2016 Summer Slide Show
Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails located 18 miles from beautiful Santa Barbara. Circle V Ranch Camp embraces youth- centered programming and is committed to the growth and development of children through positive,
meaningful and rewarding activities.
Circle V Ranch Camp is a traditional summer camp with activities such as hiking, swimming, nature, archery, drumming, painting, sports, campfires, skits, songs and much more. Programs are designed for each camper to participate in innovative and enriching outdoor experiences that build self-esteem, expand knowledge and appreciation of others, nature and God.
As of 7/12/17, Camp Director Ray Lopez and staff are sorry to announce that all remaining 2017 summer sessions (3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 ) are cancelled due to damages from the Whittier Fire on July 8, 2017. Earlier, we were told that camp buildings had been saved, but when we were able to access camp, we discovered the Craft Shack Cabin and the Health Office Cabin are gone. Most importantly, the Water Treatment Facility and pipes are severely damaged requiring months of repairs to regain water flow. With no water, there can be no sessions this summer. All fees paid will be refunded. There are no plans to relocate camp this summer.
On behalf of all everyone at SVDPLA and Circle V Ranch Camp, we are so very grateful to our first responders who helped evacuate Session 2 campers, staff and volunteers and kept everyone safe when the Whittier Fire began. (Note: There is also another fire in northern Santa Barbara County called the Alamo Fire approximately an hour away from Circle V.)
We are working with officials on further access plans to gather Session 2 camper belongings and return them; we’ll let you know specifics as soon as we can. Please continue to hold everyone in positive prayers and thoughts for continued safety during this very challenging time.
Circle V Alumni "Tom Nolan" JPL Scientist
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