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Summer 2023 Middle School Programs

General Information

Summer at Hockaday offers a variety of coed camps and classes for students entering Grades 5 through 8. Programs are offered as one-week sessions. Combine programs and create an awesome summer full of academics, arts, and enrichment totaling up to 7 weeks!

Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

The following Enrollment Contract will require an electronic signature within the registration process. Please read prior to registering:
 

We are looking forward to welcoming your child to Hockaday this summer!


Download the At-A-Glance schedule on the right-hand side of this page to view camp and class schedules by week. To view camp and class details, scroll this page.

Camp Invention - WONDER!

A SUMMER AT HOCKADAY FAVORITE!
 
Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us this summer for our brand-new curriculum - WONDER! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities as boys and girls spend time exploring brand-new themes: Catching Air, Invention Celebration, Mimicbot, and Pop-Up Venture. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. 

Camp Invention is a creation of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
 
What to bring: brown bag lunch with drink

Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 6

Date/Time: June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Before and After Care are available at the time of registration.

Tuition: $495 (Brown bag lunch is required.)

Summer Math & Writing Institute

The Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of  math skills based on an overarching theme. Students will have the opportunity to practice defined skills each week in a fun and interactive experience.

The Summer Writing Institute will include a thematic approach to writing, drawing from a variety of literary fiction and non-fiction sources. Short works will be analyzed to identify theme, structure, punctuation, diction, and figurative language Students will respond to pieces through prose and/or poetry, creating original writings for peer review. The depth and focus of courses taught will vary according to grade level to achieve grade-appropriate instruction and challenge.

Participation in multiple sessions is encouraged.

Summer Math & Writing Institute Schedule

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  • Summer Math Institute: Grades 5 and 6

    The Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of  math skills based on an overarching theme. Students will have the opportunity to practice defined skills each week in a fun and interactive experience. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.
     
    Weekly Themes
    July 10-14: Fractions & Decimals
    July 17-21: Proportions & Probability
    July 24-28: Equation Solving & Pre-Algebra Concepts 

    Registrations will close at 11:59 pm. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time:     
    July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    July 17-21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 24-28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Grades 7 and 8

    The Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of  math skills based on an overarching theme. Students will have the opportunity to practice defined skills each week in a fun and interactive experience. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Weekly Themes
    July 10-14: Proportions & Probability
    July 17-21: Equations & Exponents
    July 24-28: Operations with Variables & Graphing Linear Equations

    Registrations will close at 11:59 pm. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time:     
    July 10-14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 17-21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 24-28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Writing Institute: Grades 5 through 8

    The Summer Writing Institute will include a thematic approach to writing, drawing from a variety of literary fiction and non-fiction sources. Short works will be analyzed to identify theme, structure, punctuation, diction, and figurative language Students will respond to pieces through prose and/or poetry, creating original writings for peer review. The depth and focus of courses taught will vary according to grade level to achieve grade-appropriate instruction and challenge. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 pm. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Date/Time:     
    July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 10-14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 17-21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 17-21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 24-28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 24-28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)

    Tuition: $410

Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT)

Do you know a rising 9th or 10th grade student looking for a summer opportunity?
 
Summer at Hockaday's popular Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is a valued opportunity for students entering Grades 9 and 10. The CIT program is taught by experienced teachers who have a breadth of knowledge in the realm of volunteerism, team building, child development, and classroom management. As a CIT, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a counselor through hands-on experience and practice. You will spend a portion of the session with other CITs teambuilding and learning the skills necessary to allow you to serve as a volunteer, which you will then experience first-hand in selected camps offered by Summer at Hockaday.

Through this program, you are certain to enhance your sense of citizenship and to grow your leadership skills. Delve into volunteerism, all while having fun, enhancing teamwork, and gaining real-world experience!

After completing the one-week training session, you will spend additional weeks volunteering within Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. You will quickly develop your own fan club as our campers and students adore our CITs!

