of Greater Santa Barbara


Summer 2020 Program Announcement


Girls Inc. announced this week its modified summer program schedule. As a licensed childcare facility, Girls Inc. falls under California’s Phase 2 re-open plan, which includes childcare facilities licensed by the state.

An in-person summer program for girls ages TK-18 will take place at the Goleta Valley Center (4973 Hollister Avenue) beginning Monday, July 6. The Santa Barbara Center will remain closed for maintenance this summer. Recreational gymnastics camp will not be offered this summer due to the complex disinfectant procedures for the specialized equipment.

Program Dates:

Programming will be offered Monday-Friday, 8 AM-3 PM, in two 3-week sessions:

Session 1: July 6-July 24

Session 2: July 27-August 14

Parents may register for one 3-week session due to high demand and limited space required for Girls Inc. to implement its enhanced health and safety protocols.

Read more about our updated health and safety protocols.

In the event an in-person summer program becomes infeasible, Girls Inc. will have a virtual summer program option available.


Please download and complete the registration packet for your program (under “registration” tab on each program page), then email your completed packet to info@girlsincsb.org. Girls Inc. will confirm your registration status with you by June 5. Space is limited, first-come first-served. Priority will be given to those families who registered for summer programming prior to the pandemic, and those who have registered thus far during the pandemic.

Program Impact:

  • To limit exposure as much as possible, parent and visitors will not be allowed inside the Girls Inc. center. Vendors and deliveries will also not be permitted inside the center during programming hours while youth are onsite.
  • For the safety of Girls Inc. staff, all youth over the age of 10 years are strongly encouraged to wear masks while at Girls Inc. Masks must be provided by the family.
  • High-touch surfaces such as tables, countertops and chairs will be disinfected by staff two times per day. Girls Inc. employs a professional cleaning service that will thoroughly disinfect the center every evening.
  • Groups will be no larger than 10 youth. Each group will have two dedicated staff members that will remain with that group throughout the session.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands after each activity and always prior to and after eating.
  • Each participant will be given their own supply basket to use for the session.
  • Classrooms will be configured to support physical distancing and youth will be asked to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Different groups will not be scheduled to interact with one another; each group has a designated lunch space that only they will utilize for the duration of the programming session.
  • Parents need to provide a sack lunch each day. Snacks will be provided.
  • Employees and youth who are sick or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 will be asked to stay home. Employees and youth should also stay home and monitor their health if they have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Learn more about our summer plans from our Director of Programs Kristina Webster. Watch Now