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Specialty Camps

“Thanks again for you and your team’s work in creating a great summer for our daughter. She has loved it…” - Summer at Providence Day parent

So many camps, so little time! Learning about all your choices is part of the fun, so pull up a comfy seat and get ready to be WOWed! 

Camps are listed alphabetically, and you can use the filtering tools on the right to narrow your search. Click on the camp names to see details. When you’re ready to sign up, click on “Register Now” at the top of the page.

Would you like to sing in the style of Pentatonix? This camp is designed to explore various vocal techniques used in contemporary a cappella groups.

Campers will experience a fun-filled week of exploring the fascinating ukulele.

Reduce your anxiety and make your transition to Advanced Placement history a more manageable experience.

Through the art of clothespins, campers will transform a 2-dimensional concept into a 3-dimensional form, learning the ins and outs of basketry.

Athena's Path is a fun week all about middle school. With lessons, games, activities and cool high school mentors, your girl will learn skills to help her navigate the middle school social scene.

Did you ever avoid doing something because you were afraid that it would be awkward? Well here is the camp for you.

Piano campers will be exploring the basics of piano playing through exciting series of piano pieces specifically selected based on each camper's skill set.

Campers are invited to join Contra-Mestre Zumbi and Maria Blackburn (PDS Kindergarten Teacher) for a week of learning the fundamentals of capoeira with rhythmic music, creative movement, and playful energy.

One of the most enjoyable parts of Charger Chill Day Camp is the wide variety of activities offered in a relaxed atmosphere.

Trade your paintbrush for items you might find around the house! This week the messier, the better.

It’s “A Whole New World” when you join Aladdin and Jasmine on a magic carpet ride! Help us tell the story of magic, mystery, wonder and surprise. We’ll set the stage for another “Arabian Night” and dazzle the audience with the show-stopping hit, “Friend Like Me”.

It may be a “Hard-Knock Life” for the orphans, but not for the campers as they have fun putting together this classic story. During this week at camp we will cast, rehearse and produce a mini-musical.

During this week at camp we will cast, rehearse and produce a mini-musical. Campers will learn blocking (where the actors go on stage), choreography (the dance movements for a song) and songs for their performance. They will learn how to create a character using their body and voice throughout the week.

We are not throwing away our “Shot”! During this week at camp we will cast, rehearse and produce a mini-musical. Campers will learn blocking (where the actors go on stage), choreography (the dance movements for a song) and songs for their performance.

During this week at camp we will cast, rehearse and produce a mini-musical. Campers will learn blocking (where the actors go on stage), choreography (the dance movements for a song) and songs for their performance.

By the end of the week you’ll know the true meaning of “Hakuna Matata”! During this week at camp we will cast, rehearse and produce a mini-musical. Campers will learn blocking (where the actors go on stage), choreography (the dance movements for a song) and songs for their performance.

This black box production will prove “The Cover is Not the Book” and that you can always look in “The Place Where the Lost Things Go” even if the world might be “Turning Turtle”. So come “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” and go “Nowhere to Go But Up” with us this week!

Join us for an improvisation/comedy/stage combat camp. This high energy week will be filled with training in Stage Combat (swords, hand-to-hand), comedic tips and the rules of Improvisation. We will be performing scenes from scripts as well as scenes improvised by YOU.

In this week-long celebration of friendship, we will explore stories about best friends like Toot and Puddle and Frog and Toad.

Join Llama Llama and his Mama as we explore the books of Anna Dewdney. Campers will explore topics that can help them at school like sharing, taking turns and how to calm down when we get upset, all while enjoying the popular Llama Llama stories.

Do you ever wish you could create your own comic book heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man or Wonder Woman, and put them into action? This workshop explores cartooning from character development to comic strip-ready.

Crafting fun awaits you in this special camp! Weaving techniques, painting on glass, making button flowers and paper crafting are just some of the things you will get to do in your week-long crafting adventure.

Help your student keep their writing fresh all summer long so they are ready when the new school year arrives.

Give your student the lead they need to achieve in the coming school year. We’ll make writing fun as we incorporate a field trip and a guest author.

