Summer Camps 2014

June 9th thru August 15th 2014
9 am – 3 pm (extended care available)
$225 / week (half-day camps vary in price)
Ages 5-13 (varies by camp)

Summer is a great time to get outside, to learn a new sport skill or polish a familiar one. Elings Park offers a range of week-long camps for kids ages 5-12 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 8 different camps and our partnerships with the Reptile Family will make this summer one your child will never forget.

Register online for summer camp 2014!

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

WEEK 1
June 9 - June 13
WEEK 2
June 16 - June 20
WEEK 3
June 23 - June 27
WEEK 4
June 30 - July 4
WEEK 5
July 7 - July 11
Nature & Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature & Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature & Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature & Games
5 - 12
$190
Nature & Games
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$190
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
Tennis
$240 Half
$400 Full
Tennis
$295 Half
$495 Full
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$200 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
Lacrosse ~
Beginner
$170
Lacrosse ~
Beginner & Advanced
$170
Lacrosse ~
Beginner & Advanced
$170
Lacrosse ~
Beginner & Advanced
$140
Soccer
$170
Soccer
$170
Soccer
$135
Soccer
$170
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
$330

WEEK 6
July 14 - July 18
WEEK 7
July 21 - July 25
WEEK 8
July 28 - August 1
WEEK 9
August 4 - August 8
WEEK 10
August 11 - August 15
Nature and Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature and Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature and Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature and Games
5 - 12
$225
Nature and Games
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
Sports Activities
5 - 12
$225
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
Lacrosse ~
Beginner & Advanced
$170
Lacrosse ~
Beginner & Advanced
$170
Soccer
$170
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
BMX
$240 USA BMX Membership Required
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
$330
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
$330
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
$330
Friendship Camp
Peer Buddies
$330
Softball
$225
Softball
$225

Nature and Games

Nature & Games Camp includes nature hikes, outdoor games, plant germination,
arts and crafts and education about plants and animals. Guest speakers include the Reptile Family. New this year: special focus on recycling and how kids can make a difference and a focus on nutrition and building healthy eating habits.

Instructor Mary Gish
Hi everyone! My name is Mary Gish and I was born and raised right here in sunny Santa Barbara. Working with children is my passion, and it has been since I was very young. I love laughing, singing, art, nature, and staying active. I recieved my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Westmont College and completed my Masters and Credential program through Azusa Pacific University. I am a fifth grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School, and I absolutely love what I do! I am very excited to meet you!

Sports Activities

Come play at one of Elings Park’s most popular camps. Participants enjoy a variety of games and team-building sports activities including hiking, tag, relay races, basketball and soccer drills, dodgeball and more. All activities are fully inclusive, cooperative and integrated with music for an action-packed week of fitness, friends and fun!

Instructor Morgan Senzamici

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; Skateboarding & BMX at Summer Gravity Camp in Whistler British Columbia and currently is a 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 (boys and girls)

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. Games will include Steal the Bacon, Capture the flag, scrimmages, and of courseSharks and Minnows! 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

Camp Coordinator : Tom Lehman, SBLA

Coach Tom was hooked on Lacrosse from the moment his friends put a stick in his hand in 7th grade. Growing up just outside of Chicago, he played for New Trier High School winning two State Championships in his time there. After moving to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB, he played shortly with the Mens team until he got surgery. Tom has been with the Santa Barbara Lacrosse Association since its start in 2010, and has worked as an Administrative Assistant, youth league coach, and has taught lessons with local PE programs and summer camps. Tom is certified as a Wilderness First Responder (Includes CPR and Advanced First Aid).

Softball Camp – Ages 5-12

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 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.

Soccer Camp - Ages 5 to 12

The Soccer Camp will focus on fundamental soccer skills. In addition there will be emphasis on strategy and game situations. Youth 5 to 13 of all skill levels are welcome.

Soccer Camp Coach ~ Randy John (RJ) Wilson

Randy John (RJ) Wilson has over 20 years experience with soccer coaching and management. Beginning in 1994 with the USA World Cup Tour, France post-World Cup Tour, Japan pre-World Cup Tour, Germany World Cup Tour and currently as the University of California, Santa Barbara Men’s Club Soccer Team which has won the National College Club Co-Champions (2013), Premier Cal South Champions (2013), Irvine Spring Cup Finalist (2011) and the San Diego Aztec Cup Champions (2011).

Wilson holds a Bachlor of Arts in Physical Education and Health, Emphasis in Coaching Team Sports and has played competitavely since 1999 in over 10 various soccer leagues around California.

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
  • 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 75 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 10 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: Judy Chavez. My name is Judy and I am from Ontario, California. I recieved my bachelors from Cal State Fullerton in Communication in 2006. During my time at CSUF, I was involved with Camp Titan for 2 years. Camp Titan is staffed by college students and funded by the University for children in Orange County who come from low-income families and/or foster homes. Right before I finished school, I became a classroom aide in a special needs classroom for a year and eventually started substitute teaching. As a sub, I became more involved in classrooms with students who had moderate to severe needs and realized that was where I belonged. I came to Santa Barbara in 2008 and started the masters credential program at UCSB. After grad school, I worked at Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara and also co-directed Happy Adventure Summer Camp (HASC) for 2 summers. Cornerstone is a Group home for 6 adults with disabilities who program HASC every summer. HASC is a community based camp for children with special needs in the Santa Barbara area. In 2009, I got the privilege of living with two adults with disabilities as their housemate through San Felipe Supported Living. After completing a year with my two housemates, I got a teaching position back in Ontario and moved back down south. In August of 2011, I got a teaching job at San Marcos High School. I was hired as the Transition Program Teacher for students who are 18-22. I currently live back in Santa Barbara with my chihuahua Tootsie, and I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to lead the very first Elings Park and Peer Buddy Inclusion Camp. I love working camps and have a passion for including our children and encouraging them to believe that no obstacle is ever impossible.

Instructor: Taryn Price.

Taryn is a local Santa Barbara teacher who is passionate about special education, and above all, inclusion.   She earned a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a focus in elementary education at UCSB in 2008. Upon graduation, she accepted a full time job at Garden Street Academy. After her first year working in their third grade classroom as instructional support and assisting in running their afterschool care program, the private school promoted her to Co-Lead Teacher in their first/second grade classroom. Taryn then began her post-graduate studies at Antioch University. In 2010, she was hired at a community-based camp for children and teens with special needs. Under Judy Chavez’s directorship at Happy Adventure Summer Camp, Taryn fostered her narrowed focus within the specific avenue of special education. For the past three years, Taryn has been supporting a 15 year old student with Down Syndrome by adapting curriculum, providing accommodations and modifications, in both whole group mainstreamed settings as well as teaching one on one. Taryn’s continual collaboration with a multitude of teachers, specialists, and therapists includes Elika Shahrestani, as well as the general education teacher and director of the Artios Homeschool Academy. Taryn has spent the past two years subbing for this Academy’s director/general education teacher, providing supports to fifteen diverse learners, where she utilizes her skills as both a general ed and special education teacher. Taryn looks forward to continuing her collaboration and shared passions for supporting ALL children with Elika Shahrestani and Judy Chavez this summer at Inclusion Camp!

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)
  • Soccer (1PM to 4PM)

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 pizza/BBQ day 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. 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 2013!