Hopwood Summer Camp

Summer Camp Overview

Camp registration, tuition and schedule information specific to the upcoming camp season can be found on our Camp Registration page.

Overview - The Hopwood Summer Day Camp operates from mid June through August. Hopwood provides many fun, informal and supportive opportunities for young people to recognize and strengthen their talents and to grow in self confidence. Situated on 8.5 acres of wooded and open land in Towamencin Township, the Hopwood Camp is the summer continuance of the state certified Hopwood School founded in 1968. The Hopwood Camp, established 1981, is divided into three programs; Preschool "Lower" Camp (ages 3,4,5), "Middle" Camp (ages 6,7,8) and "Upper" Camp (ages 9-12).

Hopwood is a small, well regarded and popular camp with a limited number of registration slots. Our programs always sell out!

Camps, Hours and Extended Care - Hopwood Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for full day campers. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. for half day Lower campers. "Middle" Camp (ages 6,7,8) and "Upper" Camp (ages 9-12) are full day / 5 day only programs (2 week minimum enrollment). Preschool "Lower" Camp (ages 3 through 5) offers several full day and half day options within 2, 3 and 5 day programs (2 week minimum enrollment). Age groups within each camp (i.e. 6 year olds) has its own group of counselors and counselor assistants. Hopwood provides before and after camp care from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional charge. 2 week minimum enrollment does not need to be consecutive. 

Philosophy - "Children learn by doing." Therefore, we provide activities which engage the camper in active participation. Campers are encouraged to explore ways to work as individuals and together as a team, to resolve problems and to build friendships. All camp activities are structured so that they are interesting, challenging, rewarding and fun. We encourage young people to respect and support each other. We recognize interests and differences as valuable to the dynamics of our camp. Hopwood campers are encouraged to work and play together under the guiding principles of Cooperation, Enthusiasm, Sportsmanship, Kindness, Honesty and Respect.

Staff - Our counselors, lifeguards and support staff are comprised of teachers and aides from the Hopwood School, local public school teachers, college students (many of whom are majoring in areas of childhood development / education), senior high school students and other energetic and qualified individuals chosen for their specific and general skills. All counselors maintain enthusiasm, honesty, dependability, creativity and an ability to support and encourage children. All staff have First Aid training. At least one staff member trained in CPR is available on campus at all times.

Recreational Facilities - The Hopwood Camp offers two Swimming Pools, Challenge Course, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Soccer Field, Kick Ball / Softball Field, Volley Ball Court, Nature Trail, Archery Range, Play Equipment.

Centers - The Hopwood Camp offers Arts & Crafts, Challenge, Dance, Drama, Games, Gardening, Music, Nature, Reading, Sports and Woodworking to name some of the areas.

Swimming - Preschool and regular campers learn confidence and practice skill in our two graduated-depth, state certified pools. All lifeguards are certified. Our instructors and assisting counselors are certified in water safety. All instructors understand that individual campers have different skill levels and feelings about the water. Lessons occur daily in the morning with free swim periods in the afternoon.

Lunches and Snacks - All campers staying the full day need to bring a lunch and a snack. A second snack is provided by Hopwood each day.

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