New for 2020: Convenient Hours for Working Families

PDS Summer Programs are available from June 29th-August 7th. We are excited to debut our expanded Camp PDS option, as well as a new program: Crusader Care.

Camp PDS and Crusader Care hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm with the exception of Friday, July 3rd. In addition to these all-day offerings, we offer a variety of half-day enrichment camps that can be paired with half a day of Camp PDS or Crusader Care for a reduced rate.

Extended Care is also provided beginning at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm. For campers attending enrichment offerings in both the morning and afternoon, we offer a supervised lunch period at no additional cost.

COVID-19

PDS is committed to keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 crisis. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, we are making decisions regarding our summer program and will communicate with registrants in a timely manner. We hope to be open as many weeks as possible while following public health official and government recommendations.

If a camp is canceled due to COVID-19, the registrant will receive a full refund and be placed on a list for priority registration for Summer 2021.

For more information on our plans and procedures related to COVID-19 and Summer Camps, please read the Fine Print section below.

See all of the school's COVID-19 communications.

For more information, contact the Assistant Director of Summer Programs: Lyssa Fisackerly at 901.842.4609 or lfisackerly@pdsmemphis.org.

Plan Your Summer Tool! View Camps on Calendar

COVID-19

PDS is committed to keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 crisis. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, we are making decisions regarding our summer program and will communicate with registrants in a timely manner. We hope to be open as many weeks as possible while following public health official and government recommendations.

If a camp is canceled due to COVID-19, the registrant will receive a full refund and be placed on a list for priority registration for Summer 2021.

Subcategories

Camp PDS is a dynamic, week-long camp planned and facilitated by PDS faculty members. Campers will belong to a group assigned by grade level that will travel to different planned activity sessions throughout the day. Each week has its' own theme and a special water day, complete with inflatables!

Crusader Care is a great option for parents in need of child care during the summer. It is overseen by our Summer Programs Coordinator and led by qualified, college-aged counselors. Campers will have open play sessions, including free play in the gym and on the playground, crafts, and age-appropriate movies. Campers will be divided by age and assigned to specific camp counselors who will lead them in age-appropriate activities.

29
Jun
2020

Golf Camp

Monday, June 29 , 2020 9:00 am - Thursday, July 2 , 2020 12:00 pm
$150.00

For Grades: Boys Girls 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

 

Due to COVID-19, this session has been rescheduled from the week of May 26-29 to the week of June 29-July 2.

 

Sign up for a summer you won’t fore-get! Coach Spain will teach you the fundamentals of golf: putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing, along with course management, rules, etiquette, and much more. If you want a week full of golf and fun, sign up today!

This camp will be located at Vantage Point Golf Center in Cordova. 

Please note the prices of this week are prorated, due to it being a four-day week.

29
Jun
2020

Humble Heroes Camp

Monday, June 29 , 2020 9:00 am - Thursday, July 2 , 2020 12:00 pm
$150.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten

 

Due to COVID-19, this session has been rescheduled from the week of May 26-29 to the week of June 29-July 2.

 

Policemen and pediatricians and plumbers, oh my! Humble Heroes camp will focus on different men and women who live and work in our community. Fun activities will help campers learn about the different roles they play and their importance to keeping our community safe, healthy, and happy!

 

Please note the prices of this week are prorated, due to it being a four-day week.

29
Jun
2020

Camp PDS Session 3: Party in the USA

Monday, June 29 , 2020 9:00 am - Thursday, July 2 , 2020 3:00 pm
$200.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Camp PDS is a dynamic, week-long camp planned and facilitated by PDS faculty members. Campers will belong to a group assigned by grade level that will travel to different planned activity sessions throughout the day. Each week has its' own theme and a special water day, complete with inflatables! 

 Please note the prices of this week are prorated, due to it being a four-day week. We will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. 

29
Jun
2020

Camp PDS Session 3: Party in the USA - Half-Day

Monday, June 29 , 2020 9:00 am - Thursday, July 2 , 2020 3:00 pm
$100.00 for morning or afternoon

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Camp PDS is a dynamic, week-long camp planned and facilitated by PDS faculty members. Campers will belong to a group assigned by grade level that will travel to different planned activity sessions throughout the day. Each week has its' own theme and a special water day, complete with inflatables!

Please note the prices of this week are prorated, due to it being a four-day week. We are closed Friday, July 3rd.   

Note: Half-Day Camp PDS can be paired with a half-day enrichment camp or as a standalone option.

