Cultural Arts Camps

Register online or in person at any Palm Beach Gardens Recreation front desk.

A terrific variety of Cultural Arts camps including dancing, cooking, musical theater, visual art, film making and more!

All of our Cultural Arts Camps take place at Burns Road Community Center. Many of the full-day camps are for 6-13 year olds and take place from 7:30am - 6pm, with organized activities starting at 9am and ending at 5pm. However, there is such a variety of camps that ages and times vary. Specialized contractual instructors are hired to lead campers in specific cultural arts projects and activities.

Many of the Cultural Arts Camps include swimming days at the PBG Aquatic Complex. Please refer to each camp's weekly schedule, when available, to see which days will be swimming days and what your child needs to bring. Cultural Arts campers do not go on field trips. Campers in full-day camps must bring or buy a lunch, drink and snacks daily.

One camp shirt for the summer will be provided and must be worn on weekly field trips. Additional shirts may be purchased for $10 per shirt.

If a camp is full, please consider putting your child on a waiting list. Many times we have cancellations before the camp begins. 

Love ’em & Link ’em!

Consider linking morning (A.M.) and afternoon (P.M.) half-day camps listed below. Campers registered for both A.M. & P.M. session will remain with our staff in between camps.

Camp Documents and Information

For a copy of the Camp Newsletter, Family Handbook and/or Sign-in/Sign-Out Sheet, please email the Recreation Department.

Krafty Kidz (A.M.)

If your child’s love of crayons has moved past the sketch pad and onto the walls, maybe it’s time to foster their budding creativity at art camp. We have lots to offer your pint-sized Picassos, such as drawing, painting, clay, fabric creation and much more. We love glitter & glue, but sometimes it’s nice to think outside the crayon box and find further inspiration ~ where clean-up is not part of the equation!

  • Age: 4-6
  • Location: BRCC/ Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
WEEK DATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 1June 1-59am-Noon$120/$150221524-01


Film Making

It will be a blockbuster summer at LOL Film Making with our NEWLY designed film workshop. Use GoPro Action cameras, HD cameras and the latest digital equipment and hardware to film and edit your next big blockbuster. Participants will storyboard, write a script, learn all about camera angles and cinematography, before filming and editing their movies. Participants will also design web pages, social media feeds, posters and trailers to advertise their upcoming movies. Family and friends will enjoy a red carpet film festival on June 5 from 3-4pm, and participants will receive a chaptered USB key with their film on it. All materials are included. LOL Film Making programming runs 9am-3pm. Daily activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff. Campers will swim on Tuesday.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: LOL Film Making Staff
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 1June 1-57:30am-6pm$325/$407221513-01


Artist Studio

This camp is geared to excite and intrigue the young creative mind. Campers will be exposed to various media and get to create a world of ‘all things art’. We will paint, draw, sculpt clay, work with paper mâché and create a bounty of artwork. No before/aftercare is provided for these camps.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Location: BRCC/Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 2June 8-128:30am-3pm$250/$313221528-02
Week 10Aug 3-78:30am-3pm$250/$313221528-10


Kids’ Cooking Challenge

Calling all chefs! PBG is offering a full day cooking camp similar to popular TV programs! Each day, we will have a delicious cooking lesson and then all ‘chefs’ will be given a mystery basket to explore and create fun and exciting recipes! We will incorporate nutrition tips and engaging games in this fun ‘all about the food’ program. Please bring a water bottle or drink. Food will be provided. Fun Chefs programming begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. Activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff. Campers will swim on Thursday afternoons. Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver to register for this program.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRCC/Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Fun Chefs Staff
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 3June 15-197:30am-6pm$345/$432221515-03


Mini Mozart: Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County

This violin string camp is specifically designed for younger students with limited or no experience. We boast a low student-to-teacher ratio with certified music instructors and a short recital on the final day of camp. On-site "FUN" activities include our splash water park, playground time and much more! Campers will swim one morning, day/time to be announced. Instrument rental is included. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay your registration for this specialty camp. Contact YOPBC directly with specific questions at 561-281-8600 or yomail@yopbc.org.

  • Age: 6-8
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, certified & degreed music instructors (www.yopbc.org).
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 3June 15-199am-2pm$210/$263221514-03


Adventures in Art

Come along with us on a colorful adventure as we explore sculpting, painting, collage and much more! We will undertake a variety of unique art projects. Campers learn how to express their creativity while making new friends. We will also practice advanced drawing skills and learn advanced techniques with paint and oil pastels. Campers will swim on Tuesday and Thursday. Organized activities begin at 9am.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRCC/ Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Jennifer Jenkins
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 4June 22-267:30am-6pm$225/$282221511-04


Stop Motion Animation

Unleash your inner Spielberg! Film-making crews work together with a REAL film-maker to create a stop-motion animation film that is sure to rival the works of Hollywood’s most talented. Small crews will storyboard, script, build, design, capture and add sound effects, titles, voices and music, culminating in your own action-packed, dramatically inspired comedy, or whatever you choose your movie to be! Participants will also learn how to market their films by creating a website, social media posts and movie posters. Family and friends will enjoy a red carpet film festival on June 26 from 3-4pm and participants will receive a chaptered USB key with their film. All materials are included. LOL Film Making programming runs 9am-3pm. Daily activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff. Campers will swim on Thursday.

