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Summer Camps Programs

Therapeutic Camps
Camp HOPe Along—The Hope Learning Center Summer Camp program, Wexford, PA—ages 5-7, education, behavioral interventions, social skills development and therapies. Private Pay Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. 724-933-HOPE
Camp Journey—Family Behavioral Resources. located in Beaver, Bedford, Fayette, Franklin, Mercer, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties. Can be paid for by medical assistance, however, CCBHO would need to approve out of network for this camp. Catherine Hughes 724-850-8118 x25
Camp SPEAK—Day camp located in West Mifflin. This camp can be paid for by Extended School Year or private pay, ages 3-21, the child must be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Camp usually runs for 4 weeks in July. 412-856-7223
Camp at Familylinks—day camp, located in the South Hills, ages 4-10, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, private pay. 412-942-0609
Glade Run Specialized Adventures Camp—Day Camp located in Zelienople. Private Pay. Ages 8-18. social skills development. Must be able to be able to participate in activities without one to one support, Monday-Friday 9-3. horseback riding, animal interactions, horticultural experiences,. 724-452-4453 x1108
Intercare Adventure Camp: Day Camp, weekly sessions throughout the summer, for ages 6-12, located near Bridgeville, private pay. For children who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. 412-257-4238
New Story: day camp, ages 4-17, children diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and a Behavioral Health Disorder, two 4 week sessions, located in Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon and Cranberry. 412-373-5235 x113
NHS Human Services Stepping Stones Summer Program: day program through their social skills program, ages 3-14, located in Baden, McMurray and Butler. Paid through Medical Assistance as a social skills group.

Baden 724-869-5004 McMurray 724-942-4677
PLEA—Day camp located in Wilkinsburg, ages 3-18, can be paid for by ESY. Camp is for children with social, emotional or developmental delays. Camp usually runs for approx. 4 weeks in July. 412-243-3464
Pressley Ridge Extended School Year Summer Program: day program, ages 6-21, for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Mild Intellectual Disabilities. The program is approx. 6 weeks located at their Emsworth school site. The program is funded either by ESY or private pay. The program also offers a CIT program for adolescents with High Functioning Autism. 412-322-0140
Quest Therapeutic Camps: Day summer program located in Squirrel Hill. 7 weeks available, 9am-3:30, private pay or possible insurance reimbursement. Individualized treatment plans, daily group therapy, behavioral milieu, camp activities, and field trips. Local: Aprilynn Artz 412-877-7528
River Explorers Summer Camp—River Pediatric Therapy (PT, OT, Speech therapies) private pay. Located in Glenshaw. 412-767-5967
UPMC Summer Therapeutic Inclusion Program: Day camp located at JCC of Pittsburgh (Monroeville and South Hills) for 8 weeks, ages 4 and 12 with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and emotional or behavioral problems, 1:2 therapeutic staff ratio within a community camp. This camp is paid for through ESY.

UMPC Summer Treatment Program: Day program for 8 weeks, ages 5-15 (will accept older children on an individual basis), located at UPMC Merck program in the South Side. Program is for children who have behavioral problems, diagnosed with Autism, PDD NOS, or other developmental disability in conjunction with another mental health diagnosis. This program can be paid for through ESY or Medical Assistance. 412-335-7584
Watson WISP—Day camp located at community camps, ages 3-15 (depending on camp location), funded through Medical Assistance (partial pay*) or ESY. Available at: Sewickley YMCA, Camp Deer Creek, South Fayette Extended Day, East Suburban YMCA, Chatham University Music and Arts Day Camp, Upper St. Clair Extended Day (Eisenhower and Streams Elementary Schools), Butler Area YMCA, and Rose E. Schneider YMCA (Cranberry). Watson Institute would provide BSC and TSS services (1:1 ratio, 1:2 ratio or 1:3 ratio) in the camp environment. Each camp is also supported by a Ph.D. level BSC. The camp is 8 weeks long. Some programs offer ½ day camps. *Under the Medical Assistance funded program, the therapeutic staff is paid by Medical Assistance, however, the cost of the camp itself would be private pay. 412-749-2889
Watson STAT: Summer Therapeutic Camp offered for teens diagnosed with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, ages 13-21, funded through Medical Assistance or ESY. Located at Sewickley, Sharpsburg, Upper St. Clair and Pittsburgh (Friendship Academy). 412-749-2889
Watson ACCLAIM: Summer Therapeutic camp for adolescents with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s. The focus of the program is for college preparation. The program is 4 weeks long on a college campus. This program is paid for either privately or by ESY. 412-749-2889
Watson SCALE: ESY program, ages 14-21 (who are life skills level and /or have autism).  SCALE is a community based focused program that has a strong vocational component where students volunteer daily in local businesses.  Students must be referred by their home district, be able to handle a 1:3 ratio,  be self sufficient in personal care needs,  and be approved by the Watson CBI coordinator.  There are two locations for SCALE one in Sewickley and one in Upper St. Clair.  Each Camp support 10 students max.  412-749-2889
Watson ESY: ESY programs, school age children. They offer two programs: The Education Center and Friendship Academy
Wesley Spectrum Child and Family Services: Day programs and ESY programs. Locations vary depending on programs and funding depends on the type of program.

