EXPERIENCES TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF THE OLDER CAMPER. FOR AGES 9-15. BOYS & GIRLS ARE GROUPED BY RISING GRADE LEVEL.
- Week of June 25-29
- Week of Aug 6-10
- Week of July 2-6: Ice Cream Social (4th Grade only) (During the Camp Day)
- Week of July 30-Aug 3: Luau Beach Party (5th & 6th Grade only) (During the Camp Day)
- Week of July 16-20: Sleepover (Oldest Group only)
NEW FOR 2018! ESF AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR CHALLENGE
- Week of July 16-20
This fun-filled, high-energy event features obstacle courses and circuits designed to enhance physical fitness, speed, agility and coordination. Take the Challenge!
ULTIMATE GAMES: GREEN VS. BLUE
- Week of July 16-20
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, martial arts, archery, Gaga, fitness and dance, service learning initiatives, Oracle Games and more!
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
Superheroes and Comic Book Design
Do you dream of having superpowers like Spiderman or Wonder Woman? Embark on an exciting journey and discover the art of the comic strip, the history of the comics industry and the origins of superheroes/heroines. Learn about the archetypes of comic strip characters and discover creative drawing techniques that evoke emotion and action. Create the perfect setting and fictional universe for your story to unfold. In addition to your comic strip creation, you and your team will create a life-sized version of your comic strip’s main character to shine in the spotlight at ESF’s “Camp Comic-Con” on the final day.
Week of July 2-6
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 9-13
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 16-20
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 23-27
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 30-Aug 3
Color Splash: A 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!
Week of Aug 6-10
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!