Summer Camps and Specialty Programs
Academic, Creative & Performing Arts, Enrichment & Sports June 12 - August 25
• Activities include: daily swim instruction, tennis lessons, music, art, nature, cooking, low ropes, splash pad and our very own garden. • Flexible options: One day, one week, all 8 weeks! Whatever works with your schedule. • Garden party and parent luncheon for parents to participate with their campers. • Lunch and snack for full day campers. • Special playground. • Themed dress up day every Friday. • Transportation to most areas. • Please note, campers must be toilet trained to participate in this program.
• Activities include: daily swim instruction, tennis lessons, music, art, nature, fishing, paddle boats, archery, pottery, clubs, gaga, athletics, low ropes and our very own garden. • Themed dress up day every Friday. • Flexible options: One day, one week, all 8 weeks! Whatever works with your schedule. • Lunch and snack for full day campers. • Transportation to most areas.
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• Weekly themed topics from goal-setting and career planning to public speaking and drafting an essay. • Two days on campus participating in activities of their choice; swim, archery, paddle boats, gaga, athletics, nature, fishing, drama, art, music, pottery, athletics, low ropes, and our very own garden.
• Working beside experienced staff with campers and getting insight into the job of a counselor with hands-on experience.
• Themed dress up day every Friday.
• Flexible options: One day, one week or all eight! Whatever works with your schedule.
• Flexible options: One day, one week, all 8 weeks! Whatever works with your schedule. • Lunch and snack for full day campers. • Transportation to most areas.
• Participating with weekly day camp themed activities.
• Lunch and snack. • Transportation to most areas.
We offer something for all grades, including Pre-K, from creative and performing arts to science and technology. Sample programs include: acting workshops, musical theatre and sewing, as well as STEM and STEAM camps, chess, cooking, gardening, creative writing, coding, gaming courses and many more. Lunches and snacks are included for campers participating in full day or both morning and afternoon sessions. Transportation is included for full day campers. Visit our website for a complete list of our enrichment camps and registration information.
We offer something for all grades, Pre-K - 12, in accredited and non-accredited academic courses to help better prepare our campers for the upcoming school year. Sample camps include: geometry, Latin, algebra 2, biology and chemistry all for credit, as well as a variety of reading, writing and math classes, including Singapore Math. Lunches and snacks are included for any campers participating in morning and afternoon sessions. Visit our website for a complete list of our academic camps and registration information.
We offer something for all grades, Pre-K - 12, through nine different sports and a variety of specialty athletic camps. Sample camps include: basketball, soccer, tennis, mountain biking, softball, and lifeguard/CPR/first aid certification. Both swimming pool and splash pad are available. Visit our website for a complete list of our sports camps and registration information.
Best of both worlds - Education and fun! Across eleven summer weeks, Hi Hills offers a wide variety of programs for children ages 3-16. Whether you are looking for enrichment, academics, sports, fine arts or traditional camp programs, there is something for everyone at Hi Hills. For example, a camper could take a science enrichment camp in the morning and then enjoy the afternoon swimming and playing with friends in a Hi Hills halfday program. Combine academics and sports with day camp activities. Participate in an art program one week, a math clinic the next, and then back to day camp. We build our programs around the convenience of our camp families! This is a unique mix of enrichment and day camp activities not available at most camps! Hi Hills prides itself on offering flexible programs. Schedules can be customized to fit the needs of the campers and their families.
Staff The people who are responsible for making your child’s summer are the camp staff. They provide the activities, the games, the events and all of the other fun that makes camp just that: camp. A staff member’s job is to motivate a child’s life in a positive manner. They need to have the will, the mindset and, most importantly, the training to do so. As ACA members, our staff are responsible for attending three days of orientation prior to the beginning of camp. Each training day focuses on a variety of topics such as safety procedures, meeting individual needs of campers while managing a group as a whole and communicating to the camp community we have developed here at Hi Hills. In congruence with our orientation topics, our staff attends a professional development day hosted by our directors to ensure the message of the summer and provide the staff with further details on the summer to come. The majority of our staff are currently educators or studying in the field of education. This nurturing and teaching mindset already instilled in our staff, combined with our staff training and the Hi Hills mission, provide your campers with the best staff ever.
Highlights and Experiences At Hi Hills we provide our campers with a unique experience, one that certainly provides them with the best summer ever. We offer more than just camp – we offer an experience. A camper’s experience will be filled with fun activities such as archery and swimming, but also with life and social skills such as character building. Hi Hills understands the importance of skills such as self-confidence, work ethic and tenacity. Our #BeBetterMovement provides campers with these life essentials daily through weekly themes and positive camaraderie followed by activity reinforcement.
Mission Statement At Hi Hills, the emphasis is on overall development. In a relaxed atmosphere, campers are encouraged to explore a wide variety of activities. Our varied programs are planned to meet the needs of each age group from 3 to 16. Instruction is provided with attention to each camper as an individual. Creativity and expression are encouraged as well as self-improvement in physical activities. Campers are helped to develop environmental awareness and learn to appreciate their natural surroundings on our 208-acre campus. Although camp is a learning experience in many ways, we also believe it is a place where children should just be able to have some plain, old-fashioned fun!
#BeBetterMovement Hi Hills own #BEBETTER movement is comprised of four parts.
BE YOU, BE CREATIVE, BE CHALLENGED and BE STRONG The movement allows campers to reach outside their comfort zone and strive to become more intentional and accountable in their everyday lives.
#Be Better BE BE CHALLENGED STRONG
The #BeBetterMovement is a registered trademark of Hi Hills Camp at Gill St. Bernard’s School and cannot be copied and/or used by any person(s) without appropriate approval provided by Gill St. Bernard’s School.