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Special Needs Camps
Camp Acheiva—Brady’s Run Park in Beaver County, Mon-Fri 9-3, School aged children diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Developmental Delays. Private Pay or ESY,

(724) 775-1602 x10

Camp Aim—Day camp through the South Hills YMCA, ages 5-21, for children with physical, emotional and/or cognitive special needs, located at Carlynton High School. 412-833-5600
Camp Fireflies—Mercer PA, Specialized residential camp for teenagers with social-cognitive struggles (Asperger’s and/or ADHD). Private pay. 215-718-6327

Camp High Hopes –Day Camp through Baierl YMCA, ages 3-21, for children with developmental delays or Intellectual Disabilities, located at Marshall Elementary school. 724-934-9622
Camp Kon-O-Kwee—overnight camp, located in Zelienople, PA, ages vary depending on special needs camp, private pay. 724-758-6238
Camp Laughalot—Arc Human Services of Washington County. Houston, PA Ages 5-21, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. 724-745-3010 x 132
Camp Lee Mar—Overnight camp, located in Lackawaxen, PA, ages 5-21, mild to moderate learning and developmental needs, private pay.


Camp Spencer—day Camp, ages 6-12, one week long, located in Fombell, PA., private pay.

724-758-6238 x 265
Camp Starburst --Day camp sponsored through Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health and Baierl YMCA, located at Marshall Elementary School, ages 6-12. Camp runs for approx. 5 weeks.
Camp Success/ Children’s Institute: day camp for children ages 6-12 with physical, sensory, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs. Free to families who meet financial and eligibility criteria. 412-420-2316
Camp Variety for Kids: Day camp for 6-21, children with physical, emotional or developmental needs. The camp requires that if a child has a diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, ODD and/or Autism they must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Located at the Woodlands in Wexford, 1 week camp of minimal cost. 412-747-2680
CCAC—classes and summer programs for youth and adults with special needs through their Continuing Education Program. 412-237-3100
Center for Theater Arts—Located in Mt. Lebanon, ages 5-21, theater, music, and drama program, private pay. 412-563-5080
Kinderkinetics—Developmental sports program, ages 3-12, private pay. Program teaches motors skills, sports play, and exercise to children with developmental needs. 412-648-8320
Joey Travolta Film Camp: Downtown, Five hours a day, for two weeks. Ages:13 – 25, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, NVLD and other Learning Disabilities.

Carolyn Komich Hare, 412-848-9355,, Private Pay or ESY
PALS—North Fayette Township, special needs day camp, 724-693-9601
Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp: Overnight camp located in Mt. Union, PA. Private pay. 814-542-2511
Pine Richland Youth Center: Special needs summer program and ESY program. Private pay or ESY program, school age children. 724-443-3796
Pittsburgh CLO New Horizons Program—one week day camp, ages 9-13, for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, focus on music, theatre, and drama. Located at Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Private pay. 412-281-2234
Summit Camp: Overnight Camp located in Honesdale, PA. Ages 8-19, verbal/non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, mild Pervasive Development Delays, High Functioning Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, mild Mood Disorders. Private pay.


