Student Life
Auxiliary Programs
Summer at Hockaday 2017

Camps and Classes Grades K-4

NEW! Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp

NEW! Our traditional long-standing Creative Arts Camp is now going to offer a mix of the arts and science! Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp is the perfect mix of summer camp, fine arts, and science! Girls and boys experience art, music, creative movement, drama, and science with a balance of play, group games, special visitors, water play, and more. Each two-week session is themed and provides a quality experience of fun activities, camp friendships, and new experiences. Register for all three sessions to ensure a fun and creative summer! Lunch is included in the camp tuition. Before Care and After Care are available for an additional fee.

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  • Session 1: Deep in the Heart of Texas!

    Creative Arts Camp is proud to add Science to the camp this year and introduce the NEW Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp! Combining arts and sciences gives campers a well-rounded experience in this popular and traditional day camp. Join us as we take on a Texas theme and experience music, art, drama, creative movement, science, and play with new and returning friends  - camp is so much more fun with friends, so grab your favorite Texan and bring them to camp!

    Program: Creative Arts & Science Camp
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:  June 12 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $650 (Lunch included)

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Session 2: Time to Rock-N-Roll!

    Creative Arts Camp is proud to add Science to the camp this year and introduce the NEW Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp! Combining arts and sciences gives campers a well-rounded experience in this popular and traditional day camp. Everyone loves Rock 'N Roll and these two weeks promise to be full of rockin' fun! We'll explore the art of rock through music, creative movement, and art. AND, we'll explore the science of rocks and the earth in science. We'll also have plenty of opportunity for play - even water play! Come join us for an upbeat and educational two weeks!

    Program: Creative Arts & Science Camp
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:  June 26 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $585 (Lunch included)

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Session 3: The Mighty Jungle!

    Creative Arts Camp is proud to add Science to the camp this year and introduce the NEW Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp! We'll explore the jungle and all it has to offer through music, art, creative movement, and play. We'll learn about jungle animals and habitats in science. These two weeks promise to bring lots of swingin' and roarin' fun! Bring a friend - you won't want to miss this camp!

    Program: Creative Arts & Science Camp
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time: July 10 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $650 (Lunch included)

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us this summer it is going to be EPIC! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time exploring circuitry as they make and adopt a robotic cricket, working with teammates to design the most cutting edge Epic Park to pitch to Angel and Ed Venture. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. What to bring: brown bag lunch with drink.

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  • Camp Invention

    Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit summer enrichment program for 1st graders through 6th graders that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around—the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. Children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, collaborate with teammates, and build amazing invention prototypes.

    Program: Camp Invention
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 6
    Dates/Time:  June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $330

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Explorations Classes (One-Week Classes)

Explorations offers a variety of classes that span a wide range of interests. Girls and boys learn through doing in these hands-on classes. Double the fun by choosing a morning and afternoon class! Register for multiple weeks to create a menu of creative learning and enrichment!

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  • NEW! Chess Wizards

    We believe strongly that education should be fun and exciting. Since our first classes in 2002, our Chess Wizards have inspired thousands of children across the United States and Canada to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Our academy is so successful because our approach is so unique. Classes and lessons are based around our original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! Chess Wizards has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Reader, Pioneer Press, North Shore Magazine, and WGN.

    Program:  Explorations & Middle School
    Ages:  Entering Grades K - 7
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $430 

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • First Bike Ride

    SATURDAY CLASSES added on June 3, 10, 17, 24!

    Coach Stewart Ball and his staff of coaches have taught hundreds of children to ride a bike. Let us teach you to ride in this popular, low pressure, enjoyable class. All you need is a bike, helmet, water bottle, and snack. Bikes can be kept on campus throughout the week's class.

    Program:  Explorations
    Ages:  Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - June 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Intro to STEM with LEGO

    Do you wish you could fly? Do you dream of breaking the sound barrier, or landing on Mars? Then this camp is for you! Build LEGO® models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like a bird's, to P-51 Mustangs, Stealth Bombers, and NASA rockets. Then discover how real-world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time:  
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Jedi Engineering with LEGO

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time: 
    July 17- July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Lift-Off using LEGO

    Do you wish you could fly? Do you dream of breaking the sound barrier, or landing on Mars? Then this camp is for you! Build LEGO® models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like a bird's, to P-51 Mustangs, Stealth Bombers, and NASA rockets. Then discover how real-world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time:  
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Minecraft U

    This is the Minecraft camp for you! Minecraft U follows a progressive curriculum focused on learning computer skills, problem solving, planning and building, but it's Minecraft, so it's always going to be fun! We emphasize cooperative play and teach game etiquette. Included in the camp tuition is one year of access to our Minecraft monitored server, which allows campers continued access to their projects. Our staff is comprised of computer scientists, teachers, and software developers who also enjoy gaming and Minecraft.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition $375

    Cick Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.

Entering Grades 1 - 2

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  • Adventures in Reader's Theater

    This reading class will look at classic stories by using a fun performance style, reader’s theatre. You will explore the power of your own voice to bring characters to life right off the page with no pressure, because there is no heavy memorization required. Imagine giving voice to a woodland creature or creating thoughts for the leader of the townspeople. Public speaking exercises, theatre games, and improv will all be used as part of the fun.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time: 
    June 19- June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Amazing Math Facts

    It's summer and that means it's time to keep your math skills sharpened. In this class, we'll practice addition and subtraction math facts using games, tricks, hints, and techniques that will help you commit those facts to memory. 

    Program: Explorations
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • American Girls Rule!

    Travel through time with your favorite American Girl stories! You will explore aspects of American history through this popular series. Come enjoy a week of crafts, acting, reading, hands-on activities, and much more. You will even get to visit the American Girl® store during camp. Your doll is invited to join you for all the fun!

    Program: Explorations
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • NEW! Around the World Through Music

    Follow in the footsteps of world-famous composers such as Bernstein, Mozart, Ginastera, and more as we travel around the world in five days! We will integrate music, art, history, geography, culture, language, and more with innovative, hands-on fun activities.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:  
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: 
    $176
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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. 
  • Art Lab

    What is Art Lab all about? Well, imagine a science lab ...with art supplies! Art Lab is a place where you as the young artist are encouraged to explore a variety of materials using various techniques. Each day will offer activities covering a broad range of materials, such as liquid watercolor, fabric crayons, markers, clay, wood, and many more. Young artists will be encouraged to participate in both group and individual projects.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.


    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Bee-Bots & More

    This class is computer coding for beginners! Coding is just a fancy word for the language of computers. Using Bee-Bots, which are robots that look like bumblebees, you will "teach" your robot by entering commands on the computer that tell your Bee-Bot which direction to move. In addition to Bee-Bots, you will use beginning coding programs in our computer lab. Rumor has it that coding to move an Angry Bird through a maze might be in the plans!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Chess Wizards

    We believe strongly that education should be fun and exciting. Since our first classes in 2002, our Chess Wizards have inspired thousands of children across the United States and Canada to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Our academy is so successful because our approach is so unique. Classes and lessons are based around our original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! Chess Wizards has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Reader, Pioneer Press, North Shore Magazine, and WGN.

    Program:  Explorations & Middle School
    Ages:  Entering Grades K - 7
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $430 

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • NEW! Chinese Rox!

    Let's experience and explore the Chinese language and culture the innovative way! You will learn to speak, read, and write the basics of Chinese and gain an understanding of the culture through fun-filled hands-on activities. Songs, stories, games, dance, instruments, crafts, movies, and many more adventures are awaiting. Join us in June and July for different topics and ongoing instruction.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • NEW! Classical Kids

    Numerous researchers have shown that exposing children to classical music has positive effect on their deveopment. Come join us as we discover imagination, composition, thinking "out of the box", self-expression, risk-taking, and more through the lives and music of world-class composers. Innovative, creative, hands-on activities as well as interactive music technologies will take place. This is a great introduction or continued exposure to the beauty of classical music!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Climb, If You Dare

    You are going to love this program! Climbing is a sport that builds strength throughout your entire body. Climbing demands agility, balance, coordination, and problem-solving skills, which is why it is one of the fastest growing rec sports. An American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified Climbing Wall Instructor will lead the course, which adheres to AMGA standards for curriculum and instruction. Climbing equipment and transportation to Summit Gym is provided. Wear summer workout clothes.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $275

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Cooking Italian

    Pizza, pasta, lasagna, gelato. Are your taste buds tingling yet? This cooking class will have an Italian spin as we create some traditional Italian dishes and some not-so-traditional dishes using Italian techniques. Dessert pizza, fruit lasagna - creativity is key! Unirsi a noi nella cucina italiana!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Count Me In Math: Beads and Bar Graphs (Girls Only)

    In this class with a summer-camp twist, you'll think it's all fun and games as you play, dance, create, and compete with other girls your age. Some of the many skills we will cover are: addition and subtraction facts, skip counting, graphing, number sequencing, problem solving, money, odd/even numbers, and much more. Come make math FUN with us!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • NEW! Crafters Club

    Come join us as we dive into the world of crafts! Paper crafts, yarn crafts, painting, clay, and much more. Come let your imagination do all the work!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Dance Sampler

    With so many fun dance styles available, how do you pick just one? With Dance Sampler, you can pick them all! Each day a new style of dance will be taught and the history behind the dance genre explored. A new day = a new dance style! Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre will be introduced.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Destination Africa!

