Week 1
Dates:
6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024
Time:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages:
Grades Pre-K - 12th
Cost:
Fees dependent on course selection
Availability:
Registration is no longer available
Courses
3D Printing
This class is a combination of Engineering and 3D printing where campers will make real working tools, toys, and gadgets. They will learn how to design 3D objects with software and try to build gizmos and gadgets (via 3d printing) using the same engineering process that professionals use to create all the products you use today. This program teaches students many useful problem-solving techniques, develops their knowledge of math & science, and many other critical skills, all in one fun class. All materials included, campers will take home their creations. (Grade 2nd-4th)
$310.00
Bridges and Towers
This program will allow campers to express their creativity and satisfy their desire to build and experiment. Students will learn the basics of architecture as they experience the joy of building and testing their very own bridges and towers! We will use a variety of materials such as paper, bass and balsa wood. No prior experience is necessary, as we will guide them from start to finish. Campers will learn the building and designing process, and apply it to create bridges/towers. Every day they will challenge themselves and compete with their group in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. (Grade 2nd-4th)
$310.00
Chess
Introduction to the moves and rules of this intellectual sport with emphasis on problem solving, anticipating consequences and planning ahead, good sportsmanship, and learning from mistakes. Students will practice checkmates and tactics like pins, forks, discovered check, x-ray attacks on worksheets. Playing games with supervision, students will learn how to: open a chess game properly; apply middle game principles; practice basic endgames and checkmates; play comfortably with tournament rules and protocol; win graciously and learn from losses. Instructor will separate groups by skill allowing more advanced players to play against similar opponents. (Grade 1st-8th)
$310.00
Clay Oven Cooking
Learn how to bake bread, make pizza and roast vegetables in the PDS Clay oven. This beautiful oven was built by campers 6 years ago and has been making delicious food ever since. Using the freshest, most local ingredients, campers will bake daily, starting the day by lighting and tending the fire in the oven. This will be followed by preparing loaves of bread and ingredients for pizzas, and harvesting fresh vegetables from the garden for roasting. Recipes and food will be shared. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$310.00
Crafting Craze
This week will involve running around and creating natural and ‘traditional’ crafts using collected material like sticks, leaves, rocks, and of course mud! We will create many natural crafts using material the campers gather themselves. Crafts may include sun dried handmade paper and candles. Rest assured these campers will have plenty of fun crafts to show off! (Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
Drobots- Lego Stem Avengers
Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers in this action packed LEGO® camp. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® bricks. Campers will build the SHIELD Jet, custom secret lairs, and speedy flying contraptions. Avengers fans will love this camp as they work in teams to defeat Loki! (Grade K-2nd)
$254.00
EB Hoops Coed Basketball Camp- Full Day
This registration is collected via another provider. Register Here!
EB Hoops Coed Basketball Camp- Half Day
This registration is collected via another provider. Register Here! To register for a separate half day camp you must come back to complete registration on this site. (Grade 3rd-9th)
Fishing
Learn everything you need to know about the basics of fishing. Campers are introduced to various fishing terminology and techniques, where and when to fish, how to choose a rod and reel, baits, tying knots, lures, hooks and other fishing tackle. They will practice what they learn with games, casting target practice and fishing in the ponds of PDS. Please bring water shoes and/or extra pairs of sneakers.
$310.00
Ice Skating
Princeton Day School Summer Programs has once again teamed up with Learn to Skate USA to offer skill levels 1-8. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development, taught in a positive, fun and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Basic 1 and 2: These introductory levels allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the fundamentals. Basic 3–6: These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Level 7-8 will allow Freestyle level skaters to advance their skills. Skaters will be evaluated and placed in the appropriate level on the first day of class. (Grade 3rd- 8th)
$310.00
Intro to Chinese Cooking
Attention all young foodies! Join our Chinese cooking camp for a fun culinary adventure! Learn traditional recipes, cooking techniques and make new friends while exploring the delicious flavors of Chinese cuisine. Let's chop, sauté and steam our way to mouth-watering dishes that will impress your family and friends! So, whether you're a budding chef or just love to eat, our Chinese cooking camp is the perfect place to satisfy your appetite for adventure! (Grade 3rd-5th)
$310.00
Next Level Soccer Academy
