Parks and Recreation Summer Camps Return to Normal Operations for 2022

Source: City of Santa Barbara

Parks and Recreation Summer Camps are back! After two years of limited and modified summer camps, the City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce that summer camps will return to normal operations for Summer 2022 with registration starting soon – Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 9 a.m. for Junior Guards and Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. for general registration.

This year’s camp lineup is currently available to view online at The Department will offer a wide range of camps at locations throughout the City, including full- and part-day offerings and counselor-in-training programs. The Recreation Division is also now hiring for summer camp positions. Job postings are viewable on the City’s Human Resources website.

“The Department was so fortunate to be in a positon to offer safe and healthy camp programs that served over 2,900 children and their families during the pandemic,” said Rich Hanna, Recreation Manager. “We are thrilled to emerge from the pandemic and return to offering a full suite of full- and half-day camp programs for our community.”

Camps this summer include long-time favorites such as: Nature Camp, Junior Guards, Beach Volleyball, Swim and Tennis, Ceramics, and Theater Camps as well as swimming lessons and new hits including Lobster Jo’s Beach Camp, Trapeze Camp, and Water Polo Camp.

Continuing this year is the Department’s longstanding partnership with the Police Activities League to administer 154 scholarships for camps to allow lower-income families the ability to participate in camps. Parks and Recreation’s free Summer Fun program, which aims to provide 8 weeks of fantastic programming for families who cannot afford traditional camps, will also be available this summer at both Franklin and Washington Elementary Schools.

Recommendations for a smooth registration

1. Login or create your PerfectMind account in advance! (Remember to create a parent/guardian account first, then the child’s)

2. Update medical information (instructions at

3. Register for camps on April 6 (April 5 for Junior Guards) and review updated Summer Camp Policies, including changes to waitlists, refunds, and last-minute registrations:

To find out more about summer camps or other things happening in the Parks and Recreation Department, please visit the City of Santa Barbara website at, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or sign up for our email list at

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