Summer Camps 2015

June 15th thru August 21st 2015
9 am – 3 pm (extended care available)
$230 – $270 / week (half-day camps vary in price)
Ages 4-19 (varies by camp)

Summer is a great time to get outside, learn a new sport skill or polish a familiar one. Elings Park offers a range of week-long camps for kids ages 4-19 in a spectacular Santa Barbara setting. There’s a maximum of 10 campers for every counselor, and each counselor is CPR and First Aid certified. Our programs are based on the six pillars of Character Counts: fairness, caring, citizenship, trustworthiness, respect and responsibility. We offer 10 different outdoor camps and our partnership with the Reptile Family will make this summer one your child will never forget.  It is our goal that your child will enjoy playing in the out-of-doors so much that they develop a new understanding of themselves and the environment. Camp Elings takes pride in over 15 years of summer camp fun for the children of the Santa Barbara community.

We are delighted to offer 10 exciting outdoor youth camps that focus on sports techniques, team building and sportsmanship. The camps offered are: Baseball, BMX, Lacrosse, Nature & Games, Softball, Sports Activities, Tennis and Friendship Camp (aka Peer Buddies).  In addition, NEW THIS YEAR Theater Arts (introducing prestigious BOXTALES Theater Company managing Director/Producer/Actor Matthew Tavianinni as the counselor) and two exciting Destination Science Camps:  Dino-Robot Creators and Amazing Superhero Science

Register Online for Summer Camp 2015!

Or you can register in person. Just download a registration form and bring to the office located inside the park.

WEEK 1
June 15 - June 19
WEEK 2
June 22 - June 26
WEEK 3
June 29 - July 2
WEEK 4
July 6 - July 10
WEEK 5
July 13 - July 17
Nature & Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature & Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature & Games
Ages 5 - 12
$195
Nature & Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature & Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$195
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$240 Half
$400 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$205 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
Lacrosse ~
Ages 5 - 14
Beginner
$170
Lacrosse ~
Ages 5 - 14
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
$170
Lacrosse ~
Ages 5 - 14
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
$140
Lacrosse ~
Ages 5 - 14
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
$170
Lacrosse ~
Ages 5 - 14
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
$170
Theatre Camp
Ages 8 - 14
$230
Destination Science Camp
Dino-Robot Creators & Raging Chemistry
Ages 5 - 14
$270
Destination Science Camp
Amazing Superhero Science
Ages 5 - 14
$270
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com

WEEK 6
July 20 - July 24
WEEK 7
July 27 - July 31
WEEK 8
August 3 - August 7
WEEK 9
August 10 - August 14
WEEK 10
August 17 - August 21
Nature and Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature and Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature and Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature and Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Nature and Games
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Sports Activities
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
Ages 5 - 16
$250 USA BMX Membership Required
Theatre Camp
Ages 8 to 14
$230
Softball
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Softball
Ages 5 - 12
$230
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
Ages 4 - 19
$355
www.peerbuddies.com

Nature and Games

Celebrate summer in Santa Barbara’s big backyard! Nature & Games Camp explores the natural world in our 230 acre park through nature, hikes, games, Just 4 Fun Fitness Obstacle Course, guest speakers (The Reptile Family), Raiders of the Lost Ark scavenger hunt and arts and crafts (kite day). Campers will experience fun activities like Capture the Flag, Hike and Beach Tuesdays, Sharks & Minnows, Steal the Bacon, Kite Making & Flying Thursdays and our favorite Slip-N-Slide/BBQ Fridays!

Sports Activities

Come play at one of Elings Park’s most popular camps. It’s the camp of many games. Campers enjoy a variety of games and team-building sports activities including Capture the Flag, hiking & beach, tag, relay races, dodgeball, Raiders of the Lost Ark scavenger hunt, our favorite Slip-N-Slide/BBQ Fridays, Just 4 Fun Fitness Obstacle Course, basketball and soccer drills and more.  All activities are fully inclusive, cooperative and integrated with music for an action-packed week of fitness, friends and fun!

