Middle School Programs

Middle school students can reach new heights at SSA Summer programs. Camps, classes and clinics give adolesents the chance to hone individual interests and discover new talents.

Camp Ren (6-9)

Camp RenShady Side Academy Middle School Summer Camp Students Gathered in Circle is an innovative summer day camp designed specifically for students entering grades 6-9. The Camp Ren staff is devoted to maintaining a developmentally appropriate experience while engaging kids' bodies, minds and spirits through arts, sciences, sports and fun social activities. Campers can choose to focus on forensics, rocketry, robotics, food science, ceramics, filmmaking and multi-media studio art. Each camper can personalize his or her experience to create a perfect summer fit.

Campers entering ninth grade have the option to sign up for the Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Program to develop leadership and service learning skills.

2019 Dates & Rates

Location: SSA Middle School, Fox Chapel

Ages: Kids entering grades 6-9 in 2019-2020

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Full Summer:
June 17-July 26
Session I:
June 17-28
Session II:
July 1-12 (closed July 4)
Session III:
July 15-26

Weekly enrollments available, however, all projects are based on the full two week sessions above. Please contact summerprograms@shadysideacademy.org if you need accomdations to your schedule.

Full Summer (six weeks): $1,995
Each Two-Week Session: $745

After-Care: $10 day, available until 6 p.m.

Lunch and free before-care at 7:30 a.m. included, busing available.

Specialty Areas

  • Ceramics
  • Food Science
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Filmmaking/Film Editing
  • Forensics
  • Geocaching
  • Jewelry-making/Glasswork
  • Painting
  • Robotics
  • Rocketry
  • Theater



A Typical Day at Camp Ren

  • 7:30 a.m. – Before-Care
    Our early-riser campers gather in the gym.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Arrival
    The gym begins to fill with sounds of basketball and chatter during car and bus arrival.
  • 9 a.m. – Morning Meeting
    Our Camp Director welcomes campers and staff, takes attendance and explains the day's schedule.
  • 9:10-11:15 a.m. – Morning Activities
    Campers rotate through two activity periods each morning with their squads. From robotics to cooking, there's plenty to do each day!
  • 11:20 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Morning Choice
    Each day, campers break from their normal squads to take part in different activities, such as swimming, frisbee golf, 3-on-3 basketball, tie-dyeing, solar cooking, comic book-making and more!
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
    Our on-site caterer prepares a delicious and nutritious meal each day, offering vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives.
  • 1:30-2:35 p.m. – Afternoon Activities
    Squads enjoy an additional activity period each afternoon. It's a great time to play sports, work on a ceramic masterpiece or edit a film!
  • 2:40-3:45 p.m. – Afternoon Choice
    Three times a week, campers take part in a massive camp-wide activity such as human foosball, capture the flag or our annual film festival. During the other two days, all activity areas are open so campers can choose to finish old projects or start new ones.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Afternoon Meeting
    Campers and staff gather in the gym to hear the day's highlights and prepare for dismissal.
  • 4 p.m. – Dismissal
    Campers head outside to cars and buses after a fun and fulfilling day of camp.
  • 4-6 p.m. – After-Care
    For parents who need a little more time to pick up their kids, Camp Ren offers after-care for only $10 a day.

Check out a Camp Ren Sample Schedule!

Sports Camps (K-8)

Campers playing basketball

SSA Summer offers plenty of Sports Camps to pique the athletic interests of kids entering grades K-8. Camps are one week in length and directed by an SSA coach, ensuring the programs remain developmentally appropriate.

Each coed camp welcomes boys and girls of all ability levels. From beginners looking to try a sport for the first time, to intermediate players looking to enhance their skills, SSA sports camps provide kids with a fun and exciting opportunity to learn from great coaches and players.

As an added benefit, each of our sports camps includes a swim period, giving everyone a chance to cool off!

