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HI-FIVE SUMMER SPORTS

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SUMMER IN THE CITY JUST GOT BETTER!

For you, it’s about keeping your child active, healthy and happy. For them, it means no school, lots of fun and sports all summer long. And that’s exactly what we’re all about at Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago offering a full menu of team sports designed for boys and girls from Pre-K (4 years old) to 9th grade. Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago is about so much more than winning and losing – it is about teamwork, playing hard and playing fair. And it is about making new buddies and enjoying the camaraderie. A camp that is as encouraging as it is challenging. As safe as it is high-energy. And as instructional as it is fun.

2024 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago 2024 is back for another amazing summer! This year’s camp will be 8 straight weeks from Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 9th.

(No camp on Wednesday, June 19th or Thursday, July 4th)

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2024 FOR EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTS!

2024 SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE

Sports done the "HI-FIVE WAY"!

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We’re Sports Nuts, AND Qualified Ones At That!

Just like our campers, we eat, sleep and breathe sports. Our staff is filled with professional coaches, high school and college athletes, as well as experienced physical education teachers who promote the fundamentals through personalized instruction and positive reinforcement – all this while always maintaining a sense of humor and fun!

No matter the skill level of the child, the goal remains the same: to have fun, while learning the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship. All of which results in a positive, self-esteem building experience.

And we’re not new at this. Hi-Five Sports Club has been serving families since 1992 at both our Northfield and Chicago campuses, providing safe, cutting-edge, skill-developing programs, such as Hi-Five Hoops Basketball Program and Hi-Five Lil’ Kickers Soccer Program.

Location

Hope Academy Field and Student Athletic Center is a private facility, currently the home of the Chicago Hope Academy Eagles and Hi-Five Sports Camp’s home since Summer 2020. The Hope Field and Student Athletic Center is a state-of-the-art facility, centrally located in downtown Chicago. We will have exclusive access to the building and grounds every day!

The outdoor field is fully-gated with one (1) vehicle entrance, an Olympic-sized track, a full-sized football field and auxiliary fields where our campers can spread out and play with no constraints. In addition, there are also shade tents, bathroom trailer, hydration stations and our HQ tent!

The Athletic Center is temperature-controlled and comprised of four (4) full-sized basketball courts, a batting cage and bleachers for our all-camp Award Ceremonies...talk about a Hi-Five camper’s dream!

Details & Pricing
LOCATION
Chicago Hope Field & Student Athletic Center
AGES
4 years old (PreK) to 14 years old (9th grade)
DATES & TIME
JUNE 17 - AUGUST 9TH (8 WEEKS)

8:30 AM- 3:00PM
Additional Notes
HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS: No camp on June 19th and July 4th!

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Save $50 for 2-4 weeks or $100 for 5-8 weeks per family.

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program 1: June 17th -August 9th (8 weeks)

Program 2: June 17th-July 12th (First 4 weeks)

Program 3: July 15th-Auguest 9th (Final 4 weeks)

Program 4: June 17th-July 26th (First 6 weeks)

Program 5: July 1st-August 9th (Final 6 weeks)

Program 6: Choose any 2 weeks*

Program 7: Choose any 4 weeks*

Program 8: Choose any 6 weeks*

Program 9: Counselor-in-training (2+weeks)

*weeks do not need to be consecutive

WEEKLY THEMES:

WEEK 1: COLLEGIATE WEEK

WEEK 2: NBA WEEK

WEEK 3: STIX WEEK

WEEK 4: COLOR WARS WEEK

WEEK 5: NFL WEEK

WEEK 6: WORLD CUP WEEK

WEEK 7: MLB WEEK

WEEK 8: OLYMPICS WEEK

ITEMS INCLUDED IN CAMP FEES

  • Camper Welcome Kit
    • T-Shirts & More Swag!
  • Field Trip fees
  • Snacks and Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Friday Cookouts
  • 1-2x Per Week Swim instruction (Only for PreK-3rd Graders)

ADD-ON OPTIONS

  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Bus Transportation (to-and-from camp)
  • Golf Lessons (1x week)
  • Basketball Clinics (2x week)
  • Tennis Lessons (1x week)
  • After-Camp Care

NEW! - Hi-Five Sports Chicago App

APPLE APP STORE

Stay Connected with Hi-Five Sports Chicago on our very own Camper and Parent App. Enjoy all your favorite Hi-Five Sports content including: News, Alerts, Push Notifications, Account Management, Camp Communication, Program Pictures, Program Information, Videos, Special Promotions, Exclusive Deals, and much much more!

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Stay Connected with Hi-Five Sports Chicago on our very own Camper and Parent App. Enjoy all your favorite Hi-Five Sports content including: News, Alerts, Push Notifications, Account Management, Camp Communication, Program Pictures, Program Information, Videos, Special Promotions, Exclusive Deals, and much much more!