29
Jun
2020

2020 Summer Olympics

Monday, June 29 , 2020 1:00 pm - Thursday, July 2 , 2020 4:00 pm
$150.00

For Grades: Boys Girls  Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 

 

Due to COVID-19, this session has been rescheduled from the week of May 26-29 to the week of June 29-July 2.

 

Go for the gold this summer! We will compete in fun events like potato sack races, tug of war, crab walk races, and more, and campers can test their ability at the javelin throw and the long jump. Don't miss the medal ceremony!

 

Please note the prices of this week are prorated, due to it being a four-day week.

06
Jul
2020

PDS Cowboy Camp

Monday, July 6 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 10 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten

Have you ever wanted to know what cowboys do all day? Grab your cowboy boots and hit the trail to PDS Cowboy Camp! We might be on a trail ride with our horses or panning for gold in the river; you never know where we will go. So come on down and join the adventure!

06
Jul
2020

33rd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp Session 1

Monday, July 6 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 10 , 2020 3:00 pm
$225.00

For Grades: Boys 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Get in the zone with the 33rd summer of basketball camp! Take your game to the next level with shooting, passing, and dribbling drills and compete with friends in 5-on-5 games, hot shot shooting, obstacle courses, and free throw contests.

06
Jul
2020

Camp PDS Session 4: Game Show Mania

Monday, July 6 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 10 , 2020 3:00 pm
$250.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Camp PDS is a dynamic, week-long camp planned and facilitated by PDS faculty members. Campers will belong to a group assigned by grade level that will travel to different planned activity sessions throughout the day. Each week has its' own theme and a special water day, complete with inflatables! 

 

06
Jul
2020

Camp PDS Session 4: Game Show Mania - Half-Day

Monday, July 6 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 10 , 2020 3:00 pm
$125.00 for morning or afternoon

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Camp PDS is a dynamic, week-long camp planned and facilitated by PDS faculty members. Campers will belong to a group assigned by grade level that will travel to different planned activity sessions throughout the day. Each week has its' own theme and a special water day, complete with inflatables! 

Note: Half-Day Camp PDS can be paired with a half-day enrichment camp or as a standalone option.

13
Jul
2020

Namastay at PDS

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten

In this camp, the boys will stretch, strengthen, and energize their bodies and minds! We will be practicing mindfulness, yoga movements, relaxation, creative arts, story telling, and journaling. The boys will explore character education and values such as confidence, gratitude, healthy living, and respect. This camp will be lead by a certified yoga instructor. A few of the yoga themes will be Star Wars, Spider-man, Trolls, and Pokemon!

13
Jul
2020

Fourth Grade Frindle Camp

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys  4th Grade

Frin-dle /n/ a device used to write or make marks with ink; a pen During Friendle Camp, we will read the book and engage in fun thinking and writing activities related to the story. You will not only complete your required summer reading book, but will also have a great time dancing at a classroom Lual, writing a time capsule letter, creating a book trailer, and filming a newscast. Join us for a fun-filled week!

This camp is only open to boys enrolled in PDS for the 2020-2021 school year.

13
Jul
2020

Crusader Care Session 4

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 3:00 pm
$200.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Crusader Care is a great option for parents in need of child care during the summer. It is overseen by our Summer Programs Coordinator and led by qualified, college-aged counselors. Campers will have open play sessions, including free play in the gym and on the playground, crafts, and age-appropriate movies. Campers will be divided by age and assigned to specific camp counselors who will lead them in age-appropriate activities. 

 

13
Jul
2020

33rd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp Session 2

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade

Get in the zone with the 33rd summer of basketball camp! Take your game to the next level with shooting, passing, and dribbling drills and compete with friends in 5-on-5 games, hot shot shooting, obstacle courses, and free throw contests.

13
Jul
2020

Sports Camp Session 2

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 3:00 pm
$250.00

For Grades: Boys 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

What if school was all PE? Come experience a week of PE games and sports with your friends. We will play handball, hockey, crazyball, kickball, dodgeball, and wiffle ball, as well as climb the climbing wall. We will also get into our three major sports: football, basketball, and soccer.

 

Due to COVID-19, this session has been combined with Sports Camp: Session 1.

13
Jul
2020

Ultimate FUN Extravaganza

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 

 

Kick boredom to the curb in this action-packed camp! From super soaker day to a blacklight paper airplane challenge day, there is something in this camp for everyone. We will have a different theme each day to maximize summer fun!

