Lower School Programs
Lower School programs are for children age three through entering fourth grade.
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*
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*
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*
Week 4 | Ages 8 - 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $160
Join Albert Najera, ESD's varsity baseball coach, for 3 days of skills and drills using our fantastic baseball facility. It's a great camp for players who want to improve their all-around skill level! Please bring a glove, cleats, and a bat if you have one. All pre-enrolled campers will receive a camp shirt. This camp meets Monday - Wednesday.
Weeks 4 and 10 | Grades 1 - 8 | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
Join ESD’s 3-time SPC champion football coach, Coach Williams, along with other energetic coaches for an exciting and FUNTASTIC camp! Boomer Ball camp has a multitude of activities planned to fill your summer days with fun. Here is your chance to try that sport you have always wanted to play. In fact, you can try a dozen sports including boomer ball (voted the best game ever), soccer, basketball, flag football, hockey, ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball and many more. Emphasis will be on FUN, overall confidence/well-being of the camper, character lessons, and team concepts. Popsicles will also be provided at the end of each session. No athletic experience is necessary. Campers should bring athletic shoes, water bottle, and a light snack. Director: Richard Williams • ESD Varsity Head Football Coach • Rice University Running Back and Team Captain.
Week 4 - 12:30-3:30
Week 10 - 9:00-12:00
Week 8 | Grades 1 - 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Join ESD's three-time SPC champion coach, Corey Henderson, and his strong staff for their 15th annual camp. Prepare yourself for a fun-filled week of basketball! This camp is designed to give outstanding basketball instruction and will provide the basic fundamentals, excellent lectures, 1-on-1 and 5-on-5 games. This camp will also emphasize sportsmanship and character. Older campers will be introduced to more advanced concepts. His experienced staffers are seasoned, motivated and ready to work. Campers need indoor basketball shoes and should bring a lunch. All pre-enrolled campers will receive a camp shirt. Director: Corey Henderson-Former Texas A&M player- All SWC 1991-1992 & Australian All-Star '97-98.
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.
Weeks 9 and 10 | Grades 4 - 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Join crafter extraordinaire, Kasey Schneider, for a week of imagination, design and fun. Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to keep for yourself or to give to friends and family. While using a variety of supplies like wood, paint, string, beads and buttons, you’ll be sure to have a great time. Come along for a fun week packed with crafty ideas! Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 6 | Age 4 - Grade 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Bring your creative camper to draw, paint, sculpt, build, sing, dance, and act. Campers will engage in a variety of hands-on activities using a wide range of materials to explore their artist within. Plan to get messy, have fun, and meet new friends. The sessions will culminate with a short drama production to showcase the week. Campers need to bring a lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Week 5 | Ages 8 - 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Young basketball players of all skill levels learn the game from the best camp coaching staff in Texas. Our professional coaches are handpicked for their basketball knowledge and ability to work well with kids. Combining excellent coaching and a proven program focused on each camper, Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun!
Visit https://www.mavs.com/hoopcamp to get more details and to register.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weeks 6 and 10 | Grades 1 - 3 and 4 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $185
The First Tee Drive Golf program is sponsored by PGA, LPGA, Champions Tour and Masters Association. They have developed an innovative curriculum to teach young girls and boys the basics of golf. This camp focus is instruction of skills and fundamentals in the four basic golf shots: putting, chipping, pitching and the full swing. Coaches utilize specially designed learning equipment with oversized club faces, color coded grips, target oriented training tools and alignment markings. Each activity empowers young boys and girls to explore their abilities and develop life-enhancing values along the way. Games to help reinforce the skills are attractive to young athletes such as “golf baseball” and “golf soccer”. The last day of the week campers with participate in a tournament with awards! The First Tee Drive Golf camp is perfect for the beginner wanting to develop the basics of the game in a fun, team-based environment. Campers should bring a snack. This camp is taught by Kidokinetics coaches.
Week 6 for Grades 1 - 3
Week 10 for Grades 4 - 6
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.
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.
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.
Weeks 3 and 4 | Age 4 - Grade 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Have you ever wanted to splatter paint everywhere? Can you paint without a paintbrush? Wear old clothes and get ready to have FUN as we create, explore, learn and have FUN WITH PAINT. We will use different paints, textures and everyday objects to make painting come alive. This class is all about the process. Masterpieces will be yours to keep. Time will also be allotted for outdoor play and water slide. Campers need to bring a lunch.
