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Week 1: May 21 - 24
Week 2: May 28 - 31
Week 3: June 3 - 7
Week 4: June 10 - 14
Week 5: June 17 - 21
Week 6: June 24 - 28
Week 7: July 1 - 3
Week 8: July 8 - 12
Week 9: July 15 - 19
Week 10: July 22 - 26
Week 11: July 29 - August 2
Week 12: August 5 - 9 
Week 13: August 19 - 22

 

Your adventure awaits!

Click on any of the titles below to learn more about each camp.

ALL BOYS, ALL THE TIME

Week 11 | Grades 1 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Join us for a week of nothing but boy fun! Come and hang out with ESD's Mike Schneider (the world’s greatest handball player) to play sports and games on the Merrell Road campus. We play tons of sports and games, and even make up new ones! Work up a sweat then cool off on the water slide. It is pure fun at its best! Campers need to bring a lunch, bathing suit, and towel. 

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

ALL GIRLS, ALL THE TIME

Week 8 | Grades K - 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Join us for a week of girl fun! Students will have a great time cooking, playing games, learning cheers, dancing, creating art, and playing on the waterslide. It will be a week you do not want to miss! Campers need to bring a lunch, bathing suit, and towel.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

AMAZING RACE

Weeks 3 and 4 | Grades 1 - 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Join us for a week traveling around the world! Each day we will face a variety of challenges in a different country, Amazing Race style. We will immerse ourselves in that country for the day and enjoy games, foods, crafts, culture and more! Time will be allotted for the water slide as well as daily games and free time in the gym. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

Week 2 | Ages 11 - 17 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. | $75

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and great babysitter. Students will not only learn the ins and outs of babysitting, but also get certified in CPR and First Aid. The course is taught by instructors from "It's Breathtaking"This is a one day class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS MAKER SPACE

Weeks 3, 4, 10 and 11 | Grades K - 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Calling girls and boys to create group projects (ex. Big Ben and The Eiffel Tower). This course includes making international landmarks (ex. Empire State Building or a personalized Egyptian cartouche to take home). Students will learn the steps of the design process, collaboration with others, and gain respect for using tools safely (wood, hammers, nails, paints). Students will enjoy splash day on Wednesdays and Fridays, daily recess and time to build with Legos!  This class ensures fun for everyone. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CAMP INVENTION

Week 9 | Grades 1 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | $350

The Episcopal School of Dallas is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six.

Are you ready to Fast Forward at Camp Invention????Let’s invent the future today!!!!

This year’s modules are:

The Innovation ForceTM:

Children team up with members of Innovation Force™, a group of NIHF Inductees who have been transformed into comic book superheroes! By thwarting the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain out to steal the world’s ideas, children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas and, in the process, learn about the importance of intellectual property and the patent system.

Deep Sea Mystery™:

Children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils, but soon find themselves  stranded on an island. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees Sumita Mitra and Stan Honey, children invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment used to better study marine life.

Farm Tech™:

Children are put in charge of managing their own farm and learn the basics of running a business.  With the assistance of their very own Bot-ANN-E robot, campers learn fundamental coding  techniques to maximize their time and profits. NIHF Inductee Marvin Caruthers joins the fun and introduces students to DNA syntheses, and children perform their own mock DNA experiment  to check the health of their newly purchased cattle.

DIY Orbot™:

Children explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse  engineer a remote-controlled DIY Orbot™. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks from sports to art.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CHALLENGE ISLAND - FORT ISLAND CAMP©

Week 4  |  Ages 7 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Floss on over to Challenge Island’s® Fort Island Camp©! You and your squad will ride your balloon bus into into an unforgettable computer-and-violence-free adventure inspired by the world’s most popular game. You’ll build walls, stairs, and STEAMtastic shelters. You’ll land in Slanted Towers, Treasure Lake and other Fort Island hotspots. You’ll design your own skins, practice your favorite dance moves, and make up some brand new dances of your own. This Challenge Island Camp Royale promises to be a Slurp-Juicy non-electronic experience for every fort-loving boy and girl! Campers need to bring a lunch. This camp is taught by a Challenge Island instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CHALLENGE ISLAND - SLIME SQUAD CAMP©