The Computing Workshop: ½ day program, 6 weeks, ages 8-21, located at LaRoche College (North Hills), private pay and ESY funded. Available to all children with needs. Programs offered for level of interest and ability. 412-414-5344;
The Woodlands Foundation—day and overnight camps, ages 8-18, located in Wexford, physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities, private pay or waiver funded. 724-935-5470
Special Needs Daycare
The Hope Daycare Center—The Hope Learning Center, Wexford, PA Opening June 2013. Ages 3-9. Childcare for kids of all abilities. 724-933-4673

Community Camps and Programs

Academic/ Educational Camps
AC-ACLD (Pittsburgh)-- ESY program, academic programs for children with Learning Disabilities, South Hills 412-881-2253

Camp Agape— (Hickory, PA) writing/reading camps 724-356-2308

Carnegie Mellon C-Mites-- 412-268-1629

CCAC— 412-237-4456

Community College of Beaver County (Center Twp.) 724-480-2222

Duquense University Reading Clinic—ages 5-17,


The Ellis School (Downtown) 412-661-


Heinz History Center (Downtown) 412-454-6000

Laughlin Children’s Center—Sewickley, 412-741-4087

Manchester Youth Development Center—grades 1-12,


Sewickley Academy--

Soldiers and Sailors Hall (Oakland)

412-621-4253 x219

Summerbridge Pittsburgh—grades 7-9,,

Total Learning Centers--(sites vary), Learning Needs/social skill/ testing 724-964-6044,

Winchester Thurston—ages 3-13,

The Writing Studio—(East Liberty)


Animals/Horseback Riding

Animal Friends (North Hills) 412-847-7000

Candy Lane (Sewickley) (412) 741-6822

Glade Run Adventures (Zelienople) camps.php

Grier Summer/Allegheny Riding Camp 814-684-3000

(Tyrone, PA)

Lytherlyn Camp (Prospect, PA )


National Aviary (North Side) 412-323-7235

Zoo Camp (Pittsburgh Zoo) 412-365-2528
Art, Cooking, Drama, Music and Theatre Camps

ACT One Theatre School 412-487-5613 (North Hills)

Brashear Association (South Side) 412-431-2236

Camp Agape— (Hickory, PA) 724-356-2308

Carnegie Museum of Art—(Oakland) 412-622-3288

Carnegie Performing Arts Center (Carnegie) 412-279-8887

Carol Leone Dance Studio (Moon Twp.) 412-262-1638

CCAC— 412-237-4456

Community College of Beaver County (Center Twp.) 724-480-2222

Center for Theatre Arts, Summer at the Center (Mt. Lebanon) 412-563-5080

Center for Young Musicians (Sewickley, Wexford, Shadyside) 724-035-0505

Chatham University Music and Arts Camp (Shadyside/Squirrel Hill) 412-365-1174

Children’s Festival Chorus—Summer Music Camp (downtown) 412-281-4790

CLO Summer Programs (downtown) 412-281-2234

CLO Summer Programs/New Horizons (downtown) 412-281-2234

Duquesne University Music Workshops (Uptown) 412-396-6083

Father Ryan Art Center (McKees Rocks) 412-771-3052

Frick Art and Historical Center 412-371-0600

Featherfield Studio (Valencia) 724-625-6391

Gemini Theater Company (Wilkinsburg) 412-243-6464

Hill House (Hill District) 412-697-4691

Jewish Community Center (South Hills, Squirrel Hill) 412-521-8010

North Hills Art Center 412-364-3622 (North Hills)

Orchard Hill Church (Wexford) 724-935-5555

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 412-361-0455 (Downtown)

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Workshops (Shady Side)

Pittsburgh Musical Theater (West End) 412-539-0900 x234/x221

Saltworks Theatre Company (Locations Vary) 412-621-6150

Sarah Heinz House (North Side) 412-231-2377

Sewickley YMCA (Sewickley) 412-741-9622

Shade Side Academy (Fox Chapel) 412-968-3160

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Creative Arts (North Hills) 412-486-7006

Sweetwater Center for the Arts (Sewickley) 412-741-4405

The Art Shoppe (Cannonsburg) 724-413-


Toonseum (Downtown) 412-232-0199

Young Chefs Academy 724-941-6672

Young Writers Institute (locations vary) 412-624-6557

Wesley Spectrum Therapeutic Creative Arts Summer Camp (Gibsonia, Penn Hills,

South Hills) 412-780-5155

Computers, Video Games, Science, Aviation, Robotics, Legos

Duquesne Computer Camp www.duq.ed. 412-396-1725 Duquesne University

Carlow University Summer Science Nation 412-578-8851 Oakland

Carnegie Mellon Architecture Explorations 412-268-

1541 Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon C-MITES 412-268-1629

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Education Robotics 412-268-2007

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotic Camps, clubs, competition

