Summer Camps


By Kidz Engineering 101, Inc.
Irene Rinta, Ph. (408) 210-5174

Supported by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara and Kidz Engineering 101, Inc. both share the same mission: to enrich our community awareness of the built environment by encouraging children to learn architecture.

Kidz Engineering 101, Inc. (KE101), a nonprofit corporation classified as a public charity under the IRS code (501)(c)3, provides a fun program for children in grade levels 2nd through 12th that focuses on the architecture and engineering of the built environment by creating projects using LEGO and real building material. It provides children with workshops during after-school programs, homeschool enrichment classes and summer camps that enlighten them with the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) that they learn at school every day.

Why study Architecture at a Very Young Age

Learning the importance of STEAM subjects and their real-world applications bring excitement to their daily school lives.  Study of Architecture offers the most diverse subjects that opens a gateway to many career options, be it in architecture, engineering, design, building, construction contract administration, and accounting, or business management among a few.  The industry involves several engineering disciplines and trades.  By giving them many options to choose from at an early age, chances are that your child will find a career path that has prepared them early with the basic foundation for a good start.  Let’s get them started early!

Summer Camp Location

229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

KE101 summer camps are held at the building of The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, CA, an old Victorian Home within walking distance from the Alice Keck Park, the SB Public Library, and the historical Clock Tower where kids are sometimes taken to visit the giant gears behind the clock.

Classes are held in its beautiful backyard shaded with trees and aired with a cool breeze from the ocean, fenced in safely and away from traffic.

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULEFor a detailed description, schedule and registration, please go to