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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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Explorers Camp

Rising 4th-7th graders


Explorers Camp is an opportunity for middle school students to learn, grow, and thrive as “explorers” by introducing them to active, fun-facing, and innovative experiences. Focusing on youth voice and choice, campers will have the opportunity to plan their summer activities, working with staff as thought partners to enhance their daily engagement. This year in Explorers Camp, we are cultivating youth leaders by encouraging them to push past the boundaries of current thinking to produce bigger and bolder ideas, while developing the courage and resilience needed to put those ideas into action. 

Questions? Visit Summer Camp FAQ


Look for camp registration in February 2024


Camp Discovery

Rising 1st-3rd grades

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

Look for camp registration in February 2024

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