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 and Sibling 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 (space is limited)
    Fashion (space is limited)
  • Week 2: June 27 - July 1

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (space is limited)
    Fashion (space is limited)
  • Week 3: July 5 - 8

    *No camp July 4th

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (space is limited)
  • Week 4: July 11 - 14

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (space is limited)
  • Week 5: July 18 - 22

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (space is limited)
  • Week 6: July 25 - 29

    Arts & Exploration
    Culinary (space is limited)

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

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. 

Multi-Sport Details
  • Ages 8-15
  • $325 per 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.

More information available at:
For more information and/or to register email Frank Luca or call (401) 639-0814.

Fashion Camp

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

Research past fashion eras at Rhode Island School of Design’s Picture Collection Gallery.

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

Campers will have the opportunity to “make a statement” by creating a fashion piece.

Fashion Camp Details

  • Ages 10-15
  • $325/week

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.

Masks will be required at camp unless in a safe space to take a "mask break" or while eating.

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  • Physical Space and Occupancy

    • Stable groups no larger than 15 people including staff and campers will have interactions during the week
    • Stable groups will occupy the same space each day
    • Social distancing is recommended when possible but not required within each stable group
    • Each group will remain at least 15 feet apart
    • Pick up and drop off: staff bring children from/to their car
    • Campers will bring their own lunch everyday
  • Screenings

    • Self-attestation form done daily by each camper and staff (Approved DHS/DOH form)
    • Exclude anyone with COVID symptoms
      • Temperature exceeding 100.4
      • Cough
      • Sneezing/runny nose
    • Camper may return 7 days after the symptoms have subsided
    • Visitor log will be kept if anyone enters the campus
    • Isolation room or area that can be used to isolate a sick child pending pickup by a caregiver
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting

    • Limit of shared equipment
    • When equipment must be shared across stable groups, equipment should be cleaned between use of each stable group
    • Disinfecting which adheres to CDC guidance for cleaning and sanitizing
    • Daily cleaning and disinfection of areas
    • Water refill stations will be for water bottles
  • Camp structure

    • Campers will be placed in groups of a maximum 10 (broken up by age for the week when possible)
      • They will be with 1 Counselor, who will act as their guide
      • Campers will be shepherded by the guide to 4 different stations throughout the day
      • Stations will be run by a counselor demonstrating an activity to the group. Maintaining ample distance from campers
      • Counselors will maintain social distance and will wear a mask
      • After each station, staff comes through who will disinfect all areas where campers were located
    • Staff and campers will be required to wash hands for 20 seconds with soap under warm water before lunch and after any of the following:
      • Lunch, Bathroom, Wiping Nose, or any bodily fluid
      • Touching any surface that other groups may touch (example: doors or materials)
    • Campers will maintain safe social distancing and will minimize indoor uses
    • Under no circumstances will groups interact with each other to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination

Contact Us

Please contact our Summer Programs Director for additional information or to schedule a visit.