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SSA Summer Day Camp Registration Is Open!

SSA Summer logoRegistration is now open for SSA Summer's in-person day camps for kids entering grades PK-9* at www.shadysideacademy.org/summer.

Held on Shady Side Academy's four spacious campuses in Point Breeze and Fox Chapel, day camps are offered in six weekly sessions from June 21 to July 30, 2021. Designed with working parents in mind, full-day camps include free lunch and before-care, plus optional paid after-care. Bus transportation is offered to and from Fox Chapel camps from the North Hills and East End. Registration for summer school classes for grades 2-8* is also open.

Drawing on everything SSA has learned from a successful in-person school year, all SSA Summer programs will have extensive COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, including limited enrollments. Camps are expected to sell out quickly, so register early to reserve your child's spot now for only $40.

*Information and registration for SSA Summer Sports, Focus and STEAM camps, and high school Summer School will be available in early March.

Day Camps
Photo of outdoor water play at camp

North Hills Adventurers (Grades PK-1) – NEW!
This outdoor-focused camp takes place on the 17-acre wooded campus of SSA Country Day School in Fox Chapel. Kids will explore nature in our unique treehouse classroom, trails and gardens, and play games in our gymnasium, playground and field. Six weekly sessions from June 21-July 30 with full- and half-day options.

East End Explorers (Grades PK-2)
Held on the seven-acre SSA Junior School campus in Point Breeze, East End Explorers offers fun, age-appropriate activities with weekly themes. In addition to water games and outdoor play, campers will excavate fossils, solve mysteries, make movies and more! Six weekly sessions from June 21-July 30 with full- and half-day options.

Day Camp Discovery (Grades 2-5)
Held on the 130-acre SSA Senior School campus in Fox Chapel, Day camp Discovery offers kids full day of activities, from swimming to arts and crafts to outdoor adventure and media arts. Special activities include competition days, Friday picnic dance parties and more. Six weekly sessions from June 21-July 30.

Samp Ren survival skills

Camp Ren (Grades 6-9)
Held on the 35-acre Middle School campus in Fox Chapel, this camp engages older kids' bodies, minds and spirits through arts, science, sports and social activities. Campers can choose from forensics, rocketry, robotics, performing arts, filmmaking, multimedia studio art and more. Six weekly sessions from June 21-July 30.

Summer School (Grades 2-8)

Elementary and middle school language arts and math classes are offered, featuring small class sizes and individualized attention. A "Stay & Play" option allows kids to pair summer school with day camp for a full day of learning and fun. (High school course information and registration will be available in early March.)

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SSA Summer has offered generations of Pittsburgh families fun, flexible and affordable summer programs. Each summer, Shady Side Academy's campuses in Fox Chapel and Point Breeze play host to a wealth of day camps, focus camps, sports camps, STEAM camps and summer school classes for kids from any school entering grades PK-12. High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff make SSA Summer programs unlike any other in the region! Learn more and register at www.shadysideacademy.org/summer

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