Explore Pittsburgh’s history through food. Come into our kitchen to make historic recipes and explore how they are connected to the traditions and culture of people who have called the city home.
This camp includes excursions to the Strip District and the Frick Environmental Center’s From Slavery to Freedom garden.
The Cooking Up History Summer Camp is available for campers who just finished 4th through 6th grades.
Information & Registration
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended drop-off and pick-up available
Cost: $250 | $225 for History Center members
Please register online for the Cooking Up History summer camp session beginning the week of July 13, 2020.
Visit our Summer Camps page for information about other 2020 session dates.
Please contact Nate Rodda at email@example.com or 412-454-6433 with questions or for more information, including the History Center member discount code.
Extended Drop-off and Pick-up
Extended drop-off and pick-up hours are available for all camp sessions for $50 a week, which includes all five days of the session. The extended drop-off hours are from 8 – 9 a.m., and the extended pick-up hours are from 3 – 5 p.m. You can sign up for extended drop-off and pick-up hours via the registration link for each session of camp.
If you have any questions about extended drop-off and pick-up hours, please contact Nate Rodda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6433.
Preparing for Camp and Common Questions
In the weeks leading up to the start of summer camps, caregivers of campers will be emailed a registration packet. This will include detailed information about camper drop-off and pick-up, medical policy information, photo release information, and a consent for emergency medical treatment.
Registration packets need to be completed and returned to the History Center at least two weeks before the session your camper is enrolled in. If your camper is enrolled in multiple sessions, the same forms can be used for both sessions.
What is included with camp registration?
Registration includes a Camps at the History Center t-shirt, a daily snack, activity supplies, pizza on Friday, and a family admission pass to the History Center.
Where do I drop-off and pick-up my camper?
Campers should be dropped off and picked up at the double doors near the bus pull-in lane on Smallman Street. You will check your camper in and out with a member of the History Center’s Learning team.
How many campers are in each session?
There are 10 spots per camp per week. Sign up today to reserve your spot.
Is lunch included with camps?
Pizza on Friday is included with camp registration. For the other days of camp, campers should provide their own lunches that do not require refrigeration or re-heating.