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• Day camps with an extensive range of summer enrichment, academic and sports camps. • Programming for ages 3-16. • Flexible programming combine the fun of summer learning and day camp. Campers have the option of combining enrichment, academic and/or sports camps with day camp. • Transportation - Door-toDoor and community stops. • Lunch included - extensive meal choices provided by our independent school dining service. • Before and After Care. • Weekly parent newsletter. • State of the art facilities indoor and outdoor space residing on 208 beautiful acres.
Lower School Camps - Grades Pre-K—4 Weeks
6/12 - 6/19 - 6/266/16 6/23 6/30
7/10- 7/17- 7/24- 7/31- 8/7- 8/14- 8/217/14 7/21 7/28 8/4 8/11 8/18 8/25
Sewing Camp 1
7/10- 7/17- 7/24- 7/31- 8/7- 8/14- 8/217/14 7/21 7/28 8/4 8/11 8/18 8/25
Cooking Around the Clock
Cooking Around the World
Cooking Around the Clock
Cooking Around the World Minecraft I
Dance & Cheerleading
IMTE for Kids
Dance & Cheerleading
Tinker Space Doll Lab
Minecraft II Advanced
Academic - Grades
Academic - Grades Singapore Math 3 & 4
Up, Up Away, Get Ready for "K" 2-4
Story Scribes & Explorers Jr.
Sports - Grades
Sports - Grades
Olde School Lacrosse
6&7 5 7-10 6-8
6&7th Grade Math
Story Scribes & Explorers
Learning and Studying
Lab Coats & Paint Brushes
Leap Ahead 5
Lab Coats & Fingerpaints
Math Clinic Writing Clinic
Mini Problem Solvers
Girls’ Basketball Kinder Camp
Olde School Lacrosse
Tennis Basketball 3 Day Shoot-Out
6/12- 6/19- 6/266/16 6/23 6/30
Sewing Camp 2
Sewing Camp 1
Sewing Camp 2
Enrichment - Grades
Enrichment - Grades
Middle School Camps - Grades 5—8
5-8 1-11 K-8
Basketball 3 Day Shoot-Out
K-8 K-8 1-11
Mountain Biking Tennis Day Camp
Camp Schedule Worksheet
Upper School Camps - Grades 9—12 Weeks Dates
6/12- 6/19- 6/26- 7/3- 7/10- 7/17- 7/24- 7/316/16 6/23 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/21 7/28 8/4
8/7- 8/14- 8/218/11 8/18 8/25
Enrichment - Grades Sewing Camp 1
Sewing Camp 2 Great Outdoors
Minecraft II Advanced Chess
Academic - Grades Geometry
Research Skills & Writing Essays
Learning & Studying
Creative Writing Workshop
Sports - Grades Girls’ Basketball
Basketball 3-Day Shoot-Out
Lifeguard Training First Aid CPR
Lifeguard Training RECERTIFICATION *2 day course
LOT Camp Grades 9 & 10
For course descriptions and details, please visit our brochure on our website: hihills.com. Programs are subject to change. *Camp is closed on July 3rd & 4th
John Taeschler, GSB Upper School Science Teacher This six week course covers a full year of Chemistry concepts for credit. Students will use their knowledge of chemistry to broaden understanding of aspects of their natural lives. Through analyzing news articles and interpreting implications of new scientific technology, students will use the web as a resource to improve scientific understanding. Through effective communication of lab results and scientific information to their peers, students will perform basic laboratory activities and provide critical analysis of their results. This course is a great prep for AP or Honors Chemistry. Grades 10-11 06/26-08/04, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM Fee: $1,400
College Admissions Workshop: Now You’re in the College Process and You Need Help! Kerri Small, GSB Director of College Guidance
participate in a series of writing exercises focused on writing short fiction. The class is a workshop setting where students learn to critique a peer’s work in a useful and respectful manner. Students end the course with examples of their own work in short fiction. Grades 10-12 07/31-08/11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $675
Geometry Ed Brown, GSB Upper School Math Teacher In an intensive six-week program, students will complete a full course of Euclidean geometry including formal proofs with a focus on skills and techniques that are required in higher mathematics courses and on standardized tests. Special emphasis is placed on the types of problems that students will encounter on the PSAT and SAT exams. Cooperative learning will be used to encourage the development of communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills. Course credit and advancement to Algebra II and Trigonometry will be given to Gill St. Bernard’s School students who attain a B- or better in this summer course. Course credit may also be available to students from other schools. Pre-requisite: Algebra I.
Grades 9-11 06/26-08/04, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM Fee: $1,300
Looking for extra support with the college process? GSB can help! This one-week workshop is for rising high school seniors who are in pursuit of the college process and are seeking that personal attention that the Upper School College Guidance Office at GSB provides its students. Working closely with Kerri Small, our Director of College Guidance (and former college admission director), students will participate in the following activities: creating a resume; developing a college essay; completing a demo college application; learning about and how to prepare for the college interview; and participating in a mock college admissions committee. This course is open to non-GSB students as well.
Grade 12 (Rising High School Seniors) 07/10-07/14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $495
Grades PK-K 07/17-07/21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop: The Short Story
Lab Coats and Paint Brushes
Kerri Small, GSB Director of College Guidance
Did you know that science and art are related? Come discover, experiment and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in the STEAMbased class. Explore colors and chemistry in exciting, fun and interactive ways. Put on your lab coat and pull out your paintbrush as together we dive into the art of science.
