Summer at Emerson

+ Summer at Emerson 2018 Camp Information Full camps listed below

+ Online Registration

Spring Break Camp
March 26-29, no camp on Friday, March 30th
+ Spring Break Camp Information

Full Camps and Waiting Lists

Once a camp is full, you may choose to join the online waiting list. There is no deposit to join a waiting list and you will be notified via email if a spot becomes available.

Full Camps 2018
Week 1 AM Around the World in the Kitchen
Week 1 AM Crazy Clay Creations I
Week 1 AM Maker Club
Week 1 AM Making Movies I
Week 1 AM Project Runway
Week 1 AM Strength Training
Week 1 AM Wilderness Training Jr
Week 1 PM Backyard Ballistics
Week 1 PM Baking Basics
Week 1 PM Google Apps I
Week 1 PM Origami & Kirigami
Week 1 PM Speed & Agility I
Week 1 PM Wilderness Training
Week 3 AM CO2 Powered Dragsters I
Week 3 AM Emerson Eagle
Week 3 AM Engineering Challenges
Week 3 AM Fun with Frosting
Week 3 AM Learn to Sew
Week 3 AM Making Movies II
Week 3 AM Robot Builders Extravaganza
Week 3 AM Shabby to Chic
Week 3 AM Slippery Slimy Science
Week 3 AM Slumber Party!
Week 3 AM Tunnels, Forts & Mazes
Week 3 PM Amigurumi
Week 3 PM Baking Extravaganza
Week 3 PM Build it Up, Break it Down
Week 3 PM Kids on Canvas I
Week 3 PM Make: Electronics, Recycle, Reuse
Week 3 PM Notice, Design & Build in the Innovation Lab
Week 3 PM Obscure Sports
Week 3 PM Quiz Bowling at Emerson
Week 3 PM Wizarding World of Emerson
Week 4 AM Chess Strategies
Week 4 AM Chocolatier
Week 4 AM Contraptions & Reactions
Week 4 AM Creative Writing
Week 4 AM Digital Photography
Week 4 AM The Magic School Bus Rides Again
Week 4 AM WeDo Robotics 2.0
Week 4 AM Wet and Wild Summer Games
Week 4 AM You’ve Got Next Basketball Camp
Week 4 Full Day Quilting
Week 4 PM Best of Biederman
Week 4 PM Choose Your Own Adventure
Week 4 PM Coder Dojo
Week 4 PM Gourmet Chocolatier
Week 4 PM LEGO Physics
Week 4 PM Rainforest Art Camp
Week 4 PM Steampunk
Week 4 PM Wacky Olympics
Week 5 AM Harps & Crafts
Week 5 AM Japanese Kirigami
Week 5 AM LEGO Land
Week 5 AM LEGO Stop Motion I
Week 5 AM Let’s Put on a Play
Week 5 AM Master Chocolatier
Week 5 AM Ragnarok: Ultimate Destiny
Week 5 AM Skateboarding
Week 5 AM Teeny Tiny Crafts
Week 5 Full Day Rube Goldberg Inventors
Week 5 PM Cartooning
Week 5 PM Coding Kids
Week 5 PM Chocolate Connoisseur
Week 5 PM Hands on Electronics
Week 5 PM Icky Sticky Science
Week 5 PM Jewelry Making
Week 5 PM Simon’s Specials
Week 6 AM Cooking Kids
Week 6 AM Cross Stitch
Week 6 AM Digging Up Dinosaurs
Week 6 AM Having a Ball
Week 6 AM Junkyard Wars
Week 6 AM LEGO Ultimate Build I
Week 6 AM Let’s Code
Week 6 AM Model Rocketry
Week 6 AM Permaculture Gardening II
Week 6 AM Ultimate Frisbee
Week 6 AM Under the Stars Art Camp
Week 6 PM CO2 Powered Dragsters II
Week 6 PM Duct Tape Designers & Dominoes Dazzlers
Week 6 PM Minecraft Mayhem
Week 6 PM The Ultimate Spy
Week 6 PM Voldemort’s School at Emerson
Week 7 AM Appetizers & Side Dishes
Week 7 AM Arduino Robots Make and Take
Week 7 AM Dangerous Boys
Week 7 AM Daring Girls
Week 7 AM Gift Crafting
Week 7 AM Girls Math Blasters
Week 7 AM Jedi Training Camp
Week 7 AM LEGO Stop Motion II
Week 7 AM Obstacle Courses
Week 7 PM Around the World in the Kitchen II
Week 7 PM Babysitting Training Camp
Week 7 PM Basketball Camp
Week 7 PM Brilliant Emerson Sleuth Training
Week 7 PM Escape Room
Week 7 PM Ladies Learning Math
Week 7 PM Making Messes
Week 7 PM Minecraft Mania
Week 8 AM The Art of Nature
Week 8 AM Creating  Digital Art
Week 8 AM Daring Girls
Week 8 AM Galaxy of Adventure
Week 8 AM Sumo Battle Bots
Week 8 AM That’s Magic!
Week 8 Full Day Medieval Times
Week 8 PM Crazy Clay Creation II
Week 8 PM German Board Games
Week 8 PM LEGO Ultimate Build II
Week 8 PM Speed & Agility II
Week 8 PM Video Game Design

