Register Your Students Online for BES Summer Camp 2020 (Click Here to Register Online Through ESJ Summer Website)

You will be directed to the ESJ Summer summer camp page to register your students for camp. The name of our BES Summer Camp is now Lower School Day Camp - Beaches Campus and you will be asked to create an account. Direct online registration link here.

BES Summer Camp 2020 Overview

BES is excited to release details about our 2020 Summer Camp program. This year, our day camp will fall under the ESJ Summer program within the Episcopal School of Jacksonville website. Since BES will be merging with ESJ in July 2020, we thought it would be wise to begin the transition in this way. BES students rising into PreK4 through sixth grade in the fall of 2020 may participate in our fun-filled camp program this year.

Health and Safety COVID Action Plan for Episcopal Summer Programs on BES Campus

BES Summer Camp is ready for your students! In addition to our already popular day camp for rising Pre-K 4 through 3rd grade students, we are excited to share that we have added incredible on-campus and virtual offerings for BES students and the beaches community all the way up through rising 6th graders! We are prioritizing the health of your child, camp faculty, and staff through proactive measures. Camp staff are undergoing training for health precautions and best practices in regard to COVID-19, and we will have additional safety protocols in place that you can read here. We are excited to welcome students for a fun and safe camp experience at BES.

Please see the full list of current Summer Camp offerings at BES (soon to be ESJ Beaches Campus), and then register your students to guarantee their spot.

New Offerings (On Campus)

FACE4Kids (K-Grade 2 on June 1-5 and June 15-19, Grades 3-6 on June 8-12 and June 22-26)
Kirk Farber's FACE4Kids (Fitness and Character Education) program combines hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, public speaking and character education to build self-esteem, respect and confidence. This unique summer camp for elementary school children includes martial arts, jump rope, juggling, and agility/coordination training each day. Each weekly session has a different theme and students earn prizes at the end of each week. More information can be found at www.FACE4Kids.org.

FALA Spanish (Pre-K 4 - Grade 6)
Immerse your child in Spanish Camp for a week of fun, learning, and adventure. Children will discover one different country each week. Imagine your child discovering the lifestyles, customs, artists, musicians, and inventors of major Spanish-speaking countries. FALA Spanish Camp offers age-appropriate activities that uniquely incorporate different subjects. At FALA's Camp your child will learn Spanish through fun activities such as STEM, cooking, Mini Copa America 2020 soccer, Lego bots, art, music, dance, themed party, and many games! Our program teachers your child the value of embracing different cultures, serving their community and reflecting God's love so they will become global citizens. Classes are taught by native Spanish speaking instructors and give your child the opportunity to authentically learn a second language.

I’m Telling! The Art and Craft of Storytelling (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, depending on the week)
This hands-on camp will guide students through the storytelling process through demonstration, exploration and participation. Learn about the art of storytelling, create your own story and share that story with others. Build literacy skills, creativity, speaking abilities and self-confidence…all through storytelling!

Lower School Day Camp (Grades Pre-K 4 - 3rd Grade)
Our popular day camp program gives rising PreK4-grade 3 students an exciting mix of age-appropriate outdoor and indoor activities in Jacksonville Beach. Campers will enjoy playing games, arts and crafts, participating in IDEAStudio and science activities, and having fun with new friends. Each week’s program focuses on a particular theme. As an added bonus, each Friday is Water Day, a fun time to celebrate summer together. This camp is a Morning Program (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), but parents may also select an optional extended care Full-Day Program for their students through 3:00 p.m. Students staying in extended care should bring a lunch from home. Camp will provide snacks. Parents may walk their students in between 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and pick up their students a either 12:00 p.m. (Morning Program) or 3:00 p.m. (Full-Day Program). Dallas Skornia, Director of Summer Camp, will be the on-site director of on-campus camp programs at the Beaches Campus.

Each week’s day camp program focuses on an awesome theme.

Weekly Themes for BES Summer Day Camp 2020

Prehistoric Fun (June 1-5) Mad Science (June 8-12) Healthy Mind and Body (June 15-19) Rainforest Adventures (June 22-26)

Register now through the ESJ Summer website for all four weeks of camp in June (June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26). Look for the camp offerings under Beaches Campus. Contact Chad Senesac, Director of Summer Programs at ESJ, at (904) 396-5751, x1935 or senesacc@esj.org with camp registration questions.

Camp dates: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26

Grades offered: Rising PreK4 through Grade 6

Camp costs:Varies by camp

Morning Only Day Camp Program (8:30a-12p):
Full Day Camp Program (8:30a-3p) includes Extended from 12p-3p

The camp offers a morning program that runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., but parents may also select an optional extended care Full Day Program for their students through 3:00 p.m. Students staying in extended care should bring sack lunches from home. Camp staff will provide snacks for day camp students. FALA Spanish students should provide their own snacks. Dallas Skornia, Director of Summer Camps at the Beaches Campus, will oversee the camp. Check in will happen between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. each morning at Hope Hall on the campus of Beaches Episcopal School, located at 450 11th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Parents should park their cars and bring in students each Monday morning for check-in. Students can be dropped off in the carpool lane or can be walked in on Tuesdays through Friday mornings of camp. In all cases, students will have their temperatures taken in order to be admitted into camp. Signs will be placed around campus to help you go to the right place.

Summer Camp Registration To register, go to the ESJ Summer page on Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s website and register your students online by creating an account. For questions about online registration, please contact Chad Senesac, Director of Summer Programs, at 904.396.5751 or senesacc@esj.org.
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Summer Camp 2020 Dates

  • June 1-5
  • June 8-12
  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26


BES Lower School Day Camp 2020 Schedule

Check in will happen between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. each morning at Hope Hall on the campus of Beaches Episcopal School, located at 450 11th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Parents should park their cars and bring in students each Monday morning for check-in. Students can be dropped off in the carpool lane or can be walked in on Tuesdays through Friday mornings of camp. In all cases, students will have their temperatures taken in order to be admitted into camp. Signs will be placed around campus to help you go to the right place. Camp begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. McCormick Hall is also at this address (building right next to Hope Hall) and will serve as the pickup location for both Morning Program and Full Day Program students. Simply pull into the carpool line that forms around the semi-circle drive during pickup at either 12:00 p.m. (Morning Program students) or 3:00 p.m. (Full Day Program students). Please pick up your campers on time. A late pickup charge of $1 per minute will be assessed for each day it is applicable.

Contact Information for BES Summer Camp 2020

Registration questions?
Chad Senesac
ESJ Director of Summer Programs
Phone: (904) 396-5751 (ext. 1935)
Email: senesacc@esj.org

Camp questions?
Dallas Skornia
Director of Communications
Phone: (904) 246-2466 ext. 121
Email: dskornia@beachesepiscopalschool.org
Address: 450 11th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250