|American Childhood Cancer Organization - Educational and Emotional Support Materials||Provides books, journals, a medical play kit, Cozy Port-A-Cat and Comfort kit to families who have a child who has received childhood cancer diagnosis.
||American Childhood Cancer Organization||American Childhood Cancer Organization|
|American Legion - Temporary Financial Assistance||American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.||American Legion||American Legion|
|Amputee Coalition - Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp||The Amputee Coalition's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost arms and/or legs or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers' confidence regardless of skill level and takes place at Camp JOY in Clarksville, OH.
A unique aspect of our program is that campers are not accompanied by their parents, which inspires campers to take on new challenges, be independent, test themselves and build new friendships in a supportive, caring environment.||Amputee Coalition||Amputee Coalition|
|Associated Charities - New Foot Ware for Children||Provides new foot ware & boots to children.||Crawford||Associated Charities||Associated Charities|
|Back to School Session||Provides childern of need-based families with essential school supplies||Cumberland||Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church||Bountiful Blessings|
|Berks County CASSP||Multisystem involved children and their families can request assistance in coordination of services.||Berks||Berks County Mental Health/ Developmental Disabilities Program and Berks County HealthChoices Program||Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program and Berks County HealthChoices Program|
|Brashear Association - Brashear Kids||Summer camps and afterschool programming provides a safe and positive learning environment for students in the South Pittsburgh area.||Allegheny||Brashear Association - Brashear Center||Brashear Association|
|CANDLE, Inc. - Reality Tour||The Reality Tour® is an evening program for children age 10+, who must be accompanied by their parent. This 3-hour interactive program gives families the tools needed to reduce the risk of substance abuse.||Butler||Candle, Inc.||Candle, Inc. |
|Capital Area Children's Center||Our program provides a rich classroom environment where children are encouraged to explore, express their creativity, make friends and develop self-confidence, while being challenged to learn. Opportunities for socialization and learning occur within a safe, nurturing and fun setting.||Cumberland||Capital Area Children's Center||United Cerebral Palsy Central PA |
|CAPPA Academic Enrichment / Performing Arts Showcase / Gang Prevention||The 11-month program uses evidence-based curriculums administered by staff, certified public school teachers and dedicated volunteer tutors/mentors from local area colleges. The program culminates each year in June with a professional stage production, the Annual Performing Arts Showcase featuring CAPPA participants at the Community Arts Center. The program is taped and televised throughout the summer months. Students involved in the Academic Enrichment/Performing Arts Showcase/Gang Prevention program demonstrate positive results in behavior and attitude as it relates to anti-social activities, academic performance, relationships with friends, self-concept and social-cultural enrichment.||Lycoming||CAPPA Academic Enrichment/Performing Arts Showcase/Gang Prevention||Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action (CAPPA)|
|Carnegie Mellon University, FIRST Summer Camps||Carnegie Mellon University FIRST Summer Camps offers students the opportunity to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)and includes Girls of Steel Robotics, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition.
The camps are designed to teach students to strategize, design, build, program, test and compete in LEGO building and robotics.||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh - Camp||Located only , Camp "R" is a residential summer camp, located in the Laurel Mountains 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh and operated by the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh for over 75 years. You will receive a free T-shirt, transportation to and from camp, and the best week of your summer.
Camp "R" is open to boys and girls, ages 7-14. They offer four weekly sessions with multi-week discounts. Unplug for the week, no computers, video games, or TV, and enjoy a jam packed week of fun and games.||Beaver||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization||The Partial Program facilitates the transition from inpatient to home by offering on-campus day treatment in a comfortable setting.
* An on-campus program providing acute, structured, and short term treatment during the day
* Close psychiatric monitoring by a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist
* Group therapy, skills training and psychoeducational groups
* Family education support groups
* Education in licensed on site classroom
* Multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals including master's level clinicians, allied therapist, certified special education teacher led by a psychiatrist
Transportation is provided for patients and can be arranged by our facility
||Clarion||Clarion Psychiatric Center||Clarion Psychiatric Center|
|Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Camp Chihopi||Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Camp Chihopi is a 4-day, overnight camp for Children who have received liver transplants and/or intestine transplants. During this summer camping event, campers are encouraged to make new friends, share their experiences, and participate in a variety of outdoor camp activities to the best of their abilities.
