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Summer camps - Part II

Friday, May 19, 2000

CHILD CARE CENTER CAMPS

Allegheny Child Care Academy, Summer Camp, 933 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15222; contact: Melissa or Bob, 412-201-5501; field trips and weekly themes; ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten); fees: $25/registration, $112/week, licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June 19-Sept. 1.

Allegheny United Methodist Church, WonderChild Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh 15212; contact: the Rev. Adrienne Howard 412-321-3343; features early childhood learning center; all children must be potty-trained; ages 2-11; fees: $10/registration, $6/hour (per child not family), up to five hours, $28/daily (per child not family), five or more hours; parents must pay a small fee for field trips: extended care available, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; scholarships available; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.

 
    About this guide

The information in this camps guide was compiled by United Way of Allegheny County and Child Care Partnerships of the YWCA. The listings were supplied by the programs. Inclusion does not indicate approval, nor does exclusion imply disapproval of any organization or program. For list-related concerns, please contact the United Way at 412-456-6886.

Summer camps - Part I

 
 

Brookline Area Child Care, Summer Camp 2000, 500 Woodbourne Ave., Pittsburgh 15226; contact: Pat Koenig 412-381-PLAY; features swimming, field trips and special reading program; ages 5-12; fees: $20/registration, $90/weekly, $20/day, sibling discount; scholarships available; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June-August, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Carnegie Mellon Cyert Center for Early Education, Kid's Camp 2000, 1060 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh 15213; contact: Lindie Droulia 412-268-2149; location: Morewood Gardens Dormitory; arts and crafts, swimming, special events, field trips and physical fitness days; ages 6-8; fees: $100/registration, $1,700/nine weeks; extended care available 7:15-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m.; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited; June 19-Aug. 17, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m.

Carriage House Children's Center (www.carriagehouse.org), 5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh 15217; contact: Claudia Saitz 412-421-0300; features arts and crafts, water play and swimming; ages 3-7; fees vary; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited; June 5-Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; extended day: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

CCAC South Campus Child Development Center, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin 15122; contact: Denise Biondo 412-469-6249; features social, emotional and cognitive skills; ages 3-6; fees: $15/registration, $60/week (four full days), $53/week (two full days), half days available; NAEYC accredited: May 15-June 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Child Care, 400 Barclay Ave., Pittsburgh 15221; contact: Maria Archer 412-271-7173; features field trips and speakers; ages 37 months-12 years; fees: $45/registration, $25/day, $110/week, sibling discount; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.

Community Child Development Center, 400 Center Ave., Pittsburgh 15215; contact: Patricia Klingensmith 412-781-2204; features craft projects, field trips, sports, science and nature, drama, music and computers; ages 5-12; fees; $120/two weeks; extended care available, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; licensed by the Department of Education and Department of Public Welfare; June 6-Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; supply/activity fee: $25 per two weeks.

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Inc., Council Kids Summer Recreation Program, 201 Rochelle St., Pittsburgh 15210; contact: Donna Lyle 412-488-2750; features field trips, crafts, games, breakfast and lunch; ages 3-12; fees: $95/week; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June 19-Sept. 1, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Family Center Day Care, Summer Camp, 1200 Wolfe Ave., North Braddock 15104; contact: Donna Colella 412-824-2626; features crafts, games, activities, visits to playground, gymnasium and field trips; ages 6-12; fees: $16/half-day, $20/full-day, sibling discount; extended care available, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; summer, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kinder Care Learning Centers, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Library, Monroeville, Moon, North Hills, North Huntingdon, Penn Hills, Plum, Seven Fields and Wexford, check phone book for center phone number; features field trips, weekly themes, crafts, etc.; ages vary by location; fees vary; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June-August.

Leone, Carol, Child Care, Happy Expressions Summer Day Camp, 551 Thorn Run Road, Coraopolis 15108; contact: Chris Cortese 412-262-1638; features theme weeks and field trips to Carnegie Science Center, the Pittsburgh Zoo, Jenny Lee Bakery and Aviation Heritage Museum, snack and lunch served; ages 6-12; fees: $5/registration, $90/week; extended care available, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; June 12-Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program, Summer Fun 2000, Box 10434, Pittsburgh 15234; contact: Sharon J. Schweninger 412-343-1661; features field trips, arts and crafts, dramatics, swimming, science activities, cooking activities; grades completed K-8; fees: $20/registration, $30/day, $135/week, sibling discount; extended care available; scholarships available; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June 21-Aug. 25; 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Penn State Behrend Child Care, College for Kids 2000 (www.pserie.psu. edu/affairs/ccc.htm), 5091 Station Road, Erie 16563; contact: Rhonda Carter 814-898-6212; features variety of courses; ages 6 and up; fees: $50-$65/session, multiple registration discount; extended care available; June 12-Aug. 11.

