The Independent Day School
IDS Plus/Summer Camp

EMPOWER Outdoor Adventure Camp

Grades 7th - 9th
Please click HERE to view and/or download the 2019 SUMMER BROCHURE! 
 
NEW!!
EMPOWER Outdoor Adventure & Leadership Camp
Session I: June 10 - June 14  registration closed
Session II: June 17 - June 21  registration closed
Session III: August 5 - August 9 OPEN
Session IV: August 12 - August 16  OPEN
 
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Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with one overnight at EMPOWER on Thursday

Grades 7 - 9
Program Fee: $675/session
Description: This one week camp challenges campers mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically, with a focus on having fun while developing the personal skills required to navigate the early teen years. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, campers will spend the first part of the day at EMPOWER and the afternoons having fun at a beach, park, or movie theater. The overnight part of the program will run from 8:30 a.m. on Thursday to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The weekly fee includes all necessary safety equipment, a personal journal, an EMPOWER T-shirt, a group photo, and one overnight session; dinner, snack, and breakfast are provided during the overnight stay at EMPOWER. There are ONLY 14 spots available per session, secure your spot today!
 
PROGRAM TIMELINE / OUTLINE:
 
Day I – Relationship Development, Level I Leadership of Self and GRIP Teamwork Introductions
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m: Program Introduction & Briefing
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m: Group Juggle Levels I & II
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m: In Plain Sight
10:15 a.m - 10:45 a.m: Program Full Value “Expectations Contract”
10:45 a.m - 11:00 a.m: Warp Speed Initiative
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m: The Swinger Tree Climb & Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m: Pipeline Transport
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m: Traffic Jam Initiative
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m: Day I Debrief/Closure (Keep/Stop/Start & Personal Reflection) & Group Departure
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m: Group Departs to PM activities depending on weather (Beach/Park, Movies, Bowling)
4:15 p.m - 4:30 p.m: Arrival back to IDS for Dismissal
 
Day II – Level I Leadership of Self Intensive and GRIP Teamwork Application
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m: Day II Introduction/Briefing, Review from Day I
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m: Zip Line Canopy Tour w/On-Course Reflection Activity
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m: Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m: Single Line Bridge Challenge
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m: Trolley Walk
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m: Day II Debrief/Closure (Keep/Stop/Start & Personal Reflection) & Group Departure
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m: Group Departs to PM activities depending on weather (Beach/Park, Movies, Bowling)
4:15 p.m - 4:30 p.m: Arrival back to IDS for Dismissal
 
Day III – Level II Leadership of Others and GRIP Teamwork Application
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m: Day III Introduction/Briefing, Review from Day II
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m: Trust Building Initiatives & Don’t Break the Ice Challenge
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: TP Shuffle Initiative
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m: Lunch Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m: A-Frame Transfer Challenge
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m: The Meuse Initiative
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m: Day III Debrief/Closure, Strategic Planning for Overnight “Field Intensive”, & Group Departure
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m: Group Departs to PM activities depending on weather (Beach/Park, Movies, Bowling)
4:15 p.m - 4:30 p.m: Arrival back to IDS for Dismissal
 
Day IV – Overnight “Field Intensive” Part I
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m: Arrival to IDS / Check-in and Prepare for Day
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m: Group Departs to AM activities depending on weather (Beach/Park, Movies, Bowling)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m: Lunch Break; Prepare & Depart to EMPOWER for Overnight
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m: Day IV/V Introduction/Briefing & Critical Information Requirements for Overnight Program
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m: “Capital Acquisition” Activity
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: “Capital Acquisition” Purchasing
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m: Split Squad Adventure Block
Group A: Team Belay Oak Tree Climb
Group B: Survival Challenges & Fire Building
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: Split Squad Adventure Block
Group A: Survival Challenges & Fire Building
Group B: Team Belay Oak Tree Climb
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m: Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m: Moonlight Zip Line Canopy Tour
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m: Day IV Debrief & Transition to Camp Sites
10:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m: Sleep & Fire Guard Shifts
 
Day V – Overnight “Field Intensive” Part II
12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m: Sleep & Fire Guard Shifts
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m: Breakfast Over Fire & Camp Breakdown
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m: Camp “Check-Out” & Personal Gear Transport to EMPOWER Office
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m: Map & Compass Scavenger Hunt & Personal “Solo” Reflection Exercise
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m: Program Debrief/Takeaways, “Solo” Reflection Share-Out’s, & Group Departure
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m: Group Departs to PM activities depending on weather (Beach/Park, Movies, Bowling)
4:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m: Arrival back to IDS for Dismissal
 
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