Camp Elings

Camp Elings 2021

Ages: 5 to 13
Hours: Tennis 9 AM to noon | BMX and Outdoor Adventure Camp: 9 AM to 3 PM
Cost: Tennis $300 | BMX $290 | Outdoor Adventure $290

Following guidance from the Santa Barbara County Health Department, we made changes to our program to prioritize the safety of our campers and counselors. For any questions, please contact Marinella Baker at:

    • we cannot accept drop-ins on Monday mornings or partial week attendance. All campers must register online.
    • campers must bring everyday: mask, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, hat, lunch, and a water bottle.
    • upon arrival we will take campers’ temperatures with a non-touch thermometer every morning. All campers with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to join camp.
    • Camp Elings has the right to send a camper home that appears to not be feeling well or is unable to participate in camp safely.
    • we are limiting our camp to 10 kids per counselor.
    • each camper will be provided with art supplies for the week, to prevent sharing.
    • we will do our best to keep campers 6 feet apart during activities.
    • we will provide hand sanitizers and remind campers to wash their hands often.
    • board games and sports supplies are disinfected between uses.

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Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure Camp (former Sports & Nature)

Cost $290
Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00pm.
Drop off hours between 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Pick up hours between 3:00 PM to 3:15PM

Participants enjoy a variety of games and team-building sports activities including hiking, tag, relay races, basketball and soccer drills, dodgeball, nature hikes, plant germination,
 arts and crafts and education about plants and animals. Guest speaker include the Reptile Family.

Lead Counselor: Matthew Oatis

My name is Matthew Oatis, and this will be my first year as a counselor at Camp Elings. I love sports and physical activities

and I am happy to have this opportunity to help children learn to love them too. I was born and raised here in Santa Barbara where I coach track and field at SBHS. Not only do I work with high school students, but I am also a teacher’s aid at Montecito Union School, where I organize recess games and activities. Fun Fact: I went to school and played sports at all of the schools I am coaching now! I hope we can have fun outside playing games this summer.

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BMX – Ages 5 and up

Cost $290
Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00pm.
Drop off hours between 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Pick up hours between 3:00 PM to 3:15PM

BMX campers must have a USA BMX membership to participate in camp.

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 membership is required before participating in camp. 30-day membership cost is $35.

You can get your BMX 30-day membership at the first day of camp.

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Tennis – Ages 5 to 14

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Cost $300
Hours: 9 am to noon

Our tennis program is designed for all levels. Match play, tactical and technical drills,  ball machine, dynamic warm-up and stretching education.

Instructor: ADAM WEBSTER

Samuel Adam Webster has been a tennis teaching professional for over 15 years and has played at the highest level in juniors, college and the professional ranks. Adam was born and raised in Santa Barbara (Mesa area), to Joseph and Elaine Webster, and attended Monroe elementary, La Cumbre Junior High school, Santa Barbara High School, class of 1997. Adam began playing tennis with his dad and three older brothers, Dan, Alex and Aaron, when he was 6 years old. Adam was a highly ranked SoCal junior tennis player, played national tournaments, and received a partial athletic scholarship to go to college for tennis.

Adam began teaching at Birnumwood Country Club in 2002, after graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Kinesiology, emphasis on Physical Education. Adam worked alongside his older brothers, Dan and Aaron, for about 2 years, teaching private lessons, clinics, watching the shop/office, and hosting member tennis events. Adam then moved to Santa Barbara Tennis Club in 2004, where he spent the next 12 years, teaching lessons, clinics, directing tournaments, coaching Junior Team Tennis league teams, summer camps, and participated in Men’s inter club. Adam also is the director for the SB Tennis Patrons Schools Program and Match-Point programs. Adam is a USPTA Certified P2 Tennis Professional since 2008, with a certification in teaching 10 and under tennis from the USPTA. Adam holds a Sho-dan (1st degree) Black-belt in Koei-Kan Karate-Do.

Adam would like to build a positive, competitive, organized foundation at Elings Park Tennis Courts, focusing on professionalism, teamwork, character, sportsmanship, and FUN!

Adam Webster lives in Santa Barbara, CA.


A life-long resident of Santa Barbara, California, Aaron Webster’s professional teaching experience spans 2 decades, nurturing and producing some of Santa Barbara’s top ranked junior players, as well as traveling and working with professional men and women players in the ATP and WTA.

