Dragon’s Den Summer Camps 2022

Dragon’s Den is thrilled to offer a wide array of summer camp options for 2022! 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, and 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.

Camps are held Monday-Friday, 9:30-4:00. Before and after care are available for $15/day. For a limited time, our early bird registration rate is $299!


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Dragon’s Laboratory

June 27 – July 1

Ages 7-13

Channel your inner Einstein in the Dragon’s Laboratory, where our team of scientists will lead kids in building their own zip line, making their own ice-cream, and cooking with the sun—rounding out the week will be an exhilarating egg drop.

Around the World in 5 Days

July 4 – July 8

Ages 7-13

Get ready to take a trip around the world, departing from Dragon’s Den! Experience the many ways different countries celebrate holidays and express their traditions and cultures through languages, food, music, games, and more!

Outdoor Explorers

July 11 – July 15

Ages 7-13

Feeling cooped up? Eager to get out of the house? We are too! Join us for Outdoor Explorers camp, where kids will travel through both the Dragon’s Den ropes course and through nature, while developing wilderness survival skills, including cooking lunch on a bonfire.

Sorcerers’ School

July 18 – July 22

Ages 7-13

Fill your days with magic! Activities will include gathering of magic wands, rousing wizards’ games, and astounding “magical” experiments. Choose your house and join the fun!

Strong Like a Dragon

July 25 – July 29

Ages 7-13

Ready to move those legs after months of school? From basketball to bike rides to, of course, treks through our thrilling challenge course, Strong Like a Dragon is the place for you! Campers can expect an invigorating week of team sports, track & field events, and nutrition. All equipment, including bicycles, will be provided.

Pirates of Dragon’s Cove

August 1 – August 5

Ages 7-13

Set sail on the Seven Seas of Summer Camp with Captain Dragonbeard! Walk the planks of the challenge course, create your own pirate flag and parrot, search for treasure, and conquer the mighty waters of the Three Rivers!

Summer Camp FAQs

What are your summer camp hours?

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

What is the ideal age for a camper at Dragon’s Den?

All of our camps are designed for ages 7-13, and whenever possible, we will be splitting the camps into a younger group (7-9) and an older group (10-13). This not only allows kids to explore with others of a similar age, but this also will be how they are split going on the challenge course, with the younger group on our lower ropes course and the older group on the upper ropes course.

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. 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 Venture Outdoors to provide an outdoor adventure at least 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.