City Partnership with IVYP Supports Enriching Youth Summer Camp Program

The City of Goleta is proud to partner with Isla Vista Youth Projects (IVYP), providing an enriching full-day summer camp experience for local children. IVYP provides essential childcare to many Goleta families where both parents work or are in school.

As the City looks ahead and makes plans to meet growing community service needs, supporting and expanding opportunities for you and afterschool programs and providing safe places for children to learn and play is one of its priorities.

“The City of Goleta’s support provided a fun, safe learning environment for students, and enabled families to go to work knowing their children were well cared for,” said Lori Lander Goodman, IVYP Executive Director.

The IVYP Summer Program was created in 1985 in response to community need. The program is held on site at Isla Vista Elementary School and is open during the summer months from 7:30am to 5:30pm. It is designed to link with the year-round afternoon Enrichment Program, thereby extending programming during the summer months. The program offers a variety of educational and enrichment activities with academic lessons in Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Social Studies and Art. Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Supper are provided. 

Students expressed their gratitude for their summer camp experience with a series of thank you cards, putting their art skills to work in the process (pictured above and below).