Summer Programs at Hillbrook

For the first time ever, Hillbrook Summer Programs is going digital. We are delighted to offer families and students 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. This year, spending your summer with us virtually provides a wonderful opportunity to develop existing interests, explore new possibilities, make new friends, and have fun, all from the safety and comfort of home.

Each Hillbrook camp is developed and directed by an experienced educator as well as the enthusiastic and skilled Hillbrook Summer Camp Counselor team. You can look forward to seeing many familiar faces this summer as our Summer Camp team is staffed by many of our school-year After School Enrichment Staff.

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!



Hillbrook families, if you are visiting this page to learn more about Summer Programs and to register, please visit this page in the Bear's Lair instead. We are supporting our school community in a number of different ways this summer. Hillbrook families will receive their Flexible Tuition rate for the cost of camps.

We are also thrilled to welcome non-Hillbrook campers to join us for Summer Programs at Hillbrook. This year, we are stepping in to support families and children in our community this summer and are thrilled to offer our first-ever Virtual Summer Camps at Hillbrook, running six weeks from July 6-August 14.


Summer at Hillbrook Camp
Grade: K-4th
Dates: July 6-August 14 (6-weeks)
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
We’re happy to offer on-campus in a small, stable cohort of 12 students or less for the span of 6 weeks. Each week, students will have opportunities to engage in different hands-on learning experiences spanning a variety of physical activities, art projects, and more. Students will also have a chance to participate in any of the academic learning offerings (taught via iPad), all staffed by Hillbrook’s team. We will update you if anything changes.*
Cost: $3300

*Please refer to this update on camps and this update from the Santa Clara Department of Public Health which allows us to "provide care or supervision for a stable group of children of all ages."
 

Week 1: July 6-10

Hoops with Coach Ro, Hillbrook Director of Athletics
Grades: Entering 5th-8th
Format: 45 min live sessions; 1 week, 5 sessions 
Coach Ro has created a unique program designed for sport-specific training. The first 20 min of the session will be filled with core, footwork, ladder drills, as well as HIIT (high-intensity interval training).  During the last 15 minutes, campers can expect to engage in basketball-specific drills, focusing on ball handling, to help you become more efficient in navigating the court with the ball. Come ready each week to work and have a ton of fun!
Cost: $125
 
Middle School Math Investigations
Grades: Entering 6th - 8th
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 session
If your student enjoys math, loves a good challenge, and is looking for some ways to explore math beyond what they’ve encountered in school so far, this camp is the place for them. We’ll look at some outside-the-box problems, solve math and logic puzzles together, and play math games. Problems will be selected to accommodate students from a range of grade levels, so don’t worry about things being too easy or too hard - what matters most is students' desire to dive into math investigations with peers and have fun with math.
Cost: $241

Digital Explorers: Science & Math
Grades: Entering 1st-2nd
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
This summer may look different, but it’s still going to be “fun”-tastic! Hillbrook Summer Camps will deliver inspiring, engaging, and hands-on learning experiences with a little bit of magic and excitement right to your child at home. Each session will run 90 minutes total and will comprise of 3 parts: Module #1 - 35 minutes, Brain Break - 20 minutes, Module #2 - 35 minutes.
Cost: $237

 
Spanish Fun
Grades: Entering 1st-3rd
Format: 50-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Students will experience basic vocabulary and simple grammar on a variety of different subject areas through song, word games, art projects, and more. Students will come away with a well-honed knowledge of greetings, the names of the months, weekdays, numbers, animals, colors, and more.
Cost: $148
 
Week 2: July 13-17

Raise Your Voice: Creative Writing Workshop - Coming Soon!
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
Format: 60-minute live sessions, 1 week, 5 sessions
Now more than ever, we know the value of giving young people an outlet with which to share their voices. Students will grow and express themselves as writers while learning the basics of story structure, character development, dialogue, setting, and “writing what you see, not what you assume.” In addition to story writing, students can also practice their poetry skills. As a group, we will practice freewriting, drafting, sharing our creative works, while also studying short readings by great authors. Students will have the opportunity to observe their own creative processes and will be encouraged to go boldly where their inspiration takes them.
Cost: $148

Mandarin Immersion
Grades: Entering 5th-7th
Format: 60-minute live sessions; 1 week, 5 sessions 
Students will develop their skills in the language and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture through conversations, arts and craft including calligraphy, music and movement, and more. 
Cost: $148

Digital Explorers: Reading/Writing & Social Entrepreneurship/Engineering
Grades: 3rd-4th
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
This summer may look different, but it’s still going to be “fun”-tastic! Hillbrook Summer Camps will deliver inspiring, engaging, and hands-on learning experiences with a little bit of magic and excitement right to your child at home. Each session will run 90 minutes total and will comprise of 3 parts: Module #1 - 35 minutes, Brain/Body Break - 20 minutes, Module #2 - 35 minutes. 
Cost: $241
 
Kidding Around - Improv
Grades: Entering 2nd-4th
Format: 50-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Students will laugh out loud while learning the basics of improv. Participants will learn public speaking skills, develop stage presence, and practice thinking on their feet as they play games that promote creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. The class also encourages confidence and teamwork as children learn to say yes, and in scenes with each other and to build on one another's ideas. Each class focuses on a set of specific skills and activities that cover topics ranging from effective storytelling to understanding what makes something funny to using one's body to create different characters or show the where of a scene.
Cost: $148
 
