Summer Programs at Hillbrook
Hillbrook Summer Programs offer our families a variety of flexible options for students entering junior kindergarten-8th grade. 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 you this summer!

We are also thrilled to welcome non-Hillbrook campers to join us for Summer Programs at Hillbrook. Registration opens in the spring.


Week 1: June 12-16

Mini Makers
Grade: K-2
Lead by: Emily Sleasman-1st Grade Teacher
Get creative and come tinker with us. Students 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.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Day Trippers
Grade: 2-6
Lead by: Paul DiMarco-P.E. Teacher, Megan Collins-Kindergarten Teacher, Nicholle Cabarloc-Camp Director
What could be more fun - and exhilarating - than experiencing five fun recreational attractions in five days? Each day of camp, Day Trippers will take your child to a place he or she is sure to love. 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, and past excursions have included: Raging Waters, Golfland & Waterslides, Sky High and Saratoga AMC movie theatre: Cars 3. All busing and entry fees are included in camp tuition.
$525

Free Art
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Ken Hay (Art Teacher)
Dream it. Start it. Prototype it! Campers will be able to explore their curiosity and create unique works of art. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy time with a variety of different materials, including cardboard, wood, recycled paperphanalia, acrylics, plastics, and more. Projects are defined by the campers’ imagination, so just consider the possibilities!
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Wheel Throwing Workshop
Grade: 6-8
Lead by: Laura Hale (Art Teacher)
Learn the basics of throwing ceramics on the potter's wheel or come to perfect your technique. All skill levels welcome!
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Week 2: June 19-23

FUNtastic Science
Grade: K-1
Lead by: Paul DiMarco-P.E. Teacher
Do you like mind blowing good fun? Campers will have a blast experiencing unique, interactive, and hands-on science activities. Look forward to your student being amazed with electromagnets, navigating a marble roller coaster, captaining a balloon rocket, and taking on parachute drops.  
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

The Art of Pinterest
Grade: 1-3
Lead by: Susie Heeter-Art Teacher
Do you love to paint, draw, and build 3-D sculptures? If your child loves art, he or she will love this camp! Awaken creativity and imagination as you explore a variety of art techniques, including painting, 3-D art, and more. All masterpieces will be taken home on the last day of camp.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)
 
Steam Challenge
Grade: 2-5
Lead by: Laura Nielsen-1st Grade Teacher
Calling all makers and inventors! Campers will be introduced to the engineering design cycle and use a variety of technologies to bring their projects to life. We will identify design challenges, brainstorm creative solutions, prototype our initial designs, test and then improve our inventions.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Iron Chef: Hillbrook
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Kim Handa-Culinary Chef & Ext. Care
Come mix, stir, and mash in the kitchen! Campers will learn a ton of great skills including kitchen basics, food handling, sanitation, and food safety. They are sure to be hands-on cooking pros by the end of camp as they work their way through a menu that includes appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. On the final day of camp, all our chefs will come together to cook with a mystery ingredient, just like in the show! Who will be the next Iron Chef: Hillbook?
$440 (Full Day)/$400 (Half Day)

Week 3: June 26-30

Brain Games
Grade: K-1
Lead by: Paul Di Marco-P.E. Teacher
Masterminds challenge campers will mind-bending, team-building, fact-finding, fun activities. Campers take over the campus as they complete mind-bursting challenges including a scavenger hunt, clue hunt, find the photo, scrabble relay and much more.  
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Minecraft
Grade: 2-4
Lead by: HB Staff
In our all-new Minecraft Camp, campers will learn exciting lessons in coding and create “mods” - modifications - for Minecraft. They will keep well-fueled with delicious Minecraft-themed snacks, create with Minecraft-inspired arts and crafts, enjoy outdoor fun, and more!
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)
 
Build-A-Buddy
Grade: 2-6
Lead by: Wendy Ron-2nd Grade Teacher
Campers are invited to Hillbrook’s own Build-A-Buddy camp where they will hand-create a buddy as unique as its creator all while developing their sewing skills. Students are invited to build a monster, an animal, or a friend this summer!
$440 (Full Day)/$365 (Half Day)
 
Spanish Fun
Grade: K-3
Lead by: Carlota Roa-Spanish Teacher
Join us this summer for an enthralling week filled with Latin drum rhythms, dancing, singing, and performing in a new language! Campers will learn the Spanish language in a new and engaging atmosphere. At the end of the week, the campers will share their honed language skills and cultural experiences in a performance for their fellow campers.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Amazing Electronics!
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Shea Ellerson-MS Math & Science Resident Teacher
Campers are invited to explore the Hillbrook iLab and take on a variety of interactive, creative projects using fabric, conductive dough, paper, motors, LEDs, switches, sensors, buttons, conductive thread, copper tape, sharpies, and more!
$440 (Full Day)/$375 (Half Day)