Week 6 | Ages 7-12 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Are you slime crazy? Do you love making squishy, squeezy stuff? Then Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp is the place for you! You and a tribeful of friends will dive into a new slime-filled world every day, from alien ooze to ghostly goo to monster muck to lava, too. No matter how you stretch it, Challenge Island® Slime Squad Camp promises to be a STEAM-riffic adventure of a lifetime. Campers need to bring a lunch. This camp is taught by a Challenge Island instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CHALLENGE ISLAND - U-TUBE FEVER CAMP©

Week 8  |  Ages 7 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Unbox your creativity at Challenge Island’s® U-Tube Fever Camp©! You and your tribe will build your own studio and take part in a whole haul of super tuber activities from taste tests to parodies to exciting challenges; from slime to science experiments to kinetic sand; from DIY’s to Q and A’s to your favorite U-Tube stars! Show off your favorite performances to your family and friends at our U-Tube-Palooza Celebration on the last day of camp. (In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule we will not be posting any camp videos on YouTube.) Campers need to bring a lunch. This camp is taught by a Challenge Island instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CHALLENGE ISLAND - WIZARDRY CAMP©

Week 5 | Ages 7-12 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Calling all muggles for Challenge Island’s® Original Bestselling Wonderful World of Wizardry Camp! Our wizarding tribes will take on spellbinding challenges from designing magic wands to building STEAMwart’s castle to mixing up mystical potions and adventures. This epically popular camp is every bit as magical as it sounds – a must for every Wizard World fan! Campers need to bring a lunch. This camp is taught by a Challenge Island instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CHESS FOR THE NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE PLAYER

Week 10  |  Grades 1 - 8  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $225

Learn the basics of chess from Grandmaster Babakuli Annakov, owner of the GM Annakov Chess Academy. This camp is for the beginning player who hasn’t caught the chess bug yet to the intermediate player who is looking to elevate his or her game. Babakuli will teach everything from the basics to the more intricate devices and tactics. For more information about his academy go to www.annakov.com.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

COMPUTER CODING IS FUN!

Week 4 | Grades 2 - 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Calling all budding computer programmers!  ESD’s Rhonda Bier will introduce your child to the essential building blocks associated with object oriented programming through creating interactive stories and games.  Campers will begin the week learning software-building basics through Scratch, a platform created by MIT.  By the end of the week, children will have created their very own multimedia project.  Students will self-select their project each session.  This camp is intended for those with little or no experience with Scratch or coding.  Camper needs to be reading independently. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CRAZY, HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER AT WOLF RUN RANCH

Week 3  |  Grades 1 - 5  |  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  $350

Join ESD’s Wendy Howe and Dena Geier at our fabulous outdoor education center- Wolf Run Ranch. Wolf Run is the greatest playground for your child to spend a week this summer. Campers will travel to Wolf Run each day and spend some time doing activities such as arts and crafts, fishing, swimming at the local YMCA, playing their favorite summer games and more!

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CREATE/CR8

Week 4 | Ages 7 - 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | $250

A day camp filled with all the things every youth needs and wants to “create” the perfect summer.  Our “creative” staff provides the instruction and all the materials for everyone to complete a day full of projects.  Using centers with different activities, campers will embark on a day creating projects with Lego, learning the art of survival with survival tactics, participate in theater arts, music, and art projects. Children will benefit by promotion of self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. CR8 helps students to see what they look at, hear what they listen to, and feel what they touch. The focus of this creative camp is to express feelings through imaginative, innovative and original arts and skills. This camp is taught by a Fast Forward Kids instructor. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CYMBALS AND SHAKERS AND DRUMS, OH MY!

