- Week of July 10-14
- Week of July 24-28
(Oldest group only)
- Week of July 3-7: Mexican Fiesta
- Week of July 17-21: Luau Beach Party (3:45PM-7PM)
ULTIMATE GAMES: GREEN VS. BLUE
NEW FOR 2017 You’ve asked and we’ve answered… Get ready to enjoy enhanced teen programming exclusively designed for our OLDEST senior camp group (age 13-15). Campers will create life-long friendships while participating in all Senior Camp traditions and True Life Adventures, coupled with FUN leadership activities, community service projects, mentoring opportunities with younger campers, and project-based team challenges. A perfect blend of all the elements of camp life!
Reach new heights through innovative True Life Adventures! Enjoy fun, award-winning activities: art, swimming, team-building, sports, fencing, archery, Gaga, Zumba® Fitness, martial arts, service learning initiatives, Oracle Games and more!
2017 TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES
Week of June 19-23
CO 2 Speed Dragsters: The Dynamics of Speed
Start your engines and prepare for the ultimate demonstration of force, motion, speed, friction, and acceleration as you cruise through this powerful TLA. Discover the design process while creating your very own, durable model CO2 dragster. Learn about production, finishing, and testing your custom vehicle – all in preparation for the grand finale, The ESF Dragster Race Day Competition!
Week of June 26-30
Songwriting & Music Production
Explore music fundamentals and enjoy daily “jam sessions” with a professional producer. Compose and record your own hit songs with high-tech, multi-media technology using the Garage Band and MadPad apps on an iPad. For the grand finale, perform at the annual “ESF Music Awards”. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Week of July 3-7
Engineering Structures: Bridges and Towers
Build a skyscraper sturdy enough to survive an earthquake. Design a bridge that can structurally withstand the forces of nature! During this exciting TLA, explore the essential engineering principles of building complex bridges and towers, while experiencing the very basic laws of physics. After creating your structure, put your engineering marvel to the test to evaluate the quality of its design and the strength of its construction. Take the challenge!
Week of July 10-14
Discover your inner playwriting skills! With the guidance of a writing coach and collaboration with your team, explore the art of playwriting by developing a short script and acting out a scene. Learn the creative writing process and all of the elements that go into writing a short play including vocabulary, character development, dialogue and conflict, stage directions and more. Take center stage as you participate in a Playwright’s Festival on the last day!
Week of July 17-21
Elements of Filmmaking: Broadcast Media
Join us for this exciting adventure where you will learn the basic foundations of digital filmmaking. Using Apple iOS mobile devices and iMovie, campers will learn about the essential skills needed to make a digital film. As a group, you will produce a newscast or TV talk show and will have the opportunity to perform in one of the key film making roles, such as director, cinematographer, editor and/or actor.
Week of July 24-28
Carnival, Circus, Magic
One of our most-anticipated traditions in Senior Camp, you will have the opportunity to design and build a Carnival from the ground up. Learn face painting techniques and how to create balloon animals. Become proficient in juggling, clowning and sleight of hand magic tricks. Finalize your Carnival booths and practice your performance skills in preparation for the exciting Main Event hosted for Day Campers on the last day!
Week of July 31-Aug 4
Color Splash: A Tie-Dyed TLA
If you like Tie-dye and DIY, then this TLA is for you! During this color-filled week, you will get your “groovy on” and flash back to the 1960’s, as you explore the process of “Tie dye”. From spirals to circles, straight lines and stripes, the design possibilities will be endless. With brilliant colors, experiments and projects from head to toe, you will explore techniques to help you tie dye like a pro!
Week of Aug 7-11
Outdoor Adventure: Rockwall
Conquer a towering Rockwall with challenges designed for each skill level, under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. This journey will lead you down the road of self-discovery, as you participate in teambuilding initiatives, collaborative problem-solving activities and exercises designed to develop and enhance the leader in you!
Week of Aug 14-18
Food Truck Road Trip: Marvelous Mobile Meals
Travel across the US in five days and discover amazing recipes from some of the best restaurants on wheels! Food Trucks offer variety and novelty, and their popularity is sweeping the country in epic proportions. Join us for a culinary adventure, as we explore a wide variety of themed “street eats” including local traditions, cultural flavors, and sweet treats. With the guidance of our executive chef, explore this food culture phenomenon and recreate recipes that are currently being served out of small, wheeled kitchens across America. Learn about food preparation, kitchen safety and helpful hints for measuring, chopping, mixing, and garnishing. Celebrate with a Food Truck Festival on the last day!