Week 4: July 3-7 (3 Day Week)

Out of this World Adventures
Grade:K-1
Lead by: Paul DiMarco
Get ready for a week of learning and exploration, because this week promises to be out of this world! Campers will explore comets, stars, planets and then dive deep and journey to the depths of the deep blue sea. Students can look forward to creating their own rockets, planets, sea creatures, and learning all about animals.
$264 (Full Day)/$210 (Half Day)

Volleyball 
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Allie Hughes-
Stingray Volleyball
Serve, Set, Spike! Hillbrook volleyball camp is designed and run by experienced Stingray Club coach Allie Hughes. Campers will focus on developing burgeoning volleyball players of all ability levels in a fun structured learning environment, while teaching the fundamentals of the game and techniques and skills: serving, passing, setting, hitting, through a variety of drills and game play. 
$225 (Full Day)
 
Hillbrook Junior Chefs: Let’s Get Cooking!
Grade: 1-3
Lead by: Kim Handa-Culinary Chef & Ext. Care
Campers will learn the fundamentals of how to prepare food, use cooking measurements, become acquainted with safety and clean up work in the kitchen, and become a chef extraordinaire. Campers will make yummy culinary creations to enjoy. They will cook and bake new recipes to hone through differnt techniques. Along with their creations, they will make their own chef hats, recipe books, and placemats.
$264 (Full Day)/$210 (Half Day)

Minecraft 
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Matt Callahan
Calling all 3D builders...Minecraft camp will work together to construct a world of your choosing. What will we build? Well that’s up to you! We will do some research, find (or build) some plans, and construct habitats and vareity of different terrains. No experience with Minecraft? No problem! There will be something for everyone, and short, interactive lessons on how to do the basics. 
$264 (Full Day)/$210 (Half Day)


Week 5: July 10-14

Holiday Happenings
Grade: K-1
Lead by: Hillbrook Staff
Campers can look forward to experiencing beloved holidays, all in one week. From trick or treating to making snowflakes, students are invited to join us for a fun-filled week of enchantment and holiday magic.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Roxaboxen
Grade: 2-4
Lead by: Sara Lee-2nd Grade Teacher
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, rocks, and fantasy. Campers will breathe life into the story as they are busy building box buildings, open businesses, and develop a currency, and take on the roles that make a community come to life. This camp will encourage risk-taking, curiosity, and ingenuity.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Escape Room 
Grade: 5-8
Lead by: Matt Callahan
Tick-tock, tick-tock...Campers will need to work together to solve a series of different puzzles and clues in order to get out of the "Escape Room"! Over the week, we will try our hands at designing and implementing our very own escape room for our fellow campers to work through. Sign up today time is running out!
 
$440 (Full Day)/$375 (Half Day)

Printmaking Workshop
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Laura Hale (Art Teacher)
Explore the world of image duplication and transfer in this weeklong journey into printmaking techniques. We will print on cloth, paper and clay using original and borrowed images. All skill levels welcome!
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)


Week 6: July 17-21

To Hillbrook and Beyond...
Grade: JK/K
Lead by: Meagan Collins-Kindergarten Teacher
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.
$440 (Full Day)/$350 (Half Day)

Hillbrook Athletics “BEARS” Training Camp
Grade: 4-7
Lead by: Paul DiMarco-P.E. Teacher
Are you planning on joining a Fall, Winter, Spring sport? This multi-sport program is geared toward giving students a positive first step into athletics.  Students will learn more about playing offense, defense, and develop team strategies for volleyball, basketball and flag football.   This camp will help hone athletic skill and  the fundamental importance of teamwork and fair play in a safe, structured environment.
$440 (Full Day)/$350(Half Day)

Arduino
Grade: 4-8
Lead by: Shea Ellerson-MS Math & Science Resident Teacher
What is Arduino? “Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.” In this camp, student learn to use the Arduino microcontroller, read sensor inputs, and write code to affect motors, LED’s, and speakers to fashion original inventions. From  wearable electronics to robots, young engineers are welcome to let their imaginations take them to new heights.
$440 (Full Day)/$375 (Half Day)
 
For more information on summer camps, please contact summer@hillbrook.org.  If you are receiving a tuition assistance award, you are offered a session of summer camp at a reduced rate correlating to your percentage of tuition assistance. Please reach out to Margaret Randazzo (mrandazzo@hillbrook.org) to make your summer camp selection and for payment details.
 

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