Weeks 10 and 11 | Ages 4 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Your young musicians will love exploring music for the week! We will make and play instruments, sing songs, play games and move to music. We plan to discover how to play rhythm instruments, including xylophones, cymbals, shakers and drums, among others. This week will be filled with a variety of music activities that will keep your child singing and playing throughout the summer. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

DESTINATION SCIENCE

Weeks 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11 | Ages 5 - 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mondays-Fridays, 9:00-3:00, Extended hours 8am-9am & 3pm-5pm.

Destination Science Camps – Where curious kids can engage their brains to build roller coasters, robots and have a blast launching rockets.  Take home over 15 science gizmos & gadgets from five all new STEM camps.

Enroll in FEBRUARY $40 Savings; MARCH $30 Savings; APRIL $20 Savings; MAY $10 Savings

Physics Coaster & Science Magic Camp!  6/24-6/28 & 7/29-8/2

Build a Magnetic Coaster & learn the science behind the magic show!

Explore physics while building Magneto-Screamer, your very own roller coaster. Engineer games like mini golf, frog bowling, baseball science and more. Amaze your family and friends as you master the science behind disappearing magic tricks, mirrors, lights, chemical reactions and eye-opening experiments all week!

Rocket Space Science Camp! 7/8-7/12

Build & launch air/land rockets and discover an Alien Animal Planet

​3..2..1.. Lift Off! Your mission: Build a Roaring Rocket and a new planetary Rover to investigate endangered animal-like aliens on a distant planet. Time to save our own animal kingdom from extinction. Discover space with sun prints, telescopes, and experiment with much more.

Robot Challengers & Reaction Racers Camp! 7/15-7/19

Construct your own Volcanic Robot Crawler & Motocross Racer.Enter the world of volcanic eruptions and accept the challenge to excavate crystal minerals with your motorized Robot Lava Crawler. Engineer & operate a criss-cross Racer on your very own motocross track. Delve into electricity with light-up lego blocks and technic light spinners, bubble machines, drones and much more.­­­

Young Innovators Science Camp!​ 7/22-7/26

Invent & make technic toys & train your own robot puppy!​ Curious minds want to know and build. Experiment & discover the technology behind controls that operate inventions: touch, sound and motion sensors. Take home a robot puppy that barks, eats, and sits at your command.  Invent flippin’ friction racers, magnetic quiz games, 3D water-powered polymers and more.

Visit www.destinationscience.org to register.

DISCOVER MAGIC - PURPLE WAND COURSE

Week 11  |  Ages 8 - 12  |  12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $225

Get ready to take an amazing adventure into the exciting world of Magic. Learn how to read people's minds, make money appear out of nowhere and travel through time with a magic bandanna just to name a few. In this course students will not only learn the 8 basic effects that make up all magic tricks, but more importantly they will discover the real secrets to becoming a true magician as each lesson reveals an important life skill to help build their confidence and communication skills. Each lesson comes with a custom magic prop, a top secret file folder and a secret word to unlock bonus videos in an online video vault.  This life changing program builds self-confidence and develops critical communication skills in a fun and unique way that is guaranteed to unlock your child's potential and impact the rest of their life. This camp is taught by The Dallas Magic Academy. Go to www.dallasmagicacademy.com to get more information.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

DJ SKOOL

Week 10  |  Ages 8 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $325

Campers will have a blast learning how to DJ through the use of DJ hardware and software programs such as Serato and Pioneer’s Rekordbox. Campers will also explore different genres of music such as house, top 40, and instrumentals to illustrate different concepts. By the end of this camp students will have a foundational base to perform in the comfort of their bedroom or rock it live in front of a crowd! This camp is taught by an instructor from Techie Factory. Visit techiefactory.com for more information.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FANCY NANCY

Weeks 3, 4, 10, and 11 | Ages 4 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

If you yearn to be dazzled by all things French, then this camp is for you! From dynamic artwork to a très elegant tea party, you are sure to be astounded as we travel through all of the Fancy Nancy books. (Astounded is another word for amazed). Come be a member of the Explorer Extraordinaire Club! Time will also be allotted for outdoor play, games and water slide. (This camp was adapted from the Fancy Nancy books, written by Jane O'Conner).  Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FUN AND GAMES