BMX – Ages 5 and up

Come ride the Elings Park BMX track with other young athletes from across the County! BMX Camp is designed for riders of all levels and abilities. Improve basic skills, learn track etiquette and get a great workout in the beautiful outdoors. BMX is one of the fastest growing sports in the US and Elings Park is home to many nationally ranked riders. Each participant must bring a full face helmet, a functioning bike and obtain an annual USA BMX track membership for $60 before participating in camp.

Instructor: Andrew Onderdonk

Andrew has instructed at Woodward West Action Sports Camp and this is his second year instructing at Camp Elings; Skateboarding & BMX at Summer Gravity Camp in Whistler British Columbia and currently is a licensed BTI bike mechanic at Velo Pro Santa Barbara. He is an avid biker with concentration in dirt jumping, downhill and BMX track.

Tennis – Ages 5 to 18

Train with top international coaching staff and rise to the next level by gaining a competitive edge in combined high-performance tennis, fitness, and mental toughness program designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
Full-day camp from 9 am to 4 pm or half-day camp from 9 am to 12 pm. 4 to 1 player to coach ratio. Match play; tactical and technical drills; ball machine; one semi-individual attention per week (for full-day campers); final evaluation for each camper;  nutritional, dynamic warm-up and stretching education.

Instructor: Dimitar Yazadzhiev – Dimitar has been coaching at the top professional level for almost 20 years. He has been a Head Coach for the Weil Tennis Academy (Ojai, CA) for over 10 years. Before this, he was a coach at the Maleeva Tennis Academy, a Tournament Director for the Bulgarian Tennis Federation, and a Management Director for the Academic Tennis Club (Sofia, Bulgaria). He has been ranked among the Top Four Juniors in Bulgaria and has been a professional USPTR since 1993. He graduated from the prestigious Bulgarian National Sports Academy with a master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Management. Dimitar has been coaching and working with some of the top ranked national and international junior players, among them: Sesil Karatancheva (Top 40 WTA and French Open Quarter Finalist), Ksenia Milevskaya (Top 200 WTA, 2007 #2 ITF), Nolan Bauer (#1 Southwest Section B14s, Top 40 US B14s), and Grigor Dimitrov (#1 ITF B18s, 2006 Orange Bowl Boys 16s Singles champion, 2008 Jr. Wimbledon champion, and 2008 Jr. US Open Singles champion).

Lacrosse Youth Camp by SBLA – Ages 5-15

SBLA is teaming up with Camp Elings! Lacrosse, a game rich with history and tradition, is the oldest sport in North America originating with the indigenous people of the North East. Today, it is the fastest growing sport in America, and with good reason. The pace, challenge, and values of the game appeal to boys and girls, and men and women of all ages. Camp Elings will provide learning fundamental skills of Lacrosse, like passing, catching, picking up ground balls, agility, shooting, and teamwork with fun games and challenging activities. Our first week is for players who have never played before or have a year of experience. The weeks following are a great opportunity for players of all levels to enjoy their Summer mornings playing Lacrosse and improving on what they have learned before. Cant wait to see you all out there, and make sure you bring a friend!

Head Coach: Paul Ramsey

Softball Camp – Ages 5-13

The Softball Camp will focus on fundamental softball skills, including throwing, catching, batting, bunting and fielding. In addition there will be emphasis on strategy and game situations. Girls and Boys 5 to 13 of all skill levels are welcome. A portion of the camp will be devoted to developing pitching skills with one-on-one training with Clyde Bennett, one of the area’s finest mentors of fast pitch softball. The girls will work hard to learn the skills and although fun, there will NOT be time to goof off.  Every player will be able to field a ground ball, catch a fly ball, tag a runner out, slide into a base, swing well and bunt within the 5 days.   They will understand the fundamentals of the game and how every defender moves on every pitch.

Clyde Bennett is the men’s fast pitch softball guru of Santa Barbara. A member of the Santa Barbara Softball Clubs hall of fame, Clyde has competed, coached and umpired at the national level for over 40 years. In addition he is a certificated Elementary teacher with many years of teaching experience in the classroom and in the field of Physical Education. For over 4 years Clyde has coached softball camp and we are excited for him to come back for another year.

