Week 2
Dates:
6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024
Time:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages:
Grades Pre-K - 12th
Cost:
Fees dependent on course selection
Availability:
This session has openings
Registration will end on 6/20/2024.
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
Artarama
Campers will explore their artistic side through a variety of projects and mediums! Budding artists will work with pencils, paints, clay, and other materials to create projects big and small. They will create timeless pieces of art with traditional and modern techniques! (Grade K-4th)
$310.00
Black Rocket- Lego Films and Stop Action
Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs and/or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$335.00
Black Rocket- Minecraft Modders
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one-of-a-kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world-generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must have the Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$335.00
Blue Star Field Hockey Camp
This registration is collected via another provider. Register Here! (Grade 3rd-12th)
Blue Star Lacrosse Camp
This registration is collected via another provider. Register Here! Registration must be complete on Blue Star website for this full day camp. (Grade 3rd-12th)
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
Candles, Jewels & Room Decor
Ok Makers…come enjoy this fun diy camp experience w/ an entrepreneurial vibe. A week of making candles, (from container, scent combinations, to labels), friendship bracelets, & more. We will be discussing basic marketing, advertisement, relative to what we design & make. Maybe it will spark a small business interest in you! (Grade 5th-8th)
$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 Sculpture
Love clay but looking for a shorter commitment? In this new, one week “ express” clay workshop, students will explore a variety of different clay mediums and learn techniques and skills associated with handbuilding, sculpting, and glazing. Join us for this fun and exciting new clay experience! (Grades 5th-8th)
$310.00
Competitive Edge Hockey 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 2nd-8th)
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
Crazy for Clay
Love clay but looking for a shorter commitment? In this new, one week “ express” clay workshop, students will explore a variety of different clay mediums and learn techniques and skills associated with handbuilding, sculpting, and glazing. Join us for this fun and exciting new clay experience! (Grades 1st-4th)
$310.00
Daily Dose of Dinosaurs
Journey into the world of dinosaurs. Each day you will learn about a different dinosaur, play games and build a dinosaur replica. (Grade 1st-2nd)
$310.00
Drobots- Lego Jedi Engineering
Prepare for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, and Catamarans. Then build X-Wings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of ​The Force​ in this full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics! (Grade K-2nd)
$317.50
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)
Everything Pokemon
Calling all Pokemon Trainers. Enter into the world of Pokemon for a week of exploring the world of Pokemon, while being active, learning all about Pokemon and making friends. The primary Pokemon game that will be used is Pokemon Go. Everyone is encouraged to have a cell phone with Pokemon Go loaded on the phone, but it is not required. Campers that do not have a cell phone with the game on it may use an iPad or share someone else’s device. Participants will be introduced to the game and more experienced players will have the opportunity to improve their level in the game and learn more advanced skills. Each day campers will walk with their Pokemon buddies all around campus and near campus to visit Poke stops and to raid Pokemon gyms. Campers will learn how to make Pokemon friends and how to trade. We will also play Pokemon themed games. If your camper likes Pokemon they will love this camp! (Grade 3rd-8th)
$310.00
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
Fishing- Advanced (Fly Fishing)
Take fishing to the next level. As with the fishing camp for younger campers this camp will introduce 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. In addition, this camp will take fishing to the next level with the introduction of fly fishing. A day will be spent introducing the art of fly casting and all that is a part of fly fishing. Each day campers will have the opportunity to spin fish and or fly fish. (Grade 5th-8th)
$310.00
Game Changers
Through playing games such as Ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag, cornhole, kickball, Spikeball, Kan Disc Toss, and more, you will develop fundamental sports skills, athletic ability and have fun while enjoying the spirit of teamwork and collaboration. (Grades 4th-6th)
$310.00
Harry Potter Camp
Welcome to Hogwarts, young wizards and witches! Our program begins with the Sorting Hat determining each camper’s house, be it Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Griffindor. From there, campers will be transported to the halls and classrooms of Hogwarts, learning herbology, fantastical beasts & mythical creatures, playing a round of quiddich and participating in the Tri-Wizard tournament itself. Our program is recreational, with educational components as campers read, watch and listen to segments of J.K. Rowling’s classic series of novels. (Grade 4th-6th)
$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 6th-8th)
$310.00
Math
Learn the benefits and examples of Growth Mindset and ways of thinking and learning math using this Stanford-based approach. Students will work through select problems from renowned Stanford math professor Jo Boaler’s website, Youcubed.org, that engage number sense and explore patterns and space. Students will solve problems, share ideas and learn strategies from others. They will also partner up to play other tried and true dice and card games that reinforce skills while having fun. (Grade 3rd-4th)
$310.00
Math
Learn the benefits and examples of Growth Mindset and ways of thinking and learning math using this Stanford-based approach. Students will work through select problems from renowned Stanford math professor Jo Boaler’s website, Youcubed.org, that engage number sense and explore patterns and space. Students will solve problems, share ideas and learn strategies from others. They will also partner up to play other tried and true dice and card games that reinforce skills while having fun. (Grade 1st-2nd)
$310.00
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
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
Piñatas
Perfect for summer parties, room decor or gifts. Spend a week designing and constructing your own piñata. Recent classes have made unicorns, tacos, two-layer cakes, Starbucks lattes, and more. Here is the perfect opportunity to use your imagination and D.I.Y an epic piñata! (Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
Pulse Sports- Multi Sports Camp
Pulse Premier Multi Sports Camps offer both boys and girls the chance to engage in a range of exciting sports from around the world! Designed to inspire a passion in sports through a range of engaging sessions, players will develop their athletic abilities by participating in an action-packed schedule featuring different sports each day. These 5-day Multi Sports camps, run rain or shine and are specifically designed to enhance your child's main fitness components such as balance and coordination. These sports could include Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cricket and more. 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 1st-5th)
Recess Games
(Grade 1st-3rd)
$310.00
Songwriting Workshop
Join us this summer for a Songwriting Workshop. It’s a fun, nurturing and inspirational camp to help develop self-expression and creativity. No prior experience necessary, just a love for music! You will learn how songs are written and what makes a good song. There will be many opportunities to collaborate and share your work with others. At the end of the week you will get a chance to present and perform your own original composition. (Grade 6th-8th)
$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
SSAT Prep- Math
This class familiarizes students with the SSAT, the test used by most independent and boarding schools as part of the admissions process (along with GPA, transcript, recommendations, etc.). Students will learn test-taking strategies and review the Quantitative, Verbal and Reading sections of the SSAT. Participants will take practice SSAT tests and receive feedback on ways to improve their score. Included in the course is the development of an individual study plan that will outline a study routine as one prepares for the SSAT. Students must have taken the first half of Algebra 1 as a prerequisite to this course. (Grade 7th-8th)
$310.00
Summer Garden Exploration
Campers will be encouraged to explore their surroundings and will be engaged in all aspects of the garden. They will plant, care for and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers and learn ways of using these wonderful garden offerings by cooking, crafts and storage methods. Garden campers will also learn about animal husbandry, focusing on the PDS Garden Chickens. Summer Garden Exploration is a great way for children to use all of their senses and have a truly hands-on garden experience. (Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
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
Summer Program Add Ons
Lunch
PDS Dining Services will provide hot/cold lunch on camp days.
+ $35.00
Pre Camp
Pre Camp coverage from 745am-815am on camp days.
+ $50.00
Extended Day Programs
Ice Skating + $25.00