Speaking from a teen's perspective, I absolutely loved staying at Montecito! Overall- it's a fantastic place, the location is breathtaking, the staff is incredibly friendly, and there's always so much to do- I'm never bored while I explore and try new activities (and make lots of friends along the way!) I've been going there for the past two summers with my mother and 13-year-old brother. I remember the first time we headed up there- as we drove up a winding mountain path I was in awe at the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Sequoia National Forest- coming from New England it was pretty much like nothing I've ever seen before! Right away I was whisked away into a group of kids my age and I immediately bonded with them through the fun group activities that our counselors led. One of my fondest memories was a camp out with my group- we played capture the flag in the forest and it was very fun and intense! Then we had a campfire and made s'mores and exchanged stories and sang songs while the counselor played the guitar. I have so many great memories- I'd probably run out of space writing about them all. So I'll just conclude this review by saying that I highly highly recommend Montecito- I can tell that everyone who works there tries their hardest to make sure the guests are having an enjoyable time. People of all ages will fall in love with Montecito- it really is one of my favorite places in the world!