Point Park College, Point Park Children's School (www.ppc.edu/), 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh 15222; contact: Thom Burns 412-392-3970; features frequent field trips, daily outdoor activity, sports and performing arts, arts and crafts, computer fun; grades K-6 (12-year-old age limit); fees: $125/week for K-first, $110/week for second-sixth; National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited and licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June 12-Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Toddler University, T V Explorers, 309 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh 15222; contact: Melissa Cullen 412-263-2603; features daily walks to Point Park, water play, small group activities, exploration, library visits and book reports, arts and crafts, science activities, cooking, journal writing, weekly field trips and swimming lessons; ages 5-8; fees: $25 registration, $310/two weeks, discounts available; June 12-Aug. 25, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Truxal Pre-School, Truxal Learning Center, 718 Rugh St., Greensburg 15601; contact: Dr. Merilyn Truxal 724-837-5059; features swimming, fishing, community field trips; ages 1-14; fees: $45/registration plus weekly tuition; extended care available, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation; June-August, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Valley Community Services, Cheswick Preschool and AVH Children's Learning Center, 1216 Pittsburgh St., Cheswick 15024; contact: Patti Samuels 724-274-8760 or Joann Stiller 724-226-9870; features child care for school-age children, recreational program, field trips, swimming, sports, arts and crafts; ages 6-12; fee: $15/registration, $26.25/full-day, $18.50/half-day; extended care available, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, accredited by NAEYC; June 8-Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vision Early Childhood Center, Celebrate Summer 2000, 194 Crowe Ave., Box 1078, Mars 16046; contact: Nancy Metkler 724-625-3488; features swimming, nature walks, crafts, math mania, science, Bible Klub, edible creations, sports spectacular, creative art and story time; ages 3-12; fee: $35/registration, daily $22 (3-5), $20 (6 and up), sibling discount; extended care available; June 1-Aug. 25, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

YMCA, Allegheny, Preschool Camp, 600 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh 15212: contact: Lynn Cartledge 412-321-8594; features theme days, field trips, special guests, arts and crafts, breakfast, lunch; snack provided; ages 3-6; fees: $90/week/member, $131/week/ nonmember; June 19-Sept. 1, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Young's Daycare Center, Inc., Summer Camp Program, 9100 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills 15235; contact: Allison Young 412-731-7877; features science, reading, field trips, computers, crafts and meals; ages 6-13; fees: $40/registration, $110/week; extended care available, 6:30-9 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.; licensed by the Department of Public Welfare; June 19-Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SPORTS CAMPS

Bethany College, Bethany Soccer Camps (www.soccer.bethanywv. edu/camps), 201 Cramblet Hall, Bethany, WV 26032; contact: John Cunningham 304-829-7632; provides a balance of skill, tactile and game experience; ages 8-19; fees: $330/week; July 9-13, boys and girls, ages 8-12, July 16-20, girls, ages 13-18, July 23-27, boys, ages 13-18.

California University of Pennsylvania, Bill Brown/Camp Excel-Basketball Camp, 250 University Ave., California, PA 15419; contact: Andrew Moore 724-938-4360; features opportunity to work with college coaches and players and learn the fundamentals; fee: $150/overnight, $100/day; June 19-23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day).

California University of Pennsylvania, Vulcan Women's Basketball Summer Camp, 250 University Ave., California, PA 15419; contact: Gail Kendall 724-938-4554; features skill development, competitions and games; grades 6-12; fees: $185/resident, $150/commuter; July 9-13.

Citiparks Tennis Academy, 800 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh 15221; contact 412-244-4188; location: Schenley Park Tennis Center; features tennis instruction; ages 8-18; fees: vary, sibling discount; June 19-Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon.

Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Day Camp, 29 N. Third St., Duquesne 15110; contact: Beatrice Webb 412-466-8262; features arts and crafts, computers, field trips, movies and sports; ages 5-13; fees: $85/registration, $15/membership, sessions per day/week vary; June 19-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gymkhana Gymnastics, Khids Kamp 2000, The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh 15208; contact: Chris Horan 412-247-4800; features gymnastics instruction, obstacle courses, sports activities, mini-theater, parachute play, roller racers and double dare day; ages 3-6; fees: $15/registration, $90/week, sibling discount; summer, 2-, 3-, or 5-day programs, 9 a.m.-noon.

Joe Krivak Quarterback & Receiver Camp, 12061 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904; contact: Carol Floyd; 800-555-0801; location: Slippery Rock University; features football instruction; ages 10-18; fees: $247/day; $299/overnight; extended care available; scholarships available (waiting list); June 30-July 2.

Nike Sports Camps 2000, contact: 800-645-3226; features swim (University of Pittsburgh), girls basketball (Slippery Rock University and West Chester University), girls softball (Slippery Rock University and Owen University), lacrosse (Gannon University), golf (Scally's, Moon and Oglebay, W.Va.), field hockey (Gannon University and University of Pennsylvania) and ice hockey (Bethel Park, Greensburg, Harmarville), volleyball (Duquesne University) ages vary; fees: vary; June-Aug.

Northland Sports Training Center, Gymnastics and Cheerleading, 1628 Middle Road Ext. (Route 910), Gibsonia 15044; contact: Kim Good or Dawn Tornese 724-444-3010; features gymnastics, dance, cheerleading; ages 3-high school; fees: $28/registration, class fees vary; USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic and USAG Safety certified; June 12-Aug. 26, a.m. and p.m. classes available.

Ozanam Cultural Center, Summer Basketball League, 1833 Wylie Ave., Pittsburgh 15219; contact: Luther Gamble 412-281-4046; features an eight-week basketball league where boys and girls learn techniques and skills; ages 10-17; fees: $300/team; begins June 26-Aug. 18, 1-8 p.m.

Robert Morris College, Basketball Camp, 881 Narrows Run Road, Coraopolis 15108; contact: 412-262-8310; features basketball camps focusing on shooting, post play, individual skills and kids week; ages grades K-12; fees vary; June 16-30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sports Gym Camp 2000, The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh 15208; contact: Chris Horan 412-247-4800; features local swim club, rock climbing at The Climbing Wall, sports activities, gymnastics instruction, arts and crafts and Olympic Double Dare; ages 6-15; fees: $15/registration, $195/week, sibling discount; July 17-21 and July 24-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sports International, Jerome Bettis Football Camp (www.footballcamps.com), 12061 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904; contact: 800-555-0801; location: Slippery Rock; features football instruction by college and high school coaches and guest Steeler players; ages 8-18; fees: $129/registration, $489/overnight camp, $379/day camp, $40 equipment rental if needed; National Camp Association Member; June 17-21.

SportsGymkhana, Inc., 600 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh 15239; contact: Jane Marks 724-325-1700; features gymnastics, dance, magic crafts and snacks; fees: $85/day plus $15/membership; June 20-22 America's Celebration, July 17-21 Insect Mania, July 25-27 Vacation Sensation, 9 a.m.-noon.

Traci Waites Inc., Pittsburgh Panthers Girls Basketball Camp (www.pittsburghpanthers.com), Fitzgerald Field House, Pittsburgh 15261; contact: Kate Galligan 412-648-8360; features individual, team and Lil' Panther camps featuring fundamental and advanced basketball instruction, team games, contests and guest speakers; grades 3-12; fees: vary; Aug. 5-6/team camp, June 18-21/individual camp, June 22-25/Lil' Panther camp.

University of Pittsburgh, 2000 Walt Harris Football Camp, Box 7436, Pittsburgh 15213; contact: Chris LaSala 412-648-8700; features noncontact camp, focus on football fundamentals, individual training, work with the University of Pittsburgh coaching staff and use Pitt football team facilities; ages 12-18; fees: $175/day, $260/overnight; June 18-21, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (day).

University of Pittsburgh, Kinder Kinetics (www.pitt.edu/~motorb/kk), 160 Trees Hall, Pittsburgh 15261; contact: Jere Gallagher 412-648-8266; features developmental sports program including swimming, archery, basketball, racquet sport, golf or karate, sports offered vary by age; ages 3-12; fees: registration/$125, $125/three weeks, $225/six weeks, sibling discount; June 19-July 27, Mon.-Thurs., 8:40-11 a.m.

