Student Life
Auxiliary Summer Programs
Summer at Hockaday 2019

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Summer at Hockaday offers a variety of camps and classes for girls and boys entering Grades 5 - 10. In the hopes of working within family summer schedules, we have created one-week and two-week options. Combine programs and create an awesome summer full of academics, sports, and enrichment totaling up to 7 weeks! The Summer Math & Writing Institute will offer students in grades 5 - 10 in-depth instruction in the areas of math and writing, along with opportunities for experiential learning through various elective programs. Students will be assessed on the first day of the institute and placed in the appropriate instructional level. Students who attend a full day will receive individualized instruction in math and writing along with an elective program.

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.

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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  • Esports Boot Camp

    Competitive gaming has become a varsity collegiate sport and is now developing professional league teams in sixteen major US cities. Esports (as they are commonly known) require a lot of intensive training, especially as players progress from the lower rankings, and this requires expert instruction and coaching. That's where the Esports Boot Camp comes in! Our coaches are Diamond+ rated collegiate varsity players who have played in the national collegiate championships. This level of coaching gives younger players a huge advantage in how long it takes to understand and gain competence in the key elements of play. We also include a physical exercise portion to help train for quickness and coordination demanded of higher-ranked play. Esports Boot Camp is perfect preparation for high school and city league tryouts! Bring your own computer device-- we'll be using state-of-the-art gaming PCs, but you'll also have some time on your own device to practice. Weekly participation is encouraged.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 7 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
      
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Fashion Camp

    Offered by Model Citizen
    In this camp, you will model, style, and produce your own fashion show! You'll learn the basics for runway modeling and practice fun exercises designed to increase self–esteem and expand self–confidence. These include age– appropriate hair and make–up, basic turns, poise, fashion styling and coordination, health and fitness, social awareness, etiquette, personal growth, fashion show fitting, and a runway rehearsal. Open to both boys and girls, graduation includes a fashion show presentation for family, friends, and other campers.
     
    Ages: Entering Grade 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $310
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • 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.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 1 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $260
    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 or sign up for a full day of Minecraft!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades K - 10
     
    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! Social Media Workshop: #Tweet #Tweet #Think!

    How to say the right thing, the right way, at the right time? This is the social skill all of us need to be successful in our daily interactions, especially online. Learning social media skills in middle school makes a world of difference-- how to deal with cyber bullying, how to detect falsehoods and troll bots, how to stay safe. But this workshop is more than a defensive driving course; it's about how to let your creativity shine online, how to make a stellar Instagram account, how to post and text in a creative and interesting voice that gets respect and appreciation. This workshop will open your eyes, surprise you, and give you the confidence to creatively #tweet #tweet #think!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 - 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 3 – June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Counselor– In–Training

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is taught by experienced teachers who have a breadth of knowledge in the realms of volunteerism, child development, and classroom management. As a CIT, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a counselor through hands-on experience and practice. You will spend a portion of the session with other CITs learning the skills necessary to allow you to serve as a volunteer, which you will then experience first-hand in segments of our Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. Through this program, you are certain to enhance citizenship and leadership skills. Delve into volunteerism, all while having fun, enhancing teamwork, and gaining real-world experience! After completing the two-week training session, you will spend two weeks volunteering within Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. You will quickly develop your own fan club as our campers and students adore our CITs!

Program requirement: When registering for the full-day CIT program, select one session in the registration process, and then volunteer for an additional two weeks following the session's end, for a total commitment of four weeks.

Ages: 
Entering Grades 9 - 10 **
 
Dates/Time:  
June 10 - June 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
June 24 - July 5*, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
July 8 - July 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
* Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
 
Tuition:         
$325 for full-day program (Lunch is included.)
Save 10% when you register before March 20.

** Those who have completed the CIT program may apply to be a volunteer and are not required to enroll in the CIT program.

