Week 4
Dates:
7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024
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 7/2/2024.
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
Art and Nature
Students will use their imagination to infuse both art and writing in this camp. Students will short pieces of writing from different genres, and each piece will include a different style of art. They will also enjoy fun word games that focus on spelling and grammar concepts. By the end of the camp, they will produce a mini portfolio of their creative work! (Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
Black Rocket- Day in Court- Mock Trial
Play the roles of judge, defendant, plaintiff, witness, lawyer, bailiff, or juror in several mock trials. Learn how to make opening and closing statements, how to phrase objections, and how to question witnesses. Pull all your skills together at the end of the week as you participate in a final mock trial based on cases from past national and state-level Mock Trial competitions. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$335.00
Black Rocket- Roblox Coders
Discover the Lua coding language while designing experiences in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! New developers will learn to use Roblox’s Studio software to reimagine the popular game genres with your own custom code! Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$335.00
Black Rocket- Young Investors + Entrepreneurs
Teach your kids the secrets of building financial wealth and security! Whether you want to build the next great American company, become a Wall Street tycoon, or be the millionaire next door by investing wisely - this camp is for you! In this course, you will learn the basics of investing in the stock market, the difference between assets and liabilities, the importance of diversification, and how to evaluate companies. You will also develop your own business plan and present your ideas to your peers to compete for their investments in a mock Shark Tank-style activity. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 4th-8th)
$335.00
Black Rocket- YouTube Content Creators
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (Grade 3rd-6th)
$335.00
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
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
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 + K'Nex Jurassic Bot Battle
Campers, prepare to escape reality during this time-traveling Robotics and LEGO summer program! Design and guide your Robotic Dino-Cart throughout the Jurassic Map to find shelter. You better hurry, because the King-Rex is ready to track your group down and turn your hard earned Lizard Tokens into lunch! During this high-energy and adventurous program, participants will learn to code their robots to recreate the migration patterns of Dinosaurs. Groups of campers (junior Paleontologists) work together in small teams, and will build motorized pulley systems, bridges, and specialized tools to successfully navigate the prehistoric landscape! So get ready to transport from the comforts of your own engineering room, to the misty murky land of the Terrible Lizards who once ruled the Planet. This camp is the perfect blend of creativity, fun and STEM...all in one! (Grade K-2nd)
$317.50
EB Hoops Coed Basketball Camp- Full Day
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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 1st-5th)
$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
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 6th-8th)
$310.00
Mystery Mayhem
Bring your imagination! Read detective and mystery books and play mystery games. Students will learn to identify the elements of detective and mystery stories, assume roles as characters, play board games, solve mystery puzzles, decipher codes and watch classic mystery movies. (Grade 1st-4th)
$310.00
Nike Volleyball Camp
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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
Pretty Brook Day Camp
Campers will get the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities in a traditional day camp setting. In a typical session, campers will be grouped by age to engage in a variety of arts and crafts, athletics, and outdoor programs with weekly themes offering variety. Our experienced and compassionate staff will guide your child throughout the camp day, creating a safe, educationally stimulating and fun experience! (Grade 1st-3rd)
$310.00
Recess Games
(Grade 1st-3rd)
$310.00
Rocketry: To Infinity and Beyond
Five, four, three, two, one…BLASTOFF! Spend the week learning about, building and preparing for a final take off into space! This camp is a hands-on introduction into rocket science. Students will learn the basic physics behind rocket flights as they design, assemble and launch their rockets. We will also conduct scientific experiments and learn more about the solar system, history of flight and space exploration! (Grades 5th-8th)
$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)
$450.00
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)
$450.00
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
SAT Boot Camp
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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
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
Theater Games
Aspiring to win an Academy Award one day? All great actors and actresses start somewhere; why not here? This fun and active program welcomes young thespians of all backgrounds to learn the basics of acting. Daily activities will include theater games, lessons on concepts such as setting and props. Break a leg, everyone! (Grade 2nd-4th)
$310.00
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
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