    Join us for an African Safari! We'll turn our classroom into an African Savanna scene! We'll brave the lions, giraffes, zebras, and elephants, try our hand at African drumming, create tribal masks, read African folklore, and more! Grab your binoculars and join us for an awesome week!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    July 3 - 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $176

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  • NEW! Destination Hawaii!

    Join us for a Hawaiian adventure! We'll turn our classroom into a Hawaiian scene - leis, grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts are a must! We'll do the limbo, paint surfboards, read Hawaiian folklore, sample Hawaiian delicacies, and more! We'll even learn how to speak Hawaiian! Grab your sunglasses and join us for an awesome week!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • First Bike Ride

    SATURDAY CLASSES added June 3, 10, 17, 24!

    Coach Stewart Ball and his staff of coaches have taught hundreds of children to ride a bike. Let us teach you to ride in this popular, low pressure, enjoyable class. All you need is a bike, helmet, water bottle, and snack. Bikes can be kept on campus throughout the week's class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:  
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Fit Kids 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 fun runs and relays with other campers. Fitness games, group games, and more fun activities will be incorporated in the daily schedule. Coach La'Boris Bean and his staff will work on specific techniques to improve your form as a runner and help increase your speed and endurance. Come soar with us!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Game On! Multi Sports Camp

    Coach La'Boris Bean and his coaching staff will lead this popular multi-sports camp that offers a wide variety of games, sports, and more. Last year's campers had a blast in this camp that fosters a healthy approach to sports in a positive and encouraging environment. You will try new things and improve your game throughout the week. Activities may include indoor and outdoor activities, obstacles course, themed games, silly sports, and team sports. Come prepared for an awesome week!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: 
    Half Day: $220
    Full Day: $420 (Lunch is included.)


    Click Register Now to reserve your spot!
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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Gym Games & Swim

    Swimming instruction is given in the basic strokes. You must have the confidence to get into the pool and put your face in the water. Through games and the guidelines set by the American Red Cross, you will learn to swim!

    Gym Games will include group games such as basketball, indoor soccer, relays, obstacle courses, and much more. You will have a great time learning new gym games as you team up with your friends!

    All Gym Games & Swim students will spend time cooling off in the Rec Room at the end of class where supervised games and activities will take place. Gaga ball, which was a favorite last summer, will be back!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Intermediate Biking

    SATURDAY CLASSES added June 3, 10, 17, 24!

    If you know how to ride your bike, but need more experience or a refresher course, this class is for you! We will emphasize how to safely handle a bike on alternate terrains, ride in small groups, and build fitness with biking. All you need is a bike, helmet, water bottle, and snack. Bikes can be kept on campus throughout the week's class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:  
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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  • Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time: 
    July 17- July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Junior Bakers

    Have you secretly wanted to bake your own batch of cookies? Or maybe you have already done so and are ready to step up to something fancier like a cupcake or a cake ball. Have you ever baked a loaf of bread? This class is all about baking. Each day you will read recipes, measure and mix, and bake. Your family will be so impressed by all the yummy treats they get to sample!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Junior Scientists

    If you love science, you'll love this class! Come join us as we learn about all things science while doing hands-on experiments, testing theories, rocket launching, and learning how things work. Class themes may be centered around physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, paleontology, oceanography, meteorology, biology, and more! Future scientists begin right here!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26- June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Kids Chemistry

    Come explore the awesome world of chemistry, just for kids! Our range of fun experiments, games, projects, fun facts, amazing videos, and much more will teach you about atoms, acids, molecules, electrons, metals, and all kinds of interesting chemistry topics. You will investigate, mix, experiment - and, that is just the start!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Kids in the Kitchen

    This fun hands-on class will teach kitchen basics. We'll learn how different kitchen tools work, how to be safe in the kitchen, and how to make simple go-to recipes. Learn how different ingredients work together to achieve the perfect flavor!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Lift-Off Using LEGO

    Do you wish you could fly? Do you dream of breaking the sound barrier, or landing on Mars? Then this camp is for you! Build LEGO® models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like a bird's, to P-51 Mustangs, Stealth Bombers, and NASA rockets. Then discover how real-world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time:  
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Magic Tree House Reading Club

