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Senior Camp

For Boys and Girls
Rising 3rd – 8th Grades

Campers are grouped by rising grade level

Sessions & Hours

1-9 week options • June 20 – August 18, 2023

FULL DAY: 9:00am – 3:45pm

EXTENDED DAY: 8:00am – 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 campers create masterpieces in art, play sports, swim, and learn. With leadership skills and good citizenship built into everything we do. This is no ordinary camp.

 

Activities 

  • True Life Adventures
  • Daily Instructional Swimming (Grades 3rd & 4th)
  • Daily Recreational Swimming (Grades 5th- 8th)
  • Art
  • Electives: Choose 1 per week from a variety of offerings! 
  • Team Sports and Camp Games
  • Senior Quest (Teambuilding and Leadership Activities)

Weekly Specials

  • Archery Skills
  • Gaga
  • Martial Arts
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Connections (Service Learning)
  • Time-Honored Traditions
  • Weekly Theme Days
  • Special Events
  • And More!

WEEKLY TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES AND ELECTIVES

Campers broaden their horizons and build life skills by participating in a different True Life Adventure (TLA) each week.  Additionally, campers get to choose 1 Elective per week, choosing from a variety of offerings. Each Elective is 1 hour in length per day, providing an in-depth immersion into each weekly topic.

Check out the weekly True Life Adventures and Electives below:

Week of June 20th

True Life Adventure: Drama, Theater, & Improv Games

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Multi-media Art: Paper, Paint, Pastels
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

*No Camp Monday, June 19th

 

Week of June 26th

True Life Adventure: Science Wizards

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Jewelry Making: Beads, Bangles, Lanyards
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

Week of July 3th 

True Life Adventure: Short Films with iMovie

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Papier-mâché
  • Cup-Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

*No Camp Tuesday, July 4th 

Week of July 10th

True Life Adventure: Digital Photography

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Duct Taped Designs and Decoupage
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

 

Week of July 17th

True Life Adventure: Outdoor Adventure – Rock Wall

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Ceramics and Clay Sculptures
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

 

Week of July 24th

True Life Adventure: Color Splash – A Tie-Dyed TLA

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Cartooning
  • Cup-Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

Week of July 31st

True Life Adventure: Gourmet Camper

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Doodles and Designs
  • Ultimate Frisbee® and Frisbee® Golf
  • Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

Week of August 7th

True Life Adventure: Innovation Factory – Engineering & Design

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Paper Art: Collage & Origami
  • Garden and Nature Club
  • Strategy Games: Chess, Checkers and Rubik’s Cubes
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts  

 

Week of August 14th

True Life Adventure: DIY Camp Carnival

Electives: (Campers choose 1 per week)

  • Mosaic Madness
  • Wilderness Survival & Trail Ethics
  • Cup-Stacking with Speed Stacks
  • Team Sports & Gaga
  • Archery Skills
  • Martial Arts   

*Weekly TLA Electives are subject to change. 

Highlights

The Senior Camp Showdown

WEEK OF JULY 17-21

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 JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

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

Evening Events

The Great American Picnic

THURSDAY, JULY 13
(Takes place during the camp day)

Rising 3rd – 4th Grades only

Fiesta

THURSDAY, JULY 27
(Takes place during the camp day)

Rising 5th – 6th Grades only

The Senior Camp Sleepover

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 

Rising 7th + Grades only

ESF’s Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls, Rising PreSchool-10th Grades