Summer Programs

Summer Programs


PDS offers an array of unique summer programs for children and young adults:

  • Young Adventures Programs (ages 4–10) focus on joyful learning and exploration in the arts, imagination, cooking and nature.
  • Music Programs (ages 12–18) featuring the highly regarded Jazz Camp features professional musicians and amazing guest artists. This year’s featured guest artist is NEA and Grammy winning drummer, Jack DeJohnette. Click here for the full Jazz Camp page.


Discounts & Promotions
:

  • Register for 2 programs (excluding Dance) and get 4% off each program! (Promo code = 2CAMP)
  • Register for 3 programs (excluding Dance) and get 4.5% off each program! (Promo code = 3CAMP)
  • Register for 4 programs (excluding Dance) and get 5% off each program! (Promo code = 4CAMP)

 

Week #1 : June 27th – July 1st, 2022

Water fun will be a week full of games with water, playing in the sprinklers, jumping in and out of small pools, and taking a run and jump on a splash and slide! Enjoying the hot summer days cooling off, and being outside is the perfect way to spend the week! Outdoor games and obstacle courses will be created for movement and fun. Indoors (or bad weather) campers will be engaged with different centers around the room, creating playdough, goop, and many other sensory objects that they can take home!


Dates : June 27, 2022 – July 1, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkenson Center Middle School Learning Commons
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed

Week #2 : July 4th – July 8th, 2022

The early summer forest is a magical place! During this week of camp, students will learn a variety of simple outdoor building techniques. They will use natural materials such as leaves, and branches to create a village of forts and fairy houses. Once their structures are created, the week will be spent improving their designs and participating in imaginative play.


Dates : July 5, 2022 – July 8, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $315.00
Registration Closed

Week #3 : July 11th – July 15th, 2022

Ever wanted to have your own dragon? In this week-long camp, artists will make a small clay dragon and castle. We will also create our own dragon wings and invent dragon games to play outside. Artists will sew a dragon puppet and create a dragon and/or castle painting. The week will culminate with a presentation of all the work campers create.


Dates : July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center Middle School Learning Commons
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed

Week #4 : July 18th – July 22nd, 2022

Water fun will be a week full of games with water, playing in the sprinklers, jumping in and out of small pools, and taking a run and jump on a splash and slide! Enjoying the hot summer days cooling off, and being outside is the perfect way to spend the week! Outdoor games and obstacle courses will be created for movement and fun. Indoors (or bad weather) campers will be engaged with different centers around the room, creating playdough, goop, and many other sensory objects that they can take home!


Dates : July 18, 2022 – July 22, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed

Week #5 : July 25th – July 29th, 2022

The early summer forest is a magical place! During this week of camp, students will learn a variety of simple outdoor building techniques. They will use natural materials such as leaves, and branches to create a village of forts and fairy houses. Once their structures are created, the week will be spent improving their designs and participating in imaginative play.


Dates : July 25, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed

Week #6 : August 1st – August 5th, 2022

Young Adventures: Water Fun! (Week 3), for ages 4-10

August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Water fun will be a week full of games with water, playing in the sprinklers, jumping in and out of small pools, and taking a run and jump on a splash and slide! Enjoying the hot summer days cooling off, and being outside is the perfect way to spend the week! Outdoor games and obstacle courses will be created for movement and fun. Indoors (or bad weather) campers will be engaged with different centers around the room, creating playdough, goop, and many other sensory objects that they can take home!


Dates : August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center Middle School Learning Commons
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed

Music: Jazz Camp, for Ages 12-18

August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to Hudson Valley area students of all levels, this camp features professional regional musicians as teachers and guest artists. Students focus on building instrumental skills, music appreciation, and leadership in a joyful, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere. This year’s guest artist is NEA and Grammy winning drummer, Jack DeJohnette.
For more detailed information please call us at 845.462.7600 or visit
Jazz Camp Website


Instructors :
William Fiore
Kenneth McGloin
Dates : August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $525.00
Registration Closed

Week #7 : August 8th – August 12th, 2022

Welcome to a week of sorcery, charms, alchemy, and spells! Make a wand to harness your powers. Cook up fun potions, design your own cape, and practice casting spells. Practice quidditch and brush up on your herbology by learning more about plants, flowers, and herbs. We work together to make magic happen. Magical games and a mystical scavenger hunt will round out this amazing week.


Dates : August 8, 2022 – August 12, 2022
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $355.00
Registration Closed