For the many students attending Harker’s summer programs, facilities are a huge draw, adding luster to the already-fine programs. From those used during the school year to those arranged just for summer, these amenities tend to be far superior to “most school or public facilities where students can go to camps” says Kelly Espinosa, summer program director.
On the Bucknall campus, students enjoy the use of a large pool with locker rooms, a huge gym that can also be used as a performance venue, fully equipped, up-to-date computer labs, and art rooms with a full range of tools and supplies, including a ceramics kiln for firing pieces. All of these facilities are air conditioned, an added bonus seen in very few other day camps.
In addition to these spaces, several others are converted from their school year roles to special summer-only uses. These include an inline skating rink on the blacktop and an archery range on the field. Two classrooms are transformed into a wood shop and a game room, respectively. In the game room students have the opportunity to play board games as well as ping pong and foosball.
At the Saratoga campus, students get to take advantage of the relatively new sports facilities in addition to up-to-date classrooms. Dobbins Field and the state-of-the-art Singh Aquatic Center are both utilized by summer programs and are huge draws for the sports camps.
Ultimately, the amenities are just one of the things that help make Harker a great place for kids to spend their summers. The staff, as well as the excellent curriculum practiced in and out of the classroom, complement these facilities and altogether create a fun-filled summer!