Western Pennsylvania Baseball Camp, 210 Wyngate Road, Coraopolis 15108; contact: Ray Bosetti 412-264-4721; location: Moon Middle School; features basic baseball fundamentals taught by high school, college and minor league coaches; ages 7-12; fees: $100/registration; June 19-23, first week, June 26-30, second week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

YMCA, Cloverleaf Area, Baseball Camp, 425 Bliss Drive, Pittsburgh 15236; contact: Daniel Koett 412-653-7115; features boys and girls are taught a noncompetitive approach to baseball with emphasis on skill development and physical fitness; ages 3 1/2-8; fees: $21/member, $29/nonmember; June 20-Aug. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

YMCA, Cloverleaf Area, Cheerleading Camp, 425 Bliss Drive, Pittsburgh 15236; contact Daniel Koett 412- 653-7115; features cheerleading, T-shirt and instruction, equipment provided; ages 5-8; fees: $21/ member, $29/nonmember; June 20-July 21 (Tues.-Fri., no class July 4), 2:30-4 p.m.

YMCA, Cloverleaf Area, Soccer Camp, 425 Bliss Drive, Pittsburgh 15236; contact: Daniel Koett 412-653-7115; boys and girls are taught a noncompetitive approach to soccer, emphasizing skill development and physical fitness; ages 3 1/2-8; fees: $21/member, $29/nonmember; June 20-Aug. 11.

YMCA, East Communities, Baseball Camp (ww.pennhillsymca.org),1817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 6-12; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; June 12-16 (ages 6-8), June 19-23 (ages 9-12), 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Basketball Camp (ww.pennhillsymca.org),1817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 6-12; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; July 10-14 (ages 6-8), July 1721 (ages 9-12), 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Cheerleading Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 6-9; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; July 17-21, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Flag Football Camp (www.pennhillsymca. org),11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; features teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 6-9; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; Aug. 14-18, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Floor Hockey Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; ages 6-8, July 24-28; ages 9-12, July 31-Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Golf Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; teaches fundamentals emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 8-12; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; June 26-30, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Soccer Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; features teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 6-8; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; Aug. 7-11, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, East Communities, Tennis Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; features teaches fundamentals, emphasizing fair play and sportsmanship; ages 8-12; fees: $35/week/member, $42/week/nonmember; July 3-7, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, North Hills, Swim Lessons, Box 11175, Pine Creek Road, Pittsburgh 15237; contact: Jeff Campbell 412-364-3404; features swimming instructions; ages 3-12; fees: $68/member, $80/nonmember; June 19-Aug. 25.

YMCA, North Hills, Tennis Lessons, Box 11175, Pine Creek Road, Pittsburgh 15237; contact: 412-364-3404; features tennis instruction and playing; ages 6-12; fees: $68/member, $80/nonmember.

YMCA, South Hills Area, Cheerleading and Baton Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Jackie Beech 412-833-5600; features cheerleading skills and chants, basic baton skills; ages 5-12; fees: $29/family-member, $36/youth-member, $42/nonmember; scholarships available; June 26-July 20, 2:30-5 p.m.

YMCA, South Hills Area, Floor Hockey Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Daniel Koett 412-833-5600; location: Upper St. Clair-Johnston School (Wesley Institute); for boys and girls, focus on passing, shooting, puck control and team play; ages 7-10; fees: $29/family-member, $35/youth-member, $41/nonmember; June 21-Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

YMCA, South Hills Area, Girls Soccer Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Daniel Koett 412-833-5600; location: Upper St. Clair/Morton Soccer Field; features emphasis on fun, physical fitness and skills development; ages 4-9; fees: $39/family-member, $46/youth-member, $51/nonmember; July 17-Aug. 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

YMCA, South Hills Area, Progressive Swim Program, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Marjorie Barnhart 412-833-5600. location: YMCA, Parkway Center Inn, Green Tree, and Keystone Oaks High School; features skill development, strength, endurance and water safety; ages 3-adult; fees vary; May 30-Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8:30 p.m. (McMurray Road); Mon.-Thurs., June-July, 10 a.m.-noon (Green Tree) and Mon.-Wed., May 22-July 26, 5:30-7:55 p.m. (Keystone Oaks).