Camp Chihopi provides a non-medical environment where campers can increase self esteem and interact with children with similar medical backgrounds. The camp aims to help children continue to adapt to their chronic condition as a transplant recipient as they mature into young adults.||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Club Impact 2||Club Impact 2 includes children from the neighborhood and church who are aged four through fourteen. We meet every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm for games, snacks, and more importantly, to learn about God and how God would have us to live.||Cumberland||Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church||Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church|
|Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center - Camp Kinderland for Girls||Flexible and innovative Jewish camp provides daily shiur, swimming, art, dance, music, baking, sports, field trips and more activities. Kosher breakfast, hot lunch and snacks served. Extended care and transportation available for an additional cost.||Philadelphia||Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center|
|Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center - Camp Malchus for Boys||Flexible, innovative Jewish Camp provides daily shiur, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, woodworking, bowling, barbecues, baseball games, overnights, late nights, little league and weekly trips. Kosher breakfast, hot lunch and snacks are served. Extended care and transportation available for an additional cost.||Philadelphia||Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||Congregation Beth Solomon Community Center|
|Cranberry Township - Camp Cranberry||Camp Cranberry provides a variety of day camps, overnight camps and themed camps designed to meet children's needs to create friendships, have fun and be creative. Adventure camps such as Time Travelers, Dinosaur Detectives, Island Explorers and Mad Scientist feature special theme-related games and crafts.
Our camps meet children's needs for adventure, physical challenge, skill development and fun! Sports Camps include skill development for each sport and in the afternoon, regular camp activities such as environmental education, theme afternoons, arts & crafts, and guest speakers.
Our Great Outdoors camps are filled with adventures - fishing, ropes course, canoeing, and more.
Camp descriptions and fees available at website. Some camps take place at different local area locations.||Butler||Cranberry Township Community Development||Cranberry Township Community Development|
|Danville Head Start - Pre-school||Head Start/Pre-K Counts offers pre-school age children and their families the building blocks needed to develop skills that lead to success in school and throughout life.||Montour||Danville Head Start - Program||Danville Head Start|
|DivorceCare for Kids - Support Groups - Williamsport||DivorceCare for Kids groups help children heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings. This is a 13-week program.||Lycoming||DivorceCare Support Groups for Kids||DivorceCare|
|Early Head Start||Centre||Early Head Start||Cen-Clear Child Services|
|eKidzCare - Pediatric Home Healthcare||Provides a full spectrum of home health services including RN, LPN and Aide shift care, skilled nursing visits, well baby visits, teaching/education to patients in home, and assistance at school as well as daycare. Some medically complex children that are commonly cared for are diagnosed with autism, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, cancer, congenital anomalies, tracheostomy, feeding tubes and ventilator dependent children.
|Greene County, Department of Recreation - Day Camp Program||The Day Camp program runs for six weeks every summer, providing hundreds of Greene County children with fun and activities. Campers enjoy activities at various county parks, pools, community centers and elementary schools across the county.||Greene||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Greensburg YMCA - Greensburg YMCA Adventure Camp||The Greensburg YMCA Adventure Camp is a day camp that offers a more traditional camp feel with outdoor activities, daily swimming, local excursions, theme related crafts, weekly field trips and character development.||Westmoreland||Greensburg YMCA Education and Employment Training||Greensburg YMCA|
|Head Start||Centre||Head Start||Cen-Clear Child Services|
|Healthy Kids||Information line for childrens health.||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Department of Health||Pennsylvania Department of Health|
|Healthy Kids Helpline||Helpline for PA State Health Insurance Programs (CHIP or MA)
- Also affiliated with Healthy Baby Helpline (See own listing)||Dauphin||Help in PA||Pennsylvania Department of Health|
|Hometown Hoops Mini-Camps||Allegheny County is offering 29 basketball mini-camps in 11 communities throughout the county this summer for youngsters ages 6-18. The mini-camps are FREE thanks to a grant secured by the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development. Participants will learn basketball skills from coaches & players with experience in the NBA, NCAA & WPIAL.
