Summer at HP Pres

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We are looking forward to an amazing summer here at HPPC for children and their families! We have brand new camps and a new weekly Bible study as well as some of the great things we have done for years like VBS, mission trips, and day trips. Our hope is that this summer gives your family opportunities to connect with each other, with other families, and to Christ. We hope you will make amazing memories along the way. So dig into the summer fun and thank you for letting us be a part of your plans! – The Highland Kids & Students Staff


Vacation Bible School

Monday–Thursday, June 12–15, 9:30 am–12 pm 
4 years (by 9/1)–Completed 4th Grade

Vacation Bible School is important because children are important to God. God has primed the hearts of children to hear and respond to the Gospel, and VBS offers an opportunity to share the Gospel with children in an exciting, entertaining, and educational way. 

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VBS for 5th & 6th

Monday–Thursday, June 12–15, 9 am–12 pm
Completed 5th & 6th Grade

Hang. Serve. Lead. Come learn what it looks like to ignite your faith and transition from being a participant in VBS to leading a group and sharing the gospel with others. As a 5th and 6th grader, we will have a devotional time, training in the morning, and then head to our volunteer areas that will be partnered with an adult. We will even have our own private snack room and meeting spot.

Register Online- 5th–6th VBS

Volunteers

It takes an entire church working together to create a VBS that not only impacts our kids, but families all over Dallas! If you are interested in volunteering in one of many needed roles, sign up below!

Register to Volunteer

2016 VBS Video Highlight


Day Camps

All Star Sports

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Ages 5–12 years old

  • Session 1: Monday–Thursday, June 12–15
  • 12–4 pm (after VBS )
  • Cost: Before 6/1: $135; After 6/1: $145
  • Session 2Wednesday–Friday, July 5–7
  • 1–4 pm 
  • Cost: Before 6/1: $115; After 6/1: $125

Triumph Sports: This sports camp includes basketball, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, kickball, and dodgeball. If participating in VBS, please bring your lunch.

Art Camp

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Completed K–6th Grade, 9 am–12 pm.

  • Session 1: Monday–Friday, June 19–23 (Full - waitlist)
  • Session 2: Monday–Friday, July 17–21
  • Cost: $135

Experience art in many different ways while learning about the artistry of the Gospel. Classes are divided into K–3rd Grade and 4th–6th Grade.

Basketball

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Ages 5–12 years old, 8:30–11:30 am

  • Session 1: Monday–Thursday, June 5–8
  • Session 2: Monday–Thursday, Aug. 14–17
  • Cost: Before 6/1: $125; After 6/1: $135

Triumph Sports: Tighten up those laces and get ready to cover the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Campers will learn key skills and make great friends while doing it! The last day of camp features an awesome tournament.

Camp Musical

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Completed K–6th Grade, 1–4 pm.

  • Monday–Friday, June 26–30
  • Cost: $135

Do you enjoy singing and performing? Come hang out with us at Camp Musical! We will learn all aspects of what it takes to perform a musical—acting, singing, and staging. We will spend the week learning a musical with a performance at 6 pm on Friday evening! Spots are limited.

Cooking Camp

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Completed K–6th Grade, 1–4 pm.

  • Session 1: Monday–Friday, June 19–23 (Full - waitlist)
  • Session 2: Monday–Friday, July 17–21
  • Cost: $135

This is a great camp for kids who love to cook or eat! Learn how to cook and prepare delicious
food! Classes are divided into K–3rd Grade and 4th–6th Grade.

Cross Cheer Camp

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  • Session 1: Ages 5–10, 1:30–4:30 pm
  • Monday–Friday, June 5–9
  • Cost: $140
  • Session 2: Ages 4–7, 9 am–12 pm
  • Monday–Friday, July 10–14
  • Cost: $140

Activities include cheers, stunts, jumps, dance, and tumbling. Campers are put into teams to create a routine for performance day. Each day includes a devotional. Mid-week the coach will share her testimony.

