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Summer Camp 2017 registration is open! Register Now

The Nuts and Bolts


  • Camp is for children ages 5 to 14.
  • Camp runs from late June through late August (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

moment of zenHPNC 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.

Sample Schedule (from Week 6 of our 2015 Camp)

Summer Camp Sample Schedule