    Jump into Mary Pope Osborne's magical series of time-travel books with us! These stories, full of adventure, exploration, and history, come alive each week. Scavenger hunts, drama, creative arts, and history will round out the stories above. Throughout the course of the week, we will read the book together. We can't wait to travel with you in the Magic Tree House!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    Afternoon on the Amazon
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Dinosaurs Before Dark
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Mainly Math

    Get ready for some fun!  We'll have treasure hunts, scavenger hunts and many fun activities but mainly it will be math!  We will cover money, telling time, addition, subtraction, and several other concepts. We'll use a number line, hundreds grid, and additional tools to solve math challenges. Come join us and you'll see just how fun math can be!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Math Games & Apps

    Increase your number sense and practice your math skills using a variety of math games and apps. Tap into your higher level thinking skills and strengthen your math abilities through the use of games and technology. Addition, subtraction, counting money, and telling time are just some of the topics we will cover. This class will show you that math is most definitely fun!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 26- June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Minecraft U

    This is the Minecraft camp for you! Minecraft U follows a progressive curriculum focused on learning computer skills, problem solving, planning and building, but it's Minecraft, so it's always going to be fun! We emphasize cooperative play and teach game etiquette. Included in the camp tuition is one year of access to our Minecraft monitored server, which allows campers continued access to their projects. Our staff is comprised of computer scientists, teachers, and software developers who also enjoy gaming and Minecraft.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $375

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  • NEW! Musical Movie Magic

    If you love the music and dance moves in High School Musical, Step Up, Frozen, Singing in the Rain, or Enchanted, you will love this camp! You will explore scenes from many movies with famous dances and some not-so-famous, but definitely filled with toe tapping, eye catching excitement. You will learn moves straight out of the movies, learn new dances to your favorite movie soundtracks, and experiment with creating your own move and dances, too!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Once Upon a Ballerina

    A ballet based dance camp where you will explore basic steps and positions of classical ballet. The music and moves will be inspired by fairy tales and imagination. Whether it's Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker, twinkle toes will be a must! Waltz your way into this fantastic camp!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Orchestra "Petting Zoo"

    Do you think you might want to play an instrument but you're just not sure which one? We can help! We will explore different instruments, such as violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, and more. We will even present a musical "Petting Zoo Concert" for your friends at camp!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Pretty Please!

    In this class, you will learn table etiquette and manners in a fun and educational environment. We blend kindness, consideration, and respect with correctness, social poise, and manners for all occasions. You will have the opportunity to participate as host(ess) or guest of honor during the practice sessions and will learn that etiquette is not only for special occasions, but for daily activities as well. Pretty Please strives to instill a life-long social confidence. Come join us!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition:
    $250

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  • Rocks to Rockets

    What makes a rocket fly? How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Science poses many questions for you to ponder, doesn't it? In Rocks to Rockets, you will discover the wonders of chemistry, geology, and biology through fun and age-appropriate experiments. Join us for hands-on activities with bubbles, electricity, kitchen chemistry, and many other activities that make science fun!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Singing Stars

    Have you ever dreamed of singing like a star? If so, come join us as we learn the basics of singing. We'll explore posture, vocal range, head voice, breathing, pitch, rhythm, diction, music reading, stage presence, and even microphone techniques. We'll conclude the week with "SHOW TIME!" for family and friends. Join us in June and July for more opportunities to practice your stage presence!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 2-4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Summer Reading Club

    This reading class will read selections from the Hockaday Summer Reading List. If you love reading, come join us as we read together, dig for meaning, examine character development, and engage new vocabulary! All are welcome to join us for this enriching reading experience!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12- June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Sweet Treats

    This class is all about sweets - baking, candies, slushies and more! Come join us as we satisfy our sweet tooth and learn how to make some popular desserts and drinks. If you love baking, you'll love this class!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Tennis & Swim

    Swimming instruction is given in the basic strokes. You must have the confidence to get into the pool and put your face in the water. Through games and the guidelines set by the American Red Cross, you will learn to swim!

    Tennis lessons for beginners will teach you basic strokes with an emphasis on forehand and backhand. We will introduce serving as we work on cardiovascular and strength building. The focus is FUN and MASTERY!

