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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

 

Brush up and get ahead this summer.

Click on any of the titles below to learn more.

Summer School Guidelines for Credit Courses

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Weeks 4 - 6 | Grades 11 - 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 11-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course examines the fundamental principles of the United States political system, the historic background of these fundamental principles, the incorporation and debate of these principles in the U.S. Constitution, the actual application of those principles within our political institutions, and the evaluation and analysis of each. Embedded in this is the understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Priority given to rising seniors; class has limited enrollment. An online textbook will be assigned for this class. Teacher: Mark Oglesby.

*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*

CODING WITHOUT COMPUTERS

Week 3  |  Grades 5 - 8  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

In this session, students will be guided through offline coding activities, including an amazing new interactive board game, Turing Tumble.  Think of Turing Tumble like a Chess game for coding. Turing Tumble is a game where players build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. While they play, they learn key computer science concepts and build skills essential to coding. It also helps students learn how computers work at a basic level: how simple switches, connected together in clever ways, can do incredibly smart things. Turing Tumble teaches a number of concepts and skills that are fundamental to computers, programming, and digital electronics. The concepts include logic gates, truth tables, conditionals, binary, binary operations, and digital circuit design. It also builds skill in computational thinking, logic, algorithm design, critical thinking, debugging/troubleshooting, fine motor, spatial reasoning, and persistence. 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*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Week 8 | Grades 5 - 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. 

*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*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS - AFTERNOON

Weeks 3 and 4 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. There is a one-session maximum per student.

*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*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS - MORNING

Weeks 5 and 9 | Entering Grades 9 - 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. There is a one-session maximum per student.

*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*

ECONOMICS

Weeks 3 - 6  |  Grades 11 - 12  |  12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $750 

Entering Grades 11-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course introduces the tools and concepts of economic analysis. A study of microeconomics and macroeconomics is included with an emphasis on developing the vocabulary necessary for discussing, reading, and understanding basic economic and political issues. The application of economic concepts and vocabulary to national and international issues is encouraged through student-led discussions of economic topics. Other topics include personal finance, fiscal policy, and the banking system.  Priority given to rising seniors; class has limited enrollment. An online textbook will be assigned for this class. Teacher: Amy Livingston.

*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*

ETHICS

Weeks 3 - 6 and 8 - 10  | Grades 11 - 12 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 11-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course is an introduction to ethical theory and practice wherein the major philosophical systems in western thought are emphasized, as well as the particular areas to which they are directed. Students will be encouraged to reflect on traditional religious and universal values as they relate to their respective morals. Students will also analyze their own faith formation and decision-making processes, especially in conflicted or ambiguous situations. The goal of this course is to investigate the myriad ways in which a person develops his or her principles. In essence, how can men and women be good? In an attempt to answer this important question, current events, literature, and social media will be examined. Partial list of topics: abortion, immigration, and war. Priority given to rising seniors; class has limited enrollment. A textbook must be purchased for this class.

Session 1 (8:30-11:30) teacher: Caryn Rossiter.

Session 2 (8:00-12:00) teacher: Lindsey Cullins.

*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*

GEOMETRY

Weeks 3 - 9 | Grades 9 - 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $1500

Entering Grades 9-12, Two-Semester Course; 1 Unit of Credit

In this course students will learn the essential Euclidean geometric properties found in the world around them. These properties will be used in deductive reasoning and in solving problems. An inquiry-based learning model will be emphasized. Students will be asked to demonstrate understanding and application of the geometric concepts covered over six weeks. Permission of the Department Chair and Upper School Head is required. A textbook is optional for this class. Prerequisite: Algebra 1. *No class on July 4,5. Teacher: Anjelica Schwengler

*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*

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Weeks 3 - 6  |  Grades 9 - 12  |  8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $750

Entering Grades 9-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course focuses on the health components of physical fitness, nutrition, and the benefits of exercise. A personal care unit focuses on the topics of stress, emotional wellness, addictive behaviors, and sex education. It is recommended that incoming freshmen take this during the school year or the summer between freshman and sophomore year. There is not a textbook for this class. Teacher: Mindi Sacco.

*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*

HONORS COMPUTER SCIENCE

Weeks 3 - 6  |  Grades 9 - 12  |  12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $750

Entering Grades 9-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course begins with the basic concepts of computer architecture and operations, followed by a formal study of object-oriented programming based on the Java Programming language. Students will work with data elements, Java Library classes, and simple decision control structures through Java code reading and writing. This course is intended to prepare students for Computer Science A AP. There is not a textbook for this class. Teacher: Jerone Mitchell.

*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*

KEYBOARDING

Week 4 | Grades 5 - 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $175

This is a course for Middle School students who wish to improve their keyboarding skills. While working to increase speed and accuracy, students will learn correct finger placement, posture, and movement.