Weeks 10 and 11 | Grades K - 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Want to unplug your kids for a week this summer? At Fun and Games camp, we are going to play a variety of board, card, trivia, word, thinking, memory, and outdoor team games. Each day campers will also use their creativity and game knowledge to create their own games to take home and play with their families and friends. Games are a great way to teach and reinforce math, reading, following directions, strategy, cooperation, and so many more critical skills. Get ready for a summer full of Fun and Games! Time will also be allotted for outdoor play and waterslide. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FUN FOR GIRLS

Weeks 10 and 11 | Ages 6 - 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Prepare for a week of all things girl! Movin' and Groovin' Monday will be filled with dance-offs, talent shows, and music. Touch of Art Tuesday will be filled with super-fun art projects. On PJ Wednesday wear your pajamas and our day will be filled with ideas and crafts to prepare for your next slumber party. Throwback Thursday will be spent playing games and making crafts that we older girls grew up with. Fashion Friday will end our week making fashionable accessories that your camper can take home! Time will be allotted for play in the gymnasium and water slide. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FUN WITH FINE MOTOR

Weeks 5 and 9  |  Ages 4 - 6  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Fine motor skills are the foundation children need in order to learn handwriting, have proper pencil grasp and control of a writing instrument. Join ESD Pre-Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Manning to participate in fun, hands on experiences geared at building hand strength and strengthening grip.  Activities will be interesting, engaging, and differentiated for children of all abilities ages 4-6.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FUN WITH PHONICS

Weeks 10 and 11  |  Grades PK - K  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Phonemic awareness is critical to reading success.  Fun with Phonics is designed for young children to build their reading foundation with letters and sounds in a fun and engaging way. Our user-friendly and age-appropriate activities will include an Alphabet Book, Word Wall, and rhyming games. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

ITTY BITTY BOOK CLUB

Weeks 5 and 9  |  Age 4 - Grade 1  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Enjoy children’s books with art activities, creative drama, Word Wall and Pajama Day! Join Nancy Elliott as she shares her favorite books and love of reading…from classics to best sellers. Students will keep a journal as they learn about authors, illustrators, and characters. Past activities have included a nature walk, tea party, and watercolor masterpieces. From Blueberries for Sal to Where the Wild Things Are, this camp has something for everyone! Time will also be allotted for outdoor play and water slide. Campers need to bring a lunch, swimsuit, and towel.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

LEGO LOGO

Week 9  |  Ages 8 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $135 

Bring young technicians into a creative, engineering environment.  Not found in stores, the special Lego Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for the hands-on construction.   Under the guidance of a certified educator, along with detailed technical plans to follow, the participant will build robots, traffic lights, race cars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys, levers, and more during this energized week of discovery with Lego! Motivated by fun, creativity, and success, young builders will expand their knowledge of math, science, and technology in an exploratory hands-on cooperative environment. This camp is taught by a Fast Forward Kids instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

LEGO MANIA

Week 9  |  Ages 5 - 7  |  12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $135

No builder can say “Lego my Lego!” when engaged in the creative activities of LEGO MANIA! This innovative program for Lego buffs provides opportunities for imagination and hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified educator. Over 15 new games, projects and activities not found in stores will be planned and manipulated.  Enrichment in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, critical thinking and learning will be experienced as the child has the opportunity to construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars, and more! This camp is taught by a Fast Forward Kids instructor.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL PK

Week 9 | Ages 4 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $300

Little Medical School® PK encourages early elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of medicine. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how their body works and use instruments that real doctors use.  Students learn why a doctor does an exam and how a stethoscope works.