The mini-camps take place Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the locations listed below. There is no mini-camp on Independence Day. In case of inclement weather, call (412) 350-2455 to confirm if a mini-camp is taking place. For further information, contact the Parks Department at (412) 350-2455.
June 23 & 24, California Avenue Park in Avalon
June 25-27, Meyers Ridge Park in McKees Rocks
June 30 & July 1, Crawford Village Basketball Courts in McKeesport
July 2 & 3, Hawkins Village Basketball Court in Rankin
July 7 & 8, Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg
July 9 & 10, Natrona Ballfield in Natrona Heights
July 11 & 14, Pitcairn Park in Pitcairn
July 15 & 16, Sharpsburg Family Worship Center in Sharpsburg
July 17 & 18, Wilmerding YMCA in Wilmerding
July 21 & 22, Pleasant Ridge Community Center in McKees Rocks
July 23 & 24, Founders Hall School in McKeesport
July 25, Marion Circle Basketball Courts in Clairton
July 28-30, Charlie Batch Playground in Homestead
July 31 & Aug. 1, Harrison Village Basketball Courts in McKeesport
||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Hosanna House - Summer Camp||At the Hosanna House Summer Camp youth are exposed to a variety of activities throughout the day in a healthy, safe, enjoyable and structured environment led by our caring and nurturing mentors.
The main focus of our summer camp is centered around physical health and social wellness. We teach children how to impact their families by keeping active and staying fit.
Pre-School Summer Camp also available. See website for details.||Allegheny||Hosanna House, Inc.||Hosanna House, Inc.|
|KinderCare Learning Centers - Summer Camps||Kinder Care Learning Centers are located in many areas of Western Pennsylvania and offer six themed, summer camps for both preschool/kindergartners and school-age children.
If your kids are looking to take the lazy days of summer and find something amazing and exciting in each and every one of them, then enroll now in all six of KinderCare’s summer break programs.
||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards||Officially known as the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, this annual scholarship contest gives talented art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college.
Sponsored solely by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this high school art competition requires the fusion of artistic talent with a passionate patriotic vision.||Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia - Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley||A network of volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.||Lancaster||Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia - Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley||Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia - Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley|
|Office for Dispute Resolution||ODR administers the mediation and due process procedures available for special education disputes. A Hearing Officer Settlement Conference (Hosc) is a service where parties who are close to a resolution, but have identifiable roadblocks, can collaborate with a sitting hearing officer to see if those roadblocks can be overcome before a hearing. In addition, ODR offers a creating agreement training to parents and schools. IEP Facilitation is also available through ODR. Special Education Consultline, a toll-free assistance line for parents, is also a service of ODR. The Consultline number is 1-800-879-2301||Dauphin||Office for Dispute Resolution||Office for Dispute Resolution |
|PACT, Parents and Children Together||Various research projects involving parents and children||Dauphin||Parents and Children Together, Pennsylvania State University||Parents and Children Together, Pennsylvania State University|
|Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Summer Camps||Phipps' has several summer day camps that connect youth ages 2 through 9 to nature, science and healthy living through fun, participatory environment-based activities—from growing and cooking their own vegetables, crafting with recycled materials, and drawing and photographing nature while exploring the Conservatory and outdoor gardens. Each camp day includes a healthy plant-related snack.||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Play Well Allegheny Basketball Camps||Play Well Allegheny Basketball Camps in North Park, South Park and Boyce Park provide youth the opportunity to learn fundamentals, improve skills, run through drills and have fun with local coaches and players with experience in the NBA, NCAA & WPIAL.
