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Summer Camps

HSC is celebrating more than 30 years of outstanding summer programs for children aged 4 to 15. Our innovative and safe camp programs are designed to offer young people exciting enrichment opportunities while cultivating lasting memories and positive experiences for each camper enrolled in our programs. The camps offered concentrate on participation, teamwork, cooperation and fun!  

To provide a varied experience, all recreational camps are offered as half day programs. We encourage you to select one program for the morning and one program for the afternoon. Please select only one activity per half day session.

Summer Camps

Dates:  June 24 - August 23, 2019

Ages: 4-15

- Both full day and half day camps are available
- Free extended care
- Recreational, enirchment and athletic camps
 
Click here to register for a Summer Camp today!

For more information, contact Ms. Erica Otaguro, Director of Summer Programs at erica.otaguro@hsc.on.ca or at 905-389-1367, ext. 204.

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  • Precamp: June 17-21, 2019

    A cross-section of fun and interesting activities highlighting our summer program will be explored and outlined daily.
    Ages: 4 to 12 years
    Cost: $280.00 (includes lunch program)
  • Camp A: June 24-28, 2019

    Dinomania
    Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts! Join us for an integrated exploration of creatures that once ruled the earth. This fun-filled trek includes art activities, games, stories and dino-trivia and is sure to delight any future palaeontologist.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Gym-mania
    Indoor and outdoor sport related activities are a great way for youth to stay fit. Campers develop gross motor skills, balance and hand-eye coordination. Put on your best pair of sneakers and let’s hit the gym!
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Cooperative Games
    There’s no I in TEAM! Campers explore how effective and fun collaborating within a team can be. Join us for a series of fun and action packed games that teaches campers the importance of being a team member.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Mad About Science
    The best of both worlds! This combination camp focuses on life and laboratory science. Campers spend half their time exploring nature and the other half in the lab learning about states of matter, structures, and more!
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Art and Movement
    Join HSC for some fun activities and exercise. Not only is this a  chance to be artistic and energetic, but campers will express themselves through inspired visual arts, crafts, and even fun, active games in the gym. It’s time to get creative!
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Nihao Mandarin
    Join us for a fun and wonderful Chinese summer camp! Learn Mandarin with an HSC Mandarin teacher in an entertaining manner. Children focus on speaking and practicing character writing. Meanwhile, Chinese traditional holidays, stories, music, arts and games are also introduced. Learn, play and practice the Chinese language with HSC this summer!
    Instructor: Ms. J. Zang
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Nihao Mandarin
    Join us for a fun and wonderful Chinese summer camp! Learn Mandarin with an HSC Mandarin teacher in an entertaining manner. Children focus on speaking and practicing character writing. Meanwhile, Chinese traditional holidays, stories, music, arts and games are also introduced. Learn, play and practice the Chinese language with HSC this summer!
    Instructor: Ms. J. Zang
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Golf
    This camp provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of golf, combined with daily practice. Golfers receive daily instruction for two hours covering putting, chipping, tee and fairway play. In addition to daily instruction and practice at a local driving range, all golfers play nine holes each day at a nearby golf course. Participants must provide their own clubs.
    Instructor: TBA
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $400.00
  • Camp B: July 2-5, 2019