The CIT program is limited to 12 participants. All participants must attend the training sessions held either June 12-16 or June 23-23 and select a minimum of three additional weeks to serve as a CIT. Community service hours will be calculated for each participant.
 
Date/Time: 
Required Training Sessions (attend one):
June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
 
Required Minimum of Three Weeks Participation:
June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
July 3 – June 7**, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 9-10)
 
Tuition: $550

*Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023.
**Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023.      
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Camps & Classes for Entering Grades 5-8

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  • 2D Digital Art: Pixels and Sprites

    Do you enjoy creating 2D art and want to explore how to create cool pixel art and build character sprites? Using digital art tools, this program will focus on creating art inspired by classic video games, animations and webtoons. Our instructors will teach participants how to design and create 2D pixel objects and character sprites and bring them to life with simple animation techniques. Participants will create their pixel art on a device using software designed specifically for pixel art and sprites. Participants can expect to make 2D character sprites inspired by their favorite video games as well as create pixel-based replicas of life-like backgrounds, items, or structures, and to create our own unique character(s). No experience is required, this is perfect for fans of 2D video games and pixel graphic art style. 

    2D Digital Art: Pixels and Sprites is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • 3D Digital Art: Designing and Modeling with Tinkercad

    Dream it. Design it. Create it! This program will introduce you to the basics of 3D design and architecture, with a focus on designing real world objects, 3D buildings and introducing creating basic objects. Participants will use Tinkercad software to create 3D designs. Then, work together as a team of innovators to engineer cool three-dimensional cityscapes and other objects, devices, or gadgets. Find your inner 3D artist as we conceptualize and realize our own multidimensional art. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

    3D Digital Art: Designing and Modeling with Tinkercad is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Art Camp: Ceramics

    Use your creativity while learning about pottery and sculpture using the 3 main hand-building techniques. Get the chance to make unique ceramic artworks tailored to your personal interests in this brand-new camp! 

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 3 – July 7**, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
    **Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Art Camp: Comics & Webcomic Design

    Learn how to design and create your own comics/webcomics. Invent interesting stories and characters while discovering layouts, storyboarding, and color theory techniques. Dream up exciting adventures or a thrilling mystery to illustrate in this creative and fun camp!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Art Camp: Concept Design

    Create innovative concept art while learning traditional methods of visual design. This concept design camp will walk you through the steps of design for books, products, movies, or games. Get ready to be highly imaginative with illustration instruction to practice design while creating based on your own unique ideas.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Art Camp: Mixed Media Art

    This popular camp is process oriented and designed to enhance your enjoyment of art and creative expression. Learn to use various materials and enhance your confidence in your creativity. Explore your creativity using mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, soft and oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and more.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Bash 'Em Bots

    Design your custom Lego bot to take on any challenge. Mix and match chassis designs using wheels, treads, or walking legs. Combine these with tools like drills, hammers, and battering rams as you refine your masterpiece by sparring with friends and overcoming obstacles. Apply real-world engineering and physics concepts to help you bash and crash your way to victory!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 6
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us this summer for our brand-new curriculum - WONDER! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities as boys and girls spend time exploring brand-new themes: Catching Air, Invention Celebration, Mimicbot, and Pop-Up Venture. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. 

    Camp Invention is a creation of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
     
    What to bring: brown bag lunch with drink.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 – 6
     
    Date/Time:     
    June 12 – June 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registraton.
     
    Tuition: $495
  • Chess Camp with Annokov Chess Academy

    Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to those new to the game and to deepen chess understanding for established players. Join us for multiple weeks to improve your skills and participate in multiple game opportunities. Grandmaster instructors will provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide you through each session. Grandmasters will share their chess vision on (1) Tactics, (2) Strategy, (3) Middlegame Planning, and (4) Endgame Technique. Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills with classmates in a variety of activities and workshops.

