Cultural Arts Camps

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

All of our Cultural Arts Camps take place at Burns Road Recreation 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 must bring or buy a lunch and snacks daily.

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

Camp Documents

Lunch Menus for Full-Day Camps

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New! Inventors & Explorers
(a Mad Science camp)

Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp  designed by you, the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome by using basic materials, simple  machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind!

With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun! Mad Science programming begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. Activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff.  
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 7 July 16-20 7:30am-6pm  $345/$432 221504-7A 

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. You may also ‘try your hands’ on the pottery wheel.  Organized activities start at 9am.
  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: Jennifer Jenkins/Nancy Martinez/Walford Campbell
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily. 
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Week 7 & 8 Make A Masterpiece Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 7 & 8 July 16-27 7:30am-6pm  $450/$563  221504-7B 

New! 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 for the afternoon. No formal showcase or performance will be included in this camp. Just join in and have lots of fun! Organized activities start at 9am.
  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructors: Melissa Jacobson/John Lariviere
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Week 8 Ta Da! Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 8  July 23-27 7:30am-6pm  $225/$282 221504-8A 

New! Rhythm & Soul - Dance & Yoga


Awaken your body and soul in this invigorating afternoon camp. Classes begin by centering each student with a fun meditation and yoga stretch. We will focus on deep breathing techniques, balance and improving flexibility. The afternoon continues with classes in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Improvisation & Hip Hop. Campers will also engage in problem solving group activities to build self-esteem and cooperation. Each day will conclude with a cool down and positive affirmations. Campers will have an in-studio demonstration of what they learned upon conclusion of the camp on Friday at 4:30pm. Please bring a drink and daily snack.
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 9  July 30-August 3  1-5pm $175/$219 221504-9C 
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New! Wild Adventures 
(a Mad Science camp)

Nature is calling…will you answer? In this camp, children will learn about the critters and beasts that roam our beautiful planet. Campers will dissect owl pellets, build an insect and bird house and scavenge for food like the animals do. 

They will also make awesome discoveries about Earth and what part they can play in keeping it healthy. They will make paper, learn about recycling, build their own cell and even cook solar nachos!  Mad Science programming begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. Activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff. 
  • Age: 6-12
  • Instructor: Mad Science Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
  • Week 9 Wild Adventures Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 9 July 30-August 3 7:30am-6pm $345/$432 221504-9A 

Express Yourself


Budding artists will learn creative problem-solving and experimentation with instruction in mixed media. Material will include canvas, clay and fabric. 
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE   CODE
Week 9  July 30-August 3  9am-Noon  $120/$150 221504-9B 

Film Making


It will be a blockbuster summer at The Director’s Cut with our NEWLY designed film workshop. Use GO PRO ACTION cameras, HD cameras and the latest digital equipment and hardware to film and edit your next big block-buster. 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 Friday afternoon from 3-4pm, and participants will receive a chaptered USB key with their film on it. All materials are included. Director’s Cut programming runs 9am-3pm.
  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: The Director's Cut Staff
  • All materials are included.
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
  • Week 10 Film Making Schedule
WEEK  DATE   TIME R/NR FEE CODE 
Week 10  August 6-10  8:30am-3pm  $300/$375  221504-A 

Wired! - CANCELED


Work with wire, beads and other elements to make crafty creations. Many projects will be inspired by ‘Streetwires’, an organization of artisans in Cape Town, South Africa, that create and design unique beaded sculpture. 
 WEEK DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 10  August 6-10  9am-Noon $105/$132 CANCELED