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Let’s learn about the different modes of transportation. Campers get to make their own trains, cars, airplanes, and even design their own new vehicle.
    Ages: 4-5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Ballsports
    Let the games begin! This program is a perfect introduction to the world of sport. With a focus on fun campers explore a variety of sports and learn the fundamentals of throwing, kicking and catching. Sportsmanship is developed along with gross motor skills and coordination.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Music Makers
    Let’s share the love of music! Learn about the elements that make music! Have fun with beat, rhythm, notes, history, styles, and much more. Let’s sing and play games. What would you like to know about music?
    Instructor: Ms. R. Faccio-Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Superheroes
    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supercamper! Welcome to our ‘everything to do with superheroes’ camp! Create your very own secret identity and engage in crafts and activities any superhero would love!
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Science Explorers
    The best of both worlds! This combination camp focuses on life and laboratory science. Campers spend half their time exploring nature and the other half in the lab learning about states of matter, structures, and more!
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $240.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Computer Exploration
    The power of computers is rapidly increasing in our modern society through easy access to high speed internet connections. The use of graphics, voice, music, animations and video is increasingly important in all aspects of computer work. This program is an excellent opportunity for children to begin their “hands-on” use of multimedia. Campers will learn skills such as internet exploration for pictures and videos, as well as, creating their own multimedia presentation.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Music Makers
    Let’s share the love of music! Learn about the elements that make music! Have fun with beat, rhythm, notes, history, styles, and much more. Let’s sing and play games. What would you like to know about music?
    Instructor: Ms. R. Faccio-Polimeni
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Engineering for Kids
    Everything is "hands-on" in this exploration of design, function and how structures work. Student engineers will use everyday materials to design and build:
    • Bridges: Spaghetti and straws make surprisingly strong bridges when assembled using engineering principles
    • Towers: Joints and strengthening techniques are important as you build the tallest possible skyscraper
    • Domes: Use the combination of shapes to build things taller, wider and stronger
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $240.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Multicultural Cooking
    Grab your apron and come join us on a trip around the world in the kitchen! Children love to cook and this session will allow them to create some kid-friendly recipes. Cooking is a wonderful activity for children as they sequence, follow directions, explore math concepts (such as measurement, volume and fractions) and learn about the food groups. The best part is you eat what you create!
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Jeremy Williams’ Pro Hockey Camp
    HSC Summer Camps is pleased to welcome professional hockey player, Jeremy Williams and his Pro Hockey program. In this one-week hockey development camp, current and former NHL players teach students many aspects of the sport, both on and off the ice. Each day campers benefit from two hours of ice time, working on specific skill sets that will be utilized in practices and games. These skill areas include; skating technique, shooting, passing, stickhandling, and offensive/defensive awareness. The off-ice sessions include teamwork exercises, nutrition, and plyometric training. The Jeremy Williams Pro Hockey Camp helps children enhance their individual and teamwork skills, to not only make them better players, but perhaps tomorrow’s hockey stars!

    Former Toronto Maple Leaf Jeremy Williams has played professional hockey for 12 years, with 700 professional career games. Known for his quick release shot and deadly accuracy, he has thrived in the NHL, AHL, WHL, and European hockey leagues. Jeremy’s awards include:

    • NHL record of scoring a goal in his first three call up games in three separate seasons
    • Being named to the AHL All-Star team and Shooting Accuracy Champion
    • Named CHL First Team All-Star alongside Sydney Crosby
    • Most Goals scored in both the Western Hockey League and Sweden's Allsvenskan· Winning the European Trophy
    • Jeremy is currently leading his team both on and off the ice in Germany, as well as a top scorer in his league for the fourth year in a row.
    Jeremy looks forward to teaching today’s young players, sharing the knowledge and skills he has acquired in the last 29 years. With Jeremy Williams Pro Hockey Camp, he’s excited to guide his students towards a successful future in pro hockey.
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $430.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp C: July 8-12, 2019

    Into the Woods
    This program is designed to allow your child to explore his/her creativity and wonders of nature simultaneously. Activities include a daily campus nature walk that will encourage your child to appreciate the world around him/her, followed by experimentation with a variety of art media activities designed around the nature theme.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Superheroes
    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supercamper! Welcome to our ‘everything to do with superheroes’ camp! Create your very own secret identity and engage in crafts and activities any superhero would love!
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Jumbo Italiano
    Learn Italian through songs, rhymes, movement and fun activities. Greet friends and relatives in this romantic language. Learn about the country, culture, customs, and of course, the food! Share your stories with others and continue the traditions passed down through time.
    Instructor: Ms. R. Faccio-Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Introduction to Tennis
    Welcome to the wonderful game of tennis! This introductory camp is meant for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Ready, Set, Read
    This camp offers an exciting approach to literacy through the study of nursery rhymes using varying mediums! Campers explore literature using arts and crafts, song and dance, and even role play.
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Chill and Create
    Campers will work with a range of tactile art mediums, surfaces and color inspired projects as they explore fun and contemporary art activities.  Through relaxing techniques such as Mindful Movement and yoga, campers will learn to elevate their focus as a strategy for the creative process.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Jumbo Italiano
    Learn Italian through songs, rhymes, movement and fun activities. Greet friends and relatives in this romantic language. Learn about the country, culture, customs, and of course, the food! Share your stories with others and continue the traditions passed down through time.
    Instructor: Ms. R. Faccio-Polimeni
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Maker Camp
    Campers will have the opportunity to work in HSC’s Launch Pad to explore several areas of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) including coding and robotics. They will also have the chance to design and program their own video game. Over the course of the week, campers will take on a passion project that will see them go through the creative design process in order to design, build and construct a final product.
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd ‘13
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Gamers’ Club
    A fun-filled session designed to allow campers to explore a variety of game scenarios. They will enjoy the challenge of traditional games such as chess and backgammon along with computer and video games. Tournaments and team play will add to the excitement of this gaming experience.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Cupcake Cuisine
    Calling all bakers and decorators! Cupcakes are everyone’s favourite, so come and learn different cake recipes and icing techniques to make your creations a hit at your next party.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)
     