Carnegie Museum of Natural History 412-622-

3288 (downtown

Carnegie Science Center 412-237-1637

Frick Environmental Center (Squirrel Hill) 412-


ID Tech Camps (Computers) Carnegie Mellon


RiverQuest 412-231-2712 X10 North Shore

Jewish Community Center Computer Camps 412-278-1975

Mt. Lebanon

Labratz Science Club (Allison Park)


Mad Science (various locations) 412-290-1031
McKeever Environmental Learning Center 724-376-1000

Slippery Rock

Moraine State Park DiscoverE

National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Sky Dive PA, Challenger Learning Center, & Pittsburgh Zoo—Flight Camp

412-323-7235 x 209 North Shore

National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention 1-800-


Penn State EOC Outreach (Freeport, PA) 724-295-7000

Phipps Conservatory 412-622-6914 x3925

Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Summer Camp 412-235-5230

University of Pittsburgh

Robert Morris Basketball Camp 412-299-2491 Moon Township

Sarah Heinz House Robocamp

412-231-2377 North Side

Snapology (various locations) 412-295-1545

The Ellis School (Downtown) 412-661-


The Outdoor Classroom/Regional Environmental Education Center (Upper St. Clair) 412-838-0064

Day Camps

Baierl YMCA, 724-934-YMCA (Wexford)

Camp Deer Creek (Fox Chapel) 412-767-5351

Cloverleaf YMCA (South Hills)


North Boroughs/ Bellevue YMCA, 412-761-1227


Boys and Girls Club/ StoKenRox,, 412-771-0428 (McKees Rocks)

Boys and Girls Club/Carnegie, 412-276-3151 (Carnegie)

Citiparks 412-422-6538

Jewish Community Center (JCC) (Squirrel Hill/South Hills) 412-


Mt. Lebanon School District Summer Enrichment (Mt. Lebanon)


Pine Richland Youth Center .(Pine Township) 724-443-3796

Sarah Heinz House (North Side)


Sewickley YMCA (Sewickley) 412-741-9622

South Hills YMCA 412-833-5600

St. Paul’s Preschool (North Hills) 412-486-5591

Stepping Stones (Cranberry) 724-625-2199

Western Area YMCA (Robinson) 412-787-9622

Winwood Park (Bradford Woods) 724-935-6880
Sports Camps
Baierl YMCA, 724-934-YMCA (Wexford)

Camp Spirit of the Game 412-242-7117

Carnegie Mellon Sports Camps and Clinics 412-268-8551

Girls on the Run (8-14) (sites vary) 412-641-1596

Kinderkinetics (Oakland) 412-648-8320

Robert Morris Basketball Camp 412-397-4969

Jewish Community Center (JCC) (Squirrel Hill/South Hills) 412-


Robert Morris Hockey Camps 412-397-4475

Robert Morris Inline Camp


Robert Morris Youth Golf Academy


Sarah Heinz House (North Side)


Sewickley YMCA (Sewickley) 412-741-9622

South Hills YMCA 412-833-5600

Three Rivers Rowing (Downtown)

Western Area YMCA (Robinson) 412-787-9622

Winwood Park (Bradford Woods) 724-935-6880
Overnight/Adventure Camps

Camp Allegheny/Salvation Army (Ellwood City) 412-446-1545

Camp Crestfield (Slippery Rock) 724-794-4022

Catholic Youth Association (Laurel Hill State Park) 412-621-3342

Camp Kon-O-Kwee (Fombell, PA) 412-391-3328

Carnegie Police Dept. Camp Cadet ( O’Hara Twp.) 412-276-4245

Heinz House (Ellwood City, PA) 412-231-2377

Jewish Community Center (Cheat Lake, WV) 412-


Jumonville Christian Camp and Retreat Center (Hopwood, PA)


Lytherlyn Camp (Prospect, PA )


YMCA of McKeesport Camp T. Frank Soles (Equestrian Camp) (Rockwood, PA) 1-814-357-7217

Bethel Park 412-831-1328

Cranberry Township 724-776-4806 x1129

Franklin Park Borough

Marshall Township


Moon Township 412-262-1703

Mt. Lebanon Municipality 412-

North Fayette 724-693-3118

Ohio Township{09C05466-D3B6-449C-A554-F2FDC989C5F2} 412-364-6321

Robinson Township 412-788-8120

Ross Township 412-

931-7055 x 233

Scott Township 412-279-0633

Pine Township 724-625-1636 x3

Upper St. Clair 412-221-1099

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