Dunn School opens its campus to select resident groups for a few weeks each summer.  Various facilities are also available for rental throughout the school year. Facilities include dormitories, dining services, classroom spaces, and athletic facilities.


Dunn’s campus sits on 55 acres, with charming ranch-style buildings, green playing fields, and grand oak trees on California's central coast. Just thirty minutes north of Santa Barbara, Dunn School is nestled between magnificent mountain views and the Pacific Ocean.

Facilities and Lodging

The distinctive Dunn culture is decidedly collaborative, hands-on, friendly, and open minded. Resident groups reside in attractive dorms in the heart of campus. Participants stay in single and double occupancy rooms.  Rooms are furnished with beds, shelves, desks, and a closet.  Each dorm includes a full kitchen, comfortable lounge with fireplace and TV, laundry facilities, cleaning supplies, and multiple patios.

The California sunshine is a backdrop for outdoor sports and activities. Resident groups may enjoy using six tennis courts, four athletic fields, an outdoor pool, gymnasium, climbing wall, sand volleyball courts, and basketball courts (indoor and outdoor).  Classrooms are designed for seminar-style classes. Additional facilities include a library, a rustic performing arts theater, ceramics studio, and outdoor assembly area.

Food Service

Meals are prepared by professional chefs in and served cafeteria-style. Breakfast includes hot options, a cereal bar, and fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner include hot meals and sides; lunch is complemented by a seasonal salad bar. Most special diets are easily accommodated with prior notice.


Residents are able to access Dunn’s secure WiFi network virtually anywhere on campus.


Each group is responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from campus. The nearest airport is Santa Barbara Airport (30 minutes).

Supervision Needs

Each guest camp is responsible for providing adequate supervision for all participants involved in their program. Dunn requires a staff/participant ratio of 1:10 at all times with proof of criminal background checks for all staff supervising minors.

Health Care

Each guest camp is responsible for providing its own health care personnel and first aid supplies.  The health care personal must be qualified to administer prescription medications to any participant under the age of 18.

Reserve a Date

Please contact Business Office to discuss the possibility of bringing your group to Dunn. Our 2017 availability is June 29-July 13.

Agreement, Contract and Deposit

When your group is approved, you will be asked to complete a rental agreement and contract, submit proof of insurance, and pay a deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and will be retained by Dunn School in the event the group cancels its reservation.


Business Office


To Reserve a Facility

Contact the Business Office