New! Athletic Camps: Alpha O.N.E. Athletic Training

New! Alpha O.N.E. Fitness Training
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind sports training experience with Coach LaBoris Bean. Alpha O.N.E. offers the right balance of speed and agility training to help any athlete deliver an outstanding play. Our training programs incorporate proven exercises and conditioning techniques that guarantee exceptional results. The Alpha O.N.E. weight training portion of our program will build muscle strength, which will allow you to achieve ideal performance. Rest assured-- we will go above and beyond to ensure you unlock your athletic potential!

Maximize your strengths!
Eliminate your weaknesses!
Level up your game!

Sessions may be purchased as individual sessions, weekly sessions, or four-week sessions. Sign up today to see remarkable improvement in your game! This is where your sports success story begins.

Ages: Entering Grades 5 –8**, Entering Grades 9 – 12
 
Dates/Time: June 3 through July 26* (daily and weekly sessions), 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
 
Tuition: 
$45/individual session
$200/weekly session
$600/four-week session
*Camp will not meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%

**Students in 5th – 8th grade will use body weight and resistance band exercises for the strength training portion of the program.

Summer Math & Writing Institute (June 10 - July 19)

The Summer Math & Writing Institute will offer students in grades 5 – 10 in-depth instruction in the areas of math and writing, along with opportunities for experiential learning through various elective programs. Students will be assessed on the first day of the institute and placed in the appropriate instructional level. Students who attend a full day will receive individualized instruction in math and writing along with an elective program. Full-day registration is encouraged. However, participation in individual offerings is allowed. Students who register for multiple sessions will continue to receive progressive curriculum.

We welcome returning students to the Summer Math & Writing Institute! If you have attended the Institute in previous years, our first-day assessments will ensure that your instruction will meet your need. While our summer classes have students from multiple grade levels with a variety of skill levels, we provide you with classwork that will fill gaps and give a glimpse into future math classes.

Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
 
Dates/Time: 
June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
* Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
 
Tuition: 
$985 for full-day participation in the Institute (Lunch is included.)
$380 for individual math and writing classes.
Save 10% when you register before March 20.

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  • Math Institute: Algebra and Beyond

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a pre-algebra course and will be enrolled in an Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II course in the fall. This course is also appropriate for students entering Hockaday's Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III courses. In this course, beginning algebra students will get an introduction to topics typically taught in an Algebra I course. More advanced students will review and reinforce their Algebra I skills to be better prepared for more advanced math courses. Students must be proficient and fluent with negative numbers to be successful in this course. Course topics may include variables and expressions, simplifying polynomials, equation solving, graphing linear equations, factoring, solving quadratic equations, simplifying radicals, word problems, and more. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to determine the best level of challenge needed. This is a great way to get ahead in Algebra I or to review Algebra I topics before taking more rigorous math courses. Enroll in multiple two-week sessions to strengthen skills and understanding of these abstract algebraic topics. Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions as instruction will be progressive in nature. Your number sense will improve after spending up to six weeks in our Summer Math Institute!

    Ages: Entering Grades 8 - 10

    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 - June 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 - July 5*, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 - July 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.

    Tuition: 
    Included in the full-day Summer Math & Writing Institute 
    $380 as an individual class
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Writing Institute

    Writing modules will include a thematic approach to writing, drawing from a variety of sources, such as myths, poems, legends, and more. Short works will be analyzed to identify theme, structure, punctuation, diction, and figurative language. Going beyond analysis into creation, students will brainstorm and create original works. A variety of writing techniques will be utilized as students create scripts, news articles, book reviews, and more. Students will respond to pieces through prose and/or poetry and create an original piece for peer review. Through the use of art, poetry, literature, current events and more, students will review and strengthen writing processes and skills. While the themes for each grade level might be the same, the depth to which the course is taught will vary according to grade level to achieve grade-appropriate instruction and challenge. Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions as instruction will be progressive in nature. Imagine what writing skills you will gain after spending up to six weeks in our Summer Writing Institute!

    Ages: Entering Grades 8 - 10

    Dates/Time:
    June 10 - June 21, 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
    June 24 - July 5*, 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
    July 8 - July 19, 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
    *Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.

