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Kids ages 6-12 can have fun and make friends at the pool, the beach, and on weekly field trips at Buellton Rec Summer Day Camps, and older youth can experience teen camp, surf camp or sports camps.

Starting June 11 and running Monday through Friday every week through Aug. 10, Summer Day Camp costs $180 for five days, $135 for three days, or $45 for a single day.

Parents can drop off children as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up by 6 p.m. The camp takes place at the Buellton Rec Center, 301 Second St.

Weekly field trips include Movie Mondays, Tuesday-Thursday pool time, Wednesday Big Field Trip, and Fridays at the Beach.

Wednesday “Big Field Trips” range from trips to Rancho Bowl to Lake Casitas Water Adventure and the Cloud 10 Trampoline Club.

At Teen Camp, teens ages 12-14 can enjoy paintball, kayaking, paddle boarding and more during Mondays through Thursdays, June 11-28. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Participants meet at the Buellton Rec Center before heading out on daily field trips.

For Surf Camp, surf legend Paul Smith leads three weeks of surfing at local beaches for kids ages 11-16. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, July 2-19, with pickup and drop-off at both the Buellton Rec Center and the Solvang Veterans Hall. Long boards provided, wetsuits are recommended.

New this year, two weeks of Sports Camps provide outdoor fun for kids ages 11-14. Mountain Bike Week runs July 30-Aug, 2 and Outdoor Sports Week runs Aug, 6-9. Mountain bikes are provided, helmets are required.

To get more information or sign up, go to or call 805-688-1086.