This registration is collected via another provider. Register Here! For Campers Born Between 2010-2016. Join us as we host our first of three youth day camps at Princeton Day School. Camp will take place at Baker Turf field and players will have access to world class facilities while on campus throughout the week. Our goal is for your player to experience a fun-filled day camp led by our Technical Director and Princeton Day School boys varsity coach, Brian Thomsen, members of his PDS coaching staff, members of the NLSA coaching staff, and players from PDS. We look to provide a fun, exciting, camp curriculum so that your player grows their love of the game. Included in your camp experience is outstanding coaching, an excellent curriculum, a dri-fit camp t-shirt, and world class facilities. Monday morning registration: 8:15AM. Rest of the week check-in: 8:30AM. Pick up each day: No later than 12:15PM. Camp #1: June 17 - June 20 (rain date June 21). Camp #2: July 15h - July 18th (rain date July 19th). Camp #3: August 5th - 8th (rain date August 9th). Time: 9:00 - 12:00PM. Location: Baker Turf Field @ Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton NJ 08540. Players Grouped by Age & Ability. Cost: $215 per camper - Includes Camp T-shirt. To register for a separate half day camp you must come back to complete registration on this site. (Grade 3rd-8th)
Oh The Places You'll Go
Do you have a little adventurer who loves to explore? Or maybe a trailblazer who seeks to understand the world around them! It's time to discover new places and things in this full-day, one-week camp. Your explorer will never forget their time spent investigating and discovering the habitats and sources of transportation that encompass their everyday lives. Campers will have the opportunity to discover different geographical locations on and off campus, make connections from prior experiences, and enjoy hands-on activities that expand their understanding of the way our world moves. (Grade K-1st)
$275.00
Ooey Gooey Science
Our ever-popular program gives your child the opportunity to be a mad or silly scientist, with hands-on experiments and creative concoctions and potions. Give your young scientists a chance to learn the basic concepts governing science through fun play and teaching. Students' interest in science will grow as they see scientific principles come to life right before their very goggles! (Grade 1st-3rd)
$310.00
Panther Mini Camp
Mini-Panthers enjoy a wide assortment of activities geared directly to their age, interests and activity levels. Our experienced and compassionate staff (1:4 ratio) guide your child throughout the camp day, making each camper’s PDS Summer Program experience safe, educationally stimulating and unforgettably fun! Panther Mini-Camp is exclusively for toilet-trained preschoolers from ages four through children entering Kindergarten. Children will have the opportunity to explore the wider outdoor PDS campus for many of their activities. Camp routines are centered around exciting weekly themes that are tailored toward the children’s interest and include: music and movement, arts and crafts, learning through play, engagement with children’s literature, number fun, and exploration of the natural world. (Pre K- K)
$275.00
Petite Picasso
(Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
Ropes Course- Beginner
Campers will develop self-confidence and trust through a series of group initiatives and games. They will have the opportunity to challenge themselves on our state-of-the-art high ropes adventure course. Climbing elements will include single as well as dual challenges; the giant swing and the zip wire. Truly an amazing adventure experience! (Grade 3rd-12th)
$360.00
Ropes Course- Intermediate/ Advanced
This high ropes camp offers the experienced climber the opportunity to stretch themselves with the more challenging elements on the state-of-the-art PDS ropes course. This fast paced, climbing experience includes both individual and dual high elements. It also includes the Voyageur Course, a series of challenges connected by a self-belay system with dual entry access from the/ climbing tower or cargo net. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to push yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of achieving! (Grade 3rd-12th)
$360.00
Ropes Course- Student Facilitator
This unique camp is for the experienced climber. It is an opportunity for them to further extend their adventure experience. They will have the chance to learn all the skills necessary to facilitate ropes course content. These include: belay skills, knots, set up and take down procedures, and work to lead low challenge course initiatives. They will work with experienced staff members who will help them hone the skills that are necessary to work in this environment. Offered in the mornings of all weeks. Campers must be entering the 8th grade. Previous climbing experience is highly recommended. (Grade 9th-12th)
$500.00
Smash and Swing Sports- Pickleball + Badminton
Join us for an exciting summer camp experience tailored for kids in 4th to 8th grade who love badminton and pickleball! Our Smash & Swing Sports camp offers a perfect blend of fun, skill development, and friendly competition in two of the most beloved racket sports. Campers will spend their days immersed in the world of badminton and pickleball, learning techniques, strategies, and game rules from instructors. Whether they're beginners or familiar with the sports, our camp provides a supportive environment for every skill level to thrive. In addition to honing their racket skills, campers will engage in team-building activities, enjoy recreational games, and forge new friendships in a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere. Join us this summer for Smash & Swing camp, where kids can develop their athleticism, sportsmanship, and love for badminton and pickleball while creating lasting memories!
