Stock, a creative, community-based nonprofit youth theater company, will stage a production of “The Myth of Perseus.” Come act, dance, and sing your way along the adventure. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Thurs., June 17-July 13, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Performance: Thurs.-Sat., July 11-13. Cost: $675. (Financial aid and payment plans available). Lotus Theater, S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Contact: 284-6114 or sbsummerstock.com.

Showstoppers Musical Theatre

Showstoppers offers year-round musical theater education for youth and children. Each session is a show, with costumes, sets, lights and sound reinforcement in the La Colina Junior High Auditorium. Disney’s Frozen Jr. Ages 5-6 and 7-13. Various sessions June 10-21 with two performances on Friday June 21. Tuition is $525 for older children and $475 for juniors. Contact: 805-314-1221, sbshowstoppers@gmail.com or sbshowstoppers.com.

Summer @ Laguna Blanca

Campers will enjoy an exciting day camp that includes arts, music, Lego building, sports, and technology. Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-16, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (extended-day care available). $350/week. Laguna Blanca School Montecito Campus, 260 San Ysidro Road. Contact: 805-695-8143 or www.lagunablanca.org/page/camps/summer–laguna.

Teen Film Club

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn video and editing techniques to create short films for local nonprofit organizations. Learn the art of filmmaking and collaboration while creating great projects for our community. Students will need their own computers with video editing software. Grades 9-12. Various dates and times. Contact: 805-452-7069 or teenfilmclub805@gmail.com.  

TV Santa Barbara Youth Media Camp

Spend 5 days exploring Media Literacy and Studio Production at the TVSB Media Access Center! Campers use professional equipment to create their own visual content, learn the basics of green screen technology, and get their hands on cameras,  lighting and audio to create and edit short videos. The final video projects will air on TVSB channels 17 & 71. June 10-14 and Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 8-12. Extended care available. $325/week. Students are asked to pack snacks, lunch and water bottle. Please bring a sweatshirt and wear close toed shoes. Students leave site to Montecito Tennis Courts once per day to have lunch and film. TVSB Media Access Center, 329 S. Salinas St. Contact: 805-571-1721, info@tvsb.tv, or www.tvsb.tv.

Teen Documentary Camp

New this summer – students will spend 5 days learning basic field production and be in charge of producing filming and editing a short documentary to be aired on TVSB and submitted to the Alliance for Community Media Awards. Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., July 8-12. Ages 13-18. $200. Students are asked to pack a lunch and bring a water bottle. Please bring a sweatshirt and wear close toed shoes. Students meet offsite daily. TVSB Media Access Center, 329 S. Salinas St. Contact: 805-571-1721, info@tvsb.tv, or www.tvsb.tv.

UCSB Young Writers Camp 

Students are offered an opportunity to explore the many facets of writing, regardless of their skill levels. Outstanding staff of certified classroom teachers are all graduates of SCWriP’s Invitational Summer Institute in Composition and Critical Literacy at UCSB. Students participate in a stimulating learning environment that creates a community of writers to give optimum support and growth. Activities vary from year to year and from one class to another, including a broad range of genres and experiences geared to generate great writing. Grades 3-12 with new camps for grades 10-12. July 8-19. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. $375. (Discounts offered for early-birds or sibling sign-ups – see website). Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, 18 Ocean Road, Isla Vista. Contact: www.scwripyoungwriters.wordpress.com or 805-893-5899.

Young Singers Club

Students can sing, dance, and grow their performance skills through a variety of classes and perform at a variety of venues. Ages 5+. Twice weekly June 24-Aug. 5. $275/summer session. (Prices vary from $195 to $275 for early sign-up – see website) 4713 Chandler St. Contact: 805-280-9802 or youngsingersclub.com.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MORE!

Architecture & Engineering 101

Participants will learn architectural and engineering skills using fun and creative practices and materials including LEGOs. Ages 5-10. Four classes starting July 15-Aug. 5. For beginners and repeat students. Bring lunch and drink. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Fridays end at 12:30 p.m. July 29 class runs to 3:30 p.m. with no class on Friday. Cost is $295. Final exhibit Aug. 9 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara., 229 E. Victoria St. Contact: 408-210-5174 or www.kidzengineering101.com.