    Chess Camp is offered in partnership with Annakov Chess Academy.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 3 – July 7**, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
    **Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Coding Games with Game Maker

    This game design program focuses on building a 2D game using Game Maker. For beginners, you can use block-based programming to customize your creations in game. More experienced participants can try out the integrated scripting language. Highlights include the use of a hands-on game design lab where participants design, customize, construct, and test their creations. No coding experience necessary, beginners should be familiar with computer use. 

    Coding Games with Game Maker is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Coding with Pythonâ„¢

    Change the Game with Python and the Power of Coding! Code cool graphics, games, and programs! Benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python™ that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python™, you can write code more quickly, allowing you to produce project results in a shorter period of time. Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning key programming concepts, developing logical thinking skills, and coding impressive and entertaining projects taught throughout the week!

    Coding with Python™ is offered in partnership with Lavner Education

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $849
  • Cooking Around the World: France

    This week’s Cooking Around the World takes us to France! We will visit a virtual French Market, immerse ourselves in the French culture, and expand our talents and palettes in the kitchen. Join us in upcoming weeks as we Cook Around the World in Italy and Greece!
     
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Cooking Around the World: Greece

    Our second stop in our Cooking Around the World tour this summer is Greece! If you missed our tour of France, please plan to join us for Greece and Italy. As we step into the beautiful country of Greece, we will take time to appreciate the Greek culture as we work together to create traditional Greek dishes.
     
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $395
  • Cooking Around the World: Italy

    Our final stop in our Cooking Around the World tour this summer is Italy! Join us as we dive into the Italian culture and work together to create traditional Italian dishes.
     
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Culinary Chemistry

    In this class you will become an experimental scientist in your very own kitchen laboratory! We will explore topics of food science including baking, emulsions, flavors, acids, and make some delicious treats along the way. Students will be given common homemade recipes with measurements in English units and asked to convert them into metric units using dimensional analysis. Students will be asked to identify the ingredients as solid, liquid or gas, to classify steps of their procedures as containing compounds or mixtures, as well as identify whether chemical or physical changes are taking place along the way. We will explore the chemistry of the main ingredients involved in baking and how you can manipulate them to make your own ideal baked good. By Friday, you will design your own experimental recipe and cook a baked good that you can share with the class!
     
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Cupcake Wars

    Everyone loves cupcakes and now you can learn how to make some of the most impressive and yummy ones yourself! Your cupcakes will taste great and look amazing with creative designs, such as flowers, animals, and scenes. Work together with a team to enter daily challenges and competitions. Will your team's cupcake be the judge's winning choice?

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Grades 7 – 8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $395
  • Dog Days of Summer

    Come join us as we learn about animals and impact. We will design and build doghouses along with hand-made dog toys and deliver them to a local animal shelter! While there, we will have the opportunity to spend time with the animals in the shelters, which is always a highlight of anyone's day. Another highlight of the week will be a trip to the Dallas Zoo to learn more about animal conservation. Register with a friend to double the fun!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages:  Grades 5 – 8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $380
  • Entrepreneur's Club

    Take a risk! These are the very words that entrepreneurs act upon. Do you have an idea that you feel can become something great? Come learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and a design thinker! Work with your classmates to create solutions that will improve the world around you. Who knows - your first invention might have its beginnings in this very class!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • eSports: Minecraft STEM Battles

    This Minecraft esports program is similar to LEGO First robotics, and other academic competition clubs, and offers a new way to challenge players. In this esports program, competitors will be tasked with analyzing and solving complex science & engineering problems and using Minecraft to demonstrate their solutions. Teams will compete against each other by building & coding academic solutions within Minecraft Education Edition. However, like a traditional game competition, teams must also play offense & defense, sending out scouts to interrupt their competitors.

    eSports: Minecraft STEM Battles is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • eSports: Rocket League

    In the Rocket League esports program you will learn the moves, strategies, pro tips and tricks to compete against other kids in this hard-hitting game. Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid gaming experience that features arcade-style soccer action, where each team uses their skills and wit to try and beat their competitors. 
     