    All Tennis & Swim students will spend time cooling off in the Rec Room at the end of class where supervised games and activities will take place. Gaga ball, which was a favorite last summer, will be back!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Wacky World of 3-D Art

    Explore art as it jumps off the page and into your hands! Use your creative mind to do hands-on activities, such as building with clay, everyday materials, paper mache, and anything else we can make into 3-D. Bring your creativity with you and have fun with your friends bringing your ideas to life!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Yoga

    Yoga is a fun form of fitness that provides many benefits to the body and mind. You will learn yoga at your own pace in a non-competitive environment. This class is designed to help you improve balance, develop strength and flexibility, build self-esteem and confidence, and have fun! Story time and making your very own eye pillow will be some of your favorite activities in this popular class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! 3D Art Factory

    Explore art as it jumps off the page and into your hands! Use your creative mind to do hands-on activities, such as building with clay, everyday materials, paper mache, and anything else we can make into 3-D. Bring your creativity with you and have fun with your friends bringing your ideas to life!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Afternoon Reading Club

    This reading class will read selections from the Hockaday Summer Reading List. If you love reading, come join us as we read together, dig for meaning, examine character development, and engage new vocabulary! All are welcome to join us for this enriching reading experience!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12- June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • American Girls Rule

    Travel through time with your favorite American Girl stories! You will explore aspects of American history through this popular series. Come enjoy a week of crafts, acting, reading, hands-on activities, and much more. You will even get to visit the American Girl® store during camp. Your doll is invited to join you for all the fun!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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  • App Design Camp

    In this camp from Youth Digital, you learn foundational mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game. During camp, you will complete a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app's functionality! You will learn the same App Design concepts the pros use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make your own mobile app! You will learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, the importance of user experience to make sure the game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make your own game exciting and challenging. AT the conclusion of camp, you will be able to download and play your finished app on your Android or iOS device! You'll also have access to the online version of the course at the conclusion of camp, which includes video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges to keep your new skills sharp!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 10
    Dates/Time:
    June 19- June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Tuition: $485

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  • NEW! Around the World through Music

    Follow in the footsteps of world-famous composers such as Bernstein, Mozart, Ginastera, an dmore as we travel around the world in five days! We will integrate music, art, history, geography, culture, language, and more with innovative, hands-on fun activities.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $176

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4.
  • Art Quest

    What is Art Quest all about? Well, imagine setting off on an adventure ...with art supplies! Art Quest is a place where you as the young artist are encouraged to explore a variety of materials using various techniques. Each day will offer activities covering a broad range of materials, such as liquid watercolor, fabric crayons, markers, clay, wood, and many more. Young artists will be encouraged to participate in both group and individual projects.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Camp Math FACTS

    It's summer and that means it's time to keep your math facts sharpened! In this class, we'll practice math facts in a fun camp-like setting. Games, treasure hunts, and hands-on activities will help you to conquer and recall your math facts. This class will help you be confident for the new school year ahead.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Chess Wizards

    We believe strongly that education should be fun and exciting. Since our first classes in 2002, our Chess Wizards have inspired thousands of children across the United States and Canada to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Our academy is so successful because our approach is so unique. Classes and lessons are based around our original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! Chess Wizards has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Reader, Pioneer Press, North Shore Magazine, and WGN.

    Program:  Explorations & Middle School
    Ages:  Entering Grades K - 7
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $430 

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  • NEW! Chinese Rox!

    Let's experience and explore the Chinese language and culture the innovative way! You will learn to speak, read, and write the basics of Chinese and gain an understanding of the culture through fun-filled hands-on activities. Songs, stories, games, dance, instruments, crafts, movies, and many more adventures are awaiting. Join us in June and July for different topics and ongoing instruction.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Classical Kids

    Numerous researchers have shown that exposing children to classical music has positive effect on their deveopment. Come join us as we discover imagination, composition, thinking "out of the box", self-expression, risk-taking, and more through the lives and music of world-class composers. Innovative, creative, hands-on activities as well as interactive music technologies will take place. This is a great introduction or continued exposure to the beauty of classical music!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Climb, If You Dare

    You are going to love this program! Climbing is a sport that builds strength throughout your entire body. Climbing demands agility, balance, coordination, and problem-solving skills, which is why it is one of the fastest growing rec sports. An American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified Climbing Wall Instructor will lead the course, which adheres to AMGA standards for curriculum and instruction. Climbing equipment and transportation to Summit Gym is provided. Wear summer workout clothes.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $275

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  • NEW! Coding with Robots

    This class is coding for beginners! Coding is just a fancy word for the language of computers. Using Pro-Bots, which are robots that look like race cars, and other types of robots, you will "teach" your robot by entering commands on the computer that tell your Pro-Bot which direction to move. Your Pro-Bot will have a marker on board and as it carries out your commands, a design will appear on paper. In addition to Pro-Bots, you will use beginning coding programs in our computer lab. Rumor has it that coding to move an Angry Bird through a maze might be in the plans!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Cookies Anyone?

