The Ocean Explorers Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to provide opportunities for low-income families to participate in our after-school and summer camp programs. We feel that every child in our community deserves to experience the beauty and wonder of the ocean, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Our programs are geared towards teaching local youth about ocean conservation, sustainability, and marine life through experiential play and exploration.
At our camps, kids learn ocean safety, gain confidence in themselves, and have access to water sports such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, boogie boarding, etc. We are fortunate to have an abundance of resources that we incorporate into our programs, such as the Maritime Museum, Sea Center, Channel Keepers, and other local advocacy groups.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child, one week of our summer camp costs $299 although any amount is welcome and appreciated. Our goal is to raise $20,000 each year to provide after-school & summer camp programs to the local Santa Barbara community.
At Paddle Sports Center, we are passionate about providing meaningful and enriching opportunities to all children in our community, and we thank you for your support in this endeavor. More about these programs can be found on Ocean Explorers page.