Dodgeball Camp

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Ages 5–12 years old, 8:30–11:30 am

  • Session 1: Monday–Thursday, June 19–22
  • Session 2: Monday–Thursday, July 17–20
  • Cost: Before 6/1: $125; After 6/1: $135

Triumph Sports: This camp features dodgeball in many forms. Kids learn throwing, catching, dodging, and strategy. We will end the week with a dodgeball tournament.

Film Camp

Full – Waitlist

Completed 2nd–6th Grade, 1–4 pm

  • Session 1: Monday–Friday, July 10–14
  • Session 2: Monday–Friday, July 24–28

Experience the basics of filmmaking as this camp takes you from pre-production to the final cut. Bring a smart device with a camera if possible. Space limited to 10 students per camp.

Futsal Camp

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Completed K–6th Grade, 9 am–12 pm

  • Monday–Friday, July 24–28
  • Cost: $135

Learn to play futsal, the fast-paced variation of indoor soccer that shaped many soccer stars. No cleats. Space is limited. Powered by City Futsal

Olympic
HandbaLl

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Completed K–6th Grade, 9 am–12 pm

  • Monday–Friday, June 26–30
  • Cost: $135

Do you enjoy baseball, soccer, football, and basketball? Then check out this Olympic sport that is the perfect combination of all four! Taught by a former USA Team Handball U-23 National Team player, Peter McKee, this camp is sure to be a fun introduction to the internationally popular sport with drills, games, and competition. It is sure to engage and promote athletic abilities of all kinds!

SciKidz
Camp

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Ages Pre-K–7th Grade
Half Day: 9 am–1 pm OR Full Day: 9 am–4 pm

  • Daily: Monday–Fridays
  • Session 1June 19–June 23
  • Session 2: June 26–30
  • Session 3: July 10–14
  • Session 4: July 17–21
  • Session 5: July 24–28
  • Session 6: July 31–Aug. 4
  • Cost: Half Day: $235; Full Day: $285

SciKidz Camps help kids connect science with technology by demonstrating how science works in the real world. There are activities in robotics, forensics, engineering, video game creation, astronomy, chemistry and biology, oceanography, emergency medicine, veterinary medicine, and more.

Sky Ranch Launch Camp

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Ages 5–11 years old, 9 am–4 pm

  • Session 1: Monday–Friday, July 31–Aug. 4
  • Session 2: Monday–Friday, Aug. 7–11
  • Cost: $269

Campers will enjoy fun camp-style activities with caring Sky Ranch counselors right here at HP Pres. Kids will have a great time while learning to build character and strengthening their faith. Limited enrollment.

STEAM
Camp

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Ages 3 1/2–7 years old, 1–4 pm

  •  Monday–Friday, June 5–9
  • Cost: $220

Teach your child how to use technology as a tool while introducing them to important S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) skills as they learn keyboarding, technology, reading and writing. Through this camp your child will unlock new, beneficial ways to use technology to be productive and solve meaningful problems.

Woodworking
Camp

Full – Waitlist

Completed K–6th Grade, 9 am–12 pm

  • Monday–Friday, July 10–14
  • Cost: $135

Learn basic carpentry skills, and get the opportunity to work on various woodworking projects, firsthand! Woodworking Camp will provide a great opportunity for your child to hammer out their creative energy.


Early Childhood

Friday
Story Time

No Registration Necessary

Ages 5 and younger, 9:30–10:30 am

  • June 2, July 7, Aug. 4
  • Cost: Free

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to join us for an engaging and interactive story time for children under age five. Each story time includes a fun craft and snack!

Wee Summer
Weekly

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2 months–Completed Pre-K, 9:30 am–1 pm

  • Session 1: Monday & Wednesday, June 26 & 28
  • Session 2: Tuesday & Thursday, June 27 & 29
  • Session 3: Monday & Wednesday, July 3 & 5
  • Cost: $85 per session

Our theme this year for the two-day, Bible-based camp is Joseph. Your little campers will enjoy in-room crafts, snacks, games, songs, storyteller/chapel, outdoor recreation, and art. Send a nut-free lunch with your little one.

