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Camps By Date

Adventure planning by week.

 

When picking camps, please select based on your child's grade for 2019-20.

Week 1: May 21-24

*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*

 

Athenas Strategies College Safety 101

Girls, Entering College

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.

Session: ATHENA    May 21-24    (9:00-12:00)    $550

Week 2: May 28-31

*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

Coed, Ages 11-17

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.

Session: BABYSIT    May 31    (12:00-3:00)    $75

 

Mini Cheerleading

Girls, Entering Grades PK-4

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.

Session: CHEER    May 29-May 31    (9:00-11:30)    $130

Week 3: June 3-7

*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

Coed, Entering Grades 6-9

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.

Session: FITNESS1    June 3-28    (9:00-12:00)    $300

Session: FITNESS2    July 8-26    (9:00-12:00)    $300

Session: FITNESS3    June 3-28 and July 8-26  (9:00-12:00)  $500

 

Calling All Contractors Maker Space

Coed, Entering Grades K-4

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.

Session: CONTRACT1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Coding without Computers

Coed, Entering Grades 5-8

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.

Session: CWC    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Community Service for Upper School Students- Afternoon

Entering Grades 9-12

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.

Session: CSPM1    June 3-7    (12:30-4:30)    $275

 

Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer at Wolf Run Ranch

Coed, Entering Grades 1-5

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!

Session: CRAZY   June 3–7    (8:30-3:30)    $350

 

Eagles Summer Football Camp

Boys, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: FOOTBALL1   June 3-20   (4:30-6:00) $350

Session: FOOTBALL2   July 8-25    (4:30-6:00) $350

Session: FOOTBALL3   June 3-20 AND July 8-25   (4:30-6:00) $600

 

Economics

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.

Session: S315    June 3–28    (12:30-3:30)    $750

 

Ethics

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. Teacher: Caryn Rossiter.

Session: S718-1    June 3–28    (8:30-11:30)    $750

 

Fancy Nancy

Girls, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: FANCY1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun with Paint!

Coed, Age 4-Entering Grade 1

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.

Session: PAINT1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Geometry

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

Session: S204    June 3–July 16    (8:00-12:00)    $1500

 

Health and Wellness

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.

Sessions: S803-1    June 3-28    (8:30-11:30)    $750

                  S803-2    June 3-28    (12:30-3:30)    $750

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING1  June 3,5,6   (5:00-6:00)   $100

 

Honors Computer Science

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.

Session: S236    June 3-28    (12:30-3:30)    $750

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

 

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.

Session: ROWING1    June 3,5,6    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Life Skills

Coed, Entering Grades 9-12

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.

Session: LIFE    June 3-7    (1:00-4:00)    $250

 

Making Pottery on the Potter's Wheel

Coed, Entering Grades 5-12

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!

Session: POTTERY    June 3-7    (10:00-12:00)    $260

 

Mrs. McVeigh's Manners

Coed, Ages 6-11

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.

Session: MANNERS    June 3-7    (9:00-12:00)    $225

 

Phil Pressey '10 Basketball

Coed, Entering Grades 1-7

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.

Session: PRESSEY1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Phil Pressey '10 High Level Basketball Skills

Coed, Entering Grades 8-12

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.

Session: PRESSEY2    June 3-6    (3:00-4:30)    $150

 

Shake and Shout for Science

Coed, Ages 4-7

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.

Session: SHAKE1    June 3-7        (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Storybook Musical

Coed, Entering Grades K-2

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.

Session: STORY1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Super Sports Sampler! By Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS1    June 3-7    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

USTA Net Generation Tennis

Coed, Entering Grades 1-3

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.

Session: USTA1   June 3-7    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

Wrestling

Coed, Ages 7-14

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.

Sessions: WRESTLING    June 3-7    (9:00-12:00)    $125

 

Writing the College Essay

Entering Grade 12

This one-week class in advanced expository and narrative composition is aimed to generate ideas for college application essays and supplements. Students will examine prompts from various colleges (including Apply Texas and the Common Application) and begin the essay-writing process by brainstorming and developing ideas into crisp, original pieces of writing. For ESD students only. Teacher: Tolly Salz.