YMCA, South Hills Area, Y-Winners Sports Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Daniel Koett 412-833-5600; location: Foster School Field/Mt. Lebanon, Washington School Field/Bethel Park, Morton Road Fields/Upper St. Clair; boys and girls are taught a noncompetitive approach to baseball and soccer with emphasis on skill development and physical fitness; ages 3 1/2-8; fees: $39/family-member, $46/youth-member, $51/nonmember; June 21-Aug. 10, times vary by location.

YMCA, South Hills Area, YBA Basketball Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Daniel Koett 412-833-5600; location: Upper St. Clair-Johnston School (Wesley Institute); for boys and girls, focus on passing, shooting, dribbling skills and team play; ages 7-10; fees: $29/family-member, $35/youth-member, $41/nonmember; June 21-Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m.

YMCA, South Hills Area, YHL Deck Hockey Camp, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: 412-833-5600; location: Finleyville Deck Hockey Center, Finleyville; features basics of deck hockey with scrimmage at end of session; ages 7-12; fees: $35/family member, $42/youth member, $48/nonmember; July 3-July 27, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 9:30-11 a.m.

ACADEMIC CAMPS

Allegheny County Literacy Council Inc./Christian Literacy Association, Summer Reading Camps, 541 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh 15229; contact: Dr. William E. Kofmehl 412-364-3777; location: Avalon, Bellevue, Churchill, Deer Creek, Gibsonia, Highland, McCandless, McKeesport, North Side, Wexford, Wilkinsburg and others; tutoring focused on basic reading skills using religious materials; grades 1-4 (completed); fees: $250/six-week session; late June to early August (varies by site)-Aug. 12, Mon. and Wed. or Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon.

AC/ACLD, An Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Inc., Summer Remedial Program, 4900 Girard Road, Pittsburgh 15227; contact: 412-881-2253; locations: East End, Irwin, Oakland, North Hills, Whitehall; features specialized educational services for students with learning disabilities and/or underachieving students; ages 7-14; fees: $395/new students, $375/former students; partial scholarships available; July 5-31, 9 a.m.-noon.

Community College of Allegheny County, Homewood-Brushton Branch, Math, Science and Computer Institute (www.ccac.edu.com), 701 N. Homewood Ave., Pittsburgh 15208; contact: Jim Coleman 412-371-1600; students gain a better understanding of math, science and computers through study and participation, lunch; ages 6-12; fees: $150; July 7-28 and Aug. 4-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus, Summer School Make Up, 800 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh 15212; contact: Janet Voas 412-369-3737; location: CCAC/Allegheny Campus; features high school credit for make-up and accelerated courses; grades 9-12; fees: $90/make-up, $180/accelerated; June 27-Aug. 3.

Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus, Youth Program, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin 15122; contact: Aljamae Singleton 412-469-6359; features academics, communication arts, computers, fine arts, nature, science/history and sports/exercise; ages vary; fees vary; schedules vary depending on program.

Laughlin Center, Summer School Program, 424 Frederick Ave., Sewickley 15143; contact: 412-741-4087; features programs including individual tutoring in reading, math and study skills, handwriting workshops; day camps for preschool, first-and second-graders; a young writers workshop, a developmental school program and primary reading groups; ages 18 months-18 years; fees vary; scholarships available; June 5-Aug. 18.

The Pittsburgh Project, B.A.S.I.C. Academy Day Camp (www.pittsburghproject.org ), 2801 N. Charles St., Pittsburgh 15214; contact: Karen Dreger or Sara Taylor 412-321-1678; features performing and visual arts, mentoring and academic help, recreation, games, activities, Bible instruction, field trips, breakfast and lunch; grades 1-8; fees uncertain at this time/summer/child; June 19-Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Therapeutic Specialists, Inc., Ready to Write Camp (www.tsiot.com), 110 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: 412-833-6663; location: South Hills and Sewickley; features basic assessment of handwriting, creative activities in cursive or manuscript (printing), fun for children struggling with handwriting skills in a multisensory approach; ages 5-10; fees: $150/registration; board certified/state licensed; June 12-Aug. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

