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Summer Camps

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

If you’re looking for the perfect way to spend your summer, you have found it! PDS has something for everyone from sports to technology, arts to recreation, and adventure to education. Our goal is to create a fun atmosphere in which campers feel confident and excited to develop their current interests and explore new ones! We can’t wait to spend our summer with you!

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

Ross Spain
Dean of Students and Director of Summer Programs

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01
Jul
2019

Golf Camp - Session 2

Monday, July 1 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 5 , 2019 12:00 pm
$150.00
Golf Camp - Session 2

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

Get into the swing of summer with Golf Camp and Coach Spain! Learn the fundamentals of golf, putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing, along with course management, rules, etiquette and much, much more. If you’re looking for an action packed week of golf and fun, then sign up today!

*All Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Note

There will be no golf camp on July 4

Director: Ross Spain (coach/dean of students)

01
Jul
2019

Splish Splash Water Bash

Monday, July 1 , 2019 9:00 am - Wednesday, July 3 , 2019 12:00 pm
$125.00
Splish Splash Water Bash

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade

It’s time to take a second break from this summer heat! Let’s get ready for the 4th of July with a water celebration! Join us each morning for this mini camp which features all water activities: slip-n-slides, water balloon fights, water gun wars, kiddie pools, water field-day inspired games and more!

Director: Becca Harris (JK associate teacher)

 

08
Jul
2019

32nd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp - Session 1

Monday, July 8 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 12 , 2019 3:00 pm
$225.00
32nd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp - Session 1

Boys 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade  (All grades are as of Fall 2019)

Join several of the PDS coaches for the 32nd summer of basketball camp. If you’re looking to improve your game, this camp is packed full of shooting, passing, and dribbling drills to take your game to the next level. Compete with friends in 5 on 5 games, hot shot shooting, obstacle courses, and free throw contests.

For grades second through seventh, camp will begin each day at 9:00 A.M. and will end each day at 3:00 P.M.

Each player should bring his own sack lunch. All drinks will be provided.

The total cost for one week is $225.00. This fee includes all activities, T-shirts, awards, trophies and more.

For a full break-down of the camp, visit the Dennis Smith Basketball Camp Website
 
Directors: Spencer McLean (coach/physical education director), Mark Fruitt (coach/elementary principal) & Ross Spain (coach/dean of students)
08
Jul
2019

Camp PDS - Field Day Fun!

Monday, July 8 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 12 , 2019 3:00 pm
$250.00
Camp PDS - Field Day Fun!

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade

Do you love field day? Are you looking for a week full of games and teamwork? Join us for field day complete with relay races, tug of war, twister and more!

*All grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Lyndsey Kelley

Assistant Director: Holly Yarbrough

12
Jul
2019

Parents' Night Out - PK - July 12

Friday, July 12 , 2019 5:30 pm -8:30 pm
$36.00
Parents' Night Out - PK - July 12

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten

There are sessions available for PK-4th grades for this event. See All

Come catch up with your buddies! Bring a friend and join us for a night of outside play, movies, and fun! Invite friends from other schools to come with you! Boys and girls are both welcome! Movie will be age appropriate.

We will have Little Caesar's Pizza and a drink for dinner and popsicles just for fun.

Instructors: Abbie Faith (YK Teacher)

12
Jul
2019

Parents' Night Out - JK-1st - July 12

Friday, July 12 , 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
$36.00
Parents' Night Out - JK-1st - July 12

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

There are sessions available for PK-4th grades for this event. See All

Come catch up with your buddies! Bring a friend and join us for a night of outside play, movies, and fun! Invite friends from other schools to come with you! Boys and girls are both welcome! Movie will be age appropriate. We will have Little Caesar's Pizza and a drink for dinner and popsicles just for fun.

Instructors: Shari Caruthers & Holly Yarbrough (JK Teachers)

12
Jul
2019

Parents' Night Out - 2nd-4th - July 12

Friday, July 12 , 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
$36.00
Parents' Night Out - 2nd-4th - July 12

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

There are sessions available for PK-4th grades for this event. See All

Come catch up with your buddies! Bring a friend and join us for a night of outside play, movies, and fun! Invite friends from other schools to come with you! Boys and girls are both welcome! Movie will be age appropriate.

