Summer is a unique time for students to grow. A good summer camp or class can give kids the opportunity to discover new passions, develop existing talents, forge new friendships and tackle personal challenges.
Shady Side Academy offers a wide variety of fun, flexible, affordable summer programs for kids entering grades PK-12 on its campuses in Fox Chapel and Point Breeze. From day camps to sports, arts and STEM camps, to summer school classes, there’s something for every kid! High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff, make SSA Summer unlike any other program in the region.
Designed with working parents in mind, all full-day camps include free lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. Bus transportation is offered from the North Hills and East End communities to camps in Fox Chapel, making transportation to and from camp a snap.
At East End Explorers, held on the seven-acre SSA Junior School campus in Point Breeze, kids entering grades PK-2 enjoy traditional day camp experiences such as water play and outside games plus fun, safe adventures in the city. Six themed weekly sessions are offered from June 17-July 26,
with half- and full-day options.
At Day Camp Discovery, held on the 130-acre SSA Senior School campus in Fox Chapel, kids entering grades K-5 enjoy a full day of activities including swimming, tennis, media arts, theater and more. Competition days and Friday picnic dance parties add to the fun. Six weekly sessions are
offered from June 17-July 26.
At Camp Ren, held on the 35-acre SSA Middle School campus in Fox Chapel, kids entering grades 6-9 enjoy greater autonomy and choose from cool activities such as robotics, rocketry, cooking, and ceramics. Ninth graders have the option to help out at the elementary day camp through a leaders-in-training program. Three two-week sessions are offered from June 17-July 26. Sports Camps led by SSA coaches give kids the chance to learn the fundamentals of a sport while having fun. Weeklong camps in basketball, golf, ice hockey, and tennis are offered in Fox Chapel.
Focus Camps allow kids to focus on a single interest or skill. Weeklong camps in drama, chess, mindfulness, sports & games, needle art and sewing are offered in Fox Chapel. Drobots STEM Camps enable kids to utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination, and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions in a team-oriented environment. Thirty weeklong camps are offered in Fox Chapel on drones, coding, Minecraft, video games, mobile apps and more.
Summer School features small class sizes and individualized attention from the area’s finest teachers. Elementary and middle school students can pair summer school classes with day camp for a full day of learning and fun. High school offerings include for-credit courses in art, computer
science, math, and science, plus enrichment courses in writing and college test prep. All summer school classes are offered in Fox Chapel.
For information or to register, visit www.shadysideacademy.org/summer or call 412-447-2230.