Youth Programs

Solvang Parks and Recreation offers multiple youth programs for children of all ages. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please register here or call (805) 688-7529 to register with a credit card, or come in- 411 Second Street in Solvang.  Office hours 12-5pm.


Kung Fu

Instruction by Chris Milner. Class held at Solvang Vets Hall

Little Dragons- Ages 4-6, Beginners 3:30pm-4pm / Intermediate 4pm-4:30pm Tues/Thurs, 1xweek $30/month or 2xweek $45/month, pay at beginning of month

Kung Fu- Ages 7+, 4:30pm-6pm, Tues/Thurs, 1xweek $45/month or 2xweek $70/month, pay at beginning of month.
Register here


Wednesdays, April 27-May 18, ages 3-4, 4-4:45, Sunny Fields Park, $40

Introduction to the game of soccer.  Developmentally appropriate and fun learning experience.  Parent participation required.

Register here

Yoga For Kids
Wednesdays, May 18 ,25 & June 1,8, 3:30-4:15 pm, Ages 4-6 OR 4:30-5:30 pm, Ages 7-9, Vets Hall, $80
A great way to introduce the little ones to yoga and mindfulness.  This class will help enhance concentration and teach techniques for relaxation and self-regulation.  Focus will be on having fun while exploring the breath and body.

Register here

Sand Volleyball Clinic
Monday-Thursday, June 20-23, July 11-14 and Aug 1-4, 9am-10:30am, grades 3rd-8th, $100
Melissa Rogers and coaches teach the basics and more in sand volleyball at Sunny Fields.  For beginner and intermediate players.
Register here

Basketball Camp
Tuesday-Thursday, July 12-14, 10am-12pm, Ages 6-12, Solvang Elementary School Gym, $100 
Learn to play the exciting game of basketball and develop your skills with Coach Candice.  Shooting, passing, dribbling and more!  All skills welcome.  Daily snack included.  Please bring a water bottle.
Register here

Challenger Soccer Camp
Monday-Friday, July 25-29, register:
Ages 2-4: 8-8:45am, $100
Ages 5-14: 9am-12pm, $175
Ages 7-14: 9am-4pm, $225, bring sack lunch
This camp provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences to develop a well-rounded skill set.
Register here


American Red Cross Certified Babysitters Training 
Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15, 9am-12pm, Ages 11+, Vets Hall, $150
Training covers basic infant and childcare, bottle feeding, age appropriate activities, professionalism, safety and starting a babysitting business. CPR and First Aid are covered. Hand outs include child activities and menu sheets. Must attend all 3 days to receive certificate, take home skills card and babysitter kit included.   
Register here

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid for youth 
Wednesday, June 15, 1pm-5pm, Ages 13-17 (or previous babysitting course experience), Vets Hall, $68
This course is geared for young child care providers that may have taken a babysitter training in the past.  A book is provided to use during class but not included. Red Cross skills card for take home will be provided. Red Cross certification in Pediatric CPR and First Aid is awarded at end of the class.  
Register here

Garden Class
Tuesday, June 28th, Ages 6-8, & Wednesday, June 29th, Ages 9-12, 10am - 12pm, Solvang Elementary School Garden, $20
Have fun learning about starting plants from seed, transplanting, pests in the garden, composting and saving your own seeds for the next year in this interactive class.
Register here

Junior Vet Club
Wednesdays, July 13-27 & August 3, 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 6-12,SYV Humane Society- 111 Commerce Drive, Buellton, $100

Junior Vet Club presented by SYV Humane Society/DAWG- Do you have a budding veterinarian in your home?  Then this class is for them!  This interactive will go over basic veterinary care for dogs and cats, answer questions and explore cases the push the Jr Vet into thinking like a doctor.  Learn about animal shelters, dog bite prevention and more!
Register here

Fairy Garden Workshop
Wednesday-Thursday, July 19 & 20, 10am-12pm, Ages 6+, Vets Hall, $68
Join Us for two days of magical fun creating an enchanting miniature garden and other fairy inspired crafts. 
Learn about fairies and a few other surprises along the way. Daily snack included.
Register here


Cooking Camp for Kids
Monday-Thursday, June 13-16, 3:30-5:30pm, Ages 8-12, Vets Hall, $135
Class will focus on hands-on food prep and basic cooking with a focus on healthy meals and snacks.  We will sit together to eat and enjoy the fruits of their labor at the end of each class.
Register here

Wood Working Camp
Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 10am-12pm, Ages 6+, Sunny Fields Park, Area A, $70
Join local hobbyist and craftsman Dennis Beebe to learn the fundamentals of woodworking, including the safe use of a variety of basic hand tools.  The students will measure, cut and assemble a complete project to take home by week’s end. 
Register here

Slime Camp
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 28-29, 10am-12pm, Ages 6+,Sunny Fields Park, Area A, $75
DIY slime for some ooey, gooey fun!  Leave the mess to us in making the slime, but we’ll be sure to send your child home with their own slime!  Dress for the mess!
Register here

Cookie Camp
Wednesday-Thursday, July 6-7, 1-3pm, Ages 6+, Vets Hall Kitchen, $75
Decorate, bake and design a variety of cookies and take your creations home.  Plus, a special trip to Solvang Bakery for baking and decorating tips!
Register here

Youth Summer Art Camp with Ms. Halina
Tuesday-Thursday July 26-28, 10am-2pm, Ages 8-11,Vets Hall, $185 materials included
Campers will explore their creativity through drawing, painting, and printmaking.  Creative, fun, and hands-on introduction to the world of art!  Children will be presented with the ideas, images and projects inspired by the major styles in art history.  Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
July 26 - I Love Summer
July 27 - Magical Creatures
July 28 - Artistic Journey Around the World
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American Girl Doll Camp
Wednesday/Thursday, August 3-4, 1-3pm, Ages 6+, Vets Hall, $70
Make a craft and accessories for your American Girl!  Enjoy a tea party and pajama party with your special doll!! Plus, special up-dos! Bring your American Girl Doll or any other 18” doll to camp.  Snacks provided.

Register here

 Engineering Using Lego Materials
Monday-Friday, Aug 8-12, 9am-12pm, Ages 5-8, Vets Hall, $170
Calling all Pokémon trainers!  With the Pokémon Championship approaching, join the enthusiastic Play-Well Instructors to build and catch your favorite Pokémon, rescue Pikachu from team Rocket and battle to see who will hold the title of Pokémon Master.  Come along on the journey to catch ‘em all!
Register here

Minecraft Engineering Using Lego Materials
Monday-Friday, Aug 8-12, 1-4pm, Ages 7-12, Vets Hall, $170
Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with the enthusiastic Play-Well instructors.  In a Minecraft world powered through LEGO resources, participants will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that true masters can wield and perfect the crossbow skill to stop the Wither from taking over!
Register here

Summer Day Camp
Monday-Wednesday August 15th - 17th, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Ages 6-12, Vets Hall, $40
Monday August 15 – Refugio Beach
Tuesday August 16 – Avila Beach
Wednesday August 17 – Goleta Beach
Meet at Solvang Veterans Hall. Bring a sack lunch daily with sunscreen and water bottle. 
Register here