One reason so many ESF families return summer after summer is our excellent track record of positive results. In a family questionnaire sent to all families at the conclusion of the summer, the following results were reported:


of children enjoyed the camp.


say ESF is the safest camp their child has attended.


say ESF is the finest camp around.


say ESF exceeded their expectations.


say ESF increased their child's self-confidence.

The Aspen Institute selects ESF Camps & Experiences 2019 Project Play Champion

ESF Summer Camps won “Best of Main Line / Best of Life” for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019

2017, 2018 and 2019 LOVE Awards winner of “Best Day Camp”

ESF as “Best Summer Sports Camp” by the readers of Bethesda Magazine in 2018 and 2019.

ESF received the 2013 Distinguished Advocates Award.

For their unrivaled commitment to protecting and supporting campers with allergies, ESF was awarded the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s “Mariel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference.”

Voted Philadelphia Magazine’s “15 Top Day Camps for Healthy Kids.”

ESF is voted among Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for multiple years.

“The ESF counselors were the most well-trained, responsible and responsive group I’ve ever encountered in any of my camp experiences.”
— Dr. Burritt

“ESF has been my son’s favorite place to go! I could not thank the ESF team enough!”
— Mrs. Contratti

“Every single person I encountered was incredibly friendly and helpful. I’ve never left my daughter anywhere that I felt so safe!”
— Mrs. Haggerty

“This is a very well-run camp. Great people, great activities.”
— Mrs. Buckley