STEM and Adventure
- All Girls, All the Time
- Amazing Rainforest
- Art-chitects- Engineering and Art
- Budding Entrepreneurs
- Bulls and Bears
- Calling All Contractors Maker Space
- Camp Invention
- Destination Science
- DJ Skool
- Fancy Nancy
- Fun and Games
- Fun for Girls
- Fun With Fine Motor
- Hablemos español- Let’s talk Spanish!
- Itty Bitty Book Club
- Junior CEOs
- Learning STEM with Hot Wheels
- Lego Expert
- Lego Mania
- Minecraft Master Engineering Using Lego® By Playwell TEKnologies
- Mrs. McVeigh's Manners
- Multiplication Masters: An Epic Math Camp
- Pokémon Master Engineering with Lego® Materials by Playwell TEKnologies
- Robotics using the LEGO® EV3 System A
- Shake and Shout for Science
- Super Sleuths
- Storybook Cooks - Enchanted Fairy Tale Feasts
- Storybook Cooks - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- Storybook Musical
- Superhero Training Camp
- Survival Tactics
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Whiz Kids
Weeks 2 and 3 | Grades 1-3 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Join ESD's Mrs. Guzik for a day full of fun and learning while we travel deep into the Rainforest. Through fun crafts, games, and hands-on activities students will explore different aspects of the Rainforest such as its interesting animals, its different layers, and the importance of its ecosystem. Time will be allotted for free play. Campers need to bring lunch.
Week 5 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $350
For all of the young aspiring artists and animators out there, this is the lab for you! In this camp techies will learn the basics of digital drawing and design, as well as being introduced to tools and software that modern animators, artists, and designers use to create unique and inspiring creations. This camp is taught by an instructor from Techie Factory. Visit techiefactory.com for more information. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 4 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $275
In this camp, kids will learn the basics of architecture including drawing, designing, and creating structures and buildings. Design the home of your dreams, discover the inspiration for famous buildings and bridges, or plan a new roller coaster for your favorite theme park. Unleash your inner art-chitect with us this summer.. This camp is taught by a teacher from Little Scholars. Visit https://www.littlescholarsllc.com/summer-camps/ for more information.
Week 1 | Grades 5-8 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $75
Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and great babysitter. Students will not only learn the ins and outs of babysitting, but also get certified in CPR and First Aid. The course is taught by instructors from "It's Breathtaking". This class meets on Friday only. For more information visit It's Breathtaking.
Week 8 | Grades 3-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
If you love Shark Tank, this empowering camp is for you! Join other intrepid campers and develop a business plan for your own business idea. You will learn to take risks and persevere, while making business-like decisions about strategy, marketing and finance (optional activities include building a website and designing business cards). Campers build confidence "learning by doing" throughout the week and make their pitch presentations on the last day! This camp is taught by a teacher from SPARK business academy. For more information go to http://www.sparkbusinessacademy.com.
Week 4 | Grades 3-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
Learn investing fundamentals and how you can start investing at a young age! Build your own $100,000 stock portfolio and trade stocks like Apple, Nike or Amazon with a cool investing simulation tool. This hands-on experience empowers campers with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and buy low, sell high! A solid foundation for successful future investors! This camp is taught by a teacher from SPARK business academy. For more information go to http://www.sparkbusinessacademy.com.
Weeks 4 and 5 | Grades K-3 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
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). This class ensures fun for everyone. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 7 | Grades K–6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | $375
Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Explore! Campers will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. This year’s modules are Robotic Aquatics, The Attic, Spacecation, and Marble Arcade. Students will design tanks for their robotic fish, experiment with animation, build Astro-Arm devices, and build a mega marble machine! Join ESD’s Monica Awbrey for an amazing week of great challenges! For more information on Camp Invention please visit http://invent.org/camp.
Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 | Grades K-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early savings: MARCH $30 savings; APRIL $20 savings; MAY $10 Savings
Become a science maker, robot builder and engineer your own Starship! Over 15 STEM activities and make and take projects, three science stations per day, plus games, challenges, silly songs and all the fun of camp!
Space Adventures Camp - June 13-17 & July 18-22 (Weeks 3 and 8)
Did you hear?! NASA sent “Perseverance”, a planetary rover, to explore Mars! You’ve been assigned by NASA to construct your own motorized Mars Rover. Customize your rover to adapt to the rough terrain of Mars and more! Next up calling girls & boys to prepare for the Artemis Project where we will colonize the moon and fly to Mars. We will construct our moon colony and life-sized rocket to launch us to Mars. Next up, present your mission using stop motion animation, will your movie go viral? Explore planets, constellations, rocket propulsion and more. Let’s shoot for the stars and land on Mars. Challenge Accepted!