    Tuition:

    $380 as an individual class
    (Included in the full-day Summer Math & Writing Institute registration)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

One-Week and Two-Week Camps & Classes

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One-Week Camps

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  • Eco Guides – Simulation & Design

    Fires, floods, storms - how well do we understand our climate? Eco Guides Delves into the theory and research that supports our understanding of climate and weather. It's the perfect workshop for students who care about the environment. We will study climate from the theoretical perspective through a sophisticated video game, Eco. We will use it to build a simulated civilization with a realistic climate. Eco is an online game where players must collaborate to build a civilization in a world where everything they do affects the environment. All resources come from a simulated ecosystem with thousands of plants and animals simulating 24/7. We will work together through the player-run government and economy to build the technology to stop a meteor on a collision course with the planet, without polluting the world and destroying it in the process. We will also perform climate measurements and learn about local resources for recycling, sustainable energy, and conservation efforts in Texas.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 1 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Esports Boot Camp

    Competitive gaming has become a varsity collegiate sport and is now developing professional league teams in sixteen major US cities. Esports (as they are commonly known) require a lot of intensive training, especially as players progress from the lower rankings, and this requires expert instruction and coaching. That's where the Esports Boot Camp comes in! Our coaches are Diamond+ rated collegiate varsity players who have played in the national collegiate championships. This level of coaching gives younger players a huge advantage in how long it takes to understand and gain competence in the key elements of play. We also include a physical exercise portion to help train for quickness and coordination demanded of higher-ranked play. Esports Boot Camp is perfect preparation for high school and city league tryouts! Bring your own computer device-- we'll be using state-of-the-art gaming PCs, but you'll also have some time on your own device to practice. Weekly participation is encouraged.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 7 – 10
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 1– July 5*, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Fashion Camp

    Offered by Model Citizen
    In this camp, you will model, style, and produce your own fashion show! You'll learn the basics for runway modeling and practice fun exercises designed to increase self-esteem and expand self-confidence. These include age-appropriate hair and make-up, basic turns, poise, fashion styling and coordination, health and fitness, social awareness, etiquette, personal growth, fashion show fitting, and a runway rehearsal. Open to both boys and girls, graduation includes a fashion show presentation for family, friends, and other campers.
     
    Ages: Entering Grade 5 - 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 24 - June 28, 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $420 
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! High School Journalism, Yearbook & News

    Are you a news addict? Do current events dominate your social media feeds and conversations? Well, now is the time to take the reins and become a newsmaker yourself! Hone your fact gathering skills, develop reporting strategies and dive into news, interviews, and feature writing. Whether you're on your school's newspaper or yearbook or you've just got a passion for writing and news, this is your opportunity to take yourself to the next level. Meet with reporters, visit an active newsroom, and write original and engaging copy. It's teamwork, it's intense, it's fun, it's what real journalists and bloggers do! This is an excellent camp for students who are interested in high school journalism and yearbook.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 8 – 12
     
    Dates/Time:     
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 1– July 5*, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! The Mixed Tape Workshop: Making Musical Art Like a Professional!

    Want to make music? Join us for the Mixed Tape Workshop, a week-long, intensive workshop where students explore the world of being a professional musician. Focusing on many aspects of musicianship, including rehearsing with a band, recording, music technology, live performance, and social media presence, the Mixed Tape Workshop will have students immersed in the daily routine of a professional musician. Covering a variety of instruments, playing styles, and genres from around the world, students will learn about many musical concepts and apply them to their instruments and voice. Students will learn how to record and edit a demon on a computer and how to create a following on their social media account. The workshop is led by two university-trained, professional musicians from Dallas, Daniel Pinilla and Travis Bentley. Note: Students are encouraged to bring their instrument - including voice; however, students are not required to play an instrument or have a background in music. If you love exploring musical styles and artists making popular music today, you will love this workshop!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 6 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 1– July 5*, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 20%.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Social Media Workshop: #Text #Tweet #Think!