  • Age: 6-12
  • Location: BRCC/ Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: LOL Film Making Staff
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 4June 22-267:30am-6pm$325/$407221510-04


*NEW* Dance Intensive (A.M./P.M.)

Summer intensive dance camp will provide a unique opportunity for dedicated students to work in a serious manner to develop their bodies, their technique, and their artistry. This 4-day workshop is for experienced dancers to work on their craft. There will be a variety of dance styles taught by several instructors. Please wear dance attire and be prepared with all styles of dance shoes. Activities from 7:30-9am, Noon-1:00pm and 5-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff. Morning campers may pack lunch, or purchase lunch each morning from the front desk. Dance Intensive will not meet on Friday, July 3.

  • Age: 10-12 & 13-16
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Gardens Dance Studio Instructors: Carlos DeBarros, Nicole Haag, and Maria Hernandez.
AGEWEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
10-12Week 5June 29-July 27:30am-1pm$200/$250221531-5A
13-16Week 5June 29-July 21-6pm$200/$250221531-5B


Musical Theatre Kidz (A.M.)

It’s all about the drama! “Act Out” and have fun with movement-based improv games and dance themed crafts. Campers will learn iconic songs straight from the Broadway stage along with simple choreography from those musicals. Activities from 7:30-9am will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: All Star Entertainment/ John LaRiviere
  • Love Em’ & Link Em’ : Mini Junk Camp (P.M.)
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEE CODE
Week 6July 6-107:30am-Noon$150/$188221525-06


Mini Junk Camp (P.M.)

Campers learn new ways of transforming everyday objects into extraordinary works of art, developing their imaginations, problem solving skills, and love for the environment in a fun, hands-on way that is unique to Resource Depot! Every day includes a fun mix of staff-led projects in a variety of themes including collage/assemblage, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, printmaking, and science/engineering. Activities from 5-6pm will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Location: BRCC/Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Resource Depot
  • Love Em’ & Link Em’ : Musical Theatre Kidz (A.M.)
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEE CODE
Week 6July 6-101-6pm$150/$188221522-06


Make a Masterpiece (2-week Session)

Let’s explore all the art mediums, including painting, sketching, collage and ceramics. Learn hand building with clay and create pieces using coils, slabs, pinch pots and extrusions. Learn decorative techniques using textures and colorful glazes. Campers may also ‘try their hands’ on the pottery wheel. Swimming will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Organized activities start at 9am.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Location: BRCC/ Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Jennifer Jenkins/ Penny Sangregorio
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEE CODE
Week 7-8July 13-247:30am-6pm$450/$499221520-07


Ta-Da! Drama Camp

Introduce your child to the world of theatre. We build their self-esteem through drama games and improvisation. Stagecraft will engage our actors and actresses in the afternoons. No formal showcase or performance will be included in this camp. Just join in and have lots of fun! Campers swim on Tuesday and Thursday. Organized activities start at 9am.

  • Age: 6-10 & 8-13
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: All Star Entertainment/ John Lariviere
AGEWEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-10Week 8July 20-247:30am-6pm$225/$282221521-08
8-13Week 9July 27-317:30am-6pm$225/$282221521-09


*NEW* ARTscape (A.M.)

Come join the fun! Campers will dabble in all art media from drawing, sculpting and painting! Learn creative ways to construct art, mix media, collaborate, up cycle with fabric and more! Artists will have independent time to journal their art experience. Most projects will be completed daily. Activities from 7:30-9am will be provided by PBG Recreation Staff.

  • Age: 6-8
  • Location: BRCC/ Art Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
  • Love Em’ & Link Em’ : Wild Adventures (P.M.) (a Mad Science Camp)
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEE CODE
Week 9July 27-317:30am-Noon$150/$188221535-09


*NEW* I Wanna Rock

Campers will work together with an experienced film maker to select their favorite song, and then storyboard, location scout and shoot their own music video in eye catching HD. Once complete, crews will edit their video on iMovie/Final Cut. Film crews will use steady cams, HD cameras, tripods, Green screens during the week. Music videos will be premiered at our red-carpet film festival at the end of the week. All participants will receive a chaptered USB key with their film. All materials are included. LOL Film Making programming runs 9am-3pm. City staff does not provide before or aftercare for this last week of summer camp.

  • Age: 9-13
  • Location: BRCC/ Large Dance Room, 4404 Burns Road
  • Instructor: LOL Film Making Staff
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 10Aug 3-78:30am-3pm$300/$375221530-10