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Independent Living Skills Boot Camp to Launch in June

New Adapted Recreation Offering Will Teach Vital Life Skills

The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation department is offering a new summer camp for developmentally disabled youth as part of its Adapted Recreation Program. The Independent Living Skills (ILS) Boot Camp, a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and Reid’s Gift, is aimed at young people ages 14-22, and will consist of week-long sessions beginning on June 22.

The experienced ILS Boot Camp staff use evidence-based practices to teach meaningful skills in community settings, including safety, money management, social skills, successful use of public transportation, recreation pursuits, cooking, and more.

“We’re very excited about the City’s partnership with Reid’s Gift—a great organization whose mission is to support high-quality lives for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Julie Thomas, head of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Adapted Recreation Program. “Participants will have the opportunity to learn so many vital life skills while having tons of fun with friends.”

The fee for each session of ILS Boot Camp is $250, though needs-based scholarships are available. Many thanks to our granting organizations, UCSB’s Associated Students and their Community Volunteer Foundation.

To register, please visit and use the barcodes below. For more information, or with assistance with registration, please contact Julie Thomas at (805) 564-5495 or drop by the Carrillo Recreation Center at 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara CA  93101. 

Registration Barcodes for the Independent Living Skills Boot Camp

20459            June 22-26, 2015
20460            June 29-July 3, 2015
20461            July 6-12, 2015
20462            July 13-17, 2015
20463            July 20-24, 2015
20464            July 27-31, 2015
20465            August 2-7, 2015
20466            August 10-14, 2015

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
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