2019 Dates & Rates

Location: SSA Senior School, Fox Chapel

Ages: Children entering grades K-9, varies by sport (see below)

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SOLD OUT Boys and Girls Basketball: June 10-14 (grades 2-6)
SOLD OUT Boys and Girls Golf Camp: July 29 - Aug. 2 (grades 4-8)
Boys and Girls Ice Hockey: Aug. 5-9 (grades K-8)

 

Ice Hockey: $400 - must provide own equipment
Golf: $550 - must provide own clubs
All Other Sports Camps: $385

After Care: $10 per day, available until 6 p.m.*

Lunch, free before-care at 7:30 a.m.*, and daily swim period included. Busing available.

*No before- or after-care June 10-14 for tennis and basketball camps.

2019 Sports Camps

SOLD OUT - Boys and Girls Basketball Camp

June 10-14, grades 2-6

SSA varsity basketball coach David Vadnais welcomes all future hoops stars for a week of fun and training. From shooting and ball-handling to defense and strategy, Coach Vadnais and his staff will work with kids on fundamental skills.

SOLD OUT - Boys and Girls Golf Day Camp

July 29 - Aug. 2, grades 4-8

SSA varsity coach Mark Hessler will take beginning and immediate golfers and prepare them for the next level. Golfers will spend mornings at the Pine Creek driving range honing their short game, putting and driving skills, while competing in fun skills games for prizes! After lunch, golfers will head to the Fox course at Pittsburgh North to play nine holes. Coach-to-golfer ratio is 4:1. Current varsity coaches, college golfers and a few pros will coach this camp. Must have own clubs.

Boys and Girls Ice Hockey Camp

Aug. 5-9, grades K-8

SSA boys prep hockey coach Jonathan Johnson and his staff lead two simultaneous ice hockey camps in our McKnight Hockey Center. The beginners' camp focuses on the fundamental skills necessary to play hockey. The advanced camp focuses on conditioning, strength and refinement of skills for the more experienced player. Players must provide their own equipment: helmet with full face mask, should pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, hockey jock, shin pads, skates and a stick.

Focus Camps (6-9)

Campers sewing in Focus CampJoin us for Shady Side Academy’s week-long Focus Camps! Each fun and exciting camp is focused on specific skills to further develop your adolescent's mind, body and spirit.

Creative activities and fun games supplement the learning process, all while kids enjoy life on SSA’s beautiful Senior School Campus. Also, in conjunction with The Handwork Studio, we are proud to offer a hands-on, project-based camp. With some of the finest professionals in the Pittsburgh area complementing our day camp staff, our Focus Camps are the perfect start or end to the summer!

2019 Dates & Rates

Location: SSA Senior School, Fox Chapel

Ages: Kids entering grades 6-9 in 2019-2020

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Week I: June 10-14*
  • Chess Camp (grades 1-6)
  • Drobots Drone STEM Programs (grades 6-8)
Week II: July 29- Aug. 2
  • The Handwork Studio Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp (grades 6-9)
  • Drobots Drone STEM Programs (grades 6-8)
Week III: August 5-9
  • The Handwork Studio Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp (grades 6-9)
  • Chess Camp (grades 1-6)
  • Drobots Drone STEM Programs (grades 6-8)

The Handwork Studio Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp: $525
Drobots Drone STEM Programs: $425
All Other Focus Camps: $385

After Care: $10 per day, available until 6 p.m.*

Cost includes lunch and free before care at 7:30 a.m.* Busing available.

*No before- or after-care June 10-14

2019 Focus Camps

Drobots STEM Camps

Weekly Programs June 10-August 9, grades 6-8

Click on the New! Drobots STEM Camps (6-8) tab at the top of the page for more information and a list of camp offerings.

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

At Drobots we create flexible experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of our indoor activities and the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Participants utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions – all in a team-oriented environment. Under the umbrella of a friendly competitive and gamified teaching and learning methodology, participants collaborate in a team setting to deconstruct challenges and then solve them.