    How to say the right thing, the right way, at the right time? This is the social skill all of us need to be successful in our daily interactions, especially online. Learning social media skills in middle school makes a world of difference-- how to deal with cyber bullying, how to detect falsehoods and troll bots, how to stay safe. But this workshop is more than a defensive driving course; it's about how to let your creativity shine online, how to make a stellar Instagram account, how to post and text in a creative and interesting voice that gets respect and appreciation. This workshop will open your eyes, surprise you, and give you the confidence to creatively #text #tweet #think!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 - 9
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – June 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $485 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Speech & Debate Camp

    Speech and Debate is a course that will teach you as the student to unlock your own voice and develop critical thinking skills. During the week, you will be asked to present brief speeches about various topics, engage your peers in discussion, and debate with fellow campers. This student   – focused course looks to help you understand debate and argumentation from an everyday perspective. This camp will be offered two consecutive weeks, with the second week being Advanced Speech & Debate Camp. Instruction will be progressive in nature. Students are encouraged to register for both weeks.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $365 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Speech & Debate Camp - Advanced

    Speech and Debate is a course that will teach you as the student to unlock your own voice and develop critical thinking skills. During the week, you will be asked to present brief speeches about various topics, engage your peers in discussion, and debate with fellow campers. This student   – focused course looks to help you understand debate and argumentation from an everyday perspective. This camp will be offered two consecutive weeks, with the second week being Advanced Speech & Debate Camp. Instruction will be progressive in nature. Students are encouraged to register for both weeks.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: June 17 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
     
    Tuition: $365 (Lunch is included.)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! What's your SELfie: MySELf, the Leader!

    Offered by Model Citizen
    In this workshop, we will focus on five themes: (1) Self Awareness, (2) Self-Management, (3) Social Awareness, (4) Relationship Skills, and (5) Responsible Decision Making. SEL* is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. We will incorporate meditation skills, journaling, presentation skills, games to build team work, opportunities to greet others in a confident manner, share desires and goals, listen, and practice key leadership skills. This class will be rich in self-discoveries and will encourage students to develop themselves into a leader with a strong sense of SELf!
    *SEL is the acronym for Social and Emotional Learning. 

    Ages: Entering Grade 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 14, 11:30 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 12, 11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 15 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $420
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

Two-Week Classes

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  • New! Alpha O.N.E. Intramural Sports

    Have fun in the sun with Coach LaBoris Bean and staff while participating in multiple sport activities such as flat football, basketball, dodgeball, and more! Within a coed environment, students will have positive social interactions, develop friendships, and receive mentoring from camp counselors. This is a great way for kids to get off the couch, absorb some Vitamin D, and develop healthy habits. A fun athlete exists within everyone!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: 
    $310 as an individual class
    ($0 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Art Studio

    There are unlimited possibilities for your imagination in Art Studio! Various art mediums will be used, such as painting, chalk, pencil, clay, and more as you create your masterpieces. Learn how art is connected to science, math, and technology, and how art has earned its place in the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). You might think you are not very good at art, but we will show you that everyone has a creative side –  come join us!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition:
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! BAKE! Cookie Confections

    Chewy? Crunchy? Chocolatey? What is your favorite? Come join us as we explore the delicious world of cookie confections! We will make some of your favorite recipes and mix in new ones, which just may become your new favorite. While we bake, we will see how changing one simple ingredient can completely change your cookie!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition:
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Brainstorming with Minecraft

    Where do tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft get their new products and ideas? From people who know how to think creatively about technology. That's what Brainstorming with Minecraft is all about-- how to create ideas and put them to work with technology. We will use Minecraft as our brainstorming playground because it is friendly and easy to use, but still sophisticated enough to use with Java code. Over the course of the camp, students will learn about worldbuilding, product design and work management. Students will practice a design sprint, prototyping, user testing, iteration, and Kanban-- all tools and methods that real software teams use to create the products you use every day. The first two days will serve as a mini design sprint. (Design sprints were developed by Google Ventures as a way to quickly create product prototypes in order to validate ideas.) Campers will brainstorm, collaborate, and design a modpack and adventure map. The days following will be spent in the build phase as campers learn about iteration and user testing. Campers will manage their work on a Kanban board while strategizing their messaging and marketing collateral. Final days will be spent packaging the modpack/map and publishing it for the world to see.