    Trojan Multi-Sport
    “Maximize Your Movement Potential”

    Participants between the ages of 8 to 12 will take advantage the extraordinary facilities and expert coaching associated with Trojan camps.  With a tremendous focus on physical literacy and transferable skills, each participant will have an opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills and foundational sport skills in a wide variety of skills and activities.  Based on the Long Term Athlete Development model participants will maximize their movement potential by getting lots of repetitions in well-structured and unstructured activities.

    Sample Daily Schedule:
    Time
    Activity
    9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Co-operative Games
    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    A, B, C’s of Movement Activities
    10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Hydration and Energy Break I
    10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Invasion Games I
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Minute to Win It – Prep and Nutrition to Win Workshop
    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Invasion Games II
    2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Hydration and Energy Break II
    2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Striking and Fielding Activity - Introduction
    3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Suppleness and Stamina Activities

    Mr. M. Verbeek is currently the K-8 Physical Education Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director at Hillfield Strathallan College and Sport for Life’s Manager of Innovation. He is passionate and proactive about the enhancement of physical literacy in health, education, recreation and sport. His experiences include 21 years as an educator and consultant in Physical Education and Health, curriculum writer, university strength and conditioning coach, and various university, volunteer coaching positions and sport camps.  His athletic pursuits included five years as a professional athlete in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Edmonton Eskimos and more recently amateur endurance athlete. Mr. M. Verbeek comes to HSC an innovative and lifelong learner who has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Honours Specialist in Health and Physical Education from Queen’s University, as well as a Specialist in Special Education from Queen’s University.  He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Fitness Instructor for National Exercise and Sport Trainers Association.
     
    Instructor: Mr. M. Verbeek
    Ages: 8 to 12 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $280.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp D: July 15-19, 2019