Algebra II Takisha McCall-Sulton, GSB Upper School Math Teacher This six-week course covers a full year of Algebra 2 concepts for credit. Students will relate arithmetic of rational expressions to arithmetic of rational numbers, expand understandings of functions and graphing. By synthesizing and generalizing functions, students relate data display, summary statistics and investigate probability.
Grades 9-12 06/19-07/28, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM Fee: $1,300
Lab Coats and Finger Paints Wendy Hanks, GSB Substitute School Teacher Grab your paints and lab coat…..we are heading on a discovery mission to explore the world of science and art through everyday objects, experiments and encounters. This camp will enhance the STEAM educational concepts taught in your science class with the added excitement of art. Fee: $275
Allison Kochis, GSB Upper School Science Teacher This six-week course covers a full year of Biology concepts for credit. Students will learn to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of biology associated with cell biology, molecular biology and genetics, evolution and diversity of life and ecology. Students will be asked to use twenty-first century learning tools to communicate, obtain and present information each week in a virtual biology classroom. Grades 9-11 06/26-08/04, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM Fee: $1,300
Writing is a way to externalize ideas and feelings. The ability to write well creates a well-rounded individual who can organize and express to others his or her thoughts and ideas. This class goal is to educate you on how to write creatively, to learn to enjoy the process of writing and to find your own voice and writing style. In this course, students will study setting, characters, plot, structure, dialogue and other aspects of the short story. They will read classic short fiction and write their own short fiction essays. They will
Wendy Hanks, GSB Substitute School Teacher
Grades 1-3 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $275
Jared Ciocco, GSB Upper School Teacher
Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist
This six-week course covers a full year of Latin 2 concepts for credit. Students will learn the completion of Latin noun declensions in all cases and the declension of all Latin verbs in all tenses. Students will learn the usage of several deponent clauses. Vocabulary, translation and grammar are expanded as students approach more complex narratives based on Roman history and mythology. Students also continue to practice classical Latin pronunciation through daily readings.
This one-week course will review and strengthen your student’s weaknesses in math. The Math Clinic is geared towards students entering middle school through students entering Algebra II. When registering please indicate what level of math your child will be going into the upcoming school year. Students will be given a grade level appropriate diagnostic test on the first day, evaluated and will then work on their individual needs. The week will also include hands-on activities to reinforce mathematical concepts. This course is intended to help students to gain confidence and get an excellent head start with the upcoming school year. Minimum enrollment 4 and maximum enrollment 20 Grades 7-12 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $375
Grades 9-12 06/26-08/04, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM Fee: $1,300
Leap Ahead 5 Zoe Tuohy & Stacy Schnurr, GSB Middle School Teachers The Leap Ahead program is four full days of activities designed to help upcoming Gill St. Bernard’s School fifth grade students transition from Lower School to Middle School. The activities include familiarizing students with Middle School buildings, daily routines, schedules, and organizational skills. In addition students will spend time at Home Winds, creating a foundation of skills related to sustainability, farm life and environmental education. Price includes all materials, snacks, and lunch each day. Minimum enrollment is 15 students. Grade 5 8/14-8/17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Learning & Studying Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist If you are ready to add study tools to your toolbox, this is the course for you. Topics addressed: Your memory and tricks to support recall; test taking skills; active listening; note-taking as well as LINCS – a system to assist with vocabulary and SQ3R, which is a method for organizing and remembering written information from a book. Minimum enrollment 6 students and maximum is 10. Grades 7-10 08/21-08/25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $400
Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist This one–week course will review and strengthen your student’s weaknesses in math. The Math Clinic is geared towards students in lower school through students in middle school. Students will be given a grade level appropriate diagnostic test on the first day, evaluated and will then work on their individual needs. The week will also include hands on activities to reinforce mathematical concepts. This course is intended to help students to gain confidence, work on gaps and get an excellent head start with the upcoming school year. Minimum enrollment 4 and maximum enrollment 20. Grades 2-6 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $375
Middle School Study Strengthening Cendahl Cornellio-Alter, GSB Learning Specialist This week-long course is designed for middle school students by GSB Learning Specialist Cendahl Cornellio-Alter to discover how to be a STRONG student. It will include: identifying strengths and learning styles of each student, being a strong student during the day (attention/focus, note-taking, asking strong questions), physical, emotional and academic needs for studying (location, style, mood) and how we can use these techniques during the school year. Come build your studying muscles!
Mini Problem Solvers Julie Jurkin, GSB Lower School Teacher Mini Problem Solvers will help your budding mathematician build a strong number sense through hands-on activities, games, and problem solving. We will use Singapour Math to establish concrete, pictorial, and abstract understanding of addition, subtraction, and even multiplication. By using this exciting approach, your mathematician will think that math is truly all fun and games! Grades K-1 08/14-08/18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $275
Research Skills and Writing an Essay Tom Gilbert, GSB Upper School History Teacher This course offers students the opportunity to gather information, build a strong thesis statement, and produce an essay that reflects their interests. Over the course of this one-week program, students will research and write a five-paragraph essay on current events or a popular cultural topic of their choosing. Students will learn necessary research techniques and basic project writing skills including constructing an outline, essay structure, proper citation, editing and revising. Students will conduct research at the Gill St. Bernard’s library and online to produce a well-structured essay. Through this full sequence of process research and writing, students will strengthen those skills they need to write interesting and informative essays in high school and college. Minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 students. Grades 9-12 07/17-07/21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Singapore Math Julienne Jurkin, GSB Lower School Teacher Singapore Math will feel like it is all fun and games at Gill St. Bernard’s this summer! Through the use of hands-on, manipulative games and interactive activities, your mathematician will gain a deeper understanding of mathematical operations, processes, and word problems. Every student will leave the class with a mathematical “tool box” filled with skills that can be used to help make their start to school a success! Grades 3-4 08/14-08/18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Grades 6-8 08/14- 08/18, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fee: $375
6th & 7th Grade Math
Story Scribes and Explorers
Frank Corrado, GSB Middle School Math Teacher
Julie Jurken, GSB Lower School Teacher
Sharpen your camper’s math skills to get that needed jump start to the upcoming school year. Campers are provided with the opportunity to strengthen basic math concepts that are essential for success in middle school math. Campers are learning and growing in a relaxed classroom setting where they are able to work as individuals and in small groups.
