Dragon’s Den Summer Camps 2021

The Dragon’s Den is excited to offer a wide array of summer camp options! All of our camps will incorporate our indoor challenge course and beautiful setting in historic St. Mary Magdalene’s, a unique summer camp experience in the Pittsburgh area! Every camp will also involve an outdoor adventure courtesy of Venture Outdoors, and we will spend plenty of time enjoying the sunshine in our courtyard and the beautiful park across the street. Healthy lunches and nutritious snacks will be available each day, and every camper will receive a Dragon’s Den Summer Camp T-shirt! Descriptions of all of our summer camps and camp FAQs can be found below. Once you’ve found the camp (or camps!) right for you, you can register below the description:

Outdoor Explorers

June 28 – July 2 (sold out) &

July 19 – July 23

Ages 7-13

Feeling cooped up? Eager to get out of the house after months of quarantines and shutdowns? From fire-building in the Dragon’s Den courtyard to discovering local plants on the Great Allegheny Passage, this summer camp offers an engaging wilderness experience for youth in the city! Takes place 9:30am-4:00pm each day.

full-day registration

Circus in the Sky w/ PCAC

July 5 – July 9 (Mornings)

Ages 7-10

Kids will spend the week engaging in a variety of circus performance arts. Get ready to juggle and clown, hula hoop, poi dance, slackline, and contort yourself into all sorts of exciting shapes! This is a half-day camp taking place 9:30am-12:30pm. Full-day registration includes Myths and Magic camp.

full-day registration

half-day registration

Myths and Magic

July 5 – July 9 (Afternoons)

Ages 7-10

Complementing our “Circus in the Sky” camp in the mornings, the afternoons will be filled with magic. An introduction to slight of hand and card tricks will dazzle and amaze your friends as we all learn together what makes magic so special! Everyone will leave with a Magic Kit full of illusions they mastered throughout the week. This is a half day camp taking place 1:00pm-4:00pm. Full-day registration includes Circus in the Sky camp.

full-day registration

half-day registration

Dragon’s Spotlight w/ LA TI DO

July 12 – July 16

Ages 10-18

Unlock the multitude of stories within yourself through the art of spoken word poetry, acting, and musical theatre! In partnership with national production company LA TI DO, professional poets and theatre-makers will guide participants in crafting their very own performances. Includes an outdoor hike where campers will find creative inspiration through nature. A week of wordplay and stagecraft will end in a dazzling showcase of participants’ creativity. Morning sessions will take place 9:30am-12:30pm and focus on theatre, afternoon sessions will take place 1:00-4:00pm and focus on spoken word. Choose one with half-day registration, or both with full-day registration.

full-day registration

half-day registration (theatre mornings)

half-day registration (spoken word afternoons)

Dragon’s Laboratory

July 26 – July 30

Ages 7-13

Do you like hands-on experiments? Have you ever turned a pizza box into an oven powered by the sun? How about extracting the DNA from a strawberry? Experience the many ways the sciences shape and affect the world around us. From engineering activities on ground-level at the Dragon’s Den stage to physics while in flight on the ropes course, the Dragon’s Laboratory is sure to be a blast! Takes place 9:30am-4:00pm each day.

full-day registration

half-day registration

Strong Like a Dragon

August 2 – August 6

Ages 7-13

Ready to move those legs after months of online school? From Spikeball to four-square to bike rides to treks through our thrilling challenge course, Strong Like a Dragon is the place for you, full of games and activities to get your body moving! Designed for campers of all athletic types to push themselves to new heights over the course of a fun, active week! All materials, including bicycles, will be provided. Takes place 9:30am-4:00pm each day.

full-day registration

half-day registration

Summer Camp FAQs

What are your summer camp hours?

Full day camps run from 9:30am-4pm Monday through Friday with lunch break from 12:30-1pm. Morning sessions of half day camps run 9:30am-12:30pm and afternoon sessions run 1-4pm. Before and after camp care is also available if needed for an additional $15/hour, please contact us directly to make arrangements.

How much do summer camps cost?

Pricing is as follows:

  • $300/week for a full day camp
  • $180/week for a half day camp
  • Weyr of Dragons Special: Reserve for 3 weeks or more and get 15% off! All camps must be reserved at once to receive discount

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!

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, lunches will be provided every day at all of our camps for full-day registrants, along with nutritious snacks. Kids are welcome to be sent with their own bag lunch if desired.

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 Venture Outdoors to provide and outdoor adventure option one day every week of camps. And if you can’t get enough of the outdoors, our Outdoor Explorers camp is the perfect fit for you!

What is the cancellation 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 $25 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. Masks will be required for everyone inside the building during the summer camps. 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 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.

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 contact@dragonsdenpgh.org and put “Summer Camps” in the subject line.