Hillbrook Summer Programs

Summer Camp at Hillbrook offers our families a variety of flexible options for students of all grade levels. We invite parents and campers to choose the camps that excite and interest them. Summer is a wonderful opportunity to develop existing interests, explore new possibilities, make new friends, and have fun!

Each Hillbrook camp is developed and directed by an experienced educator who is supported by a team of counselors. While Hillbrook camps run independent of one another, campers mingle during lunch and snack time. They also come together in age-appropriate groups for large scale games.

Students who will be entering Hillbrook in the upcoming school year are welcomed and encouraged to join us for Summer Camp. We find that the students who join us for Summer Camp enjoy a smoother transition to Hillbrook once the school year kicks off. We hope to see yout this summer!

Join us for Summer@Hillbrook!


This year, we are thrilled to welcome non-Hillbrook families to join us during our six-week program, Summer@Hillbrook, from June 12-July 21. We offer camps geared toward students entering junior kindergarten-8th grade.

Learn more about the camps offered this year, and register for camps today! Registration for Summer@Hillbrook opens May 1 and closes May 19.

Week: 1 June 11-15

Mini Makers
Students, come tinker with us! Young makers will hone their creativity and passion for innovation as creators, artists, and builders. Campers will hone their problem-solving skills and take on dynamic hands-on projects as they collaborate and engage in a variety of fun and challenging design challenges.
Grade: K-1

Experience Orff Instruments
Experience playing xylophone and small percussion in a large ensemble to create melodies and accompaniments through stories, dancing, and singing. Students will learn techniques on mallet instruments and get to explore their highest creative potential in this class. A small sharing will occur on the last day of camp highlighting music learned.  
Grade: 1-4

Day Trippers
What could be more fun - and exhilarating - than experiencing five fun recreational attractions in five days? Day Trippers will take your child to a place he or she is sure to love each day of camp. Guided by Hillbrook teachers, groups of campers have the opportunity to hang out with old friends and make new ones, all the while making amazing memories! Final destinations for this year are being confirmed, so sign up and look forward to fun. Past excursions include: Raging Waters, Golfland & Waterslides, Sky High and Saratoga AMC movie theatre for a popular summer movie. All bus services and entry fees are included in camp tuition.
Grade: 4-8

Week 2: June 18-22

Space, Drones, and Coding, Oh My!
3-2-1...Blast off! Join us for an active, engaging, and fun week of learning as students will be introduced to coding and programming. Campers will collaborate, engage in a variety of fun design projects, all while learning more about the amazing world of outer space. Come join us on this wondrous out-of-this-world adventure!
Grade: K-1

Woodshop Explorations
Campers will become familiar with the basic elements and tools of construction before conceptualizing and creating projects with their hands. Possible projects include: boats, carts, birthdhouses, and more!
Grade: 2-5

Week 3: June 25-29

The Land Before Time
A hundred million years ago, dinosaurs wandered the Earth. We’ll investigate these ancient animals by digging for fossil bones and using toy models to make footprints in clay. We’ll explore their lives by acting out dinosaur stories and making dino-projects to take home!
Grade: K-1

Roxaboxen
Campers are invited to join Hillbrook’s real-life take on popular children’s book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran. Students will build an entire community constructed from boxes, made objects, rocks, and their imaginations. Campers will breathe life into the story as they are busy with activities including building box buildings, opening businesses, developing a currency, and taking on the roles that make a community come to life. This camp will encourage risk-taking, curiosity, and ingenuity.
Grade: 2-5

Week 4: July 2-6 (No camp July 4)

“Marbles” of Engineering
Campers will have a blast experiencing unique, interactive, and hands-on science activities. Look forward to your student being amazed with launching balloon rockets, navigating a marble roller coaster, discover gem and much more.
Grade: K-1

Hillbrook’s Great Bake-Off Challenge
Campers will learn the fundamentals of how to use kitchen tools, measure, mix, and get messy in the name of creatingdelicious treatss to eat and becoming a chef extraordinaire. Each day students will try new recipes, hone different techniques, and make yummy culinary creations to enjoy.
Grade: 2-4

Week 5: July 9-13

To Hillbrook and Beyond!
This summer camp is especially tailored to our incoming junior kindergarten and kindergarten students where young campers can meet new friends, dance (wiggle) to music, listen to stories and poems, make arts and crafts, and play a wide variety of outdoor games, and explore their new home - Hillbrook! Campers will use their imaginations for lots of creative play, make believe, dress-up, and artistic creations of all kinds.
Grade: JK/K

Groovin' Guitar
An introduction to playing the guitar through note-reading and chords. Play fun songs in a group setting. There will be a short sharing of songs on the last day of camp. Guitars and materials provided.
Grade: 1-3

Board Games: session #1
Escape from a sinking island, cure the world of a deadly pandemic, or fix a broken rocket ship through imaginative cooperative play! Cooperative board games have players working together to achieve a common goal, rather than playing against each other. Games offered can include: Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Space Team, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, etc.
Grade: 6-8

Week 6: July 16-20

To Hillbrook and Beyond!
This summer camp is especially tailored to our incoming junior kindergarten and kindergarten students where young campers can meet new friends, dance (wiggle) to music, listen to stories and poems, make arts and crafts, and play a wide variety of outdoor games, and explore their new home - Hillbrook! Campers will use their imaginations for lots of creative play, make believe, dress-up, and artistic creations of all kinds.
Grade: JK/K

Get Your Game On
Kick off August with exciting summer camp inspired fun. Each day campers will play a new sport, activity, or all-time camp favorites. This is a perfect combination of fitness and fun for your active and athletic youngster. Enjoy playing SPUD, Kickball and Four Corners, Capture the Flag and much more.
Grades: 1-4

Board Games: session #2
What better way to spend your summer than excercising your mind with epic challenges? Eurogames focus on strategy rather than luck) with little chance of player elimination, allowing campers to be in it until the every end! This helps develop logic and reasoning skills, and hone relationship building. Games offered can include: Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan, Qwirkle, Sushi Go, etc. 
Grade: 6-8


Hillbrook Junior Camp Leaders
Hillbrook Junior Camp Leader positions open throughtout all six weeks of summer. HBJC gives our 6th-8th students the exciting and valuable opportunity to work with our younger campers, help assist directors, lead games, and help facilitate a wide variety of other fun activities.  Tuition for this camp covers the cost of supplies for our Junior Camp Leaders.
Grades: 6-8
 
Our flex schedule returns this year: 

Full Day Camp: 9 AM-3 PM  with an off-campus pickup location
Half Day Camp: 9 AM-1 PM pick-up at Hillbrook School 

Camps run from 9 AM-1 PM with Extended Care in an off-campus pool area from 1-3 PM. Pick-up from Extended Care is promptly 3 PM at the end of the day. 

Meet the Summer Programs Team

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Highlights from Summer@Hillbrook