Registration is now open for Summer Camp 2018!

The Nuts and Bolts


  • Camp is for children ages 5 to 14.
  • Camp runs from June 25 to August 24 (no camp on July 4th)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (after-care available until 6 p.m., additional fees apply)
  • Sign up is per week.  Cost: $295/week – sign up for any weeks you’d like to choose.  (Be aware that we fill up quickly!)

Our Camp

HPNC offers a full-day summer camp filled with a large variety of activities, athletics, adventure, and friendship that engage the whole child. We emphasize physical exercise through organized sports (soccer, basketball, gymnastics), outdoor play, and swimming (swim lessons once a week @ University of Chicago’s Ratner Pool are included). We walk whenever possible: to the beach, to the pool, to our local parks, library and museums. We focus the kids’ attention on healthy nutrition and their environment through cooking and gardening and foster their engagement with the city through weekly field trips. We emphasize inclusiveness and attract a diverse set of kids from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. At HPNC’s summer camp, kids are nurtured, engaged, active and make friends with children they may not otherwise meet.

What will my child do during summer camp?

Your child will play, learn and explore through a variety of activities designed with academic, physical and social development in mind. Here is a breakdown of the hours your child will spend each week:

Organized Sports Academics – science, math, and literacy Physical Activity Nutrition (cooking, gardening, mindfulness) Arts & Technology Enrichment
3 hours 5 hours 6 hours 4      hours 6 hours 4 hours

Weekly swimming instruction at UChicago- Ratner Pool is also offered as part of HPNC’s 9 week summer camp.

Sample Schedule (from Week 6 of our 2015 Camp)

Summer Camp Sample Schedule