Message from Michael - March 27th

Message from Michael Rouse, Co-Founder

Dear ESF Family & Friends,

I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe. As a husband, father of four, and co-founder of ESF, I understand how difficult it is to navigate these uncertain times and want to let you know how ESF is prioritizing our commitment with our camp community. As we focus on the positive and the arrival of summer in a few months, families continue to enroll in camp and we currently expect all ESF Camp Programs to take place as planned.

For the past 38 years, safety has been our highest priority and the #1 reason why parents choose ESF. Also, our commitment to the health and safety of our campers and team members is part of the reason we were selected as one of the safest camps in America by the Food & Allergy Anaphylaxis Network. Our dedicated team of health and safety experts is proactively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and updating our safety protocols to ensure that we stay current with CDC/local health guidelines to keep our campers and staff safe always.

Many of you have strong personal relationships with our ESF team members. It is important that we take care of them and their families in the short-term, so that in the long-term, we can continue to build a great camp organization that transforms young lives, creates jobs, and provides opportunities for people of all ages in the future. We are driven and passionate about developing fun, educational programs to help your children learn and grow and are committed to providing the enrichment-focused content and meaningful experiences that you can expect from ESF.

We are here to support you every step of the way, so feel free to contact us at (610) 642-0246 or send us an email at Please visit our FAQ page for some common questions we have received to date that may help. We will continue to update you and this page as camp draws near.  Thank you for being a valued member of the ESF Family, and we look forward to providing your camper and your family with the summer you all deserve.  

Be safe and stay strong.


Michael Rouse
Executive Director & Co-Founder