June 19-July 30
Santa Barbara, CA
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?
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
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
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.
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”.
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."
Charlotte is coming locally from University of California, Santa Barbara where she studies biochemistry with a minor in religious studies. She obtained her California EMT license in 2020 and has been working and volunteering for the county public health department, Red Cross, UCSB Student Health Services, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and Sansum Clinic in Goleta. She is dedicated to providing excellent, quality, and compassionate medical service to people of all ages.
Growing up and throughout high school, Charlotte participated in numerous sports and extracurriculars, with her favorites being lacrosse and dance. Even in college, Charlotte continues her health and fitness journey by surfing, hiking, and lifting at the gym. She is ecstatic to share her love of sports and the outdoors with the campers while also keeping everyone safe and healthy.
Victoria is currently a sophomore 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 third year as a staff member.
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 second 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 freshmen 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 second year as a staff member.
Kayla is coming to Camp New Heights from South Florida. She is currently a sophomore at Florida Atlantic University studying graphic design and will be attending the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA in the fall of 2022. Kayla has spent years honing her skills in the art world through many venues. Her favorite medium is clay; however, her passion for art is expansive across various mediums such as photography, sketching, and digital art.
Kayla is a valuable addition to the Camp New Heights team for her art skills and her love for personal health and wellness. She has been a dedicated fitness enthusiast and is also on her journey to being the best version of herself. Her warm and caring nature evidences Kayla's desire to help campers reach their goals. This calm and welcoming approach makes her a magnet for shy campers looking for an ally in their health and wellness journey. Kayla is looking forward to working with the campers this summer to not only make art but join them in their health and wellness endeavors!
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 freshmen 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 second year as a staff member.
Caitlyn is a Camp New Heights alumni who attended camp in 2018 and 2019. Caitlyn’s time at camp shaped her into being a stronger leader, a high achiever at school and on the basketball court. Caitlyn’s camp experience led to her having successful years on the girls’ varsity basketball team which positioned her to later become the captain of the basketball team during her Junior and Senior years. Her hard work and determination allowed her to be a student athlete and receive a GPA of 4.3 during her 11th grade year.
Caitlyn is currently completing her freshman year of college at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she is double majoring in Sociology and African American Studies. During Caitlyn’s free time she still manages to play basketball, as well as be a leader to others. Caitlyn is returning to camp for her second year as a staff member where she will be working closely with other staff members to ensure that all campers have a great summer.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.