Sessions: WCE1    June 3-7    (9:00-11:00)    $250

 

Young Geologists and Paleontologists

Coed, Entering Grades 1-3

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.

Session: YGP1    June 3-7    (9:00-2:00)    $275

Week 4: June 10-14

*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*

 

Amazing Race

Coed, Entering Grades 1-3

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.

Session: RACE2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

American Government

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.

Session: S314    June 10-28    (8:00-12:00)    $750

 

Baseball

Boys, Ages 8-13

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

Session: BASE    June 10-12    (9:00-12:00)    $160

 

Boomer Ball

Coed, Entering Grades 1-8

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.

Session: BOOMER1    June 10-14    (12:30-3:30)    $225

 

Calling All Contractors Maker Space

Coed, Entering Grades K-4

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.

Session: CONTRACT2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Challenge Island- FORT ISLAND CAMP©

Coed, Ages 7-12

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.

Session: CIFORT    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Community Service for Upper School Students- Afternoon

Entering Grades 9-12

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.

Session: CSPM2    June 10-14    (12:30-4:30)    $275

 

Computer Coding is Fun!

Coed, Entering Grades 2-4

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.                                        

Session: CODING    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Create/CR8

Coed, Ages 7-12                                                                 

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.

Session: CR8    June 10-14    (9:00-3:30)    $250

 

Fancy Nancy

Girls, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: FANCY2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun with Paint!

Coed, Age 4–Entering Grade 1

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.

Session: PAINT2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING2  June 10,12,13  (5:00-6:00)  $100

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: ROWING2    June 10,12,13    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Keyboarding

Coed, Entering Grades 5-8

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.

Session: KB    June 10-14    (10:00-12:00)    $175

 

Lone Star Field Hockey

Girls, Entering Grades 3-9

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

June 10-13  (9:00-12:00)

 

Makerspace

Coed, Entering Grades 5-8

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.

Session: MAKER    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Painting Acrylic Masterpieces

Coed, Entering Grades 1-6

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.

Session: ACRYLIC1    June 10-14    (1:00-4:00)    $260

 

Shake and Shout for Science

Coed, Ages 4-7

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.

Session: SHAKE2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Storybook Musical

Coed, Entering Grades K-2

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.

Session: STORY2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Young Geologists and Paleontologists

Coed, Entering Grades 1-3

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.

Session: YGP2    June 10-14    (9:00-2:00)    $275

Week 5: June 17-21

*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*

 

Challenge Island- WIZARDRY CAMP©

Coed, Ages 7-12

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.

Session: WIZARDRY    June 17-21    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Community Service for Upper School Students- Morning

Entering Grades 9-12

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.

Session: CSAM1    June 17-21    (8:30-12:30)    $275

 

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp 

Coed, Ages 7-18

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!

June 17-21    9:00-4:00   

Visit https://www.mavs.com/hoopcamp  to get more details and to register.

 

Fun with Fine Motor

Coed, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: MOTOR1    June 17-21    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING3  June 17,19,20   (5:00-6:00)   $100

 

Itty Bitty Book Club

Coed, Age 4-Entering Grade 1

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.

Session: ITTY1    June 17-21    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: ROWING3    June 17,19,20    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Smartphone Digital Photography

Coed, Entering Grade 7-12

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.

Session: SMARTPHONE     June 17-21     (9:00-12:00)   $250

 

Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS3    June 17-21    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

Superhero Training Camp

Coed, Age 4–Entering Grade 1

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. Superheroes will use their super powers to knock down walls, rid ESD of Kryptonite, make super healthy snacks, do superhero science, and more!  We also will become real life superheroes as we complete a service project to help others. Campers need to bring a lunch.

Session: HEROES    June 17-21    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Tippi Toes Hip Hop & Jazz Camp

Coed, Ages 5-10

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.

Session: HIPHOP    June 17-21    (9:00-2:00)    $280

 

TumbleFun

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: TUMBLE1    June 17-21    (9:00-12:00)    $185

Week 6: June 24-28

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

 

Camp Create

Coed, Age 4–Entering Grade 2

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.

Session: CC    June 24-28    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Challenge Island- SLIME SQUAD CAMP©

Coed, Ages 7-12

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.