Destination Science Camp – Ages 5-13

DESTINATION SCIENCE…The Ultimate Camp Experience

Hey Kids!  Robots & Rockets are landing near you!  Build a walking Dino-Robot, launch a roaring rocket & unmask superhero science to construct your own Vroom mobile. Kids will explore, create & take home over 20 science gizmos & gadgets from STEM focused camps.  Time to stir up some science fun!

www.destinationscience.org    888.909.2822        info@destinationscience.org

Location:  Elings Park

Dates:  7/06-7/10, 7/13-7/17

Times:  9am-3pm

Fees:    $270

7/06-7/10-Dino-Robot Creators & Raging Chemistry    (All New!)

Be a master robot builder & mix-up cool chemistry reactions!

Design your own electric powered Dino-Robot & get ready to race in our Jurassic Arena!  Enter the raging chemistry reaction lab where things Fizz, Pop, Ooze & Glow.  Experiment with slime, instant pouring light, edible growing polymers & more.

 7/13-7/17-Amazing Superhero Science      (All New!)

Build your own Super Hero mobile & unmask the science behind super gadgets.

Become a caped crusader as you build your own electronic Super Hero Mobile and get ready for race day.  Defy the laws of Physics as you innovate and create gadgets and gears to face five engineering challenges and trap villains.  Put your super senses to the test as you discover the truth behind spy ears and flash lightning speed. Grow your own sidekick and investigate invisible powers. Animals all around us have their very own super powers that we can learn from! Meet a live tarantula, beetles and other super insects.  Get your own cape, electron light arm band and mask and find the hero in YOU!

Elings Park Theatre Summer Camp – Ages 8 to 14

Theater Camp for actors and actresses entering grades 4-8. Play improvisation games, learn stage combat, fine-tune your acting skills, Students learn vocal range, proper breathing technique, and how to use their voice as an instrument. Movement classes include characterization, neutrality, action, and using the body as instrument. Stage direction, etiquette, and professionalism are taught. Students also role-play, improvise, and learn mime through theater games and activities.  This camp culminates in performance (TBA) for friends and family.  This camp is taught by a local theatre professional.

Matthew is pleased to be teaching for the Elings Park Summer Theatre Camp.  He has been serving as the managing director/producer/ actor of BOXTALES Theatre Co. Graduating from UCSB and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory where he received his M.F.A. in acting. He has also been working in Santa Barbara playing such roles as Trinculo/Alonso in Lit Moon Theatre Company’s production of the Tempest, Michal in The Pillowman, Karl in The Last Days of the Empire, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Telemachus in BOXTALES production of The Odyssey; Joe in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, David in The Rivals, and Thurio in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Matt in Wrench, and Bobby in American Buffalo.  Matthew also teaches acting, Shakespeare and stage combat, and is been directing the GVJH spring production here in Santa Barbara. He has also enjoyed working at the Westport Playhouse, The Odyssey Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Asolo Theatre, Santa Barbara Theatre Group, The Ensemble Theatre, The Santa Barbara Revels, Speaking of Stories, Santa Barbara Shakespeare Co., and City at Peace.

Elings Park Friendship Camp – half day from 1pm – 4pm

This summer, Camp Elings is proud to announce a partnership with PeerBuddies to provide a summer camp program tailored for children with special needs.  Activities will include: hiking, tag, relay races, basketball, soccer, arts and crafts and more! Your child will receive professional and dedicated support, including:

  • Pairing with same aged or slightly older Peer Buddy (Camp ages 4 years old to 19 years old)
  • Individualized Social Skills Goals targeted throughout camp
  • 2:1 camper to adult ratio
  • Feedback given to parents daily
  • Trained Facilitators
  • Adaptive PE Camp Counselors
  • Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Up to of 90 hours of tailored educational fun. Register Now! Visit PeerBuddies.com and click the Elings Park Inclusion Camp link.

Instructor: Elika Shahrestani, M.S.; B.C.B.A.,Camp Director. Elika is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® with over 13 years experience working with children and adolescents with special needs. She obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis from CSULA, where she developed expertise in Positive Behavior Supports, Pivotal Response Treatment, the implementation of Functional Behavior Assessments, and teaching social skills to individuals with special needs. Elika has presented at numerous conferences throughout her career, including presentations at the California Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and Cal-TASH. She has collaborated with school district and regional center personnel as well as families, service providers, and staff. Currently, she is the founder and director of PeerBuddies, a Santa Barbara-based social skills program involving peer-mediated interventions to facilitate social interactions. She is most passionate about inclusion and regards it as the key element in ensuring meaningful gains are achieved when teaching social skills to individuals with special needs.

