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
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Week 1: June 20 - 24
Arts & Exploration Culinary (FULL) Fashion (FULL) Multi-Sport
Week 2: June 27 - July 1
Arts & Exploration
Week 3: July 5 - 8
*No camp July 4th Arts & Exploration Culinary (FULL) Multi-Sport
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 anintensive 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
What I Love About PCD's Art & Exploration Program
My two girls have been going to PCD arts and exploration camp for the past two summers. They absolutely love it!! I love that it is a small tight knit group. The staff is so friendly and caring to me and my girls. Certainly not your average art camp. They will most definitely be going back this summer!
Our 9-year-old daughter has really enjoyed PCD A&E for three years. She loves the excitement of making art projects that are inspiring and more involved than what she might do at school during the year. She has loved bonding with the warm and nurturing counselors and learning about our local environment and our world. I can’t say enough about A&E. Our little one will start this year!
My son has loved the balance between time to work on projects and the varied pacing of offerings. He hopes to become a PCD A&E counselor when he gets too old to be a camper!
Ellie, age 10
...this camp makes me feel really alive, it's so fun!
Zach, age 9
I just learned what I can do to save the planet, it's not that hard.
Dorothy, age 6
There's so many fun things to do at this camp and I get to choose every day!
Abby, age 8
I like camp better than school because the counselors are really cool and get messy in the studio with me.
Chris, age 10
I just won the egg drop! I might need to be an engineer instead of a baseball player.
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
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
$325 per week
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
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
Ages: 5-15; Campers are separated by age and ability.
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
*Care of a Choking Infant and Child
*Safety for the Sitter
Safe Sitter Details:
$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
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.
Please contact our Summer Programs Director for additional information or to schedule a visit.