    Who doesn't love a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven? Or, maybe you prefer an oatmeal cookie? In this class, we will bake a variety of cookies. You will learn the sky is the limit in regards to the flavors you can create with cookies, cookie bars, brownies, and more. If you love cookies and baking, this class is just for you!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Cookin' Up Brunch

    In this fun, kid-friendly class, we'll learn to create some traditional and some not-so-traditional brunch dishes. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like the class to tackle, bring it with you. We'll also whip up dishes such as coffee cake, frittata, egg dishes, waffles, and more! You'll have some yummy recipes to share with your family and friends.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Cooking Across the States

    Travel with your taste buds across the states! Experience the United States of America from sea to shining sea with recipes like California Guacamole Mini Burgers, Mississippi Mud Pie, Pennsylvania S'mores, or a classic Vermont Apple Pie! You can find out interesting facts about the states and enjoy a treat as we create a stately feast!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Cooking Tex-Mex Style

    Guacamole, salsa, tacos…need we say more? Come join us as we dive into the flavors of Tex-Mex favorites. If you love to cook and you love Tex-Mex, this class is for you. Learn how to make some of your favorite dishes in your very own kitchen. The degree of spice is up to you!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Cool Science

    This class will prove that science is COOL! 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. Future scientists begin right here!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Count Me In Math: Prisms and Perfect Squares (Girls Only)

    In this class with a summer-camp twist, you'll think it's all fun and games as you play, dance, create, and compete with other girls your age. Some of the many skills we will cover are multiplication and division facts, positive and negative integers, graphing points on a coordinate plane, sequencing, problem solving, money fractions, decimals, percents, and much more. Come make math FUN with us!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Cupcakes & More

    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. Impress your friends and family with your yummy and beautiful creations!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Dance Sampler

    With so many fun dance styles available, how do you pick just one? With Dance Sampler, you can pick them all! Each day a new style of dance will be taught and the history behind the dance genre explored. A new day = a new dance style! Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre will be introduced.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Dare to Be a Mystery Writer

    Mysteries are popular among book lovers. Who doesn't love a spine-tingling page turner? To be a mystery writer, you must have the mind of a detective and the skills of an author of fiction. Now, you can try your hand at writing your very own mystery story. Come join us as we put together our first volume of Summer at Hockaday Mysteries! We can't wait to read your story!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Dare to Be an Entrepreneur

    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. Who knows - your first invention might have its beginnings in this very class!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Drawing & Painting Workshop

    Come join us as we learn the basics of drawing and painting! You will test your hand at drawing various objects and scenes and then bring them to life in full color with paints. Bring your creativity with you - you'll be amazed at your skill!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Drobots

    Ultimate Drone Games: Speed, Skill & Acrobatics - This is an action-packed drone STEM program full of friendly competition. You will take to the air and attempt to win the badge of the Ultimate Drone Games champion. You will use drones equipped with mini nerf cannons and mini grabbers and prepare for the end-of-program even: Ultimate Drobot Games.

    Drone Flying: Search & Rescue - Drone search and rescue is a rapidly evolving necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to help people and save lives. You will learn how to fly and code drones in order to rely on your rescue team to locate victims and rescue them to safety. Teams will also learn how to accurately acquire aerial data that, in return, will help make informed and targeted decisions simulating real-world positive applications.

    Program: Explorations & Middle & Upper School Camps & Classes
    Ages: Entering Grade 4 - 8
    Dates/Time:
    Ultimate Drone Games: Speed, Skill & Acrobatics
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Drone Flying: Search & Rescue
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)

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  • NEW! Egg Drop Engineering

    Calling all aspiring engineers! The challenge for this week is the famous Egg Drop! You will be challenged to build contraptions that will protect your egg during a drop at various heights. We will use various materials to provide protection and challenge us to complete a successful drop. Mistakes along the way will be a teaching tool to improve on our contraptions.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Engineering Ice Cream

    Using curriculum created by the University of Boston, this class will introduce you to the world of engineering using, of all things, ICE CREAM! You will work with your class to meet challenges, such as building a tower with spaghetti to support a marshmallow and creating your very own ice cream. This class will definitely provide you food for thought, and everyone knows that summer is the perfect time for ice cream!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • First Bike Ride

    Coach Stewart Ball and his staff of coaches have taught hundreds of children to ride a bike. Let us teach you to ride in this popular, low pressure, enjoyable class. All you need is a bike, helmet, water bottle, and snack. Bikes can be kept on campus throughout the week's class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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  • Fit Kids 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 fun runs and relays with other campers. Fitness games, group games, and more fun activities will be incorporated in the daily schedule. Coach La'Boris Bean and his staff will work on specific techniques to improve your form as a runner and help increase your speed and endurance. Come soar with us!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Game On! Multi Sports Camp

    Coach La'Boris Bean and his coaching staff will lead this popular multi-sports camp that offers a wide variety of games, sports, and more. Last year's campers had a blast in this camp that fosters a healthy approach to sports in a positive and encouraging environment. You will try new things and improve your game throughout the week. Activities may include indoor and outdoor activities, obstacles course, themed games, silly sports, and team sports. Come prepared for an awesome week!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition:
    Half Day: $220
    Full Day: $420 (Lunch is included.)