Parent’s Morning
Out

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2 months–4 years, 9:30 am–12 pm

  • Session 1: July 17–20
  • Session 2: July 24–27
  • Cost: $120 per week

Children will enjoy learning about The Disciples or as we will call them, The Twelve Dudes Who Did at our four-day camp. Camp activities include in-room crafts, snacks, games, songs, and playground time.


Elementary

Weekly Bible Study

No Registration Necessary

Completed 1st–4th graders

  • Wednesdays, June 28–Aug. 2
  • 6–7:30 pm, UP Pool

Join us for Bible study from 6–6:30 pm and swimming from 6:30–7:30 pm. Drop off and pick up at the UP Pool. Admission is free. Bring money for dinner.

Hurricane Harbor

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Completed 1st–4th graders

  • Tuesday, June 27 & July 11
  • 9 am–4 pm, meet at Highland Park Pres
  • Cost: $65 per person

Don’t miss our Tuesday trips to Hurricane Harbor! We will meet at Highland Park Pres at 9 am and return by 4 pm. Each trip is limited to 50 children.

Dive Trip

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Completed 4th graders

  • Friday–Saturday, July 28–29
  • Great Wolf Lodge (Meet at Highland Park Pres)
  • Cost: $50

Join Elementary and 5th & 6th staff as we dive Into the Water and Into the Word. We will have a great time learning how to study our Bibles and then make some waves at the indoor water park. This will be a memorable send-off for our future 5th graders! Drop off, Friday, July 28, pick up on Saturday, July 29, at 2 pm. 


Elementary - Family Fun

Elementary Kickoff

No Registration Necessary

  • Wednesday, June 21
  • 6–7:30 pm, UP Pool
  • No Cost

Families and kids, join us for a summer night of fun! We will grill hot dogs at Curtis Park and swim at UP Pool. (Please note: This is a family event. Kids must be accompanied by a parent.)

Family Movie

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  • Saturday, July 8, 11 am–1:30 pm
  • Studio Movie Grill (Royal Ln)
  • Cost: $5 per person covers movie and lunch.

Enjoy some family fun at the movies! We will have lunch and see Cars 3. Seating is limited to 75 people.

Frisco RoughRiders

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  • Friday, July 22
  • 6–10 pm, Dr. Pepper Ballpark
  • Cost: $5 per ticket

Join Elementary families as the Rough Riders face the San Antonio Missions.

5th & 6th

Mission Trip to
San Antonio

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  • Sunday–Friday, June 4–9
  • Cost: $375 per student, $100 for volunteers

The 5th & 6th Grade Ministry is excited to announce that we will be heading down to San Antonio to serve alongside First Presbyterian San Antonio. Details

5th & 6th Water Bash

No Registration Needed

  • Wednesday, June 21
  • 6–8 pm, Front Lawn at Highland Park Pres

Splish splash it’s a waterslide bash! Get ready for huge blow-ups, slip ‘n slide, and games. Dinner will be provided and Steel City Pops. Wear a swimsuit!

Wednesday
Nights

No Registration Needed

  • Wednesdays, June 21–Aug. 2
  • 6–8 pm

Bring a friend with you to our Wednesday Night Bible Study. We start in Room 229 with dinner and a Bible study at 6 pm. Then, we will head over to the Gym (Hunt Building) for games and fun. Get ready for scavenger hunts, hide and seek, gaga pit, and more. Pick up is 8 pm. No Cost.

Hurricane Harbor

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  • Tuesday, June 27, July 11
  • 9 am–4 pm, meet at Highland Park Pres
  • Cost: $65 per person

Nothing says summer like a trip down the lazy river! We are heading to Hurricane Harbor! Trip is limited to 50 children.

