Student Life
Auxiliary Programs
Summer at Hockaday 2017
Camps and Classes Grades K-4

Unwind - June 5-9

Unwind (June 6 - 10)

Week of June 5-9. Half-day and full-day camps.

List of 19 items.

  • 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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $420 (Lunch is included.)

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  • Clay Daze

    This class is hands-down, hands-on FUN! You will learn about 3-D design through experimenting with clay, paint, and glazing. We will create small and medium-sized objects, animals, and dioramas inspired by the characters and scenes from your favorite short stories. Bring your imagination and be prepared to create, build, get messy, and have a blast!

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Cooking Around the World

    Join us for a cooking adventure around the world! Each day will be an immersive trek thorough a different country. Cook and learn about your favorite dishes from Italy, Mexico, India, Greece, and the USA.

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 3
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $420 (Lunch included)

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  • NEW! Disney's The Jungle Book Kids on Stage

    The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Join us for a fabulous week as we put together this production for family and friends. Whether this will be your first show or you've had stage experience, you are welcome to join us! The purpose of this week is to give our cast a fun experience in the performing arts. Friday's show will be free admission in Hockaday's BRAND NEW Nasher-Haemisegger Family Center for the Arts!

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 8
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $420 (Lunch is included).

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  • Executive Chefs

    Who's in charge in the kitchen? The Executive Chef! Experience what it's like to run a kitchen by creating your own menu, ordering needed supplies, and making a meal that is delicious to eat and just as beautiful in presentation!

    Program: Explorations
    Ages: Entering Grades 4 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $420 (Lunch is included.)

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  • Experience Dallas!

    What better way to start your summer than spending days of fun all around the great city of Dallas? We will take four 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, but it is not necessary as the teachers will also have cameras in hand.

    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $420 (Brown bag lunch is required.)

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  • Fencing

    Taught by Coach Nelly Evanyk, this class will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Olympic sport of fencing. You will learn various techniques and strategies in three events: foil, epee, and saber. Footwork and blade work will be taught along with physical fitness and critical thinking games. All fencing equipment is provided. For safety reasons, all fencers should wear long athletic pants.

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 8
    Dates/Time:
    June 5- June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 5 - June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 4
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 8
    Dates/Time: 
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: Full Day: $420 (Lunch included)

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  • Indoor Rock Climbing

    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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 10
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $275

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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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $260

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  • Intro to STEM with LEGO

    Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. 

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 2
    Dates/Time:
    June 5- June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • NEW! Kinder Camp

    What a special week we have planned for our youngest campers! Spend a half day or full day with us as we introduce you to the wonderful day camp experience. We'll have lots of playtime, arts 'n crafts, stories, outside games, and much more! Couple Kinder Camp with First Bike Ride or LEGO® or register for full-day Kinder Camp to create a full day of fun and learning!

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Kindergarten
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 5 - June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: 
    Half Day: $250 
    Full Day: $420 (Lunch is included.)

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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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 10
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    June 5 - June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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  • Sew Fun!

    The machines are ready! You will use hand and machine sewing skills in this popular camp. 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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Sew This!

    The machines are ready! You will used 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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 6
    Dates/Time: 
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • STEM Challenge with LEGO®

    Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

    Program: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 2 - 6
    Dates/Time:
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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: UNWIND
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 - 4
    Dates/Time: 
    June 5 - June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $220

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    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
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