Born in 1971, Aaron Webster began playing tennis at the age of 8. His early years were spent playing Santa Barbara Junior Patrons as well as sanctioned Southern California and National tournaments. A graduate of Santa Barbara High School in 1989, Aaron, along with his fellow Dons, lead Santa Barbara High School to 3 CIF State Championships in 1986, 1987 and 1989.

After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, Aaron attended Vanguard University as their # 1 singles and doubles player. His post college playing experience included the professional satellite tour, earning him top ten rankings in the Southern California Men’s Open Singles in 1994 and 1995.

Aaron accepted a teaching position at Birnamwood Country Club in 1999, working with a wide variety of tennis talent. He developed close relationships with club members, organizing tournaments, clinics and matches for all levels of play. In additional to responsibilities at Birnamwood, Aaron also managed to coach the Santa Barbara High School Tennis team in 2002 and 2003, leading them to CIF state semifinals and finals consecutively.

In 2007, Aaron re located to Los Angeles, where he worked and traveled the professional tennis circuit. In 2008, Aaron coached WTA tour pro Olga Govortsova, accompanying her to the Australian Open. Aaron also traveled to Grand Slam tournaments with touring pros Robbie Ginepri, Robert Kendrick and Ryan Sweeting. To this day, Aaron keeps in close contact with the professional players, often offering advice and strategy.

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Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program

Ages 15 and up
9 AM to 3 PM

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.

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Inclusion Camp

Elings Park Inclusion Camp – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is cancelled this summer.

Once again, 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 22 years old)
  • Individualized Social Skills Goals targeted throughout camp
  • 2:1 camper to adult ratio
  • Feedback given to parents daily
  • Trained Facilitators
  • Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Register Now! Visit and click the Inclusion Camp link.

Instructor: Elika Shahrestani, M.S.; B.C.B.A.,Camp Director. Elika is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® with over 19 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.

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General Information

Daily Schedule

A typical Camp Elings daily schedule

8:45-9AMCheck In
Free play
Check In
Free play
Check In
Free play
Check In
Free play
9:15- 10:30AMFriendship and team building activities

Nature arts & craft
Friendship and team building activities

Nature arts & craft
Beach day!
Hike to Hendry's beach
Water activities & games
10:30-10:45AMSnack timeSnack timeSnack timeSnack time
Friendship and team building activities

Nature arts & craft
Friendship and team building activities

Nature arts & craft
Beach time!
Drip castle, sand sculptures, sea glass hunt
Water activities & games
12-1PMLunch and
Free play
Lunch and
Free play
Lunch and
Free play
lunch and
free play time
1-3PMFriendship and team building activities

Nature arts & craft
Special presentation Hike back to campSlip n' slide fun!
3-3:15PMSnack and
free play time

Snack and
free play time

Snack and
free play time

Snack and
free play time


Wednesdays at 1PM: Campers will go to Singleton Pavilion for a special presentation from the Reptile Family.

Thursday: Beach Day! This is our campers favorite day. Kids will walk to Hendry's Beach for a fun beach day. Please bring a towel and a bathing suit. Campers will have a shaded area to rest and many beach toys. No activities will take place in the ocean, but campers are allowed to get wet.

Fridays: 12 PM - 3:30 PM: Slip n' Slide day! Campers must bring a towel and a bathing suit for the slip n' slide fun.



Please provide your child with a packed lunch everyday. 

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

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

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
  • Mask
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Friday is slip n' slide day. Pack a towel, bikini/beach shorts clothes that can get wet. 
  • BMX campers must have full face helmet, a bike and wear long sleeve shirts and pants

Drop-off and Pick-up


Most camps run from 8:30 AM — 3:30PM daily. Please drop off your child no earlier than 5 minutes before camp starts. Please pick up your child no later than 5 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.



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

Cancellation Policy


We are always happy to help you move to another session so your child will not miss out on their fun summer camp experience. If you do need to completely cancel your child’s participation, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Refund amounts depend on the notice you are able to give us.

  • If you cancel more than 7 days before camp session starts: Entire camp fee is refunded, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • If you cancel 7 or fewer days before camp session starts: A $25 camp processing fee will be charged and half (50%) of camp is refunded.
  • If you cancel after camp has started, no refund is provided.


If your child has a medical emergency or becomes ill, please let us know as soon as possible. We will ask for a written medical excuse note from your child’s physician, but will work to help you place your child in a later camp session is at all possible. If your child is unable to participate in a future camp session, a $25 camp processing fee will be charged and you will be refunded the remaining balance.

Please call the Elings Park administrative office at (805) 569-5611 or email if you have any questions.