Day Camps


Science Camp    Have you ever wanted to go turtle trapping or hunt for animal tracks? Maybe you would rather do a little snake wrangling or bug catching! These are just some of the exciting activities that ESU Biology faculty will lead your child through in this ESU Biology Camp. This camp will run the week of May 26-29.  Activities will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Campers will meet each morning on the 1st floor of the ESU Science Hall and will need to bring a sack lunch Tuesday through Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. The camp will take some off-site trips to the Ross Research Area.  All proceeds will help support maintenance of ESU natural areas.                                          Date: Summer 2016          Time: 9am to 3pm                                                                  Registration begins April 15, 2016       Deadline:                                             Min/Max: 10 Campers/20 Campers             Fee: $60 per camper                              Location: ESU Science Hall                           Ages: 3rd- 6th grade

Camp Wilson       Campers will enjoy the favorites like fishing and swimming and can also look forward to a different theme of activities each day. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Camp counselors will cook lunch on Monday and Friday.  Parents are asked to bring an evening meal for THEIR FAMILY on Thursday evening and stay for the camp program.  Campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at Wilson Park, located on the Emporia State University Campus. Emporia’s longest running Day Camp, started in 1960!                                                                                            Fee: $50 Residents     $55 Non Residents        Age: 7-10 Year olds                                      Min 6 / Max 20   Per Week                                                                                                          Days & Times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 am – 4pm & Thurs., 1:30 – 8:30pm  Picnic and Program at 6:00pm                                                                                                                Location: Wilson Park (ESU Campus)                                                                                  Please register one week before start of camp. 

Youth Fee Waiver Policy for Camp Wilson                                                                         Those eligible for free lunches will pay half the regular price, those with reduced lunches will receive a 25% discount off the regular price.

Porpoise Swim Camp     Ready for the next level of swimming after swim lessons? Join our experienced coaches as they take your child through swim team workouts and teach them to compete using all competitive swim strokes. This 2-hour class will include one hour in the pool, team building activities, and lunch at 11:30am in the concession area. Your child will learn what it is like to swim at a more competitive level. At the end of the session, your child will receive a medal and get to take home their own swim cap.            Fee: $50/session   Ages: 8 and up- must be at Fish Level or higher                              Times:  10:00am-12:00pm        Min/Max: 5/15                                                            Session 1:   Summer 2016                                                                                                                    Register one week before each session.

Hornet Basketball Camp       Emporia State Head Basketball Coach Shaun Vandiver and his staff will offer an outstanding basketball camp for youth basketball players. Camps are offered for kids 5-9 years of age and will concentrate on shooting, passing, ball handling and defense. Camp for players 10-14 years of age will concentrate on all aspects of the game. Come ready to have a good time and learn the fundamentals of basketball. Bring your basketball shoes.                                                                                                        Ages: 5-9 yrs                  Ages: 10-14 years                                                                                    Fee: $50.00                    Fee: $50.00                                                                                    Times: 9:00-11:00am Times: 11:30am-1:30pm                                                              Session 1 Dates:  Summer 2016     register by                                                                       Session 2 Dates:   Summer 2016     register by                                                        Location: ERC Gymnasium         Questions:

Hornet Baseball Camp        Emporia State Head Coach Bob Fornelli and his staff will offer an outstanding baseball camp for young ball players. Camps are offered for kids 5-9 years of age and will concentrate on pitching and catching as well as hitting and defense. Camp for ball players 10-14 years of age will concentrate on all aspects of the game. Come ready to have a good time and learn the fundamentals of baseball. Don’t forget to bring your glove, hat and shoes. Camp will be held on Glennen Field at the Trusler Sports Complex.

Ages: 5 – 9 year olds                  Ages: 10 – 14 year olds

Fee: $50.00                               Fee: $50.00

Dates:   Summer 2016                     Dates: 

Times: 9:00 am – 11:00 am        Times: 11:30 am – 1:30pm 

Deadline:           Minimum: 10

Private team or individual workouts are available with Coach Fornelli. For more information, call 341-5930 or email

Emporia High Soccer Academy        EHS Soccer Coach will be hosting a youth soccer camp  with the focus on fundamentals- ball skills, field-spacing, and offensive/defensive positioning. Ages 7-10 will develop their passing/ball skills, and understanding of rules. Ages 11-14 will focus on teamwork and offensive and defensive spacing on the field. The camp will provide a fun, safe and productive environment, with the maximum amount of learning about the most popular sport in the world.  Camp participants need to bring a ball, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water bottle. For more information, contact Oscar Macias at 620-757-3312.                                                                                                                  Age Groups: 7-10 years         11-14 years                                                                                Times:           9-10:30am         11-12:30pm                                                                                Fee: $55                                                                                                                                              Dates: Summer 2016           Location: TRYSA Soccer Fields                                      Registration Deadline: 

ERC/Lady Spartan Basketball Academy     Are you a beginner basketball player, are you a seasoned professional or are you somewhere in between?  All levels are welcome to join EHS Head Basketball coach Carolyn Lee as she leads you through the fundamentals of basketball!  Passing, catching, dribbling, defensive positioning and rebounding are just some of the basics skills that Coach Lee will provide.  The girls will receive two hours of fundamental basketball training followed by two hours of swimming at the Jones Aquatic Center!  The Academy will meet on Tue/Thur afternoons from 1:30 to 5:30.  We will bus the girls from the Emporia Recreation Center to the Jones Aquatic and parents will pick up their child from the JAC.                                                                                                        Ages:  8-12 years           Date: Tue/Thur in June and July                                                  Time: 1:30 to 5:30        Fee:  $65/month/child                                                          Registration Deadline:                  Min/Max: 15/40