EXPERIENCES TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF THE OLDER CAMPER. FOR AGES 9-15. BOYS & GIRLS ARE GROUPED BY RISING GRADE LEVEL.
- Week of July 23-27
- Week of Aug 6-10
- Week of June 25-29: Mexican Fiesta (4th Grade only)
- Week of July 16-20: Luau Beach Party (5th & 6th Grade only)
- Week of July 30-Aug 3: Senior Camp Sleepover (Oldest Group only)
ULTIMATE GAMES: GREEN VS. BLUE
- Week of July 30-Aug 3
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, weekly True Life Adventures! Enjoy fun, award-winning activities: art, swimming, team-building, sports, fencing, archery, martial arts, tennis, Gaga, fitness and dance, service learning initiatives, Oracle Games and more!
2018 TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES
Week of June 18-22
Speedcubing: Learn How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube!
Ready, Set, Go! Can you solve “the Cube”? Unlock the secrets and learn what it takes to solve everyone’s favorite puzzle: The Rubik’s Cube. If you are new to the sport or a puzzle enthusiast, we will walk you through the process one step at a time. If you are a more experienced Cuber, this is your opportunity to refine your skills and improve your speed! Once you have memorized the algorithms and practiced your moves, you and your “fast-moving fingers” will be ready to compete in the first-ever ESF Speedcubing Competition on the last day! Are you up for the challenge?
Week of June 25-29
Found Sound Bucket Band
Traditional, concert, and street styles of percussion meet for a fun-filled musical expression that will result in new compositions, creative insights into music-making and maybe even new dance forms. Play and write folk inspired drum ‘beats’ and learn important musical lessons such as internalization of tempos and improvisation while playing music together. Buckets and found instruments will add to a variety of timbres and ensembles, and aid in producing inventive rhythms. Friends and family are invited to attend “A Symphony of Found Sound” on the last day!
Week of July 2-6
Songwriting & Digital Music Production
Explore music fundamentals and enjoy daily “jam sessions” with a professional producer. Compose and record your own hit songs with high-tech, multi-media technology using the Garage Band and MadPad apps on an iPad. For the grand finale, perform at the annual “ESF Music Awards”. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Week of July 9-13
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 16-20
Gourmet Camper: Good Morning ESF!
Experts say that a hearty breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This TLA is an all-out, breakfast bonanza where you will learn how to start your morning off right! Under the guidance of our executive chef, prepare and sample quick and easy breakfast recipes that are as tasty, as they are nutritious. Recipes include homemade waffles, pancakes, French toast, garden omelets, hash browns, fruit smoothies and more. Learn about food preparation, kitchen safety and helpful hints for measuring, chopping, mixing, and garnishing. Join us and make your first meal of the day count!
Week of July 23-27
CO2 Dragsters: The Dynamics of Speed
Start your engines and prepare for the ultimate demonstration of force, motion, speed, friction, and acceleration as you cruise through this powerful TLA. Discover the design process while creating your very own, durable model CO2 dragster. Learn about production, finishing, and testing your custom vehicle – all in preparation for the grand finale, The ESF Dragster Race Day Competition!
Week of July 30-Aug 3
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.
Week of Aug 6-10
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 Aug 13-17
Color Splash: Tie-Dyed TLA
If you like Tie-dye and DIY, then this TLA is for you! During this color-filled week, you will get your “groovy on” and flash back to the 1960’s, as you explore the process of “Tie dye”. From spirals to circles, straight lines and stripes, the design possibilities will be endless. With brilliant colors, experiments and projects from head to toe, you will explore techniques to help you tie dye like a pro!