Shady Side Academy Summer Programs: Something for Every Kid!

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 fun, flexible, affordable summer programs for kids entering grades K-12. SSA’s Middle and Senior School campuses in Fox Chapel host a variety of day camps, sports and specialty camps and summer school classes. High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff, make SSA summer programs unlike any other in the region!

Designed with working parents in mind, all full-day camps include free lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. A convenient North Hills bus makes transportation to and from camp a snap.

At Day Camp Discovery, held on the 130-acre Senior School campus, 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 Middle School campus, 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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