    eSports: Rocket League is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Experience Dallas

    What better way to spend your summer days than visiting interesting and fun locations all around the great city of Dallas? We will take daily field trips and spend the final day creating a trip journal with pictures and thoughts portraying the journeys of the week. Field trips may include places such as the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Klyde Warren Park, a local sports arena, the Dallas Zoo, blueberry picking, and more! You will need to bring a backpack with sunscreen, a water bottle, two snacks, and a brown bag lunch. You may bring a camera to take pictures for your trip journal. Register with a friend to maximize the fun!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $560

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Extreme Minecraft: Codes & Commands

    Collaborate, code, and create projects to take Minecraft to the extreme. Our instructors will share their expertise on world-design, commands and programming using Minecraft Education's built-in code editor to help you build amazing creations. Use problem solving skills, command blocks, code-builder, and Redstone circuitry to build complex, large-scale experiences, structures, and games in the world together. Participants will work alone or together and share their creations in a massive collaborative world. This program is designed for experienced Minecrafters that are ready to take their skills to the next level. 

    Extreme Minecraft: Codes & Commands is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Farm-to-Table Fare

    Join us as we prepare wholesome, nutritious, and delicious entrees! We will discover the value of local farms in our community while learning healthy and nutritious ways to cook. Finish the week with your very own cookbook of recipes to share with your family and friends!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 

    Date/Time: 
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $395
  • Garage Band Music Camp

    It has never been easier to create amazing-sounding digital music with a minimum to no knowledge of music theory. Using Garage Band, you will learn how to create digital music and develop an understanding of the different ways digital music is utilized. This popular, fun, and creative camp carries a technical emphasis on production and critical-listening skills.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 3 – July 7*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Graphic Novel Book Club

    Do you love reading graphic novels? Join us as we enjoy this fun genre of reading together. We will also create our own graphic novels! Over the course of the week, you will learn the full process of graphic novel design, including script writing, panel creation, drawing, and inking.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Hike Around Dallas

    Let’s get outdoors! Join us as we venture out each day to hiking spots around Dallas. We’ll take time to explore nature in each location along with tracking our steps throughout the week. Register with a friend for double the fun!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $560
  • Indoor Rock Climbing

    This is the perfect indoor sports camp! Coach Stewart Ball has designed this experience to learn the basics of indoor rock climbing under the close supervision of a team of excellent climbing coaches. Climbing indoors at one of the best new climbing facilities in the country, Movement, we will focus on basic climbing skills and problem solving as well as building agility, balance, and coordination. Indoor Rock Climbing is a field trip camp, leaving from and returning to Hockaday daily. Space is limited, so don’t miss out!
     
    Please note: Movements facilities offer bouldering opportunities. Age-appropriate modifications are made for all participants.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 3 – July 7**, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $425

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
    **Summer at Hockaday wil be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Introduction to Graphic Design

    Create your own custom graphics and logos using the same tools as the pros. Together we'll explore what goes into creating graphic art with fun activities designed to show you the ropes. We'll experience what goes into building graphics for websites, school projects, personal use, and all other purposes in between. No prior experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome. 

    Introduction to Graphic Design is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Lego Engineering Design Challenge

    Are you ready to up your engineering game? Our instructors will introduce mechanisms to get your gears turning; then, it's your job to take it to the next level! Go head-to-head or work towards a new personal best as we get ready to apply real-world concepts to Lego challenges!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 6
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Martial Arts Summer Camp

    Join Hockaday’s coaching staff for multiple weeks to develop lifelong skills that boost confidence, foster camaraderie, and increase athletic capabilities in all sports while making new friends! Our days will start with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, allowing you to learn how to use leverage against larger and stronger opponents. The second half of camp will consist of kickboxing, where you will use mitts and heavy bags to practice strikes. All participants who attend for the full summer will earn the first stripe on their jiu-jitsu belt!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    June 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 3 – July 7**, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
    **Summer at Hockaday wil be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Minecraft Adventure Design

    Are you up to building the ultimate Minecraft adventure? Learn how to design, build and create your own Minecraft minigames and adventure maps in this highly interactive program, as you cooperate and compete against others with fun level design challenges. Our expert instructors will help you explore your creativity and problem-solving skills as you navigate the various construction challenges while working with Minecraft as your primary design engine. You'll learn about game design techniques and work to create fun, yet challenging game maps. Your adventures will focus on worlds that feature collaboration, competition and fast-paced decision making. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.

