Summer on the Hill Returns After Two Year Absence

Juan Barrientos

Summer on the Hill is back to normal after two years of covid impacted summers.

In the summer of 2020, Summer on the Hill was completely canceled due to COVID, and the program returned in the summer of 2021, but there weren’t nearly as many students participating in camps like previous years.

“I am really excited about it being back, I mean for those of us that are back on campus in the summertime, seeing the campus alive with kids, is just a really exciting, vibrant time to be on campus, and I missed it,” said Head of School Lee Hark.

Director of Summer Programs Vicki Van Liew is another example of how many people are excited about its return.

“I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am, last summer we had about fifty percent of what we would normally have, but this year I am so excited that things are back to normal,” Van Liew stated.

Along with Summer on the Hill being such a community-loved summertime program, it’s also one of Greenhill’s biggest sources of revenue.

Hark talked about this when asked about the impact on Greenhill’s finances. “Summer on the Hill is an important revenue generator for the school and it’s not the primary purpose of it, but it is an important part of it, and not being able to offer the program has had an impact on it,” Hark stated.

Summer on the Hill provides employment for faculty, which is another way it’s generating revenue. It’s a true community platform for Greenhill students and for the community to come together in the summer.

After two years Summer on the Hill is back to normal and more popular than ever with the most campers the program has seen in ten years. “I’m so excited that Summer on the Hill is back to normal,” Van Liew said.