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Summer Programs


Registration for Summer 2020 will open on Jan.30.
Specific information on our 2020 program and offerings will be available in late January, 2020.

Programs are OPEN TO ALL. We offer fun and enriching programs across a range of subjects, fields and sports. Located on the beautiful 285-acre Hackley campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley Summer Programs serve kids and teens in rising grades K-12 from across the Westchester and Tri-State area with morning, afternoon and all-day programs that will entertain, inspire, challenge and excite your children.

If you would like to get a flavor for our Summer Programs, please review the detailed information on all the Summer 2019 programs available in the 2019 catalog below.   The overall structure, timing and many popular courses will again be availbale in 2020.

Our programs are taught by Hackley’s exceptional faculty as well as a small number of hand-picked, experienced outside vendors.  The quality of the programs and teaching will give you a taste of what the Hackley experience is all about.

For full 2019 course details, please refer to the Summer Programs catalog.

For more detailed questions please email the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Peter Sawkins at or call 914-366-2675.

2019 Summer Programs Catalog

Summer Programs FAQ

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Are grades listed for courses the current grade a child is in or their rising grade (grade next Fall)?

    All grades listed are RISING Grade (grade your child will enter at the end of the summer).
  • What kind of programs do you offer in the summer?

    We have a wide range of offerings for rising students from K-12. Hackley Hornets is an activity based program – arts, sports, games, etc... – primarily designed for kids K-8 grade. Middle School and Upper School Academics provide a range of enrichment and advancement programs to help prepare students for the up-coming school year and beyond. We also offer specialty courses designed to explore interesting real-world applications and disciplines in a fun-filled context. And of course sports-specific camps to take your game to the next level.
  • When are the sessions each day?

    Each day is divided up into a morning session (9:00 AM to 12 Noon) and an afternoon session (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM). Some programs will run all day (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
  • Is lunch available for registered participants?

    Yes, lunch is available during June. Regardless of whether your child attends the morning session, the afternoon session or all-day, they will have access to lunch each day during the June session.
  • Is there early drop-off and late pick-up?

    Yes. Early drop-off opens at 8:00 AM and late pick-up runs to 5:30 PM. There will be a fee associated with this service.
  • Who is teaching Hackley Summer Programs?

    All our programs are taught by professional adult educators.  Almost all programs are taught by our exceptional Hackley faculty. The summer faculty does on occasion use older high school age students to support various elements of their program, in particular Hackley Hornets program offerings.
    We also use a small number of outside vendors to help increase the breadth and depth of our summer offerings.  In almost all cases, these are vendors we have experience with in our after-school programs or have been highly vetted to ensure quality and safety.
  • When will registration open for 2020 programs?

    It is our plan to have open registration starting in late January, 2020.
  • Do you offer an “early-bird discount” for early registration?

    Yes. A discount of $25 per half-day week course will be available up until Monday, April 10, 2017.
  • Do you offer siblings discounts?

    Unfortunately we do not offer any sibling discounts at this time.
  • Do you have a summer boarding program?

    At this time we do not have a summer boarding program. It is under consideration for the future.
  • How do I register?

    Registration will be available on this page when it opens.  Looks for the SUMMER PROGRAMS REGISTER  button that links to the online registration system.
  • What is required as a part of registration process?

    At time of registration complete payment is due, as are the required forms (Participation and Medical). There may be additional waivers for certain course line Rock Climbing and courses that involve travel off campus.

    Non-Hackley students will be required to provide a recent Physical prior to attending the first day of a program. Medical forms with immunization records need to be up to date (within 10 months of the first day of attendance).
  • What is your refund policy?

    Payments are non-refundable. If a registered participant becomes incapacitated prior to the start of a program, a refund may be available with proper documentation from a licensed doctor. Hackley reserves the right to deny refund requests.

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  • Student Work Opportunities

    For High School students interested in helping with 2020 Hackley Summer Programs, there are paid opportunities the weeks of June 8, June 15, and June 22.  Students who would like to be considered for positions should contact summer teachers directly.
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