Our 7 Point System
A tremendous collaboration of research and expert medical input went into the creation of our Advanced Safety Plan®, which exceeds recommendations by the CDC, ACA, NIH, and AAP, as well as local and state restrictions which is why ESF is considered one of the safest camps in the United States. We will adjust our plan to meet recommended guidelines and requirements once they are announced and as we get closer to the 2021 summer camp season. A detailed Safety Plan will also be provided prior to camp at Family Orientation. While some of our camp programs will look different this summer, be assured that the in-person camp experiences will still be chock-full of enrichment opportunities and action-packed, fun activities.
Please note: In August 2020, ESF successfully and safely operated sports camps including The Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Camps, The Phillies Baseball Academy, and Arsenal Football Development USA Summer Camps, for 1,000 campers using this plan and as a result, was 100% COVID-free.
“They were wonderful with taking precautions in light of the pandemic”
My son did a week of 76ers Camps and Phillies Baseball Academy, for the first time this year. They tried to do as much as they could for the kids, within the limits of social distancing. Their information sessions before starting camp were comprehensive and informative. My son had a great time, loved his coaches, and can’t wait to go back for a few more weeks next year! Thanks to all the staff at ESF Camps for a great, first time experience! Liz L.
“We will definitely be back next year!”
The staff was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and kind. Arsenal Camps followed all of the COVID-19 safety guidelines! They did a phenomenal job keeping all campers and staff safe, as well as, teaching skills such as teamwork, perseverance, and decision making! Thanks for an AWESOME experience! You can expect us back next summer! Michelle T.
Our 7 Point System for protecting our campers, their families, and our staff members on-site this summer.
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!