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.
Week 11 | Grades 4 - 8 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | $150
Join ESD's varsity volleyball coach, Laura Gomez, and her highly trained staff, for three days of volleyball. This camp will provide girls entering grades 4-8 with basic skill development including serving, passing, hitting, setting and blocking. Participants need indoor athletic shoes with non-marking soles, kneepads, and a water bottle. Volleyballs will be provided. All pre-enrolled campers will receive a camp shirt. This is a three-day camp (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Week 9 | Grades K - 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $185
Hoops, Scoops and Shots combines three of our most popular sport offerings: Basketball, Lacrosse, and Tennis! Hoops focuses on the fundamentals of basketball: passing, shooting, dribbling and basic game rules. Scoops offers an introduction to lacrosse stressing cradling, passing, scooping and catching. Shots utilizes the highly popular USTA NetGeneration tennis curriculum combining basic skills and interactive games to reinforce the learning of groundstrokes, volleys, and serving. Physical components stressed are agility, accuracy, flexibility, balance, stamina, coordination and speed. Campers need to bring a snack each day. This camp is taught by Kidokinetics coaches.
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.
Week 10 | Ages 6 - 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
Dr. Nick Chamberlain and his team of expert instructors will lead students through a fun-packed program of karate, martial arts, and self-defense. This exciting camp will safely introduce students to the martial arts, as well as polish and expand the skills of those with previous experience. Activities cover all the important areas of karate including kicking, striking and blocking drills, self-defense techniques with a partner, personal safety tips, wrestling and ground work, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the history of martial arts, the appropriate use of new skills and much more! If your son or daughter has wanted to try karate and the martial arts, then this is the perfect opportunity for him or her to train safely with high-ranking, experienced instructors. Tuition includes the uniform and belt. Certificates of completion will be awarded on the last day of camp.
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.
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.
Week 9 | Ages 4 - 6 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.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.
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!!
Week 4 | Grades 3 - 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This camp is led by ESD and Lonestar coach, Clarence Jennelle. The camp caters to both beginners and intermediate level players in grades 3 – 9. For those new to Field Hockey, our beginners program will quickly have you playing and loving the game. For our more experienced junior players, our Intermediate Groups will work on mastering more advanced turf-based skills and more advanced game tactics. Each day will include a combination of skills training and fun scrimmages in skill appropriate groups. This camp is open to all players, not just members of Lone Star Field Hockey.
Register at: www.lonestarfieldhockey.com
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.
Week 6 | Grades 2 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Is your child missing out on all the fun activities from PE class? Are you ready to get him or her up and moving? This is the camp for you! Join ESD’s Dena Geier for a week playing all the PE favorites - kickball, dodge ball, knock out - as well as many more exciting games and activities. Campers need to bring a lunch, bathing suit, and towel.
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.
Weeks 4 and 9 | Grades 1 - 6 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | $260
There’s an artist in everyone. During this weeklong class, we will recreate some of the masterworks from the greats…Pollock, Matisse, Owens, Van Gogh, and Pissarro. Students will learn about a different master, build creative confidence and take home a completed acrylic painting each day. New artists are introduced so returning students will be introduced to new paintings each camp. Instructor is Melanie Brannan, fine artist and teacher.
Week 3 | Grades 1 - 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Phil Pressey '10 brings plenty of insight, as he enters his 6th year of playing NBA and European basketball in which he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience plus lots of fun activities, prizes and gifts back to his Alma Mater. This camp is designed to teach the fundamentals. His experienced staffers are seasoned, motivated and ready to work. Campers will receive a camp shirt, a Phil Pressey autograph and picture session, and a chance to win other prizes. Campers need to bring a lunch. Camp director: Corey Henderson Sr.
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.
Week 9 | Ages 6 - 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
Join head varsity coach Mark Gardner as he shares his 31st year of limitless enthusiasm on the soccer fields. The camp will provide individual challenges for every player. Daily drills, and competitions will increase each camper's knowledge, awareness, and skills. Meet in the Hart Gymnasium rain or shine! Campers need indoor and outdoor shoes, shin guards, a water bottle and a lunch. All pre-enrolled campers will receive a camp shirt.
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.
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.
