Day Camps

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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 30- June 2.  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 to the Ross Research Area.  All proceeds will help support maintenance of ESU natural areas.                                            Date: May 30- June 2, 2017          Time: 9am to 3pm                                                                Registration Opens: April 17, 2017     Registration Closes: May 19                Min/Max: 10 Campers/20 Campers                        Fee: $70 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!       Summer 2017                                                                    Fee: $50 Residents     $55 Non Residents        Age: 7-10 Year olds                                      Min 6 / Max 20   Per Week

June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30,  July 10-14,  July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4

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.

Basketball camp

Hornet Basketball Camp    Emporia State Head Basketball Coach Shaun Vandiver and his staff will offer an outstanding basketball camp for youth basketball players.  Camps for kids 5-9 years of age 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 years                 Ages: 10-14 years                                                                    Fee: $60.00                        Fee: $60.00                                                                                Times: 9:00-11:00am     Times: 11:30am-1:30pm

Session 1 Dates: June 5-8       Registration Closes: Friday, May 26                         Session 2 Dates: June 19-22  Registration Closes: Friday, June 9                         Location: ERC Gymnasium         Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver

ERC/Lady Spartan Basketball Camp     This exciting new camp for incoming EMS 7th and 8th graders will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30!  Each camp will spend time working on the fundamentals of passing, shooting, rebounding and defensive positioning.  Camp will also focus on offensive and defensive sets, press/press breakers, set plays and conditioning.  Camp will be lead by EMS coaching staff.       Ages: EMS incoming 7th and 8th graders      Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm    Fee: $60  Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays from June 6th to July 13th                                          Location: Emporia High School Gym       Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver

Hornet Baseball Camp     Emporia State Head Coach Bob Fornelli and his staff will offer an exciting baseball camp for young ball players.  The camp offered for kids 5-9 years of age 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 years               Ages: 10 – 14 years                                                                              Fee: $55.00                        Fee: $55.00                                                                                    Dates: June 5-8                 Dates: June 5-8                                                                              Times: 9 am-11 am          Times: 11:30 am-1:30 pm                                                    Registration Closes:  Friday, May 26       Location:  Trusler Sports Complex        Private team or individual workouts are available with Coach Fornelli.  For more information, call 341-5930 or email                                                    Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver

Emporia High Soccer Academy     EHS Soccer Coach Oscar Macias 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.                                                         Ages: 7-10 years                     Ages: 11-14 years                                                                     Dates: July 10-13                   Dates: July 10-13                                                                  Times: 9-10:30am                   Times: 11-12:30pm                                                                   Fee: $55                                    Fee: $55                                                                         Registration Closes:  Friday, June 30                                                                             Location: TRYSA Soccer Fields       Min/Max: 10/25                                                            Not Eligible for Youth Fee Waiver