Drip, drop, goop, and slime; let's be a mad scientist for a few days! Join us as we mix, bubble, pour, and test to see which experiment is the best! We will learn how to use equipment safely and correctly, have discussions before and after experiments, observe changes, predict, experiment with sequence steps, explore cause and effect through various materials, and so much more! There is no limit to what we can do with science, and the campers will absolutely love it!
|Event Date||Monday, June 21 2021, 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||Friday, June 25 2021, 4:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Monday, June 14|
|Coordinator||Ellen Kinney, Young Knights Teacher|
|Location||Presbyterian Day School|
All grades listed are for the 2021-2022 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.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting registration to allow for smaller group sizes. Should a camp be full, please join the Waiting List, and we will be in touch if a spot opens up. You may register for another camp or join multiple Waiting Lists for the same weeks.
Campers must be 2 years of age by June 1st, 2021. All campers, PK and above, attending enrichment camps must be potty-trained.
Day Camp and Crusader Care are open to campers who will be 2 years of age by June 1, 2021. These co-ed camps have both full-day and half-day options. 2-year-old, or Young Knight, campers are not required to be potty-trained.
We have also extended our JumpStart offerings down to Young Knights this year! Boys who are enrolled in YK at PDS for the 2021-2022 school year may attend the “Yay for YK” JumpStart camp. This camp helps boys get a jump start on the next school year by introducing them to teachers and classmates, getting them excited about classroom learning, and familiarizing them with the PDS campus.
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.
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. Please note that the billing option will close on May 15th. Campers who are not enrolled at PDS must select the pay by credit card option to enroll in camp. Payment in full is due at the time of registration if the credit card option is used. If the billing option is used, payment in full is due June 1, 2021.
If you need to cancel your camp reservation, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund if you selected the credit card payment option. If you chose to bill to your account, you will still be responsible to pay the $50 cancellation fee. This fee will remain on your balance and is due one week prior to the start of the camp.
If registration is deemed to be insufficient one week prior to the first day of camp, PDS reserves the right to cancel that camp and refund your payment in full. Except in 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. For COVID-related cancellations and refunds, please refer to the list in the COVID-Related Refunds section.
PDS offers two summer discounts to accommodate various situations. Both discounts will be reflected on your billing statement.
For families attending four or more weeks of camp, we offer a Family Package Discount.
This discount is based on the number of complete weeks your family has registered for. We 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. The discount is available for those who register before May 15, 2021.
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.
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. YK and PK campers utilizing this option during the afternoon should bring a blanket or mat cover for a rest period.
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.
Camp Sibling Stay is available for campers in a full-day camp (ending at 3:00pm) who have a sibling who is enrolled in an afternoon camp (ending at 4:00pm). These campers may join After Camp Care until 4:00pm for an additional charge of $20 per week.
Drop-Off and Dismissal Locations
Registrants will be emailed the week prior to camp to be notified which entrance they should use for camp.
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 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.
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. Students will need to supply their own lunch.
It is expected that every camper attending PDS Summer Camp follows PDS 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.
T-shirt, shorts, socks and athletic shoes are most appropriate. Sandals are allowed, but athletic shoes are required for gym and field activities.
This section will be updated as recommendations from the CDC, Shelby County Health Department, and other governing bodies are updated. In the case of major changes (cancellations, rescheduling, etc.), registrants will be emailed as soon as possible.
These policies were written in January 2021. Any updates will be noted as such.
updated June 2021
*vaccinated = 2 weeks following the final shot
If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, he or she should isolate. He or she may return to PDS Summer Camps after 10 days, provided camper has been symptom and fever-free for at least 48 hours.
Please note that as of January 2021, camps have a very limited capacity. In order to ensure that camps are able to accommodate as many participants as possible, we ask that anyone quarantining or isolating who is unable to return to a camp on or before Wednesday forfeit his or her spot if there is a Wait List for the camp.
Camper is eligible for a full refund in the following circumstances:
Camper is eligible for a partial refund in the following circumstances:
Camper is eligible for a pro-rated refund in the following circumstances:
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.