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Ages 14-15 

Our Mappers build skills to prepare them not only for college, but their careers! By mapping your community, working with your team, and preparing for our symposium, you'll learn valuable skills in data science, research, and advocacy. All of this is really impressive on resumes, as well.

Each morning, you will meet up with your team to set your goals and assignments. Then, you'll visit your assigned locations and use your provided smartphone to collect data. Together with your team, you'll map community resources and help our neighborhoods! At the end of the summer, your team will present your findings at our annual scientific symposium. 

Summer 2021

July 6-August 12 (six weeks) 

Mondays-Thursdays from 9am-1pm 

Ages 14-15

In-person with other students at HPNC

Mappers earn $14/hour 

Steps to apply

Step 1: Complete this Google Form

Step 2: Go to the After School Matters application portal and click "START A NEW SUMMER APPLICATION." Complete the application and select "Hyde Park Neighborhood Club" as your program. 

Step 3: Have a parent/guardian complete the consent form and email it to 


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

Register below!

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

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.