13
Jul
2020

Crusader Care Session 4 - Half-Day

Monday, July 13 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 17 , 2020 3:00 pm
$100.00 for morning or afternoon

For Grades: Boys Girls Young Knights Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

Crusader Care is a great option for parents in need of child care during the summer. It is overseen by our Summer Programs Coordinator and led by qualified, college-aged counselors. Campers will have open play sessions, including free play in the gym and on the playground, crafts, and age-appropriate movies. Campers will be divided by age and assigned to specific camp counselors who will lead them in age-appropriate activities. 

Note: Half-Day Crusader Care can be paired with a half-day enrichment camp or as a standalone option.

13
Jul
2020

Dr. Seuss Week

Monday, July 13 , 2020 1:00 pm - Friday, July 17 , 2020 4:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten

One book, two books, red book, blue book! Each day of this camp will cover a different Dr. Seuss book. Campers will have the book read to them and then discuss it, have a themed snack, play games, write creatively, engage in themed activities, and have free creativity time. Some activities include making green eggs and ham, a Horton hatches the eggs STEM experiment, and a stack the cat's hat game!

13
Jul
2020

Sideways Stories Writing Camp

Monday, July 13 , 2020 1:00 pm - Friday, July 17 , 2020 4:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 

Do you love to laugh, tell jokes, and hear funny stories? Then you don't want to miss Sideways Stories Writing Camp! Drawing inspiration from Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar, you will try your hand at telling, writing, and acting out numerous "sideways" stories to review our story writing skills and boost our writing stamina. This camp is appropriate for beginner to experienced writers of all interest levels. You do not want to miss this hilariously funny and superbly silly summer writing camp!

20
Jul
2020

Under the Sea Camp

Monday, July 20 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 24 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten

We got no troubles; life is the bubbles under the sea! You don’t need to travel to the beach to explore the ocean. This camp will use activities, stories, crafts, and daily movement activities to explore the ocean and the creatures who live inside it.

 

Due to COVID-19, this session has been rescheduled from the week of June 8-12 to the week of July 20-24.

20
Jul
2020

Math Mashup

Monday, July 20 , 2020 9:00 am - Friday, July 24 , 2020 12:00 pm
$165.00

For Grades: Boys Girls5th Grade

Join Mrs. Weatherford for a week of brain games, experiments, and activities. Not only will you be exposed to the math skills you need for 5th grade, you will have fun doing them! Be prepared to enjoy math!

 

Summer Camps: The Fine Print

Admission

All grades listed are for the 2020–2021 school year. Admission is granted to qualified campers in the order in which our database receives your registration. Registration will remain open online until a week prior to the first day of camp unless a registration deadline is specifically stated. Many classes fill up, so we encourage you to enroll early.

Pre-Kindergarten campers must be 3 years of age by June 1st, 2020. However, in the case of Vacation Bible School with Second Presbyterian Church, they must be 3 years of age by January 1st, 2020. If they are too young to attend VBS, alternate care will be provided. All campers attending enrichment camps must be potty-trained.

Extending Summer to YK

Boys who are enrolled in the PDS YK program for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to attend Camp PDS and Crusader Care with our new, age-appropriate curriculum. In addition, 2-year-old family members of current or incoming PDS students are eligible to attend Camp PDS and Crusader Care. Two-year-old campers must be 2 by June 1st, 2020.

Registration

All registrations will be processed online at pdsmemphis.org/summer and a confirmation email will be sent to you when you have correctly completed the registration process.

Payment

Campers who are students enrolled at PDS will have the option to bill to their student’s account or choose to pay with a credit card. Campers who are not enrolled at PDS must select the pay by credit card option to enroll in camp. Payment in full will be due at the time of registration.

If you need to cancel your camp reservation, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. The $50 cancellation fee will be refunded if a camp is cancelled for any reason related to COVID-19 including, but not limited to, the school is unable to open, restrictions are placed on group sizes, or a registrant or a staff member has tested positive or been exposed and must quarantine. In addition to receiving a complete refund, the registrant’s name will be put on a list for Summer 2021 Priority Registration.

If, one week prior to the first day of camp, registration enrollment is deemed to be insufficient, PDS reserves the right to cancel that camp. If this were to occur, your payment would be refunded in full. Except in the cases of illness or emergency that are disclosed to PDS prior to the start of a camp, refunds will not be given after a camp begins. Unfortunately, PDS is unable to prorate a camp fee for any day(s) your child may miss.

Cancellation Due to COVID-19

PDS continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is adjusting our calendar accordingly. Registrants will receive email updates regarding the cancellation of any camps due to COVID-19 and information regarding their refund. If a camp is rescheduled, and a registrant is unable to attend, they will receive a full refund and be placed on the Summer 2021 Priority Registration list. We will strive for timely updates as we monitor this ever-changing situation.