Story Scribes and Explorers is the perfect class for the creative writer as well as the weary scribe. We use games, descriptive writing techniques, story stretchers, persuasive language development, transition words, and comics to grow your writing skills and expand your vocabulary. After reading stories, we will apply these skills by writing short stories, newspaper articles, mysteries and poetry. This class will help build writing skills using the best practices.
Grades 6-7 08/14-08/18, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Story Scribes and Explorers Jr. Julie Jurken, GSB Lower School Teacher Store Scribes and Explorers Jr. is the perfect class for the budding writer. After delving into exciting stories, we will use games, vocabulary building activities and story stretchers to grow your writing skills and expand your vocabulary. This class will help build writing skills using the best practices. Grades K-1 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $275
Grades 2-4 07/24-07/28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Up, Up and Away, Get ready for “K” Kathleen Conte & Diane Lipnickey, GSB Kindergarten Teachers Let’s get a jump start on the Kindergarten year! In this class, the children will learn how to manage their feelings, develop social skills and gain a sense of independence. They will have fun whiile being introduced to phonics, good literature, math concepts and fine motor skills. We will foster an understanding of how to follow multi-step directions. This class will be an asset to the children as they enter their kindergarten year. Grade PK entering Kindergarten in fall 07/31-08/04, 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
Fee: $295 (lunch included)
Writing Clinic Mrs. Zoe Tuohy, GSB Middle School Teacher Are you interested in improving your writing skills? Refresh basic skills before the next school year! This course is designed for students who wish to improve the structure, mechanics, and voice of their writing. Students will be assessed at the beginning of the course, and their specific needs will be addressed throughout the week. Explicit and differentiated instruction, skill development exercises, independent writing practice, and instructor feedback are the cornerstones of this course. Grades 5-8 08/07- 08/11, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Fee: $350
Cooking Around the World GSB Executive Chef Joe
Does your camper have a love for food? Are they looking to broaden their palate horizons? If so, Chef Joe’s Cooking Around the World Course is perfect! Take a culinary vacation through Chef Joe’s International Kitchen. Campers will experience the different cultures and styles of cuisine while enhancing their taste buds. Enjoy, bon appétit, mangia! (Parents, please advise us of any food allergies) Grades 4-8 07/31-08/04, 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Dance – LaChaney’s Dance Academy
Chess Yes! Summer Fun Club! Marty Sobin, Founder, Jersey Chess Have loads of fun learning to play the centuries old game of chess and try to become our summer Chess Champion! Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate level player, here is where to get your game on. If you don’t know the rules of the game, we’ll teach you; if you already know how to play, we’ll make you a better player. Get a quick overview of how to win a chess match – not just checkmating your opponent, but how to get that point. In addition to short training discussions and working on chess puzzles and worksheets, players will have lots of opportunity to play chess. The best way to improve your chess is to play lots of games and then go over them – do it at the “Chess Yes! Summer Fun Club!” Grades 2-9 06/12-06/16, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Fee: $245 06/19-06/23, 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM Fee: $245 08/21-08/25, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Fee: $245
Cooking Around the Clock GSB Executive Chef Joe Kids, what are your favorite foods? Learn how to cook this summer with Chef Joe! While learning how to make pastas, salsas, pizzas and desserts you will be introduced to the basics of safety in the kitchen, how to handle food and how to plan a recipe. (Parents, please advise us of any food allergies.) Grades 4-8 08/07-08/11, 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM
camping fees, boat rentals and transportation are all included. Minimum enrollment is 14 and maximum is 17. All registrations are due by June 6th to ensure participation in the program. SCHEDULE: Monday, on campus, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, off campus at Ort Pond, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday on campus 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (travel to Pinelands campsite at 1:00 PM) Thursday off site Friday return to campus before lunch for program wrap-up and parent pick-up Grades 7-9 06/12-06/16, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
LaShonda Chaney, Founder, LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy www.lachaney.com
Having Fun with Dance & Cheerleading
Director of LaChaney’s Dance Academy and former NBA Nets dancer, LaShonda Chaney will be bringing an exciting program to young campers, both boys and girls, to learn the fundamentals of dance. We will emphasize progressing technically; building strength and flexibility; increasing coordination; choreography, Jazz and Hip-Hop; and most importantly having FUN together. Additional class time in dance history, anatomy, terminology, performance skills, and dance composition will make a varied day for young dancers. Two or three sessions of arts and crafts time during the week will help the young dancers create minor costume pieces.
An exciting week of cheer and dance taught by LaShonda Chaney, Director of LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy, former Nets cheerleader, and former high school cheer coach. Learn how to lead a crowd with energy, spirit, and personality. We will focus on technique, precision, tumbling and stunts. Get prepared for cheerleading season! Minimum enrollment of 10 and maximum of 25 participants.
