Our Beachside Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara, CA: The American Riviera
When you hear the word "camp," do you picture rustic accommodations far from civilization? Located in beachside Santa Barbara, CA, Empowered Wellness camps couldn't be more different!
Known as the “American Riviera”, Santa Barbara is unique, with Mediterranean-flavored red tile roofs, beautiful flowers, and palm trees literally at every turn. Some people say it even reminds them of Disney.
A small, comfortable and safe city of about 100,000, Santa Barbara is big enough to have tons of fun stuff to do – and you’ll experience all of it, from dine-out restaurant visits to field trips.
We’re practically on the Pacific Ocean beach – so close, in fact, that our campers often head over for beach walks.
You’ll be amazed by our awesome location adjacent to the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Picture a deluxe college-style residence – minus the exams and homework – within a few blocks of Santa Barbara’s Pacific Ocean beaches!
And no worries -- we're located on a secure, closed property, because camper safety is always our top priority. Plus, our counselors' rooms are sprinkled throughout, so campers are never far from adults.
If you're driving to camp, it's an easy city to navigate. Dropping off your camper in June? We've made special lodging arrangements just for our campers' families so you don't have to worry about room availability during UCSB commencement week.
We also offer complimentary pickup and dropoff for campers and their families arriving or departing via Santa Barbara’s Municipal Airport (SBA), served by several major airlines.
Arriving at LAX? No problem, we'll help you arrange transportation to camp.
And on the extremely rare occasion that someone needs medical attention, excellent hospitals are just moments away.
Our Private, Fully Secured Campus
Located near the University of California at Santa Barbara, Our private, fully-secured campus surrounds campers with gorgeous grounds – palm trees and flowers everywhere, and many rooms overlook the landscaped pool.
Vacation Amenities & Spacious Suites
Campers occupy spacious suites and enjoy our own movie theater with a 120" projection screen plus a heated outdoor swimming pool, workout rooms and hangout areas.
Every day we eat in the Tropicana Café, our own private dining experience with comfortable seating and a fun atmosphere.
Each suite has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room. Tuition includes shared occupancy. Single occupancy is available for a small additional charge.
Boys and girls occupy their own sections of the building. Young adult campers and teen campers also occupy different sections.
Camp counselors’ rooms are located throughout, typically with 4–5 campers on either side. This ensures that you’re never isolated or far from camp staff.