Surf & Kayak camp

The Surf & Kayak Camp will take place at UCSB's Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect and enjoy the resources our coast provides.

Camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-15.

Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.

If you register online, please print out and return the Consent to Treat Form, prior to your child's participation in the program.

Staff

All counselors are certified Red Cross lifeguards and possess current certification in CPR and first aid.

Activities

Activities will vary depending on weather, tide and wind conditions.

Ocean activities include: surfing, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, bodyboarding, swimming, paddleboarding and snorkeling.

Beach activities include: volleyball, tug-o-war, tidepooling, smashball, relay races, environmental education, capture the chicken, beach flags, sand castle building and visits to the UCSB Marine Science Institute touch tanks.

Activities will vary depending on weather, tide and wind conditions. Lifeguards are on duty at all times.
Surf & Kayak Camp / Summer Day Camp Combo

If you need full day care for your children, then combining the Surf & Kayak Camp with the UCSB Summer Day Camp is the way to go. For an additional fee of $85 per week, you can drop your child off as early as 7:15am at the Summer Day Camp. Campers will be walked to the Surf & Kayak Camp at noon by a counselor. You pick up at the Surf & Kayak Camp in the afternoon. See the Summer Day Camp webpage for more information on activities. Surf & Kayak/Summer Day Camp combo does not count towards a Summer Day Camp sibling discount.

Online Registration Instruction: Beginning this year, we have created a separate registration option called Surf & Kayak Camp / Summer Day Camp Combo. You do not have to register separately for each camp. We will share the information to both program directors on our end.

Registration Location
You can register for the Surf & Kayak Camp online, via mail or in person at the Recreation Center Customer Service Center (CSC). Sessions do sell out so be sure to check this page for session availability. The CSC is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel (in writing) prior to the Friday before your session, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee.

Late Pick Up Fee
Parents who pick up campers after 5:15pm will incur a late pick-up fee of $10 for every 15 minutes late.

What We Provide 
We will provide: soft beginner surfboards, kayaks (paddles, life vests, helmets), boogie boards, volleyballs soccer balls, kick balls, masks & snorkels, tarps for shade, various beach games, first aid, surf & kayak instruction, extra sunscreen. A camp rash guard is now required for all campers.

We provide a limited number of surf boards and boogie boards. Campers will sign up for boards and we will switch boards periodically. If you would like to bring your own surf/boogie board, make sure it has a leash (surfboards especially), and please mark it with your name. We will not be able to provide storage for personal equipment.

As with surfing, campers will sign up for kayaks and 2 to 3 groups will go out daily with an instructor.

This is our twelfth year of camp, and the format works well. There are always plenty of equipment, activities, and happy campers.

What You Should Bring
Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc.), full water bottle, warm clothes, towel, lunch and/or snacks, backpack.

Optional personal equipment: wetsuit, surfboard, boogie board, aquasocks, swim fins, goggles. It can get cold so a "shortie" wetsuit is recommended but not required. Wetsuits can be found at local surf shops as well as stores such as Costco, Sportmart, Big 5. You can inquire about renting wetsuits from SCUBA diving shops.

Please do not bring: electronic equipment (tablet, ipod, etc.).

Emergency Contact
Please contact main camp office first at (805) 893-3913.
In cases of "emergency only" when other options are unavailable you may call the RecCen Lifeguard Office at 805-893-7213. This line is not to be used for general questions regarding registration or camp info.

Downloads

2017 Session Dates

  1. - June 19-23
  2. - June 26-30
  3. - July 3-7*
  4. - July 10-14
  5. - July 17-21
  6. - July 24-28
  7. - July 31-August 4
  8. - August 7-11
  9. - August 14-18

*Camp will not meet July 4th

Sessions run 1:00pm-5:00pm
Pick-up time is 5:00pm-5:15pm† *There is no camp on July 4th, 2017

Cost

$115 per session

Plus a one time $25 fee for a 2017 camp rashguard.
(Available when your child arrives at camp.)

Session 3 is $100 due to 4th of July holiday

9 One Week Sessions

June 19-August 18, 2017

Questions?

Email us at camps@recreation.ucsb.edu

Phone: (805) 893-3913

Program Location

The Surf & Kayak Camp is based at Campus Point on the UCSB Campus. Campus Point is located at the end of Lagoon Road. Drop off and pick-up are located at the grassy area at the end of Lagoon Rd.

There are a few community parking spots (20) available in Parking Lot 6 (look for signs that read Coastal Access). Coastal Access spots have a 4 hour time limit and you must buy a parking pass from the automated machine in the lot.

Our counselors will be on the grassy area across from lot 6 from 12:45pm to 1:00pm for check in and from 4:45pm-5:00pm for check-out. For purposes of letting children in and out of your car you would not need to buy a parking pass, just be sure to have a parking pass should you decide to park and walk away from your vehicle.

DO NOT drive down past the Marine Science building to drop off your campers or park in lot 6 without buying a permit as you will very likely be ticketed.