LaShonda Chaney, Founder, LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy www.lachaney.com
Grades K-8 07/31-08/04, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $325
Grades K-8 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $325
Great Outdoors Stacy Schnurr, GSB Middle School Teacher, Bob Ort, GSB Upper School Teacher Spend the summer outside! Students will spend half of the session on the beautiful Gill St. Bernard’s School campus exploring stream ecology, taking short hikes and learning the basics of photography. Woodworking will also be a part of the adventure; a project will involve carving your own personal walking stick! Outdoor ethics, travel, safety and survival skills will be addressed. This five-day course includes a trip to Ort pond for fishing, boating and a BBQ, and culminates in a three-day, two-night (tent only) camping trip in the New Jersey Pinelands, complete with a kayak day trip! Campus lunches, camping meals,
Holidays-Don’t You Wish Everyday Could be a Holiday?
Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist
Frank Corrado, GSB Middle School Teacher
Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist
Campers will build and program Lego® robots using sensors and motors. By working together to design and construct their own interactive robots, campers will be experimenting with science while they learn to build playful motorized creations with Lego®. Campers and their families will be amazed to see their motorized creations come to life!
Do you have the desire to have fun and be creative? Learn how to create an everlasting scrapbook for all your memories. Students will learn layout design, traditional scrapbooking methods, and how to use tools and embellishments. They will also learn creative techniques for adding personal touches. Each student will go home with their creation. Students must bring personal photographs to class(approximately 20-30) Minimum enrollment 4 and maximum enrollment 14.
Well, it can be! This one-week course will take you through a year’s worth of holidays in just one week. Learn about common and uncommon holiday traditions and customs. Make creative holiday decorations and food based items from around the world. For example, did you know on December 23 in Oaxaca, Mexico it is the Night of the Radishes? So, come learn about this and many other holidays. Minimum enrollment 5 and maximum enrollment 15. Grades 4-8 07/31-08/04, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $380 includes materials
Incredible Music Theatre Experience for Kids Amy Southerland, David Southerland, Award-Winning GSB Music Directors IMTE for Kids is an exciting musical theatre workshop, led by Amy & David Southerland, designed to build self confidence in Lower School students interested in the performing arts. Participants will learn songs and skits and play theatre games to explore the use of the voice and the art of storytelling. A showcase will be presented at the end of the week for friends and family. Minimum of 6 participants.
Grades 4-8 06-26-06/30, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ryan Roque, GSB Director of Technology Have you ever played Minecraft on a tablet or phone? While Pocket Minecraft has the same gameplay, in Minecraft for PC it will require good computer skills to be a successful Minecraft player. In Minecraft Camp, players will be taught how to use the keyboard and mouse to successfully navigate, build and craft in a Minecraft world. You will learn how to use those necessary computer skills in both survival and creative modes. Players will also be introduced to multiplayer mode allowing for team building sessions and adventuring, all moderated by the instructor. You will learn: Basic Computing Skills Basic Crafting, Building, Designing & Creativity Teamwork & Problem Solving Grades 1-3 07/10-07/14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $275
Grades 1-4 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $250 Showcase Friday at 11:30 AM
Intensive Music Theatre Experience Jr. Amy Southerland, David Southerland, Award-Winning GSB Music Directors IMTE Jr. is a musical theatre workshop, led by Amy & David Southerland and designed to help Middle School students improve performance skills and self–confidence. Acting, improvisation, dance, vocal technique, monologues, scene study and more will be highlighted as they work with musical theatre repertoire to be presented in a showcase on Friday at 2:30 pm. Lunch is provided daily. Minimum of 8 participants. Grades 5-8 06/19-06/23, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $425
Minecraft II Advanced Ryan Roque, GSB Director of Technology Getting serious about your Minecraft skills? Want to learn how to create automated contraptions using redstone? How about creating a train system that helps haul your newly found diamonds? Whatever you can think of, you can learn how to do it all in Minecraft II Advanced! In Minecraft II Advanced, you will learn how to use gathered materials to create elaborate devices and contraptions that can aid you in your adventures. You will also learn how to use essential mods to help enhance your Minecraft experience as well as many other advanced Minecraft skills. You will learn: Redstone Engineering Visual Programming Advanced Crafting, Building, Designing & Creativity Teamwork & Problem Solving Grades 3-9 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $275
Grades 4-9 07/10-07/14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $380 includes materials
Sewing Camp I Paul Canada, Award-Winning GSB Theatrical Costume Designer Come experience the fun of sewing! From learning to sew a button, to reading a pattern and operating a sewing machine, campers will experience the art of sewing in a creative environment. Each camper will have their own machine to use, and will be taught how to safely operate it. Campers will learn to take measurements, match colors and will create a sewing kit filled with tools to take home.* Campers will make adorable stuffed animals, room decorations, and other fun accessories in the fabrics of their choice. *One kit per camper each summer. Grades 4-10 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sewing Camp II Paul Canada, Award-Winning GSB Theatrical Costume Designer Kids will learn fundamental sewing skills as they make a simple garment! Young sewers will learn how to take their measurements, read a pattern envelope and pattern instructions, handle fabric, use tools, and follow and cut a pattern along with construction and finishing techniques. Threading the sewing machine, winding the bobbin, and learning about machine safety and how to use the machine are also reviewed. Grades 4-10 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hi-Hills Camp – Morning Session
Kim Turse, GSB Learning Specialist
Cindy Wyatt, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs
Learn about different aspects of being a mystery detective through hands-on activities. Some of the activities will include fingerprint analysis, chromatography, and laser maze spy training while building key observational skills and teamwork. Minimum enrollment 5 and maximum enrollment 15.
