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FAQs

About the Camp
 

Where is Camp New Heights located?

  • 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.

 

What is the duration of the camp?

  • The shortest duration is two weeks and the full summer program consists of six exciting weeks of activity. Regardless of your camper’s skill level, they have the ability to reach new heights. Campers will be taught life-lessons and skills that they can take home so they can enjoy continued growth of the foundation they have built while at Camp New Heights

 

What is the counselor to camper ratio?

  • Each counselor will guide three to five campers.

 

Who are your counselors?

  • The staff at Camp New Heights are either certified teachers or specialize in the field that they will be facilitating. ALL of our staff have been through background checks.  

What if I don't live near Santa Barbara, CA?

  • Camp New Heights offers airport transportation from LAX and SBA. A staff member will meet your child at the terminal and bring them to camp. Over the years of operation we have had campers from all over the United States as well as campers from Europe and Asia.

About the Program
 

How will my camper be grouped with the other campers? Will they be separated by age or performance?

  • Campers will be grouped by ages and abilities for the group activities. The elective courses will depend on the size of the group that signs up and could be mixed ages.

 

Will male and female campers be separate while at camp?

  • For daytime activities and excursions, campers will mixed together. However, we will have separate sleeping quarters and dorms for male and female campers. All male campers will be together regardless of age, and likewise for female campers.

 

How are the dorm rooms set up?

  • Each suite consists of two bedrooms (4 single beds) separated by one shared bathroom. Rooms are furnished with two single beds, desks, desk chair, small chest of drawers, a closet with hangers. Rooms do not have telephones, televisions, radios or clocks. Guests may wish to bring a reading lamp. Each dorm room will be separated between male and female campers. Campers also have access to a recreational room with pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball table, air hockey tables, television, and vending machines. All floors have elevator access and each floor has a laundry facility.

 

How are meals provided during the camp and during excursions?

  • Camp New Heights provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal will be prepared by our nutritionist and will be tailored to campers and their needs. The nutritionist will discuss before each meal how to make healthy choices, the ability to eat what you want in moderation. Chefs will set up weekend cooking classes about learning how to prepare easy meals once home to keep up with the new lifestyle. On excursions lunch will be provided and breakfast/Dinner will be at the dorm.

 

What if my child has dietary restrictions?

  • Our Nutritionist will be working with the UCSB facilities team to make sure any restrictions or food allergies are addressed.

 

Are snacks allowed?

  • Based on potential allergies with other campers we request that food be kept to the cafeterias only. During the nighttime activity a snack will be provided for all campers to enjoy.  

 

What is your laundry service?

  • On Sunday the campers will be able to use the on-site facilities at the dorm. Detergent will be provided unless a special one is needed for the campers. That will need to be provided by the family.

 

If my camper signs up for two weeks, can he/she extend the number of weeks?

  • Absolutely, we are very flexible and will work with you

 

How are excursions chaperoned?

  • Our Staff will be on each trip with the campers and the same ratio to camper/staff will be on the excursions as well

 

How will progress be benchmarked?

  • Progress and results are benchmarked via a physical fitness test.

 

What airport do we fly in and out of?

  • Please have campers fly in and out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

 

What is the transportation to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)?

  • Camp New Heights will provide shuttle service from LAX to UC Santa Barbara at a cost of $60 per camper per way.

Do you offer a day camp option?

  • By popular demand, Camp New Heights will be offering local campers a day camp option where they can experience all of the day activities, without the need of sleeping over in the evening.

About the Activities
 

What activities will Camp New Heights have?

  • Activities will be coordinated into two groups: Group Activities and Elective Activities:

    • Group Activities:

      • All campers will work together on the skills and competitions to achieve their new height and get better against the fitness tests benchmark. Olympics, Intergroup Competitions and Teamwork will be a main focus and each day will end with Swimming/Pool time

    • Electives:

      • Campers will select 2 courses every 2 weeks:

        • Arts (Music, Drama, Photography)

        • Crafts (Henna Art, Clay, Painting)

        • Dance (Zumba/Hip-Hop)

        • Engineering - Build and fly your own drone (extra cost applies)

        • Sports (Basketball Skills, Volleyball Skills, Soccer Skills Intro to
          Competitive Swimming)

        • Golf

        • Tennis

What is the difference between Elite and Beginner courses?

  • Elite athletes are 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 athletes are comprised of athletes who are just beginning their active lifestyle journey. These athletes may not play any sports or have no affiliation with exercise in their daily lives. 

    Ultimately campers decide which track they want to pursue and can switch if they ever feel like that track is not right for them or that they have outgrown it while at camp.   

 

My child is not very active and does not want to be playing on a field all day?

  • At Camp New Heights each camper will have the opportunity to pick “elective” courses for the two periods a day that they will be comfortable with. There are many activities that will be conducted indoors and outdoors to meet the needs of each camper

 

My camper is an athlete, how will the activities be programmed to
challenge them?

  • At Camp New Heights there will be a special program for Sports Performance Training. This will be facilitated by a retired NFL player who specializes in training
    of campers in the age groups that are allowed to attend

 

What to bring
 

What to pack or what is the necessary attire?

  • Once you register, we will provide you with a packing checklist along with other important information about Camp.

 

What if I need additional clothing for camp?

  • At Camp New Heights we want the campers to be focused on reaching their new height and not what fashion is being worn. Camp New Heights will provide the initial hats, shirts and shorts for each camper. If you would like to purchase additional Camp Attire you will be able to do so during the move in day.

 

Is my child required to have spending money?

  • No, it is not necessary for your child to have spending money. We will take care of all your campers programmatic needs.

Communication with the Campers
 

How do I communicate with my child during camp?

  • You will be able to communicate with your camper via computer, tablet or cell phone during the coordinated times.

 

What is your cell phone policy?

  • Camp New Heights is focused on maximizing the experience for each camper without outside distractions. To that end, we will limit the usage of cell phones, tablets and computers during the first week. We will allow cell phone communication during coordinated call-times.

 

Am I allowed to visit my child?

  • Camper's parents can visit on Sundays upon request and can check out their camper between the hours of breakfast and dinner.

 

How do I send care packages to campers?

  • We provide a very specific list of the items that the campers will need to bring. If there is an urgent matter you can send to the camp office onsite at UCSB

Miscellaneous

How do I make a deposit?

  • Each participant will be required to a 10% deposit for the session that they choose. The deposit will be applied to the balance that will be due 90 days before your camp session begins. We accept checks and pay-pal for the deposit and final payment. A fee to apply for any returned checks.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations 90 days prior to the starting session will be refunded 100%. 60 days prior will be refunded at 50%. Due to the proximity to the session, there will be no refunds 30-days prior. No refunds will be given if your camper decides to leave or is asked to leave early.