Hilltop Sports Camp General Information

Parent Information



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 9:00AM - 3:00PM.  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: 8:00-9:00AM ($25/session/camper)

  • After Care: Pick-Up Times: 3:30-5:00PM ($25/session/camper)

Payment must be made in advance for campers participating in Before Care or After Care. Campers dropped off before 8:50AM more than one day per week may be charged the weekly fee for Before Care. Campers remaining after the 3:30PM pick-up time more than one day per week may be charged the After Care fee until 5:00pm.

Campers remaining after the 5:00PM pick-up time will be charged $1 per minute for care provided. Additional care charged will be kept on the parents account and payment for these additional fees will need to be remitted by the last Friday of each camp week or risk subsequent sessions.

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Camp Registration & Fees

Go to Camp Sessions for session dates and cost.

2014 Camp registration will open on Wednesday, March 19th. A link to the online registration form will appear on the Registration page at 9:00AM Wednesday morning.  Registration will close 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.  Late enrollment is allowed if space permits but a late fee of $50 will be applied for those enrolling after 5PM the Friday before the session.

Written cancellation will be required for any refund.  You may also email your cancelation request to lgavlick@smu.edu.  A full refund will be granted, less a $75 administrative fee, if the cancellation is received before May 1.  NO refunds will be granted less than 30 days prior.

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

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Please take note that ALL CAMPERS MUST BE ENTERING THE 2ND GRADE for the upcoming school year in order to register for our camps.


For additional information, please contact Lindsey Gavlick, lgavlick@smu.edu, 214-768-9916.


Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.