Apprentice Program

For Young Adults
Rising 8th & 9th Grades

SESSIONS & HOURS

1-7 week options • Summer 2022 Dates Coming Soon

FULL DAY: 9:00am – 3:45pm 

EXTENDED DAY: 8:00am – 6:00pm

ENHANCED TEEN PROGRAMMING

Create life-long friendships while participating in exciting workshops including resume building, leadership & teamwork, job skills, financial literacy, and more. Also included are community service projects, mentoring opportunities and special project-based initiatives. There is also time each day for True Life Adventure electives and socializing with friends!

ACTIVITIES

  • Icebreakers, Energizers, & Teambuilding Activities
  • ESF Camper Toolbox:
    Training in specific ESF skills including health and safety, campus security protocols, child development, group management, and more!
  • Mentoring in camper bunks, groups, and teams
  • Apprenticing with Activity Specialists
  • Service Learning Projects (2 per summer)
  • True Life Adventures Electives: Choose 2 per day from a variety of offerings!

WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

  • Week 1
    Goal Setting
  • Week 2
    Effective Communication
  • Week 3
    Leadership & Teambuilding
  • Week 4
    Resume Writing
  • Week 5
    Job Skills
  • Week 6
    Financial Literacy
  • Week 7
    Civic Engagement

WEEKLY TRUE LIFE ADVENTURE ELECTIVES

Apprentices participate in two True Life Adventure (TLA) Electives with their group each day, choosing from a variety of offerings per week! Each TLA Elective is 1 hour in length, providing an in-depth immersion into each topic.

Check out the weekly TLA Electives* below:

Week 1

  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Jewelry Making: Beads, Bangles, and Lanyards  
  • Superhero & Comic Book Creation
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts & Parkour
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Ultimate Frisbee & Frisbee Golf

Week 2
Super STEM Lab

  • STEM Lab
  • Cup-Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts & Parkour
  • Ultimate Frisbee & Frisbee Golf

Week 3

  • Photography
  • Duct Taped Designs and Decoupage
  • Drama Club: Acting & Improv
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts & Parkour
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers, and Rubik’s Cubes, just to name a few!
  • Ultimate Frisbee & Frisbee Golf

Week 4

  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Ceramics & Clay Sculptures
  • Superhero & Comic Book Creation
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts & Parkour
  • Super Slime & Crazy Chemistry
  • Rockwall

Week 5
COLOR SPLASH WEEK

  • Totally Tie-Dye
  • iMovie
  • Scrapbooking and Paper Marbling
  • Cup-Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills, Martial Arts & Parkour
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics

Week 6

  • Photography
  • Multi-media Art: Paper, Paint, Pastels, and more.
  • Drama Club: Acting & Improv
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts & Parkour
  • STEM Lab
  • Doodles & Designs

Week 7

  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Jewelry Making: Beads, Bangles, and Lanyards  
  • Super Slime & Crazy Chemistry
  • Team Sports 
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers, and Rubik’s Cubes, just to name a few!
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Cool Collage

*Weekly TLA Electives are subject to change.