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Family Vacation Center 2023

An All-Inclusive Vacation for both UCSB Almuni & Non Alumni
Online Registration is now open!

2023 Rates and Dates

Week 2 June 25 – July 1 Register Week 2
Week 3 July 2 – July 8 Register Week 3
Week 4 July 9 – July 15 Register Week 4 3 and Under free promotion SOLD OUT (suites still available at regular price)
Week 5 July 16 – July 22 Register Week 5
Week 6 July 23 – July 29 Register Week 6
Week 7 July 30 – August 5 Register Week 7
Week 8 August 6 – August 12 Register Week 8
Week 9
Mini Week
August 13 – August 17 Register Week 9 3 and Under free! (Limited availability of 15 spaces)

2023 Rates

Adults & 13+ $1,420
Children 4-12 $1,290
Children 1-3 $1,050
Under 1 year $630

Week 9 Mini Week 2023 Rates

Only available Week 9, 2023

Adults & 13+ $900
Children 4-12 $780
Children 1-3 $700
Under 1 year $350

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Guests do NOT have to be a UCSB / UC graduate in order to attend the Family Vacation Center.
  • We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. We cannot accept cash payment. Checks are to be made payable to "UC Regents."

Mail checks to:


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


Registration for summer 2023 will begin on Thursday, December 1, 2022.



Registration Wait-list: If we are unable to book you initially in your week of choice, you will be placed on a wait-list. We will contact you as soon as a space becomes available. To check availability, see the dates and rates table.

  Payment Schedule

  • $100 Deposit Per Person Due on or before February 14, 2023
  • 50% of Total Reservation Due on or after February 15, 2023
  • 100% of Total Reservation Due on or after May 15, 2023
  • Secure online payments will be accepted beginning Dec 1, 2022 (or call the office to authorize a payment over the phone). Final payments are due on May 15th and payments will be automatically charged to the same credit card that was used for the February payment unless you contact the office with different payment instructions. Reservations taken on or after February 15, 2023 will pay the 50% due at the time of reservation. Reservations taken on or after May 15, 2023 will pay 100%. If you need to set up a different payment plan, please contact our office at 805-893-3123
  • Submit your reservation by the end of the day on Jan 15, 2023 and receive a limited edition FVC 2023 t-shirt for each of your family members.

  Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellation requests need to be emailed to familyvacationcenter@alumni.ucsb.edu.
  • Cancellations made any time before 30 days prior to the start of the vacation will be charged a $200 Cancellation Fee per suite.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days prior to the vacation will be charged a 25% Cancellation Fee per suite.
  • There will be no financial penalty for changing weeks, space permitting.
  • Cancelling an individual from your party within 10 days prior to your vacation will result in a 25% cancellation fee for that individual.
  • An individual cancellation made more than 10 days prior to your vacation will incur no cancellation fee.
  • An individual cancellation that results in your party falling below the minimum guests required for your particular suite size will result in a $450 surcharge (per person below minimum) or a change in suite.
  • Full refunds or partial refunds will not be processed for guests who choose to leave their vacation early.
  • Payments made for a vacation may not be transferred from one summer to another.
  • All cancellation policies apply.
  • This policy does not apply to space reservations. Please see Space Reservations for more details.
  • Refunds may take up to 30 days to be processed.

  Refunds

Refunds will be granted based on the cancellation policy. Full refunds or partial refunds will not be processed for guests who choose to leave their vacation early. Refunds may take up to a month to be processed.

  Discounts

There are several discounts offered to our guests. Read details below 
about each discount offered.