FAQS

Will there be bus transportation?

Yes, for a fee. We offer 12-15 cluster stops to all our campers conveniently located around the city. Bus will be opt-in only. Our Cluster Stop map is accessible during registration or available upon request. Proposed 2024 Bus Stops

What should my child bring to camp?

All campers need to bring to camp is athletic shoes, a water bottle marked clearly, a hat, and sunblock (optional). Your child will swim on certain prescheduled days of the week. You will be notified prior to that week which day your child will be swimming. Please be sure to pack a swimming suit and towel for those dates.

Is there an After Camp Program?

Yes, the After Camp program operates from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Will there be field trips?

In a typical year, yes. We go to water parks, trampoline parks, baseball games, bowling alleys, etc. Last summer, we were able to go on most of our favorite field trips. However, we will have to wait and see what the status of the pandemic is by the time camp rolls around. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to bring the kids to our favorite field trip spots. If we are not able to, we are already planning on how to bring the field trip experience right to camp.

Is there a lunch program available?

The Hi-Five Hot Lunch Program offers campers individual meals catered by Chicago’s favorites like Fontano’s Subs, Popeye’s, Taco Bell, Buona Beef, and Lou Malnati’s. And every week ends with the famous Hi-Five Friday cookout. In addition, we offer a healthy and balanced menu of basics like WOW Butter (contains no peanuts) and jelly, bagels and cream cheese, plus fresh fruits every single day. So in addition to the catered meal, there are also many other healthy options to choose from. Our lunch program is peanut-free and a vegetarian option is always available. Of course, campers are welcome to bring their own lunches any time; refrigeration is available.

What is the staff-to-child ratio?

5-6 campers: 1 staff member

When are camp fees due?

May 1st all camp fees are due. You always have the option to pay-in-full too.

What happens if my child sustains an injury at camp?

If an injury occurs, campers will be brought to our on-staff certified athletic trainer. If not too serious, once the injury is dealt with, the trainer will call the parents to notify them of the injury. If serious, Hi-Five will call 911.

Is Hi-Five only about sports and competition?

Heck no! We provide a safe, encouraging and fun environment in which children can experience sports. We strive to make Hi-Five an experience filled with high-energy and positivity. We believe athletics builds confidence and ultimately provides a focus that is important all through life. In addition to sports, we have talent shows, Halloween in July, and all sorts of fun, engaging activities for your camper to enjoy.

Where and when does my child get picked up and dropped off from the bus?

During registration, you will have the choice to pick which Cluster Stop works best for your family. As we get closer to summer, you will get confirmation with your assigned drop-off and pick-up cluster stop. Proposed 2024 Bus Stops

What does a typical day include?

A typical day includes: sports games & stations, daily themed activities, water breaks, fun treats, spontaneous dance parties, special guests and time to cool off!

Is there an additional cost for after-camp?

Yes, it is an additional $175 per week.

Is there an instructional swim program?

Yes, there is an instructional swim program for our PreK – 3rd Grade campers. They will have instructional swim 1-2x per week.

Is there breakfast available for campers?

Lunch and two snacks are provided. A nutritious breakfast should be eaten at home before coming to camp, however, if any camper is hungry, we have snacks readily available.

Can you customize your weeks?

Yes, you can. You can choose to go any combination of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks.

What do the campers do during inclement weather?

We have great indoor facilities including an air-conditioned cafeteria, classrooms, gymnasiums and a theater! These great facilities allow us to continue the majority of our daily activities even in the event of rain or extreme heat. We may plan some off-camp activities in the event of rain as well.

What if my child has allergies or necessary medication?

Campers taking medication must have a signed medical authorization form. Please send the medication with your child on the first day of camp. Our on-staff Certified Athletic Trainer will keep it for the summer and administer it per your authorization. Please CLEARLY LABEL all medication.

What do you do for birthdays during camp? Can parents bring snacks?

Yes, parents are welcome to bring cupcakes, doughnuts, or any handheld item that doesn't involve cutting and serving.

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Hi-Five for the Little Ones

Buddy Ball Division (Incoming Kindergarten-1st grade): Our Buddy Ball Division – Sports Camp 101 – allows our emerging athletes the same activities as the big kids, all the while emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork and skill development.

Little Buddies Division (4 year olds): Our “Buddy Ballers in Training!” sports activities are downsized to encourage coordination, teamwork, social and emotional development as well as enhancing gross and fine motor skills while, of course, having fun! And just like the big kids, Little Buddies will be divided into small college teams with their own coaches. Little Buddies is an all-day program (9am – 3pm) and bus transportation is available. Campers must be 4 years old by June 1.