We will have Little Ceaser's Pizza and a drink for dinner and popsicles just for fun.

Instructors: Marlana Gruby (PK Teacher)

15
Jul
2019

32nd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp - Session 2

Monday, July 15 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 19 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
32nd Annual Dennis Smith Basketball Camp - Session 2

For Grades: Boys  Senior Kindergarten 1st Grade (All grades are as of Fall 2019)

Join several of the PDS coaches for the 32nd summer of basketball camp. If you’re looking to improve your game, this camp is packed full of shooting, passing, and dribbling drills to take your game to the next level. Compete with friends in 5 on 5 games, hot shot shooting, obstacle courses, and free throw contests.

The total cost for one week is $165.00. This fee includes all activities, T-shirts, awards, trophies and more.

For a full break-down of the camp, visit the Dennis Smith Basketball Camp Website
 
Directors: Spencer McLean (coach/physical education director), Mark Fruitt (coach/principal of elementary) & Ross Spain (coach/dean of students)
15
Jul
2019

Sports Camp - Session 2

Monday, July 15 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 19 , 2019 3:00 pm
$250.00
Sports Camp - Session 2

For Grades: Boys 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade

Imagine playing your favorite PE games and sports with your friends all day long. There will be handball, hockey, crazy ball, kickball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, and the climbing wall. We will also get into our 3 major sports, football, basketball, and soccer. Don’t miss out on the non-stop, friendly competition!

*All grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Palmer Albertine (coach/physical education teacher)

15
Jul
2019

Out of This World!

Monday, July 15 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 19 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Out of This World!

For Grades: Boys Girls Pre-Kindergarten Junior Kindergarten

Calling all astronauts and space explorers! Let’s hop in our spaceships and fly to the moon! We’ll see stars, comets, the planet Mars, black holes and perhaps…even aliens! Come explore the galaxy with us!

Director: Abbie Faith (YK teacher)

15
Jul
2019

Camp Jurassic

Monday, July 15 , 2019 12:00 pm - Friday, July 19 , 2019 3:00 pm
$165.00
Camp Jurassic

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

Come with a ROAR to explore the unknown! We’ll use our paleontology skills to learn all about our favorite creatures: DINOSAURS! There will be fossil discovering, dinosaur egg hunting and tons of mammoth sized fun! You don’t wanna miss the big dig!

Director: Becca Harris (JK associate teacher)

19
Jul
2019

Game Night! PK-1st

Friday, July 19 , 2019 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
$45 ($20 for additional siblings)
Game Night! PK-1st

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

Board games, outdoor games, and gym games— Who’s got game? A little competition is always fun. At PDS game night, we will have a wide selection of games and a whole lot of fun! Boys and girls welcome! We will have Chick-fil-A nuggets for dinner and end the night with ice cream sundaes!

Instructors: Ellen Kinney (YK Teacher)

19
Jul
2019

Fortnite on Mobile!

Friday, July 19 , 2019 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
$45 ($20 for additional siblings)
Fortnite on Mobile!

For Grades: Boys Girls 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade

Who loves Fortnite? We do! Do you want to play Fortnite, practice tactics and learn new tricks? Bring your mobile device (iPad or iPhone) to have a fun-filled night of Fortnite with tons of friends! Don’t forget your best Fortnite dance moves!

We will have Chick-fil-A nuggets for dinner and end the night with ice cream sundaes!

Instructors: Mr. Rudzena

22
Jul
2019

Football Camp

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Football Camp

For Grades: Boys 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade

Come spend a week with your football loving buddies to prepare for the upcoming season. There will be flag football and crazy ball tournaments, a Punt/Pass/Kick competition, NFL Combine tests, and various agility/skill drills developed by the top football programs in the country.