Students learn about the heart, how it works, and what it looks like. They will perform various exercises that produce movement to a variety of muscle groups.  Students will make their own x-ray of their hand and learn how to cast a balloon.  They will learn how to keep bones healthy and strong.  A face mask and gloves will make students feel like real surgeons as they learn proper hand washing and scrubbing.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

LITTLE VET SCHOOL

Week 9 | Ages 6 - 10 | 12:30 - 3:30 p. m. | $300

Little Veterinarian School encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians.  Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use.  Children will learn how to complete an assessment of a dog and will know the importance of proper care and nutrition to keep dogs healthy.  They will know what to do if a dog gets hurt and how to care for them, learn safety rules for being around animals and discuss what radiographs are and what the light and dark shades are on a radiograph.  They will learn about pesky parasites and how to treat animals. Little Veterinarian School Summer Camp is a fun and hands on class. Each child will receive a diploma as a graduate of Little Veterinarian School upon completion of the curse. Each camper will take home a stuffed dog, dog bone cookie cutter, dog bowl and much more!!

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING

Week 11  |  Ages 9-12  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $250

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials. This camp is taught by a teacher from Play-Well TEKnologies. For more information, visit www.play-well.org.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MINI CHEERLEADING

Week 2 | Grades PK - 4 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. | $130

Join ESD's cheerleading program director, Megan Boyd ‘09, and varsity cheerleaders and come release your energy at a camp where jumping and yelling is encouraged! Our goal is to build the self-confidence in each athlete as they learn basic cheerleading jumps, cheers, dances, stunts, and other fun activities! At the end of camp we will have a performance for families and friends to come and see all that we have learned. Cheers! Campers are asked to bring a healthy snack and wear tennis shoes. This camp meets Wednesday-Friday.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MRS. MCVEIGH'S MANNERS

Week 3 | Ages 6 - 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225

Does your child need to improve his or her manners while still having fun? Then send him or her to a Mrs. McVeigh's Manners camp. This unique and original curriculum will cover  topics such as meeting and greeting, appearance, setting the table, table manners, restaurant manners, how to communicate with adults and peers, and much more. Kids love the role-playing, worksheets, and games! See why hundreds of parents have been so delighted with how much their children retain with the Mrs. McVeigh's Manners program! Class includes an 11x17 laminated "set the table" placemat, and original storybook. Children need to bring a lunch, bottle of water, and disposable napkin each day.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SHAKE AND SHOUT FOR SCIENCE

Weeks 3, 4, 10, and 11 | Ages 4 - 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

This camp will explore a new scientific theme each day! Watch things bubble, fizz and change right before your eyes with fun, hands-on experiments and activities! You will take home a science journal filled with the details of each experiment. Join us for a week of fun with science! Time will also be allotted for outdoor play, games and water slide. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SMARTPHONE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Week 5 | Grade 7 - 12 | 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m. | $250

It has been said that the best camera is the one that you have with you! In this workshop you will learn how to properly light, pose and shoot digital photographs like a pro. Digital SLR cameras are welcome, but the major focus will be to help improve your smartphone photography and create final images that will dazzle your friends and relatives with the camera you have in your pocket. The major hands-on topics and shooting techniques we will discuss include:

Exposure - Composition - Posing

White Balance - Rule of Thirds - HDR Photography

ISO - Direct Lighting - Background Lighting and Creativity

Aperture - Reflective Lighting - Shooting Silhouettes

Shutter Speed - Contrast - Dragging the Shutter

We will review and discuss many of the best mobile apps available for the iPhone and Android platforms to help you transform your images into beautiful works of art. We will shoot on location on the school property as a group, and have a photo judging contest the last day of class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SPANISH LANGUAGE CAMP FOR KIDS

Week 9 | Ages 3 - 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Join ESD's Angie O'Brien for a week of Spanish immersion. This is the best time in life to learn another language. Spanish classes for this age will involve finger plays, family members, and days of the week. Students will also work on personalized/comprehensible questions such as, "¿Hola, cómo estás? /Muy bien, gracias, y ¿tú?" Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SPANISH STORYTELLING