Weeks 3 and 4 | Grades K - 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $275
The stage awaits and it's calling your young performer’s name! Campers spend the week learning about music and instruments, rhythms, dance, and the variety of ways a performer can tell a story! This one week camp is a wonderful introduction to drama, music and movement. Each day, campers will step into one of their favorite storybooks and learn how to bring it to life on stage. Campers will use their imaginations to help create their musical production, including setting the stage with their art. Storybook Musical Camp will culminate in a musical theater performance on the last day in our theater for family and friends to attend. Let your little star shine!. Campers need to bring a lunch.
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.
Weeks 3 - 6 and 8 - 11 | Ages 3 - K | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $185
Super Sport Sampler is designed to provide a fun, active week of exercise, games, nutrition and sport activities. Coaches introduce new sports activities each day to keep the kiddos excited and engaged with a focus on skills and drills. During breaks coaches provide an arts and crafts project, story time with sports and nutrition themed children’s books, and various games. Sports activities include: Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball/T-ball, Flag Football, Soccer, Badminton, Hockey, Obstacle Courses, Hula Hoops, Noodlekinetics, Jump Rope, Kickball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Frisbees and Parachute Games. Campers must be potty trained! Campers should bring a snack each day. This camp is taught by Kidokinetics coaches.
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.
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.
Week 9 | Ages 3 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $210
At Tippi Toes® Dance camp, dancers will learn technique in ballet, jazz and tap while also exploring self-expression and creativity. Dancers will learn choreography to high energy, kid-friendly music, read stories about dance and work on crafts throughout the week. Parents are invited to a mini performance on the last day of camp.
Attire: Dancers can wear a combination of a leotard or non-restrictive top and tights, ballet skirt or leggings. Ballet slippers or jazz shoes are preferred but socks are also fine! (Please write your child’s name in the inside of all shoes). This camp is taught by a Tippi Toes instructor.
Week 5 | Ages 5 - 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $280
Do you love music and love to dance? Our teachers will have you dancin’ to the Tippi Toes® beat in no time! Students at Hip Hop Camp will learn kid-friendly choreography to upbeat, age-appropriate music, and they will work on various crafts and learn fun movement games throughout the week. Tippi Toes® Hip Hop Camp is sure to be an awesome time for your dancer! Parents are invited to a mini-performance on the last day of camp. Attire: Shorts or leggings and a t-shirt, tank top or leotard with tennis shoes or jazz shoes works best! This camp is taught by a Tippi Toes instructor. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Weeks 5 and 11 | Ages 3 - Grade K | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $185
Combining the best of tumbling and gymnastics basics with games and activities provides young boys and girls a week of fitness, skills, and FUN! Our TumbleFun camp instructs floor activities including forward and backward rolls, bridges, donkey kicks, jumps, and cartwheels. Our trained coaches keep the week varied with the use of obstacle courses, parachute games, music, rhythm streamers, games and more! Each day children will engage in basic fitness components such as flexibility, balance, and coordination. Perfect for any child that likes to move, wiggle, and have FUN! Campers must be potty trained! Campers need to bring a snack. This camp is taught by Kidokinetics coaches.
Weeks 3 and 4 | Grades 1 - 3 and 4 - 6 | 9:00 - 12:00 a.m. | $185
USTA Net Generation Tennis is a nationally recognized program designed to introduce young girls and boys to the sport in a fun learning environment. The program enables our trained coaches to conduct camp without the use of standard courts with the use of tape and lines to simulate a court service. This along with equipment and curriculum specifically designed for young players allows for a fun and engaging instruction of the basic skills of the game. Children are introduced to groundstrokes, volleys, overheads, and serves. During mini breaks from the curriculum coaches will introduce games that incorporate important fitness components including agility, strength, power, endurance, speed, coordination, and accuracy. Tennis etiquette and rules of the game are also introduced during the camp. This is an ideal learning experience for children to gain confidence through a fun, fast paced skills and drills program.
This camp is taught by Kidokinetics coaches.
Week 3 for Grades 1 - 3
Week 4 for Grades 4 - 6
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.
Week 3 | Ages 7 - 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $125
Welcome to ESD wrestling camp. This camp will be an introduction to the sport of wrestling. Campers will learn techniques, hear motivational speeches and do some fun games- all used to be successful in the sport of wrestling. This camp will be run by ESD head wrestling coach, Kwinten Brown. Coach Brown has been coaching wrestling for over ten years. Coach Brown wrestled at King University where he was a national qualifier and team captain. Campers should wear a t-shirt and athletic shorts.
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.