Hillbrook Summer Programs

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!

Join us for Summer@Hillbrook!


We are also thrilled to welcome non-Hillbrook campers to join us for Summer Programs at Hillbrook. Registration opens in the spring.
Hillbrook's Summer Programs spans 6 weeks, from June 10-July 19, 2019. Camps will be closed on July 4 and 5 for the holiday. 

Hillbrook Summer Programs offers flexible schedule options:

Full-Day Camp is offered from 9 AM-3 PM with pick-up at an off-campus location close to Hillbrook. (You will receive this location when you register.) 

Half-Day Camp is offered from 9 AM-1 PM with pick-up at Hillbrook School. 

Camps run from 9 AM-1 PM with Extended Care available at an off-campus location close to Hillbrook from 1-3 PM. Pick-up from Extended Care is promptly at 3 PM at the end of the day.

Week: 1 June 10-14


Mini Makers
For students entering kindergarten-2nd grades
Design, construct, and create with us! Young makers will stretch their creativity and passion for innovation as creators, artists, and builders. Campers will hone their problem-solving skills and engage in a variety of fun design challenges.
Cost: $440 for full-day and $350 for half-day

Aerospace Engineering using LEGO
For students entering 1st-4th grades
Learn the secrets of flight in Aerospace FUNdamentals! Study the work of the masters, then build a LEGO® model of the largest rocket in history, and design your own Mars Rover. Explore the history of flight, from Icarus to DaVinci to the Wright Brothers to NASA. Come discover how birds, stealth fighters, blimps, and rockets all use the same FUNdamental concepts to actually fly!
Cost: $400 for full-day and $310 for half-day

Day Trippers (Full-Day Only)
For students entering 2nd-5th grades
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! Destinations for this year are being confirmed, so sign up and look forward to the fun. Past excursions include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Raging Waters, Sky High, and Saratoga AMC movie theater for a popular summer movie. All bus services and entry fees are included in camp tuition.
Cost: $525 for full-day

Rock Band 
For students entering 5th-8th grades
Do you love to sing, play guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, or other instruments? In this summer music camp, we will form a band and work on songs in groups and perform them for each other and other campers. On the final day, Friday, June 14th we will play an informal performance for parents in the music room.
$440/$350 for half-day
 
Week 2: June 17-21

To Hillbrook & Beyond
For students entering junior kindergarten-kindergarten
This summer camp is specially 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 and enjoy ample creative play, make-believe, dress-up, and artistic creations of all kinds.
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day

All Things in Motion
For students entering 1st-3rd
Science, building, and art-oh my! Campers will experience unique, hands-on projects that are as fun as they are educational. From building their own race cars, boats, egg drops, slime, and more. Your curious scientist-in-the-making is sure to have a great time at camp this summer.
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day

Build-a-Bust (Half-Day Camp Only)
For students entering 6th-8th
This class guides students through the thoughtful process of creating a ceramic self-portrait bust. Young artists will build a faceless dummy bust, develop details including clothing through detailed relief sculpture. After taking a plaster mold of their face, campers will attach this mold and then add finishing touches, including hair and headgear. When students aren’t working on their self-portrait project, there is time for free self-expression in clay. All materials included.
Cost: $505 for half-day
 

Week 3: June 24-28

Space Odyssey
For students entering K-1st grades
KABOOM….Blast off! 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 blast off into outer space through a variety of fun design projects, all while learning about the world of outer space. Come join us on a wondrous out-of-this-world-adventure!
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day

Bon Appetit: Let’s Get Cooking
For students entering 2nd-5th grades
Come mix, mash, and mingle in the kitchen! From the oven to your plate, you will be inspired to cook, create, and experiment in the kitchen. Campers will learn food-handling skills and hygiene and then learn how to make several delicious and fun dishes. They will also have the chance to collaborate with their peers to create a dish to share.
Cost: $450 for full-day or $360 for half-day

Woodshop Explorations
For students entering 3rd-6th grades
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, birdhouses, and more!
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day
 
 
Week 4: July 1-3 (No camp July 4 & 5)

Hillbrook Super Hero Squad
For students entering kindergarten-1st grades
Calling all superheroes! Have you ever wanted to be the star of your own adventure? Join us for an action-packed day filled with superpower fun.  Imagine your own superhero complete with unique powers, design your attire/costume, and showcase your skills in a variety of games and activities.
Cost: $264 for full-day or $210 for half-day