    Pirate Adventures
    Ahoy! Come aboard our pirate ship and help us hoist the Jolly Roger! Follow treasure maps in search of bounty and engage in crafts any pirate would covet!
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Around the World
    Exercise your brain and your body in this camp as you take a journey around the world. Children spend part of their day learning about different countries through sound, games and stories, and the other part exercising their bodies with dancing and physical games.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Tinkering
    Calling all budding engineers, artists and inventors! This club will inspire “young makers” through problem solving and creative thinking skills by making and creating with various materials.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Reader’s Theatre
    This camp offers a wonderful blend of literature and theatre arts.  Campers will read stories and work together to create plays and skits based on their interpretation of the book. Activities include creating props, sets, puppetry and costumes.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Math and Movement
    Exercise your brain and your body in this camp. Children spend part of their day learning about math through sound, games and stories, and the other part exercising their bodies with dancing and physical games.
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Pawsitive Pets
    This program explores our love of pets and animals. Working with animals is not only a great learning experience for children, it allows them to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of compassion.  This camp will explore the different animal classes, learning about their unique and fascinating characteristics, as well as, how to care for them. What is the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? How is a spider similar to a crab? Join us to find out!
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy. As well, all players will develop their cardio-fitness level through daily stretching and fitness exercises. This will combine with a daily nutritional component to ensure that “healthy eating/snacking” provides each player with all the energy they need to perform well.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Classics Club
    Join us as we explore ancient civilizations and myths in this integrated program that highlights the arts and culture with hands-on activities and projects.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Food and Technology
    From food photography to layout design, join us as we learn about how to capture and share your favourite dishes. During the week, campers have a chance to prepare dishes, have a food photo shoot, create illustrations and layout their very own cookbook. Each participant will leave the week with a personal printed copy of their work.
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd ‘13
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Mind, Body, Spirit
    Join us on a journey for mind, body and spirit. We will explore the art of Zentangle and meditation.  If you love to doodle and create patterns, this camp is for you. Students will not only learn how to use art to unwind their minds but will participate in physical activities and mindful reflection daily.  
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $280.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Trojan Basketball
    HSC Summer Camps is pleased to welcome Richard Nurse who will be running this one week elite basketball program. Trojan Basketball will focus on skill development looking at:
    • One-on-one play off the dribble
    • One-on-one play off the catch
    • Creative finishing around the rim
    • Developing a mid-range game
    • Functional ball handling
    • Playing off penetration
    • Handling individual pressure
    Coach Nurse has been coaching for over 19 years at the Club Level with Hamilton Transway. He has coached at all age groups from U10 to U19. For the last 10 years he has run and managed one of the premier girls AAU development and recruiting organizations in Ontario Canada Drive Basketball Development. He has won 14 Ontario Basketball Gold medals and has been instrumental in the development of CIS, NCAA and Provincial basketball players such as Taylor Smith, Marie Warner, Christina Buttenham, Kia Nurse and many more.
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $325.00  (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp E: July 22-26, 2019

    Under the Sea
    Join us on an exploration of the Blue Planet. Grab your snorkel and flippers and let’s dive into this fascinating aquatic ecosystem. Learn about the different animals that inhabit the waters and other wonders below the waves.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tiny Tinkers
    This camp will inspire “young makers” through problem solving and creative thinking skills by making and creating with various materials.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140 (includes afternoon snack)

    Pirate Adventures
    Ahoy! Come aboard our pirate ship and help us hoist the Jolly Roger! Follow treasure maps in search of bounty and engage in crafts any pirate would covet!
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Cupcake Cuisine
    Calling all bakers and decorators! Cupcakes are everyone’s favourite, so come and learn different cake recipes and icing techniques to make your creations a hit at your next party.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140 (includes afternoon snack)

    Maker Camp
    Campers will have the opportunity to work in HSC’s Launch Pad to explore several areas of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) including coding and robotics. They will also have the chance to design and program their own video game. Over the course of the week, campers will take on a passion project that will see them go through the creative design process in order to design, build and construct a final product.
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd ‘13
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00  (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Cupcake Cuisine
    Calling all bakers and decorators! Cupcakes are everyone’s favourite, so come and learn different cake recipes and icing techniques to make your creations a hit at your next party!
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Fossil Hunters
    Explore the Paleozoic seas full of trilobites, investigate Carboniferous forests or walk on land that was once sea. Let’s discover the history of the earth with this fun hands-on experience that will appeal to any paleontology fan! Campers will enjoy the artistic activities and games included in this session.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140 (includes afternoon snack)

    Science Explorers
    The best of both worlds! This combination camp focuses on life and laboratory science. Campers spend half their time exploring nature and the other half in the lab learning about states of matter, structures, and more!
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Mission Impossible
    This camp will bring out the crime fighting, problem solving critical thinker in your child. Campers will learn core fundamentals like questioning and making connections. This interactive camp will have campers using magnifying glasses, dusting for fingerprints, and conducting interviews to help solve mysteries. Get your pen and pad ready because the mysteries are waiting!
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140  (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Rugby
    Trojan Rugby Camp is intended for boys and girls ages 8 to 15.  The program includes daily fitness, drill, game play and instruction from head coach Martin Birthelmer who is a level 2 NCCP certified rugby coach.  Tackling preparation for players between 14 to 16 is available and game play focuses on 7's rugby. Daily prizes, skills competitions and an amazing support staff including former campers and current HSC first team players make for a great camp experience.
    Director: Mr. M. Birthelmer
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $280.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp F: July 29-August 2, 2019