  • Kids 3 and under stay FREE week 4 (July 9-15, 2023) and week 9 mini (Aug 13-17, 2023): Limited to 15 spots available. Once free spots fill up children are then charged at regular price.
  • Teen Friend Discount: Bring a teen friend for half the cost. The teen must be between the ages of 13-18 and they cannot be an immediate family member.
  • Referral Discount: Returning campers refer a friend and save! A $50 discount will be given to the returning family when the new referred family registers, plus a $50 discount will be given to the new referred family. Referring family name must be provided at time of registration to apply. Unlimited referral discounts available to referring families. Subject to confirmation that referring family has attended a prior season at the Family Vacation Center. $25 discount for referrals where the new referred family registers for the Mini Week Session.
  • Online or Print Review: Write a review and receive a $50 discount. A link or copy of the review must be sent to the FVC office. There is a limit of two review discounts available per suite.
  • UC Santa Barbara Alumni: UCSB graduates will receive a $200 discount upon verification of Alumni status. Alumni must be a registered guest. Discount applies to the room and board fees for the room that the Alumni is occupying. There is a limit of one UCSB Alumni discount per suite. $100 discount for guests booking the Mini Week Session.
  • University of California Staff & Faculty: UC Faculty and Staff members will receive a $100 discount upon verification of UC Faculty or Staff status. UC Faculty or Staff member must be a registered guest. Discount applies to the room and board fees for the room that the UC Faculty or Staff member is occupying. There is a limit of one UC Faculty and Staff discount per suite. $50 discount for guests booking the Mini Week Session.
  • Former FVC Staff: Former FVC Staff will receive a $100 discount upon verification of Former FVC Staff status. Former Staff member must be a registered guest. Discount applies to the room and board fees for the room that the Former Staff member is occupying. There is a limit of one Former FVC Staff discount per suite. $50 discount for guests booking the Mini Week Session.
  • Share a suite and save! 2 small families who register to stay in the same larger suite will each receive a $150 discount off their stay. Each family needs to register and pay separately. Contact the office to take advantage of this SUITE DEAL. $75 discount for guests booking the Mini Week Session.

  $100 Activity Credit

Limit 1 Activity Credit per suite. Activity Credits cannot be redeemed for cash. Activity Credits cannot be transferred to another family’s tab. Activity Credits may only be used for activities, merchandise or crafts sold through the Family Vacation Center. Activity Credits may not be used for room and board or any type of reservation-related charges or gratuity for the staff. Activity Credits must be used by a specified date and time. $50 activity credit for guests booking the Mini Week Session.

  • UC Alumni Association Lifetime Member: Lifetime Alumni Association Members of any University of California Alumni Association will receive a $100 Activity Credit upon verification of membership. Membership information must be provided at time of registration. Member must be a registered guest.

  Space Reservations

We are upgrading the Space Reservation process this year. For guests who paid the $200 Space Reservation at check out we got you covered. The FVC office staff will do all the work by creating your new reservation and sending you a confirmation in the month of November. No further action is required, just review and mark your vacation on the calendar! Please note that refunds will not be available after December 1, 2022.

  Partial Stays

The Family Vacation Center is designed as a six-day program. If a member of your family is unable to attend the full session, the following partial stay rates will apply.

2023 Partial Rates (Per Day)

Adults & 13+
$330
Ages 4-12
$300
Ages 1-3
$240
Under 1
$140

  Suite Size Requirements

The FVC offers 2, 3, and 4 bedroom suites. The number of people in your group will determine the size suite you are assigned to. If you fall below the minimum number of people, but would like to reserve a larger suite, a surcharge of $500 per a person below the minimum occupancy of the suite will be charged.
We will strive to accommodate special room requests. Only if space permits will we move smaller parties to larger suites based upon availability at the time of check-in. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact the office at 805-893-3123 and we will be happy to provide further details.


2 Bedroom
2 to 4 people
3 Bedroom
4 to 6 people
4 Bedroom
5 to 8 people


* $450 Surcharge Per Person Below Minimum in a Suite


  Pre-Arrival

Pre-Arrival Information and Activity Sign-Ups will be available 30 days before your stay.

The Club Package

The Family Vacation Center is excited to share with you a package offering upgraded accommodations. This partnership with “The Club and Guest House at UC Santa Barbara” will allow guests to stay on campus at the “The Club” which has been recently renovated, while participating in the Family Summer Camp, FVC.

What does the Club Package include?


The Club package includes all the same meals, events, activities and programs as the FVC. The only difference is the location of guests’ accommodations.

How will reservations work?


The Club Package is a limited offering. Guests will contact the FVC and the office will check The Club Package availability. The package is only available for full week sessions arriving on Saturday and departing on the following Saturday. All guests participating in this offering must be registered for both the FVC Club Package and housing at The Club. If the package is available an FVC account will be created and the guest will be billed for the FVC per person charges.

FVC 2023 per person charges

Adults and teens 13+
$1,190
Kids 4-12 $1,080
Kids 1-3 $880
Under 1 $530

The Club offers rooms with a king bed or 2 queens. No deposit is due at the time of booking for The Club. The room has a per-night rate and will be charged by The Club when the guest arrives.

 

Contact Us

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

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

Tel: 805-893-3123
Fax: 805-893-2927
familyvacationcenter@alumni.ucsb.edu

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