The Surf & Kayak Camp will take place at UCSB’s Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect and enjoy the resources our coast provides.
UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp and UCSB Jr Lifeguards are the only youth programs authorized to use UCSB Campus Pt. and our staff consists of Certified Lifeguards with ocean rescue training.
Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.
Activities will vary depending on weather, tide and wind conditions.
Ocean Activities: surfing, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, bodyboarding, swimming, paddleboarding and snorkeling.
Beach Activities: volleyball, tug-o-war, tide-pooling, smash ball, relay races, environmental education, capture the chicken, beach flags, sand castle building and visits to the UCSB Marine Science Institute touch tanks.
Activities will vary depending on weather, tide and wind conditions. Lifeguards are on duty at all times.
The Surf & Kayak Camp is based at Campus Point on the UCSB Campus. Campus Point is located at the end of Lagoon Road. Drop-off and pick-up area located at the grassy area at the end of Lagoon Rd.
There are a few community parking spots (20) available in Parking Lot 6 (look for signs that read Coastal Access). Coastal Access spots have a 4-hour time limit and you must buy a parking pass from the automated machine in the lot.
Our counselors will be on the grassy area across from lot 6 from 12:30 pm – 1 pm for check-in and from 4:30 – 5 pm for check-out. For purposes of letting children in and out of your car you would not need to buy a parking pass, just be sure to have a parking pass should you decide to park and walk away from your vehicle.
DO NOT drive down past the Marine Science building to drop off your campers or park in lot 6 without buying a permit as you will very likely be ticketed.
- Treat others like you would like to be treated
- Never leave the beach boundaries.
- Never leave trash or recyclables on the beach
- No fighting
- No bad language
- No mocking of others