    Safari Trekkers
    Join us on our adventure into the jungle and savannahs of Africa as we explore the wildlife in our safari trip. Learn about the animal kingdom and all about the creatures that roam this vast continent and enjoy making animal themed and indigenous crafts.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Movin’ N Groovin’
    Children learn through movement and play, while developing independence, and fostering peer relationships.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140  (includes afternoon snack)

    Dinomania
    Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts! Join us for an integrated exploration of creatures that once ruled the earth. This fun-filled trek includes art activities, games, stories and dino-trivia and is sure to delight any future palaeontologist.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Introduction to Tennis
    Welcome to the wonderful game of tennis! This introductory camp is meant for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140  (includes afternoon snack)

    Science Explorers
    The best of both worlds! This combination camp focuses on life and laboratory science. Campers spend half their time exploring nature and the other half in the lab learning about states of matter, structures, and more!
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Global Art
    What better way to learn about another culture than to explore its indigenous arts and crafts? Explore the world and experience the diverse art forms our world has to offer.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Multi-sport
    A perfect fit for the budding sport enthusiast, this half-day sports camps focus on the development of physical literacy skills and team play in a fun-filled atmosphere. These sessions will appeal to campers wanting to improve their play or try their hand at a new sport.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Cupcake Cuisine
    Calling all bakers and decorators! Cupcakes are everyone’s favourite, so come and learn different cake recipes and icing techniques to make your creations a hit at your next party!
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140  (includes afternoon snack)

    Maker Camp
    Campers will have the opportunity to work in HSC’s Launch Pad to explore several areas of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) including coding and robotics. They will also have the chance to design and program their own video game. Over the course of the week, campers will take on a passion project that will see them go through the creative design process in order to design, build and construct a final product.
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd ‘13
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Cupcake Cuisine
    Calling all bakers and decorators! Cupcakes are everyone’s favourite, so come and learn different cake recipes and icing techniques to make your creations a hit at your next party!
    Ages 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140 (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Soccer
    The Trojan Soccer Skills Camp philosophy is to teach the fundamentals soccer skills and to individualize the instruction to meet the needs of each sports camper.  Camp will consist of a variety of training activities which will encourage participants to learn new skills, refine and develop existing skills, while enhancing the participant's self-esteem.  
    Director: Mr. R. Dodds
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $280.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp G: August 6-9, 2019

    Reptile Rangers
    Join us as we explore the wonderful world of reptiles! We will take a closer look at our cold blooded friends and participate in games, art activities and even have some special visitors during the week.  
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Kindercrafts
    This program encourages and stimulates creativity in children. Through experimentation with a variety of media, campers explore their artistic side and engage in exciting craft projects.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Space Explorers
    Come join us on an exploration of the planets and space travel in this fun hands-on session. Learn about the universe as you construct planets and space vehicles to assist you in your celestial discoveries.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Art Adventures
    This program is designed to encourage and stimulate creativity in children. Through exploration of and experimentation with a variety of media, the campers will be able to develop their own skill level.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Journey through Time
    Join us for a fun-filled journey through time. Campers learn about life during different time periods such as prehistoric, Egyptian, Ancient Greece, Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $240.00  (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Cooperative Games
    There’s no I in TEAM! Campers explore how effective and fun collaborating within a team can be. Join us for a series of fun and action packed games that teaches campers the importance of being a team member.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Art Adventures
    This program is designed to encourage and stimulate creativity in children. Through exploration of and experimentation with a variety of media, the campers will be able to develop their own skill level.
    Ages: 8 to 9
    Session: Afternoon  
    Cost: $115 (includes afternoon snack)

    Math and Movement
    Exercise your brain and your body in this camp. Children spend part of their day learning about math through sound, games and stories, and the other part exercising their bodies with dancing and physical games.
    Instructor: Ms. S. Polimeni
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $240.00  (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Art Attack
    This program is designed to encourage and stimulate creativity in children. Through exploration of and experimentation with a variety of media, the campers will be able to develop at their own skill level.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $115.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $115.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Volleyball
    Trojan Volleyball is a full day program designed for campers who would like to improve their volleyball skills. Campers will develop individual age appropriate skills and general fitness needed for volleyball. In addition, they will develop individual skills with greater emphasis on the skills in a game-like setting, power hitting, middle hitting and digging.
    Instructor: Ms. S. Wilson
    Ages: 8 to 15 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $225.00  (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
  • Camp H: August 12-16, 2019

