SBEF is happy to offer a mix of innovative summer camps for Junior High Students.  These camps are open to incoming 6th- 8th graders.  The cost is $200 per camp, except for Robotics 2 which is $300.   We also offer financial assistance.  To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must receive free or reduced lunch.  The cost of camp with a scholarship is $50.  If you are eligible for a scholarship, please do not sign up online, instead download and print the Registration Form English and mail it to our office with payment and a copy of your free/reduced lunch letter from the district.  For full-tuition students, please register online.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Szopa, Programs Manager at 805-284-9125.   ** Please not we are holding STEAM camps at two different locations this summer, La Cumbre JHS and La Colina JHS.  Please make sure you check which location you choose.


All camps run Monday- Friday, 1-4pm



Instructor: Tracy Womack- La Colina JHS

June 14-18th

Wanna build a robot? You can! This class allows students to build and program the mBot by Makeblock. Students will learn basic coding structures like loops, functions, and iterations while engaged with their own robot. Then, experience the next level of robotics with the Airblock drone.  Whilst they play, students will learn block-based programming, the principles of aerodynamics, exercise logic and use their critical thinking skills. This class is designed for beginners, students who want to try robotics, but have no coding or robotics experience.

¿Quieres construir un robot? ¡Lo puedes hacer! Esta clase enseña a los estudiantes a construir y programar el mBot por Makeblock y drones.


Instructor: Brian Malcheski- La Cumbre JHS

June 21-July 2nd

Ready for a challenge?  In this class, students will build and code VEX 5 robots. This course expands on topics introduced in the previous course, the student must be comfortable with coding.  This is not a beginner course.  Once students build their robots, they will code them with VEX Coding Studio, beginning with block programming and as their comfort level grows transitioning into text programming with VEX C++. Student build teams will challenge each other to complete tasks with their robots.

¿Listo para un reto? En esta clase, los estudiantes construirán y codificarán robots VEX 5.


Summer Arts

Instructor: Hallie Silva- La Colina JHS

Session 1: June 14-18 

Portraits and Painting:  In this camp participants will review the basics of portraiture in charcoal and paint. We’ll work through 2 different portraits in distinct styles, and finish off our week with acrylic painted portraits that explore proportion and color theory.”

Session 2: June 21-25

Printer’s Camp:  This camp will focus on making stamps and linoleum block prints. Participants will create 3 different carved relief prints, experimenting with different color ink, paper and even painted backgrounds to make dynamic combinations that stretch our creativity to new lengths.


Instructor: Donna Barker

Session 1: June 14-18 “Tour the Mediterranean” – Learn how to make homemade pasta, pizza, and hummus!

Session 2: June 21-25 “Sweets Week” – Bake away making cupcakes, pies, and more- perhaps a friendly bake-off competition will take place!