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Week 1: May 29 - June 1
Week 2: June 4 - 8
Week 3: June 11 - 15
Week 4: June 18 - 22
Week 5: June 25 - 29
Week 6: July 2 - 6
Week 7: July 9 - 13
Week 8: July 16 - 20
Week 9: July 23 - 27
Week 10: July 30 - August 3

 

Upper School Programs

Upper School programs are for students entering their freshman through senior years. ESD students that have questions about for-credit classes should talk with Coach Schneider or their ESD advisor.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Weeks 3 - 5 | Grades 11 and 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.

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

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

Week 1 | 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*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS - AFTERNOON

Weeks 2 and 3 | 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 two-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 4 and 8 | 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 two-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*

DALLAS MAVERICKS HOOPS CAMP

Week 4 | 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.

ETHICS

Weeks 3 - 5 | Grades 11 and 12 | 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.

*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*

FIELD HOCKEY OLD-TIMERS

Week 10 | Grades 9 - 12 | 1:00 - 7:30 p.m. | $300

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.

#EaglesTakeFHlight

This is a four day camp, Monday-Thursday.

*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 2 - 7 | 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 must be purchased for this class. Prerequisite: Algebra 1

*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*

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 1

Week 10 | Grades 9 - 12 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. | $225

Join ESD's varsity volleyball coach, Laura Gomez, and her highly trained staff, for three days of volleyball. This camp is a great opportunity for girls entering grades 9-12 to prepare for tryouts. 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).

*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 2 - 5 | 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.

*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*

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROWING

Weeks 5, 8, 9, and 10 | Ages 12 - 19 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | $200

This camp takes place at the Dallas Rowing Club at Bachman Lake. The address is: 2827 Shorecrest Dr, Dallas, TX 75235. This camp is open to anyone with rowing experience who would like to focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.

Join ESD Coach Cameron Baxley at Bachman Lake and improve your performance on the water. Cameron rowed for St. Mark's and The Naval Academy, and is currently studying sports performance at SMU.

*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 2 - 5 | 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.

*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*

LEARN TO ROW

Week 8 | Coed, Grades 7-12 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | $80


This camp takes place at the Dallas Rowing Club at Bachman Lake. The address is: 2827 Shorecrest Dr, Dallas, TX 75235. This camp is open to all rising 7th-12th graders. No experience is necessary!

Join ESD Coach Cameron Baxley at Bachman Lake and learn to row. Cameron rowed for St. Mark's and The Naval Academy, and is currently studying sports performance at SMU.

*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*

MAKING POTTERY ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL

Week 2 | 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!

*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 6 - 9 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 3:45 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.

*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*

PHIL PRESSEY CO-ED HIGH LEVEL SKILLS

Week 5 | Grades 8 - 12 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. | $150

Phil Pressey '10 brings plenty of insight, experience and lots of fun activities, prizes and gifts 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 3 day camp, Monday-Wednesday. Camp director: Corey Henderson Sr.

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

SMARTPHONE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Week 10 | Entering Grade 7 - Adult | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225

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

Exposure - Composition - Posing

White Balance - Rule of Thirds - HDR Photography

ISO - Direct Lighting - Background Lighting and Creativity

Aperture - Reflective Lighting - Shooting Silhouettes

Shutter Speed - Contrast - Dragging the Shutter

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

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

SOCCER FOR COMPETITIVE GIRLS

Weeks 1 and 3 | Ages 10 - 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225

These camps are for competitive female soccer players, ages 10-17, who are interested in soccer and want to improve their skills and understanding of the sport. The camps are challenging and fun! Come each day prepared to have a blast while honing your soccer skills in a friendly, positive environment, utilizing the perfect grass fields and excellent facilities at ESD. The camps are run by Mike Renshaw, ESD's varsity women's soccer coach. Other camp staff includes former ESD varsity players and current ESD girl's middle and upper school soccer coaches.

*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

Week 3 | Grade 12 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 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.

*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

Lower School 4344 Colgate Avenue Dallas, Texas 75225

Middle & Upper School 4100 Merrell Road Dallas, Texas 75229

Wolf Run Ranch located near Anna, Texas

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