    Minecraft Adventure Design is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Minecraft Live: Introduction to Streaming Video

    Do you love playing Minecraft and watching YouTube and Twitch videos about Minecraft? Up your game and learn what it takes to be a Minecraft Youtuber or Twitch streamer! This digital video-focused program is designed for kids who have some prior experience playing Minecraft and who want to make and stream videos. During this program you will direct, edit, and produce videos which would be appropriate for display on various video streaming platforms. Participants will produce videos and learn to use Streamlabs OBS. By the end of the program, you will have created a series of Minecraft Let's Play videos, learn voice-over techniques, and have the option to share a live video with the other participants in the program. 

    Minecraft Live: Introduction to Streaming Video is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Minecraft Missions

    Join fellow Minecrafters as part of a team of builders in our unique Minecraft Missions. Work together to build large-scale construction challenges in our team-based collaborative environment. Minecraft will be the platform to help develop your leadership, social and problem-solving skills to accomplish unique, creator-driven mission challenges. Use your imagination to coordinate with a team to design and build a mega-scale Minecraft Missions project. Creativity, critical thinking, and communication will be your keys to success! Previous experience with Minecraft is recommended, but not required. This offering can be taken multiple times, each session is unique. 

    Minecraft Missions is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • MythBusters Summer Camp

    Does a porcupine shoot its quills? Are bats blind? Does it really take seven years to digest swallowed gum? Is there a dark side of the moon? Can you catch warts from a toad? Use scientific investigation, exploration, crafts, and games to determine if they are verified or busted. Bring your questions and design your own experiment to test.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Perspectives of Etiquette

    Summer at Hockaday is thrilled to partner with Lisa Burdette and The Dallas School of Etiquette to provide this fun and engaging camp that will cover a wide range of topics and skills appropriate for a developing pre-teen and young teenager. Each day will tackle specific skill sets that will enhance your ability to feel confident in multiple situations, to present yourself according to the setting you will join, and to be challenged in personal growth and maturity. Lisa will cover topics, such as dining etiquette, introductions, showing respect, self-presentation, personal hygiene, the perfect thank-you note, etiquette when attending formal affairs, and more!

    Perspectives of Etiquette is offered in partnership with The Dallas School of Etiquette
     
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Photography Camp

    The photography summer camp will consist of a week of exploring the world of photography. We will cover camera basics, photography history, photography techniques and principles, editing, and of course -- we will go out and take a lot of photos together. There will be a field trip at the end of the week to a destination where you can use all the photography skills you gained over the course of the week!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $360

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Pickleball Camp

    Join Hockaday coaching staff for this new camp and learn to play Pickleball! Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. We will be able to play indoors or outdoors and will learn the elements of the game, practice growing our skills, and engage in friendly competition. Don’t miss this one – it’s going to be tons of fun!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Roblox: Coding & Scripting

    Take your Roblox games to the next level by learning how to modify your games and obbys by writing customized code. Using Roblox Studio as your game engine, participants will create and customize game levels and obbys to learn how to edit and write LUA code scripts. If you are new to writing or editing code, LUA is a scripting language used in Roblox that involves the process of creating special commands that can modify how the Roblox game works. In this program you will learn about LUA, write scripts that modify Roblox and create your own code for your unique experiences. LUA is a very approachable programming language and isn't as complex as other coding languages, however we recommend that participants have some computer experience and be able to read and follow instructions. 

