El Capitan Canyon resort is a short 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. Located in a seaside valley amidst 300 plus acres of the serene central Pacific coast, the grounds are beautifully maintained and offer direct access to woodland, riparian, and ocean ecosystems. The camp features luxurious cabins and lodging, extensive hiking trails, lush recreational fields, a high ropes adventure course, and a rich history of the native Chumash. El Capitan is our favorite place for outdoor trips focusing on scientific exploration.

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The crown jewel of the WOLF portfolio. Everyone loves El Capitan. The cottages are quaint and upscale, sleeping 6 students in each with contemporary linens, furnishings, hot showers and private bath. WOLF features it's award winning buffet food service with all you can eat delicious hot meals, all day beverages, fruit and snacks. Several indoor yurts, lodges and meeting rooms round out the accommodations offered at this gorgeous setting for environmental and adventure programming. 

Upper Loop

Lower Loop


11560 Calle Real  Goleta, CA 93117