Life at PCD

Summer at PCD

Summer is exciting!

What better way to spend it than having fun with friends at PCD's 6 week summer program. Join us for the entire 6 weeks or pick a program week by week. Choose from our popular Culinary or Fashion camps, our engaging Arts & Exploration Camp, or our new Multi-Sport camp. Energy is high, new friends are made, and summer smiles last all day. 

PCD Summer camps will run June 20 - July 29, 2022 from 9:00 - 3:00 (Monday - Friday). Extended day is available until 5pm.

  • $25 multi-week discount available
  • Extended Day Program:
    8:00–9:00 AM and 3:00–5:00 PM. $10/hour
    *Must be scheduled in advance

2022 Schedule:

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  • Week 1: June 20 - 24

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)
    Fashion (FULL)
  • Week 2: June 27 - July 1

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)
    Fashion (FULL)
  • Week 3: July 5 - 8

    *No camp July 4th
    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)
  • Week 4: July 11 - 15

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)
  • Week 5: July 18 - 22

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)
  • Week 6: July 25 - 29

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (FULL)

Art & Exploration Camp

An interactive summer day camp for children ages 5–15 that combines studio arts and outdoor exploration. 
Campers will be introduced to painting, drawing, and sculpture while they investigate and learn about the natural world. By combining these two disciplines, campers will discover art, nature, and creativity in the studios and the 18 acres of woodlands on the PCD campus.

Older campers (11-15),  will be immersed in an intensive studio experience, learning new techniques and developing leadership skills. This portion of the camp was formally Leadership and Environmental Art Portfolio Project (LEAPP) but now is under the umbrella of Arts & Exploration camp.

Arts & Exploration Summer Camp Details

  • Ages 5-15
  • $325/week

What I Love About PCD's Art & Exploration Program

Culinary Camp

A hands-on summer experience for children ages 10–15, taught by professional chefs.
Each day focuses on a different food course (soups, salads and appetizers, entrees, and sides and desserts), with emphasis on nutrition, history, food science, flavor profiling and layering, and presentation. Every week we will learn new meals and dishes from all over the world.

We have a professional chef and nutritionist teach campers about the importance of balanced diets and make the delicious meals themselves. By the end of their experience, your camper will come home and (hopefully) cook dinner for you!

Culinary Camp Details

  • Ages 10-15
  • $350/week

Multi-sport Camp

Game on! 
Our Multi-sport camp is intended to expose campers to a variety of sports and activities that promote regular physical activity, instill confidence, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a life-long love of sports.

This is a fun and instructional program led by PCD coaches and athletes with age appropriate skill building activities and recreation. This is a great opportunity for campers to develop a variety of athletic skills in a supportive and fun environment.

Multi-Sport Camp Details

  • Ages 8-15
  • $325 per week

Fashion Camp

Explore the world of fashion!
Campers learn how to design their own collection- complete with vision boards, fashion illustrations, sewing machines, and draping on miniature mannequins.

Research past fashion eras at Rhode Island School of Design’s Picture Collection Gallery and recreate a new look inspired by your favorite era.

Learn the fundamentals of patternmaking, sewing and printing upcycled textiles.

Campers will have the opportunity to “make a statement” by creating a fashion piece for their grand finale fashion show.

Fashion Camp Details

  • Ages 10-15
  • $325/week

Summer HOOPS Camp

PCD's summer basketball program takes place in the school's three-court field house in conjunction with One-on-One Basketball.
One-on-One provides off-season personal basketball training for developing players with comprehensive, skilled basketball instruction to players of all skill levels. Players are grouped by age and ability with separate instruction and coaching for beginner to advanced players.

* Experienced Coaches
* Offensive Drills and Shooting Techniques 
* Defensive Drills and Skills Stations  

Registration and information available at:

Basketball Camp Details:

  • Dates:  July 25 – July 29, and August 15-19, 2022
  • Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5-15; Campers are separated by age and ability.
  • Cost: $200.00

Safe Sitter Class

PCD Summer Camp, in partnership with Lifespan Community Health Institute, is offering the Safe Sitter babysitting training for students ages 11-15.
Safe Sitter is more than just a babysitting course; it advocates for safe childcare, good parenting skills and responsible adolescents. Instructors are enthusiastic and committed to teens, and all are certified to teach Safe Sitter.

Instruction for this one-day program includes:
*Babysitting as a Business *Behavior Management Skills
*Preventing Injuries *Injury Management
*CPR Training *Care of a Choking Infant and Child
*Safety for the Sitter

Safe Sitter Details:

  • Ages 11-15
  • $75 non-PCD/HBS Students
  • $50 PCD/HBS Students
Two dates available for the one day course:
Wednesday, June 29th 9am-2:30pm or Wednesday, July 13th 9am-2:30pm

Camp Safety Protocol

Health and safety are our number one concern at PCD. Due to the ever changing climate, we are working with health professionals and the state to ensure everyone's well being. As we get closer to the summer and the state sets guidelines, we will update this page accordingly.

Contact Us

Please contact our Summer Programs Director for additional information or to schedule a visit.
(401) 438-5170 x244 

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  • Photo of Lisa-Mae Costa

    Lisa-Mae Costa 

    Director of Summer Programs and School Nurse