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For the latest organization policies regarding Covid-19, please refer to our Covid-19 Safety page. 

HPNC accepts Illinois Action for Children state childcare subsidy for pre-approved families with HPNC as designated provider. ​Financial assistance may be available. Find out more and submit your eligibility information on our Sliding Scale Pricing page.

 
 
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Explorers Camp

For rising 6th-8th graders

Explorers Camp is full of field trips, classes, and activities that will focus on growth and development to help youth embrace upcoming transitions. We believe proactive academic behaviors, a healthy self-esteem, and a goal-oriented mindset are key skills in helping achieve these goals. All the activities planned will have educational and social-emotional components appropriate for students 6th-8th grade.

Daily schedule: 8-9am drop-off, 9a-4p activities; Extended day option available for an additional fee

Session 1: June 27-July 15: $1,064 (no camp on July 4) 

Register for Session 1

Session 2: July 18-August 5: $1,140 

Register for Session 2

Session 3: Camp Spirit Week! August 8-12: $380
Register for Session 3

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Summer Camp

Ages 5-10

School is out and summer is here! You can count on HPNC to provide your youth with an extraordinary summer of exciting experiences and new friendships. Each week includes exploration-based learning, adventurous fieldtrips, and tactile activities. Youth will be empowered to become community pathfinders, environmental superheroes, and creative joy seekers. Whether your youth is artistic, sporty, imaginative, brainy, or everything in-between there is certain to be something that engages them daily!

Daily schedule: 8-9am drop-off, 9a-4p activities; Extended day option available for an additional fee

Session 1: June 27-July 15: $1,064 (no camp on July 4) 

Register for Session 1

Session 2: July 18-August 5: $1,140 

Register for Session 2

Session 3: Camp Spirit Week! August 8-12: $380
Register for Session 3

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After School Program

As of February 22, 2022, there are spaces available only for 4th-6th grades. HPNC's Afterschool Program (ASP) offers a safe and supportive environment for kids during the after school period. Our staff provide homework help, nutritious snacks, enrichment activities, and time to socialize.

Kids can expect to make friends from other schools and to let out physical energy in our onsite gym, outdoor playground, and surrounding park. HPNC is known for its warm, pro-social approach to child and youth development.

Grades: K-8th (no spaces currently available for K-3rd grade)

Days: Monday-Friday, choose 1-5 days/week to participate! 

School pick-up: We offer transportation to HPNC for students from Murray, Ray, Bret Harte, St. Thomas the Apostle and UChicago Lab School. 

Late pick-up time: HPNC offers one of the latest pick-up times for an afterschool program in the area - 6:30pm - at no extra charge. 

 
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Vacation Days

What do you do when your kids have a day off, but you don't? Bring them to HPNC! We offer fun and thoughtful activities for select holidays, teacher in-service days, and parent-teacher conference days for most Chicago Public School, UChicago Lab School, and Catholic school days off. Give your kids the break and the care that they need when school is not in session. 

Example schedule of a Vacation Day

Dates offered: 

October 11

November 5, 11, 12, 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24 

December 20, 21, 22, 23 Winter Wonders Week 

January 28 

February 11 and 21 

March 4 and 25 

April 8 and 20

June 15, 16, and 17

Grades: K-8th 

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm; Extended day option available to 6:30pm

Cost: $65/day, additional $20 for extended day

Bundle and save! Get 5% off when you register a child for 10 or more Vacation Days.

Enrollment in ASP does not include a space in extended day care if your child's school is not in session. Make sure to choose the "Extended Day" add-on at check out for pick-up after 4:00pm on Vacation Days.