Make the Most of Your Child’s Summer at Shady Side Academy Summer Programs!

This article is provided by Shady Side Academy.

As adults, many of us look back fondly on our childhood summer camp days. We remember the joys of splashing in the pool, playing in the sun, tackling new challenges and laughing with new friends.

For kids, camp is so much more than a way to pass summer break – it’s a place where they can grow socially and emotionally, develop lifelong skills and gain a greater sense of independence and community. Most importantly, it’s a place where they’ll make memories that can last a lifetime.

This year, make the most of your child’s summer at Shady Side Academy Summer Programs. SSA Summer offers a variety of fun, safe, affordable summer programs on its three expansive campuses in Fox Chapel. From traditional day camps to sports, arts and STEAM camps to summer school classes, there’s truly something for every kid!

Designed with working parents in mind, all SSA Summer full-day camps include free lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. Bus transportation from the North Hills and East End makes daily transportation to and from camp a snap.

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North Hills Adventurers (grades PK-K) is a day camp designed just for little ones on the 17-acre SSA Country Day School campus. Campers explore nature and play games in SSA’s unique treehouse classroom and on wooded trails, playgrounds and fields. Six weekly sessions are offered with half- and full-day options.

Day Camp Discovery (grades 1-5) takes place on the spacious 130-acre SSA Senior School campus. Campers enjoy a mix of daily activities including swimming, tennis, media arts, outdoor adventure and theater, plus competition days and picnic dance parties. Six weekly sessions are offered.

Camp Ren (grades 6-9) is a day camp designed specifically for older kids and takes place on the 35-acre SSA Middle School campus. Campers enjoy greater autonomy and cool activities like robotics, cooking, filmmaking and ceramics. Six weekly sessions are offered.

Sports Camps (grades K-8) are led by SSA coaches and enable kids of all ability levels to learn a new sport or enhance their skills. Weeklong coed camps in tennis, basketball and ice hockey are held at the SSA Senior School athletic complex.

STEAM Camps (grades K-8) engage kids in creative, hands-on activities in science, technology and more. Weeklong camps include Minecraft and Roblox programming for middle school kids, and Mad Science camps in robotics, LEGOs, earth science, outer space and more for elementary school kids.

Focus Camps (grades K-5) allow kids to focus on a single interest or skill. Weeklong camps in drama, mindfulness, and sports & games are offered.

Summer School offers small classes and individual attention from the area’s finest teachers. Students in grades 2-8 can brush up on math and language arts, and a Stay & Play option allows them to pair summer school and day camp for a full day of learning and fun. High school offerings include for-credit courses in art, math and science.

To learn more or register, visit or call 412-447-2230.