HPNC School-aged programs are generally open to kids who are at least 5 and up to 13 years old on the first day of programming

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.

Explorers Camp

For rising 6th-8th graders

Explore your neighborhood and your world through Explorer Camp! This new camp for middle school students will feature a broad range of opportunities to learn a new skill, make great friends, and have a summer to remember. 

Activities include filmmaking, creative writing, social justice campaigns, arts & crafts, cooking, water games, and neighborhood outings. We are also excited to partner with FreshLens to provide an introduction to photography, culminating with a group photo gallery at the end of camp. Campers who complete the course get to keep their camera! 

Summer 2021

June 28-July 30 (five weeks) 

Mondays-Fridays from 8am-4pm 

Ages: youth entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in fall 2021

Capacity: 10 campers - read more about our Covid-19 safety practices

10% sibling discount available for second and third sibling respectively. Discounts automatically applied during the checkout process. 


Summer camp

June 28-August 20


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) and outdoor play.

We focus the kids’ attention on healthy nutrition and their environment through cooking and gardening and foster their engagement with the city through weekly outings. 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.


Learning hub

4th Quarter: April 19-June 18

HPNC provides an option for students to safely engage with their virtual learning outside the home. Each day balances academic requirements with time for recreation, creative expression, enrichment activities, and more.

Serving students K-8th grade. Classroom capacity is 10 students. 

Now you can register for 2-5 days - you choose the days that work best for you!

After school program

A diverse group of students from around Hyde Park come together for homework help, recreation, and enrichment activities like science, cooking, gardening, and art.


At HPNC, kids have the opportunity to make friends from other schools. We pick students up after school at Murray, Ray, Bret Harte, Shoesmith, Kozminski, St. Thomas and UChicago Lab School. Parent/caregiver pick up is by 6:30pm. 

Program not currently available