*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*

LIFE SKILLS

Week 3  |  Grades 9 - 12  |  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  |  $250

Life Skills Camp will focus on everyday skills that kids may or may not learn in school or at home, but need to know. Join ESD’s Jeff Geier for topics that may include: simple automotive maintenance/emergency items, proper laundry procedures, basic home maintenance and repair, first aid, exercise methods and simple budgeting.

*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*

MAKERSPACE

Week 4  |  Grades 5 - 8  |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  $275

Want to learn how to use a high-power LASER cutter? A 3-D printer? A CNC machine?  Join ESD’s Mike Cogliandro and explore the future of creativity, design and manufacturing with this great new camp offering!  ESD has an 80 watt CO2 LASER Cutter, Three 3-D printers and a CNC machine for wood, just waiting for your ideas.  You will be introduced to CAD software, design thinking and so much more. 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*

MATH TUNE-UP 5

Week 11 | Grade 5 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop focusing each day on one or two concepts. MT5 will work on multiplication, fact review, division, decimals, fractions, and place value. The focus is a review of concepts in preparation for the new school year. We will play some games, use white boards, and explore ways to use the computer to improve the understanding of these concepts. The course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the school year.  Come join the fun! Teacher: Katie Moore.

*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*

MATH TUNE-UP 6

Week 11 | Grade 6 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop focusing each day on one or two concepts. MT6 will work on decimals, fractions, ratios, probability, beginning algebra, area, perimeter, and volume. The focus is a review of concepts in preparation for the new school year.  We will play some games, use white boards, and explore ways students could use computer programs to improve their understanding of these concepts. The course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the school year.  Come ready to have some fun, and learn some new strategies! Teacher: Katie Moore.

*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*

MATH TUNE-UP 7

Week 11 | Grade 7 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop that will focus on several concepts each day. MT7 will work on decimals, fractions, decimal/ fraction/percent conversions, mental math, absolute value, and beginning algebra. The class will review concepts in preparation for the new school year, and the course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the previous school year. Teacher: Jason Harkey.

*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*

MATH TUNE-UP 8

Week 11 | Grade 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop that will focus on several concepts each day. MT8 will work on multi-step equations, the distributive property, exponents, absolute value, and polynomials. The class will review concepts in preparation for Algebra Foundations and Algebra I, and the course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the previous school year. Teacher: Jason Harkey.

*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*

MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT

Weeks 7 - 9 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 9-12 One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

Handheld computing devices are swiftly replacing traditional computers as the primary way most users interact with email, the Internet, and their own personal data. Creating mobile apps can be profitable or simply an engaging platform for personal expression. This course will introduce programming concepts through the development of applications for mobile devices. Students will create apps that respond to internal events (device orientation, the clock, or a timer), user events (a button click or text entry), and external events (receiving a text or data from the web). The class will program with blocks, simplifying the coding aspects. This allows students to focus on the logic of each program and the design of the user interface. Android will be the development platform for the class. Android tablets will be available for testing and deployment of student work. The skills learned in the class will be transferable to development for other platforms. There is not a textbook for this class. Teacher: Jerone Mitchell. *No class July 4,5

*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*

PRE-AP CHEMISTRY WARM UP

Week 11  |  Grades 11 - 12  |  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  | $200

Recommended for rising upperclassmen going into AP chemistry that want to brush up on skills such as dimensional analysis, nomenclature, stoichiometry, and bonding. This course would be recommended for anyone who wants to review and solidify skills learned in chemistry prior to joining the AP level. Teacher: Anneke Albright.

*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*

PRE-AP ECONOMICS WARM UP

Week 11  |  Grades 11 - 12  |  8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  |  $175

Pre-AP Economics is a foundational course that will equip students to succeed in the Advanced Placement level Micro- or Macroeconomics. Throughout the course students will be exposed to introductory economic vocabulary, theories and concepts through the use of lectures and real-world cases to explore these concepts. Success in the course will develop confidence, knowledge, and skills that will contribute to success in the AP courses and on the AP exams. Teacher: Caryn Rossiter.

*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*

PRE-CHEMISTRY WARM UP

Week 10  |  Grade 10 |  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  | $200

Recommended for rising sophomores going into chemistry or honors chemistry that want to brush up on skills such as dimensional analysis, nomenclature, and bonding. If you struggled with chemical aspects in biology, or want to come into chemistry with a refreshed understanding, this course is recommended. Teacher: Anneke Albright.

*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*

WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY

Weeks 3, 12 and 13 | Grade 12 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. | $250

Who wants to get that college essay done and over with before senior year even begins? This one-week class in advanced expository and narrative composition is aimed to generate ideas for college essays. Students will examine prompts from various colleges and begin the essay-writing process by brainstorming and developing ideas into crisp and original pieces of writing. For ESD students only.

Sessions 1 and 2 teacher: Tolly Salz, 9:00-11:00

Session 3 teacher: Greg Randall, 4:00-6:30

*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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