Summer Programs

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

  • The PDS Summer Camp Program (ages 4–12) focuses on joyful learning and exploration in the arts, imagination, cooking, science, and nature.
  • Jazz Camp (ages 12–18) featuring the highly regarded Jazz Camp features professional musicians and amazing guest artists. Click here for the full Jazz Camp page.


Discounts & Promotions
:

  • Register for 2 camps and get 4% off each one! (Promo code = 2CAMP)
  • Register for 3 camps and get 4.5% off each one! (Promo code = 3CAMP)
  • Register for 4 camps and get 5% off each one! (Promo code = 4CAMP)
  • Register for 5 camps and get 6% off each one! (Promo code = 5CAMP)
  • Until May 7, use code PDSSUMMER24 for $50 off any and all camps in our 2024 Summer Camp Program.

 

Summer Camp Program 2024

Week #1 : July 1st – July 5th, 2024

Sunbeam Friends (General Camp), for ages 4-12

July 1, 2024 – July 3, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ignite your summer with creativity and joy at Sunbeam Friends camp! Dive into a world of arts & crafts, outdoor play, water adventures, and new friendships under the summer sky. Let the sparkle begin!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 1, 2024 – July 3, 2024
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 : $220.00 – $270.00
Registration Closed

Week #2 : July 8th – July 12th, 2024

Architects & Builders, for ages 4-8

July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calling all aspiring architects and builders to ignite their creativity, design innovative structures, learn about construction, and bring their architectural visions to life!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024
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 : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration Closed

SciQuest Explorers, for ages 6-12

July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Unleash the curiosity within your young ones as they embark on exciting experiments, hands-on projects, and scientific adventures in SciQuest Explorers!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024
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 : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration Closed

Week #3 : July 15th – July 19th, 2024

Great Poughkeepsie ShowDown: Sweet Tooth Academy, for ages 4-12

July 15, 2024 – July 19, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join the culinary fun where young chefs will master the art of creating mouthwatering sweet treats, experiment with flavors, and have their creations judged by a trained chef!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 15, 2024 – July 19, 2024
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 6 seats available
Fees : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration

Kinder Artists Studio, for ages 4-10

July 15, 2024 – July 19, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Immerse your young artists in a world of artistic expression where they’ll explore various art forms, experiment with colors and unleash their inner imagination, culminating in an end-of-week showcase!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 15, 2024 – July 19, 2024
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 : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration Closed

Week #4 : July 22nd – July 26th, 2024

Wilderness Wonders, for ages 4-12

July 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A gateway to the great outdoors where children will connect with nature, learn about local wildlife, and explore the wonders of environmental awareness.


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024
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 : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration Closed

Week #5 : July 29th – August 2nd, 2024

Great Poughkeepsie ShowDown: Savory Chef Academy, for ages 4-8

July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We invite young culinary enthusiasts to discover the art of savory cooking, learn how to care for a kitchen, and learn basic cooking skills!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Cetner
Seats : 7 seats available
Fees : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration

The Art Gallery, for ages 8-12

July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dive into the world of artistry and curation where young artists will showcase their talents, experiment with diverse mediums, and group curate an end-of-week gallery show!


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 11 seats available
Fees : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration

Week #6 : August 5th – August 9th, 2024

Art Fusion Workshop, for ages 4-12

August 5, 2024 – August 9, 2024 : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Explore the boundless possibilities of artistic expression, where children will delve into mixed media, combining various art forms to create unique and imaginative pieces.


Instructor :
Melanie Girdlestone
Dates : August 5, 2024 – August 9, 2024
Times : 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 9 seats available
Fees : $400.00 – $450.00
Registration