Summer Camp Guide

2019 Camp Guide:

Someone once said, “My years are divided into two seasons—camp and not camp.”  With summer camp season right around the corner, now is the time to find the perfect camp for your child so that they can make discoveries, make friends, and make this summer the best of their lives. Northern Connection is happy to provide information on some of the best camps in our area.

Katie’s Clay Studio offers a safe, creative and fun atmosphere that encourages children’s artistic growth and personal development.  We pride ourselves on an in-depth knowledge of child development and artistic mediums–we combine these into a studio bursting at the seams with curriculum perfect for all ages, backgrounds, needs and skill levels. Visit our website for prices, dates and summer camp themes.  Katie’s Clay Studio offers half-day, fullday and oneday workshops and themed camps perfect for ages 5-16.  Our studio philosophy is that everyone benefits when we GET MUDDY!  Summer camp provides the ideal curriculum for fun and learning–all squished, rolled, squeezed and smashed into four days.  Visit and click on the summer camp brochure to register today. 

What do children need most over summer break? Research supports that children need a balance of learning and play. At Heart Prints Center Summer Camp 2019, children will engage in a range of indoor and outdoor activities including: Hiking and exploring natures flora and fauna. Quality resources and time to play with new and old friends. Enriching arts and sciences to inspire engineering thinking. Ample outdoor play time to burn off energy. And just enough math and literacy to prevent young minds from getting rusty over the summer. Elevating these experiences is our high-quality teachers who provide nurturing classrooms and foster creativity. The teachers of Heart Prints Center design week-long summer camps that provide hands-on learning experience that are sure to mesmerize children. Even adults will be surprised by the fun-facts that you will learn through your child’s experiences. At the end of each week, children bring home products that they created in addition to a photo album. All children ages 3-8 years old are invited to join us for summer fun! 

MySTEM Academy offers programs rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) including robotics and computer programming for grades 3 to 8. We also coach robotics teams and participate in regional and international events. Here are the summer camp programs we are offering in 2019: Game Design and Development for grades 4 and 5, Advanced Robotics with EV3 for grades 6, 7 and 8, Coding with Lego EV3 and Ozoblocky for grades 4 & 5, Makerspace: Drones, Ozobots, Littlebits and Lego WeDo for grades 2 & 3, Cool Projects with Lego EV3 for grades 4 & 5, Programming with Scratch for grades 3 & 4, Python Programming and Programming with Microbit for grades 6, 7 and 8, and VEX IQ Robotics for grades 5, 6 and 7. Camps will be offered at Vincentian Academy, 8100 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Sessions will run from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $330/student per week ($30 discount for multi campers or siblings). Created by an engineer and a former faculty member from Carnegie Mellon University, MySTEM Academy has trained over 2,500 children in the past eight years. Our robotics teams have qualified for the International Events in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Chase away the summer doldrums at the 2019 HTSD Summer Program!

Week 1 of the program is scheduled for June 17-21, and Week 2 is scheduled for June 24-28. All classes are held at Hampton Middle School during these two weeks. A third week, dedicated solely to Camp Invention, will be held July 15-19 at Wyland Elementary School.

New classes are available this year:

  • Create and Invent with littleBits™ – invent and code your own projects using littleBits™ electronic bricks.
  • Learn to code with “Cosmos” and “Cue” – Cue is a witty, entertaining robot with four hero avatars and enhanced AI and Cozmo is fun right out of the box.
  • Exploring Micro:bit – code your BBC micro:bit using Blocks, JavaScript and Python.

A complete listing of classes, plus registration information, is available at Program.