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To Register Directly-

Download, Complete and Email the following Forms

Introduction

Registration

Field Trip
Release

Media
Release

Once you have emailed your registration packets and made the fee payment your child(ren) will be formally registered.  Write Joseph Natale at sbcreativeed@gmail.com for more information.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

(See Questions & Answers at bottom of page)

Each Week We Have A Special Theme.

See below for the Weekly Programs!

Along with the Special Themes, Youth will also participate in each of the following activities:

  • Sports 

  • Games

  • Art & Crafts

  • Music- Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Production

  • Theater-Write & Act in Plays

  • Video/Photography

  • Science/Nature

  • Visits to Hiking Trails, Parks, Beaches, Museums and More!

  • * Academic Tutoring is also available if requested

Registrations can be made for:

  • Single Full Days, Full Week, or Half Days, Full Week

  • Morning Sessions:     9:00am-12:00pm

  • Afternoon Sessions: 12:00pm-3:00pm

  • Or BOTH 9am-3pm

  • 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 1, 2 , 3, or 4 days per week

Schedule:

  • Weekly Summer Camps:

    • June 17-21: POKEMON WEEK

      • Pokemon

      • Participants learn how to create your own Pokemon Cards; Battle Strategies; Drawing Pokemon; METRO & La Cumbre Field Trips; Pokerap

      • Age: K-5

    • June 24-28: DISNEY WEEK

      • Disney

      • Learn how to draw Disney characters; Meet a real Imagineer; Put on a Disney Play for parents & friends; Disney Songs; Building a Disney Set.

      • K-6

    • July 8-12: SCIENCE WEEK

      • Science Camp

      • Experiments- Colors; Magnets; Electricity; Build Race Cars; science of flight;

      • End of Week Science Fair-Display/Showcase projects

      • K-8

    • July 15-19: MARINE/OCEAN WEEK

      • Marine-Ocean

      • Field trips: Maritime Museum; Park Ranger; Sea Center; UCSB Touch Tanks; Explore Ecology; Marine Biology; Tide Pools;

      • K-8

    • July 22-26: SUPER HEROES WEEK

      • Super Heroes

      • Creating Super Heroes; Design-Draw, create characters, write a story, create a comic, put on a play. Write music/theme songs; Learn about real life super heroes in our community.

      • K-6

    • July 29-Aug 2: SPACE & AVIATION WEEK

      • Space & Aviation

      • Exploring Outer Space; SB Airport Field Trip; La Cumbre Peak; Las Cumbres Observatory; Art Projects; Meet an Astronomer; Zoom in with a NASA Engineer

      • K-8

    • Aug 5-9: DINAUSAURS & ARCHEOLOGY WEEK

      • Archeology/dinosaurs

      • Learning about geology; field trips to local sites; Hike local areas, caves,

      • Children open geodes; dissect owl pellets. Grow Crystals and…

      • Polish rocks from hiking trails

      • Make rock/shell jewelry

    • Aug 12-16: SPORTS WEEK

      • Sports Camp

      • Introduction to all sports: Basketball, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball and more.

      • Create a new sport, write up the rules and regulations, end of week demonstration.

      • Meet some local team members

      • Field Trips to Sports Events

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 Ortega Welcome House at Ortega Park, Next to Santa Barbara Jr. High School

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 7th 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 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. 

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