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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Welcome to another great week of Summer at Hockaday camps!! If you’ve joined us before, then you already know how much fun we have. To check out some pictures from last week, including our Creative Arts Camp show on Friday and our Construction Day in Discover, please check our new gallery here.

Discover Day Camp, our two week half or full day program for three and four year olds, is a Teddy Bear Jamboree this week. Creative Arts Camp, our two week full day fine arts program for campers entering kindergarten through fourth grade, is called Olive Summer! The campers will work on food-themed visual art projects that they will present on the last day!!

Explorations and the Math and Writing Institute are also underway again! Some of our favorite programs, like Minecraft University, Biking, American Girls Rule, and Bee-Bots, are back! We also have a new SAT Prep: Verbal elective for our eighth through tenth grade campers. This class, taught by a Hockaday Latin teacher, is sure to prepare your student for success on their standardized tests!

Check back each day for new updates and pictures!! We’re so excited that you’re joining us for a fantastic summer here at Hockaday.

Thanks for joining us for another great week of Summer at Hockaday! We had lots of excitement today. Our Discover Day Camp kiddos got to look at construction vehicles. Our Explorations campers wrapped up their projects. Our Math and Writing Institute campers summed up their lessons from the last two weeks and enjoyed playing enrichment games. Camp Invention had a showcase to display their creations from the week. Speech and Debate finished up their final presentations. Our Creative Arts Camp stars performed their production of The Summer Camp Musical!!

Here is a preview of our pictures from The Summer Camp Musical! More pictures of this production and our other camps will be posted on our gallery. Please check back at this link on Monday to see them all!! If you had fun this week, please let us know on our Facebook page. We love hearing about your experiences.

Explorations and Electives

Scroll down to take a look at our Spotlight on: Coach Stewart Ball’s Minecraft University. This program is created by Coach Ball to expose beginners to the exciting game and to challenge our more advanced campers with new coding and design projects. It’s not too late to register for future sessions. Click here for more information about registration.

Creative Arts Camp

Today was filled with lots of rehearsals and some fun splash time in the sun! More pictures are in the gallery!

CAC Gym 3.5.10

Discover Day Camp

Don’t forget, we have another special visitor coming tomorrow. Pictures will be posted here on the blog!

Spotlight on: Coach Stewart Ball’s Minecraft University

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What a great Wednesday it’s been here at Hockaday! We have lots of pictures for you today. Visit our gallery and look at the Day 3 pictures for a closer look at what we’ve been up to!

Camp Invention, Explorations, and Electives

Our campers ages first through tenth grade are having lots of fun! Up Up and Away got to make their own kites and test them out. Books Alive did a puppet show for The Little Red Pen and had fun doing activities for Giggle Giggle Quack. Our Camp Invention campers are working on their Superhero Stories, where they create superheroes and model them out of clay.

Books Alive

Books Alive

Creative Arts Camp

We’re gearing up! Friday is almost here.

Our songs are sure to be music to your ears!!

CAC Gym 3.3.3

Discover Day Camp

Today was very exciting!! Our friends Mr. Bush and Ms. Parrish from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) came to visit us on their big yellow bus! Ms. Parrish showed our campers a funny cartoon that taught about train safety. Our campers learned to Stop, Look, and Listen when they are near a railroad track. After that, Mr. Bush let us sit on his bus!! Ms. Parrish taught us how to sit properly: Bottom to bottom, back to back, keep your hands and feet to self. She showed us the five security cameras on the bus, too. Then Mr. Bush let us listen to the bus talk! It was a lot of fun!! And our campers even got DART coloring books to take home! Hockaday wants to extend a special thanks to our guests for brightening our day!!

Discover DART 3.3.15

Explorations and Electives

This week, we want to highlight some of our Explorations camps and Math and Writing Institute electives that focus on technology! We’re starting with our youngest tech camp, Bee-Bots!! Click on the image at the bottom of this post for a closer look at this fun program.

Camp Invention

Speaking of technology, our Camp Invention kids are having a blast digging into their take apart projects. We’ve seen radios, telephones, and many more fun items that are getting broken down, only to get rebuilt by the end of the week!! There was also some fun with water balloons today!

Discover Day Camp

It was another great splash day here at Discover! And the week will only keep getting better!! Word on the street is that we have some big visitors this week. Stay tuned for pictures with our fun new friends!

Creative Arts Camp

The stage is up and we’re ready to go! You won’t want to miss our spectacular show!!

Bee Bots

More Day 2 pictures can be found here!

Hello everyone! We hope that you had a great Father’s Day. Thanks for joining us here at Summer at Hockaday for our third week of camps. Check out our Day 1 pictures in the gallery!

Discover Day Camp

Today our three and four year old campers had lots of fun scooping up yarn balls in the gym. They also enjoyed the shady weather on the playground. They even got to do some cooking, too.

Creative Arts Camp

Our CAC campers are in their second week of camp and are putting the final touches on their production of The Summer Camp Musical. Today in Ms. Kessee’s class, the campers learned about rhythm and beats! And of course, they always have fun doing relays in the gym and enjoying breaks in the Rec Room. We’re looking forward to seeing y’all for their performance on Friday!

Camp Invention

Today was our very first day of Camp Invention! These future inventors enjoyed beginning their take apart projects. Each camper brought an object to take apart and put back together!! This camp exemplifies a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) education through its combination of educational and creative activities centering on invention.

Explorations & Math and Writing Institute Electives

We had some exciting new classes begin today, like Cooking Italian and Junior Journalists. We have a great variety programs for these first through tenth grade campers, including physical activities, culinary camps, educational programs, and hobbies. We hope you’ll continue joining us throughout the rest of the summer!

What beautiful weather!!

Let’s have fun in the sun.

Week 2 at Hockaday is already done!

Discover Day Camp had a great day 5. They sang, played, and did arts and crafts. Each camper had fun on our nature walk. They saw lots of squirrels, birds, and beautiful flowers. They played games with balls in the big gym with Ms. Kennedy! Creative Arts Camp continued working on The Summer Camp Musical, which they will perform next week on Friday. They also had a fun splash time outside!!

Our Exploration Campers finished up a great week of activities. See the picture at the bottom for Spotlight on: American Girls Rule! And don’t forget our Math and Writing Institute campers!! These older kids have been working hard all week to continue developing their math and writing skills. They enjoyed playing games and using technology to reinforce their lessons!

Pictures from today can be viewed in the gallery here. Click on the Spotlight below to zoom in.

American Girls Rule