Summer camps for every kind of kid at Shady Side Academy!

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 25 fun, 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 STEAM camps to summer school classes, there’s something for every kind of kid! High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff, make SSA summer programs unlike any other in Pittsburgh.

Designed with working parents in mind, full-day camps include lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. Bus transportation is offered from the North Hills and East End to camps in Fox Chapel, making transportation a snap.

East End Explorers is for kids entering grades PK-2 on the 7-acre Junior School campus in Point Breeze. Kids 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 15-July 24, with half- and full-day options.

Day Camp Discovery is a day camp for kids entering grades K-5 on the 130-acre Senior School campus. Kids enjoy a full day of activities including swimming, tennis, media arts, theater and more. Competition days and picnic dance parties add to the fun. Six weekly sessions are offered from June 15-July 24.

Camp Ren is a day camp for kids entering grades 6-9 on the 35-acre Middle School campus. Campers enjoy greater autonomy and cool activities such as robotics, rocketry, filmmaking and ceramics. An optional leaders-in-training program is available for rising ninth graders. Three two-week sessions are offered from June 15-July 24, with weekly enrollments available.

STEAM Camps engage kids in creative, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ten weeklong camps are offered, including two SSA Fab Lab camps (grades 6-8) in the stunning new Glimcher Tech & Design Hub and eight Snapology and Drobots camps (grades K-5).

Sports Camps 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 basketball (2-6), golf (4-8), ice hockey (K-8) and tennis (K-5) are offered.

Focus Camps allow kids to focus on a single interest or skill. Weeklong camps in drama (K-5), chess (1-6), mindfulness (K-5), sports & games (K-5), needle art (K-5) and sewing (6-9) are offered.

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 college essay writing and SAT/ACT test prep.

Register by 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, and receive a 5% early-bird discount!

For more information or to register, visit or call 412-447-2230.