Robot Island Marine Science – June 20-24 & July 11-15 (Weeks 4 and 7)
Ahoy! Welcome to Robot Island! Build and customize your own motorized Bot and use cool science to create fun robotic stunts. Explore electric circuits, gears and simple machines while determining your robots’ form & function. Construct digital traffic lights, gravity powered mazes and a powerful catapult. Craving adventure? Create a zipline across the island and watch your robot soar. Dive into the world of marine science and meet a shark, examine a squid, and make a mollusk collection. Design your own science vessel and test its buoyancy. Examine the tidepools and make your own coral reef!
Solar Engineers & Sci-Mystery Camp – June 27-July 1 (Week 5)
Warning: Engineers at Play! Design your own eco-friendly, solar powered & motorized park. Build a colorful slide, design a swing with momentum and have fun with a sled ride. Experiment with a solar panel and build a motorized spinning invention. Construct your own magical water fountain and discover how gravity and electricity make it work. Become a science detective and help solve the mystery of the Missing Zylong Bug. Use fingerprints, chemistry & DNA testing to bring the bug back. Next up engineers design tall towers to defy the power of the demolish machine. Explore gravity while parachuting in the park. Become a polymer magician and discover the science behind magic.
Week 9 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $350
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. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Weeks 2, 3, 8, and 9 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
If there's one thing Fancy Nancy knows, it's that being fancy is always better than being plain! Do you yearn to be dazzled by all things fancy and French? Do you love sparkles and sequins, crowns and tiaras, tutus and fluff? Do you love to get dressed up and create? Then join ESD Pre-K teacher Mrs. Manning, in the all glitter world of Fancy Nancy. We will read a plethora (that's fancy for a lot) of Fancy Nancy books, create our own fantastique (that's French for fantastic) outfits, and even put on our very own Fancy Nancy Fashion Show! *inspired by Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy series. Campers need to bring a lunch. All Fancy Nancy sessions are the same. There is a one session registration limit.
*inspired by Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy series
Week 8 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
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, word, thinking, memory, and indoor/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 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. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Weeks 2, 3, 4, and 8 | Grades 1-3 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Prepare for a week of games, crafts to take home, and fun activities! On Monday, the campers will decorate flower pots and fill them with beautiful flowering plants. We will also make sparkly headbands to wear all week. Tuesday will be filled with super-fun art projects: tie dying shirts and making paper flowers. On PJ Wednesday wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Our day will be filled with crafts and a fashion show complete with jamming music. Thursday will be spent playing games and making slime. Fashion Friday will end our week making fashionable accessories that your camper can take home! All week the campers will have time to make rubber band and bead necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Time will be allotted for play in the gymnasium. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Weeks 4 and 7 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Fine motor skills are the foundation children need in order to learn handwriting, have proper pencil grasp and control of a writing instrument. Join ESD Pre-Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Manning to participate in fun, hands-on experiences geared at building hand strength and strengthening grip. Activities will be interesting, engaging, and differentiated for children of all abilities ages 4-6.
Weeks 8 and 9 | Grades PK-K | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
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, chanting, songs, dance, circle time, visual aids, puppets and repetition with stories. In the early ages, children acquire the language by participating in interactive, age appropriate activities. Throughout the week, students will have multiple opportunities to use their language skills and basic vocabulary they will learn during the week. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 8 session: SPANISHGIRLS
Week 9 session: SPANISHBOYS
Weeks 2 and 7 | Grades 5-8 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | $175
Find and explore your inner circle with ESD’s Sandy Hernandez. Campers will learn to prepare meals and cook and bake basic meals. Campers will also participate in a challenge food war. Bon Appetit! Questions? Contact Mrs. Hernandez at 469-432-8265.
Weeks 8 and 9 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
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. Campers need to bring a lunch, swimsuit, and towel.
Week 10 | Grades 5-8 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | $130
This is a five-day workshop designed to enable students to enter the school year with more confidence. Fundamentals of middle school Spanish will be emphasized. Students will be participate in music, games and conversations to facilitate learning. Teacher: Mrs. Hernandez
Week 9 | Grades 3-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
How cool would it be for you to be the boss at Apple or Nike for a day? In this leadership program, you can! Campers act as CEOs for leading companies and collaborate to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Case studies include popular companies and examine the role of female and minority CEOs. Campers enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders. If you love Shark Tank, this empowering camp is for you! Join other intrepid campers For more information go to http://www.sparkbusinessacademy.com.
Week 8 | Grades K-2 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $185
Endless tracks and obstacle courses await every Hot Wheels car lover as they discover the world of math and physical science. What goes up must come down…or does it? Momentum, push, pull, force, and friction are just some of the STEM concepts they will understand. Measuring length and weight in centimeters, inches, feet, and ounces will help in the identification of the fastest, most efficient car on the block. Mega Loop Mayhem, Shark Cliff Hanger, Wolf Mountain, and hundreds of cars are just some of the play equipment that will have you yearning to come each day! Your child will not only have a solid background in science and math concepts, but will have also rolled away in good times with Hot Wheels! This camp is taught by a teacher from FastForward Kids.