California Learning Center 

Various academic camps and workshops will be offered this summer to help students with writing or math skills, SAT preparation, or even college applications. Grades 3-12. California Learning Center., 3324 State St., Suite L. Contact: 805-563-1579 or www.clcsb.com.

Camp GObotics 

Campers will use Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 building-system kits along with extra parts to design and create unique robots that can then be programmed. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., 8 sessions starting June 17 through July 15. Mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Afternoons from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  $175/half-day week, $325/full-day week. Hollister Elementary School, 4950 Anita Land. Contact: 805-245-0288 or www.campgobotics.com.

Destination Science

Destination Science is a warm, wonderful environment where kids feel comfortable making connections with others. A variety of STEM focused camps offered to elementary aged students. Physics Coaster Science Magic, Rocket Space, Extreme Innovations, Robot Challenge camps all being offered. Grades K-6. Weekly session run June 17-July 15. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Extended care available. $339. Foothill Elementary, 711 Ribera Drive, Santa Barbara. Contact: destinationscience.org.

Engineering: Robot City

Calling all junior engineers! Come help build Robot City—the city of the future! Design architecture, create your own 3D-printed add-ons, power it up with electronics, and automate the city with robotic Lego machines. Experienced mentors will help and teach you along the way. Entering grades 3–7. Mon.-Fri., June 24–28, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $250. San Roque campus, 3225 Calle Piñon. 

Contact: : www.providencesb.org/summercamp/ or Rod Meadth at rmeadth@providencesb.org.

Gateway Summer Camps

Gateway Educational Services offers a variety of summer math, photojournalism, and STEM-based camps. Contact: 805-895-1153, gatewaycamps@gmail.com or gatewaycamps.com/summer-camps/.

iD Tech Camps

Students can design video games, learn to code, build their own websites, or acquire one of many other tech-related skills. Ages 7-17. Weekly sessions from June 24-Aug.2. Courses start at $899/per week. UCSB. Contact: (888) 709-8324 or idtech.com.

Math Camp at S.B. Family School 

Kids who enjoy math can participate in a week-long camp on a variety of fun mathematical themes such as MatheMagics, Math & Art, Math & Sports, Games, Cryptography, and more. Grades 4-9. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug.16. Half-day and full day sessions available. $200-$450/week. Early bird discounts available. Goleta. Contact: 805-680-9950, camps@sbfamilyschool.com or sbfamilyschool.com/camps.

Moxi Museum

Discover. Explore. Create. Join us for a one-of-a-kind summer of creativity and innovation at MOXI Summer Camp. New sessions for 2019 include Super Messy Science, Game Design plus SONOS Speaker Design Workshops. Cardboard engineering camp returns with new themes as well as the popular Fiesta plus Cardboard Canoe weeks. Grades 2-6. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Extended care available. Weekly, June 10-Aug. 16. Prices vary. Contact: 805-770-5012 or www.moxi.org.

S.B. STEM Camp 

Students will experience hands-on classes in science, technology, engineering and math taught by credentialed teachers. Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 17-21 and June 24-June 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $265/week. Peabody Charter School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Contact: 805-455-9152, christyshaefer@gmail.com, or sbstemcamp.com.

Terrific Scientific Camps

Through discovery-based learning and design thinking, students will engage in experiments and team activities while learning new technologies and experiencing how art, science, and engineering work in real life. Grades K-6. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 9, 9 am-3 p.m. Prices vary per session. Extended care available, and the camp is completely nut-free. Contact Info: 805-570-1988 or terrificscientific.org.

GENERAL AND VARIOUS INTERESTS

2019 Presidio Archaeology Camp

Discover Santa Barbara history this summer by excavating the fort that founded our city in 1782. Campers will learn basic excavation techniques and artifact processing methods from archaeologists and will have the opportunity to excavate portions of the Spanish fort and the early 20th-century home of our Japanese community. Ages 11-15. Mon-Fri., July 8-12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $225. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Contact: 805-965-0093, www.sbthp.org/presidiocamp.   

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara Summer Camp

An affordable camp offering a wide range of activities including, athletics, art, dance, computers, swimming, and many field trips. Breakfast, lunch, and a hearty snack are provided daily for no additional cost. All new and returning members must have their 2019 membership packet filled out and paid in full prior to camp start date. Annual membership fees are just $40.00. Ages 5.5-18. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $25/week. Boys & Girls Club of S.B., 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Contact: 805-962-2382 or email info@boysgirls.org.

