Cate Sports Academy


If you are driving to Cate, the School is easily accessible off Highway 101. If you are flying first to Southern California, we suggest flying to the Santa Barbara airport (SBA), a 30 minute drive from the Cate campus or the Los Angeles airport (LAX), a 2 hour drive from Cate. 

If you are accompanying your child to camp, please plan to arrive to Cate between 9 and 9:30am for boarding campers and 9:30 and 10:00am for day campers on the first day of the session and between 11:30am and 12:00pm on the last day of the session. If you plan to spend any time locally, please check on the School's main admission visit page for local hotel information.

If you child will be traveling alone to Cate, we offer airport and airbus pick up. 
Round Trip from LAX: $275
Round Trip from SBA: $50
Airbus from Carpinteria, Round Trip: $25

We pick up and drop off campers from the Santa Barbara airport for a fee of $150 ($25 one way) and from LAX in Los Angeles for a fee of $275 ($140 one way) for flights arriving during our driver pick up and drop off times. If your child is flying as an unaccompanied minor, please notify Jessica Seriano (

Driver Pick Up times:
LAX – Flights arriving Monday between 8am and 10am
SBA – Flights arriving Monday between 8am and 12pm

Driver Drop Off times:
LAX – Flights departing Friday between 2pm – 4pm
SBA – Flights departing Friday between 12pm – 2pm

For those taking the Santa Barbara Airbus ( from LAX to Carpinteria, we pick up and drop off campers in Carpinteria for a fee of $25 ($12.50 one way). Once you have arranged your travel, please let Jessica Seriano ( know.

Anyone needing assistance with booking travel, we recommend contacting SB Travel for assistance. Cate School has worked closely with Santa Barbara Travel Bureau for many years, and they will be able to help arrange travel for students attending Cate Summer Institute. A ticketing fee of $40 per ticket covers researching the best times and fares and monitoring any subsequent flight schedule changes. Please contact Andrew Seligman at (800)266-5452,