Morning day camp includes instructional swim, a variety of arts and crafts, nature and sports programs. Please note; this price is when combined with a PM enrichment program only. Grades PK-7 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Grades 4-8 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $375
07/10-07/14, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tinker Space Doll Lab
07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wendy Hanks, GSB Substitute School Teacher
07/31- 08/04, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Do you have an American Girl or 18-inch doll that you love to accessorize? Join us in the Lower School Tinker Space to imagine, design, and create clothing and accessories for your 18-inch doll. We will also stage the dolls and your creations and make a memory book of the week. If you love crafting and American Girl, this is the camp for you!
08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
08/14-08/18, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Grades 2-4 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $375
3D Printing Frank Corrado, GSB Middle School Teacher Our 3D printing course introduces the high-tech world of 3D printing to kids. It enables campers to learn the necessary technological skills of today, use professional software and have FUN! Even for those campers who have never seen a 3D printer in action, this course allows for all to grow and succeed in the classroom. Grades 5-8 08/07-08/11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hi-Hills Camp, Weeks 1 & 2 (Formally known as Summer Fun) Get your child’s summer off to a FUN start. Join us for an exciting combination of familiar games and camp traditions along with fresh, innovative FUN! Swimming, sports, indoor and outdoor games and art projects will make for a great start to your child’s summer! Lunch is included. Grades PK-8 06/12-06/16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
06/19-06/23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hi-Hills Camp – Afternoon Session Cindy Wyatt, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs Afternoon day camp includes free swim time along with a variety of arts and crafts, nature and sports programs. Please note; this price is when combined with an AM enrichment program only. Grades PK-7 06/26-06/30, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
07/10-07/14, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
07/17-07/21, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
07/24-07/28, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
07/31-08/04, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
08/07-08/11, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
08/14-08/18, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Girls’ Basketball Aaron Gratch, GSB Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach
GSB’s girls’ varsity basketball coach Aaron Gratch offers a program for players to develop and enhance their fundamental basketball skills. Campers will develop new skills, improving their overall game. Fundamentals are the number-one priority in his coaching. Coach Gratch is a former Division 1 collegiate coach (Colgate University) and led GSB to the programs first ever state title in 2013 along with a #15 national ranking by USA Today. Coach Gratch is a five time coach of the year award winner. Grades 1-11 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Olde School Lacrosse Camp Directors, Stephen Duffy & Ron Sansone
Basketball Sina’s Basketball Hoop Academy - Mergin Sina GSB’s varsity basketball coach Mergin Sina offers a program for players to develop and enhance their fundamental basketball skills. Campers will develop new skills, improving their overall game. As a former Division 1 and European professional basketball player, Coach Sina brings his depth of knowledge and coaching experience to the camp. Players of all ages and abilities welcome! Campers can either bring their lunch or purchase pizza slices for $2.00 each. Grades 1-11 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $375 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $195 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $375 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $195 07/31-08/04, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $375 07/31-08/04, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $195
Basketball Shoot Out Camp Sina’s Basketball Hoop Academy - Mergin Sina Learn from one of the top high school and AAU coaches in New Jersey. Some of Coach Sina’s former players are now playing Division 1 basketball in college…..your chance to learn what they learned! Grades 1-11 08/14-08/16, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $275
Olde School Lacrosse Camp, a teaching camp emphasizing the fundamentals of lacrosse, is being run by Directors Stephen Duffy and Ron Sansone. Duffy is the coach for the 2015 MLL Champions, New York Lizards, and the former head coach for the Boston Cannons. Sansone’s credentials include Salisbury University, Lincoln-Sudbury High School and Leading Edge. Its mission is to maximize the talent of each player through the best lacrosse environment built on respect, responsibility and competition! We strive for each player to get the most out of themselves and learn what it’s like to be THE BEST! Full-day players have pool time and lunch included in the cost. To register for this program, please visit the following link: http:// oldeschoollacrosse.org.assn.la/
Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR Certification/Recertification George Eversmann, RVCC Assistant Athletic Director – Aquatics and Facilities Teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 15. Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke only demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidate will place arms under the armpits. Certification Requirement: Attend all class sessions. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities. Demonstrate competency in all final rescue scenarios. Pass both Section 1 – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2 – Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum of 80 percent. Certificate Issued and Validity Period: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: 2 years Grades 10-12 06/12-06/16, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Co-ed – Grades K-2 (Players need sticks only) 07/24-07/27, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fee: $180
08/14-08/17, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fee: $180
The recertification course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify in lifeguarding. Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate. Note: If the Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course.
