To Register-Download, Complete and Email the following Forms
Once you have emailed your registration packets and made the fee payment your child(ren) will be formally registered. Pay in advance and receive an Early Bird Special! Write Joseph Natale at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Each Week Youth will participate in each of the following activities:
Visits to the Parks, Beaches, Museums and More!
* Academic Tutoring if requested
Registrations can be made for:
Morning Sessions: 9:00am-1:00pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Or BOTH 9am-5pm
Late Pickup, Early Drop off Can be Arranged for extra fees
Sessions are 5 Days Per Week, Monday through Friday
*Arrangements can be made for 2 , 3, or 4 days per week
Tentative Weekly Summer Camps:
July 5-7 (Wed-Friday) Adjusted Pricing
July 31-Aug 4
MINIMUM of 5 Students Per Age Group is Required for Camps to be scheduled.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHERE IS THE PROGRAM LOCATED?
We are located at a the Carousel House & Plaza at Chase Palm Park accross the street from the Pier.
HOW LONG HAS THE PROGRAM BEEN RUNNING? DO WE HAVE RETURN STUDENTS?
Santa Barbara Creative Education (also known as D'Arezzo Creative Education) runs year round. We focus more on academics during the school year with enrichment in the afternoons and the arts and sports activities in the summer. We are beginning our second decade overall, and our 4th year locally in Santa Barbara where the Director and Founder, Joseph Natale lives and grew up. We have grown exponentially over the last 4 years in Santa Barbara and typically operate at our daily capacity.
WHAT COVID SAFE PROTOCOLS DO WE FOLLOW?
We have worked closely with the Santa Barbara Public Health Department to ensure that we are following COVID-Safe Protocols. We have completed the Self Certification Program, and had zero incidents with our program while operating daily, in-person, predominantly outdoors since September 2020. We have learned new ways that are fun and intriguing with out children integrating social distancing and masking when required. We have incorporated teaching good hygiene as a way of life. We have cleaning stations throughout the facility. We limit out total number per day to less than 30 and each Activity Station is 10 or less.
WHAT GOALS DO WE HAVE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATING IN OUR PROGRAMS?
We provide a safe, healthy, fun, social experience for children from our community. We offer opportunities for children to try out a variety of activities, discover individual interests and enjoy growing in them. With so much isolation and screen time over the last year, our goal is to provide an opportunity for fun social interaction while building upon on board skills learning new ones. We have Spanish speaking staff so we are able to serve our community at large.
WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE?
We have learned that children get bored very quickly doing the same thing for long periods of time (other than video games). The way we have set up our activities so the children can rotate through them with friends, or focus on the activities they love the most, gives them a sense of freedom and choice. Many camps are focused on honing in on one skill whether it be a sport, singing, playing an instrument, art, etc. Our program offers a unique opportunity with our carnival of activities approach.
HOW ARE STAFF CHOSEN AND TRAINED?
All of our staff are recruited based on their individual education and experience in one of our core activity areas and their love for children. We train all of our staff according to the Santa Barbara Creative Methodology. That methodology focuses on seeking out understanding and sensitivity to the personality of each child and designing our programs around the individual rather than shaping the individual to fit our programs. We teach respecting the value of the core and soul of each child, supporting and building who they are. The majority of our staff work year round so are already seasoned.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS?
The best part of Santa Barbara Creative Education is that we love, respect and care about our children as we provide them an exceptional experience in a wide variety of creative activities in a social and safe environment.
IN WHAT WAY IS OUR PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL?
Santa Barbara Creative Education takes a wholistic approach. We emphasize that applying discipline to all learning from hopscotch to science empowers. We teach that understanding and incorporating reading, writing, math, science, and even history through all our activities, putting them through our "creative, artistic and athletic" individual and internal machine, integrates a foundation of knowledge while having fun. For example, youth come out of our program understanding the mathematics of music in a way that enables them to write and produce music creatively. The same results with acting, art, video production and sports.
HOW ARE THE PROGRAM FEES SET UP?
Our basic fees are based on $12.50 per hour which equates to $250 per week for a 4 hour per day session and 8 hours per day session $475 per week. We offer extended hours for early drop off and late pick up if needed We do fundraisers for scholarships and as funds are available participants are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to say "no" to no one!