Looking for a Summer Camp for your Child?

Are you thinking about a summer camp for your child? No matter what your child’s interest or need, there’s likely a summer camp that addresses it.  You don’t need to send your child away for the entire summer to have a camp experience.  There are many opportunities for single weeks or day camps.  Don’t overlook the offerings from your  local YMCA/YWCA and Universities or Colleges.  The following list was compiled from advertisements in the April 2012 Pittsburgh Parent magazine.  All camps are located throughout the greater Pittsburgh, PA area and offerings are for Summer 2012.  Please feel free to comment with other camp opportunities.

1. Animal Friends based camp: Camp has Gone to the Dogs..and cats and rabbits! for grades K-11. For quality interactions with animals.  www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org

2. Art Camps for ages 4-17. www.PittsburghArts.org

3. Autism Camps for ages 3-15.  www.thewatsoninstitute.org

4. Aviary Summer Camps at the National Avery. www.Aviary.org

5. Ballet for ages 1 and up. Pittsbugh Ballet Theatre School. www.pbt.org

6. Camp Deer Creek Children’s Day Camp for ages 4-15. www.campdeercreekonline.com

7. Carnegie Art & Natural History Summer Camps for ages 6-13. www.carnegiemnh.org/camps

8. Carriage House Children’s Center Summer Day Camp. www.carriagehouse.org

9. Cello Fury Camp at The Pittsburgh Music Academy. www.pghma.com

10. Chess Camp for ages 5-15. www.chesscamp.com

11. Cooking Camp: Kids “R” Cooks at Gaynor’s School of Cooking. http://www.gaynorsschoolof cooking.com

12. Dance and Crafts Camp for ages 2-7 or 8+ www.allaboutdancestudio.com

13. Dance-themed day camps. www.starlightdanceacademy.net

14. Grief Camp (for helping children cope with loss) for ages 6-17.

15. Gymnastics. www.gymkhanafun.com

16. KinderCare Camps Kids Love. www.KinderCare.com/Summer

17. Little Linguists Language Center for ages 6-10. Total immersion in language, culture, geography & environment of your choice of Spanish, French, Chinese or German. www.LittleLinguistsPittsburgh.com

18. Music: Academy of Musical Theater Pittsburgh CLO. Grades 1-12. www.pittsburghCLO.org

19. Music and Arts: Chatham Music & Arts Day Camp for grades K-9.

20. Music Discovery Camp at the Center for Young Musicians for ages 3-7. www.youngmusicians.org

21. New Story Camps (For children with behavioral challenges held within a therapeutic environment.)www.newstory.com

22. RiverQuest Summer Camp: Angler’s Adventure for ages 7-12. www.RiverQuest.org

23. Sewickley Academy- variety of programs offered. www.sewickley.org/summer

24. Snapology (Creative play for those who love Legos.)  www.snapology.com

25. Sonshine Camp Beulah Christian Preschool and Child Care. 412-242-4424

26. Splash Camp at Adat Shalom Preschool for ages 2-5. www.adatshalompreschool.org

27. Sports Camp-Camp Spirit of the Game for ages 7-14. www.campsog.com

28. Summer Enrichment Camp at The Glen Montessori School for ages 2.7-12. www.glenmontessori.org

29. Summer Science Camp for ages 4-14.  For details: CarnegieScienceCenter.org/SummerCamps

30. Sunny Days at Temple Ohav Shalom Summer Camp for ages 2-5 and open to all children regardless of race or religion.  wwwtospreschool.com

31. Theatre: Character Building Theater Classes for ages 4-16. www.saltworks.org

32. Theatre School Summer Camp for ages Kindergarten through adult. www.actonetheatreschool.com

33. Video Game Creation Camp. www.gamebuildercamp.com/video.htm

34. Windwood Day Camp (sports, arts & crafts, zip line, games and activities).  www.windwoodpark.com

35. YMCA Overnight Camping. www.ymcapgh.org

36. Young World Summer Camps for ages 6-12. www.yworldinc.com

37 .Zoo Camp for ages 2-13.  www.pittsburghzoo.org

Be sure to pack an Annie Mouse Adventure in their suitcase!

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