Recommended Ages 5–10
|July 29–August 2
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hours: 2–3:45 p.m.
Tuition: Add $100 per session
($60 for July 1–3 or $80 for August 5–9 session)
Extended day is a single payment for any number of days Monday–Friday.
*No camp July 4 or 5
**No extended day August 9
Camp on the Hill
A Traditional Day Camp
The Camp on the Hill provides campers with a variety of structured and unstructured activities, and a chance to meet new friends and have fun. A typical day starts with a morning session of individual and group instruction in swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, and dance. After lunch is free choice, which always includes a free swim and two other favorite options.
Special Features/Swim Lessons
As part of the daily Camp on the Hill schedule, campers participate in swim lessons at the Morse Swimming Center's indoor pool. Our swim lessons range from one-on-one lessons to groups of five, with three being the average number of campers in a lesson. At the Morse Swimming Center, our lessons specifically cater not only to the different age groups at Camp on the Hill, but to each individual child’s swimming abilities, social skills, and comfort level in the water.
Our lessons highlight safety, basic foundational swimming skills, and later move on to prestroke skills, and for older and more advanced children, stroke technique. These lifelong skills are all situated in a low-key, fun environment where games are the primary mode of teaching.
Our swim teachers have backgrounds in sports, swimming and/or child-care. All swim teachers are lifeguard-, first aid-, and CPR-certified, and operate under an aquatics director who oversees the daily operation of the Camp on the Hill swim lessons. We aim to keep campers with the same swim teachers as much as possible to foster the student-teacher relationship, and help the teacher create swim lessons that cultivate growth in each camper.
- Provide a safe, friendly atmosphere where children grow socially, emotionally, and physically in a relaxed, fun manner
- Teach swimming, cooperative games, and basic skills in coordination and agility.
- Offer a wide variety of arts and crafts.
- Teach the importance of being physically fit and making healthy choices.
- Offer a chance to enjoy outdoor activities.
Typical Daily Schedule
8:30–9 a.m. Arrival
All-you-can-eat lunch (included in tuition)
Free choice: Free swim, cooperative games, or arts-and-crafts
1:45–2 p.m. Pickup
2 p.m. Group and free choice activities
3:45 p.m. Extended Day Pickup
Jaime Cutone, Camp Director
Jaime Cutone, a middle school teacher in Holliston, will be returning as the Camp on the Hill director in 2013. She provides a safe, friendly atmosphere in which children are able to grow socially, emotionally, and physically in a relaxed, fun manner.
She has been working with children for over 18 years. Her background includes early childhood care, secondary education, promoting anti-bullying curriculum, and coaching in local towns, including Dover, Sherborn, and Holliston. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley College. She believes camp is a place to interact positively with others and form friendships while having fun in an active environment. She and her husband live in Medway, where they volunteer as Weekend Puppy Raisers for NEADS, raising service dogs for the deaf and disabled.