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  • Gym Games & Swim

    Swimming instruction is given in the basic strokes. You must have the confidence to get into the pool and put your face in the water. Through games and the guidelines set by the American Red Cross, you will learn to swim!

    Gym Games will include group games such as basketball, indoor soccer, relays, obstacle courses, and much more. You will have a great time learning new gym games as you team up with your friends!

    All Tennis & Swim students will spend time cooling off in the Rec Room at the end of class where supervised game and activities will take place. Gaga ball, which was a favorite last summer, will be back!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Hands-On Science

    Come explore the world of science experiments, just for kids! Our range of fun experiments, games, projects, fun facts, amazing videos, and much more will teach you about atoms, acids, molecules, electrons, metals, and all kinds of interesting scientific topics. You will investigate, mix, experiment - and, that is just the start.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Intermediate Biking

    If you know how to ride your bike, but need more experience or a refresher course, this class is for you! We will emphasize how to safely handle a bike on alternate terrains, ride in small groups, and build fitness with biking. All you need is a bike, helmet, water bottle, and snack. Bikes can be kept on campus throughout the week's class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:  
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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  • NEW! Invention Convention

    Bring your ideas and join us as we look at some of the greatest inventors of all time! What are some of the greatest inventions in our history? What traits might these inventors have in common? What ideas do you have for the next invention? We will answer these questions as we learn about how inventions all began in the same place - an idea. We will also try our hand as a class at creating individual and collaborate inventions of our very own!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12- June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO®

    The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO® X-Wings, AT-AT Walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 4
    Dates/Time: July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Junior Journalist

    What makes a story newsworthy? What elements of the story are key? Where do you find the story that is worth telling? How do you capture the essence of the story in one photo? How do you put it all together? Come learn from an experienced reporter as you dive into the world of the news. As you roam the Hockaday campus looking for interesting and untold stories, you will learn how to catch the story, tell the story, and produce a newspaper with your team of reporters - your friends! We will also add graphics, puzzles, and comics to our paper before we send it to print!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Keyboarding & Beyond

    Improve your typing skills! Games and hands-on activities will enhance your learning of the keyboard and the various ways to increase your typing speed. Texting might be thumbs only, but this class will get all your fingers moving across the keys!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Math Games & Apps

    Increase your number sense and practice your math skills using a variety of math games and apps. Tap into your higher level thinking skills and strengthen your math abilities through the use of games and technology. Addition, subtraction, counting money, and telling time are just some of the topics we will cover. This class will show you that math is most definitely fun!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26- June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Minecraft U

    This is the Minecraft camp for you! Minecraft U follows a progressive curriculum focused on learning computer skills, problem solving, planning and building, but it's Minecraft, so it's always going to be fun! We emphasize cooperative play and teach game etiquette. Included in the camp tuition is one year of access to our Minecraft monitored server, which allows campers continued access to their projects. Our staff is comprised of computer scientists, teachers, and software developers who also enjoy gaming and Minecraft.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades K-4
    Dates/Time:  
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $375

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  • NEW! Musical Movie Magic

    If you love the music and dance moves in High School Musical, Step Up, Frozen, Singing in the Rain, or Enchanted, you will love this camp! You will explore scenes from many movies with famous dances and some not-so-famous, but definitely filled with toe tapping, eye catching excitement. You will learn moves straight out of the movies, learn new dances to your favorite movie soundtracks, and experiment with creating your own move and dances, too!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Mystery Reader's Theatre

    Reader's theatre is a form of creative arts that uses literature as the script. In this class, you will explore mysteries with your classmates as you turn the pages of the stories into live action. Reading aloud, reading expression, and some acting on the side make this class a fun approach to reading and the world of mysteries.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Once Upon a Ballerina

    A ballet based dance camp where you will explore basic steps and positions of classical ballet. The music and moves will be inspired by fairy tales and imagination. Whether it's Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker, twinkle toes will be a must! Waltz your way into this fantastic camp!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • NEW! Orchestra "Petting Zoo"