Video Game Design with Bloxels
For students entering 1st-4th grades
Calling aspiring video game designers: discover the amazing world of Bloxels! Anything you can imagine, you can build with Bloxels. Campers will stretch their creative wings to build, discover, and problem-solve in a digital world of their own character creation. Campers can look forward to designing their own video games, design levels, and more!
Cost: $264 for full-day or $210 for half-day

Drama
For students entering 5th-8th grades
Do you love musical theater? Get in touch with your inner actor and join the 2-week (July 1-12) long summer drama camp. Throughout the two weeks we will play drama improvisation games and learn about singing, acting, and dancing in a show. We'll do choreography together and learn how to develop a character. At the end of the 2nd week, we'll put on an informal performance of Peter Pan, Jr., on Friday, 7/12. 
$595 for full-day or $505 for half-day

 
Week 5: July 8-12

Art Studio
For students entering K-2nd grades
If you love art, you’ll love this camp! Awaken creativity and imagination as you explore a variety of art techniques, including painting, three-dimensional art, illustration, and more. All masterpieces will be taken home on the last day.
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half day
 
Go Go Skateboarding
For students entering K-5th grades
Has your camper ever wanted to try skateboarding? Aspiring skateboarders will learn foundational skills including stance, balance, sportsmanship, and more. Before the week is through, they’ll be honing their grabs, half-flips, ollies, shuv-its, and kick turns. Campers will really cover it all, including practicing to care for their skateboards. It’s an all-inclusive introduction to the world of skateboarding, so don’t miss out.
Instructor: Go Go Skateboarding Instructor
$440 for full-day or $350 for half-day
 
Week 6: July 15-19

To Hillbrook & Beyond
For students entering junior kindergarten-kindergarten
This summer camp is specially tailored to our incoming junior kindergarten and kindergarten students where they can meet new friends, dance (wiggle) to music, listen to stories and poems, make arts and crafts, play a wide variety of outdoor games, and explore their new home: Hillbrook! Campers can look forward to lots of creative play, make-believe, dress-up, and artistic creations of all kinds.
Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day

Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Hosts: Water Warriors!
For students entering 1st-5th grade 
Led by Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Director Annie Makela
This summer camp is specially tailored towards students who want to get involved in local and global water conservation and social impact! We will learn about and explore our vital water resources and the importance of all living things that we each become water warriors! Let's take a deep dive and explore the wonders of water. In partnership with the national organization H2O for Life, throughout the week, we will do a series of Water Warrior activities including:
  • Campus Creek Exploration and Clean-up
  • Understanding H2O as a Marvelous Molecule
  • Water Cycle Discovery
  • The Power of Clean Water
  • Learn and Paint Ancient Water Symbols
  • Water Music Digital Recordings
  • Race to Reduce Relay
  • Global Water Awareness and Local Fundraiser
At the end of the week, students receive a Water Warrior Activist certificate, acknowledging their new understandings and the impactful contributions they have made to local and global water conservation efforts!
$470 for full-day or $380 for half-day
 
Creating With Clay
For students entering 2nd-5th grades
Campers will experience the joy of self-expression along with learning technical skills in working with clay. They will gain experience with the entire process from working with wet clay to various decorative techniques, to the final glaze firing. Bring your ideas for creating with clay!
 Cost: $440 for full-day or $350 for half-day
 
Week #1-#6 June 10-July 15

Hillbrook Junior Camp Leaders
For students in 5th-8th grades
Hillbrook Junior Camp Leader positions are available throughout all six weeks of summer. The Hillbrook Junior Camp Counselor experience gives our 6th-8th students the exciting and valuable opportunity to work with our younger campers, help assist directors, lead games, help facilitate a wide variety of other fun activities, and learn the inner workings. The tuition amount for this camp covers the cost of supplies for our Junior Camp Leaders.
Cost: $100 participation fee 
 
Families participating in the Flexible Tuition Program at Hillbrook will receive a reduced rate for one session of summer camp correlating to their tuition rate. For families registering for more than one camp, the discount will be applied to the highest-cost camp.

Billing for Hillbrook Summer Programs will process in May.
 

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Highlights from Summer@Hillbrook

An independent Junior Kindergarten -8th grade school in Los Gatos since 1935

300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
 
 
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