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Summerscape Day Camp 2018

at Central High School (Elkhart, IN) • Grades (completed) K-7


One-week sessions
through June, July & August
(excluding 4th of July week)

Half Day & Full Day

Camps Offered

*Before/After Care also available

(calculated at 15 minute intervals)


Half-Day Programs

(8am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm)

Before/After Care: 7am until 6pm


Certified ECS Teachers

Junior Counselors

(High School & College Students)

June 11 – August 10, 2018

No camp July 2-6, week of July 4th

Adventure awaits at Summerscape Day Camp!

Choose from dozens of options to keep your K-7th grade student happy and busy this summer. Select the weeks and session times that work for you.

Half day, full day, before care & aftercare available. All camp leaders are certified teachers.

DISCOUNTS: ECS Employees – 10%  |  Sibling Discount- $10 off each additional child you register 

View 2018 Brochure

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My girls had an amazing experience at Summerscape. It opened their eyes to new experiences like fishing and art museums, it stretched their creativity with activities like nature sculptures and clue-based problem solving, and it strengthened their social skills by meeting new kids every week, working together in groups, and making friends. We even met some kids who live on our street, but attend another school – an added and unexpected bonus – new neighborhood friends!


In particular, my son loved the lil’ chefs camp. He has been a lot more eager to get involved in cooking and doing things around the house. He asks me a lot more questions about what I am doing when I am making meals and how to do things. My daughter loved the City with a Heart session and gained a lot of information about things around Elkhart. She also really enjoyed helping some of the younger kids in her group.

My son learned things that he was able to share with his family. We discovered how really good he was with robots and how this was an area that really interested him. I was worried at first that he wouldn’t be able to keep up his focus with the group but Miles surprised us all by his focus which really showed us how interested he was! As a result, we are seriously thinking of purchasing a robot/ oz-bot for Christmas since he really enjoyed it so much!

Check out the fun themes for our 2018 Summerscape Camp!

Animal Adventures

Animal lovers will enjoy daily study trips where they will have the opportunity to interact with animal experts, biologists, and the animals themselves, all while documenting their adventures on iPads. *Note: this camp meets until 12:30pm

Bead All About It

Campers will create unique, handmade beads, keychains, and jewelry while learning about the beauty of upcycling.

City with a Heart

Discover all the treasures of Elkhart through field trips, art and technology. New museums, parks, and fun on the itinerary this year!

Hands On Science

These hands-on science experiments will encourage exploration, creativity, fun and engaged learning. Come dissect, launch, build and discover with us!

When I Grow Up

Work can be fun if you love what you do! This camp will explore different jobs in our community through field trips, job shadowing and technology.

Sports of All Sorts

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports with guest appearances from Elkhart’s top coaches. Field trips to local sporting facilities.

Next Stop, Games!

Learn problem solving skills through the use of classic and new games. Students learn strategy, STEM skills and will even conquer a breakout box before the week is over.

Making Waves

Cool off this summer with water experiments, water balloons, water limbo, trips to the local splash parks, and all kinds of Splashtastic fun!

Children’s Theater

Have fun practicing drama and theater games, gaining confidence through improv exercises, and bringing your favorite stories to life!

iPad Art

Learn how to use and explore all the fun an iPad has to offer while learning the basics of iMovie, Garage Band, photography and digital alchemy!

Robots Everywhere

Students will explore all kinds of robotics in this STEM camp. Learn to code and operate a variety of robots, ending with a Robot Olympics!

Summer Painting Party

Let your child’s creativity run free as they explore painting styles and techniques including splatter painting, balloon painting, spray painting, tie dyeing, marble painting,bubble painting and more.

Create! Explore! Sculpture!

Create crazy monster mugs, colorful totem poles, wacky robots, wild safari animal masks and more while exploring clay, plaster, paper pulp, wire, found objects and other sculpting materials.

The Great Outdoors

Students will learn science through hands-on experiences while exploring the great outdoors. Field trips to outdoor spaces included.

Spa Science

Facials, Manicures, and Sparkles Galore, these are the things we most Adore! Start each day with Yoga and then use science to make your own lip gloss, perfume and more. Includes a field trip to a local beauty salon for a tour and spa treatment!


Explore creative dance and movement of all types. A student showcase at the end of the week with hand-made costumes and backdrops will highlight their new-found talents.

Camp Serve

Explore creative dance and movement of all types. A student showcase at the end of the week with hand-made costumes and backdrops will highlight their new-found talents.

L’il Chefs Cooking Camp

Have fun in the kitchen learning basic skills and cooking techniques, while preparing simple foods. Families are welcome to sample their student’s work at the mini-restaurant on the final day of camp.

Learn to Golf

Learn basic golf skills and enjoy field trips to a local driving range and an 18-hole golf course. Parents and campers play putt-putt together on the final day of camp to show off their new skills!


Learn cheers, proper hand and body movements as well as jumping techniques. Focused on team-building and leadership rather than stunts. Appropriate for beginning and intermediate cheerleaders.

Creative Campers

Students will venture into painting, drawing, photography, collage and technology, ending with an Art Show featuring students’ work. Includes a field trip to the ND Snite Museum of Art.

Camp Instructors

Sally Bawtinheimer

Ready to Read

I am excited to teach the Ready to Read camp because reading is the foundation for success for each child in school and life. Every opportunity I have to instill in a child my love of reading will help that child see how reading can take them on adventures around the world, past or present, and help them navigate life with greater wisdom and knowledge. I want to see second graders ready to tackle the third grade state reading test, IRead, and fall in love with reading!

Jennifer Smith

Arts & Crafts

I absolutely love art! I have for as long as I can remember. I think the idea of creating something beautiful or functional from nothing is amazing. I am so excited to share my enthusiasm for creating with others at this year’s Summerscape Camp.

Corin Sailor

Children’s Theater

I am super excited to lead the Children’s Theater summer session because it is going to be FUN!  I love helping kids discover their imagination and seeing different stories they improvise together.  We are going to use our voices and creative movement to gain confidence in ourselves and our team.  We are very fortunate that having so much fun can actually help us develop skills that will be useful for the rest of our lives!

Matthew Nusbaum

Sports of All Sorts

This is my second year doing the Sports of all Sorts Summerscape program.  Growing up I loved playing all types of sports.  Students will be playing a variety of sports and games.  They will learn about the rules, strategies, and sportsmanship of both individual and team sports throughout the week.

James Mackiewicz

Next Stop, Games!

I love working with kids and teaching them problem solving skills. Playing games teaches them how to think about different situation in fun ways! Playing games is fun, exciting, and also teaches them strategy. I love games!!

Janie Boyden


I am truly excited about the opportunity to introduce students to the joy of dance, rhythm and movement at the 2018 Summerscape camp!  Through dance, I enjoy teaching students how to creatively express themselves, and communicate ideas and emotion.  “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” —Martha Graham

Andrea Holtz

Animal Adventures

I am excited to spend time with students who love animals as much as I do and create fun memories of our many animal adventures together using iPads!