6th Grade Lock in

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  • Completed 6th Grade at Group Dynamix
  • Sunday, July 30 4:30 pm–Monday, 8:30 am
  • Cost: $50

All Night. Exclusive. Lock In. 24 hours filled with adventure and exhaustion. This one-night lock-in at Group Dynamix will build community and celebrate the rising 7th graders as they graduate from 5th & 6th and get introduced to the Middle School staff. This will be the best no sleep you have ever experienced. Drop off 4:30 pm, pick up 8:30 am.

Family Day
At Dave & Buster's

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  • Saturday, June 24
  • 1–4 pm
  • Cost: $10/person

You and your family are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and games to get out of the summer heat. We will have finger foods, unlimited video games, and a $10 power card for each family member. Spend family time together while also meeting other families at the same life stage as you.

Family Service
Day

No Registration Needed

  • Saturday, July 15
  • No Cost

Bring your kids and join us for Family Serve Day! This will be a special day for you and your kids to serve together with jobs that will suit every age group. From elementary to adult–everyone can get involved. This is a great opportunity to make an impact on people in need within our own city.

Middle School

Mission Trip to 
San Francisco

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  • Completed 7th–12th Graders
  • Monday–Sunday, June 19–25
  • Cost: $950

This summer, Highland Students (7th–12th grade) will be traveling to San Francisco, California. For those that went on this trip in 2015, it was a life-changing experience. We will be partnering with San Francisco City Impact once again, and will be serving in the heart of the Tenderloin District. The Tenderloin District is the inner-city of San Francisco where many live in either low income housing or on the streets. Students will be engaging and showing the love of Christ with these people, and will be equipped on how to share their faith when they return home.

Wednesday
Nights

Registration/Details Coming

  • Wednesdays, June 7–Aug. 2
  • 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Cost: Varies by event

Join all of your friends for fun and exciting times as we all head out to some of Dallas’ coolest places. 

  • June 7 – Drive In Movie
  • June 14 – Jump Street
  • June 21 – Mission Trip: No Meeting
  • June 28 – Whirly Ball
  • July 5 – Slip ‘n Slide
  • July 12 – Six Flags
  • July 19 – Pool Party
  • July 26 – *Rangers vs. Marlins
  • Aug. 2 – Intern Farewell Party

* Registration required.
 

COnfirmation
Retreat

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  • Monday–Sunday, July 16-23
  • Sky Ranch at Ute Trail, Colorado
  • Cost: $650

Students will learn what it means to carry each other’s burdens as we scale an almost 14,000-foot mountain top. We will have in-depth Bible studies and strengthen the community that has been built throughout the year in Confirmation. Limited to 2017 Confirmation Students. 

High School

Mission Trip to
San Francisco

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  • Completed 7th–12th Graders
  • Monday–Sunday, June 19–25
  • Cost: $950

This summer, Highland Students (7th–12th grade) will be traveling to San Francisco, California. For those that went on this trip in 2015, it was a life-changing experience. We will be partnering with San Francisco City Impact once again, and will be serving in the heart of the Tenderloin District. The Tenderloin District is the inner-city of San Francisco where many live in either low income housing or on the streets. Students will be engaging and showing the love of Christ with these people, and will be equipped on how to share their faith when they return home

Wednesday
Nights

Registration/Details Coming

  • Wednesdays, June 7–Aug. 2
  • Evenings
  • Cost: Varies by event
  • Registration: Asterisk (*) denotes events that require registration

Join us for exciting fun-tivites each Wednesday this summer! 

  • June 7 – Top Golf
  • June 14 – Slip ‘n Slide Kick Ball
  • June 21 – Mission Trip: No Meeting
  • June 28 – Pool Party
  • July 5 – Alamo Drafthouse
  • July 12 – Six Flags
  • July 19 – Mystery Night Out
  • July 26 – *Rangers vs. Marlins
  • Aug. 2 – Intern Farewell Party
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