Week of July 16

Published Jul 16, 2014 at 5:33 am (Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm)

Acting camp

Little Lake’s Theatre Arts Summer Camp is for kids who want to explore their interest in acting. Sessions will take place 9:30 a.m.-noon July 28-Aug. 9. Campers will receive training from professionals in areas that include character and scene study, the rehearsal process, vocal projection, movement and other skills that build stage confidence. To enroll, call 724-745-6300 or visit www.littlelake.org.

Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom, Upper St. Clair, offers the following summer camps for kids:

• Bullfrogs & Pollywogs Camp, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 23, 30 and Aug. 6. Participate in one session or all five. Each day includes a craft, story time, a nature hike and exploration. Topic: Critters.

• EcoKids Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21-25 for children ages 7-10. Each day includes hiking, a craft, games, snack and other activities. Topic: Feathered Friends.

• Seasonal Scientist Series Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 for children ages 8-12. Topic: Birds.

For more information or to register, visit www.outdoorclassroompa.org.

Phipps camps

Nature-based summer camps for ages 2-7 are planned in July and August at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

• Little Sprouts for ages 2-3: My Five Senses and We Like Dirt.

• Seedling Scientists for ages 4-5: A Bug’s World and Groovin’ in the Garden.

• Budding Botanists for ages 6-7: Art Outside and Plant Your Plate.

For more information, call 412-441-4442.

Kamp David

St. David Christian Early Learning Center, Venetia, has opened registrations for Kamp David Summer Mini Camps, Mondays and Wednesdays in July. Art, recreation, science and discovery programs are open to ages 1-12. Call 724-413-0490 to register.

BOZ the Bear

Westminster Prebyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer Summer Camp with BOZ the Bear 9:30-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 21-Aug. 1 for ages 2-5. BOZ will entertain, educate and inspire preschoolers with stories and songs. Visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630 to register.


An art, music and drama camp for children will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4-8 at View Crest Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four. All children, from beginner to advanced, will grow in their love of art, instrumental and vocal music and drama as they spend a week with qualified instructors. Cost is $55 ($45 for each additional child per family), which includes a healthy lunch. Class size is limited. To register, visit viewcrestchurch.org.

Pony Camp

Horses Unlimited, South Park, will hold two Pony Camps during the 2014 summer season for beginner riders age 5-10. No experience necessary. Activities at each four-day camp, held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day, include: learning to groom (and bathe), saddle, bridle and ride a pony; how to feed and care for horses; “horsey” arts and crafts; and blacksmith and veterinary demonstrations. Each camp is limited to 12 children. Fee per camp is $295. To register or for more information, call 412-835-7726.

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