Shady Side Academy Summer Programs Have it All!

SSA Summer Camp 2_webShady Side Academy Summer Programs are incredibly flexible, providing fun and enrichment for kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone, including day camps, focus camps, sports camps, specialty camps and summer school, all on ShadSSA Summer Camp 1_weby Side’s beautiful 130-acre campus in Fox Chapel. High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff, make SSA summer programs unlike any other! A North Hills bus makes transportation a snap for parents.

 At Day Camp Discovery, kids entering grades K-5 enjoy the camaraderie of being in a squad of 14-16 campers and two outstanding counselors. These squads move from activity to activity throughout the day, so all kids enjoy swimming, tennis, media arts, outdoor adventure, acting, arts and crafts and more. Trips to Squaw Run Creek, cookouts, field trips and special events make each week unique and exciting. Kids entering grades 6-9 enjoy more autonomy and even cooler activities at Camp Ren, a day camp just for middle schoolers. Here, campers can build robots and rockets, create ceramics, glasswork and jewelry, edit a film, deejay, play sports and more. Day Camp Discovery and Camp Ren both run in two-week sessions from June 17 to July 26. A day camp for kids ages 3-5 is also offered on Shady Side’s Junior School campus in Point Breeze; weekly sessions run from June 17 to July 5, with half- and full-day options.

Seven different weeklong focus camps allow kids entering grades K-9 to concentrate on a single area of interest, from film to science to sports to sewing. Five camps are offered the week of July 29 to Aug. 2, while two camps are offered in weekly sessions from July 1 to Aug. 9.

 Numerous sports camps are offered throughout the summer, giving kids the chance to learn the fundamentals of a sport while having fun. Camps include soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, baseball and tennis. Several specialty camps allow kids to be a rock star, design their own video games, or hone their chess skills.

 Shady Side’s Summer School features small class sizes and individualized attention from the area’s finest teachers. Elementary and middle school students can pair math or language arts classes with day camp for a well-rounded day of schoolwork and fun. High school students can take for-credit courses in math, science, computer science, art and health, as well as a college essay-writing workshop.

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