Middle School Programs
Middle School programs are designed for campers entering fifth through eighth 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 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*
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.
*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 - 6 and 8 - 10 | Grades 6 - 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $300 per session or $500 for both
Our staff of nationally certified coaches will instruct campers on a variety of exercise regimens using primarily bodyweight, accompanied by medicine balls, kettlebells, and resistance bands. Campers will be evaluated in several manners including the Functional Movement Screen, general flexibility and strength tests, speed and agility tests, as well as work capacity testing. Typical workouts will begin with an active warm-up focusing on body preparation for the day’s work. Sessions will end with a cool-down focused on mobility, flexibility, and general relaxation of body tissue. There will be two sessions offered - one four-week class in June, and one three-week session in July. The second session of Body First Fitness will build and expand on the foundation established in session one. Work will still focus on whole body fitness - flexibility, strength, speed and agility work. In sticking with established principles for increasing human performance, we will add additional implements and resistance. An emphasis will be placed on correct and safe movement patterns that will carry over to every sport. It is highly recommended that students attend session 1 to prepare for session 2. Camp meets Monday-Friday.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Week 5 | Ages 7 - 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 3-5 and 8-10 | Entering Grades 7-12 | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | $350 per session or $600 for both
Join ESD’s 3-time SPC champion football coach, Richard Williams, along with some of DFW's best position coaches and trainers to provide high level fundamental, position specific football training. ESD's Summer Football camp is for football players looking to improve their skills through non-contact competition over the summer months. The workouts will focus on fundamentals, speed & agility, flexibility, nutrition, and leadership. Flexibility will be enhanced through yoga sessions and recovery will be improved via mobile cryogenic chamber therapy. We are also offering competitions for both skilled players and linemen via 7-on-7 and lineman challenges. Workouts will be held Monday through Thursday from 4:30pm-6:00pm beginning on June 3. Two three-week sessions are being offered and we encourage players to attend all 6 weeks for optimal development. Questions? Call Coach Williams at 281-658-2843 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 10 | Ages 9-13 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. | $200
This summer, join Coach Hudson for field hockey fun in the sun! The coaching staff will introduce beginner/youth players to the game field hockey in a fun and supportive environment. Campers will have the opportunity to develop fundamentals with an emphasis on individual skills & tricks, small-sided games, and team competitions! This is a 3-day camp.
Week 11 | Ages 13-18 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 5:30-7:30 p.m. | $350
This summer, join Coach Hudson and an amazing international coaching staff at our very own preseason camp! Intermediate/experienced players will be introduced to an advanced field hockey curriculum in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. Similar to college camps, players will have the opportunity to challenge themselves through various camp activities focused on improving stick skills, team offense & defense, communication, and field hockey IQ. This is a 4-day camp. For ESD students ONLY.
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
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 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 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.
Weeks 3-6 & 8-9 | Grades 7-12 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | $100
This camp is open to all rising 7th-12th graders. No experience is necessary! Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Beginner rowers will learn the fundamentals of rowing. Be sure to bring a water bottle, hat, and sunglasses, and a change of clothes in case you get wet. This camp takes place at the Dallas Rowing Club at Bachman Lake. The address is: 2827 Shorecrest Dr, Dallas, TX 75235. This camp meets M, W, TH.
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 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 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.
Week 3 | Grades 5 - 12 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $260
Have you ever wanted to try the potter's wheel? Now is the time! Spend a week with ESD's Barbara Brault making pots on the potter's wheel. Students will spend the first three days of camp making pots on the wheel, and then glazing their work in the final two days. Old clothes are a must!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Week 3 | Grades 8 - 12 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | $150
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 work on more advanced skills and concepts of basketball. Skills, drills and competitions will be more demanding. 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. This is a 4 day camp, Monday-Thursday. Camp director: Corey Henderson Sr.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.