Shady Side Academy Summer Programs:

After a long year of the kids being cooped up inside staring at screens, parents will be itching to find ways to safely get them out of the house this summer. Look no further than Shady Side Academy, which offers plenty of fun, affordable, in-person summer programs on its three expansive campuses in Fox Chapel!

Knowing that safety is at the top of every parent’s mind, SSA is taking everything it learned from a successful 20-21 in-person school year and bringing it to its summer programs.  A comprehensive set of COVID-19 health and safety protocols grounded in current public health guidance will be in place, including daily health screenings and temperature checks, masks, social distancing, limited enrollments, small camp squads, and plenty of outdoor activity and exercise.

Designed with working parents in mind, SSA’s full-day camps include free lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. A North Hills bus makes transportation a snap.

SSA offers three age-specific day camps for kids entering grades PK-9, with six weekly sessions from June 21-July 30, 2021:

  • NEW for 2021! North Hills Adventurers (grades PK-1) takes place on SSA Country Day School’s 17-acre wooded campus. Kids explore nature and play games in SSA’s unique treehouse classroom and its trails, gardens, playgrounds and fields.
  • Day Camp Discovery (grades 2-5) takes place on SSA Senior School’s 130-acre college-like campus. Kids enjoy a full day of activities such as swimming, tennis, outdoor adventure, theater and more.
  • Camp Ren (grades 6-9) is designed specifically for older kids and takes place on the 35-acre SSA Middle School campus. Campers enjoy greater autonomy and cool activities such as robotics, rocketry, filmmaking and ceramics.

In addition, SSA offers a variety of weeklong sports and focus camps for kids entering grades K-8. Camps include basketball, golf, tennis, ice hockey, general sports & games, mindfulness, performing arts and more.

SSA’s Summer School features small classes and individualized attention from the area’s finest teachers. Students in grades 2-8 can brush up on their math and language arts skills, and a Stay & Play option allows them to pair summer school with day camp for a full day of learning and fun. High school offerings include for-credit courses and college essay writing workshops.

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