Co-ed – Grades 3-8 (Players need full gear to play: Boys – helmet, gloves, arm-pads, shoulder pads, cleats, mouth guard/Girls – goggles, mouth guard, cleats) 07/24-07/27, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $325 08/14-08/17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Camp ends at noon on Thursday)
George Eversmann, RVCC Assistant Athletic Director – Aquatics and Facilities
Grades 10 - Adult 06/12-06/13, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Fee: $175
Maestro Soccer “Striker – Keeper” Camp Jim Buchanan, Director of Coaching, Maestro Soccer Maestro Soccer will run five days of fun, intensive training for all players wanting to improve their goal scoring or goalkeeping ability! All aspects of attacking play, such as crossing and finishing, long range shooting, one time finishing and heading will all be covered in this five-day all-inclusive camp. Goalkeepers will be instructed in all areas of their position; handling, diving, dealing with crosses, angles and much more! The unique camp will train strikers and goalies separately for the first part of the day, then training groups are combined to create goalies versus strikers in motivating, realistic training scenarios! You do not have to be a full-time goalie or striker to attend – any player wanting to improve their goal scoring or goalkeeping skills can sign up. Players will be streamed by ability, age and gender. Full-day campers have pool time and lunch included in the cost. Grades 1-8 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 3:00PM 07/17-07/21, 9:00 AM – 12:00PM
Fee: $345 Fee: $195
Maestro Total Soccer and High School Prep Camp Mike Williams, Regional Coaching Director, Maestro Soccer Great camps for 2017 specifically aimed to develop and prepare the travel and high school soccer player. Run by Gill St. Bernard’s varsity girls’ head soccer coach Mike Williams, this camp will provide a variety of intensive training situations to prepare players for the high school season. With video analysis, technical, tactical and soccerspecific conditioning all included in the camp, this is a first-rate camp experience designed to be the best possible preparation for high school soccer. Lunch and pool use included in the cost for full-day campers. Total Soccer Camp – Co-Ed – Grades 1-8 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $345 High School Prep Camp – Co-Ed – Grades 9-12 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $345
First, you will learn how to use your mountain bike safely and efficiently while touring several park locations in NJ. Second, you will learn about proper nutrition and hydration before, during and after our biking experiences, ensuring that you have good energy levels and a healthy state of mind to enjoy mountain biking. Finally, you will gain an appreciation for the environment by learning how to maintain trails. The program includes a trip to Manasquan, NJ, for a day trip with lunch to Allaire Park. Photography will be an important component, also, to document the wonderful learning experiences and memories you will have. Of course, the most important aspect of the program is “safety first,” and we will always have experienced adult mountain bike riders with first aid training on the trails with the students at all times. All registrations are due by June 13th to ensure participation in the program. Grades 8 - Adult (Maximum 12 participants) 06/19-06/23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fee $595
Soccer Vision Soccer Camp
Softball Nicole Spiotta, GSB Girls’ Varsity Softball Coach Looking for a way to improve your daughter’s basic softball fundamentals, while preparing her for the next level? If so, the Softball Clinic is the perfect program for you! Run by the Gill St. Bernard’s varsity softball coach, Nicole Spiotta, this clinic will help each player on an individual level break down the basic fundamentals of the sport to improve their batting, hitting, fielding and base running skills. Furthermore, the players will learn the strategic side of the game and develop a mental aspect of the sport in a team setting. Coach Nicole’s passion for the sport provided her with the experiences of collegiate coaching, team training, individual lessons, and youth clinics. Whether this is your daughter’s first time picking up a ball or she is in the recruitment process, the Softball Clinic is designed to strengthen all players’ physical and mental mechanics related to the sport. Key leadership concepts will be introduced each session to enable the girls to better understand what it takes to be a true leader on and off the softball field! Register today! Grades 5-8 07/10-07/13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $195
Directors: Tony Bednarsky, Donna Bednarsky, GSB Veteran Soccer Coaches
GSB’s soccer coaches, the award–winning Bednarskys, bring both collegiate and club soccer experience to Soccer Vision. Fundamentals will be stressed as well as the development of new skills and techniques. Sessions will include scrimmages, game situations and a wide variety of drills. Full–day campers will have scheduled pool time, and lunch is included. High school players, this is a great pre-season warm-up! This camp is suitable for players of all skill levels.
Are you ready to take your tennis skills to the next level? Then this is the program for you! The tennis program features certified tennis instructors who are looking to improve your player’s overall technique, fitness level and understanding of the game. Campers will work on volleys, serves, strokes and game-play. Players of varying ability levels will vastly improve their tennis skills through a wide variety of drills and games.
Grades PK-K 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Fee: $155 Grades 1-12 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $345 08/07-08/11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fee: $195
Chris Walsh, GSB Tennis Coach
Grades K-8 06/26-06/30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 07/10-07/14, 9:00 AM – 12:00PM 07/24-07/28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fee: $260 Fee: $260 Fee: $260
Mountain Biking – Mind, Body, Spirit Bob Ort, GSB Upper School Teacher Experience the exhilaration of mountain biking! In conjunction with Marty’s Reliable Bikes of Hackettstown, you will explore the outdoors in ways you couldn’t have imagined.
Camp Hours of Operation Unless otherwise specified, our full-day takes place between 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Half Day programs run as follows (AM) 9:00am - 12:30pm, (PM) 12:30pm - 4:00pm. Please note: The camp is closed on July 3rd & 4th.
Take advantage of our extended day programs! Before Care: 7:30am - 9:00am After Care: 4:00pm - 6:00pm; Enrichment Programs 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Campers enrolled in our Before Care program will be given a light breakfast of either cereal with milk or a bagel with butter or cream cheese and a juice. They will ease into the day with some games, music and art.
After care extends the camp day fun by allowing campers to enjoy additional time of a favorite camp activity.
Open House Attending an Open House will provide you with detailed insight into Hi Hills at Gill St. Bernard’s School:
• Camp tours are led by current staff.
• Our guides will explain typical activities of a camp day, while walking the beautiful campus of Gill St. Bernard’s School.
• Opportunities provided to ask questions with staff about their experiences and roles at Hi Hills Camps.
• Meet and talk with the camp directors.
• Experience first hand the classrooms and facilities for our enrichment, academic and sports camps.
Dates Sunday, March 5th 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday, April 2nd 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 21st 10:00am - 2:00pm
If you cannot attend an open house, please call our camp office and we would be happy to set up a private tour of our campus.
ACA Why choose an ACA-Accredited Camp? Hi Hills has been a member of the ACA (American Camp Association) for over 25 years. The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have been working together to help ensure the highest quality camp experiences for our nation’s youth. ACA accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 300 standards) review of its operation - from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. Hi Hills participates in many events and professional development opportunities throughout the year to reap the full benefit of being an ACA member. For our staff professional development days we bring in ACA members to speak on behalf of specific topics such as character building and team unity. We also attend ACA’s annual Tri-State Camp Conference, the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world, where we gather information to help better our campers’ experiences. Being an ACA-Accredited Camp helps Hi Hills stay connected and grow in the camp community.
