EXPERIENCES TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF THE OLDER CAMPER. FOR AGES 9-15. BOYS & GIRLS ARE GROUPED BY RISING GRADE LEVEL.

HIGHLIGHTS

 

NEW! The Senior Camp Showdown!

Week of July 15-19

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

Ultimate ESF Games

Week of August 12-16

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

EVENING EVENTS

  • Week of June 24-28: Fiesta (4th Grade only) (3:45PM-7:00PM)
  • Week of July 8-12: Luau Beach Party (5th & 6th Grade only) (3:45PM-7:00PM)
  • Week of July 29-August 2: Senior Camp Sleepover (Oldest Group only (7:00PM)

ENHANCED SENIOR CAMP PROGRAMMING  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 programs designed to broaden the horizons for our oldest campers. Fun activities include True Life Adventures, daily swimming, art, sports, team initiatives, service learning, leadership skills and much more!

2018 TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES

Week of June 17-21

NEW! Gourmet Camper: A Taste of Italy
Mangia Italiano! Put on your apron, roll up your sleeves, and follow us into the kitchen for a week of mouthwatering fun. Guided by an executive chef, create and enjoy palate-pleasing dishes from various regions of Italy including homemade pasta and sauce, gelato, Pizzelles, cannolis and more. Learn about food preparation and kitchen safety, explore helpful hints for measuring, chopping, mixing, and garnishing, and much more.

Week of June 24-28

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 July 1-5

NEW! Beyond Words: Sign Language
Sign language is more than hand gestures – it’s a beautiful, visually perceived language in which facial expressions and body movements are used to communicate words, emotions, and sound. This TLA gives you the tools to interact and communicate with the world around you in a completely different way. Work with your instructors to customize your ASL experience and showcase your newly acquired language by signing a song, poem, skit and more at the end of the week.

Week of July 8-12

NEW! FUN-tastic Frisbee®
Calling all Frisbee® enthusiasts for a week of competition and fun! It’s time to spice up your favorite Frisbee® games by discovering the sports of Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf! Learn these lifetime recreational and competitive sports, practice your “freestyle” moves and prepare for the Fantastic Flying Frisbee® Tournament on the last day! Friends, fun and flying discs…what better way to spend a week at Camp!

Week of July 15-19

Camp Carnival, Circus Skills and 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 22-26

NEW! Think Tank: Minds in Motion

This exciting new TLA will keep your mind moving, spark your imagination and take teambuilding to a whole new level! Join us for a week of intrigue as you and your team use critical thinking, ingenuity, collaboration and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles, riddles and physical initiatives. Utilizing various strategies, Rube Goldberg machines and other miscellaneous materials, your objective will be to solve the carefully designed mysteries, problems or challenging puzzles of the day while keeping your mind sharp and your thinking cap on!

Week of July 29-August 2

NEW! Kids Inc.: The Perfect Pitch   
Powered by The Jack Welch Management Institute
You’ve got your BIG idea, now it is time to communicate it to the world. In this exciting TLA, make the world say “WOW!” as you create a value proposition for a new product or service that sets you apart from others in the market place. Study some of the most popular advertising campaigns of all time and what made them successful. With your team, create a marketing plan, persuasive sales pitch and multimedia advertising campaign including print, web, social media, and/or TV to promote your product or service.

Week of August 5-9

The Elements of Filmmaking
Lights, Camera, Action! Go behind-the-scenes in this visual arts inspired TLA to learn the foundations of digital filmmaking. Whether in the role of director, writer, actor, editor, set or costume designer, you will work in teams to produce a short film using Apple iOS mobile devices and iMovie. At the end of the week, showcase your feature film at the culminating ESF Film Festival!

Week of August 12-16

Acting and Improv

Discover your inner actor! With the guidance of an acting coach, participate in theater games, drama exercises and creative activities designed to expand your speaking, acting, improvisation and comedic skills! Friends and family are invited to an “Afternoon of Improv & Sketch Comedy” on the last day!

Week of August 19-23

Digital Photography: Inspired by the Masters
See the world through a new lens as you study the works and styles of famous master photographers. Explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality and gain hands-on experience while taking photographs that are inspired by the Masters. Mat and display your favorite photograph at the Gallery Exhibition on the last day.

ESF's Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls, Rising PREK-10th Grades