Session: SLIME    June 24-28    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Destination Science

Coed, Ages 5-11

Mondays-Fridays, 9:00-3:00, Extended hours 8am-9am & 3pm-5pm.

Destination Science CampsWhere 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!  

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!

June 24-28  (9:00-3:00)

For more information and to register, visit www.destinationscience.org or call 1-888-909-2822.

 

The First Tee DRIVE Golf Camp

Coed, Entering Grades 1-3

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.

Session: GOLF1    June 24-28   (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING4  June 24,26,27  (5:00-6:00)   $100

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: ROWING4    June 24,26,27    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Summer Fun

Coed, Ages 3-4

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.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

and

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday

Session: SF    June 24-28    $265

 

Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS4    June 24-28    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

Video Game Makers

Coed, Ages 8-12

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.

Session: VIDEO   June 24-28   (9:00-2:00)   $325

Week 7: July 1-5

*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*

 

Mobile Apps Development

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.

Session: S240    July 1-19 (no class July 4,5)    (12:30-5:00)    $750

Week 8: July 8-12

*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*

 

All Girls, All the Time

Girls, Entering Grades K-4

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.

Session: AGAT    July 8-12    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Body First Fitness

Coed, Entering Grades 6-9

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.

Session: FITNESS2    July 8-26     (9:00-12:00)     $300

Session: FITNESS3    June 3-28 and July 8-26  (9:00-12:00)  $500

 

Boys Basketball

Boys, Entering Grades 1-8

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.   

Session: BBB    July 8-12    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Challenge Island- U-TUBE FEVER CAMP©

Coed, Ages 7-12

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.

Session: CIUTUBE    July 8-12    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Community Service for Middle School Students

Entering Grades 5-8

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. 

Session: CSMS    July 8-12    (8:30-12:30)    $275

 

Destination Science

Coed, Ages 5-11

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

Rocket Space Science Camp!

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.

July 8-12  (9:00-3:00)

For more information and to register, visit:   www.destinationscience.org  or call 1-888-909-2822.

 

Eagles Summer Football Camp

Boys, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: FOOTBALL2   July 8-25    (4:30-6:00) $350

Session: FOOTBALL3   June 3-20 AND July 8-25   (4:30-6:00) $600

 

Ethics

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. Teacher: Lindsey Cullins.

Session: S718-2    July 8-26    (8:00-12:00)    $750

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING5  July 8,10,11   (5:00-6:00)   $100

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: ROWING5    July 8,10,11    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Storybook Cooks

Coed, Beginner-Entering 1st Grade

If you give a mouse (or a kid!) a cookie... what will happen next? To find out, join Beginner teacher, Miss Maguire, for a tasty week of stories, crafts, and cooking inspired by Laura Numeroff's, "If You Give a..." series. Campers need to bring a lunch. 

Session: COOKS   July 8-12   (9:00-2:00)   $275

 

Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS5    July 8-12    (9:00-12:00)    $185

Week 9: July 15-19

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

 

Camp Crafty

Coed, Entering Grades 4-8

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.

Session: CRAFTY1    July 15-19    (9:00-2:00)    $285

 

Camp Invention

Coed, Entering Grades 1–6

Are you ready to Fast Forward at Camp Invention????Let’s invent the future today!!!!

This year’s modules are:

The Innovation ForceTM:

Children team up with members of Innovation Force™, a group of NIHF Inductees who have been transformed into comic book superheroes! By thwarting the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain out to steal the world’s ideas, children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas and, in the process, learn about the importance of intellectual property and the patent system.

Deep Sea Mystery™:

Children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils, but soon find themselves  stranded on an island. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees Sumita Mitra and Stan Honey, children invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment used to better study marine life.

Farm Tech™:

Children are put in charge of managing their own farm and learn the basics of running a business.  With the assistance of their very own Bot-ANN-E robot, campers learn fundamental coding  techniques to maximize their time and profits. NIHF Inductee Marvin Caruthers joins the fun and introduces students to DNA syntheses, and children perform their own mock DNA experiment  to check the health of their newly purchased cattle.

DIY Orbot™:

Children explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse  engineer a remote-controlled DIY Orbot™. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks from sports to art.