    Roblox: Coding & Scripting is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Roblox: Designing Obbys and Adventures

    This program is designed for participants who want to learn how to create their own game levels using Roblox, a gaming platform where participants can play and build game worlds. Produce your own immersive experiences, obbys, and platformer-style games. With Roblox as your engine, your game is only limited by your imagination. During the program, you will learn how to build 3D adventures, races, and obstacle courses. 

    Roblox: Designing Obbys and Adventures is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    June 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Robotics with VEX® IQ

    Using VEX® IQ, this camp offers the next level of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows you to build complex robots with tons of motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, high-tech sensors, and enhanced controllability. VEX® IQ robots also make use of both a vertical programming language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives you the experience using the same programs used by middle school, high school, and even college robotics teams nationwide! Valuable learning opportunities include developing skills in mechanics, engineering, and logical thinking.

    Robotics with VEX® IQ is offered in partnership with Lavner Education.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $799
  • Science Club

    Using many facets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), you'll have fun doing hands-on experiments, rocket launching, and learning how things work. Science enthusiasts begin right here!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 3 – July 7*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $256

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition has been reduced.
  • Science of Minecraft: Chemistry and Physics

    Do you have a curiosity about science, chemistry, and physics? This program was created to teach participants about these exciting STEM topics using Minecraft as the laboratory to design, craft, and test experiments through virtual simulations. In our physics lessons, participants will learn about the science of kinetic and potential energy, speed, acceleration, and gravity. Our chemistry lessons will teach participants about atoms, molecules, and elements. The chemistry labs will explore the periodic table and create tests to see how the chemicals react - participants will create compounds using molecules and focus on "reactions" by creating things like sparklers, glowsticks, and floating balloons. In this program participants work toward building the ultimate scientific laboratory in our virtual campground to build and test scientific concepts through science-themed builds. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome. 

    Science of Minecraft: Chemistry & Physics is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps. https://www.flemingcamps.com/

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • Sewing Camp: Fashion Sewing

    Let’s sew! Sewing is a great skill with many useful applications.  We will cover measuring, cutting out patterns and fabric, and proper sewing techniques. At the end of the week, you’ll have your own perfectly tailored pajamas! 

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Sewing Camp: Intro to Fiber Arts

    Learn how to turn fiber into yarn, and yarn into fabric! This class is all about yarn: from how to make it to how to use it. We will cover spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, and weaving. If you’ve ever been interested in learning fiber arts, here is your chance!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Space Camp

    This camp is for those who are fascinated with all things SPACE! This science-based camp will explore the elements of space, create space-themed projects and snacks, and will explore a day in the life of an astronaut. Stars, planets, comets, and more - there is no limit to the great beyond!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Spin & Splash Challenge

    Join us in this brand-new fun and fitness camp that combines biking, swimming, and endurance activities. Each day will include biking and swimming with additional fitness challenges and games incorporated to create a week of setting goals and having fun achieving them. As a group, we will keep track of distances achieved to see if we can beat the record of the previous week’s groups! This is the perfect opportunity to be active while having a great time with camp friends!

    Spin & Splash Challenge is offered in partnership with Coach Stewart Ball and Dallas Bicycle School.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    June 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 3 – July 7**, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $380

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
    **Summer at Hockaday wil be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • STEAM Club

    STEAM Club is a fun way to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through a variety of activities, projects, and challenges. We will divide the acronym STEAM over the week, focusing on a different concept of the acronym each day. STEAM programs provide opportunities to learn more about careers in STEAM-related fields and how STEAM-related projects can improve the world in which we live!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Stop Motion MANIA

    Do you love Wallace & Gromit?  Or making up stories?  Then welcome to the world of Stop Motion Mania! You will express your creativity as you craft stories with plasticine or everyday objects, and watch your movie come to life! You will then learn how to enhance your films through video editing techniques like voice-overs, lighting, rotoscoping, rig removal, titling, and green screening. No prior animation experience is necessary. 

