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 7:30 am - 6 pm, with organized activities starting at 9 am and ending at 5 pm. 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, except for the Cultural Arts Caravan camp. 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.

Lunch Menus (for full-day camps at Burns Rd Rec Center only)

New! ReAct & ReUse: Drama & Mini Junk Camp 

Introduce your child to the world of theatre. We build their self-esteem through drama games and improvisation. 
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Campers then spend the afternoon exploring the possibilities within all the discarded materials in the world around them, 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 and age-appropriate free play and experimentation in a variety of themes including collage/assemblage, sculpture, jewelry, drawing/printmaking, and science/engineering. Reduce, Reuse and Recreate with Resource Depot in Palm Beach Gardens. Organized activities start at 9am.
  • Instructors: Melissa Jacobson/Chelsea Odum
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesday and Thursday. 
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Week 9 ReAct & ReUse Schedule
221504-9A  6-10  Week 9  July 31-August 4  7:30am-6pm  $220/$275 

Spy Academy

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. 
Spy Camp

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 ends at 3pm. Daily organized activities from 7:30-9am and 3-6pm will be provided by PBG City Staff.
  • Instructor: Mad Science Staff
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.
  • Campers will swim one afternoon; see weekly schedule.
  • Week 8 Spy Academy Schedule
221504-8A  6-12  Week 8  July 24-28  7:30am-6pm  $335/$419

Make A Masterpiece (2-week session)

Learn hand building with clay. 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. Let’s explore all of the art mediums including painting, sketching and collage. Organized activities start at 9am.
  • Instructor: Jennifer Jenkins/Walford Campbell
  • Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily. 
  • Campers must bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Week 8 & 9 Make A Masterpiece Schedule
221504-8B  8-13  Week 8 & 9  July 24-August 4  7:30am-6pm  $440/$550 

Chopped, Jr. (A.M.)  

                                                                                                                          Calling all chefs! Camp Gardens is hosting its first ever ‘Chopped, Jr.” cooking camp! Every 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. Food will be provided. Daily organized activities start at 9am. Due to common food allergies, parents will be required to sign a waiver in order to register for this camp.  

221504-A  8-13  Week 10  August 7-11 8:30am-Noon $160/$200 

Wired! (P.M.)

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. 
221504-B  8-13 Week 10  August 7-11  12:15-3pm  $100/$125
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Advanced Robotics

Learn all about the use of robotics in our world today and how technology will continue to affect our future. Campers will check out sound sensing robots, line tracking robots, amphibious robots, and even robots that play soccer! 

They will also learn about the mechanical aspects of robots with gears, gear ratios, torque, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Hands-on activities include building gear sets and operating a robotic arm to retrieve their snack! They will delve into the science of circuits and sensors. Over the course of the camp, the children will build their very own working circuit robot to take home. Supply fees are included. Daily organized activities start at 9am. Aftercare is not available for this camp. 
221504-C  9-12  Week 10  August 7-11  8:30am-3pm  $345/$423