Ages 5 to 12

Camp Elings: Outdoor Adventure

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Ages

5 to 12

Cost

$290

Hours

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-off

8:45 to 9 a.m.

Pick up

3 to 3:15 p.m.

Online Registration

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Dates

Week 1: June 13-17
Week 2: June 20-24
Week 3: Jun 27- Jul 1

Dates

Week 4: July 11-15
Week 5: July 18-22
Week 6: July 25-29

Dates

Week 7: August 1-5
Week 8: August 8-12

Campers enjoy playing games and exploring nature throughout the 230-acre Park.

There are games of tag and dodgeball, relay races, basketball and soccer drills, and more. They also hike, discover how plants germinate, enjoy visits from live reptiles, and draw inspiration from plants and animals for arts and crafts.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
  • Wednesdays: Reptile Day or Miniature Horse Day! Campers gather for special presentations with living creatures. Pending availability.
  • Thursday: Beach Day! This many campers’ favorite day. Kids walk on Elings Park trails to Hendry’s Beach for a fun beach day. Shaded rest area and many beach toys are provided. No organized activities take place in the ocean, but campers are allowed to get wet. Please bring a towel and a bathing suit.
  • Friday: Slip ‘n Slide Day! Campers must bring a towel and a bathing suit for the wet and slippery fun.

A typical Camp Elings daily schedule:

Time
Mon. & Tues.
Wednesday
Reptile Day
Thursday
Beach Day
Friday
Slip 'n Slide
8:45–9AMCheck in
Free play
Check in
Free play
Check in
Free play
Check in
Free play
9:15–10:30AMFriendship & team building activities
Nature arts & craft
Friendship & team building activities
Nature arts & crafts
Hike to Hendry's BeachWater activities & games
10:30–10:45AMSnack timeSnack timeSnack timeSnack time
10:45AM–12PMFriendship & team building activities
Nature arts & craft
Friendship & team building activities
Nature arts & craft
Beach time!
Drip castle, sand sculptures, sea glass hunt
Water activities & games
12–1PMLunch & free playLunch & free playLunch & free playLunch & free play
1–3PMFriendship & team building activities
Nature arts & crafts
Meet live reptilesHike back to Camp ElingsSlip ‘n Slide fun
3–3:15PMSnack & free play
Pick up
Snack & free play
Pick up
Snack & free play
Pick up
Snack & free play
Pick up

Meet 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 Santa Barbara High. Not only do I work with high school students, but I am also a teacher’s aide at Montecito Union School, where I organize recess games and activities.

Fun Fact: I played sports at all of the schools where I coach now! I look forward to lots of fun being outside playing games this summer.

Support the Park

Operated by the nonprofit Elings Park Foundation, the park receives no government funds for upkeep or improvements.

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