2021 Summer @ EDS

Day Camp at EDS is a 6-week summer camp for children 3-12 years of age. To qualify for our 3-year-old camp program, campers must be toilet trained and have been in a preschool setting for at least one year. Campers will explore, create, learn, and be active. Day Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with half day (until 1 p.m.), and extended day (until 5 p.m.) options available. Each week will have an amazing theme and all projects and activities will revolve around the theme. Every day, students will participate in games, arts and crafts, outdoor play, technology, a weekly special activity, and additional rotations of activities. Registration for all camps is now open!

*Please note, for our Extended Day options to run, we need a minimum of 5 campers enrolled.

For full camp descriptions and to register, click here.  

Elise Folk

Fifth & Sixth Grade English & Literature, Auxiliary Programs

EDS Faculty since 2015
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
MBA, Augusta University

2021 Themes:

  • June 7-11: Pinterest Fails – Spectacular crafts and experiments that don’t always turn out as planned, but always turn out fun!
  • June 14-18: Did that Really Happen? – Looking at historical transportation mishaps and misadventures
  • June 21-25: The Olympics (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
  • June 28-July 2: Wacky and Wonderful Science (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
  • July 12-16: The Edible Garden – Plant, grow, eat, and cook local produce (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
  • July 19-23: Bottle Rockets and Things That Go ZOOM! (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)

We are planning on running all our camps at our Flowing Wells Campus! However, based on the state of the COVID pandemic, cases in the area, and our ability to mitigate the risk we may move our camps to our Walton Way Campus. We will provide plenty of notice in that event.

Summer @ EDS camps will apply a variety of safety protocols, including temperature checks, mask wearing, social distancing where feasible, frequent hand washing, containment model of student groups, and regular cleaning and /or sanitizing of common areas.  As we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and take guidance from the local Department of Health and CDC, we may make changes to our structure as necessary.

Pricing:

Full Day (until 3:30) (After May 2): $200/week

Half Day (until 1) (After May 2): $160/week

Extended Day (until 5): $50/week

*Extended day requires a minimum of 5 campers to run each week. If you register for extended day, we will let you know within 2 weeks of camp starting if extended day has its minimum number of campers or not.

*Extended day will not run for specialty camps.


Additional Financial Information

Be a Summer at EDS Ambassador! When you recruit a new camper you can register for Summer at EDS camp for $20 off the price. Please note this can only be used for the Summer at EDS Day Camps and is not applicable to our Specialty Camps. Cannot be combined with any other offer. To receive the discount, a new camper must list you as a reference/referral. You will then get an email from Elise Folk with more details about how to register at the discounted price. 

Refunds (Summer @ EDS Day Camp only)

  • $25 cancellation fee 2 weeks prior to camp starting
  • 50% refund within 2 weeks of camp starting
  • Option to transfer to an alternative week of camp

Due to the credit card processing fees, in the event camp is canceled due to the COVID Pandemic, we will issue a full refund minus $6.50.

Sample Camp Schedule

Time Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
9-9:15 Welcome Welcome Welcome
9:15-9:45 Theme Games & Activities Art
9:45-9:50 Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize
9:50-10:05 Snack Snack Snack
10:05-10:15 Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize
10:15-10:45 Games & Activities Theme Technology
10:45-10:55 Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize
10:55-11:25 Art Technology Games & Activities
11:25-11:35 Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize Transition & Sanitize
11:35-12:05 Technology Art Theme
12:05-12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45-1 Prepare for  1 p.m. Dismissal

Prepare for Rest (3:30 Dismissal)

Prepare for 1 p.m. Dismissal

Transition & Sanitize

Prepare for 1 p.m. Dismissal

Transition & Sanitize

1-2:30 Rest Afternoon Activities Afternoon Activities
2:30-3:30 Afternoon Activities Afternoon Activities Afternoon Activities
3:30 Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal

Counselor in Training (CiT) @ EDS

Have your teenager apply for our Counselor in Training program and learn valuable leadership skills this summer. This volunteer position is for teenagers, 13-16. Through the CiT Program our young leaders will get CPR/First Aid Certified, gain leadership experience, work hands-on with younger children, and be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of activities for the camp. CiTs must commit to at least 2 weeks of camp, and priority will be given to those who can work for the entire summer. If you are interested in learning more about our CiT program or have a teenager who would like to apply please email Jaye Cohen at jcohen@edsaugusta.com.


Specialty Camps @ EDS

In addition to the Day Camp, EDS will offer specialty camps, also open to all students in the CSRA, where skills can be honed in one specific area. These specialty camps will run either for one full week, or once a week for a period of time (4-8 weeks). Specialty camps get added all the time to our roster so please check our website, Panther Post, and social media posts for more information.

Specialty Camps

June 14-18 July 26-29 July 26-30
Big G Basketball Camp with Garret Siler
Rising 2nd-8th Grades
Welcome to Nature School
Ages 3-7 (FULL)
Welcome to School
Rising Young 3s and 3s StudentsEcology, Ecolab, and The Science of the Natural World
Grades 2-6

EDS Soccer Camp with Tormenta FC
Preschool-Rising 5th Grade

June 14-18: Big G Basketball Camp with Garret Siler

  • Garret Siler is back! After a brief hiatus due to scheduling and COVID we are beyond excited to have Garret back at EDS for our favorite basketball camp. Campers will learn skills both on and off the court. Proceeds from this camp help the Big G organization support their holiday initiative dinner that feeds local members of the community over the holidays a family meal. Giving back to the community is very important to Garret and a huge part of the work he does.
  • $215
  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Teachers: Garret Siler and Big G Basketball Camp Staff
  • Location: Walton Way Campus

July 26-29: Welcome to Nature School (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)

  • Campers ages 3-7 who are interested in learning more about our Nature School program, or who are already enrolled in Nature School and want a week to acclimate
  • $130
  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Teachers: Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Williams, Mr. Gardner, and Mrs. Nesbit
  • Location: Flowing Wells Campus
  • Minimum Number of Campers: 17

July 26-30: Ecology, Ecolab, and the Science of the Natural World

  • Mr. Kirstein will run this camp, giving older campers the chance to experience life at Flowing Wells. What would nature school look like for older kids? Attend this camp to find out!
  • Grades 2-6
  • $160
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Teacher: Joe Kirstein
  • Location: Flowing Wells Campus
  • Minimum Number of Campers: 6

July 26-30: Welcome to School

  • EDS Preschool staff will help young students become accustomed to daily life at EDS.  Crafts, activities, and fun lessons will keep campers engaged while preparing them for the first day of school!
  • Rising Young 3s and 3s
  • $160
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Teacher: EDS Preschool Staff
  • Location: Walton Way Campus
  • Minimum Number of Campers: 6

July 26-30: EDS Soccer Camp with Tormenta FC

  • Tormenta FC (formerly Sweet Feet Soccer) is back for another wonderful season at EDS. Tormenta FC Futures is a movement and soccer education program featuring FUN games that will increase the effectiveness of your child moving in general space, as well as learning soccer skills. We will supply all of the equipment for FUN and LEARNING to occur.
  • Preschool – Rising 5th Grade
  • $175
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Teacher: Tormenta FC Staff
  • Location: Flowing Wells Campus