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

Kelly Hutchinson

Director of Upper School Student Life, Summer Programs Director, Upper School History Teacher

Art & Exploration Camp

An interactive summer day camp for children ages 4–11 that combines studio arts and outdoor exploration.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

Students 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, the Da Vinci Nature Lab and the 18 acres of woodlands on the PCD campus.

Art & Exploration summer Camp Details

  • Ages 4-11 (12–15 see LEAPP Camp)
  • Monday–Friday
  • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • $375/week; $350 for multiple weeks and holiday week discount
  • Extended care available, 8:00–9:00 AM and 3:00–5:00 PM. $10/hour

2019 DATES

Session I: June 24–June 28, 2019
Session II: July 1-5, 2019 (no 4th, discounted rate)
Session III: July 8-12, 2019
Session IV: July 15-19, 2019

What I Love About PCD's Art & Exploration Program

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."

"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. The projects my girls come home with are amazing! 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!”