    Do you think you might want to play an instrument but you're just not sure which one? We can help! We will explore different instruments, such as violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, and more. We will even present a musical "Petting Zoo Concert" for your friends at camp!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Painting Palooza

    Do you like to paint? Do you wonder where to begin when looking at a blank canvas? Come join us! In this class, you will explore various painting techniques and themes. We will focus on observational painting and explore still-life, landscape, and portrait painting. We will use acrylic and watercolor techniques as you learn composition, mark-making, and wet and dry painting techniques.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Piano Camp

    Would you like to play the piano but have never had the chance to try? Come join us as we learn the basics of piano playing. We'll even put together a "Piano Show Time" at the end of the week for family and friends.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3-4
    Dates/Time: June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Sew This!

    The machines are ready! You will use hand and machine sewing skills in this popular class. Threading a needle, sewing a running stitch, whip stitch, back stitch, the list goes on. We will also discuss safety tips, patterns, and following directions. You will take home your completed projects and your family will be so impressed!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Sew This! Advanced

    The machines are ready! You will use hand and machine sewing skills in this popular class. Threading a needle, sewing a running stitch, whip stitch, back stitch, the list goes on. We will also discuss safety tips, patterns, and following directions. You will take home your completed projects and your family will be so impressed! Prerequisite: Participation in Sew This! during Summer at Hockaday 2015 or Summer at Hockaday 2016 or prior experience using sewing machines.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Singing Stars

    Have you ever dreamed of singing like a star? If so, come join us as we learn the basics of singing. We'll explore posture, vocal range, head voice, breathing, pitch, rhythm, diction, music reading, stage presence, and even microphone techniques. We'll conclude the week with "SHOW TIME!" for family and friends. Join us in June and July for more opportunities to practice your stage presence!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 2-4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Tennis & Swim

    Swimming instruction is given in the basic strokes. You must have the confidence to get into the pool and put your face in the water. Through games and the guidelines set by the American Red Cross, you will learn to swim!

    Tennis lessons for beginners will teach you basic strokes with an emphasis on forehand and backhand. We will introduce serving as we work on cardiovascular and strength building. The focus is FUN and MASTERY!

    All Tennis & Swim students will spend time cooling off in the Rec Room at the end of class where supervised games and activities will take place. Gaga ball, which was a favorite last summer, will be back!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! That Makes Cents!

    Join us as we explore all things money - money basics and an introduction to investing. We will look at money from a business angle and even create a business solely run by you and your friends! You can bank on having a great time in this new class!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 10 - July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • NEW! Video Game Development

    In this camp from Youth Digital, you will create a video game just like the pros do in real Game Design studios. You will use Unity®, an industry-standard Game Design software, and C#, a professional programming language, to build and code your game from scratch. As you code new features in your game, you will learn the most important concepts in programming, including if-then and conditional statements, logical operators, variables, methods, parameters, object types, and loops. You will also learn the fundamental techniques of Game Design, such as navigating and operating within a three-dimensional environment, utilizing prefabs generating custom particles, simulating artificial intelligence, and more. At the conclusion of camp, you will have a complete, fully functional game that you can play and share with friends. You will also be able to access the online version of the course upon the conclusion of camp, which includes video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 10
    Dates/Time:
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Tuition: $485

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  • The Write Stuff

    Do you like to write? What is your favorite style? In this class, you will explore a variety of writing styles. Individual and group projects will include writing assignments in the areas of narrative, descriptive, persuasive, reflective, and informative. As you work with your friends, you will improve your understanding of the writing process.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 19 - June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Yarn Mania

    The soft and cozy world of yarn…creations abound! Learn to knit and use your new skill to make items such as an animal, a winter scarf, a hat, or a purse. We will also use yarn in other ways to make a myriad of pompom critters, decorative tassels, and maybe even learn to needlepoint!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 3 - July 7*, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
  • Yoga

    Yoga is a fun form of fitness that provides many benefits to the body and mind. You will learn yoga at your own pace in a non-competitive environment. This class is designed to help you improve balance, develop strength and flexibility, build self-esteem and confidence, and have fun! Story time and making your very own eye pillow will be some of your favorite activities in this popular class.

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 3 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 12 - June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 26 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 17 - July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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  • Young Astronauts using LEGO®

    Do you wish you could fly? Do you dream of breaking the sound barrier, or landing on Mars? Then this camp is for you? Build LEGO® models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like a bird's, to P-51 Mustangs, Stealth Bombers, and NASA rockets. Then discover how real-world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 26- June 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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