Family Vacation Center

Unforgettable Beachside Family Camp

Family Vacation Center

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Summer 2021 reservations now open

Family Vacation Center hopes to offer a healthy and safe Family Camp this summer. Please note FVC Summer 2021 is contingent on local, state and UCSB guidelines for opening. We look forward to seeing all our friends and families soon!


Remember summers filled with hiking, horseback riding and awesome friendships? Here’s your chance to relive the magic of camp.

In fact, your whole crew can dive into the fun at the UC Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center. At the all-inclusive week-long getaway on the university’s campus, you’ll find everything you need to kick back.

About Us

Learn what makes the Family Vacation Center the “best vacation since becoming parents.”

What's Included

Our beach-side vacation is all-inclusive. Explore the cuisine, accommodations, and experiences that make it a timeless family tradition.

Activities & Events

We aim to entertain every member of the family! Check out our schedule of activities and events.

Groups & Reunions

Your reunion at the Family Vacation Center will be talked about for years. Enjoy quality family time and let us handle the rest.

Regular Season rates for adults start at $1,195, Mini Week rates start at $755

For Our Vacationers

Pre-arrival information and activity sign-ups will be emailed to vacationers one month before your arrival.

FVC Map (PDF, 280.3KB)

FVC Packing List and Directions (PDF, 2.2 MB)

FVC Campus & Goleta General Information (PDF, 234 KB)

Do I have to bring towels or linens?

All linens, bath towels and bedding are provided. Beach towels are not provided so please bring them from home.

Should we bring bikes?

Many vacationers choose to ride bikes, scooters and skateboards during their free time at camp. Several times during the week, scheduled bike tours are offered. If you would like to bring bikes from home, you are welcome to do so. We would like to remind guests that all children are required by law to wear helmets and we ask guests to bring a bike lock for security. The FVC is close to several bike shops where bikes can be rented during your stay.

Do you provide sporting equipment?

The Family Vacation Center has a variety of sporting equipment available for check out at the front desk, but many guests choose to bring their own tennis rackets and golf clubs.

What type of clothing should we pack?

The weather in Santa Barbara during the summer season ranges from warm and sunny (highs in the 70s) to cloud cover and a bit of cooler temperatures (low’s in the mid 50s). We suggest casual attire for your vacation, however at a few of our adult events, guests may choose to wear dressy casual attire.

Will I have access to wireless internet?

Yes, complimentary wireless internet access is available during your stay at the Family Vacation Center.

Are shampoos, soaps and other toiletries provided?

Toiletries are not provided in the guest suites. The front desk staff will be happy to direct you to the closest shopping center (two miles away) if you need to purchase any items you may have forgotten.

Does the camp have laundry facilities?

Yes, the camp has a credit card operated laundry facility available for our guests to use. The front desk offers complimentary laundry detergent.

Should I bring snacks and drinks for our suite?

Each suite has a mini fridge, guests may store any snacks they would like to bring. We encourage guests to bring snacks if they would like to eat between scheduled meal times. A variety of ice cream novelties, snacks and drinks are also available for purchase at the front desk.

Summer 2020 Reservations will open December 1, 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on Family Camp!

Contact Us

By Mail, Phone, or Fax

Family Vacation Center
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1120

Tel: 805-893-3123
Fax: 805-893-2927

Office Hours: M-F 8am-4pm Pacific