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Nike Tennis Camps is proud to bring you the new California location at the Cate School this summer. Campers will train with talented coaches on the beautiful campus in Carpinteria.

The Cate School tennis camp in Southern California prepares athletes for competition at the highest level. Experienced coaches provide a great environment for tennis players to improve their skills and have serious fun this summer.

Highlights Include
  • Expert instruction from Director Katya Welborn and her staff
  • 5-6 hours of daily tennis training
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Daily Swimming
  • All campers receive a Nike Tennis Camps T-shirt and prizes!
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Camp Coaches

  • Katya Welborn Bio

    Camp Director Katya Welborn

    After her college career Katya had the opportunity to the take the position at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club as the Tennis Pro and had been teaching since.

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Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight and Day (9:00am-5:00pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 11-17, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.


  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
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Camp Program Offerings

All sessions are open to players of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

All Skills Program

The All Skills program is designed for tennis players of any skill level and background. Campers will learn fundamentals and improve upon their game.

Tournament Training Program

The Tournament Training Program is geared towards tournament level and ranked players looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness.

High School Program

The High School Program is provided for players (ages 13-18) currently on their high school team and wanting to move up the ladder or those planning on making the high school team.


Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

SESSION I: JULY 15-19 | Session ii: July 22-26
  • Overnight Camper Check-in: 9:00-9:30am on Monday.
  • Day Camper Check-in: 10:00-10:30am on Monday.
  • Check-out: 11:30am-12:00pm on Friday.
  • Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm

What's included in the fee?

  • Daily tennis instruction
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Lunch is provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive Nike Tennis Camps t-shirt and prizes.
  • Extra Activities: Cate School offers an exciting opportunity for athletes looking to enhance their camp experience. Participating campers will be woken up a little earlier than their peers and will have a 90-minute strength and conditioning session on Tuesday - Friday with our EXOS Certified Trainers. This program was implemented with the Cate School athletes this past year and not only have they seen increased performance, but it has also drastically reduced the number of injuries during season across all sports. EXOS can be added on for an additional fee.


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.

  • Campers Per Room: 1 per room, roommate requests will be placed in the room next door.
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Campers may choose to rent linens for their dorm room for $30/week or to bring their own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.


  • Round Trip from LAX: $275
  • Round Trip from SBA: $50
  • Airbus pick up in Carpinteria, Round Trip: $25

If you are flying to Southern California, we suggest flying to the Santa Barbara airport (SBA) or the Los Angeles airport (LAX). SBA is a 30 minute drive and LAX is a two hour drive from Cate. We pick up and drop off campers from the Santa Barbara airport for a fee of $50 ($25 one way) and from LAX in Los Angeles for a fee of $275 ($138 one way). If your child is flying as an unaccompanied minor, please notify Jessica Seriano (jessica_seriano@cate.org).

Driver Pick Up times:
  • LAX – Flights arriving Monday between 8am and 10am
  • SBA – Flights arriving Monday between 8am and 12pm
Driver Drop Off times:
  • LAX – Flights departing Friday between 2pm – 4pm
  • SBA – Flights departing Friday between 12pm – 2pm

For those taking the Santa Barbara Airbus (www.sbairbus.com) from LAX to Carpinteria, we pick up and drop off campers in Carpinteria for a fee of $25 ($12.50 one way). Once you have arranged your travel, please let Jessica Seriano (Jessica_seriano@cate.org) know.

Anyone needing assistance with booking travel, we recommend contacting SB Travel for assistance. Cate School has worked closely with Santa Barbara Travel Bureau for many years, and they will be able to help arrange travel for students attending Cate Summer Institute. A ticketing fee of $40 per ticket covers researching the best times and fares and monitoring any subsequent flight schedule changes. Please contact Andrew Seligman at (800)266-5452, aseligman@sbtravel.com.


A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do NOT require a doctor's signature. All required forms will be collected electronically through the Cate Sports Academy online system.

Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-8:30am EXOS Strength and Condition Training (additional service, not included in camp tuition)
  • 8:00-8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00am Day campers arrive
  • 9:00-9:30am Roll call/Warm up
  • 9:30-12:30pm Training session #1
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch and rest
  • 1:30-4:00pm Training session #2
  • 4:00-5:00pm Swimming
  • 5:00-5:30pm Day campers check-out
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30-7:00pm Free Time
  • 7:00-9:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

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Nike Tennis Camp at the Cate School

Katya Welborn, Camp Director
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School,
Age Group: 11 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $450.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $895.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp - All Skills, Tournament Training, High School,
Age Group: 11 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM - 5:00PM $450.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $895.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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