PlayWell Teknologies
Grades: Entering 1st-4th
Format: 45-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Play-Well classes are going virtual! Tap into your imagination from the comfort of your own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO collection - all while connecting virtually with other young LEGO engineers! Students will explore their creative boundaries, learn new building techniques, and connect their projects to practical real-world STEM concepts, with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO pieces.
Cost: $95
 
Week 3: July 20-24

Math-Net
Grades: Entering 5th-6th
Format: 60 minute live sessions, 1 week, 5 sessions 
Calling all mathematicians! Does your student enjoy math and solving challenging problems? This class will teach creative and lateral thinking that will get our campers to view problems in a new light, helping to build confidence and enjoyment in math. Through a variety of different problems, activities, and games, our young mathematicians are in for a summer of engagement, learning, and fun! 
Cost: $148

Digital Explorers: Reading/Writing & Social Entrepreneurship/Engineering
Grades: Entering 1st-2nd
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
This summer may look different, but it’s still going to be “fun”-tastic! Hillbrook Summer Camps will deliver inspiring, engaging, and hands-on learning experiences with a little bit of magic and excitement right to your child at home. Each session will run 90 minutes total and will comprise of 3 parts: Module #1 - 35 minutes, Brain Break - 20 minutes, Module #2 - 35 minutes. 
Cost: $241
 
Build-A-Buddy
Grades: Entering 1st-4th
Format: 50-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
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! 
Cost: $148

Week 4: July 27-31

Víva España
Grades: Entering 5th-7th
Format: 60-minute live sessions; 1 week, 5 sessions
¡Hola! Cómo te llamas? Join us on a language adventure, where students will immerse themselves in Spanish while enhancing their vocabulary skills through conversation, listening activities, reading, writing, games. ¡Hasta pronto!
Cost: $148

Introduction to Mandarin
Grades: Entering 2-4
Format: 50-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
This class offers students an introduction to Mandarin language and culture in an exciting and interactive environment. Students will learn Mandarin through games, songs, interactive play, and participate in hands-on cultural activities.
Cost: $148 

Digital Explorers: Science & Math
Grades: 3rd-4th
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
This summer may look different, but it’s still going to be “fun”-tastic! Hillbrook Summer Camps will deliver inspiring, engaging, and hands-on learning experiences with a little bit of magic and excitement right to your child at home. Each session will run 90 minutes total and will comprise of 3 parts: Module #1 - 35 minutes, Brain Break - 20 minutes, Module #2 - 35 minutes. 
Cost: $241

Week 5: August 3-7

Eco-conscious Creators - Recycled Art
Grades: Entering 1st-3rd
Format: 50-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Do you love art but are tired of using the same materials like markers, crayons, and paper? Campers will learn how everyday materials can become a part of a masterpiece and hone their creative lens. Using everyday, at-home materials like egg cartons, tubes, paper bags, and foil, campers will practice their creativity and learn how to be eco-conscious creators. New material will be introduced each week, so families can get started by saving up materials starting now.
Cost: $141

Week 6: August 10-14

Intro to American Sign Language 
Grade: Entering 5th-8th
Format: 60-minute live sessions; 1 week, 5 sessions 
Studying American Sign Language (ASL) promotes better awareness of and sensitivity to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Through their exploration, our ASL language learners will help promote understanding of, sensitivity to, and acceptance of the language among others. Students will learn how to fingerspell words, numbers, colors, and other common everyday signs. 
Cost: $148

iPhone Photography
Grade: Entering 5th-7th
Format: 60-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Students explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality, and develop deeper knowledge on how to enhance photos with graphic design software, all on your phone! Campers gain hands-on experience taking photos and then digitally enhance them from the comfort of their homes. 
Cost: $148
  
PlayWell Teknologies
Grades: Entering 1st-4th
Format: 45-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
Play-Well classes are going virtual! Tap into your imagination from the comfort of your own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO collection - all while connecting virtually with other young LEGO engineers! Students will explore their creative boundaries, learn new building techniques, and connect their projects to practical real-world STEM concepts, with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO pieces.
Cost: $95

Readers Unite: Contemporary Novel Book Group
Grades: Entering 6th-8th
Date: August 10-14
Format: 90-minute live sessions,1 week, 5 sessions
In this session, we'll read a short contemporary novel (a Middle School Must-Read - exact title TBD) and come together as a community of readers to share our thoughts and questions, making connections with the text, the world, and each other. Students will engage with the teacher and peers in book group talks, practicing important discussion and facilitation skills. We'll also take time to learn about important literary elements of a text like plot construction, conflict, and character development. Students will have the opportunity to examine these elements in the novel through creative activities designed to extend engagement and understanding. 
Cost: $241

More virtual learning opportunities to come!

For more information on summer camps, please contact summer@hillbrook.org
 

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    Jeannette Carson 

    Summer Program Director
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    Nicholle Gutierrez-Cabarloc 

    Director of After School, Summer & Transportation Programs
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    Kim Handa 

    Extended Care Assistant Coordinator
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