Summer is a unique time for students to grow. After the school year ends, a good summer camp or class can give your child the opportunity to discover new passions, hone existing talents, forge new friendships and tackle personal challenges.
Shady Side Academy has offered generations of Pittsburgh families fun, flexible, safe and affordable summer programs. Our 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 elementary, middle and high school students. High-energy programming, combined with a knowledgeable and experienced staff make SSA Summer programs unlike any other in the region!
The SSA Summer Difference
We embrace every child's unique story. Our goal is to understand, support and realize the potential in every child. Counselors and teachers maintain open lines of communication with parents to ensure we know your child's hopes and dreams. Our warm community provides a safe, supportive environment for kids to take risks.
We offer a safe, fun experience. We're taking everything we've learned over a successful 2020-2021 in-person school year and bringing it to our summer programs, including a comprehensive set of COVID-19 health and safety protocols grounded in national and local public health guidance. All campers and staff will complete daily health screenings and no-touch temperature checks and wear masks. Camp enrollments will be limited, with social distancing guidelines in place and plenty of outdoor activities. Summer camp may look a bit different this year, but the level of fun will be the same as past years!
We offer over 25 different camps and classes. From day camps to sports camps to summer school, you can build a summer schedule customized to your child's individual interests and your family's needs.
We have outstanding facilities and outdoor spaces. Most programs take place on our spacious 130-acre Senior School campus in Fox Chapel, which offers amazing athletic and arts facilities. We also offer camps on our 35-acre Middle School campus and 17-acre Country Day School campus in Fox Chapel, as well as our seven-acre Junior School campus in Point Breeze.
We understand the needs of working families. Our full-day camps include free lunch and free before-care, plus optional paid after-care. We also offer limited busing from the North Hills and East End to our Fox Chapel campuses, making transportation a snap.