Specialty Day Camps

Children ages 5 – 14 years old

  • July 10th – August 4th
  • Different Specialty Day Camp options each week
  • 9am - 4pm (drop-off begins at 8:30am and pick up is from 3:45 - 4pm)
  • Hillside Summer camp fees includes a morning snack and lunch each day.
  • Extended day options available

Specialty Day Camps are perfect for campers who want to spend extra time with a favorite activity or build skills in something new! Campers are able explore new interests, learn new skills, and develop hobbies and enthusiasm in a positive and safe environment. Campers spend dedicated time each day in their specialty area and the rest of the day participating in the many other traditional camp activities.

Hillside Summer has teamed up with a variety of groups and organizations to offer specialized camps this summer.

Specialty Camps for Summer 2017

Innovation Center Camp

Hillside’s state of the art Innovation Center provides an interactive environment where campers can see and feel their ideas materialize in front of them. An open invitation for ideation and creation, campers will learn and be exposed to coding, 3-D printing, robotics, laser cutting and technological problem solving skills to broaden their digital knowledge base.

Week of July 10th - July 14th (Camper ages 8 - 12 years old)

Theme: Robotics

Robotics offers participants the opportunity to work collaboratively and master robotic challenges through imagination, fun, and ingenuity. The camp encourages creativity and problem solving. No need to have previous experience in programming robots – just an interest in learning how!


Week of July 17th - July 21st (Camper ages 10 - 14 years old)

Theme: Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneur Camp is geared to camper with an interest in entrepreneurship. Through fun activities and group projects, campers will learn business strategy, teamwork, and essential problem solving skills. The week is filled with interesting and challenging activities to help campers learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and what it takes to create a start-up business.


Week of July 24th - July 28th (Camper ages 8 - 12 years old)

Theme: Coding

This week-long camp teaches campers basic code through fun and simple exercises that feel like games! Learning how to build simple websites and games helps campers refine their design, logic and problem-solving abilities. It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways.


Week of July 31st - August 4th (Camper ages 10 - 14 years old)

Theme: Movie making

Campers are introduced to the essentials of movie making while in a fun and supportive environment. Working as a team, this camp challenges campers to bring a story to life with moving images to create short films.

Note: Hillside Summer camp fees includes a morning snack and lunch each day.

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Farm Camp

The Hillside farm has been providing a unique learning experience for students since Hillside was founded in 1901. Exploring the interconnectedness of a farm and its environment, digging in a sustainable garden, knowing and being known by the animals, and gaining an appreciation for hard work and compassion has greatly enhanced each camper's own awareness and self-esteem. Through activities central to farming and sustainability campers experience the confidence-building benefits of working in teams to set goals and tackle problems. The integration of the Hillside Farm into summer camp allows campers the opportunity to learn in the context of this unique campus resource.

Campers ages 6 - 12

Week of July 10th - July 14th
Week of July 17th - July 21st
Week of July 24th - July 28th
Week of July 31st - August 4th

Note: Hillside Summer camp fees includes a morning snack and lunch each day.

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