University of Pittsburgh, Reading Center, 5H03 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh 15260; contact: Rae Tucker 412-648-7298; features individualized assessment and instruction for children who are experiencing reading and writing difficulties and individual or small group instruction using appropriate reading materials; ages 6-17; fees: $20/registration, $150/small group, $250/individual; Tues., Wed., Thurs., July 5-27, 9-10:15 p.m. or 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Westinghouse Valley Human Services Center, K.O.O.L. (www.nb.net/~mvpc), 519 Penn Ave., Turtle Creek 15145; contact: Ellen Kyzer 412-829-7112; features educational and recreational activities including support in reading, writing and math with creative experiences; ages 5-11; fees: $5 per child; July 5-Aug. 11, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Winchester Thurston Summer Institute, Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh 15213; contact: Rebecca George 412-578-3737 ext. 5039; features enrichment, noncredit courses, advance studies and AP preparation courses for high school students as well as creative and performing arts for junior high and high school students; ages 13-17; fees vary; June 19-July 28.

YMCA, East Communities, Math Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; features hands-on games, projects and activities geared to improve math skills; ages 6-10; fees: $65/member, $70/nonmember; scholarships available; July 10-21, 1-3 p.m.

YMCA, East Communities, Reading Camp (www.pennhillsymca.org), 11817 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Jay Hope 412-795-2600; features hands-on projects, games and activities related to reading; ages 6-10; fees: $65/member, $70/nonmember; scholarships available; July 24-Aug 4, 1-3 p.m.

BIBLE CAMPS

Agape Ministries, Traditional Bible Camp (www.campagape.org), 1676 Parkline Drive, Pittsburgh 15227; contact: Deb Jandt; features fellowship around the campfire, games, swimming, canoeing, Bible study, worship, and the challenge course; ages vary, designed for families; fees: $12/person; ACA site approval; June 23, 7:30 p.m. to Sat., June 24, 2:30 p.m.

Allegheny United Methodist Church, Bible School Forever, 114 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh 15212; contact: the Rev. Adrienne Howard 412-321-3343; features Christian education, recreation, crafts, field trips and lunch; ages 4-11; fee: free, small charge for field trips; June 26-Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Hampton Presbyterian Church, Summer Youth Program, 2942 E. Hardies Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044; contact: 412-443-3201; features summer vacation Bible school, drama, games, singing and crafts; grades 4-5; fees: call; June 26-30.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Vacation Bible School, Club Can-Do, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101; contact: the Rev Leah Bergstrom 412-486-7006; features a vacation Bible school for children age 3 through those entering grade 8; fees: offerings help cover expenses; morning snack is provided; July 31-Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Preteen Club, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101; contact: Brandi Fousek 412-486-7006; features recreational and devotional activities; entering fifth-seventh grades; fees: donation; Wednesdays, July 5-26, 2-3:30 p.m. and sessions by week; call for a detailed schedule.

HISTORY CAMPS

The Frick Art and Historical Center, Summer Camp at the Frick, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh 15208; contact: Laura Wenneker 412-371-0600; features indoor and outdoor activities and in-depth projects; grades 1-8; fees: $60/family membership, $140/week/members, $180/week/nonmembers; June 12-Aug. 18, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life, Hands On History Day Camp (www.cobweb.net/~mcroft/), 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312; contact: Fran Skariot 724-587-3412; features village life; ages 6-12; fees: $25/day; July 20, 21, 22, Aug. 10, 11, 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

OTHER PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

Family Resources, Family Retreat Center, 1100 Freeport Road, Mars 16046; contact: Jack Stockman 724-776-2121; features day or overnight, week or weekend retreats for community based organizations, schools or churches throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area; activities include swimming, canoeing, fishing, obstacle course, hayrides, treasure hunts, archery, sports; no age restrictions; fees vary; open year-round.

Westinghouse Valley Human Services Center, Summer Safety Fair, 519 Penn Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145; contact: Ellen Kyzer 412-829-7112; deals with a variety of safety issues including poison control and bicycle safety; ages 1-13, accompanied by an adult; fees: free; June 2, noon-6 p.m.

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

American Cancer Society, Camp Can-Do, Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033; contact: Pat Doll 717-533-6144; location: Lebanon, Pa.; features for children who have completed treatment or who are currently being treated for cancer; ages 8-17; fees: free; transportation provided from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; Aug. 6-12 and Aug. 13-19.

