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Guide: 2023 Pittsburgh-Area Summer Camps Are Here!

Autism Society of Pittsburgh

S.P.E.A.K. is the region’s premier extended school year and summer recreation program for students ages 5-21 with autism. We provide social and educational instruction to ensure a smooth transition into the upcoming school year. S.P.E.A.K. will be held from June 29th - July 28th at Saint Therese of Lisieux School.

Tree Pittsburgh

Each day of STEAM Outside Camp will have a different theme, allowing campers to learn about the insects, birds, and mammals that trees support, how trees keep our rivers clean, trees and climate change, and more. Campers will explore the urban forest through journaling, art, science projects, nature walks, tree planting, and paddle-boarding. Participants will also have the chance to meet Tree Pittsburgh’s staff arborists!

Gaynor's School of Cooking

Our summer camp cooking and baking programs are for ages 6-18 and promise to be a fun and delicious experience for all! By starting early, not only do we hope they will develop a passion for good healthy food, but also discover a lifelong joy of cooking. These camps are week-long and are divided into different age groups.

Dragon’s Den

Dragon’s Den offers six weeks of exciting, educational, and adventurous summer camps each year! Our camps are in-person and run five days a week, from 9:00-4:00, with pre- and aftercare available. Each weekly camp is designed around a theme, covering STEM topics, multicultural diversity, mental resilience, creative problem-solving, physical fitness, and meeting challenges.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Enjoy 4 days of fun and exploration in the various habitats of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden! Ecosystems investigated include the Lotus Pond, Dogwood Meadow, Allegheny Plateau Woodlands, and Carbon Cycle: An Earth Art Exhibit. Kids will have fun pond dipping, bird watching, insect collecting, tree identification, nature journaling, and time for free play.

Camp Fitch YMCA

Camp Fitch’s century-old classic sleep-away summer camp provides kids, ages 6-17, with a holistically safe, values-driven community where they discover friendship and achievement. Kids feel like they belong among the camp’s carefully vetted, committed, and caring staff, who create transformative experiences on the shore of Lake Erie. North Springfield, Pa., 814-922-3219

Camp Invention

Spark your child’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Children in grades K-6 will team up and take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. They’ll build their own mini skate park, turn a robot into a stuffie, and more! Visit to secure your spot!

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts & Media

Each summer, Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media welcomes young artists (aged 6-17) to their Shadyside campus for ten weeks of outstanding, art-focused camps. Taught by talented, experienced teachers, summer art camps are the perfect place for budding artists to explore their creativity and create new masterpieces!

Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO Academy's summer performance camps are designed to give kids the opportunity to work with professional directors, music directors, and choreographers, to create an exciting musical theater experience culminating in a performance to be shared with parents, family, and friends. Register today! Spots are limited. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt!