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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com and put “Summer Camps” in the subject line.