Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600

Summer Camps Enrich Learning

The Fox Chapel Area School District will, once again, be offering a number of summer programs for students.

Secondary Programs

The Western Pennsylvania Learning Academy will continue its many summer programs that are offered at the high school. All of the programs are offered to Fox Chapel Area students, as well as students from other school districts, unless indicated.

EMPOWER2019 Comprehensive Leadership Program – Thirteen days of leadership training and eight full Dale Carnegie TrainingTM sessions with two college credits for rising 10-12 graders. June 11, 13, 17-27 & July 1 and 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

EMPOWER2019 Emerging Leadership Program – Five days of leadership training, including four modified Dale Carnegie TrainingTM sessions for rising 10-12 graders. June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Blossom and Flourish Leadership Program – A leadership training and confidence-building program for rising seventh- through ninth-grade girls. July 8-12 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

FIRST STEP – This program is for incoming Fox Chapel Area High School freshmen only, and the goal is to help students with the transition from middle to high school. ¬June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Transportation is provided, if needed.

Future Filmmakers ¬Academy – Students entering grades seven through nine will be introduced to the skills of filmmaking. July 8-12 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

CSI Summer Seminar – Rising eighth- and ninth-graders will be introduced to career pathways in the field of forensic science by exploring various disciplines associated with forensic investigations. July 9-11 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FIERCE (Fortitude, Integrity, Empowerment, Rights, Courage, Equality) – Students entering grades 9-12 will participate in a three-day intensive study of issues in the LGBTQ community. August 5-7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Theater Arts Camp – Rising sixth- through eighth-graders will learn more about musical theater stage production. August 5-7 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Study Skills Boot Camp – Students in grades nine through 12 will learn how to get organized and gain the tools for academic success. August 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mastering the College Essay – Beginning in August and running through November, high school seniors can get one-on-one guidance on producing a stellar college application.

Prices for the courses vary and scholarships are available for eligible students. More information about the programs can be obtained by contacting teacher Lisa Gibson at 412/967-2479, or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


STEAM Summer Camps – The district’s third annual STEAM Summer Camps will be offered to rising first- through ninth-graders from any school district. This is a series of interdisciplinary camps focusing on topics such as drones, coding, escape rooms, rocket science, engineering design, digital art, and more.

The camps will be held at Hartwood Elementary June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with an open house on Friday with a noon dismissal.

Spots are limited. Register at https://fcasdsteamcamp2019.eventbrite.com.