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 is closely monitoring CDC guidelines related to Covid-19 precautions in schools and childcare facilities to inform our safety practices. Please refer to our
Program Policies to learn more about the safety policies that are currently in place. This page will be updated regularly as guidelines evolve.

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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After school program

As of November 8, there are limited spaces available only for 2nd-8th grades. To register or be added to the waitlist, please email to receive further instructions. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received. 

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 

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. 


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, 20 and 22

June 10, 13, 14, 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.

Winter Wonders Week - December 20-23

Join us during Winter Break for a mix of winter-related field trips, interactive activities, arts & crafts, games, and more! 

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. 

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Summer Camp

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! 

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Summer camp

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.