Week 9  |  Grades 1 - 4  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Students will enjoy learning Spanish with ESD’s Gabriela Hansen by creating and working together to write and perform skits and stories.  Each day will build the knowledge and skill of the students in the target language and increase their fluency and confidence. By the end of the week the finished story will showcase creativity, collaboration, and a depth of language acquisition. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STAND AND DELIVER: A SPEECH AND DEBATE SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

Week 10  |  Grades 5 - 8  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $225

Want to improve your public speaking skills?  Want to learn how to make effective and persuasive arguments? Want to learn more about domestic and international topics that touch on current political issues? Then this program is designed for you. Join ESD’s Todd Kessler as he covers the different speech and debate events offered at the high school level while providing you with the skills and strategies to communicate effectively, create and deliver effective arguments and rebuttals, and leave a favorable impression on your audience.   

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STAND AND DELIVER: A SPEECH AND DEBATE SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR UPPER SCHOOLERS

Week 11  |  Grades 9 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $225

Want to improve your public speaking skills?  Want to learn how to make effective and persuasive arguments? Want to learn more about domestic and international topics that touch on current political issues? Then this program is designed for you. Join ESD’s Todd Kessler as he covers the different speech and debate events offered at the high school level while providing you with the skills and strategies to communicate effectively, create and deliver effective arguments and rebuttals, and leave a favorable impression on your audience.   

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STORYBOOK COOKS

Week 8  |  Beginner-Grade 1  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

If you give a mouse (or a kid!) a cookie... what will happen next? To find out, join Beginner teacher, Miss Maguire, for a tasty week of stories, crafts, and cooking inspired by Laura Numeroff's, "If You Give a..." series. Campers need to bring a lunch. 

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SUMMER FUN

Week 6 | Ages 3 - 4 | MWF 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and TTH 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $265

Summer Fun sessions are uniquely designed for campers three and four years of age (must turn 3 before June 24). Preschoolers will enjoy organized activities such as arts and crafts, story time, music, and playground games! Children must be potty-trained and ready for group activities. Campers need to bring a lunch. Snacks are provided. On Tuesday and Thursday, the children will have a brief quiet time and may choose to bring a blanket and/or pillow.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP

Week 5 | Age 4 - Grade 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275

Calling all superheroes… Can you leap buildings in a single bound? Run faster than lightning?  Make villains melt into thin air?  We will create our own superhero identities complete with capes, masks, and other superhero necessities. Math and language skills will be reinforced as we measure how high we can jump, create stories for our superheroes, and more. We also will become real life superheroes as we complete a service project to help others. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

TECH DETECTIVES

Week 9 | Ages 4 - 7 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. | $220

Computer Detectives get your magnifying glass ready and lets solve different cases at places like Cyber Space, Network Neighborhood and Keyboard Castle!  Detectives will unlock new, beneficial ways to use technology to be productive and solve meaningful problems. Important S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) skills are introduced as they learn keyboarding, technology, reading and writing. They also have so much fun doing fun hands on projects to go along with the lessons. Internet safety lessons are incorporated as well. In addition, we integrate critical thinking and creative components throughout the software, giving them many opportunities to express themselves within the adaptive, personalized nature of the lessons.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

VIDEO GAME MAKERS

Week 6  |  Ages 8 - 12  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $325

Why play video games all day when your child can learn much more by making one! This camp integrates fundamentals of coding, graphic design, and math into a student-centered project that combines imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills as they design their own video game. This camp is taught by an instructor from Techie Factory. Visit techiefactory.com for more information.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

YOUNG GEOLOGISTS AND PALEONTOLOGISTS

Weeks 3 and 4  |  Grades 1 - 3  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Do you love dinosaurs? Are you interested in rocks, minerals, and the earth? Then this camp is for you! Join ESD’s Valeria Guzik and become a geologist and paleontologist during a week of fun, hands-on activities. Time will be allotted for outdoor play and games. Campers need to bring a lunch.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

Contact Us

SUMMER CAMP HEADQUARTERS:

4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas 75229

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