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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the dates for Summer 2024?
June 24th through August 2nd (no camp on July 4th)
 
2. Do I need to register for the whole Summer?
No, you can register for specific weeks. However, you cannot register for only specific days. 
 
3. What is the daily start and end time for camp?
Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3:15pm.
 
4. What is the tuition for each program?
  • Summer Adventures - $890 per week OR $4,995 full session
  • Pathways to Independence -  $950 per week OR $5,850 full session
  • Esports & Technology - $850 per week OR $4,895 full session
 
5. What is the appropriate age range for each program?
  • Summer Adventures - entering 2nd grade - entering 9th grade
  • Pathways to Independence -  entering 10th grade - entering 12th grade
  • Esports & Technology - entering 6th grade - entering 12th grade
 
6. Can I get ESY funding through the school district for tuition?
Yes! However, the process is different for each district, so please contact your school district as soon as possible to get this process started.
 
7. Is lunch provided?
No, campers will need to provide their own lunches daily. We do have refrigerators and microwaves available for use. 
 
8. Are early care and/or after care options available?
  • Early care is available starting at 8am and costs $10 per day.
  • Aftercare is available until 6pm and costs $25 per day.
 
9. What are Fridays like?
Fridays are for fun! Each Friday we will either go out on a trip (Dorney Park, Philadelphia Zoo, etc.) OR have a fun experience here on Hill Top’s campus (i.e. a Field Day with inflatable slip n’ slide, dunk tank, games, etc.).
 
10. What happens when it rains?
On days where there is light rain with no thunder and lightning, our camp day will continue as scheduled outdoors, so please dress accordingly (wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty). For very rainy days and/or thunderstorms, our campus at Hill Top Preparatory School is equipped with plenty of indoor space to relocate to. We have a full sized gym with equipment, art rooms, and many classrooms to spread out in. We also have board games, a library, and indoor activities that serve as a “Plan B” for these rainy days.
 
11. How do I know if this program is a good fit for my child?
Our summer community is a beautiful blend of campers with many different backgrounds and experiences! A portion of our campers are diagnosed with various learning differences, and a portion of our campers are not. Some come from Philadelphia, and some come from cities and towns in New Jersey and Delaware. There is no “one-size-fits-all” description of a Hill Top Camper - as long as they are able to verbally communicate, independent with personal well-being (hygiene, bathroom, movement, etc.) and are interested in learning social skills while having fun and building friendships, we are the place for you!
 
12. Okay, I’m interested!! What is the next step???
  • For current Hill Top students - Submit an inquiry here on the website and complete the pre-registration form. We will contact you to complete registration and submit payment.
  • For non-Hill Top students - Submit an inquiry here on the website to set up a visit and complete the pre-registration form. Visits will consist of a 30-minute walking tour and interview, where we will have a conversation with you and your child about the camp and determine if it is a good fit for all parties. If the fit is right, we will contact you to complete registration and submit payment.
 
13. I have another question… who can I contact?
Please email [email protected]. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response as we may be in the process of teaching a class or your inquiry may be received during a weekend or school vacation time. We want to talk with you and will do our very best to be in touch quickly.