Buellton and Solvang Parks and Rec 

Full-day and specialty summer camps are offered June 10-Aug. 9; 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Field trips every day. Ages 6-12. Fees: 1 day -$45; 3 days $135; 5 days $180. Meet at Buellton Rec Center. Bring a nutritious snack lunch.  Contact: buelltonrec.com or www.cityofsolvang.com/179/Parks-Recreation.  

Camp Elings

Elings Park offers a variety of week-long camps: Sports Activities, Nature & Games, Tennis, BMX, Lacrosse and Inclusion Camp, a partnership with PeerBuddies, for kids and teens with special needs. Kids will also enjoy presentations by the Reptile Family, Eyes in the Sky, Beach Day and BBQ slip-n-slide. Ages 5 and up. June 10-Aug. 16. 8:30 am-4 pm. Extended care available. $250/week. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Road. Contact: 805-569-5611, info@elingspark.org or www.elingspark.org/summer-camps.

Camp Haverim

This camp offers art, music, journalism, drama, maccabia games, swimming and a full array of sports, among other activities. Grades K-8. Mon.-Fri., July 8-Aug. 2, 9 am-3 pm. Prices vary per session. Extended care available. 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria. Contact: 805-895-6593 or camphaverim.com.

Camp Millionaire and Moving Out Financial Camps

Interactive, experiential financial education camps for kids. All of the programs use The Money Game to teach kids about money and investing. Camp Millionaire: July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 10-14. $370 plus $25 materials fee. Five scholarships offered. Offered through Santa Barbara Park & Rec. Dept. Contact: 805-957-1024 or campmillionaire.com.

Camp Wheez

Campers learn about their asthma while they participate in recreation and arts and crafts. Parents can attend a brief workshop on Friday, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. which provides an update on asthma care and a time to have their questions answered by an asthma specialist, followed by a light lunch.Grades 1-6. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free. Extended care available. Veronica Springs Church/First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Contact Info: 805-681-7500 x8754 or sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez.

Dunn School Summer Programs 

Dunn Summer Programs offer Aquatics: Family pool pass, swim lessons and splash ball camp. Ages 2-12. $100-$300. Runs June 10-Aug. 9. Sports Camps: June 10-July 12. Ages 7-17 $150-$300 includes lunch, t-shirt and pool time. STEM Academy: July 13-Aug.9. Ages 13-16. $3,500. Dunn School, 2555 West Highway 154, Los Olivos. Contact: http://www.dunnschool.org/summer, summer@dunnschool.org. 

Fairview Gardens Farm Camp

Campers use the farm as a classroom, laboratory and playground as they engage in farming and gardening activities, harvest and cook farm-fresh snacks, create land-based art, play games, climb trees and tell stories, to deepen their connection with food and the natural world. Ages 4-10. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug 16. 9 am-1 pm for ages 4-5 and 9 am-3 pm for ages 6-10. $255-$355 per week. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Contact: 805-967-7369 or fairviewgardens.org.

 

Garden Street Academy Camps

Garden Street Academy is offering a variety of summer camps in theater, art, music, and dance. June 10-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28. Contact: www.gardenstreetacademy.org/summer-camps. 

Have Fun Sewing Camps!

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Wonder, Silliness, Creativity! Kids having fun learning how to sew in a warm and helpful environment at Summer Sewing Camps. Ages 8-13. Grant House Sewing Machines, 336-B East Cota St., Santa Barbara. Contact: 805-962-0929 or HaveFunSewing.com.

Kidaru Summer Camp

Safe, fun, and nurturing environment where campers can participate in arts & crafts, games, story time, and making friends. Ages 3-7. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 8-19 and Aug. 12-23. $200/week. Kidaru Playcenter at La Cumbre Plaza. Contact: www.kidaru.com. 

Montessori Center School Summer Camps 

Montessori Center School offers thematic camps for children that include kitchen science, arts and crafts, nature, baking, culinary arts and outdoor adventures. Ages 3-12. Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 2. 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $200-$335/weekly. Montessori Center School, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Suite 1, Goleta.  Contact: 805-683-9383 or mcssb.org. 

