Our 6 Point System
A tremendous collaboration of research and expert medical input went into the creation of our Advanced Safety Plan®. This Plan exceeds recommendations by the CDC, ACA, NIH, and AAP, as well as local and state agencies, which is why for more than 40 years, ESF has been considered one of the safest camps in the U.S. We successfully returned to in-person operations in Summer 2021, serving more than 5,000 families. We will continue to adjust our plan if needed to meet recommended guidelines and requirements as we get closer to the 2022 summer camp season. Below please find ESF’s 6 POINT SYSTEM. We are confident that our in-person camp experiences will continue to be chock-full of enrichment opportunities that are action-packed and FUN!
Our 6 Point System for protecting our campers, their families, and our staff members on-site this summer.
“I so appreciated that staff (even if vaccinated) modeled mask wearing so that everyone was in the same boat. Our kids loved their counselors and bonded with them quickly. I didn’t expect but loved getting the weekly “reports” to see how the counselors saw our kids.”
“In a COVID world – ESF put safety first! So organized and friendly!”
“Very safe and serious about the COVID precautions.”
“My 13-year-old attended summer camp in July 2021 and really enjoyed the entire experience. The staff was super fun, the program taught him many new skills and was well organized, and the facility offered everything needed for a favorable experience. The COVID protocols were easy for parents, very effective and safe. My son made some great new friends and is excited to attend again next year!”
Dr. Becker has been ESF’s Camp Doctor for 20-years. He is a pediatric allergist who graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has held positions on the faculty of MCP/Hahnemann University, Allegheny University, Temple University and Drexel University College of Medicine. He currently runs a private practice in suburban Philadelphia and continues to hold academic titles at St. Christopher’s Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Khanna is an ESF Subject Matter Expert, ESF Camp Parent, former ESF Staff member, and Founder/Director of the OCD & Anxiety Institute and Research Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been involved in some of the most important research trials in the field of childhood anxiety and OCD in the past decade. Dr. Khanna is a pioneer in web-based mental health research for anxiety disorders. Find her online programs to help children and parents manage stress and anxiety on her website: www.copingcatparents.com. Her self-help book for children, “The Worry Workbook for Kids” is available at Amazon and includes activities your child can do at home.
Dr. Loehr, or “Doc” as he is known at ESF Camps, is a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books including the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. His ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved worldwide recognition and has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The CBS Evening News, CBS Morning News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His new book has just been released – “Leading with Character” – a soon-to-be best seller!