Taking Camp to the Next Level
Camp Ren is a traditional summer day camp devoted to maintaining a developmentally appropriate experience for Middle School students by engaging their body, mind and spirit through arts, sciences, sports and fun social interactions. Far from offering another series of boring summer classes or endless hours playing tetherball, Camp Ren combines a traditional day camp experience with the opportunity to learn new and exciting skills and environments.
|Special areas include:
- Food Science
- Geocaching and
Campers will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art facilities on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus. Art and music students will benefit from the excellent acoustics and artistic workspace of the Hillman Center for Performing Arts and Benedum Visual Arts Center. Rowe Hall and the entire Senior School campus will serve as the backdrop for science and technology students. Although the buildings are air conditioned, there will be no need when campers are out on the fields blasting rockets into the sky! New this year will be learning about and working on the SSA Farm!
The eight-hour days allow for the perfect combination of social, athletic and learning environments. All campers will join together for lunch, to participate in planned programs during the mid-afternoon, as well as to partake in the big celebration and barbeque during the final weeks of camp. In addition, all campers will pursue culminating projects that will unite their learned skills.
Who: Students entering grades 6-9
When: Full Summer: June 17-July 26, 2013
Session 1: June 17–28, 2013
Session 2: July 1–12, 2013
Session 3: July 15–26, 2013
8:45 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Shady Side Academy Senior School
*Individual Session (2 Weeks): $695
*Full Summer (Six Weeks): $1,895
After May 1, 2013, there is a $50 cancelation fee. All camps closed July 4.
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Meet the Camp Ren Staff!
Want to find out who is responsible for planning your child's remarkable summer at Camp Ren? Visit our meet the staff page to read up on the excellent staff we have put together for your child(ren).
Got Questions? We Have Answers!
Do you have simple questions or concerns, and are looking for a quick answer? Don't hesitate to visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page to see if we can answer your question or send us an email!
Interested in what others are saying about our programs? View our testimonials page to gain insight into what other parents think!
*There is a 40% discount for counselor-in-training campers entering grade 9.
There are a limited number of full and partial camper scholarships available.
Please contact the Summer Programs Office for more information!
Families with three or more children enrolled in Pre-K Day Camp Discovery, Day Camp Discovery or Camp Ren will receive a 10% discount against the total camp tuition cost, excluding transportation.
Nathan Verbanets, Assistant Director of Programs
Camp Ren @ Shady Side Academy