    Little Builders
    Everything is "hands-on" in this exploration of design, function and how structures work. Students use everyday materials to design and build a variety of structures to solve a given scenario. Campers use their critical thinking and creativity skills while working in groups to build structures.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Medieval Times
    Visit the Middle Ages with us and try your hand at living the life of a brave knight or regal princess. Castles and crowns blend with creativity as our campers discover the medieval world.
    Ages: 4 to 5 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    Medieval Times
    Visit the Middle Ages with us and try your hand at living the life of a brave knight or regal princess. Castles and crowns blend with creativity as our campers discover the medieval world.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Little Builders
    Everything is "hands-on" in this exploration of design, function and how structures work. Students use everyday materials to design and build a variety of structures to solve a given scenario. Campers use their critical thinking and creativity skills while working in groups to build structures.
    Ages: 6 to 7 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Jr. Tennis
    Trojan Jr. Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive highly-qualified and certified instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Techno Wizards
    Learn the necessary skills for success in school. Our classes will consist of document creation, slide shows and how to use painting and drawing tools, as well as, other an introduction to coding.
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Engineering for Kids
    Everything is "hands-on" in this exploration of design, function and how structures work. Student engineers will use everyday materials to design and build:
    • Bridges: Spaghetti and straws make surprisingly strong bridges when assembled using engineering principles
    • Towers: Joints and strengthening techniques are important as you build the tallest possible skyscraper
    • Domes: Use the combination of shapes to build things taller, wider and stronger
    Instructor: Mr. B. Dowd
    Ages: 8 to 9 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $300.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)

    Computer Exploration
    The power of computers is rapidly increasing in our modern society through easy access to high speed internet connections. The use of graphics, voice, music, animations and video is increasingly important in all aspects of computer work. This program is an excellent opportunity for children to begin their "hands-on" use of multimedia. Campers learn skills such as internet exploration for pictures and videos as well as creating their own multimedia presentation.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Morning
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)

    Tennis
    Tennis Camp is for those kids who would like to learn how to play and develop their tennis skills. Players will receive instruction on a daily basis and build their serve, forehand and backhand as core part of the program. The more intermediate players will work on additional elements of the game including volley, return of serve, overhead and discuss more about court position and strategy.
    Ages: 10 to 12 years
    Session: Afternoon
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    Trojan Multi-Sport
    “Maximize Your Movement Potential”

    Participants between the ages of 8 to 12 will take advantage the extraordinary facilities and expert coaching associated with Trojan camps.  With a tremendous focus on physical literacy and transferable skills, each participant will have an opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills and foundational sport skills in a wide variety of skills and activities.  Based on the Long Term Athlete Development model participants will maximize their movement potential by getting lots of repetitions in well-structured and unstructured activities.

    Sample Daily Schedule:
    Time
    Activity
    9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Co-operative Games
    9:30 a.m to10:30 a.m.
    A, B, C’s of Movement Activities
    10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Hydration and Energy Break I
    10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Invasion Games I
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Minute to Win It – Prep and Nutrition to Win Workshop
    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Invasion Games II
    2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Hydration and Energy Break II
    2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Striking and Fielding Activity - Introduction
    3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Suppleness and Stamina Activities

    Mr. M. Verbeek is currently the K-8 Physical Education Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director at Hillfield Strathallan College and Sport for Life’s Manager of Innovation. He is passionate and proactive about the enhancement of physical literacy in health, education, recreation and sport. His experiences include 21 years as an educator and consultant in Physical Education and Health, curriculum writer, university strength and conditioning coach, and various university, volunteer coaching positions and sport camps. His athletic pursuits included five years as a professional athlete in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Edmonton Eskimos and more recently amateur endurance athlete. Mr. M. Verbeek comes to HSC an innovative and lifelong learner who has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Honours Specialist in Health and Physical Education from Queen’s University, as well as a Specialist in Special Education from Queen’s University. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Fitness Instructor for National Exercise and Sport Trainers Association.
     
