Dragon’s Den Summer Camps 2024

Dragon’s Den is thrilled to offer a wide array of summer and specialty camp options for 2024! This year, we will offer five weeks of camp and two specialty camps between the months of June and August. All of our camps will incorporate lots of outdoor activities, as well as our indoor challenge course and rock wall! Each camp will also include an adventurous field trip such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, or biking. Campers will be provided breakfast, lunch and a snack every day. Campers will spend plenty of time enjoying the sunshine in our courtyard and in the beautiful park across the street.

2024 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENED BLACK FRIDAY 2023

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Scholarship Applications for partial and full scholarships will open in late February/Early March. Follow us on social media for updates

2024 Summer Day Camps

Dragon’s Lab

June 24 – June 28

Ages 7-13

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for a week of STEM activities and fun experiments. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time, be able to visit our ropes course twice and will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Each day the kids will learn about a new type of science from outer space, to chemistry, to physics, to anatomy, there is a type of science for everybody

*Field trips are subject to change.

Arts and Castles

July 8 – July 12

Ages 7-13

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for a week of different types of Art. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time, be able to visit our ropes course twice and will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and snack daily. The kids will be able to do many different types of art including outdoor, under the sea, and food arts and crafts.

*Field trips are subject to change.

Knight’s Olympics

July 15 – July 19

Ages 7-13

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for a week of different types of Sports and Physical Activity. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time, be able to visit our ropes course twice and will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Campers will be able to participate in physical activities including soccer, yoga, basketball, football and baseball.

*Field trips are subject to change.

Dragon Adventures

July 22 – July 26

Ages 7-13

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for a week of outdoor adventures. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time, be able to visit our ropes course twice and will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Campers will learn about surviving in the wilderness, first aid, fishing, camping and more!

*Field trips are subject to change.

Imagination Den

July 29 – August 2

Ages 7-13

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for a week of Fairy Tales, magic and learning. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time, be able to visit our ropes course twice and will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Each day, campers will learn about fairy tales from a different country or culture and be able to use their imagination to create art projects, cook new foods and more.

*Field trips are subject to change.

2024 Summer Specialty Camps

Enchanted Forrest

June 20 – June 21

Ages 5-9

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for our specialty camp for kids ages 5-9. These two half days your campers will be able to make arts and crafts turning our ropes course into an enchanted forest and themselves into mythical creatures. They will then be able to participate in our newly decorated course in their costumes. The kids will enjoy plenty of outdoor time and will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch daily.

The Music Den

August 5 – August 6

Ages 10-15

Join us at the Dragon’s Den for our specialty camp for campers ages 10-15. These two half days your campers will be able to learn various skills in acting and singing led by counselors with over 45 years of experience, ending with a small performance. Campers will enjoy plenty of outdoor time and will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch daily. All campers will have the option to stay until 3:00 pm to do the ropes course for an additional cost.

Summer Camp FAQs

What are your summer camp hours?

Full day camps run from 9:00am-3:30pm Monday through Friday with a daily breakfast, lunch, and snack offered to all participants. Before and after camp care is also available if needed for an additional fee.

How old does my child need to be to attend Dragon’s Den camp?

Our 2024 Summer Day camps are are designed for ages 7-13, and campers are broken into groups based on their age or grade. When appropriate, camp groups will have the opportunity to interact with one another. Our brand new specialty camps are offered to campers ages 5-9 and 10-15 years old. 

Who can attend Dragon’s Den summer camps?

Dragon’s Den camps are open to everyone—regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and basis of disability. Everyone is welcome.

Kids must meet the age requirements above to attend.

When does camp registration close?

Registration will close one week before the start of each camp.

Can I request that my child be grouped with a friend?

If you would like your child grouped with a friend, please email carola.petrucci@dragonsdenpgh.org at least two weeks before the start of the session. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to honor mutual requests.

Can I work at Dragon’s Den’s summer camps?

We think camp counselor is the best summer job! Check out our job descriptions here, or email jobs@dragonsdenpgh.org for more information.

Will kids get to go on the challenge course during the summer camps?

Of course! We will incorporate the challenge course into all of our summer camps, and all of the participants will get a chance to try out the ropes course, the climbing wall, and the zip line at least twice a week!

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, nutritious lunches, breakfasts and snacks will be provided every day at all of our camps. Kids are welcome to be bring their own bag lunch if desired (or if they have specific allergies). Dragon’s Den is a nut-free facility, and we ask that you take that into consideration if your child is bringing a lunch.

The indoor challenge course sounds great, but will kids get a chance to be outside for these summer camps?

Yes, they will! What’s summer if you can’t be outside? Our church space has an outdoor courtyard and there is a beautiful Homestead park across the street, both of which will be used frequently during our camps. We will also be partnering with other organizations around Pittsburgh to provide an outdoor adventure at least one day every week of camps.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

All cancellations or any changes to camp reservations must be made by May 31st. Prior to May 31st, all cancellations will receive a full refund minus a $40 reservation fee per camp. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations made after May 31st.

Dragon’s Den reserves the right to cancel any summer camp programming due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an event, registrants will have the ability to choose another camp, pending availability, or receive a full refund. Any such cancellations will be announced via email at least two weeks before the start of that camp.

What COVID-19 precautions will be taken during the summer camps?

Dragon’s Den takes the global pandemic very seriously, and we will continue to be very cautious as we all move towards a more open world. Every effort will be made not to congregate in smaller indoor spaces and, in fact, we will spend as much time outdoors as the programming and the weather allows. More information on what the Dragon’s Den is doing can be found by clicking the “COVID-19” tab above. Precautionary measures are subject to change based on guidance from local and federal health departments.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Need-based scholarships for camp tuition are available, based on a family’s ability to pay. For 2024 summer camps, scholarships applications will open in late February/early March. To apply for scholarships please email carola.petrucci@dragonsdenpgh.org, with Summer Camp Scholarship in the subject line.

What do we need to do before coming to camp?

All required documentation, questions, and registration information will be collected during the registration process on our registration software ACTIVE

Any additional documentation needed will be communicated to you prior to the start of camp.

If you have any specific concerns about starting camp or would like to share information with our team to help make your camper’s summer successful, please contact us by email or at (412) 461-3336. The more we know about the medical and social-emotional wellness of your camper in advance, the better we will be able to support them during the summer.

What should I do if I have more questions?

We are ALWAYS happy to answer any questions you might have. Please call us at (412) 461-3336 or email us at carola.petrucci@dragonsdenpgh.org and put “Summer Camps” in the subject line.