Mission: I'm possible

Promoting Education, Sports and Fun while challenging the status quo.

The ESF Way is about dreaming big, challenging assumptions, thinking creatively, and never compromising safety or quality. Our commitment to excellence is in our DNA and it’s what makes us the leader in the people development business.

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Since 1982, we’ve been working hard
year-round to make each summer a success!

Our mission is to provide the finest camp experience for people of all ages- an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. We are committed to quality and excellence in everything we do. We provide carefully designed programs and activities, a dedicated, experienced and well-trained staff, along with a caring, safe environment with premier facilities. Through education, sports, and fun, we offer opportunities for campers and team members to believe in themselves and to achieve their full potential.

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At ESF, we define success a little differently and for that reason we make it our priority to impact our communities and improve the human condition. It is important to us and what separates ESF from everyone else.

Michael J. Rouse

Executive Director & Co-Founder

So much more than an organization, company or grouping of seasonal staffers, ESF is a Team - committed to making a difference in our campers' lives and in our communities. We take great pride in giving back through our foundations, Dream Camp and Acting Without Boundaries.

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Our Core Values

The heart and soul of ESF Camps, our core values are the principles that guide us.


We demonstrate respect for ourselves, others and the environment. We embrace the diversity of our communities and of each other.


We commit to safety in all that we do.


We provide unrivaled personal service, anticipate every need and exceed expectations. We are committed to each camper's success.


We are always honest, sincere and forthright. We hold ourselves and other to high moral and ethical standards. We base our integrity upon the loyalty, fairness and accountability we demand of each other.


We seek innovative ways to operate and serve our customers. We welcome new ideas and challenges that make ourselves and our organization better. We show passion for what we do and have fun doing it.


We make a difference in our communities and value the importance of giving back.


We encourage each other to grow personally and professionally. We are in the "people development" business and we empower all to achieve their full potential.

35 years young and we're Just getting started