Explorers (8-12 Years)
Explorers Camp will provide a unique experience that engages campers in a range of stimulating, hands-on activities based around a one-week theme. Explorers Camp takes the very best, most popular aspects of EFS camp from previous years combined with new and exciting ideas to provide a memorable camp experience for everyone.
Who is it for?
Both boys and girls ages 8 to 12
When does it run?
Camp runs in one week sessions from June 25 through August 3. Attend one week, several weeks, or all six weeks. Camp days run from 9a.m. until 4p.m.
(See registration form for extended camp hours available).
A one-week session is $357.50. The cost for Week 2 sessions is $286, due to no camp on July 4th. This includes all field trips, activities, and a morning and afternoon snack.
For additional discounts see 'Register & Forms'.
Explorers Daily Schedule
For specific information on weekly field trips, please see WEEKLY UPDATES
Explore your world and share your vision through digital photography, 3D design, animation, and game design. Learn fun new techniques utilizing cameras, iPads, and iMacs. All equipment and materials provided.
This new camp for 2018 will begin by discussing what makes an entertaining video and the history of viral videos in social media. Campers will outline and write for their own video. They will learn how to shoot video properly and will edit their videos using professional editing software. This camp is perfect for all of the future YouTube stars in your life!
Are you a budding foodie? Here’s something you can really sink your teeth into! Come measure, mix, sizzle, stir, sauté, create and explore with us. Gain useful kitchen skills and try all kinds of tasty tidbits. Whip up a wide variety of recipes and learn some interesting food science at the same time. Bon appetit! This same camp is offered twice this summer (wk. 1 and wk. 4). The content will be the same both weeks.
Farm to Table
Eat well and be well as you learn to cook wonderful-tasting and nutritionally balanced meals made only from what we can buy locally. Campers will visit either a local farm, farmers’ markets, or local restaurants, and cook up recipes that make the best use of our regional ingredients. Learn about Western New York in a tasty new way! This same camp is offered twice this summer (wk. 2 and wk. 5). The content will be the same both weeks.
This is the cooking camp where you will do it all! This week campers will make almost everything from scratch. Need butter for a recipe, they'll make it from scratch. No boxes or mixes here, campers will bake everything from scratch... bread, cupcakes, cookies. The possibilities are endless for all of our young foodies out there. This same camp is offered twice this summer (wk. 3 and wk. 6). The content will be the same both weeks.
Have you seen the outfit completely made out of Post-it notes? Are you interested in recycling and reusing? This camp session will encourage children to think outside of the box. Design your very own clothing and accessories using treasures that others might call trash.
Design, build, and program a Lego Mindstorms robot to compete in challenges, such as relay races, tug-of-war, catapolts, and battle-bot wrestling. Teamwork and cooperation are highlighted for camper and robot successes.
Are you a budding author? Do you love to sit outside and write down your thoughts? This camp session will encourage young writers to expand on their ideas and create stories, songs, and poems. The writing process will be explored over the week. Campers will finish this camp with individual and group projects.
This camp has taken up the charge to make Buffalo an even better city to live in. This camp will focus on Community Service within the Buffalo area. Plans are already underway to help deliver Meals on Wheels, clean up public areas, volunteer with young children, and help where we can. What a fantastic way for our campers to spend a week of their summer... giving back to their community! We are proud to offer this new camp in Summer 2018!
EFS Summer Camp Invention
We’ll make creative use of a variety of unusual objects, such as wooden crates, bubble wrap, light rope, paint rollers, hair curlers, PVC piping, and much more to build all kinds of artful contraptions. Investigate the nuts and bolts of building and see everyday materials in a whole new way as we re-imagine and re-invent together.
Sports- A sports camp with a difference! Get active and experience some of the newest and most exciting sports in WNY. This is not a single sport themed camp, instead each day try a different sport activity from rock-wall climbing, water biking, karate, kayaking, to the thrill-seeking Sky Zone "extreme trampoline" and much, much more!
Kick off another sports-filled summer camp with a week filled with fitness activities. Campers will participate in yoga, cross-fit, obstacle courses, as well as team games and sports. Campers will make new and exciting healthy snacks to round out the full-body experience.
Color Challenge Sports
Get active with a week filled with color team challenges. Campers will be assigned to a team on the first day and will compete for team points and prizes.
Get active with something different each day! Sports will include Wiffle ball, Kan Jam, Frisbee, street hockey, ladder ball, and flag football.
Get active with something different each day! Sports will include soccer, flag football, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, and golf.
Time to get wet! Sports will include swimming, water polo, fishing, either canoeing or kayaking. Campers will also learn fun outdoor games that involve water.
Get active with something different each day! Sports will include volleyball, badminton, basketball, handball, and floor hockey.
We encourage all our campers to try new each new sport with a positive and upbeat attitude whatever their level of experience or skill level. The following characteristics are promoted through each activity:
REGISTER TODAY & SAVE 10% (expires May 5, 2018)
June 25 - June 29
Digital Arts ** Sold Out! Can register for the waitlist.
July 2 - July 6
Color Challenge Sports
"Farm to Table" Cooking Camp
July 9- July 13
"From Scratch" Cooking Camp
Digital Superstars (repeat curriculum of wk. 2)
July 16- July 20
Master Chef (repeat curriculum of Wk. 1) ** Sold Out! Can register for the waitlist.
July 23- July 27
Water Sports*** Sold Out! Can register on the waitlist.
"Farm to Table" Cooking Camp (repeat curriculum of Wk. 2)
July 30- August 3
"From Scratch" Cooking Camp (repeat curriculum of Wk. 3)