Nature Adventures 

Children have opportunities to experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around them while engaging in the scientific process. Ages 4-14. Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $280/week for members; $299/week for non-members. Extended care available. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, and Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf. Contact: 805-682-4711 or sbnature.org/natureadventures.

Ocean Explorers 

Enjoy a week of ocean sports and marine education. Ages 7-14. Mon.-Fri., July 15-Aug. 16 – 9 am-3 pm. $299-$325/week. Paddle Sports Center, S.B. Harbor. Contact: 805-617-3425 or paddlesportsca.com/camps.

Orca Summer Camp 

Participants will enjoy a fun beach camp with a dynamic program of building confidence in the water, body boarding, surfing, kayaking, beach games, tide pools, dolphin days, and driftwood designs. Ages 6-14. July 15-Aug. 30, 9 am-3 pm. $350-$375 per week or $90 daily drop off fee. Rincon and Santa Claus Lane. Contact: 805-448-3308 or orcacamp.org.

Peak2Pacific Outdoor Day Camp 

Youth & Teen adventurers with a passion to explore will be inspired by nature and challenged by choice through a variety of adventures. They explore Santa Barbara through the creative eyes of an artist, the inquisitive mind of a scientist, challenge their bodies in adventure, and deepen their hearts as environmentalists. Ages 6-14. CITs 15-18. Mon.-Fri., June 17 – Aug. 30 with  different camps each session, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $375/$400 week, $100/day drop-in. Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden. Contact: 805-689-8326 or www.peak2pacific.com.

Preschool Camp Providence  

Join us for fun in the sun as we play our way through June. Three fun-filled weeks of activities, art, games, and free time on the serene Providence campus located in the heart of San Roque. Snack provided, but bring a lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and hat, and bathing suit and towel. Space is limited. Must be potty-trained. Ages 3-5. Mon.–Fri., June 10–14, 17–21, 24–28, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $60/day, $275/week. San Roque campus, 3225 Calle Piñon. Contact: Julia Davis at jdavis@providencesb.org.

Progressive Learning Academy Camps.

Students can participate in a variety of camps this summer such as Mixer Live Video Game Streaming Camp, Table Top Gaming, Craft Camps, and Math Camps. Various ages. Mon.-Fri. throughout the summer. Progressive Learning Academy, 21 East Canon Perdido St. Contact: 805-705-0687, www.progressivelearningacademy.org, or Carrie@plaedu.org. 

Safety Town 

A fun program specifically designed to teach basic safety skills to children entering kindergarten in the fall, or those just completing kindergarten. Grade Pre-K and K. Mon.-Fri., June 10-July 26 at different school locations. 8:30 am-noon. $200/week. Contact: 805-252-7998 or sbsafetytown.org.

Santa Barbara Parks and Rec

The city of Santa Barbara offers more than 40 summer camps with full- and half-day options for a variety of interests including cooking, theater, sports, dance, Legos, art, and many more. Contact: 805-564-5418 or sbparksandrec.org/all-summer-camps/.

Santa Barbara Zoo

Traditional camp includes hands-on science activities, games, crafts, snack and lunch time, up-close animal encounters and a guided zoo tour. Specialty camps cater to specific interests such as junior veterinarian, backyard biologist, and the new Aussie Adventure camps. June 10-Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. (full day) or 9 to noon for half day for ages 3-8. Prices range from $185 to $285/week. Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive. Contact: 805-962-5339 or https://www.sbzoo.org/learn/zoo-camp/.

Seaglass Summer Camp

Seaglass Summer Camp is an oceanfront eco experience for campers to connect with nature through imagination, investigation and environmental awareness. Ages 5-10. Mon.-Fri., June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $350/week with a 10% discount for booking all three weeks. Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm, 301 La Casa Grande Cir, Goleta. Contact: www.seaglasscamps.com or director@seaglasscamps.com.

UCSB Youth Programs

UCSB Recreation Department offers a variety of camps for various ages such as Day Camp, Junior Lifeguards, and Surf & Kayak Camp. Sessions run from June 17 – Aug. 16, for ages 5 – 14. Fees range from $140-$170/wk.Contact: 805-893-3913, camps@recreation.ucsb.edu or recreation.ucsb.edu.