Session: INVENT    July 15-19    (9:00-3:30)    $350

 

Community Service for Upper School Students- Morning

Entering Grades 9-12

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.

Session: CSAM2    July 15-19    (8:30-12:30)    $275

 

Destination Science

Coed, Ages 5-11

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

Robot Challengers & Reaction Racers Camp!

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.­­­

July 15-19   (9:00-3:00)

For more information and to register, visit:  www.destinationscience.org or call 1-888-909-2822.

 

Fun with Fine Motor

Coed, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: MOTOR2    July 15-19    (9:00-2:00)    $265

 

High Performance Rowing

Coed, Entering Grades 10-12

This camp is open to all rising 10th-12th graders. Work with ESD's Assistant Rowing Coach, Alyssa Sands. Experienced rowers will focus on technique, blade work, and gaining strength on the water.  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.

Session: HPROWING6  July 15,17,18   (5:00-6:00)   $100

 

Hoops, Scoops and Shots

Coed, Entering Grades K-1

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.

Session: HOOPS    July 15-19    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

Itty Bitty Book Club

Coed, Age 4-Entering Grade 1

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.

Session: ITTY2    July 15-19    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Learn to Row

Coed, Entering Grades 7-12

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.

Session: ROWING6    July 15,17,18    (6:00-7:00)    $100

 

Lego Logo

Coed, Ages 8-12                                                                                                                  

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.

Session: LOGO    July 15-19    (12:30-3:30)    $135

 

Lego Mania

Coed, Ages 5-7

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.

Session: MANIA    July 15-19    (12:30-3:30)    $135

 

Little Medical School PK

Coed, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: MEDICAL1    July 15-19    (9:00-12:00)    $300

 

Little Vet School

Coed, Ages 6-10

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!!

Session: VET    July 15-19    (12:30-3:30)    $300

 

Painting Acrylic Masterpieces

Coed, Entering Grades 1-6

There’s an artist in everyone. During this weeklong class, we will recreate some of the masterworks from the greats…Kandansky, Monet, Degas, Laroche, Klee, Klimpt and Van Gogh. 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.

Session: ACRYLIC2    July 15-19    (1:00-4:00)    $260

 

Soccer

Coed, Ages 6-14

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.

Session: SOCCER    July 15-19    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Spanish Language Camp for Kids

Coed, Ages 3-5

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.

Session: SPANISH        July 15-19     (9:00-2:00)     $275

 

Spanish Storytelling

Coed, Entering Grades 1-4

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.

Session: SPANSTRY       July 15-19     (9:00-2:00)     $275

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Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS6    July 15-19    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

Tippi Toes Ballet, Jazz & Tap Camp

Coed, Ages 3-6

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.

Session: BALLET    July 15-19    (9:00-12:00)    $210

Week 10: July 22-26

*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*

 

Boomer Ball

Coed, Entering Grades 1-8

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.

Session: BOOMER2    July 22-26    (9:00-12:00)    $225

 

Calling All Contractors Maker Space

Coed, Entering Grades K-4

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.

Session: CONTRACT3    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Cymbals and Shakers and Drums, Oh My!

Coed, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: CYMBALS1    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Destination Science

Coed, Ages 5-11

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

Young Innovators Science Camp!​

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.

July 22-26   (9:00-3:00)

For more information and to register, visit:  www.destinationscience.org  or call 1-888-909-2822.

 

DJ Skool

Coed, Ages 8-12

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.

Session: DJSKOOL  July 22-26  (9:00-2:00)  $325

 

Fancy Nancy

Girls, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: FANCY3    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun and Games

Coed, Entering Grades K-2

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.

Session: FUNGAMES1    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun for Girls

Girls, Ages 6-8

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.

Session: FUNGIRLS1    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun with Phonics

Coed, Grade Pre-K–Entering K

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.

Session: PHONICS1    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Pre-Chemistry Warm Up

Entering Grade 10

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.

Session: CHEMWARM    July 22-26    (1:00-4:00)    $200

 

Shake and Shout for Science

Coed, Ages 4-7

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.

Session: SHAKE3    July 22-26    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Stand and Deliver: A Speech and Debate Summer Workshop for Middle Schoolers

Coed, Entering Grades 5-8

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.   

