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Best Summer Camps Or Workshops For Teens In Pittsburgh

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The Pittsburgh region abounds with cultural, educational and sports activities. There are a plethora of museums, universities, theaters, art and science centers and recreational pursuits for the teens to enjoy and learn new things. These opportunities are led by qualified instructors who have the needs and interests of the children in mind. The summer camps and workshops expand the skills necessary for a positive learning experience, working and sharing with others and have fun at the same time.

National Aviary

700 Arch St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 323-7235

Teens can explore a sense of the tropics of the world without leaving the confines of the Pittsburgh region. Campers will be able to experience several categories of interest including falconry, art and photography and even a chance to learn about becoming a veterinarian. Qualified staff members conduct exciting sessions, taking the time to provide assistance to the campers as they are creating art sketches.Campers will have the opportunity to photograph the exotic birds of the National Aviary. There are three packages to consider for a better value to enjoy the National Aviary for all the sights and sounds to ensure an exciting adventure.

Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 237-3400

Check here for details.

The Carnegie Science Center offers three unique camps that will energize your math, chemistry, science and engineering skills to the limit, and at the same time engage in experiments and hands-on activities. The skills presented by the instructors is an introduction for interest in a scientific profession as a career. An important part of the camp is teaching how to work with others in a supervisory position, which teaches responsibility along with a certification course. One of the benefits of the full day camps is a tour, and interactive exhibits to explore and examine the Omnimax and Sports Works venues. There are a host of themes organized to meet the needs and interests of the campers.

Nike Sports Camps
Scally's Golf Center
265 Hookstown Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

The winter season will long be forgotten when the green grass of Scally's Golf Center welcomes beginners and experienced golfers. The facility is a premier location to learn the vagaries of the game that starts with basic fundamentals and continues at each student's pace. The golf professionals arrange the class into small groups for a better teacher to camper experience. Campers don't have to worry about keeping a score since the instruction relies on fun, improvement and appreciation of the game of golf.

Related: Best Mini Golf Courses In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh CLO
130 CLO Academy Way
Penn Avenue Place, 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-2234

Click here for details.

The Pittsburgh CLO is located in the Cultural District, where aspiring students will learn the nuances and arrangements of performing on stage. The students will work with teachers who are qualified in all aspects of the musical theater. The summer camp experience will afford the students an opportunity to perform  in one of the selected shows. The instruction process is open to all ability levels, but the main ingredients are a challenging and fun experience with dreams of becoming a star. The Pittsburgh CLO is devoted to provide the ultimate theater experience, and will help students construct a map for their future stage endeavors.

Related: 2013 Pittsburgh Spring Theater Preview 

Pittsburgh Center For The Arts
1047 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-0455

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There is a vast secelction of opportunities for students who are eager to develop as artists.There are full-day and half-day options to dabble in and a surplus of programs including art design, photography, animation, painting, fashion, painting and theatrics. Top notch instructors and educators set up a comfortable setting for the students to ask questions, peruse the galleries and view artists work. The Shadyside community and Mellon Park serve as an inspiration for a rewarding excursion to learn new things and experience art while working with others to create a memorable project.

Carnegie Mellon Computer Camps
iD Tech Camps

5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-200
(888) 709-8324

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The iD Tech Camp at Carnegie Mellon University is the premier place to be for campers who are interested in all aspects of technology and computers. The programs have a fantastic balance between course work and fun. The instructors incorporate outside activities, such as sports, games, talent shows, movies and board games that will refresh the time spent at the computers. Teens will have the opportunity to mingle with others, watch movies or explore the environment of college life. The camps not only promote an exemplary course option of game design, programming and web design, but also a fun-filled atmosphere that encompasses small group instruction. There are programs and courses for beginners to the advanced levels, and the iD Tech Camp at Carnegie Mellon University is one that will be a memorable educational experience.

Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at

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