Activities, Skills & Drills Include:|
- Stretching & Warm-Ups,
- Stationary Ball Handling,
- Moving Ball Handling,
- Form Shooting,
- Foot Speed Drills,
- Defensive Stance/Slides,
- Foul Shots,
- Daily Competitions,
- Speaker of the Day.
|Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Preschool||Summer activities include games, crafts, and playtime; winter activities include tumbling, mother's time-out program, crafts, swimming and gym programs.||Dauphin||Lower Paxton Township Parks & Recreation||Lower Paxton Township Parks & Recreation |
|Preschools||Centre||Pre-K Counts||Cen-Clear Child Services|
|Psychiatric Rehabilitation||Centre||CHAMPS||Cen-Clear Child Services|
|Rainbow Summer||2 week day camp providing snack, special programs, crafts, bible stories, hot lunch, swimming at Lewistown Recreation Park. Supervised in small groups by carefully selected local teens with adult oversite. Special last day trip to DelGrosso Park||Mifflin||Lewistown United Ministries in Neighborhood Action||Lewistown United Ministries in Neighborhood Action|
|Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus (Armstrong) - Day Camp||Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus, Day Camp is great setting for kids to build friendships and learn, grow and play. With a number of activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, active play, outdoor activities and field trips. Your child will have many opportunities to develop attitudes and practices that promote leadership and character.||Armstrong||Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus (Armstrong)||Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus (Armstrong)|
|Salvation Army of Huntingdon - Huntingdon County - Children's Program||The Salvation Army of Huntingdon provides a Children's Program Tuesday nights to help them with homework, be read a Bible story, and given a warm meal. There is also tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights for referred children.||Huntingdon||Salvation Army of Huntingdon - Huntingdon County||Salvation Army of Huntingdon|
|Sonshine Club, Lewistown United Ministries in Neighborhood Action||bible stories, singing
snack||Mifflin||Lewistown United Ministries in Neighborhood Action||Lewistown United Ministries in Neighborhood Action|
|Southwestern Human Services||Offers outpatient therapy as well as behavioral health services to individuals, families and groups in the home, school and community. Also specializes in children with special needs, mental health, intellectual disabilities and autism.||Allegheny||Southwestern Human Services||Southwestern Human Services|
|Speech / Language Therapy - Hope Enterprises - Children's Development Center||Speech-Language Therapy services treat a variety of speech-language delays, articulation and hearing loss, stuttering, voice disorders and feeding/swallowing difficulties.||Lycoming||Children's Development Center||Hope Enterprises|
|Summer Children's Day Program||Summer program for children that provides lunch, games, songs, lessons and crafts.||Perry||Duncannon Presbyterian Church||Duncannon Presbyterian Church|
|Summer Reading Program||Provides each child with a brand new book on his or her own grade level that they can read and enjoy while school is not in session.||Cumberland||Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church||Bountiful Blessings|
|Sunshine Foundation - Wish Foundation||A private, non-profit organization that grants a wish or dream to terminally ill, chronically ill, abused children or physically challenged children, ages 3-18. Supported entirely by donations.||Bucks||Sunshine Foundation||Sunshine Foundation|
|United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - MilitaryKidsConnect||Today's military kids grow up in a world where they may face many issues with the reintegration of a formally deployed military family member who may be dealing with post traumatic stress, physical disabilities and other issues. They need a unique set of skills to draw on in order to get through often difficult situations.
MilitaryKidsConnect (MKC), an award-winning website, helps children prepare for the challenges faced during these significant family transitions. Through participation in MKC's monitored online forums, children can share their own ideas, experiences, and suggestions with other military children, helping them to know they are not alone in dealing with the stresses of military life. MKC's focused parent and educator tracks provide information to help them understand what it takes to support military children in at-home and school settings.||United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & Technology||United States Department of Defense|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - Scout of the Year Program||Some of the VFW's earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, VFW's partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Through the VFW's Scout of the Year program, members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest||Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Women, Infants and Children (WIC)||Provides nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age 5. WIC distributes food vouchers which may be exchanged for milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and formula in most grocery stores. WIC also provides breastfeeding support and information, referrals for health care and other services.||Dauphin||*Main Site (WIC)||Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Pennsylvania|
|York Day Nursery, Inc.||Child care & education programs for pre-school up to 5 years of age.
Infant day care beginning at 6 weeks of age
Speakers available upon request
||York||York Day Nursery, Inc.||York Day Nursery, Inc.|