Chess Camp

Week I or Week III (June 10-14 or August 5-9), grades 1-6

Whether brand new to chess, or already a checkmate champion, your child can learn more about the royal game at the Chess Camp. Led by USCF National Master Ben Johnson, the camp will feature daily interactive chess lessons, but also fun activities like team chess, chess puzzles and chess trivia. Chess teaches higher order thinking skills and sportsmanship, so chess camp is a great way to help your child stay sharp over the summer. Chess sets are provided for use at the camp.

The Handwork Studio Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Week II or III (July 29 - Aug. 2 or Aug. 5-9, grades 6-9

Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of machine sewing! Designed with older campers in mind, this program is all about choice and creative expression. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of Simplicity Creative Group patterns, our exclusive pattern partner. In addition to a catalog of over 20 patterns, campers get to choose from dozens and dozens of bolts of tempting fabrics to bring individual style and flare to every creation. There are more than enough options to keep you coming back week after week and year after year!


A Typical Day at Focus Camp

Campers gather around to work on a project together

  • 7:30 a.m. – Before-Care
    Our early-riser campers gather in the camp office.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Arrival
    Campers begin to arrive at the gym from parent drop-off and our bus transportation.
  • 9 a.m. – Morning Meeting
    Each camp's lead counselor welcomes campers, takes attendance and explains the day's schedule.
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Morning Activities
    Our campers head to their Focus Camp locations and begin their week-long projects. From films to hypothesis testing, busy mornings await!
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch and Recess
    Our on-site caterer prepares a delicious and nutritious meal each day, offering vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives. A period of free play follows on the quad.
  • 1:20-3:45 p.m. – Afternoon Activities
    Campers continue to hone their skills and work on final projects, while also getting a chance to swim in our indoor pool.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Afternoon Meeting
    All campers and staff gather in the gym to prepare for dismissal.
  • 4 p.m. – Dismissal
    Our campers and staff head outside to cars and buses after a fun and fulfilling day.
  • 4-6 p.m. – After-Care
    For parents who need a little more time to pick up their kids, our Focus Camps offer after-care for $10 a day. Campers relax in our air-conditioned lounge area, while watching kid-friendly movies, playing board games and working on art projects.

NEW! Drobots STEM Camps (6-8)

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

At Drobots we create flexible experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of our indoor activities and the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Participants utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions – all in a team-oriented environment. Under the umbrella of a friendly competitive and gamified teaching and learning methodology, participants collaborate in a team setting to deconstruct challenges and then solve them. Browse our Middle School offerings below!


Location: SSA Senior School, Fox Chapel

Ages: Kids entering grades 6-8 in 2019-2020

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

When: Weekly sessions June 10-August 9

Cost: $425, specific programs require prior purchase of software

After Care: $10 per day, available until 6 p.m.*

Cost includes lunch, free before care at 7:30 a.m.* Busing available.

*No before- or after-care June 10-14

2019 Drobots STEM Camps Grades 6-8

June 10-14, Java Coding: Build Mods With Minecraft

Join us for a week of fun and learning as campers learn Java, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more. Minecraft modding is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Create super swords, obstacle courses and more without any limits! Using the full power of Java campers can take their Minecraft mods to the next level and learn the most popular programming language in the world at the same time! With Java, campers learn how to give items special powers, create new game modes, and modify the layout of the world. Campers will have the freedom to create whatever sparks their imagination! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

NOTICE: All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.

June 17-21 & July 29-Aug. 2, Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge

Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program.