    Instructor: Mr. M. Verbeek
    Ages: 8 to 12 years
    Session: Full Day
    Cost: $280.00 (includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack)
     
  • Camp I: August 19-23, 2019

    Head Start Program
    Research tells us that some skills taught throughout the school year have a tendency to regress during summer months. To prevent some of this summer learning loss, HSC offers a literacy and mathematics camp. The camp provides fun, yet intensive, review in a familiar environment with qualified HSC teachers.

    5 to 6 year olds
    Head Start - Math (Morning Session)
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)
    Head Start - English (Afternoon Session)
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    7 to 9 year olds
    Head Start - English (Morning Session)
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)
    Head Start - Math (Afternoon Session)
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)

    10 to 12 year olds
    Head Start - Math (Morning Session)
    Cost: $140.00 (includes morning snack and lunch)
    Head Start - English (Afternoon Session)
    Cost: $140.00 (includes afternoon snack)

    13 to 14 year olds
    Head Start - English (Morning Session)
    Cost: $140.00  (includes morning snack and lunch)
    Head Start - Math (Afternoon Session)
    Cost: $140.00  (includes afternoon snack)
Free Extended Service
The HSC Summer Programs run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are pleased to provide an extended service that operates from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The campers are supervised while participating in a variety of activities.
Note: The extended service closes at 5:00 p.m. Any child not picked up by 5:00 p.m. will be taken to the Summer Program office, where a $25 late pick-up fee will be charged per child.

Our Staff
The cornerstone of our programs is the quality of our caregiving. The Directors of our camps include teachers from Hillfield Strathallan College, all of whom bring their knowledge, creativity and expertise to the programming of each camp. All our camp staff participate in mandatory training workshops and are first aid certified. We manage camper-to-staff ratios to ensure excellent supervision in a safe and secure setting. All HSC Summer Program employees strive to be excellent communicators and love working with children.

Lunch Program
In partnership with Real Food for Real Kids, HSC Summer Camps is excited to offer a full week lunch program this summer.  Included in the cost of registration, campers will receive a homemade, hot meal, with both morning and afternoon snacks. If you select a morning session, a morning snack and lunch are included.  If you select an afternoon session, an afternoon snack is included. For a sample menu, please click here (add sample menu hyperlink). Dietary concerns can be met and if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Erica Otaguro at erica.otaguro@hsc.on.ca.  

Tuck Shop
Campers may purchase snacks from our Tuck Shop during the lunch hour.

For Safety’s Sake
To ensure participants’ health and safety, please make camp staff aware of any medical conditions, medication requirements, behavioural issues or allergies. This information is valuable and will help ensure a rewarding camp experience for the participant.

Expectations for Behaviour
We require that all young people attending HSC Summer Programs demonstrate respect for each other and for their instructors and counsellors. This includes:
  • Respect for each other’s safety
  • Respect for each other’s feelings
  • Respect for the property of others and of the HSC Summer Programs
Any breach of this fundamental principle of respect will not be tolerated. So that we may ensure safety, all HSC Summer Program participants may not leave their group or the facility without permission of a member of our staff. In addition, please note that individual programs may have rules specific to their activities and facilities.
 


Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about the HSC Summer Program, please contact
Ms. Erica Otaguro, Director of Summer Programs at:


HSC Summer Programs
Hillfield Strathallan College
299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton,
Ontario L9C 1G3
Phone: 905-389-1367, ext. 204
Fax: 905-389-6366
E-mail: erica.otaguro@hsc.on.ca

Our Friends at Brick Works Academy will be running LEGO, Robotics, Minecraft and Pokemon Tech summer camps at Hillfield Strathallan College all summer. click here to register.
 
 
 



Located in Hamilton, ON, Hillfield Strathallan College is a Canadian independent, co-educational day school.
The academic program runs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12.

Hillfield Strathallan College | 299 Fennell Avenue West | Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3 | 905-389-1367