Student Life
Auxiliary Summer Programs
Summer at Hockaday 2019

Lower School (Kindergarten)

BLAST! (June 3-7)

Time to BLAST off for summer fun! Camps are non-academic and allow students to decompress from the school year and explore new interests. BLAST! camps meet June 3-7 and include half-day and full-day offerings.

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BLAST! Camps & Classes

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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.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 6
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 3 – June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $275
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Popular! 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-and-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!
     
    Ages: Entering Kindergarten
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 3 – June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Lunch is included.)
     
    Tuition: $255 for Half-Day; $460 for Full-Day
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • LEGO® Minecraft Engineering

    Offered by Play-Well TEKnologies
    Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® materials or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 2
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $245
    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. Pair Minecraft U with another class offering or sign up for a full day of Minecraft!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 4
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $280
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Multi-Sport Intramurals

    Bringing back the days before kids' sports were a full-time job, when you set up a backyard game with your friends, just for the fun of it-- this is a camp kids love! With an ever-changing lineup of sports and games, we'll roam over the beautiful, shaded Hockaday campus for hours of play. Kickball, flag football, bean bag toss, tag, capture the flag, field hockey, soccer, gaga ball, volleyball, and more! Coach Stewart Ball and his coaching staff will ensure every day will be new and full of energy with a focus on keeping it friendly, fair, and fun. This is a great camp for all ages, sizes, and abilities. This is fun for all!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 8
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $440 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp (Two-week Camp)

Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp takes place June 10 through July 19 in two-week, themed sessions.

Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp is the perfect mix of summer camp, fine arts, and science! Girls and boys experience art, music, creative movement, dramatic play, and science with a balance of creative 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. 

Please Note: Your child must be 5 by May 1, 2019. If your child will still be 4 on May 1, 2019, we invite you to join our popular Discover Day Camp.

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Is Your Child Ready for Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp?

  1. Did my child turn 5 by May 1, 2019?
  2. Is my child curious and eager to learn new things?
  3. Does my child enjoy making new friends?
  4. Does my child enjoy creative movement, music, art, creative play, and science?
  5. Is my child able to put on her/his own shoes?
  6. Is my child independent in the bathroom?
  7. Is my child comfortable in a large group setting?
  8. Is my child able to transition through various activities?
  9. Is my child able to separate from me?
  10. Am I ready for my child to have an awesome summer?
If you answered YES to all 10 questions, your child is ready for Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp!
If you answered NO to any of the questions, please contact our office to learn about additional opportunities for your child.


Creative Arts & SCIENCE Camp Sessions

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  • Session 1: AMAZING RACE

    Combining arts and sciences and fun gives campers a well-rounded experience in this popular, traditional day camp. Join us in the AMAZING RACE as we discover great wonders around the world! Campers will experience music, art, creative play, scavenger hunts, science, outdoor play, special visitors, and fun with new and returning friends - camp is so much more fun with friends, so grab your favorite friend and bring them to camp!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 3 (must be 5 by May 1, 2019)
     
    Dates/Time: June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $660 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Session 2: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

    Combining arts and sciences and fun gives campers a well-rounded experience in this popular, traditional day camp. Join us in THE GREAT OUTDOORS and discover the amazing things the outdoors brings - animals, weather, insects, plants and more! Campers will experience music, art, creative play, scavenger hunts, science, outdoor play, special visitors, and fun with new and returning friends - camp is so much more fun with friends, so grab your favorite friend and bring them to camp!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 3 (must be 5 by May 1, 2019)
     
    Dates/Time: June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    * Summer at Hockaday will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
     
    Tuition: $594 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Session 3: IMAGINARIUM

    Combining arts and sciences and fun gives campers a well-rounded experience in this popular, traditional day camp. Join us in IMAGINARIUM as we discover all that can be created with your imagination! Campers will experience music, art, creative play, scavenger hunts, science, outdoor play, special visitors, and fun with new and returning friends - camp is so much more fun with friends, so grab your favorite friend and bring them to camp!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 3 (must be 5 by May 1, 2019)
     
    Dates/Time: July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $660 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Explorations (One-Week Camps & Classes)

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

Explorations camps and classes take place June 10 through July 19. 
Camps and classes are one-week, half-day or full-day sessions.

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

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Explorations Camps & Classes

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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.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 4 
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 1 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $275
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Intro to STEM with LEGO®

    Offered by Play-Well TEKnologies
    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.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 2
     
    Dates/Time: July 15 – July 19, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $245
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • 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-and-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!

    Ages: Entering Kindergarten 
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 10 – June 14, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 1 – July 5*, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $255
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! LEGO® STEM & Jedi Engineering

    Offered by Play-Well TEKnologies
    Prepare for a full day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam bridges. Then build x-wings, energy catapults, and defense turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO® fanatics!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 2
     
    Dates/Time: June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
     
    Tuition: $425 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! LEGO® STEM & Ninjaneering

    Offered by Play-Well TEKnologies
    Prepare for a full day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as trains, helicopters, treehouses, and beam bridges. Then build trucks, dragons, and spinjitzu spinners from Ninjago City! Engineering and Ninjanuity are the focus of this new full-day themed camp for LEGO® fanatics!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 2
     
    Dates/Time: July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
     
    Tuition: $425 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! LEGO® Super Hero Engineering

    Offered by Play-Well TEKnologies
    Save the world with Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 2
     
    Dates/Time: June 24 – June 28, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $245
    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. Pair Minecraft U with another class offering or sign up for a full day of Minecraft!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K – 8
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 1 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $280
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

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