Family Package & Sibling Discount

PDS offers two summer discounts to accommodate various situations.

For families attending four or more weeks of camp, we offer a Family Package discount.

Once all children have been registered, we will calculate the number of complete weeks your family has registered for. We will consider two half-week options as a full week, even if they are not on the same calendar week. Whether you are registering one child or multiple, the Family Package discount will reflect the total number of full and half week options all children are registered for, excluding Vacation Bible School. The discount is available for those who register before May June 15, 2020.

  • 10% off for 4–7 complete weeks of camp
  • 15% off for 8 or more complete weeks of camp

Families enrolling in fewer than 4 full weeks of camp or who register after the May June 15 Family Package cut-off date are eligible for the Sibling Discount. The Sibling Discount is $10 off per family per week.

Camp PDS/Crusader Care Plus Half-Day Enrichment Camp Discount

PK–6th-grade campers attending half-day camps may enroll in Camp PDS or Crusader Care for the other half of the day for an additional fee of $85 per week. Campers will be transitioned between camps. PK campers utilizing this option during the afternoon should bring a blanket or mat cover for a rest period.

Extended Care

Before Camp Care is available to registered campers from 7:30–9:00am for an additional charge of $30 per week. Campers must be registered for a camp beginning at 9:00am to attend Before Camp Care.

After Camp Care is available to registered campers from 3:00–5:30pm for an additional charge of $60 per week. Campers must be registered for a camp ending at 3:00pm or 4:00pm to attend After Camp Care. Campers picked up past 5:30pm will be charged a $25 late fee. After 5:35pm, an additional late fee of $5 per minute will apply.

An option for Before and After Camp Care is included on the form when you register for a camp. You may add this option after your original registration here.

After Care and Before Care drop-off and pick-up are located at the main school entrance. Before and after camp care is not available for camps off of the PDS campus.

Drop-Off and Dismissal Locations

If a camper is attending a camp held in the Early Childhood building, drop-off and dismissal will be at the Early Childhood entrance or playground. If a camper is attending a camp held in the Elementary building or in the gym, drop-off and dismissal will be at the main school entrance.

Appropriate entrances will be signposted. For the safety and security of all participants, campers who arrive prior to 10 minutes before the start of camp, will be taken to Before-Camp Care and charged the $30 fee for the week. Campers attending only a morning camp who have not been picked up by 10 minutes after their camp session ends, will be escorted to Camp PDS or Crusader Care and charged a $35 drop-in fee. Campers attending an afternoon or full-day camp who have not been picked up by 10 minutes after their camp session ends, will be escorted to After-Camp Care and charged a $25 drop-in fee.

Lunch and Drinks

Students attending a full-day camp or two half-day sessions will need to bring a sack lunch each day. Snacks and water will be provided.

For students attending both morning and afternoon enrichment offerings, there will be a supervised lunch hour between the sessions for no additional fee, but please check the box on the registration form for the free lunch supervision option so that we can plan adequate supervision.

Behavior

It is expected that every camper attending PDS Summer Camp follows school procedures and standards of behavior. Consideration of others in thought and action is expected. PDS reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any camper who poses a discipline problem or a disruption to the learning process. No refunds will be issued for campers who are asked to withdraw.

Sanitation Plan

The PDS building and Summer Camp facilities will be regularly sanitized throughout the summer by our housekeeping staff. Commonly touched areas will be sanitized throughout the day by staff members. Staff members will be closely monitoring campers and helping them practice proper hygiene and frequent hand washing.

COVID-19 Protocol

If a camper shows or suspects any respiratory trouble, fever, or other COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home from camp until they are cleared by a negative test. If a camper is directly exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, they should not come to camp until 14 days after their exposure. If a camper has cold or flu symptoms, they should not come to camp until the symptoms have subsided. In the case of any of the above instances, registrants should contact Lyssa Fisackerly to receive a prorated refund, as well as to be placed on a list for priority Summer 2021 registration.

Dress

T-shirt, shorts, socks and athletic shoes are most appropriate. Sandals are allowed, but athletic shoes are required for gym and field activities.

Questions

If you have any questions or comments about any aspect of our Summer programs, please contact Lyssa Fisackerly, Assistant Director of Summer Programs.

Lyssa Fisackerly
Assistant Director of Summer Programs
901-842-4609
lfisackerly@pdsmemphis.org

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