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HPNC welcomes families that receive a childcare subsidy through Illinois Action for Children.Additional financial assistance for qualifying families. Find out more and submit your eligibility information on our Sliding Scale Pricing page.

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After School Program

2023-24 school year

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.

Days: Monday-Friday, choose the days that work best for you! 

School pick-up: For an additional fee, we offer either walking or van pick-up from the following schools: NKO, Ray, Murray, Bret Harte, and UChicago Lab.

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. 


No family is turned away due to inability to pay. HPNC welcomes families that receive a childcare subsidy through Illinois Action for Children. ​Additional financial assistance is available for qualifying families.


Learn more about financial aid opportunities


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 many 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

2023-24 dates offered

September 22

October 9, 26, 27

November 10, 20, 21, 22 

December 22

January 2-5 (Winter Break Camp)  

February 9, 19

March 25-29 (Spring Break Camp)

April 1, 10, 11

June 7

Grades: K-8th 

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




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. 

Learn more about financial aid opportunities

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Outdoor Explorers Camp

Rising 4th-8th graders

June 17 - July 12

Outdoor Explorers Camp is for youth ages 4th-8th who love to spend time adventuring outdoors and exploring the natural world. Camp will take place entirely outdoors, with the exception of inclement weather days, and will include frequent walks to Jackson Park. Youth will pick berries, construct shelters, tell stories, watch birds, solve puzzles, study bugs, build campfires, and grow as a team. Weekly field trips to Forest Preserves of Cook County sites will culminate in an overnight camping trip. Outdoor Explorers will grow their confidence, curiosity, and skills in navigating the natural world. While registration is weekly, participation in multiple sessions is highly encouraged.

Questions? Visit Summer Camp FAQ



Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) Camp

Rising 6th-8th graders

July 15 - August 9

Leaders in Training (LIT) Camp sets rising 6th-8th graders on the path to reach their full potential as student and community leaders. Youth will explore Chicago neighborhoods, compete in creative team challenges, and learn to compassionately lead and mentor Camp Discovery students each week. LIT Campers will learn important life skills and discover their own strengths and passions while taking on community leadership, service learning, and entrepreneurship projects. While registration is weekly, participation in multiple sessions is highly encouraged.

Questions? Visit Summer Camp FAQ



Camp Discovery

Rising 1st-5th graders

June 17 - August 9

You can count on HPNC to provide an extraordinary summer of exciting experiences and new friendships. Each week includes exploration-based learning, adventurous field trips, and hands-on 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 they will find something to love at HPNC Camp Discovery. 

Campers must be 5 years-old and have completed Kindergarten to participate. No exceptions. 

Questions? Visit Summer Camp FAQ

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