Session: DELIVER1    July 22-26   (9:00-12:00)   $225

 

Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS7    July 22-26    (9:00-12:00)    $185

Week 11: July 29-August 2

*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*

 

All Boys, All the Time

Boys, Entering Grades 1-6

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. 

Session: ABAT    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Calling All Contractors Maker Space

Coed, Entering Grades K-4

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.

Session: CONTRACT4    July 29-August 2   (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Cymbals and Shakers and Drums, Oh My!

Coed, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: CYMBALS2    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Destination Science

Coed, Ages 5-11

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! 

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!

July 29-August 2  (9:00-3:00)

For more information and to register, visit:  www.destinationscience.org  or call 1-888-909-2822.

 

Fancy Nancy

Girls, Ages 4-6

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.

Session: FANCY4    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Field Hockey Old-Timers Camp

Coed, Ages 13-18 ESD ONLY

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.
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Session: FHOLD    July 30-August 2  (9:00-12:00 training & 5:30-7:30 scrimmage)   $350

 

Fun and Games

Coed, Entering Grades K-2

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.

Session: FUNGAMES2    July 29-August 2   (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun for Girls

Girls, Ages 6-8

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.

Session: FUNGIRLS2    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Fun with Phonics

Coed, Grade Pre-K–Entering K

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.

Session: PHONICS2    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Girls Volleyball 1

Girls, Entering Grades 9-12

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).

Session: GVB1    July 29-31    (9:00-11:30)    $225

 

Girls Volleyball 2

Girls, Entering Grades 4–8  

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).

Session: GVB2    July 29-31    (1:00-3:00)    $150

 

Math Tune-Up Grade 5

Entering Grade 5

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.

Session: MT5    July 29-August 2    (8:30-10:30)    $175

 

Math Tune-Up Grade 6

Entering Grade 6

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.

Session: MT6    July 29-August 2    (10:30-12:30)    $175

 

Math Tune- Up Grade 7

Entering Grade 7

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.

Session: MT7    July 29-August 2    (8:30-10:30)    $175

 

Math Tune-Up Grade 8

Entering Grade 8

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.

Session: MT8    July 29-August 2    (10:30-12:30)    $175

 

Minecraft Master Engineering

Coed, Ages 9-12

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.

Session: MME   July 29-August 2   (9:00-12:00)   $250

 

Pre-AP Economics Warm-Up

Coed, Entering Grades 11-12

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.

Session: APECON  July 29-August 2     (8:30-10:30)  $175

 

Shake and Shout for Science

Coed, Ages 4-7

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.

Session: SHAKE4    July 29-August 2    (9:00-2:00)    $275

 

Stand and Deliver: A Speech and Debate Summer Workshop for Upper Schoolers

Coed, Entering Grades 9-12

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.   

Session: DELIVER  July 29-August 2  (9:00-12:00)   $225

 

Super Sports Sampler by Kidokinetics

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: KINETICS8    July 29-August 2    (9:00-12:00)    $185

 

TumbleFun

Coed, Age 3-Entering Kindergarten

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.

Session: TUMBLE2    July 29-August 2    (9:00-12:00)    $185

Week 12: August 5-9

*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

Entering Grade 12

This one-week class in advanced expository and narrative composition is aimed to generate ideas for college application essays and supplements. Students will examine prompts from various colleges (including Apply Texas and the Common Application) and begin the essay-writing process by brainstorming and developing ideas into crisp, original pieces of writing. For ESD students only. Teacher: Tolly Salz

Session: WCE2    August 5-9    (9:00-11:00)    $250

Week 13: August 19-22

*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

Entering Grade 12

This one-week class in advanced expository and narrative composition is aimed to generate ideas for college application essays and supplements. Students will examine prompts from various colleges (including Apply Texas and the Common Application) and begin the essay-writing process by brainstorming and developing ideas into crisp, original pieces of writing. This class meets Monday - Thursday. For ESD students only. Teacher: Greg Randall.

Session: WCE3    August 19-22   (4:00-6:30)   $250

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SUMMER CAMP HEADQUARTERS:

4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas 75229

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