June 23-August 3
Santa Barbara, CA
Registration is Open!
Now Offering Day Camp Options
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 maximize their potential. Our program aims to give campers the skills and tools necessary to live/lead an active and healthy lifestyle. 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?
Camp New Heights is located in Santa Barbara at the beautiful University of California, Santa Barbara campus. Campers will reside in the Santa Catalina dormitories and utilize collegiate level facilities.
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 excursions that stimulate campers and expose them to different sites around the Campus or within the Southern California area.
Sunday will be a day of 3 R’s (rest, relaxation and recovery) for campers’ minds and bodies. Sunday features or nutrition class and grocery store challenge, time to do laundry and general free-time.
Comprised of athletes who are just beginning their
active lifestyle journey
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.
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 and have years of experience in their field of expertise and are trained to handle campers at all age levels.
Stephen is a former physical education teacher and athletic director who previously worked in the Los Angeles Unified 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.
"We started this camp because we believed that there is a gap in the educational system that has pushed exercise and nutrition to the wayside. I believe that Camp New Heights provides campers of all abilities the opportunity to try new things in a judgement free atmosphere. We're not a traditional camp and we plan on evolving every year to continually meet the wants and needs of our campers."
Director of Sports and Human Performance
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”.
Isain is a Camp New Heights alumni who attended camp in 2018. Isain came to camp with an incredibly positive attitude and quickly became a leader among his peers. His success at camp lead to his successful senior year in which he was able to tryout and make the competitive CIF division one soccer team at his school. Isain is currently a junior at Mission College.
Isain's positivity and tireless work ethic made him a favorite of teammates and fans alike. He helped lead his team to the CIF division I tournament, which is the highest level of high school soccer in the Los Angeles area. He has continued to play soccer in his free time as he pursues his degree at Mission College.
Isain brings with him the experience of having attended Camp New Heights and having been extremely successful in transforming his lifestyle as a result. He possesses a level of optimism and level-headedness that is inviting to all and brings out the best in everyone who encounters him. Isain is returning for his third year as a staff member.
Victoria is currently a junior 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 fourth year as a staff member.
Albert is a Camp New Heights alumni who attended camp in 2018 and 2019. Albert's time at camp saw him blossom as a leader and a force to be reckoned with in the weight room and on the field. His success at camp lead to several years of success on his high school soccer team and internationally in Mexico on professional and recreational teams. Albert is currently completing his sophomore year of college at the University of California, Merced.
Albert's hard work and determination made him a cornerstone of his high school cross country and soccer teams. He helped lead his team to the CIF division I tournament multiple times throughout his tenure with the program. He has continued to play soccer on organized teams, recreationally, and in his free time as he pursues his degree.
Albert brings with him the experience of having attended Camp New Heights and his gregarious nature makes him a camper favorite. Albert is returning to camp for his third year as a staff member.
Daniel is a two time Camp New Heights alumni who is joining our staff. Daniel was in the advanced Camp New Heights program for his freshmen and sophomore years of high school. Daniel parlayed the skills he obtained from camp to become a recruited baseball player during his high school years. Daniel is currently a sophomore at Cal State, Los Angeles.
Daniel's high school OBP was an impressive .483 and he has dabbled in pitching with several relief pitching appearances throughout his high school career.
Daniel's demeanor and uplifting nature make him an extremely warming presence at camp. His ability to elevate himself while simultaneously uplifting his peers and students is impressive. Daniel's demeanor and commitment to the Camp New Heights mission make him a great addition to our team. Daniel is returning to camp for his third year as a staff member.
Alina is a former camper from the 2019 season and this will be her first year joining the Camp New Heights staff. Alina has a lifelong passion for dance and art and is looking forward to sharing these passions with our campers. Alina just completed her freshmen year of college at Arizona State University and plans to continue her collegiate career at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
"One of the things I learned as a camper was to try everything and to put your own twist on everything. I try to make things as fun as possible regardless of the situation. My goal is to make camp as memorable and as fun as it was when I was a camper."
Vu comes to Camp New Heights from Ohio, where he graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is now pursuing his MBA. Before MVNU, he played D2 basketball at Ohio Valley University for 3 years. He is from Belgrade Serbia, and before starting to his basketball career he was an a devout soccer player. He likes to spend most of his time in the weight room and with his friends. Vu is returning to Camp New Heights for his second year.
Justin joins Camp New Heights form southern Florida. Justin is a multi-year Camp New Heights alumni and is ready to inspire the next generation of campers. He is an emerging freshmen at Florida State University. Justin was a competitive high school basketball player in one of Florida's most prominent high school basketball divisions. Justin has an entrepreneurial spirit that has made him excited to leave his mark on the world and on Camp New Heights. Justin is returning to Camp New Heights for his second year.
Jade is an international tennis player from France and division 1 athlete from Siena College. Jade began her tennis career at 5 years old and continues to have incredible passion for the sport today. Jade won numerous junior championships in France and held a 1/6 tennis rating in the French tennis system.
"I really enjoy sharing my passion with kids as my childhood coach had a huge impact on me when I was young."
Ryan Rodriguez is a Camp New Heights alumni from 2019-2021. He recently graduated from San Fernando High School and played division 1 baseball for the school. Ryan is hard working, competitive, and passionate and persistent when it comes to helping others.
"I hope to use this experience to help me help others while in college while I pursue a major in mechanical engineering. As a past camper I would encourage others to do there best and help them succeed and work as a team."
Patti has served as the Camp New Heights driver in 2019 and 2021. Patti brings with her decades of experience in the transportation industry through various school districts, regional transit districts, and as a University transit driver. Patti is ever present and brightens up any day with her smile and enthusiasm for helping our campers reach their destination safely and on time.
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.