June 17-21, Roblox and 3D Game Development

Roblox offers students the opportunity to actively engage in the creative process and learn fundamental coding, design, and entrepreneurial skills that will give them the confidence to excel in this week of camp and beyond. Campers will learn how to use the Roblox engine to create games using the Lua programming language. Our creation tools and educational content will be used to expose campers to unique skills as they collaborate in teams to design blueprints and test their games. In the end, all campers finish the week with a published title that can be shared with families and friends. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

June 24-28, Digital Assistants: Hey Siri, Let's Build an AI

The ultimate Artificial Intelligence (AI) camp. Can you tell the difference between a human and a robot? Learn about the design and programming behind modern digital assistant software like Alexa, Siri, and Cortana in this innovative camp. Students build their own artificial intelligence personality that can answer questions, complete requests, and chat about topics of their choosing using real HTML and JavaScript code. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.Campers will be thrilled to bring home their digital portfolio at the end of the week and continue to work on their AI creation or to share with friends or family.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

July 8-12, Drone Escape and Rescue

Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now campers to can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed, creative, and educational program. Participants will learn to fly drones and rely on their rescue team to collect vital data in specific “rescue areas” to locate “victims” and safely rescue them. We use age-appropriate and cutting-edge technology methods available for creating plans, missions, and maps. Participants will also learn invaluable lessons on how to simply, quickly and accurately make informed and targeted suggestions for real-world positive applications.

July 15-19, Roblox Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design

Join us for a week of Roblox, one of the fastest-growing game programming platforms on the planet. In this course, campers use the Roblox Lua code to create 3D worlds. Roblox is an entertainment platform that allows camper to imagine, create, and play together across millions of user-created virtual worlds. Join the more than 60 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. The types of gameplay on Roblox are just as limitless as the imagination of the campers themselves. Join us for a week of pure fun and learning: build the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply design a dream home. Campers will learn what makes a Roblox game a top hit and learn how to implement some of the same engagement and monetization strategies in their own work. In the end, all campers finish the week able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

July 22-26, Digital Mythical Creature Creations

Join us for a week of animation and digital creations. Whether you engineer a friendly digital unicorn or a super scary three-headed monkey dragon, campers will have a blast transforming their imagination into reality. Using real HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code, campers customize their animated creature to give it a unique personality, appearance, and behaviors. Students explore programming fundamentals in a creative camp to bring their designs to life and share them with family and friends long after camp ends.

July 29-Aug. 2, Mobile App Development

Create an interactive mobile game that uses a smartphone's gyroscope to control characters through mazes and obstacles to find the goal! This camp focuses on the unique advantages of the mobile platform for development, teaches participants modern approaches in game design, and uses haptic and SFX feedback to enhance the game's feel. Students walk away with a robust mobile app that can be exported to a native app and downloaded by others. Camper-created apps will be accessible post camp and can be played on any computer or mobile device. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

August 5-9, Minecraft Survival Worlds

Calling all beginners, intermediate or advanced Minecrafters. Campers learn how to build and engineer projects including: building to scale, mining materials, strategic planning and mapping, developing access points, preparing for the elements, and fireproofing structures. Campers will have the ability to learn about customizing maps and biomes in Minecraft™. Improve skills in survival mode and learn how to craft items that will help you survive, sustain, and prosper! Survival worlds vary based upon your level of experience. Prepare for an exciting week as campers accomplish exciting results building their one-of-a-kind Minecraft features! Camper-created projects will be accessible post camp. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

NOTICE: All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.

Summer School (6-8)

Students work in groups to finish a project

Shady Side Academy offers a variety of Summer School courses to meet the needs and interests of students entering grades 6-8. Literature & Composition and Math classes enrich the academic experience of students through hands-on engagement with subject material and close, working relationships with classroom teachers. Class sizes range from 5-14 students and are assigned by grade level and ability. Classes will follow a two-week session model with projects and activities culminating in that time frame. The entire summer equates to three two-week sessions. Each 50-60 minute class period is typically followed by daily homework assignments, including weekends, to deepen understanding and prepare for the next day of learning. We recognize that summer is a time for play, and our aim is to provide students the opportunity to bolster their academic skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Check out our Stay & Play option, which pairs Mathematics/Literature and Composition, with Camp Ren for a full day of learning and fun! See below for details.

Many of our Enrichment Courses are open to students entering grades 7-12. Students can explore filmmaking, robotics and game theory in mixed-grade groups.

