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Youth Programs

UCSB Recreation Youth Programs promote the wellness and development of youth in our community. We aim to create an environment where children can enhance their social and emotional skills, create a sense of agency within themselves, and broaden their community. We integrate the important teachings of kindness, collaboration, health, and wellness into every aspect of our programs. In addition, we prioritize safety and risk management and our staff members receive thorough background checks, relevant training, and First Aid/AED/CPR certifications. 

Our programs utilize UCSB Recreation's award-winning facilities. Our Recreation Center has multiple pools, sports fields, basketball courts, and more! We also use facilities across UCSB's campus, such as our Adventure Ropes Course, gymnastics gym, and on-campus beach, Campus Point.

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Summer Day Camp

9 weekly sessions with a variety of activities to engage children of all ages and interests, including arts & crafts, games, movies, swimming, gymnastics, and the Adventure Ropes Course.

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Beach 'n Surf Camp

8 jam-packed weeks of surf & kayak instruction, beach activities, and environmental education. All activities take place at Campus Point, UCSB's on-campus beach. (Formerly Surf & Kayak Camp)

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Jr. Lifeguards

Our most physical program, Jr. Lifeguards is an opportunity to train with professional lifeguards. Activities include swimming, running, First Aid/CPR, water rescues, oceanography, and competitions.

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Spring Day Camp

5 days of activities during Spring Break, including pool time, rock climbing, campus explorations, sports, and more!

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Swim Lessons

All experience levels, ages 3 and up! Private and group lessons are available. All Swim Instructors are American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.

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(805) 893-3913

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Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025