Five Weeks of Fun & Focus
Steel City Squashers do not have the summer months off but instead spend their summer months honing their academic and squash skills through participation in activities in and around Pittsburgh. Students work on intensive literacy and STEM curricula, practice squash daily, and go on field trips. Middle school students also participate in Pitts’ Kids Summer Camp, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, where they receive swim lessons, take taekwondo, and learn how to rock-climb on Pitt’s indoor climbing wall.
No “Summer Slide”
At its core, the Summer Discover Program is an academic enrichment program designed specifically to address gaps in PA Common Core skills. Each student participates in STEM and literacy courses, complete with homework assignments, in order to combat “summer slide”. However, students also get to play squash, go swimming and play team oriented, staff-led, games every day.
The field trips are some of the highlights of the summer; ranging from a day of fun at Kennywood Amusement Park to exploring Pittsburgh’s history at the Heinz History Center or art at the Warhol Museum.
Summer Discovery Program Goals
- To provide academic enrichment designed to address gaps in PA Common Core skills
- To develop a genuine interest in furthering their knowledge of the world
- To grow a love of and dedication to Steel City Squash