Instructor: Sarah Babcock

Sarah is a graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara (U.C.S.B.), pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.  She is passionate about the social-emotional growth of all children, and is a firm believer in the unique and powerful influence of peers. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus in education from University of California, Berkeley in 2008.  Upon graduation, she worked as a behavior therapist for Pacific Child and Family Associates, providing in-home services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her services were implemented through an Applied Behavior Analysis approach, also utilizing adaptive skills training. She has also served as a mental health counselor and teacher’s aide. What really sparked her interest in the field of school psychology and helping children with special needs was her work with Goleta Union School District as a special education instructional aide. For over two years, she supported several students with varying academic, social, and behavioral needs in the general education classroom, and her favorite activity was teaching them social skills on the playground. Through that experience, her interest in supporting children’s social/emotional development blossomed, and continues to blossom. Some of her practicum fieldwork, under the supervision of a school psychologist training for his B.C.B.A., includes facilitating two social skills groups, responding to the emergent social/emotional/behavioral needs of students, and behavioral consultation with teachers. She will also soon be providing services to children with social and behavioral needs in a structured classroom in Orcutt.

General Information

Elings Park offers a variety of camps in a great location. Our counselors are CPR and First Aid certified and we maintain a minimum 10:1 counselor-to-camper ratio for each camp. In addition to our award-winning camps, Elings Park is proud to incorporate Character Counts® into this year’s program! The Six Pillars of Character® include: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Special Programs

Each week, we will host our special guest. They are:

  • The Reptile Family, inspiring the discovery and appreciation of the earth’s most misunderstood creatures through innovative, educational, entertaining and hands-on experiences.

Scholarships

Contact P.A.L. at (805) 962-5560 for more information.

Extended Care

Most camps run from 9 AM — 3 PM each day. Our extended care hours are:

  • 8 AM – 9 AM cost $5
  • 3 PM – 6 PM cost $15

Register by checking the extended care option on the registration form. Already register but need to sign up for extended care hours? Email cfranquet@elingspark.org and request the Extended Care Form.

Half-Day Camps

Camp Elings is pleased to offer half-day camps for the following:

  • Lacrosse Camp (9AM to Noon)
  • Tennis (9AM to Noon)

What to Bring

Each camper is provided with a camp T-shirt and is encouraged to wear it daily. Please label your child’s belongings.
We recommend bringing the following items:

      • Lunch backpack/bag
      • Water bottle
      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Sturdy closed-toe shoes

Lunch

Please provide your child with a packed lunch everyday. Friday is BBQ day at the park and Camp Elings will provide all campers with lunch.

Camp Elings will provide nutritional snacks and popsicles throughout the week, including:

      • Granola bars
      • Sun Chips
      • Fruit Snacks
      • Trail Mix
      • And much more!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Most camps run from 9 AM — 3 PM daily. If you are not using extended care, please drop off your child no earlier than 15 minutes before camp starts. Please pick up your child no later than 15 minutes after the camp ends each day. Campers will be released only to the parent/guardian listed on the original registration form.

Sign-in and sign-out is required each day when you drop off and pick up your child. If you wish to designate another person for pick up and/or drop off, please write their name on the sign-in sheet.

Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program

10th — 12th graders: Do you have community service hours to complete? Are you energetic, responsible and great with kids? Camp Elings can help satisfy your community service requirements and provide you with training and experience in outdoor sports and recreation. Each camp week has a CIT cost of $25 which includes daily snacks, shirt and Friday BBQ lunch. There will be a limit of 10 CIT’s per week. Download your application here.

Cancellation Policy

      • All cancellations must be in writing, by mail or fax at 805-569-3316
      • Cancellations received 15 or more full days before the reserved camp date will receive an 80% refund
      • Cancellations received 7 – 14 full days before the reserved camp date will receive a 50% refund
      • Cancellations received less than 7 full days before the reserved camp date are not eligible for a refund

Please call the Elings Park administrative office at (805) 569-5611 or email cfranquet@elingspark.org if you have any questions.
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Register Online for Summer Camp 2015!