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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

 

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 speak with Mike Schneider or their ESD advisor.

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*

ATHENA'S STRATEGIES COLLEGE SAFETY 101

Week 1  |  Entering College  |  9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.  |  $550

This seminar offers young women the opportunity to develop a practical set of verbal and physical skills in self-defense.  The highest incidence of sexual assault is between the ages of 14 and 22, which makes these skills a necessity for young woman.  The students will be taught the physical and mental skills that can be used against a bigger and stronger person instead of trying to directly challenge an attacker’s physical strength. All topics relevant to self-defense will be covered including crime statistics, prevention, the psychology of fear, what to do if your attacker is armed, and date rape. This exciting and challenging program will fundamentally change how women think about personal safety and their own capabilities.  The main goal of Athena’s Strategies seminars is to give women a simple self-defense plan that will be applicable to most self-defense situations. For ESD senior girls only. This class meets Tuesday - Friday.

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

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

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

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

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

BODY FIRST FITNESS

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.

*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*

DALLAS MAVERICKS HOOPS CAMP

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.

EAGLES SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP

Weeks 3 - 5 and 8 - 10  | 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 williamsr@esdallas.org.

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

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*

FOOD SCIENCE

Weeks 8 - 10  |  Grades 11 - 12  |  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  $750

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

Food Science is the study of the nature of foods! In this class we learn about the effects food has on the brain and the rest of your body as well as many skills associated with food preparation. Students will learn about the elements that make up the tools of the trade including their properties and appropriate uses. Additionally students will learn how broken down food particles interact with one another through chemical and physical reactions and changes to produce new and exciting products like cookies! Students conduct and design laboratory investigations to explore this knowledge and enhance understanding. This course meets the Health Science graduation requirement. 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*

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*

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 1

Week 11 | 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*

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS

Week 3  |  Grades 5 - 12  |  12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  $200

This class is designed for beginners on the guitar or players who would like to fill in the gaps in their basic overall knowledge of the instrument. The idea is to get you playing right away. Join ESD’s Van Rusuriye and learn fingerboard knowledge, basic techniques, chords, strumming, basic improvisation, basics of finger-style technique, reading music (standard notation/tablature), and basic concepts in music theory that can be used to read & write music and figure out songs by ear. There will be an ensemble performance at the end of each class. To demonstrate mastery of learned concepts, each student will perform a piece of music of their choosing. Students need to bring their own guitar- any type will do!

*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*

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*

LONE STAR FIELD HOCKEY

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

MAKING POTTERY ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL

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!

*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 - 10 | 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. 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*

PHIL PRESSEY '10 HIGH LEVEL SKILLS

Week 3 | Grades 8 - 12 | 3:00 - 6:00 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.

*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*

SMARTPHONE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

Exposure - Composition - Posing

White Balance - Rule of Thirds - HDR Photography

ISO - Direct Lighting - Background Lighting and Creativity

Aperture - Reflective Lighting - Shooting Silhouettes

Shutter Speed - Contrast - Dragging the Shutter

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

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

SOCCER FOR GIRLS

Weeks 2 and 5 | Ages 10 - 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225

These camps are for 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 former 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*

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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