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Senior Camp

For Boys and Girls
Rising 3rd – 8th Grades

Campers are grouped by rising grade level

SESSIONS & HOURS

1-9 week options • June 20 – August 18, 2023

FULL DAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm

EXTENDED DAY: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Experiences They’ll never outgrow

The True Life Adventures start here- with a day that begins with team challenges and ends with a dance party. Where campers create masterpieces in art, play sports, swim, and learn. With leadership skills and good citizenship built into everything we do. This is no ordinary camp.

Activities

Campers will enjoy swimming in our indoor and outdoor pools (rain or shine)

  • True Life Adventure
  • Daily Instructional Swimming (Grades 3rd & 4th)
  • Daily Recreational Swimming (Grades 5th- 8th)
  • Art
  • Electives: Choose 1 per week from a variety of offerings! 
  • Team Sports and Camp Games
  • Senior Quest (Teambuilding and Leadership Activities)

Weekly Specials

  • Gaga
  • Martial Arts
  • Archery
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Connections (Service Learning)
  • Time-Honored Traditions
  • Weekly Theme Days
  • Special Events
  • And More!

WEEKLY TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES AND ELECTIVES

Campers broaden their horizons and build life skills by participating in a different True Life Adventure (TLA) each week. Additionally, campers get to choose 1 Elective per week, picking from a variety of offerings! Each Elective is 1 hour in length per day, providing an in-depth immersion into each weekly topic.

Check out the weekly True Life Adventures and Electives below:

Week of June 20th 

True Life Adventure: Short Films with iMovie

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Multi-media Art: Paper, Paint, Pastels
  • Cup Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers, and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

*No Camp Monday, June 19th

Week of June 26th

True Life Adventure: Digital Photography

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Jewelry Making: Beads, Bangles, and Lanyards
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

 

Week of July 3rd 

True Life Adventure:  Innovation Factory – Engineering & Design

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Doodles & Design
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

*No Camp Tuesday, July 4th 

Week of July 10th

True Life Adventure: Outdoor Adventure – Rock Wall

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Duct Taped Designs and Decoupage
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers, and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

Week of July 17th

True Life Adventure: Gourmet Camper 

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Ceramics & Clay Sculptures
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

 

Week of July 24th 

True Life Adventure: Color Splash – A Tie-Dyed TLA

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Papier-mâché
  • Cup Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

Week of July 31st 

True Life Adventure: Science Wizards

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Cartooning
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  

Week of August 7th

True Life Adventure: Drama, Theater & Improv Games

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Paper Art: Collage & Origami
  • Cup Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  
  • Team Sports & Gaga

Week of August 14th   

True Life Adventure: DIY Camp Carnival

Electives: (Campers pick 1 per week)

  • Mosaic Madness
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers, and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Archery
  • Martial Arts  
  • Team Sports & Gaga

*Weekly TLA Electives are subject to change.

 

Highlights

The Senior Camp Showdown

WEEK OF JULY 17 – 221

A week-long competition, where strength, speed, critical thinking, and teamwork combine! Events include an inflatable obstacle course, the Amazing Race, Trivia Face-off, Aqua Olympics and more!

Ultimate ESF Games: Green vs. Blue

WEEK OF AUGUST 7 – 11

A fun-filled week of team competitions! Green vs. Blue – who will be this year’s champion?

Evening Events

The Great American Picnic

THURSDAY, JULY 13
3:45pm – 6:00pm

Rising 3rd – 5th Grades only

Fiesta

THURSDAY, JULY 27
3:45pm – 6:00pm

Rising 6th – 8th Grades only

ESF’s Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls, Rising PreSchool-10th Grades