Life at PCD

Summer at PCD

2024 Summer Camp registration starts February 1! 

We have some exciting things happening this summer on the PCD campus. Our summer program is growing and new programs have been added. In addition to our long standing programs including our popular Culinary or Fashion camps, our engaging Arts & Exploration Camp, and our action packed Multi-Sport camp, we are thrilled to offer a one week session of Lego Engineering Camp. Join us for the entire 6 weeks or pick a program week by week. Energy is high, new friends are made, and summer smiles last all day.

Extended day is available!
Extended Day Program: 8:00–9:00am and 3:00–5:00pm. $10/hour. This service must be scheduled in advance.

Our 2024 schedule:

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  • Week 1: June 24 - 28

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳
    Fashion Camp 👗 
    Multi-Sport ⚾
    Lego Engineering Camp 🧱
  • Week 2: July 1 - 5

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳 
    Fashion Camp 👗
    Lego 🧱

    *No camp July 4th
  • Week 3: July 8 - 12

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳 
    Fashion Camp 👗
    Multi-Sport ⚾
    Lego Engineering Camp 🧱
  • Week 4: July 15 - 19

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Fashion 👗
    Multi-Sport ⚾
    Lego 🧱
  • Week 5: July 22 - 26

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Multi-Sport ⚾
    Lego 🧱
  • Week 6: July 29 - Aug 2

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Multi-Sport ⚾

Lego Engineering Camp

Attention Lego lovers! Join PCD's own Gabby Elkas-Neel for an incredible adventure with Legos!

This amazing program encourages STEM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning by applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: amusement park, animal themed projects, and scientific themes.

Lego Camp Details

  • Weeks 1, 2, and 5: ages 8-12
  • Weeks 3 and 4: separate groups for ages 5-8 and ages 9-12
  • $350 per session (week 2 is $300)

Art & Exploration Camp

An interactive summer day camp for children ages 5–14 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 (11-14),  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 5-14
  • $350 per week

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 per week (week 2 is $300)

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
  • $350 per week (week 2 is $300)

Also at PCD: Summer HOOPS Camp

One-on-One Basketball RI's summer basketball camp takes place in the school's three-court field house. 

One-on-One Basketball RI provides year-round 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
* Individual Skills Competition 
* Fundamentally Based Scrimmages
* Free Camp T-shirt

Registration and information available at:

Boys’ and Girls’ Summer Hoops Camp:

  • TWO GREAT WEEKS:  July 22 – July 26  and August 12 – 16
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Ages 5-15 - Campers are separated by age and ability.
  • Cost: $215 (1 week) or $385 (both weeks)
  • Sibling Discounts are available

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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    Ally Stanton 

    Kindergarten Teacher, Summer Programs Director