Do you love dance? Campers will explore different types and styles of dance as they learn choreography and have the opportunity to create some of their own.

Has your child ever invented their own toy or solved a household problem with their own invention? Do they rearrange their furniture or sketch out their dream house? Design Studio is the perfect space to nurture and explore their imagination, critical thinking skills, and ingenuity.

Bring the world of digital photography and computer images together. Explore different lighting effects, photographic techniques and experimental photography in a variety of combinations.

Get fancy with Nancy! Nancy believes that more is ALWAYS better! Campers will have “joie de vivre” which is just a fancy word for lots of fun. We create fashionable crafts for girls on the go and learn new words so that we can have the most glamorous vocabulary around.

Express yourself and show how creative you can be! Learn to draw what you see! Young artists will explore several techniques including color pencil, pastels and of course, painting.

“For the First Time in Forever” the perfect camp has come along for all those Frozen fans who just can’t stop singing the songs! You’ll love our crafts, role play, singing and dancing especially if you “Want to Build a Snowman”.

Are you a Muggle? If you can answer that question then you are ready for this exciting camp! From quidditch to Hogwarts jeopardy, live out Harry’s adventures all day, every day this week at the Hogwarts School, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

Lights! Camera! Action! Does your child dream of starring in their favorite TV show? They’ll write scripts, act, and learn TV lingo to create their own shows and commercials.

Do you love to craft? This week will be full of colorful creations using everything from paper plates, wire, beads, party horns, egg cartons, and Contact paper to make our imaginative crafts come to life.

Come build with us this week as we explore the world of LEGO! We’ll take plenty of time to build with our friends, read stories, and create LEGO-based artwork.

Young learners will explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through creative play as we use a wide variety of arts and crafts materials to solve problems.

Calling all scary movie fans to join us for a spook-tacular week of fun! We’ll create our own “monster movie” from writing the script, designing the costumes and makeup, to filming the finished product using iMovie.

Has your camper ever treated their doll like it was part of the family or their best friend? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll have the ultimate doll party this week as we include our dolls in everything we do

And…action! Fancy yourself the next Spielberg? Then grab a camera and start creating! Team up with your fellow campers to write, shoot, and direct your own movie. Learn camera techniques, editing, and special effects. Add titles and music to your finished epic. That’s a wrap!

So many projects, so little time! Does your camper love to search for projects on Pinterest and try them out? We’ll spend the week completing, decorating, and crafting challenges to see if we can “nail them”!

Nothing says “party” without a little mess! Paint will be at the center of this colorful camp.

Does the Pokemon universe have your camper strategizing day and night? In this camp, kids will be immersed in the complex world of Pokemon with other campers who are just as enthralled.

Join us this 4th of July week for the ultimate celebration of Red, White and STEAM! Campers minds will be blown as they use science, technology, engineering, arts and math to solve all kinds of theatrical challenges.

Join us for this ultimate 3-D art experiences as we explore a wide variety of sculpting techniques. Campers will plan and sculpt projects using different materials each day.

Do you find yourself doodling any time you have a pencil and paper? Is drawing your thing? Learn step-by step sketching techniques, the art of shading, how to make an object appear 3-D, and so much more.

What if you dipped a toy car in paint and raced it all over your paper? Or if you threw paint onto a canvas with a sponge? If these ideas sound fun to you, you will love our messy week of art projects!

Do you watch makeup tutorials on Youtube? Have you ever wondered how the pros transformed Angelina Jolie into Maleficent or make cuts and bruises look so real? If so, join us as we learn how to use stage makeup to age ourselves, create realistic animal characters and fantasy makeup designs, adorn ourselves with realistic-looking cuts, bruises, and so much more.

Imagine paint, paint and more paint, followed by paper maché and glue! Messy is our primary ingredient, mixed with a little imagination and an explosion of materials to create fabulous paintings, sculptures and collages.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super-Dooper You! From Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl to everything in between, we’ll create our own super heroes and heroines with super powers.

Calling All Super Readers! Are your ready for a Reading Adventure? Help you little one gain the edge he/she needs to succeed in the new school year. We will help your child develop a love for reading and storytelling.

