Cultural Arts Camps

Register online or in person at any Palm Beach Gardens Recreation front desk starting Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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.

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 and Information

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

Mini JUNK Camp (A.M.)

Campers spend the morning learning 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 7:30-9am will be provided by PBG City Staff.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Resource Depot
  • Please bring a drink and daily snacks.
  • Link this camp with the afternoon Jazz, Tap & All That! camp to make a full day of fun! Campers registered for both AM and PM sessions will remain with our staff in between camps and must bring or purchase a lunch.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 1June 3-77:30am-Noon$150/$188221522-01


NEW! Jazz, Tap & All That! (P.M.)

Dance away with different styles including jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre and more! Campers will also express themselves with drama, dance games and creative costuming. Jazz, ballet and tap shoes requested but not required. Limited dance shoes are available to borrow. Parents are invited at 4:30 on Friday to observe a wrap-up of what their campers have learned throughout the week. Activities from 5-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Chelsea Rager
  • Please bring a drink and daily snacks.
  • Link this camp with the morning Mini JUNK Camp to make a full day of fun! Campers registered for both AM and PM sessions will remain with our staff in between camps and must bring or purchase a lunch.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 1June 3-71-6pm$175/$219221523-01


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 City Staff.

  • Age: 6-13
  • Instructors: CMelissa Jacobson/John LaRiviere
  • Please bring a drink and snacks daily.
  • Link this camp with the afternoon Rhythm & Soul camp to make a full day of fun! Campers registered for both AM and PM sessions will remain with our staff in between camps and must bring or purchase a lunch.
AGEWEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-10Week 4June 24-287:30am-Noon$150/$188221525-04
8-13Week 9July 29-August 27:30am-Noon$150/$188221525-09


Rhythm & Soul - Dance & Yoga (P.M.)

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.

  • Age: 6-13
  • Instructor: Chelsea Rager
  • Please bring a drink and snacks daily.
  • Link this camp with the morning Musical Theatre Kidz camp to make a full day of fun! Campers registered for both AM and PM sessions will remain with our staff in between camps and must bring or purchase a lunch.
AGEWEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-10Week 4June 24-281-6pm$175/$219221527-04
8-13Week 9July 29-August 21-6pm$175/$219221527-09


Krafty Kidz

If your child's love of crayons has moved past the sketchpad 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 'Crayola box' and find further inspiration ~ where clean-up is not part of the equation!

  • Age: 4-6
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
  • Please bring a drink and daily snack.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 9July 29-Aug 29am-Noon$120/$150221524-09


Swirl (P.M.)
Learn everything there is to know about painting! We will use acrylic, watercolors and other creative ideas for creating swirl works of art on canvas, paper & fabric.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
  • Please bring a drink and daily snacks.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 9July 29-Aug 21-6pm$175/$219221526-09


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 about!) 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 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. Daily activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Staff.

  • Age: 6-12
  • Instructor: The Director's Cut Staff
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 1June 3-77:30am-6pm$325/$407221510-01


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. Organized activities begin at 9am.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: Jennifer Jenkins
  • Campers will swim on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 2June 10-147:30am-6pm$225/$282221511-02


Mad Science logo

"Fizz"ical Science
(a Mad Science camp)

What's the mystery all about? Find out in this camp all about cool chemistry. We'll explore the basics of chemistry with some radical reactions and slippery slime!

Want to know who stole the ice cream? Become a detective and use evidence and clues to catch the crook. After we've fingerprinted the felon with our own Personal Profiler, we'll celebrate by making and eating our own ice cream! Crack codes, get crazy with chemistry, and even make your own chocolate candy! Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily. 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. Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon. Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily. 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. Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.

  • Age: 6-12
  • Instructor: Mad Science Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 2June 10-147:30am-6pm$345/$432221512-02


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! Instrument rental is included. Spaces are limited, so don't delay your registration for this specialty camp.

  • Age: 6-8
  • Instructor: Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, certified & degreed music instructors (www.yopbc.org)
  • Campers will swim one morning, day/time to be announced.
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Contact YOPBC directly with specific questions @ 561-281-8600 or email yomail@yopbc.org.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 3June 17-219am-2pm$210/$263221514-03


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. All materials are included.

Week 3 ONLY: Daily organized activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Staff.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: The Director's Cut Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 3June 17-217:30am-6pm$325/$407221513-03
Week 10August 5-98:30am-3pm$300/$375221513-10


Kids' Cooking Challenge

Full-Day Option

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 'all about the food' fun program. Food will be provided.

A group of kids in the Kids' Cooking Challenge camp

Fun Chefs programming begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. Activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff. Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver to register for this program.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: Fun Chefs Staff
  • Please bring a lunch and drink or water bottle
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 4June 24-287:30am-6pm$345/$432221515-04


Kids' Cooking Challenge

Half-Day Option - Morning or Afternoon

If you're not looking for a full day of camp, we also have half-day morning and afternoon options. Each day will include 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 'all about the food' fun program. Food will be provided. Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver in order to register for this camp.

  • Age: 6-13
  • Instructor: Fun Chefs Staff
  • Please bring a water bottle or drink.
  • Fun Chefs Waiver
AGEWEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-8Week 6July 8-129:15am-12:30pm$175/$219221515-6A
8-13Week 6July 8-1212:45-4pm$175/$219221515-6B


A Star is Born

For the budding young pop or rock star! Kids will learn to sing with impact while building performance skills. The Sing Out method will build self-confidence, vocal and musical skills and star quality. Students will learn proper singing techniques that apply specifically to performance and audition singing, all while having fun! Come join the fun as we 'Sing Out!' to music's greatest hits. A mini 'concert' tops off the week. Organized activities start at 9am.

  • Age: 7-13
  • Instructor: Sandi Russell
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • No Camp Thursday, July 4*  
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 5July 1-5*7:30am-6pm$180/$225221517-05


Junk Camp 2.0

Turning Waste into Wonder with Resource Depot

Campers spend the day learning 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. Organized activities start at 9am

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Resource Depot Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers swim on Tuesday.
  • No Camp Thursday, July 4*
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 5July 1-5*7:30am-6pm$180/$225221516-05


Almost Famous

Learn all about acting with theatre games, improvisations, music and scene work. As the afternoon rolls around, let's all 'Sing Out' while we learn proper vocal techniques, stage presence and how to develop your best voice! A mini talent' showcase' tops off the week. Organized activities begin at 9am.

  • Age: 7-13
  • Instructor: Sandi Russell
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers swim on Tuesday and Thursday.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 6July 8-127:30am-6pm$225/$282221518-06


Mad Science logo

Spy Academy
(a Mad Science camp)

Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision.

Campers will have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a journey into the world of investigation that spies use! 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
  • Instructors: Mad Science Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch, snacks and drinks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 7July 15-197:30am-6pm$345/$432221519-07


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/Walford Campbell
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 7 & 8July 15-267:30am-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! Organized activities start at 9am.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructors: Melissa Jacobson/John Lariviere
  • Please buy or bring lunch, drink and snacks daily.
  • Campers swim on Tuesday and Thursday.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 8July 22-267:30am-6pm$225/$282221521-08


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.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Joella Gilmond
  • Please bring a drink and daily snacks.
WEEKDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
Week 10August 5-98:30am-3pm$250/$313221528-10