•A ir conditioned athletic center, field house, dining hall, music room, arts workshop, classrooms and theatre
Hi Hills offers door-to-door transportation service as well as community stops. We have our own buses and vans, hire our own drivers and create the best possible routes to accommodate our camp families. Our vehicles are all in compliance with state regulations and our drivers are background checked and fully licensed. Every bus has a bus counselor to attend to the needs of your camper in transit.
• 1 outdoor heated pool • Splash pad • Indoor and outdoor running tracks • Seven tennis courts • S occer, baseball, softball and lacrosse fields •2 -acre garden, nature cabin and stream • Amphitheater •2 age-appropriate playgrounds • Sport court • Go-karts • NASP archery range • Low ropes course
Hi Hills transportation service covers many areas of Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren, Hunterdon and Essex Counties. *Transportation is available and included for Hi Hills Camps. However, there is an additional cost for transportation needed for campers enrolling only in enrichment, academic and/or sports camps.
Dining Service As part of Hi Hills Camps tuition, campers participating in full-day activities are offered extensive meal choices and a snack every day. Campers and counselors eat lunch together in our professionally catered, air conditioned dining hall. Campers serve themselves with choices from daily special hot lunches or cold deli and salad bars. Kinder campers are served family style by their counselors. All counselors are trained to see that the campers make nutritionally healthy choices. And yes, some food comes directly from our garden on campus!
• Fitness center • Computer labs • Health center • 2-acre pond • On-site fishing • Paddle boats
*Please be sure to notify us prior to the summer if your camper(s) have any food allergies.
• Farm animals • Nature trails • Tinker space • Maker space
Location Hi Hills is located on the beautiful 208 acre campus of Gill St. Bernard’s School on the border of Morris and Somerset Counties. These unique facilities allow Hi Hills to offer more programs, more choices, more experiences, more FUN!
How to Register Visit: hihills.com or gsbschool.org/summerprograms Email: email@example.com Call: 908-234-0067
Social Media Hi Hills uses a variety of social media outlets to stay connected with our camp families, campers and staff. Through Facebook, families and staff can read announcements about upcoming events or participate in questions and answers through our news feed. Instagram is a great place for our campers to view pictures from past summers and get excited for the upcoming year. Twitter is used to provide camp families and staff members with links from other camps and organizations we follow that have to do with the camping world. Pinterest has been a great outlet for our staff to view ideas of summer projects and games for the upcoming summer. We enjoy staying connected throughout the year with all of our camp families, campers and staff and are happy to provide these outlets that can be used by all. Follow us on: Facebook: facebook.com/hihills Twitter: twitter.com/hihillscamp Instagram: instagram.com/hihillscamp Pinterest: pinterest.com/hihillscamp
Directions Hi Hills (25 St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934) is conveniently located in the beautiful rolling hills on the border of Morris and Somerset Counties in Gladstone, NJ. The camp is minutes off US-206, approximately 5 miles from the center of Chester, NJ, 15 minutes from the junction of highways 287 and 78, and less than 30 minutes from Morristown center (to the northeast), the International Trade Zone in southern Morris County (to the northwest), Somerville (to the southeast) and Hackettstown (to the west). *GPS Directions: Different GPS models find our camp in different ways. If a street number is necessary, use 21 St. Bernard’s Road - this will place you opposite one of the camp’s entrances. Additionally, some GPS models require the town to be entered as Far Hills rather than Gladstone.
Ways to Save GSB Discount All current GSB families will receive 20% off total tuition and new families to GSB in 2017 will receive 25% off tuition when registering for Hi Hills. Applies to Day Camps only (does not apply to enrichment, academic, sports camps or LOT). Sibling Discount When registering more than one camper per family, Hi Hills provides a Sibling Discount. The discount includes 5% off each additional sibling. Applies to Day Camps only (does not apply to enrichment, academic, sports camps or LOT).
Pricing Kinder Camp, Day Camp & Travel Camp Tuition 8 Weeks $5,800
7 Weeks $5,600
6 Weeks $5,400
5 Weeks $4,700
4 Weeks $3,800
3 Weeks $2,900
2 Weeks $2,000
1 Week $1,100
Group Discount When registering as a group, each family can save 5% on camp tuition. To qualify as a group, send three or more applications in the same envelope. Each family must register for two weeks or more to receive the group discount. For families registering online please contact the Hi Hills Camp Office at 908-234-0067 for assistance. The group discount cannot be combined with any other discount program. Applies to Day Camps only (does not apply to enrichment, academic, sports camps or LOT).
LOT Tuition 8 Weeks $3,250
7 Weeks $2,880
4 Weeks $1,710
6 Weeks $2,490
3 Weeks $1,320
5 Weeks $2,100
2 Weeks $1,100
Referral Discount Looking to refer a friend and save at the same time? Check out our referral discount options below (the referral discount cannot be combined with any other discount program):
• Each family will receive $200 off per camper registration of 2 – 5 weeks of Hi Hills (does not apply to enrichment, academic, or sports camps).
• Each family will receive $400 off per camper registration of 6 – 8 weeks of Hi Hills (does not apply to enrichment, academic, or sports camps).
• In order to qualify for the referral program, the referred family must not have attended Hi Hills in 2016 and each camper must be registered for the above required weeks. Applies to Day Camps only (does not apply to enrichment, academic, sports camps or LOT).
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Hi Hills Camps at Gill St. Bernard’s 25 St Bernard’s Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934 • hihills.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • 908-234-0067