Camp Hillard, Scarsdale, New York Day Camp

Exciting Programs for Upper Senior Campers

For campers going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade, the regular program of swimming, sports, and specialty activities is enhanced and made more challenging. This program is highlighted by swimming in our Olympic-size swimming pools, expanded sports leagues & tournaments, advanced creative arts programs, evening theater performances, out-of-camp activities, horseback riding, golf program, color war and our sports specialization programs.

Entering 6th grade and older campers are also highlighted by our leadership programs.

UPPER SENIOR CAMP SWIM PROGRAM

Our Senior campers swim twice a day in our 2 Olympic-size senior camp pools. Our fully-certified swim staff, along with this state-of-the art swim facility, allows our older campers to continue to improve individual skills in a challenging, safe, and supported environment.

Our swim program also features:

  • 40-minute swim lessons each morning.
  • Small Camp Hillard Aquatics Groups organized by ability. All groups are taught by certified instructors.
  • Instruction in all major strokes, diving, deep-water techniques and water safety.
  • 135 foot-long Water Park Slide adds another element of excitement to our Senior Camp Pool Complex.
  • 3/4 Meter Diving Board.
  • Free swim activities highlighted by Water Polo, Water Volleyball, and Water Basketball.
  • Towels are provided by Camp for all swim periods.

UPPER SENIOR CAMP SPORTS PROGRAM

  • Our emphasis is always on developing athletic skills, learning, and having fun.
  • The sports program steps up in both quality and quantity.
  • Boys and girls can learn the finer points from experienced coaches.
  • Sports Clinics and Sports Choice offers more advanced instruction.
  • Game play is highlighted by sports leagues featuring longer periods for longer games.
  • Sports Specialization Programs.
  • Campers participate in our annual Green and White Spirit Week in which boys and girls are divided into teams. Emphasis is on fun and good sportsmanship, while at the same time providing a healthy environment for competition and camp-wide spirit.

Our variety of Sports includes:

Basketball
Baseball
Box Lacrosse
Field Hockey
Flag Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Lacrosse
Newcombe
Softball
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

UPPER SENIOR CAMP CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM

More time is also devoted to the Creative and Performing Arts so that older campers can develop more advanced projects and performances.

PERFORMING ARTS Program features special performances combining lines, music, dance, and choreography.

  • These shows are longer and more involved and are presented to parents during special evening performances.
  • Shows have included Wicked, Dream Girls, Jersey Boys, Blues Brothers, Hair Spray and Pitch Perfect.
  • Girls our scheduled Weekly for our popular and fun Music Program.
  • Girls can choose Dance during arts choice.
  • Boys can choose these programs through theater club and hobby choice.

At Camp Hillard we don't just have art, we have HILLART!!

  • HILLART programs are more involved in terms of the projects selected and more opportunity is added to the weekly schedule.
  • Senior Camp Girls are scheduled regularly for a variety of Hillart Projects!
  • Girls and Boys have weekly Arts Choice Period.
  • The boys can choose these programs through hobby choice.
  • The HILLART nature center is a favorite place to visit.

Our variety of Projects includes:

Leather Crafts
Clay
Beads
Jewelry
Drawing
Painting
Friendship Bracelets
Lanyards
3-D Art
Knitting
Cartooning
T-shirt Design
Model Making

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES

Individual activities are scheduled on a choice basis where campers can spend extra time on favorite activities.

Tennis
Horseback
Gymnastics
Cheerleading
Aerobic Boxing
Archery
Ping-Pong
Miniature Golf
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
Golf Skills Center and Driving Range
Batting Cages
Zip-Line
Flying Squirrel
30ft Climbing Wall
Boxball
Ga-Ga
Basketball
Baseball
Flag Football

Sports Specialization Programs

Campers entering 5th grade and older can choose to participate in our Sports Specialization Programs. These programs allow our older campers to specialize in soccer, baseball, softball, or basketball by spending several mornings a week in advanced clinics and games. It's a great choice for those campers looking to improve for their recreational or travel teams!

Horseback Riding Program

This program allows campers entering 5th grade and older to receive weekly formal riding instruction. The program takes place at Twin Lake Farms Equestrian Center in Bronxville.

Golf Program

This program allows campers entering 5th grade and older to get formal golf instruction. Weekly lessons focus on driving, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. The program is taught by PGA club professionals and takes place at a nearby country club.

Mini-Sleepaway Program

Campers who are entering 5th grade or higher can participate in an optional mini-sleepaway program. This 5-day, 4-night experience takes place at Camp Pontiac is lead by Camp Hillard staff.

Trip Program

Campers entering 5th grade and older have 2 day trips under our direct supervision. Day trips have included professional baseball games, ice skating, Rye Playland, Power House Studios, and trips to other popular attractions. This program is included in the regular tuition.

Camp Hillard values, such as getting along with others, respect for each other, being a good listener, keeping camp clean, sportsmanship, and encouraging confidence are all stressed.