American Diabetes Association, Camp Crestfield (www.diabetes. org), 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110; contact: Jennifer Klinger 888-342-2383; location: Slippery Rock; features camping experience, teaches about diabetes and how to manage, diet, exercise; ages 8-16; fees: $25/registration, $345-$370/session; American Camping Association accredited; July 9-28.

American Diabetes Association, Camp Setebaid (www.diabetes.org), 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110; contact: Jennifer Klinger 888-342-2383; location: Berwick; features camping experience, teaches about diabetes and how to manage, diet, exercise; ages 8-17; fees: $25 registration, $345-$370/session; financial assistance available; American Camping Association accredited; Aug. 8-18.

American Respiratory Alliance of Western Pennsylvania, Camp Breathe E-Z, Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Cranberry 16066; contact: 800-220-1990; locations: call for information; features asthma education and day camp activities; ages: 6-12; fees: free for local residents; June-August.

American Respiratory Alliance of Western Pennsylvania, Camp Huff 'n Puff (www.healthylungs.org), Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Suite E, Cranberry 16066; contact: 800-220-1990; location: Jumonville Conference and Retreat Center; features asthma self-management classes and traditional camping activities; ages 8-13; fees: $100/session; scholarships available for first-time campers; Aug. 17-20.

ARC Allegheny, Camp Spencer (www.arcallegheny.org), 711 Bingham St., Pittsburgh 15203; contact: Dana Branik 412-995-5000 ext. 567; location: Camp Spencer, Fombell; features residential camp with music, arts and crafts, sports, nature, swimming, canoeing, indoor wall climbing, and special events; ages 8 and up; fees: $30-$50/registration, $180/four-day session, $380/eight-day session; transportation provided from Pittsburgh; June 18-Aug. 11.

Arc of Beaver, Camp Arc, 1260 N. Brodhead Road, Suite 202, Monaca 15061; contact: Raeann Brocklebank 724-775-1602; location: day camp-New Horizon School and Brady's Run Park, residential camp-Emlenton; features canoeing, hiking and swimming; fees: call for information/session; American Camping Association accredited; day: July 11-28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., residential: June 13-July 14.

Arthritis Foundation, 332 Fifth Ave., Fifth Floor, Pittsburgh 15222; contact: Karen McMahon 412-566-1645; location: Camp Holiday Trails, Charlottesville, Va.; features the Arthritis Foundation sponsors children with arthritis to attend this special needs camping facility; ages 7-17; transportation provided; July-August.

Camp Nuhop Inc., 404 Hillcrest Drive (www.campnuhop.org), Ashland, OH 44805; contact: Jerry Dunlap 419-289-2227; for youth with learning disabilities, behavior disorders and/or attention deficit disorders, exploration, wilderness, sports skills, Crusoe, canoe, bike, backpack, leadership, sailing, adventure and 10-day bike camp; ages 6-16; fees: $50/registration, $490/six-day session, $550/seven-day session, sibling discount; scholarships available; June 19-Aug. 7.

Camp Sunrise, Inc., Box 325, Indiana, PA 15701; contact: Barbara Telthorster 724-349-6383; location: Lion's Health Camp; residential camp for Indiana County youth with mental disabilities who are still in school; arts and crafts, sports, games, adaptive aquatics, theme parties and field trips; ages 621; fees: $100; scholarships available; July 16-28 (ages 6-12) and July 30- Aug. 5 (ages 13-21).

The Center for Creative Play, Creative Arts Summer Camp, (www.center4creativeplay.org), 5 Station Square East Drive, Pittsburgh 15219; contact: Kathy Bauer 412-281-8886 ext. 48; inclusive program explores creativity through field trips, computers, multimedia art projects, etc.; ages 6-10; fees: $125; extended care available; July 17-Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Adolescent and Young Adult Amputee Programs, Box 101150, Pittsburgh 15237; contact: Steven Schilpp 412-931-2561 or 412-692-5480; features for amputee children, athletic and social activities; ages 8-18; fees: $30; transportation available; June 8-11.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Heart Camp, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 15213; contact: 412-692-5540; location: Camp Kon-O-Kwee, Fombell; summer camp for children with heart disease; ages 8-17; fees: $20; scholarships available; transportation available; June 13-17.

