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.
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 AND July 10th - 14th
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 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
$350 per week
Dorothy, age 6
There's so many fun things to do at this camp and I get to choose every day!
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!
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.
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!
Abby, age 8
I like camp better than school because the counselors are really cool and get messy in the studio with me.
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.
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
$350 per week
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
$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
*Care of a Choking Infant and Child
*Safety for the Sitter
Safe Sitter Details:
$75 per student
2023 dates: July 12th (full) July 26th
Also at PCD: Summer HOOPS Camp
One-on-One Basketball RI's summer basketball program 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
TWO GREAT WEEKS: July 24 – July 28 and August 14 – 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-15; Campers are separated by age and ability.
TWO CAMP SPECIAL OPTION AVAILABLE: $370.00
Sibling Discounts are available
Also at PCD: Life of Hoops Basketball Camp
Life of Hoops, LLC is excited to once again offer summer basketball camps to Rhode Island and Massachusetts players!
We welcome campers that have trained with Life of Hoops or played on Life of Hoops AAU teams in the past as well as new campers looking to introduce yourselves to our program and benefit from our skills training and development and enjoy the competition that elite camps can bring!
Session 1: July 10-14, M-F Session 2: August 7-11, M-F
Ages: Rising Third Graders through Rising Eighth Graders
Limited Slots Available: We will cap the enrollment in both camps so that the number of campers does not become larger than our ability to teach meaningful skills to the players. First come, first serve. Please register today!
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.