2018 SUMMER STEAM CAMPS ARE OPEN !
Overview and Policies
YOUTH Camps and TEEN Camps: Kindergarten-9th grade
Through discovery based learning and design thinking, youth in our camps carry out experiments, engage in team activities, build and program robots, learn new technologies, and see how art, science, and engineering work in the real world!
40+ Different STEAM Camps Offered over 10 weeks:
Art: drawing, painting, sculpting, product development, digital art, special effects, movie making
Engineering/Technology: robotics, programming, game design, engineering
Science: space, culinary cooking, chemistry, biology, veterinary medicine, forensics, archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, medicine, physics, and oceanography
Spark imagination, conceive possibilities, ignite learning, and inspire minds!
So much fun…too little time!
Early Bird Discounts:
Early Bird Registration Nov. 24, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018. $25 off each camp.
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Why Choose Us for Your Child’s Camp this Summer?
We take physical safety and emotional safety very seriously. Children are supervised at all times, our staff are fingerprinted, and we have a zero tolerance for bullying of any type. We respect and affirm EVERY child, parent, and teacher, and will not tolerate any form of prejudicial or demeaning comments, jokes or actions. We are NUT-FREE. Please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches or other nut types for the health and safety of all our campers.
Cutting Edge Curriculum:
50 Different Camps! We have the largest array of different camps in Santa Barbara County! We have created an unparalleled set of cutting edge programs designed for the young mind ages 5-15. Our programs are “kid-tested” to ensure that camps are fun, full of learning concepts, and have a track record of being successful!
Our male and female staff of professionals in their field, teachers, engineers, artists, graduate and undergraduate college students in the departments of science, engineering, medicine, computer science, math, and art. Our top priority is to have staff who LOVE working with kids, are smart, can communicate effectively with children and parents, and work together as a team. Our student/staff ratio is 9:1
Tuition & Camp Hours:
Register for more than one camp at the same time and receive our multi-camp discount of $10 per camp! Our multi-sibling discount is $10 per sibling. Many campers attend several weeks of camp! Additional lab fees apply to some camps.
For ages 6-15, camps start at $305.00 per week and run 9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Pre-Care (8am drop-off) and After Care (3:30-5:00pm) is available. Pre-camp care is $25 per week. After-camp care is $32 for 4 days.
We do not have aftercamp care on FRIDAYS.
For ages 5-6, camps start at $245 per week and run 9am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday. Pre-Care (8am drop-off) and After Care (2:00-3:30pm) is available. Six year olds can attend either series of camps. Time available for camp care is specific to the camp in which they are enrolled. Pre-camp care is $25 per week. After-camp care is $32 for 4 days. We do not have aftercamp care on FRIDAYS.
Open House on Fridays:
Every Friday we have Open House from 3:15-3:45 for parents to come and see what their child did during the camp week. Your child will be excited to show off their projects. There is no aftercare available on Fridays.
Our flexible tuition policies allow for changes in your summer schedule or camp credit if your child cannot attend. That means you NEVER lose your camp tuition! Full refunds will be given until April 1st. A 75% refund will be given between April 2nd- May 31st. No refunds will be made after May 31st, however if you need to cancel, we will credit your camp payment to your account for future use. If there is sufficient room in another camp, students may transfer to a different week without charge at any time. If your child is sick for 4+ days, we will credit your account or transfer them to a different week. Registration changes will incur a $25.00 fee to cover our administration costs.
What to Bring to Camp:
Wear closed-toe shoes! Bring lunch, snack, and water bottle. We are NUT-FREE. Please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches or other nut types for the health and safety of all our campers. Please review this article about kids with nut allergies: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/page/peanut-allergy.aspx We ask that you provide healthy lunches and no sodas or candy. Thank you!
Administration of Medicine
If your child requires any medications during the time he/she is at the camp, please download this form and print it, fill in the required information, and bring it with the child on the first day of camp. Administration of Medicine Form (Click Link to Download Form)
Camp Evaluation Form
After your child returns home from Summer Camp, we ask that you fill out the online Camp Evaluation Form. Your input will greatly help us improve the camps and course offerings. We can’t wait to hear from you! Online Camp Evaluation Form.
Great Locations for Different Age Groups:
AES (Art Explorers Studio)
5370 Hollister Ave, Ste 2, SB
Vieja Valley Elementary School
434 Nogal Dr. Santa Barbara
Grades 1-6 AND Grades 6-8 (separate areas)