Epilepsy Foundation, Western Pennsylvania, Camp Frog (www.efwp.org), 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 102, Pittsburgh 15219; contact: Julie A.Boyce 412-261-5880 or 800-361-5885; location: Jumonville; features camp-outs, arts and crafts, nature walks, campfires, basketball and performing; medical supervision for children with epilepsy/seizure disorders; ages 8-17; fees: $25/registration, $237-$240; scholarships available; transportation provided; July 2-8.

Holy Family Institute, ADHD Camp, 8235 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh 15202; contact: Dr. William Nicholson 412-766-4030; features therapeutic recreation, an educational component and behavior modification programming for children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder; ages 6-12; fees: $125/week; June 19-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Intercare Adventure Day Camp, 180 Fort Couch Road., Suite 304, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Gail Killmeyer 412-257-4238; location: Hickory Ridge, Bridgeville; for children with social, emotional and behavioral problems; ages 6-12; fees: $210/week; July 10-14, 17-21, 2428, 31-Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, Family and Me Weekend, 5738 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh 15217; contact: Barbara Milch 412- 521-8011 ext. 244; location: Emma Kaufmann Camp, Morgantown, W.Va.; features program for special need children and their families that features swimming, hiking, boating, arts and crafts, etc.; fees: $100/adult and $50/child if registered before July 15, $120/adult and $70/child if registered after July 15; Aug. 25, 26, 27.

Main Stay Life Services, Duquesne Summer Camp 2000, 200 Roessler Road, Pittsburgh 15220; contact: Gloria Davis 412-344-3647 ext. 378; location: Duquesne University; respite services for adults with mental disabilities in Allegheny County; ages: 18 and up; fees: $25/registration, $300/session; July 2-29.

Monroeville Parks/Recreation, Camp Chipewee (www.monroeville.pa.us), 2700 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146; contact: 412-856-1006; location: Sunrise School; features day camp for individuals with special needs; ages 6-21; fees: $5/day/residents, $17.50/day/nonresidents; June 26-Aug. 4.

PLEA, 733 South Ave., Pittsburgh 15221; contact: 412-243-3464; features summer program for children and adolescents who are developmentally and behaviorally disabled; ages 3-18; fees: $600; July 5-Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Shining Arrow Association, Summer Day Camp, Box 17297, Pittsburgh 15235; contact: Mary Sirochman 412-795-0334; location: Penn Hills Municipal Park; features camp for developmentally disabled children and adults; ages 6-25; fees: $65/week; June 19-July 28, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, Summer Camp (ww.sbawp.org), 134 Shenot Road, Bldg. 3, Wexford, PA 15090; contact: Jennifer Wolford at 800-243-5787; developmental program featuring traditional summer camping activities; ages 6-young adults; fees: call; scholarships available; June 1-July 20; individual sessions for each age group.

Umbrella Service for Advancing Autistic Children, Inc., SPEAK Summer Program (www.crfn.clpgh.org.autism), 500-G Garden City Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146; contact: Arleen Wheat or Terry Conner 412-856-7223; location: St. Mary School; recreation and extended school-year program for children with autism; community-based programming with speech, art and music therapists; ages 5-21; fees: call; July 3-31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Kris Brown Summer Camp (www.wpsd.org), 300 E. Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh 15218; contact: Amy Brown 412-371-7000 ext. 207; features arts and crafts, storytelling, deaf culture, mental and physical games, field trips, independent living skills, and making friends; ages 7-18; session dates: July 10-14 and July 17-21.

YMCA, North Hills Area, Camp High Hopes, Box 11175 Pine Creek Road, Pittsburgh 15237; contact: Sharon Blakley 412-364-3404; location: Marshall Elementary School, Wexford; for special needs children with physical and mental challenges; ages 3-21; fees: $229/two weeks; transportation available; June 21-July 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

YMCA, North Hills Area, Camp Starburst, Box 11175 Pine Creek Road, Pittsburgh 15237; contact: Sharon Blakley 412-364-3404; location: Marshall Elementary School, Wexford; for special needs children with emotional challenges; ages 6-15; fees: contact local Base Service Unit (MHMR); transportation available; June 21-July 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

YMCA, South Hills Area, Camp Aim, 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh 15241; contact: Martin Brocco 412-833-5600; location: St. Louise de Marillac School, Upper St. Clair; for children who are mentally or physically challenged; ages 3-21; fees: $337 registration/six weeks; $114/two-week session, $109/second two-week session, $114/third two-week session; scholarships available; transportation available; American Camping Association accredited; June 19-July 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



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