Summer at Emerson 2018 Dates

Week 1 June 25-29
Week 2 July 2-6 no camps; Summer at Emerson closed
Week 3 July 9-13
Week 4 July 16-20
Week 5 July 23-27
Week 6 July 30 – August 3
Week 7 August 6-10
Week 8 August 13-17

Camp Format
  • Exciting Enrichment Camps
  • Open to all students who will have completed K-8th grade, regardless of school attended
  • Half-Day and Full-Day Options
  • Morning Camp 9am-12pm; Afternoon Camp 1pm-4pm
  • Before & After Camp Child Care 8am-9am, 4pm-6pm
  • Individual weeks of camp with no minimum enrollment requirements
Counselor in Training Program

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at Summer at Emerson provides an opportunity for Middle and High School students to develop leadership skills in a comfortable atmosphere. Interested students who have completed grades 6-12 will learn what it takes to be a counselor in our summer program and enhance their leadership abilities.

The CIT program is held during the first week of camp from 9:00am – 4:00pm; attendance during this week is mandatory. Please note that there are a limited number of CIT spaces available and only a select number of Junior Counselor spaces available each week.

Students who have  participated in the CIT program in the past and would like to return as a Junior Counselor this year complete a separate application; the training week is not required to be repeated.

There is no application fee and if accepted to the CIT program, the $250 camp fee is due by May 1, 2018. The week as a Junior Counselor has no charge from 9am-4pm; child care is available from 8-9am and 4-6pm at $6/hour. The application deadline has passed for 2018; no more applications are being accepted.

+ Counselor in Training Application
+ Returning Junior Counselor Application

Before and After Camp Child Care

Child care is available before and after camp on a drop-in basis each day. Before camp child care runs from 8:00am – 9:00am for $6/day. After camp child care runs from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for $6/hour. There is a strict $4/minute per child late fee for all campers picked up after 6pm. Child care charges are billed to your account and sent via email. If your child arrives before 8:50am or is picked up after 4:10pm, you will be charged for child care.

Lunch, Recess, and Snacks

Campers who are registered for a morning and afternoon camp during the same week eat lunch from 12:00pm – 12:30pm and have recess from 12:30pm – 1:00pm, both supervised by Summer at Emerson Staff. This hour is provided free of charge for full-day campers and may be added for $10/day for our half-day attendees on a drop-in basis; your account will be billed at the end of each week for this time and send via email. If your child attends half-day camp and is picked up after 12:10pm or arrives before 12:50pm, you will be charged for lunch time child care.

Campers must bring their own lunch and drink each day. We do not have lunch service, drinks, or refrigeration available at Summer at Emerson.

Daily snacks with apple juice are provided for each morning and afternoon camp. We will happily find a replacement snack for campers with food allergies but not for finicky eaters. The snack schedule will be posted each week for all campers and parents to see. Typical snacks include: bagels, fruit, animal crackers, pretzels, Cheeze-Its, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc. Campers are always welcome to bring snacks from home.

Camp Fees, Payments, and Refunds

Half-day camp fees range from $120 – $175, as noted with each camp’s description. Camp fees are not pro-rated for any reason. A non-refundable deposit of $25 per half-day camp plus a one-time registration fee of $15 per camper is required at time of registration. We accept payment through electronic funds transfer, VISA and MasterCard. All balances are due May 1, 2018.

Remaining balances, less deposit, will be refunded for withdrawals made before May 1, 2018. Those who withdraw after this date are responsible for the full fee. Exceptions will only be considered for medical circumstances with a doctor’s note.

Camper Medication

Campers who require medication during camp hours must have a completed Medication Authorization Form on file (found in the Document Center online). Prescription medications require a physician’s signature and all medications must be submitted to the Summer Office in their original containers. No camper may be in possession of any medications. Medication will remain in the Summer at Emerson office and dispensed to campers as needed. This includes emergency medication for allergic reactions, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications.

Our goal at Summer at Emerson is for every camper to enjoy his/her experience at camp. If your child has any special considerations or accommodations which may help ease his/her transition into camp, please share this information with us during the registration process or by contacting the Summer Program Director at This confidential information will only be shared with staff members in direct contact with your child, on an as-needed basis. We strive to get to know each camper and to make him/her comfortable with us; your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Rose Hacker, Summer Program Director
734-660-5108 call or text
734-665-8126 fax