Turn Minecraft fun into real life skills as your child learns to make friends, build relationships, and work as a team with other players who are not just on a computer but actually in the room.

Game On is a highly competitive camp for kids who love games of all kinds.

Guru Girls Yoga is a curriculum based Life Skills/Yoga program for adolescent girls designed to increase self-confidence and resilience through the mind-body connection.

Hero’s Pursuit is a fun week to help guys thrive in middle school. With lessons, games, activities and cool high school mentors, your guy will learn social leadership skills to help him navigate the middle school social scene.

Mrs. Jane Balzer of the Extended Day staff will teach campers fun facts about frozen concoctions while making homemade ice cream of all kinds, cookie dough, raspberry sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, waffle cones, fried ice cream and more!

Passionate about video games? About phone apps? All of this is powered by code! This camp is an introduction to the world of code development.

Has your child ever wondered how their favorite computer games like Fortnite and Minecraft are made? Do they sometimes change the game rules with their friends? Do they love art? Then this camp is for them!

In this workshop for teens, we will practice professional jewelry skills to make amazing wearable creations!

Designed for rising 7th graders, this course provides a refresher of sixth grade math topics as well as a more in-depth look that will prepare students for their seventh grade year in math.

Junior Master Chess Camps are camps designed especially for campers starting chess for the first time or those with limited knowledge beyond the basics.

Open the windows of opportunity for your child’s future! We live in the computer age, and your child’s ability to use the Keyboard efficiently will directly impact their career success no matter what field they enter.

What? Fun with MATH?! Yes! Remove those obstacles to learning and see how much fun math can be through game play.

In this five-day camp, we are going to use fun assessments and a variety of games to find and focus the student's character strengths, otherwise known as their “Super Powers”.

These Mini-Masters of Music will have an amazing time playing xylophones, metallophones, hand chimes, BoomWhackers, and drums while singing along to famous songs.

Minute to Win It is a fun, high-energy, competitive camp for kids who love a challenge! Through friendly competition, your camper will learn perseverance, patience, and good sportsmanship.

Campers will explore several new and modern websites where they can create interesting and exciting music.

Mrs. Balzer, chef extraordinaire of the Extended Day staff, will teach campers all about baking healthy treats in a fun atmosphere. We will use whole wheat flour, oatmeal, honey, zucchini,
and spinach to create extraordinary cookies for your campers to bring home daily!

Are you looking to be a better leader for your team, in the classroom, in your family, or in your community? What skills does it take to be a Team Captain? How can you influence others to set and achieve a common goal?

Join us for a week of Serving Up Smiles in our Charlotte community. Each day children will learn that just a little bit of time can make a huge impact in the life of another.

Snickerdoodles is a one-of-a-kind camp for the baking enthusiast! Campers learn how to measure ingredients, proper mixing techniques, and how to handle different types of dough.

Sports Biz Camp is all about education, experience and preparation. Through collaborative presentations, workshops, and active-learning exercises, students will gain education, experience and preparation for the professional side of sports.

Ever wonder how real archaeologists excavate a site? How they preserve the artifacts they find? How do they use that information to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples? Join former archaeologist (and PDS librarian) Janna Miller for a very hands-on camp!

Guitar campers will explore the incredible world of guitar by learning popular chords and melodies. Instruction is individualized for each student.

Ultimate Sleepover Spectacular is a blast for girls! During the week, Mrs. Jane Balzer will help girls learn the art of making good friends and the meaning of a true friend.

Join Extended Day's Christy McDermott as girls are Reaching High and Flying By!! Unshakable is a camp for girls to learn how to harness the power and energy they have both emotionally and physically.

Come experience Wildlife Wonders as live owls, hawks, snakes, turtles, lizards, rabbits and much more are presented by Steve Hughes.

Playing drums is an exciting way to explore the cultures around us. Campers will play rhythms from different parts of the world while learning about each of their cultures. From drum circles to drum sets, it will be a blast!

Need some expert advice as you polish that essay? Lacking motivation to get started? This is the workshop for the rising senior facing down that college application!