Summer Day Camp

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2019 marks the 38th year for the UCSB Summer Day Camp.

Our camp provides a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships.

We pride ourselves on offering an action-packed, varied and exciting camp.

Campers enjoy daily swimming at the Recreation Center, access to the UCSB gymnastics room as well as weekly visits to the Ropes Adventure Course.

Activities vary from week to week and are designed to be age appropriate.
Activities available every session are: Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Gymnastics, Movies, Ropes, Swimming.

UCSB Summer Day Camps offer a variety of Activities to engage children of all ages and interests. See activity list for more information.

If you register online, please return the Consent To Treat form on or before your child's first day in the program,

Camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14 and is divided into three age groups. The age groups shown below are approximate and could vary depending on the actual age ranges at camp during a specific week.

  • Lower Camp --- ages 5-6
  • Inter Camp --- ages 7-10
  • Upper Camp --- ages 11-14

Sessions run Monday-Friday with arrival time between 7:15 & 8:30am and departure time between 4:30 & 5:30pm. We do not offer pro-rated prices for partial weeks.

Swim Lessons must be purchased separately.

Counselors are available to walk children to 4:30pm lessons only.
Parents must pick-up 4:30pm lesson participants at the Rec Cen.


Questions?
Email us at camps@recreation.ucsb.edu

Summer Day Camp Staff

The UCSB Summer Day Camp is run by the Department of Recreation. The support of the Recreation Department enables the Summer Day Camp to offer your children a safe and fun camp environment. This support is reflected in the availability of gymnasia, playing fields, pools, classrooms and equipment as well as the hiring, training and education of qualified counselors.


Camp Director
Ray Robitaille will be back for his 38th summer as Director of the UCSB Summer Day Camp. His years of experience working with children and his leadership skills have enabled the Summer Day Camp to attain its current level of quality and popularity. Ray has been a teacher at Laguna Blanca School for 38 years and specializes in Movement Education which provides children with movement fundamentals, thereby enhancing coordination, self-esteem and enjoyment of physical activities.

Counselors & Specialists
Our general staff consists of head counselors, individual group counselors, support counselors and specialists. The head counselors are credentialed teachers and/or professionals with five or more years of camp experience. Individual and support counselors are credentialed teachers, college students and instructors from the local community. Our specialists are qualified instructors in the fields of swimming, arts & crafts, gymnastics, drama, kayaking, rock climbing and martial arts.

2019 Weekly Schedule

Week Dates Themes Special Events Dress Up
1 6/17-6/21 Athletes In Action Olympics/ World Cup Sport Jerseys
2 6/24-28 Super Hero/Heroines Super Hero Activities & Games Super Hero/ Heroine
3 7/1-7/5 (Holiday) Party in the USA Backyard Games Red, White, and Blue
4 7/8-7/12 Under the Sea Luau Hawaiian Shirts & Grass Skirts
5 7/15-7/19 Go Green Recycling/ Sustainability Games Green Clothes
6 7/22-7/26 Kreative Kids Talent Show Group Colors
7 7/29-8/2 Around the World Fiesta International Day
8 8/5-8/9 Circus Circus Carnival Crazy Hair/ Mismatch
9 8/12-8/16 Future Gauchos Campus Exploration UCSB Gear




Registration for 2019 is now open.
Register online here.

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Please Note: Online Registration is recommended and appreciated.

2019 Session Dates

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: June 24-28

Session 3: July 1-5*

Session 4: July 8-12

Session 5: July 15-19

Session 6: July 22-26

Session 7: July 29-August 2

Session 8: August 5-9

Session 9: August 12-16

*Camp will not meet July 4

Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Aloha Day
  • Beach Days
  • Carnival
  • Field Trips
  • Floor Hockey
  • Group Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Innertube Water Polo
  • Lacrosse
  • Movies
  • Movement
  • Nature Hikes
  • Ropes Adventure Course
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Special Events
  • Swimming
  • Talent Show
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • and much more