Life at PCD

Summer at PCD

2023 Summer Camp registration opens February 1st! 

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 2023 schedule:

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  • Week 1: June 26-30

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳
    Fashion Camp 👗
    Multi-Sport ⚾
    Lego Engineering Camp (NEW!) 🧱
  • Week 2: July 3 - 7

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳
    Fashion Camp 👗
    Multi-Sport ⚾

    *No camp July 4th
  • Week 3: July 10 - 14

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳
    Fashion Camp 👗
    Multi-Sport ⚾
  • Week 4: July 17 - 21

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Culinary 🍳
    Multi-Sport ⚾
  • Week 5: July 24 - 28

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Multi-Sport ⚾
  • Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4

    Arts & Exploration 🎨
    Multi-Sport ⚾

NEW - Lego Engineering Camp

Build up your SelfeSTEAM and power up your engineering skills!
Attention Lego lovers! Join us for one week (3-hour sessions per day) Lego Engineering Program. This program encourages STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning by applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: towers, vehicles, and pulley systems using axles and gears. 

Lego Engineering Camp is open to campers age 6-12 years old and run by Christine "Tacos" Blandino. Tacos was a season 3 contestant on FOX hit show Lego Masters! 
 

Lego Camp Details

  • June 26th-30th 
  • MORNING SESSION: Ages 6-8, 9am-12am
  • AFTERNOON SESSION: Ages 9-12, 12pm-3pm
  • $160 per session

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

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

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 per student
2023 dates: July 12th and July 26th.

Also at PCD: Summer HOOPS Camp

One-on-One's off-season 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: https://www.1on1basketball.com/
 

Basketball Camp Details:

  • Dates:  2023 TBD
  • Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5-15; Campers are separated by age and ability.
  • Cost: $200.00

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