$310.00
Squash Camp
Summer squash camp is a great opportunity to learn this beautiful game while having fun, making new friends, and improving hand-eye-coordination. Whether your child is a beginner or has played for a couple of years, we will be able to accommodate every player's individual needs. We will be focusing on swing fundamentals/mechanics, court movement, speed & agility circuits, and reflex training with BlazePods (light sensor system). Considering it is one of the fastest sports, your child will greatly benefit from playing squash. It will also benefit participation in any other sport. For more experienced players, in addition to the above mentioned, we will also be working on target hitting, complex drills, game plan/strategy, conditioned games, mental toughness, upper and lower body strength, and yoga & stretching. (Grade 1st-5th)
$335.00
Squash Camp
Summer squash camp is a great opportunity to learn this beautiful game while having fun, making new friends, and improving hand-eye-coordination. Whether your child is a beginner or has played for a couple of years, we will be able to accommodate every player's individual needs. We will be focusing on swing fundamentals/mechanics, court movement, speed & agility circuits, and reflex training with BlazePods (light sensor system). Considering it is one of the fastest sports, your child will greatly benefit from playing squash. It will also benefit participation in any other sport. For more experienced players, in addition to the above mentioned, we will also be working on target hitting, complex drills, game plan/strategy, conditioned games, mental toughness, upper and lower body strength, and yoga & stretching. (Grade 6th-12th)
$335.00
Tennis- Discovery AM
Welcome to our Tennis Discovery Camp, the ultimate summer tennis experience tailored for young players aged 4 to 12! Designed for budding tennis enthusiasts, our camp transforms the court into a playground of discovery. Whether your child is curious about tennis, eager to have a blast learning a new sport, or simply craving quality outdoor time with friends, our camp is the perfect match. Our age-specific classes are designed to cater to both beginners and those ready to level up their game swiftly. Led by our friendly and passionate staff, we focus on the Two Pillars of development: Technical Skills and, of course, Fun! With three flexible options – Full Day, 1/2 Day AM, and 1/2 Day PM – and four age groups (Under 6 / Under 8 / Under 10 / Under 12), our camp guarantees a summer filled with laughter, skill-building, and a love for the game. Game on for an unforgettable tennis adventure!
$400.00
Tennis- Discovery Full Day
Welcome to our Tennis Discovery Camp, the ultimate summer tennis experience tailored for young players aged 4 to 12! Designed for budding tennis enthusiasts, our camp transforms the court into a playground of discovery. Whether your child is curious about tennis, eager to have a blast learning a new sport, or simply craving quality outdoor time with friends, our camp is the perfect match. Our age-specific classes are designed to cater to both beginners and those ready to level up their game swiftly. Led by our friendly and passionate staff, we focus on the Two Pillars of development: Technical Skills and, of course, Fun! With three flexible options – Full Day, 1/2 Day AM, and 1/2 Day PM – and four age groups (Under 6 / Under 8 / Under 10 / Under 12), our camp guarantees a summer filled with laughter, skill-building, and a love for the game. Game on for an unforgettable tennis adventure!
$325.00
Tennis- Discovery PM
Welcome to our Tennis Discovery Camp, the ultimate summer tennis experience tailored for young players aged 4 to 12! Designed for budding tennis enthusiasts, our camp transforms the court into a playground of discovery. Whether your child is curious about tennis, eager to have a blast learning a new sport, or simply craving quality outdoor time with friends, our camp is the perfect match. Our age-specific classes are designed to cater to both beginners and those ready to level up their game swiftly. Led by our friendly and passionate staff, we focus on the Two Pillars of development: Technical Skills and, of course, Fun! With three flexible options – Full Day, 1/2 Day AM, and 1/2 Day PM – and four age groups (Under 6 / Under 8 / Under 10 / Under 12), our camp guarantees a summer filled with laughter, skill-building, and a love for the game. Game on for an unforgettable tennis adventure!
$350.00
Tennis- Incubator Full Day
Welcome to our Incubator Tennis Camp, where intermediate and advanced players go to push their limits, break plateaus, and exponentially improve. Offering a full-day tennis immersion, it's the ultimate camp for players 12 years and older aiming for varsity and beyond. Mastering tennis entails addressing five key Pillars of Development: Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental, and Creative. Weakness in any of these areas seriously holds back players. Here at Tennis Central, we specialize in fostering exponential growth, ensuring that your children are exposed to the most comprehensive tennis curriculum available this summer. Our approach to comprehensive training doesn't compromise on fun; rather, it enhances the overall experience. With the guidance of our esteemed International Coaches, your children will blossom in confidence, tennis IQ, physical abilities, and competitive prowess – we guarantee it.
$325.00
Theater Workshops
In this introduction class, you will learn theater techniques such as vocal projection, physical presence and embodying characters on stage. Through acting, you will develop self-confidence, creative insight and the ability to engage with the audience. Short plays will be rehearsed and performed. (Grade 3rd-5th)
$310.00
Summer Program Add Ons
Lunch
PDS Dining Services will provide hot/cold lunch on camp days.
+ $30.00
Pre Camp
Pre Camp coverage from 745am-815am on camp days.
+ $50.00
Extended Day
Extended Daycare coverage from 330pm-530pm on camp days. Late fees will apply if picked up later than 530pm.
+ $150.00
Extended Day Programs
Ice Skating + $25.00