*All grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Palmer Albertine (coach/physical education teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Pumped About PK - Session 2

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Pumped About PK - Session 2

PDS Boys PK

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Liz Scott (PK associate teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Jumping into JK - Session 2

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Jumping into JK - Session 2

PDS Boys JK

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Holly Yarbrough (JK teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Swinging into SK - Session 2

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Swinging into SK - Session 2

PDS Boys SK

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Tosha Thomas

22
Jul
2019

Flying into First Grade - Session 2

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Flying into First Grade - Session 2

PDS Boys 1st Grade

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Shelby Ramsey (1st grade teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Soaring into Second Grade

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Soaring into Second Grade

PDS Boys 2nd Grade

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Amy Fruitt (2nd grade learning coach) 

22
Jul
2019

Thinking about Third Grade

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Thinking about Third Grade

PDS Boys 3rd Grade

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jumpstart on your next year of school. Whether you are new to PDS or a PDS veteran, getting a jumpstart on the school year is never a bad thing.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

22
Jul
2019

Looking Forward to Fourth Grade

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Looking Forward to Fourth Grade

PDS Boys 4th Grade

Use the lazy days of summer to get a jump start on your next year of school. Join Mrs. Creasman for a refreshing review of math, grammar and writing skills and work on speed and accuracy with math facts.

*Grades are as of Fall 2019.

Director: Sherry Creasman (4th grade math teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Apply, Create, and Play in ELA - Session 1

Monday, July 22 , 2019 9:00 am - Friday, July 26 , 2019 12:00 pm
$165.00
Apply, Create, and Play in ELA - Session 1

For Grades: Boys 5th Grade 6th Grade

Calling all 5th and 6th graders! Join in a week of fun to enhance your reading comprehension, sharpen your creative writing abilities, and fine tune your knowledge of grammar as you apply these skills through a blend of escape rooms, participation in game design, and other critical thinking activities. Accept the challenge to “escape” from camp and head into the school year with preparedness!

Instructor: Kim Pruitt (5th grade ELA teacher)

22
Jul
2019

Creative Creations

Monday, July 22 , 2019 12:00 pm - Friday, July 26 , 2019 3:00 pm
$165.00
Creative Creations

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

Join us for a week of expressing our creative side with art! There will be little direction and lots of freedom! This will be a time for the campers to explore art in some non-traditional ways and messes are highly encouraged! The campers will have a chance to work individually and with their peers. By the end of the week, we will have a finalized group project that will relate to the campers’ interests!

Director: Ellen Kinney (YK teacher)

 

Summer Camps: The Fine Print

Admission

All grades are listed as for the 2019–2020 school year. PK campers must be 3 years of age by June 1st, 2019. All campers must be potty trained. 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.

Payment

Current PDS students will be billed on their PDS student account until May 16th. After this point, payment will be due at the time of registration for each camp. For campers not enrolled at PDS, select the pay by credit card option to enroll in camp.

If you need to cancel your reservation, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund.

If, one week prior to the first day of camp, registration 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.

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 attends 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 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.

Before and After Camp Care

Before Camp Care is available to registered campers from 7:30–9:00 AM for an additional charge of $30 per week. Campers must be registered for a full day camp or morning half day camp to attend.

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

Payment is due at time of registration. Drop-off and pick-up is located at the main school entrance.

There is no before or after camp care available for camps off of the PDS campus.

Register for Before/After Camp Care

Summer Programs Sibling Discounts

  • For two or more siblings enrolled in full day camps of the same week, each sibling will receive $40 off.
  • For two or more siblings enrolled in half day camps of the same week, each sibling will receive $20 off.
  • If one sibling is enrolled in a full day camp and one in a half day camp of the same week, you would receive one $40 discount and one $20 discount.

Discounts are applied at time of registration.

Camp PDS & Half Day Camp Crossover

JK–3rd grade campers attending half day camps the same week of Camp PDS may enroll half day for Camp PDS for an additional fee of $85 per week. Campers will be transitioned between camps.

Extended Day for PK Campers

For PK campers enrolled in morning half day camps, we are offering extended care until 3pm. Campers will eat their packed lunch and have a rest period followed by play on the playground or in the gym. Campers should bring a blanket or mat cover for rest period. The fee is $85 per week.

Register for Extended Day

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.

Behavior

It is expected that every camper attending PDS Summer Camp follow 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.

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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