Montecito Family YMCA | Summer Camp Guide 2022

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2020 YMCA SUMMER CAMP GUIDE LOMPOC FAMILY YMCA 201 West College Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436 MONTECITO FAMILY YMCA 805.736.3483 • 591 Santa Rosa Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

YMCA SUMMER CAMP 2022 805.969.3288 •


Welcome to Summer Camp at the Montecito Family YMCA!

As you read this, our camp team is excited to be planning fun, enriching, and safe adventures for children to discover who they are and what they can achieve! At Y Camp, the possibilities are endless! Y Summer Day Camps provide children and teens with supervised activities that cultivate values, develop skills, nurture relationships and actively explore children’s imagination.

At camp, you are able to create YOUR ideal summer experience. Our wide variety of programs provides something for everyone! Give your kids the chance to have fun, improve their health, learn new things and reach their potential. Sign up for Summer Camp at the Montecito Family YMCA today!

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WHY AN ACA-ACCREDITED CAMP? ACA Accreditation means that your child’s summer camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. For more information visit

CAMP REGISTRATION HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAMP Register online at or at the Welcome Center. All information online is confidential. Camp registration opens February 1. CAMP FEES* Members Community

$215/week $245/week

LOCATION AND HOURS Day Camp is located at the Montecito Family YMCA and runs from 8:30am to 5pm. AGES YMCA offers camp for kids to enjoy summer with their peers. We offer camps for all children Grades K - 6 with activities and lessons to help them in the next school year. Day Camp Sports Camp

Ages 5 - 12 Ages 5 - 12

*No Camp June 20 & July 4. Weeks 3 & 5 are $175 for members and $200 for community

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Open Doors financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applications are available at the front desk or online. Applications will be accepted through April 30. QUESTIONS Contact for more information.

CAMP CALENDAR Dates Week 1: June 6 - 10

Day Camp All About the Y

Sports Camp Basketball

Week 2: June 13 - 17

Backyard Wonders


Week 3: June 21 - 24*


Flag Football

Week 4: June 27 - July 1

Science Discoveries


Week 5: July 5 - 8*

National Treasure

Sports at the Beach

Week 6: July 11 - 15

Need for Speed


Week 7: July 18 - 22

Animal Kingdom

Sports of All Sorts

Week 8: July 25 - 29

Deep Sea Adventures


Week 9: August 1 - 5

The Y Across the World

Flag Football

Week 10: August 8 - 12

World of Games


*No Camp June 20 and July 4

See Day Camp descriptions for field trip listings each week. Field trips subject to change depending on CDC Covid guidelines. Campers will have the opportunity to swim once each week of camp.

DAY CAMP THEMES ALL ABOUT THE Y Week 1: June 6 - 10 Campers of all levels can enjoy this active week of summer. Campers will be cultivating a sense of family and Montecito YMCA spirit as they play group games, learn about our core values, and come up with their very own dance to our YMCA song! Campers will be taught new sports and skills as we play field games and engage in friendly competition. This week we will be visited by our local Children’s Creative Project for some wonderful art instruction! BACKYARD WONDERS Week 2: June 13 - 17 The Y is bringing action, adventure, and outdoor education to this week of camp! Campers get to participate in nature hunts, gardening, and backyard games. Counselors will lead campers in activities teaching them about conservation and our Santa Barbara outdoors! Campers will take a trip to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to finish off the week! EXPLORERS Week 3: June 21 - 24 Get ready for a week of exploration as campers try out yoga, singing & dancing, and crafts using elements we find in nature all around us! This week our camp counselors will be teaching campers about our solar system, the history surrounding summer solstice, and campers will spend time learning about our very own Santa Barbara Summer Solstice traditions!

