What’s New for your Rising Kindergartener in 2019!


*Grade level is reflective of your camper’s grade in Fall 2019

Your rising Kindergartener learns best through hands-on activities balanced with active free play and a structured daily routine. We provide opportunities for verbal expression and active exploration.* Summer 2019 brings programming specifically designed to help your rising Kindergarten camper thrive.

Here’s what’s NEW for your child this summer.

For a complete list of programs for your rising kindergartener, visit the ESF Program Finder!

Camp Options: Day Camp, Specialty Major Camp, Technology Camp

Way more than a typical Day Camp! Your camp day includes daily swim instruction, sports, hands-on activities in art, science and drama, special events, theme days, time-honored traditions and more!

What’s New!

New Weekly Special Events

New Theme Days

New Project Discovery Experiments

New Art Projects

New Sports Tournaments

New Camp Show:
Hitsville, USA: Destination America! Coast-to-Coast Musical Tribute!
Friday, July 26

Ultimate Games: Green vs. Blue
A fun-filled week of team competitions! Green vs. Blue – who will be this year’s champions?
July 29 – August 2

For more information and special events, visit our Day Camp page!

Welcome to Specialty Major Camps!

Dive into your passions with one of our Specialty Major Camps!

Science Detectives
*Offered in exclusive partnership with The Franklin Institute

July 29-August 2: Rising Grades K-1
Use the power of your senses to uncover the secrets of the world around you. Solve a daily mini-mystery by seeing the unseen, listening to sounds all around, sniffing out clues, and detecting through touch and texture. Then put the pieces together to solve the puzzle of the week’s final mystery!

Lego® Ninganeering

August 12-16: Rising Grades K-2
Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp.

Mine, Craft, Game Lego®Adventures

July 15-19: Rising Grades K-2
Bring Minecraft® to life using LEGO® materials! Imagination, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources and use them to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a zoo, create a medieval castle, and design a Tree House Village!

View a complete list of Specialty Major Camps!

Choose from a variety of Technology Camps for a hands-on experience that allows for imagination, exploration and fun!

First Steps Robotics

August 5-9: Rising Grades K-2
Your child’s journey to discovering robotics starts here! In this interactive program, campers explore the world of robotics, visual coding and creativity using Ozobots and Dash & Dot! Campers learn programming, design thinking and problem-solving while working in teams to code their robots’ behaviors, dream up new adventures and engage in self-guided missions!

First Steps Makerspace

July 22-26: Rising Grades K-2
In this exciting program, campers receive a hands-on introduction to design thinking, programming and engineering. Taught in an immersive environment, First Step Makerspace inspires learning, exploration, creativity and fun. Through a variety of collaborative games, innovative activities and cutting-edge technology programs, campers design and build their own projects, tinker with snap circuits, experiment with cryptographic beads and more!

View a complete list of Technology Camps!

*Source: Chip Wood. “Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14.” Yardsticks 3rd Edition 2007.