    Ages: Entering Grades 8 – 12
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Camp Daily Digital News: Summer at Hockaday Edition

    Students will develop an email newsletter with the goal of delivering daily news on Summer at Hockaday's summer camps and classes! The digital newsletter will be rich in photos and will include copy by journalism students using their original reporting and interviews. We will focus on how news is delivered in the social media world with an emphasis on storytelling and the use of photography and video to enrich the storytelling process in the rapid-fire digital news environment.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 –  June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: 
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Counselor-In-Training

    The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is taught by experienced teachers who have a breadth of knowledge in the realms of volunteerism, child development, and classroom management. As a CIT, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a counselor through hands-on experience and practice. You will spend a portion of the session with other CITs learning the skills necessary to allow you to serve as a volunteer, which you will then experience first-hand in segments of our Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. Through this program, you are certain to enhance citizenship and leadership skills. Delve into volunteerism, all while having fun, enhancing teamwork, and gaining real-world experience! After completing the two-week training session, you will spend two weeks volunteering within Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. You will quickly develop your own fan club as our campers and students adore our CITs!

    Program requirement: When registering for the full-day CIT program, select one session in the registration process, and then volunteer for an additional two weeks following the session's end, for a total commitment of four weeks.

    Ages: 
    Entering Grades 9 - 10 **
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 - June 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
    June 24 - July 5*, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
    July 8 - July 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Full-day program)
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition:        
    $325 for full-day program (Lunch included)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

    ** Those who have completed the CIT program may apply to be a volunteer and are not required to enroll in the CIT program.
  • 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!
     
    Ages:  Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time:  
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4.
     
    Tuition:         
    $288 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! 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! Do you like to cook? Join us!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. –  11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition: $340 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Hand Lettering Workshop

    Come join us as we learn the art of hand lettering! We will go over the different supplies needed for hand lettering and practice the basic brush strokes for letters and numbers. We will learn how to mix styles and work on ways to add in decorative embellishments that will take our art to the next level. By the end of the class, you will go home with beautiful lettered art and the skills to develop your unique lettering style for years to come.

    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition:          
    $330 as an individual class 
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • 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.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time:
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition:         
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 climbing fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Keyboarding & Apps

    Maybe you are a wiz at texting using only your thumbs, but you find yourself wishing to be quicker on the keyboard. If so, this class will help you increase your speed by improving your typing skills and then apply those skills to applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. You will definitely see improvement in the areas of speed and accuracy. Daily practice, application, games, and hands-on activities will enhance your learning of the keyboard and beyond.
     
    Ages: Entering Grade 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4
     
    Tuition:          
    $279 as an individual class
    ($0 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Math Institute: Algebra and Beyond Series

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a pre-algebra course and will be enrolled in an Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II course in the fall. This course is also appropriate for students entering Hockaday's Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III courses. In this course, beginning algebra students will get an introduction to topics typically taught in an Algebra I course. More advanced students will review and reinforce their Algebra I skills to be better prepared for more advanced math courses. Students must be proficient and fluent with negative numbers to be successful in this course. Course topics may include variables and expressions, simplifying polynomials, equation solving, graphing linear equations, factoring, solving quadratic equations, simplifying radicals, word problems, and more. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to determine the best level of challenge needed. This is a great way to get ahead in Algebra I or to review Algebra I topics before taking more rigorous math courses. Enroll in multiple two-week sessions to strengthen skills and understanding of these abstract algebraic topics. Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions as instruction will be progressive in nature. Your number sense will improve after spending up to six weeks in our Summer Math Institute!

    Ages: Entering Grades 8 - 10

    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 - June 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 - July 5*, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 - July 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.

