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

New! 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 and snacks daily.
  •  Contact YOPBC directly with specific questions @ 561-281-8600 or email yomail@yopbc.org.
  • Week 3 Mini Mozart Schedule
WEEK DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 3 June 18-22  9am-2pm  $210/$263  221504-3B 

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.
Week 3 ONLY: Daily organized activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG Staff. 
WEEK  DATE   TIME R/NR FEE CODE 
Week 3  June 18-22 7:30am-6pm  $325/$407 221504-3A 
Week 10  August 6-10  8:30am-3pm  $300/$375  221504-A 
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New! “FUN-gineering”
(a Mad Science camp)


Take an in-depth look at the science behind everyday machines and cool science in this camp about engineering. We’ll see how your Jr. Mad Scientist brings their inner engineer to life while they construct an amazing kaleidoscope, learn about levers and automatons and create their own contraptions.

In the process,  we’ll become architects by building our own geodesic dome that we’ll even get a chance to climb inside! Daily organized activities start at 9am. Mad  Science programming ends at 3pm. Activities from 3-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff. 
  • Age: 6-12
  • Instructor: Mad Science Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim on Thursday afternoon.
  • Week 4 FUN-gineering Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 4  June 25-29 7:30am-6pm  $345/$432 221504-4B 

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
Daily organized activities start at 9am. Fun Chefs programming ends at 3:00pm. Activities from 3:00-6:00pm 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.
WEEK  DATE   TIME  R/NR FEE CODE 
Week 4  June 25-29  7:30am-6pm  $345/$432  221504-4A 

Kids’ Cooking Challenge


Half-Day Option


Calling all chefs! PBG is offering a half-day cooking camp similar to popular TV programs. Each afternoon 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. 
Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver in order to register for this camp.  
 WEEK DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 5  July 2-6* 12:45-4pm $132/$165 221504-5B 

Lil’ Chefs


This camp will introduce your young chefs to the culinary world in a unique, wholesome and
age appropriate way. We will cook and use healthy ingredients while creating fun, delicious and
nutritious recipes. Camper’s will make a kitchen craft and create their own cookbook with recipes!  This session will include your camper’s lunch.   Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver in order to register for this camp.
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 5  July 2-6*  9:15am-12:30pm $132/$165 221504-5C 

Vocal Vibrations


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 Wednesday, July 4*    
  • Week 5 Vocal Vibrations Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 5  July 2-6* 7:30am-6pm  $180/$225  221504-5A 

Stop Motion Animation


Unleash your inner Spielberg this summer at The Director's Cut Lego workshop. 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. 
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 6  July 9-13 7:30am-6pm  $325/$407  221504-6A 

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 and snacks daily.
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Week 6 Almost Famous Schedule
WEEK  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 6  July 9-13 7:30am-6pm  $225/$282 221504-6B 
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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 

Wired!


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. 
  • Age: 8-13
  • Instructor: Martine Lipnitzky
  • Please bring a drink and daily snack.
  • Week 10 Wired! Schedule
 WEEK DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
Week 10  August 6-10  9am-Noon $105/$132 221504-B