© 2020 by Camp New Heights



June 21-Aug 1

Santa Barbara, CA


Camp New Heights is a two, four or six week summer program for campers aged 9 through 17, located in Santa Barbara, California. Programs are personalized to fit individual needs with the focus of helping each camper build a better version of themselves and reach new heights. While at camp, they can enjoy the independence of a college-style living experience and world-class counselors and staff. We believe that regardless of your skill level (beginner or an advanced athlete), everyone can reach new heights.

2 Program Tracks. Which One Are You?



  • Little to no experience with athletics.

  • Looking to learn about nutrition, health, and exercise principles.

  • Eager to see how much you can improve your physical skills and general health.

  • Looking for an edge with your health and life.

  • Excited to spend your summer on the beautiful California coast.


  • Very experienced in organized athletics.

  • Looking to work with world-class performance coaches and trainers.

  • Interested in giving yourself a performance advantage with your school or club teams.

  • Eager to give yourself a lifelong edge with little known training and nutrition secrets.






Comprised of campers who are actively involved in sports and activities in their school or communities. These campers may already be on their JV or varsity teams at their school.


Beginner Competitive Swimming


Keep that head down and blow out your nose! Swimming is a tremendous workout and a lifetime sport. You will learn how to utilize the front-crawl/freestyle stroke and make that next beach day a time to flaunt your awesome swimming skills.

Our Staff

The safety, happiness and well-being of our campers is of utmost importance to us. At Camp New Heights, we believe that a successful camp experience begins with the staff. Our camp leadership are CPR-trained, certified teachers (e.g., nutritionists, certified lifeguards) in their field of expertise and are trained to handle campers at all age levels.

Stephen Bean

We're all capable of greatness; some people just need a little push. I feel that I'm here to provide that push. After a few years in the oil/gas industry, I decided that it was time to seek a deeper meaning in life. I set my course for California and ended up as a middle school Physical Education teacher in San Fernando valley. A year of working with kids opened my eyes to the greater opportunities to work with kids outside of the classroom. I saw the California physical fitness test as a critically important part of grade school education, but I didn't believe that it got the same attention as the core four subjects. A well rounded education should most certainly include nutrition, physical activity, and cooking. I am here to help facilitate and provide campers with the skills necessary to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. As an avid triathlete, I am constantly pushing myself toward new heights. It's amazing to see that an idea that started in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado has now become a reality in Santa Barbara, CA. We're destined for a greatness, I can't wait to meet all of you and help you reach your new heights.

JT Thompson

JT is a former Division 1 collegiate student-athlete. A graduate from The University of Louisiana at Monroe. JT was a 3x All-Conference, All-Louisiana selection during his career. Which led him to gain experience in the NFL, CFL and AFL football leagues as a Defense Back.


A Director of Sports Performance down in South Florida, JT has rapidly become one of the areas top performance specialists. JT has trained many Professional Athletes in All-Sports, along with some of the top high school teams and all sport youth leagues in the area. JT also has years of experience directing youth and high school skill camps all over the country. He is also the founder of JT’s Sports Performance with a vision of “Getting You Better Everyday”.

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