Hilltop Sports Camp

Hilltop Sports Camp General Information

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Hilltop Sports Camp is under the supervision of SMU Department of Recreational Sports' professional staff.  Staff members will be available throughout the day to campers as well as counselors, to render aid and ensure fluidity.  Trained camp counselors will be a constant presence in order to conduct the daily operations of camp during and between all activities.

All counselors are American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certified and have completed rigorous trainings focused on dealing with issues involving child supervision and safety as well as emergency preparation.  Each staff member must submit a background check before they are offered employment.

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Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

Campers, accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible party, will check in each morning in the Dedman Center lobby at 9:00AM.  Campers will be picked up from the Dedman Center lobby at 3:00PM each day by the responsible party.  Responsible parties must be registered with camp staff prior to pick up date. PHOTO ID REQUIRED.

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What to Bring (Please send items in a Backpack)

Please include:

  • Athletic Shoes are REQUIRED
  • Swimsuit (to be worn to camp each morning)
  • Towel
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Extra clothing
  • Lunch
  • AM Snack

Please do NOT include:

  • iPods/Portable Gaming Systems
  • Personal toys
  • Money

Cell Phones will be ALLOWED but must remain with campers' items and will not be permitted during camp activities

SMU, the Department of Recreational Sports and Hilltop Sports Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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What to Wear

Hilltop campers should come dressed each morning ready to swim.  Comfortable athletic wear appropriate for physical activity should be worn over swim clothes.  ATHLETIC SHOES ARE ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED.

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Before & After Care

Hilltop Sports Camp's regular day runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Hilltop strives to accommodate more schedules by offereing Before Care and After Care options, Monday through Friday, at an additional fee. This gives parents the opportunity to have some flexibility in dropping off and picking up their child from the Dedman Center facility.

  • Before Care: Drop-Off Times: 8 - 9 a.m. ($20/session/camper)

  • After Care: Pick-Up Times: 3 - 5 p.m. ($40/session/camper)

Payment must be made in advance for campers participating in Before Care or After Care. Campers dropped off before 8:50 a.m. more than one day per week may be charged the weekly fee for Before Care. Campers remaining after the 3 p.m. pick-up time more than one day per week may be charged the After Care fee until 5:00 p.m.

Campers remaining after the 5 p.m. pick-up time will be charged a $10 flat fee for the first five minutes and a $1 per minute after the first five minutes. Additional care charged must be paid by check or credit card the following morning before the camper is permitted to return to camp.

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Camp Registration & Fees

Go to Camp Sessions for session dates and cost.

2020 Camp registration will open soon. A link to the online registration form will appear on the Registration page when it opens.  Registration will close at Noon the Friday before each session begins. Each desired camp session requires individual enrollment and registration per camper.

Wait lists will be available for filled sessions. Email hilltopsportscamp@smu.edu to add to the waitlist.

Written cancellation will be required for any refund.  You may also email your cancellation request to hilltopsportscamp@smu.edu.  A full refund will be granted, less a $75 administrative fee, if the cancellation is received before May 1st.  NO refunds will be granted past May 1st.

Go to Registration for more information on Requirements and Payment details.

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Please take note that ALL CAMPERS MUST BE ENTERING 1st GRADE for the upcoming school year in order to register for our camps.


For additional information, please email hilltopsportscamp@smu.edu, or call 214-768-3367.