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 12 – June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Summer Fitness & Running Club

    Ready, set, soar! The key to excelling in all sports is speed and/or endurance and proper form. With the coach's guidance, you will set personal goals and strive each day to reach them along with participating in cross training, fun runs, and relays with other campers. Fitness games, group games, and more fun activities will be incorporated in the daily schedule. Our coaches will work on specific techniques to improve your form as a runner and help increase your speed and endurance. Come soar with us!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 12 – June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 20 – June 23*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 26 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Summer Math Institute: Equation Solving & Pre-Algebra Concepts (Grades 5-6)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Equation Solving and Pre-Algebra Concepts, students will work on concepts such as whole number operations, solving one-step equations, solving two-step equations, solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign, solving equations involving fractions and decimals, combining like terms, equation review, solving equations involving combining like terms, perimeter and area problems involving algebraic expressions, and pre-algebra problems involving fractions and decimals. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  6

    Date/Time:
     
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Equations & Exponents (Grades 7-8)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Equations and Exponents, students will work on concepts such as negative numbers, one-step equations, two-step equations, variables on both sides of the equal sign, product rule, power to a power rule, quotient rule, and negative exponents. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 7 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Fractions & Decimals (Grades 5-6)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Fractions and Decimals, students will work on concepts such as whole number operations, fraction operations, decimal operations, finding perimeter and area involving fractions, finding perimeter and area involving decimals, negative number operations, negative fraction operations, and negative decimal operations. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  6

    Date/Time:
     
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Operations with Variables & Graphing Linear Equations (Grades 7-8)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Operations with Variables and Graphing Linear Equations, students will work on concepts such as negative numbers, distributive property, combining like terms, equations involving distributive property, CLT, t-charts, finding slope from a graph or using a formula, graphing when given a slope and a point, graphing when using a slope and a y-intercept, graphing from y=mx-b, and using rates. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 7 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Proportions & Probability (Grades 5-6)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Proportions and Probability, students will work on concepts such as whole number operations, equivalent fractions, solving proportions using cross products, setting up and solving word problems involving proportions, setting up and solving problems involving scale drawings, counting methods and tree diagrams, basic probability, the fundamental counting principle, probability of independent and dependent events, fair and unfair games, and fraction/decimal review. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 5 –  6

    Date/Time:
     
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Math Institute: Proportions & Probability (Grades 7-8)

    The three-week Summer Math Institute provides students exposure to a variety of math concepts based on an overarching theme. Students will be exposed to as many topics each week as is achievable in a fun and interactive experience. In this particular week, centered around Proportions and Probability, students will work on concepts such as negative numbers, equal fractions method, cross-products, word problems, scale figures, basic probability, independent events, dependent events, and counting methods. Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Ages:  Grades 7 –  8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Summer Musical Theater: The Lion King KIDS

    Summer at Hockaday's musical theater is for ALL who have an interest in musical theater - no experience is necessary. Come have a blast with us as we produce the show The Lion King KIDS on stage! Join us as we bring the African savannah to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters journeying from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale!
     
    Please note: Lunch is included in the cost of tuition. Please do not send lunch to camp with your child.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages:  Grades 2-8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 24 – July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $575
  • Summer Writing Institute

    The three-week Summer Writing Institute will include a thematic approach to writing, drawing from a variety of literary fiction and non-fiction sources. Short works will be analyzed to identify theme, structure, punctuation, diction, and figurative language. Students will respond to pieces through prose and/or poetry, creating original writings for peer review. The depth and focus of courses taught will vary according to grade level to achieve grade-appropriate instruction and challenge. Imagine what writing skills you will gain after spending up to three weeks in our Summer Writing Institute! Participation in multiple weeks is encouraged.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.