Wild Roots 

Participants will enjoy the diversity of local places through exploration, games, tracking, singing, storytelling and fun. Ages 3 to 8. Mon.-Fri., July 1-Aug. 16.Times are 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $275/week. Contact: registrar.wildroots@gmail.com or wildrootsschool.org. 

YMCA Day Camp and Sleepaway Camp

Campers will enjoy days full of fun and activities geared to their age group. Catch the perfect summer vibe for your family. The YMCA has camps to ignite that sense of adventure, exploration, discovery, and fun for everyone. Grades PreK-8. Various times and dates throughout the summer. Various prices. Registration now offered online. Contact: ciymca.org/camp. Visit ciymca.org/Sleepaway-Camp to sign up for some fun away from home. Caravan Camp: July 8 – July 13 Family Camp Lake Sequoia: August 10–16.

SPORTS

Basketball Camp

Coach Steve Stokes will teach campers the skills that helped his Providence basketball program win three consecutive undefeated league championships. Camp activities include age-appropriate championship-level instruction, full-court games, camp awards, contests with prizes, a camp t-shirt, and daily guest speakers. Past speakers have included a former professional player, trainers for NBA players, college coaches, college players, and more athletes with inspiring stories. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3–9. Mon.-Thurs., June 10–13, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.. $75 (includes t-shirt). St. Mary’s Seminary, 1964 Las Canoas Road. Contact: www.providencesb.org/summercamp/ or Steve Stokes at sstokes@providencesb.org. 

Brady Tennis Camp

A premier tennis camp where participants can have fun while learning the game. Camps for regular and elite youth players and adults. Ages 8 and up. July 21-26, July 28-Aug. 2. Day camp and overnight camp prices vary. UCSB. Contact: (310) 798-0333 or bradycamps.com.

Cate Sports Academy

Participants will experience an emphasis on both athletic advancement and personal development in a wide varieties of sports from baseball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball and more. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8-Aug. 2; for grades 3-11. Prices range from $295-$475 depending on sport chosen. Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria. Contact: 805-684-4127 X134 or cate.org/csa.

Cycling Camp

Learn bike skills, repairs, and safety while having fun. Ages 10-14. Mon.-Fri., June 10-21. 9 a.m.-noon. Various locations. $150/week. Contact: 805-699-6301 or visit sbbike.org/summer_camp.

Full Count Fundamentals Baseball (called 3 times no reply) 

Campers learn the fundamentals, play games, build confidence and spend time with their friends. Ages 6-12. Mon.-Fri., July 1-5, July 29-Aug. 2. 8:30 am-1:30 pm. $219/week. San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Ave. Contact: 805-453-2027, jpepper@fcfbaseball.com or fcfbaseball.com. 

Gauchos Girls Water Polo 

Students will receive coaching in both technical fundamentals of water polo and tactical instruction. Grades 6-12. Tues-Fri., June 25-June 28. Prices vary for day/overnight.(overnight $635/day campers $455) UCSB Campus Pool. Contact: lauren.martin@ucsb.edu or gauchosgirlswaterpolocamp.com.

Gymnastics Camp at Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

Girls Inc.’s 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 17-Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $250/week. Extended-care option available. Girls Inc. Gymnastics, 531 E. Ortega St. Contact: 963-4492 or girlsincsb.org.

Ice Skating  

Skating camp at Ice in Paradise

Improve your ice skating skills, have fun and stay cool this summer! All levels welcome – no skating experience necessary! Kids enjoy group classes, open practice, off-ice training, games, indoor & outdoor activities, and catered lunch. Ages 6-14. Mon.-Fri., June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $395/week. $20 discount for early bird registration and siblings. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, (805) 879-1550. Contact: www.iceinparadise.org/Skating-school/summer-camp or Camp Director Bri Donnelly at bdonnellyice@gmail.com.

one. Soccer Camps

one. Soccer Schools offers Elite Residential and Day Soccer Camps and

Clinics. Known for Player Development, one. camps offer a challenging

environment where players play, learn, improve and have a blast. Various ages, dates, times, and loction. Contact: www.onesoccerschools.com. 

Pro Competition Hockey Camp 

July 15-19 open to all age ranges. Sign up at lakings.com/procompetition. Overnight campers $1050./ Daytime only $750. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta. Contact: 805-879-1550, matt@gmail.com or iceinparadise.org.