SCIENCE DISCOVERIES Week 4: June 27 - July 1 This week, our campers will take on the role of being innovators! Campers will have a week full of engineering, architecture, fun group experiments, and science themed outdoor games. Counselors will lead activities that will teach campers about chemical reactions, gravity, and more! NATIONAL TREASURE Week 5: July 5 - 8 The Y is bringing action and adventure to summer camp this week! Campers will have a week filled with treasure hunts, exploring the outdoors, and working out puzzles. Campers will learn about outdoor living skills, a bit of geography, and will learn about the treasures we have in our very own Santa Barbara Community! This week we are partnering with Play-Well Teknologies to piece together our very own LEGO Engineering devices! NEED FOR SPEED Week 6: July 11 - 15 This week campers can expect classic and imaginative ways to increase their speed and agility. Campers will participate in games ranging from dodgeball to table tennis, basketball to egg relay races! Counselors will be adding in sports trivia and ball games throughout the week! To top it all off, we will spend one camp day at Ice in Paradise to work on our ice-skating! ANIMAL KINGDOM Week 7: July 18 - 22 Campers are invited to dress up as their favorite animals this week as counselors teach them all about grassland, wetlands, deserts, jungles, and more as we explore animals in their natural habitat. Campers will partake in animal themed crafts and outdoor games, as well as international customs and cultures that surround these animal environments. This week we will be taking a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo to see some of these animals in real life! DEEP SEA ADVENTURES Week 8: July 25 - 29 Adventures are coming to the Montecito Y as we learn about the deep sea and coastal lands. Campers will learn about sea creatures that live within island waters, the layers of the ocean, and about those who work on the sea. We will have our own camp day visiting East Beach as we spend a day under the sun, have a sand castle building competition, and learn about the sea life right here in Santa Barbara. THE Y ACROSS THE WORLD Week 9: August 1 - 5 This week we will be learning and enjoying many cultures as campers take a closer look into what makes humanity so diverse! Counselors will lead crafts, games, and friendly competitions focusing on areas that our Y’s across the world work with. At the end of this week we will be heading to the Santa Barbara Fiesta Parade! WORLD OF GAMES Week 10: August 8 - 12 End your summer with a week full of games at the Montecito YMCA! Camp counselors will lead campers in friendly competitions, classic camp games and campers will even get to create their very own board game! At the end of the week we will host a camp carnival to finish off our week of games!

SPORTS CAMPS AGES 5 - 12 BASKETBALL Week 1 (June 6 - 10), Week 6 ( July 11 - 15) Basketball was invented at the YMCA in 1891, and we are carrying out the rich basketball tradition. Your child will sharpen their skills and learn some new ones! SOCCER Week 2 (June 13 - 17), Week 8 (July 25 - 29) Your child will learn the fundamentals of soccer in a positive environment that they will enjoy. We will play many different games and competitions that will help your child improve in many different aspects of the game. FLAG FOOTBALL Week 3 (June 21 - 24)*, Week 9 (August 1 - 5) Your child can elevate their game at Flag Football Camp as they run routes, learn the fundamentals on both sides of the ball and get fit doing it. Campers will enjoy conditioning and scrimmages. TENNIS Week 4 (June 27 - July 1) Tennis Camp allows kids to learn tennis much faster and with more success right from the start, helping to foster a lifelong love of the game. Campers will also share in character development time and play group games. SPORTS AT THE BEACH Week 5 (July 5 - 8)* This week we will spend our time at the beach! While at the beach we will play Capture the Flag, Volleyball, Pickle, and many more fun beach games. This week we will also go on a field trip to Ice in Paradise. SPORTS OF ALL SORTS Week 7 (July 18 - 22) We are going to do a little bit of everything this week! We will play the traditional sports such as basketball, soccer, and football. We will play other sports & games such as lacrosse, kickball, spud & wall ball. Every day is going to be a little different but with a lot of fun! *No Camp July 4 or Jun 20

Campers will have the opportunity to swim once each week of Sports Camp.


July 31 - August 5

Ventura Family YMCA Ages 9 - 17 $795* In Sleepaway Camp at Lake Sequoia, adventure time is always on. In this program, campers are immersed outdoors, staying in cabins during the night and exploring nature throughout the day. Activities include hiking, sports, crafts, and recreational water activities. Campers will come home with an adventurous spirit and new friends. Contact Julie at for more information.

Family Camp

August 6 - 12

All Ages Welcome Fees below* Santa Barbara Family YMCA Enjoy a week-long adventure for the entire family that promises to be filled with new experiences and fun. Your family will enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, campfires, paddle boarding or just reading and relaxing. Price includes six nights lodging, meals, morning kid’s camps, arts and crafts, campfires, YMCA Rag Program, and more. The fees below include a space for four campers. Contact Craig at for more information. Apartment Winterized Cabins Divided Duplex Cabin Rustic Cabin RV or Tent Additional Camper

$3,200 $2,800 $2,300 $2,100 $1,880 $470

*Deposit is $100 for Youth Overnight Camp and $450 for Family Camp

To register, visit or the Welcome Center.

SAFETY AT CAMP We meet or exceed all COVID -19 standards outlined by the California Department of Health’s camp industry guidelines. This summer we will have implemented daily health screenings, the encouragement of social distancing, use of masks, contact free check-in, stable groups of children, and a strict stay home if you are sick policy. In addition, we have increased our cleaning and disinfecting practices, the promotion of healthy hygiene, and staff training to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We have protocols in place should a case occur and have been operating successful youth programs since the pandemic started. While things may look different in camp this year, our commitment to a fun and engaging summer remains.

Don’t forget to wash your hands.

My mask helps protect everyone!