2021

Summer Camp

June 20-July 31

Santa Barbara, CA

About

Camp New Heights is a two, four, or six week overnight 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, intermediate, or advanced athlete), everyone can reach new heights. Camp New Heights is the preeminent California summer camp experience. 
 

3 Program Tracks. Which One Are You?

 

BEGINNER

  • 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.

  • Interested in healthy weight loss and management

INTERMEDIATE

  • Some athletic experience (club/school)

  • Looking to learn about nutrition to help maximize athletic potential 

  • Learn about exercise and physiology to be able to train on and off the field 

  • Learn the skills and tools to get in better shape and prepare for the upcoming season

ADVANCED

  • 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.

Camp New Heights is located in Santa Barbara at the beautiful University of California, Santa Barbara campus. Campers will reside in the official Santa Catalina Dormitories and utilize collegiate level facilities.

 
LOCATION

Schedule

We will customize the program to best fit the need of your camper. In general, Monday through Fridays consist of four (4) activities that are interactive, fun and focused towards their New Height Goals. Two (2) of their daily activities are with the group and two (2) elective activities will be the ones the campers selected from the optional courses list that gives them an opportunity for personal development. Group activities will be focused on physiology, building strength, proper form, techniques, and recovery. Creating community and support within the campers is instrumental, so to build camp culture, there will be group activities after dinner for all the campers to enjoy.
 

Saturday will consist of optional excursions that stimulate campers and expose them to different sites around the Campus or within the Southern California area. If your camper chooses not to participate in an excursion, they will be able to enjoy the beach in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
 

Sunday will be a day of 3 R’s (rest, relaxation and recovery) for campers’ minds and bodies. We will offer cooking classes, time to do laundry and general free-time.

ADVANCED AND BEGINNER TRACK

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Beginner

 

Comprised of athletes who are just beginning their
active lifestyle journey

ELECTIVE COURSES 

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.

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Director

Stephen Bean

Stephen is a former physical education teacher and athletic director who previously worked in the Los Angeles United School District. Stephen hails from Boulder, Colorado where he lives with his wife and son. Stephen is an avid amateur triathlete and endurance athlete. 

 

Stephen is a founding member of Camp New Heights, and his enthusiasm in educating youth about health and wellness is unparalleled. 

 

"A well rounded education should most certainly include nutrition, exercise, physiology, and cooking. I think these skills are highly undervalued in our school systems and I want to change that completely. I want all of our campers to leave camp with the skills and tools to live a healthy lifestyle and prosper in their lives."

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Director of Sports and Human Performance

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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Nutritionist 

Liz Maria Vizcarra

Liz is from a small border town in Southern California by the name of Calexico, where there isn't much to do but play sports. Due to this, she developed a love for basketball and tennis at a very young age. She played on the varsity team for both tennis and basketball during her 4 years in high school. She soon realized nutrition was key to excel in any sport. 


She is a recent graduate from San Diego State University. She double majored in Nutrition and Spanish in hopes of being able to teach the importance of healthy eating habits to the people of her community. 

In 2010, at the age of 12, Liz began her volunteer work at the Community Center coaching and working with kids from a variety of ages. Till this day she continues to work with kids.  


“I’ve been a coach for a long time, however I now strive to share the knowledge I learned as an undergraduate student to those around me. I can’t wait to be part of the Camp New Heights family.”

Coordinator

Montrell Britton

Montrell is a youth educator, professional dancer, and outdoor education instructor. He was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee. 

 

Montrell has been educating youth through the art of dance, music, and outdoor education since 2010. He was featured on season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance (Stage vs. Street). Following the conclusion of the show, he joined the show's European tour in 2016. 

 

"My mission is to strive to form our youth to become better leaders of today and tomorrow. At camp I'm seeking to increase camper's awareness of their bodies through athleticism, performance, and nutrition. I believe the Camp New Heights program elevates mental, physical, and emotional health."

Coordinator

Peter Alton

Peter has always been passionate about two things: sports and helping others.  This has shown up in many ways throughout his life, from playing and coaching sports to working in outdoor education and after school programs.  Soccer is at the center of Peter's love of sports having played since he was young and having coached since he was a senior in high school.

 

Peter is currently running an after school program at a middle school in San Diego, where he was born and raised.  He loves helping the next generation to succeed and grow. Peter has previous camp experience as an outdoor educator in Julian, Ca and has coached a wide array of sports from the rec level all the way up to the high school varsity level.

 

"I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Camp New Heights team and share in this journey with all of the campers.  I look forward to getting the opportunity to share my knowledge of the game and passion for soccer with those I coach.  I am very passionate about helping kids to grow and achieve their goals and look forward to the opportunity to do that both on and off the field."

Youth Activity Leader

Victoria Garcia-Ojeda

Victoria is a college student at Arizona State University. Victoria is a former Camp New Heights camper and has a passion about fitness and nutrition. 

Victoria swam for her high school swim team in Tucson, Arizona. Victoria competed in the 50 meter free, 100 meter free, and 200 meter relay. Victoria's team won the Arizona Regional Qualifier in 2019. 

Victoria's enthusiasm, out-going personality, and passion for helping campers is what makes her an outstanding staff member. We're excited to have Victoria return for her second year as a staff member. 

Bus Driver

Patti Haney

Patti is a transportation specialist with years of experience in transporting passengers safely. Patti has experience in both public transit and university transit systems. Patti has an infectiously positive attitude that uplifts everyone around her. Her combination of wit, charm, and safe driving make her an essential part of the Camp New Heights team. 

Staff

Camp New Heights Staff

Camp New Heights is and industry leader in staff acquisition. We pride ourselves on a highly competitive and intense interview process. We strive to assemble a diverse staff that has a 1:1 male to female staff ratio. Keep checking back throughout the year to see our new staff members as they are added to our roster. 

Contact

5944 Coral Ridge Drive Box 242

Coral Springs, Florida 33076

Tel: (805) 364 0170

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