US Sports Camps

Snow Valley Basketball Camp along with Nike Camps for baseball, tennis, soccer, softball, and volleyball can all be found on the US Sports Camps website: www.ussportscamps.com.

Page Youth Center 

Coed basketball with experienced coaches. First camp for grades 1-4. Mon.-Fri. June 17-21; for grades 5 – 8 – June 24-28. 9 am-noon. $150/week. Contact: 805-967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org

Page partners with the LA Clippers. Weeklong camp, featuring former Clippers players. co-ed, ages 6-14; July 22-26. 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Register and pricing at www.laclippersyouthbasketball.com ($25. Discount Promo Code: 25LACLIPPSYBB) All camps are at Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave. Santa Barbara.

Refugio Junior Lifeguards 

Participants learn how to be safe in the ocean, what to do in an emergency, how to respect and care for the environment, and the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. 4 week session. Ages 7-17. Mon.-Fri., June 24-July 19. 10 am-3 pm. $399 (sibling discount $299.). Transportation available for Lompoc and Santa Ynez for $149 (siblings $99.). Refugio State Beach, Goleta. Contact: 805-331-8018 or visit https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22375.

Santa Barbara Lacrosse Camps

Players can participate in a camp that fits their age and ability level. Both day and overnight camps offered for boys and girls. July 8-12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for boys and girls entering 3rd-6th grades. Overnight and commuter camp runs from July 9-12 for boys and girls entering 7th-12th grades. Nike SB80 Showcase Camp July 13-14 for 10th-12th graders. Prices vary depending on chosen camp. UCSB. Contact: mike@sblaxcamp.com (boys), paul@sblaxcamp.com (girls), or sblaxcamp.com.

Santa Barbara Rock Gym 

Students have fun while learning basic climbing skills and teamwork. Camps run every week starting June 17-Aug.16 Half-day camp for kids 5-9 yrs. $250. Full day camp for kids 10-15 yrs. $400. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Contact: 805-770-3225 or visit sbrockgym.com/camps/.

Kayak, Paddleboard or Sailing Camp

Develop sailing or kayak/paddleboard skills while having fun. Ages 7-15. Weekly Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. June 10-Aug.23. $183.75 (for SBSC Club members)-$245/session per child. S.B. Sailing Center, between public boat launch ramp and Marina 4. Contact: 805-962-2826, anchor@sbsail.com or sbsail.com.

Learn-to-Sail Summer Camp

The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation is a nonprofit that develops self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship with a constant awareness of safety. Ages 6-18. Mon.-Fri., June 10 – Aug. 16, 9 am-noon or 1-4:30 pm. $375/two-week session (includes boat), $1,250/all five sessions. One week session $200 (limited capacity) S.B. Harbor. Contact: sbysf.org or 805-965-4603.

Surf Happens

Instructors systematically introduce the lifestyle and sport of surfing through progressive lessons. Students learn technical skills while participating in fun activities throughout the day. Ages 4-17. Weekly Mon.-Fri., June 3-Aug. 30, 9 am-3 pm. Fees are $400 (new students); $350 (returning students); Day Drop Off (first time) $100; $80 (returning student).  South Side Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria. Contact: 805-966-3613 or surfhappens.com.

Westmont Summer Camp

Westmont College Athletics offers Day Camps for kids who want to develop in a sport in a safe and fun environment. Kids of all ages and skill levels will get to work with some of our college coaches and student-athletes as they learn. Experienced coaches will help kids grow current skills as well as introduce sports to those who are just beginning. Half and full day camps available. Ages 5-13. June 10-Aug 2. $240 (half day) $270 (full day). Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road. Contact: athletics.westmont.edu/sports/2017/3/9/summer-camps.aspx.

Wolf Wigo’s 2019 Turbo Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp 

This camp is designed to help prepare athletes for the rest of their water polo career. The camp is designed to have a direct impact on your overall game and let you have fun doing it. While fitness is a key aspect to a great water polo player our camp philosophy focuses on fundamental position, ball skills and scrimmaging. Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp staff is made up of Olympians, NCAA Division I coaches, and U.S. National Team Players. Ages 10-18. Various weeks throughout summer. Various prices. Day and overnight camper options available. UCSB Campus Pool. Contact: www.santabarbarawaterpolocamps.com or goletapolo@yahoo.com.

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