Day Camps


All Sport Camp     This camp is Spring Break week and includes a variety of sports and activities- basketball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, swimming and much more. This is a great opportunity for kids to try something new.  All sports will be suitable for beginners and competitors, and we will work on basic skills in each with the focus on fun. Fee includes snacks, drinks and a camp certificate.                                                                   Dates: Spring Break 2015          Time: 12:30-5:30pm                                                                   Fee: $10/person per day         Age: 1st – 5th grade                                            Registration Deadline:                                                                                             Location: ERC Gymnasium

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 June 2nd -6th. 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 Monday through Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. The camp will take some off-site trips such as the Ross Research Area. All proceeds will help support maintenance of ESU natural areas.               Date:  June 2-6            Time: 9am to 3pm                                                             Registration Deadline:   May 30

Minimum/Max: 10 Campers/ 20 Campers
Fee: $60 per camper
Location: ESU Science Hall
Ages: 3rd- 6th grade      Registration Begins:   April 15, 2014

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 Monday and Tuesday. Camp counselors will cook lunch on Wednesday 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.   Camp Wilson is the longest continuously running program at ERC. We have been offering this program since 1960!
Fee: $50 USD 253 Residents – $55 Non Residents
Age: 7-10 Year olds                                                                                                                      Min 6 / Max 20 Per Week                                                                                                      Dates: June 2-6, June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1
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)

Emporia Softball Academy
Emporia High Softball Coach Troy Chapman will head this program which will help develop a solid foundation of fundamentals for young players. The goal is to offer an advanced level of instruction in a safe, controlled, fun environment that will enhance the players’ opportunity to reach their maximum potential.                                                      There will be two age groups: 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. The practices will take place four days a week (Monday through Thursday) at Trusler Sports Complex, for two weeks June 2nd – June 12th. Players will need to bring a glove, hat, and water bottle.  For more information, contact Troy Chapman at 620-341-2364.                                                        Fee: $60.00 / $ 50 for each additional child   (includes t-shirt)                                   Deadline to Register:  May 29                                   Camp Begins:  June 2                         Location: Trusler Sports Complex                                                                                          Time:  TBA

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:  June 2-5                         Dates:  June 2-5
Times: 9:00 am – 11:00 am     Times: 11:30 am – 1:30pm                                             Deadline:   May 29                                                                                                                           Private team or individual workouts are available with Coach Fornelli. For more information, call 341-5930 or email

ESU 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: $40.00       Fee: $40.00                                                                                             Dates: June 9-12 Dates: June 9-12                                                                                               June 23-26             June 23-26                                                                                            Times: 9:00-11:00am Times: 11:30am-1:30pm                                                Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 29th                 Location: ERC Gymnasium