Summer Camps

2020 Summer Camps at the History Center

The History Center has cancelled our summer camps for 2020, but kids can explore history through new hands-on Pittsburgh Favorites Activity kits, available now.

Explore some of Pittsburgh’s favorite things in this activity kit designed for elementary age kids! The Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kit comes with an Inspiration Journal and coloring pages related to each activity. You can also virtually join a History Center educator to talk about the activities one day each week during July and August.

Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kits

History pops this summer with brand new camps at the History Center!

Kids can experience history in a whole new way during fun and immersive summer camps this July at the History Center! Designed for campers who have just completed first through sixth grades, camps offer the opportunity to experience Pittsburgh like never before – both within the museum and outside its walls.

Please contact Nate Rodda at 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 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.