HAC Summer Camp is the Place to Be!

Hockessin Athletic Club camps are more than just a place to send your child while you’re at work or for a bit of structure during the long summer weeks while school is out.Kids with Face Paint

HAC Summer Camps are run by a team of dedicated and experienced staff, including Youth Programs Director, Marie Cantrell, who has over 30 years experience in childhood development.

HAC camps are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment packed with instructional sports programs and exploration of the world around us. Campers will enjoy swimming in HAC’s state-of-the-art swimming pools, beautiful facilities, themed crafts, and awesome special events.

Experienced and enthusiastic staff will help campers acquire new skills, increase self-esteem, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.

In addition to the usual summer activities of swimming and outdoor play, HAC Summer Camps incorporate enriching or sports-based themes, education electives, philanthropy, and healthy competition.

For children ages 3-5, the standard weeks of summer camp begin June 9th and end August 22nd, with specialty add-on camps before and after to make up for local Preschool start and end dates. These camps include well-planned enrichment themes such as learning about Dr. Seuss during the Cut Loose with Dr. Seuss camp (June 23rd-June 27th), America the Beautiful camp (June 30th-July 3rd), Space is the Place camp (July 21st-July 27th), and many more!

FCamp Social.JPGor children ages 6-12, the standard weeks of summer camp are the same, but the older children can choose between similar age-appropriate exploration themes and sports themed camps. Some themes include Time Travels (June 16th-June 20th), Inventors Workshop (July 14th-18th), and Pack Your Passport (July 28th-August 1st).Your sports fanatics can choose from multi-sport themes, flag football, soccer, and basketball. Additionally, children ages 6-8 can elect to participate in Spanish classes or yoga classes during the camp day for educational and mental enrichment.

Your child will also learn about doing their part in the community to help those who are different from themselves.

Each year, HAC Summer Camp supports Special Olympics Delaware through fundraising efforts over the summer. Last year, in 2013, HAC Summer camp raised over $10,000 for the cause. Children not only helped in the preparations and fundraising event, but they also interacted with children from Special Olympics Delaware.

Finally, HAC Summer Camp also hosts bike to the bay 2015 group photo-26.jpgthe HAC Olympics each year. During the week long event, HAC campers prepare for a variety of challenges, including a race across the outdoor pool in boats that they craft out of household materials – cardboard, trash bags, duct-tape, etc. Children use brains and brawn throughout the week and the day of the Olympic event to compete with their peers.

If you’re looking for a more specialized style of summer camp, HAC also offers a variety of specialty camps through their dance, martial arts, tumbling, and yoga programs. These camps run on varying weeks and serve children ages 3-13.

But the best part is this: it’s not too late to register! Registration is now available online at http://www.hachealthclub.com/#!camp/cy3s and full-time summer camps (7:30-5:30 pm) begin at $274/week. Flexible options are available. For more information, please contact kidsprograms@hachealthclub.com or call (302) 239-6688.

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