    Date/Time: 
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 24 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Grades 7 – 8)
    July 24 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $410
  • Super Sleuths

    This camp is for the curious at heart! We will dive into problem-solving challenges, scavenger hunts, mystery games, and more! You will strengthen your analytical and critical thinking skills as we work together to reach conclusions based on evidence. Games, puzzles, stories, quests, and more! Each week will contain different challenges, so join us for multiple weeks!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages:  Grades 5 – 6

    Date/Time:
     
    June 26 – June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320
  • Survival Camp

    How would you rate your survival skills? How curious are you to know basic survival skills you can use in the great outdoors? This week will be filled with survivor skills workshops that may include map and compass, fire starting, shelter building, and more!

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Grades 6 – 8

    Date/Time:
     
    June 20 – June 23*, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • The Game of Life: TEENS

    How do you win at the game of life?  By developing essential character traits such as respect, citizenship, honesty, fairness, forgiveness, kindness, and cooperation. By mastering essential skills such as building relationships, practicing personal safety, and possessing independence and responsibility. In The Game of Life camp, we will challenge ourselves with personal growth, self-care practices, and daily life skills that are essential to being an independent and responsible teenager.

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Grades 7 – 8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 3 – July 7*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    July 17 – July 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
    Before Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $320

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Tuition will be reduced.
  • Web Development and Graphic Design

    This game design program focuses on building a 2D game using Game Maker. For beginners, you can use block-based programming to customize your creations in game. More experienced participants can try out the integrated scripting language. Highlights include the use of a hands-on game design lab where participants design, customize, construct, and test their creations. No coding experience necessary, beginners should be familiar with computer use.

    Web Development and Graphic Design is offered in partnership with Fleming Tech Camps

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Grades 5 – 8

    Date/Time:
     
    July 10 – July 14, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    After Care is available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $400
  • World Peace Game

    Back by popular demand! The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation. Four countries are pitted against each other as students take on the roles of prime ministers, UN officials, World Bank members, and more. The object is to achieve world peace and global prosperity by challenging students with 50 interlocking crises such as hurricanes, oil spills, refugee asylum, and food shortages while under the threat of war.

    Please note that this camp has a start and end time that is different from other programs.

    Watch the creator of the World Peace Game in his Ted Talk.
    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages:  Grades 5-7

    Date/Time:
     
    June 26 – 30, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Please note the start time of 8:00 a.m. and the end time of Noon.
     
    July 17 – July 21, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    Please note the start time of 12:00 p.m. and the end time of 4:00 p.m.

    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $420
  • YouTube® Content Creators

    At YouTube® Camp – Content Creators, learn the exciting process of creating a successful vlog/video for YouTube®! Identify an audience, create a brand, brainstorm a creative format, produce engaging content, and create at least one YouTube®-style video. Utilizing the hands-on format of this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to create your own vlog/video for YouTube®. Sample topics may include Minecraft Tutorials, Video Game Walkthroughs, Technology Unboxing, Product Reviews, How-To Videos, Fashion Videos, Travel Vlogs, Lifestyle Tips, and so much more! You’ll receive lots of guidance and instruction from our Rockstar instructors and also have the opportunity to collaborate with other passionate campers. Valuable Learning Opportunities include scripting, acting, filming, using green screens, creating special effects, editing, and more!

    YouTube®  Content Creators is offered in partnership with Lavner Education

    Registrations will close at 11:59 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week to allow us to prepare for new groups of participants.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 6 – 8 
     
    Date/Time: 
    July 10 – July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Before & After Care are available at the time of registration.
     
    Tuition: $749

Athletic Camps

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  • Volleyball Camp

    Coached by Andy Gass, Head Varsity Coach at The Hockaday School, Allison Camp, Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach at The Hockaday School, and Christy Alvillar, Junior Varisty Volleyball Coach at The Hockaday School.

    Volleyball Camp is designed for the 4th-12th grade athlete as an introduction to the sport of volleyball. Players will build on individual skills such as serving, passing, setting, and hitting. Players will also strengthen basic offensive and defensive concepts.

    Ages: Entering Grades 4 – 8
     
    Date/Time: July 31 – August 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $200

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