Week 5 | Grades 3-5 | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | $185
So you say you have done it all with Lego? Let Lego Expert teach you otherwise! Activity based STEM projects and kits that will incorporate physical science, and math all into one. Instructors will facilitate, but students will do the creating! Give your creation the most torque and battle in the robotic tournaments! Real world team building activities will enhance their engineering skill sets. Beginning coding you can see, hear, and even chase across the room. Race against the clock and other teams to be the best Lego expert around! This camp is taught by a Fast Forward Kids instructor.
Week 5 | Grades K-2 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $185
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 Texas educator. Over 15 new games, STEM kits, 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!
Week 9 | Grades 3-7 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it.This class is taught by a teacher from Play-Well TEKnologies. Go to www.Play-Well.org for more information.
Week 3 | Grades K-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
Does your child need to improve his or her manners while still having fun? Then send him or her to 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. For more information visit MrsMcveighsManners.com.
Weeks 2 and 3 | Grades 2-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Do you want to become a multiplication master?! Join ESD fifth grade math teacher, Mrs. Moore, for a fun-filled, five day math camp to explore or review the thrilling concept of multiplication through crafts, games, stories, and lots of hands on fun! We will construct an array city, munch on equal groups, go on scavenger hunts for multiplication in the real world, and so much more! Multiplication is so FUN! Time will also be allotted for free play. Campers need to bring a nut-free lunch.
Week 2 | Grades 3-7 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $225
LEGO® Master, I choose you!! In the race to be crowned the Ultimate Pokémon Champion, we need your help! Learn to build your favorite Pokémon, level up by teaching them special moves, evolve them into more powerful versions, and come face to face with the current champion in an epic battle for the title. Learn from our Play-Well Pokémon Masters so you can make it to the top! This class is taught by a teacher from Play-Well TEKnologies. Go to www.Play-Well.org for more information.
Week 4 | Grades 5-8 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | $225
Rise to the challenge to build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Design and construct your robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. This class is taught by a PlaywellTech teacher.
Weeks 2, 3, 8, and 9 | Grades K-2 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
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. Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 5 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $250
Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hat, as we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve. We’ll put our critical thinking skills and STEM knowledge to the test, and get to the bottom of mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem-solving skills will become better than CSI agents. This camp is taught by a teacher from Little Scholars. Visit https://www.littlescholarsllc.com/summer-camps/ for more information.
Weeks 3, 7, and 9 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Join, ESD’s Beginner Teacher, Miss Maguire, for a week full of classic Fairy Tale stories, dazzling crafts, and enchanting recipes that will bring the magic of these stories to life. Campers will need to bring a lunch. Each Storybook Cooks-Feasts session is the same. There is a one session registration limit.
Weeks 2, 4, and 8 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
If you give a mouse (or a kid!) a cookie… what will happen next? To find out, join ESD’s 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. Each Storybook Cooks-Cookie session is the same. There is a one session registration limit.
Weeks 8 and 9 | Grades PK-2 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
The stage awaits and it's calling your young performer’s name! Campers spend the week learning about music and instruments, rhythms, dance, and the variety of ways a performer can tell a story! This one week camp is a wonderful introduction to drama, music and movement. Each day, campers will step into one of their favorite storybooks and learn how to bring it to life on stage. Campers will use their imaginations to help create their musical production, including setting the stage with their art. Storybook Musical Camp will culminate in a musical theater performance on the last day in our theater for family and friends to attend. Let your little star shine! Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 5 | Grades PK-1 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Calling all superheroes… Can you leap buildings in a single bound? Run faster than lightning? Make villains melt into thin air? Join ESD teachers Nancy Crook and Paige Frenzel to create your own superhero identity 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! Campers need to bring a lunch.
Week 8 | Grades 3-5 | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | $185
Wrapped in games and adventure, unique challenges await you. During survival situations, the four basic needs become shelter, water, fire and food. By introducing basic techniques your child will learn how to purify water, signal for help, leave no trace camping, perform basic first aid, search for edible food, set up shelter and more. Team survival games will keep the training light hearted and fun. This camp is designed for kids who like to work and play outside. This camp is taught by a teacher from FastForward Kids. Enlist now before it’s too late!
Week 9 | Grades 3-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | $285
Ever wanted to experience the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer, the excitement of potion class? Join ESD’s Marion O’Mullane for a week in the wizarding world. Planned activities include House Sorting, Patronus Class, Wand Making and more. This camp is for Harry Potter enthusiasts! Campers need to bring a lunch. All supplies are included.
Week 3 | Grades 3-6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $250
Join us on a science discovery mission! We will explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments, and encounters. This camp will enhance the STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun. Physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and zoology will all be covered in the camp. This camp is taught by a teacher from Little Scholars. Visit https://www.littlescholarsllc.com/summer-camps/ for more information.