Curious-on-Hudson & Hudson Lab School are teaming up to offer an amazing summer day camp for grades K-4. Children split their days Tinkering Outdoors, Making Indoors, and Connecting with Nature. With the freedom to fail, the time to persevere, and constraints to breed creativity and foster problem-solving, kids learn to trust themselves and their curiosity at Camp Hudson3. Each week has an overarching theme:
Summer Dates and Hours
Grades K - 4
June 26 - August 11
Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Choose any weeks that suit
- Early drop-off starts at 8:30 AM
- Late pick-up ends at 5:30 PM
Daily Format: Tinkering, Making and Nature
Grouped by age, Camp Hudson campers spend the entire week with one of our fun and caring counselors and move among our 3 activity areas run by our expert specialists. Children collaborate on a group tinkering project and have the option of working individually or in groups in our garden, in the woods or in our air-conditioned maker space. In each of these areas, we give children the freedom to play or deep dive into learning.
In the spirit of Gever Tully’s Tinkering School in San Francisco, we spend each week on a large scale, collaborative group project. With help from Curious-on-Hudson instructors, kids discuss, ideate, design, build and test an ambitious tinkering project that captures the excitement and fun of invention. Using new, found and recycled materials, kids learn to capture their ideas and collaborate to draw up a plan. Then, using real tools and lots of grit and determination, the group brings it to life.
An indoor maker space gives kids a cool choice among tech and tactile activities like art, coding with SCRATCH, circuitry, woodworking, engineering projects, storytelling, reading, robotics and more. Kids will be able to design and maintain their own summer blogs, sharing their activities with friends and family. This is a space where kids can explore the things that most excite them, finding new ways to collaborate and integrate them into projects like Rube Goldberg machines, hand-made projects and interactive books.
Connecting with Nature
Camp Hudson3 takes full advantage of Andrus on Hudson’s 26 acres. We explore the wooded groves, play games in the open fields, and get down and dirty in the garden where we learn about food and sustainability. The outdoor program emphasizes a connection with the environment through daily excursions to the wide variety of outdoor play areas where our lessons take the form of seeing, touching and experiencing nature through immersive exploration of the diverse surroundings.
- Tuition is $650 per week
- Half-day option is $350 per week (9:30 am - 1 pm)
Early drop-off at 8:30 am ($9/hour)
- Late pick-up at 5:30 pm ($9/hour)
- Deposit is $500 per child ($250 for the half-day option) and refundable through April 15 with a $50 administration fee
- 5% Sibling and Friend Discount
What to Bring
- Nutritious lunch and snack
- Refillable water bottle
- Closed-toe shoes (required for working with heavy and messy things)
- Comfortable clothes that you can get really dirty in (if you want to)
- A change of clothes and towel (if you want to run through the sprinklers)
- Sunscreen and bug spray already applied (plus extra for later in the day)
Camp Hudson Cubed has amazingly gifted educators who bring creativity and excitement to learning. They bring out the best in children because they love what they're teaching. Our caring and fun counselors will stay with their group of children throughout the week, playing tag and helping children to problem solve and work together as a team.