Summer Camps At Hex & Company East
We will have two options this summer! We will be running our traditional programs throughout Summer 2020, from June 29th to September 2nd at 1462 1st Avenue.
NEW! We will also be running a new partner program with Tiger Strong Karate: two camps for the price of one, a half-day at each, from July 6th onwards. See bottom of this page for details.
Hex & Company Basics:
Full Week and Individual Day Registration with Full Day and Half Day options available. Play-filled camp for kids entering First Grade and older.
Full Day, Weekly (9am – 4:30pm): $750.00
(Early Bird rate of $700)
Half Day AM, Weekly (9am-12noon) $375.00
Half Day PM, Weekly (1:30pm-4:30pm) $375.00
Individual Full Day Rate: $150.00; Half Days are $80.
Early Drop Off (8:30AM): $50 (Full Week)/$10 (Individual Day)
Late Pick Up (4:30PM – 6PM): $125 (Full Week)/$25 (Individual Day)
A 10% discount will be refunded for those purchasing multiple weeks or for those signing up siblings (for a full week).
Our fun and flexible camp let kids build kingdoms, strategize takeovers, save the planet and cure disease together, all by playing games! Kids love us because they have a blast, and parents love us because their children are developing critical cognitive and social skills for both school and everyday life.
Daily lunch and a park/play break are included for Full Day campers only.
Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon for all campers.
Our morning programming starts promptly at 9:10 am and our afternoon programming starts promptly at 1:40pm, so please have your child here on time at 9am or 1:30pm so that they can fully participate in our activities. Our counselors are American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certified.
MORNINGS 9AM -12NOON
Mornings are ideal for exploring and learning new games in a relaxed and supportive environment.
All campers begin with Creative Game Design, where they explore game mechanics, create original games, and develop game materials. Campers immerse themselves in an investigation of the mechanics, illustrations, and interactivity inherent to strategic board game design. We encourage campers to design based on what they know and what skills they have acquired during activities, and they are given the opportunity to test their game mechanics in actual play.
In the second half of the morning, campers are assigned to groups for Open Play, where they pick from a curated selection of age-appropriate games. Our staff shares a variety of mechanics and games that require different skill sets. We teach strategic approaches for game success while encouraging good sportsmanship among players.
Afternoons build on the skills explored earlier in the day, and allow campers to focus more deeply on their choice of mechanics and specific areas of interest. Campers have the opportunity to sign up for an activity of their choice. Available options may include League/Tournament Play, Role Playing Games, and Board Games.
League/Tournament Play focusses on promoting good-spirited tournament style play, teaching the rules of specific games (eg: Pokemon, Magic, Scrabble, Chess, Dominion), and determining point values and rankings when appropriate.
Tabletop Role Playing Games are narrative systems and encourage cooperation, decision-making and creative thinking. Popular systems for campers include Dungeons and Dragons, Cypher System, Star Wars Roleplaying Game, and various indie RPGs well suited to one-time sessions.
Board Games– campers may select age-appropriate games from our massive board game library. Afternoon groups explore different strategic approaches for game success and continue to focus on good sportsmanship.
Lunch and Snacks:
Lunch is included for Full Day campers. We make our campers’ lunch onsite in our cafe and serve items off our café menu. If your child has a dietary restriction, please send lunch as we do not have the capability to offer an alternative. If your child has an allergy or travels with an EpiPen, you must alert staff at drop-off and provide explicit written instruction on your child’s waiver.
We offer bagged snacks (popcorn/potato chips/chex mix) in the morning and a home-baked sweet treat (usually a chocolate chip cookie) in the afternoon. There is always water available and daily campers should bring a refillable water bottle. You may want to send an additional snack if you have a hungry child.
Please do not send anything that contains nuts, as there may be children with serious nut allergies. If your child has dietary restrictions that we should know about, please be sure to tell us.
Changes: We know that schedules change, and we are happy to try to make changes to your Full Week, Full Day, or Half Day registration with 7 days advance notice, if availability allows. We cannot make incremental schedule changes (ie: one day out of a Full Week or half day out of a Full Day, etc.). Please email email@example.com with change requests.
Absences: If your child will be absent for Camp, we are happy to offer two Walk-In Play credits for each day. In order to request and receive these credits you must notify us by 9am on the same day of your child’s absence by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only email notifications/requests can be considered.
Any other rescheduling, credits or refunds are issued at management’s discretion. Any credits expire the last day of our summer sessions.
Our morning programming starts promptly at 9:10 am and our afternoon programming starts promptly at 1:40pm, so please have your child here on time at 9am to 1:30pm. If you are running late to pick up your child, please call us asap. We offer a 10 minute grace period at our 12 noon, 4:30pm and 6pm pick up times. For each 10 minutes late beyond that, a $5 late pick up fee will be charged.
Tiger Strong Partner Program Basics:
Hex & Company programming is as described above. The other half of the day is spent developing a child’s core athleticism and skills while fine tuning their physical and emotional discipline as your children immerse themselves in the non-contact Tiger Strong Karate system. Throughout the day, your children will be highly engaged and intellectually and physically challenged in healthy, emotional and fun environments.
Registrations for this program are based on a one-week minimum enrollment. You can opt to have your child start at Hex or start at Tiger Strong and they will finish at the other establishment. Staff will escort attendees from one establishment to the other (they are on the same block). Lunch will be provided by Hex & Company to all campers participating.
Late pickup options will also be available for anyone that is interested.