    Tuition: 
    Included in the full-day Summer Math & Writing Institute 
    $380 as an individual class
    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 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 10 –  June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition:
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    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 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 10 –  June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: 
    $310 as an individual class
    ($0 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! The Real Fake News Workshop

    Your world depends upon trustworthy information and news. Join a news-making team and work with traditional and social media to find the real story. What's real news and what's disinformation? Learn about social media ethics, hacking, bots, and multiple points of view. Meet with real newsmakers, build your story, and learn how to make a difference in the real world!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 9
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition: 
    $330 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Science Camp: Design & Play

    Do you like inventing new things? Do you enjoy creating your own games that others can play? You’ll get creative in this camp and use your problem solving skills to play various fun and engaging STEM related games. Then, using what you have learned, you will be tasked with making your own STEM game that others will play. Get ready to laugh, giggle, and problem solve in this unique and wacky camp.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July19, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition:
    $320 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • New! Science Camp: STEM Spectacular

    No two days are alike in this camp! Get ready to use various materials to design, build, and print different products that you can take home. We will be exploring circuits, 3D printing, thermal sensitive paper, aerodynamics, chemical changes, and do other fun activities. Creativity and crafting skills are a must!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
     
    Tuition:
    $320 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Summer Math & Writing Institute

    The Summer Math & Writing Institute will offer students in grades 5–10 in depth instruction in the areas of math and writing, along with opportunities for experiential learning through various elective programs. Students will be assessed on the first day of the institute and placed in the appropriate instructional level. Students who attend a full day will receive individualized instruction in math and writing and will choose from a variety of elective programs. Full-day registration is encouraged. However, participation in individual offerings is allowed. Upon registration, you will have the opportunity to select an elective class. Electives may result in additional fees, which are listed in the class descriptions. Lunch is included in the tuition for the full–day program.
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. –  3:45 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition:         
    $985 for full–day (Lunch included)
    ($380 for individual math and writing classes)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Tennis & Swim

    In this camp, we will combine two of our popular summer programs. Tennis will take place during the first hour, followed by indoor swim during the second hour. In tennis, you will be challenged whether you are an advanced   – beginning or an advanced   – intermediate player. We will work on cardiovascular and agility drills and engage in full   – court matches. We will stress a full service motion, overhead, and volley skills. You will also learn strategy of singles and doubles play. After assessing your playing level, you will practice with and challenge others of comparable skill. The ball machine will be available and in case of rain, indoor activities that can be applied to tennis will take place. Grab your racquet and get ready for some tennis fun!
     
    In swimming, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke are the strokes you will learn and strengthen in these two weeks. We will throw in water games for some friendly competition. You must be comfortable and independent in the water to participate in this camp.

    Note: We will use the outdoor pool, so please make sure your camper is wearing sunscreen.
     
    Ages: Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.

    Tuition:          
    $320 as an individual class
    ($25 materials fee as an elective within the Summer Math & Writing Institute)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.
  • Writing Institute

    Writing modules will include a thematic approach to writing, drawing from a variety of literary fiction and non-fiction sources. Short works will be analyzed to identify theme, structure, punctuation, diction, and figurative language. Students will respond to pieces through prose and/or poetry, creating original writings for peer review. The depth and focus of courses taught will vary according to grade level to achieve grade-appropriate instruction and challenge. Imagine what writing skills you will gain after spending up to six weeks in our Summer Writing Institute!
     
    Ages: Entering Grades 5 – 10
     
    Dates/Time: 
    June 10 – June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    June 10 – June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Grades 6 – 8)
    June 10 – June 21, 1:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Grades 8 – 10)
    June 24 – July 5*, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    June 24 – July 5*, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Grades 6 – 8)
    June 24 – July 5*, 1:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Grades 8 – 10)
    July 8 – July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Grades 5 – 6)
    July 8 – July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Grades 6 – 8)
    July 8 – July 19, 1:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Grades 8 – 10)
    * Class will NOT meet on July 4. Tuition will be discounted 10%.
     
    Tuition:          
    $380 as an individual class
    (Included in the full–day Summer Math & Writing Institute registration)
    Save 10% when you register before March 20.

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