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Senior Camp

For Boys and Girls
Rising 3rd – 9th Grades

Campers are grouped by rising grade level

Sessions & Hours

2-9 week options • June 15 – August 14, 2020

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 we build a real-life carnival from the ground up and learn how to cook mouth-watering recipes. With leadership skills and good citizenship built into everything we do. This is no ordinary camp.

Campers are split into two divisions, each with a wide array of exciting, age-appropriate programs and activities. We are excited to welcome 3rd graders to Senior Camp in 2020.

  • Senior Squad 1 (Rising 3rd-6th Grades)
  • Senior Squad 2 (Rising 7th-9th Grades)

Activities

  • True Life Adventures (TLA)
  • Daily Instructional Swimming (Grades 3 & 4)
  • Daily Recreational Swimming (Grades 5th – 9th)
  • DIY Studio New for 2020
  • Sports
  • Senior Quest (Teambuilding and Leadership Activities)

Weekly Specials

  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Martial Arts
  • Fencing
  • Gaga
  • Leadership Development
  • Club Choice
  • Community Connections (Service Learning)
  • Senior Lounge (Rising 7th-9th Grades)
  • Time-honored traditions
  • Weekly Theme Days
  • Special Events
  • And More!

WEEKLY TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES

Gourmet Camper: A Culinary Tri-fecta

June 15 – 19

Put on your apron, roll up your sleeves, and join us for a Culinary tri-fecta of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties – with a splash of appetizers and desserts on the side! With the guidance of our executive chef, create and enjoy palate-pleasing dishes. This hands-on culinary experience will teach you about food preparation and kitchen safety, provide helpful hints for measuring, chopping, mixing, and garnishing, and help you discover the joy of cooking!

ROCKWALL: TAKE THE CHALLENGE

June 22 – June 26

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!

 

FILMMAKING WITH iMOVIE

June 29 – July 2

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!

Please note: Camp is closed on Friday, July 3rd.

CAMP CARNIVAL, CIRCUS SKILLS AND MAGIC

July 6 – 10

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!

CO2 DRAGSTERS: THE DYNAMICS OF SPEED

July 13 – 17

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!

AERODYNAMICS: SUPER FLYING MACHINES

July 20 – 24

Take flight and join us for an exciting week that propels campers from ground zero to great heights! This aeronautical STEM TLA provides campers with hands-on experiences and insights into the physics of flight, force and motion. The fun is at an all-time high as they design, prototype, build and test their own flying structures and gliders!

FOUND SOUND BUCKET BAND

July 27 – July 31

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!

GEOCACHING: THE ULTIMATE TREASURE HUNT

August 3 – 7

Welcome to a new kind of adventure! Join us for the ultimate treasure hunt and discover the exciting sport of Geocaching! After exploring the fundamentals of geocaching and mastering the use of handheld GPS devices, campers prepare for and embark on outdoor scavenger hunts throughout campus to find hidden “caches” or treasures.

SPORT STACKING WITH SPEED STACKS

August 10 – 14

Welcome to ESF’s Ultimate Sport Stacking TLA! Also known as cup stacking or speed stacking, this individual and team fitness sport combines hand­-eye coordination, balance, concentration, quick reflexes, speed and power! Throughout the week, campers increase agility and skills through participation in cup stacking warm-ups, drills and exercises, as well as team and individual timed challenges! Campers will also enjoy outdoor, team building initiatives using large-scale jumbo cups including relays, doubles stacking and more! Friday culminates with The Great ESF Sport Stacking Tournament. How fast can you stack the cups?

Highlights

The Senior Camp Showdown

Week of July 13th

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 10th

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

Evening Events

The Great American Picnic

Thursday, June 25th
3:45pm – 7:00pm

Rising 3rd – 6th Grade only

Fiesta

Thursday, July 23rd
3:45pm – 7:00pm

Rising 7th – 9th Grade only

Senior Camp Sleepover

Thursday, August 6th
7:00pm

Oldest group only

Spend the night. Have a blast. Don’t miss this fun-filled tradition for the oldest Senior Camp Group packed with exciting activities.


Enhanced Teen Programming

The Apprentice Program

Rising 7th – 9th Grades

Get ready to enjoy enhanced teen programming exclusively designed for our oldest Senior Campers (Squad 2). Campers will create life-long friendships while participating in all Senior Camp traditions and True Life Adventures, coupled with FUN teambuilding activities, leadership training, community service projects, mentoring opportunities with younger campers, project-based team challenges, opportunities to assist with special camp wide events and more. A perfect blend of all the elements of camp life!

ESF’s Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls, Rising PreSchool-9th Grades