2019 Dates & Rates

Location: SSA Senior School, Fox Chapel

Ages: Children entering grades 6-8 in 2019-2020

 

SSA Stay and Play (School + Camp): June 17 - July 26, 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Times for Courses: 8:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m., specific times listed in course descriptions below

 

One Course + Stay and Play: $2,520
Two Courses + Stay and Play: $3,020
Individual Courses Only: $1,000 each

 

 

 

Lunch is included for Stay & Play students only.

 

*Times subject to change for courses

 

 

Bi-weekly enrollments available at a minimum. Please contact summerprograms@shadysideacademy.org if you need accommodations to your schedule and for more information.

 

 

 

 

Stay & Play

Your child will enjoy the best of both worlds when you register for Stay & Play! Students enroll in six weeks of Summer School, and when they're not in class they enjoy the rest of day in Camp Ren! Lunch and free before-care is included. Busing and after-care are available for an extra fee.

 

Note: Summer School classes except ESL are held on our Middle School campus.

Progress Reports

Progress reports are issued at the end of the fully completed six-week summer session to provide parents with individualized and detailed feedback on their child's experience. In addition, teachers provide parents with a checklist after four weeks to keep them informed about their child's coursework with individualized comments as needed. Classroom teachers keep the Summer School Director up to date on student progress with teaching goals, instructions, and expectations individualized.

Middle School Literature & Composition

June 17 - July 26, SSA Middle School
Lit/Comp 6: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Lit/Comp 7: 9:50-10:50 a.m.
Lit/Comp 9: 1055:11:55 a.m.

Avid readers know that the page can take you on amazing journeys! Fill your summer with book talk and workshop experiences that will challenge you to develop your reading identity, practice and exercise the skills that more challenging texts require and respond through analytical, expressive, and reflective writing.

Students will leverage new technologies as they read, annotate, discuss, and write about the books that will spark their imagination. Through hands-on engagement with texts and a close working relationship with the teacher, students will reinforce critical skills and prepare themselves for the challenges of the coming school year.

Middle School Mathematics

June 17 - July 26, SSA Middle School
Math 6: 9:50-10:50 a.m.
Math 7: 10:55-11:55 a.m.
Math 8: 8:45-9:45 a.m.

We offer three levels of Middle School mathematics in Summer School. All classes engage students in a hands-on exploration of math concepts and bolster existing math and problem-solving skills to prepare students for the challenges of the school year ahead.

Our sixth grade course includes an exploration of operations with whole numbers, variables, decimals, geometry, number theory, fractions, and solving equations.

Our seventh grade course includes an introduction to Algebra; decimals; positive, negative and rational numbers; equations; geometry; ratios, proportions and percentages; and the coordinate plane.

Our eighth grade course offers a preview to Algebra, including expressions, equations, negative numbers, distributing, axioms, operations with polynomials and radials, quadratic equations, two-variable expressions and equations, and a focus on solving more complex equations.

In all three courses, students learn by doing. We recommend enrolling your child in the course most closely aligned with the math course he or she will take in the 2019-2020 school year. For most students this is their grade level for the 2019-2020 year. Questions regarding placement? Contact Dr. David Barndollar.

Study Skills Workshop

July 8-12, 1:00-2:15 p.m., SSA Middle School

This one-week workshop will provide students with the tools they need to improve self-regulated learning, study and organizational skills. We will explore individual learning characteristics, mindfulness techniques, time management, note-taking and learning strategies such as PROTO and SQ3R, test preparation and self-advocacy skills.

This one-week workshop is NOT a part of the Stay and Play program.

Meet the Summer School Director

David BarndollarDr. David Barndollar is Shady Side Academy's Summer School Director. He is an experienced educator and school leader deeply committed to the development of students. He serves as the chair of the Senior School's English department and has served in a number of capacities over his career as an educator.

Please contact Dr. Barndollar with any questions.

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