Outdoor Explorers

Outdoor Explorers

Feeling cooped up? Eager to get out of the house? We are too!

  • For Ages 7 to 13
  • In-Person Camps Only

About Outdoor Explorers

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. This week’s field trip will include kayaking and fishing!

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Safety/Cleaning Policies:

Temperature checks, hand sanitizing, and COVID-19 questions as part of check-in upon arrival Doors and windows open when weather permits to allow for air flow Hand sanitizing before and after using the challenge course

Camp FAQ

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 (8:30-9:30 and 4:00-5:00, respectively). Please contact us directly to make arrangements.

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 contact@dragonsdenpgh at least two weeks before the start of the session. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to honor mutual requests

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, nutritious lunches and snacks will be provided every day at all of our camps. 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 & 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.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Need-based scholarships for camp tuition are available, based on a family’s ability to pay. Please email contact@dragonsdenpgh.org, with Summer Camp Scholarship in the subject line.

What do we need to do before coming to camp?

Before camp begins, the Summer Camp paperwork packet must be completed, including the Dragon’s Den Summer Camp and Challenge Course waivers and the Venture Outdoors waiver for field trips. 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.

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Safety/Cleaning Policies:

Temperature checks, hand sanitizing, and COVID-19 questions as part of check-in upon arrival Doors and windows open when weather permits to allow for air flow Hand sanitizing before and after using the challenge course

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