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 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. 

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.

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: Melissa 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
8-13Week 9July 29-Aug 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
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

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.

  • 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 10August 5-98:30am-3pm$300/$375221513-10
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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