Summer is a great time to be a kid! Citiparks partners with a number of organizations to present a wide variety of day camp opportunities. Due to the popularity of these programs, advance registration is necessary.
Frick Environmental Center Summer Day Camps
There are numerous summer day camp options at Frick Environmental Center. More Info
Citiparks partners with Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. (FACE) to offer a Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camp. The two-day session covers the fundamentals of basketball with fun, skills and drills under the direction of Corey Gadson, Head Boys Basketball Coach of McKeesport Area High School.
Date & Time Info: July 18 & 19
10 a.m. - Noon (registration 8:30 a.m.) boys/girls 7-9 years old
1 - 3 p.m. (registration 12:30 p.m.) boys/girls 10-12 years old Location: Ammon Community Center - 2217 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
$40 in advance or $45 day of camp
Scholarships available Registration: 412-281-2573
Camp Challenge Pittsburgh
The Josh Gibson Foundation and Ozanam collaborate with Ammon Community Center to present a camp designed to challenge youth to explore the world through education, sports, arts, health and recreation. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.
Date & Time Info: June 17 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Ammon Community Center - 2217 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
Free for children 6-13 years old Registration: 412-589-1906 and www.JoshGibson.org
ACH Clear Pathways collaborates with Ammon Community Center to nurture children’s creativity and appreciation of the arts. Activities include a hands-on mosaic project, urban choir and “FunFRIDAY” field trips, community services projects and other outings. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.
Date & Time Info: June 17 - Aug. 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Ammon Community Center - 2217 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
$100 for children 6-12 years old Registration: 412-620-8862 and www.ACHClearPathways.org
Camp Ma' at
Citiparks collaborates with Voices Against Violence to present a camp based on ma’at, the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality and justice. Campers enjoy field trips, swimming, gardening, academic enrichment, guest speakers and much more. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.
Date & Time Info: June 17 - August 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: McKinley Park Center, Delmont Avenue & Amesbury Street. Beltzhoover
Free for children 5-17 years old
This camp, which enhances responsible citizenship, fosters a positive relationship between the Police Bureau and the City’s youth. Weeklong sessions provide positive interaction with police officers while educating young people regarding the challenges and responsibilities of police work.
Presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pittsburgh Police Foundation. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Pittsburgh Transportation Group.
Date & Time Info: One-week sessions, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
July 15-19, Schenley Park
July 22-26, Schenley Park
August 5-9, Riverview Park
Free for children 10-14 years old
Transportation provided from designated spots throughout City Registration: 412-323-7821 or PBP_Youthprograms@pittsburghpa.gov
Lawrenceville United Summer Celebration Camp
Campers enjoy activities with Three Rivers Rowing, the Carnegie Library, Hip Hop on L.O.C.K., field trips, swim lessons (additional fee) and many other enrichment programs throughout the summer. Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided.
Date & Time Info: June 24 - August 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, 220 40th Street Cost: $25/week for Lawrenceville children 4–14 years old;
$30/week for children from surrounding neighborhoods Registration: 412-802-7220 and www.LUnited.org
New Image Summer Camp
Addison Behavioral Care collaborates with West Penn Community Center to offer an exciting, fun-filled summer camp. The camp focuses on health and fitness, prevention education, recreation, social and cultural activities—in addition to field trips!
Date & Time Info: July 1 - August 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: West Penn Community Center, 450 30th Street, Polish Hill Cost: Fee varies for children 8-13 years old Registration: 412-731-2353 and www.ABCPgh.org
PA DCNR Adventure Camp
Adventure Camp—sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources—engages young people in meaningful outdoor experiences in park settings. Activities include kayaking, biking, rock climbing and paddleboarding.
Date & Time Info: July 15-19, Monday - Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - Friday 4 p.m. (includes overnight backpacking adventure at Raccoon Creek State Park)
free for children 13-15 years old (Citiparks community center youth only) Location: Various sites include Riverview and Schenley parks and Magee Community Center Registration: 412-885-7445