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2024 Summer Season

The Student Health Center is available to all campers during the normal clinic hours.  Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.  This clinic is staffed with a full time Registered Nurse who can provide first aid intervention, illness and injury assessment, health screenings, and health education.  Student Health Center | Point Park University | Pittsburgh, PA

If you have additional questions while making your summer decision, please reach out to Pre-College Programs at

While COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required at Point Park University, mitigation is still taken very seriously.  If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please call the Student Health Center at 412-392-3800 for information on testing, treatment, and isolation. Symptomatic Covid-19 testing is available in the student health clinic.  

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit:


If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19

  • Isolate: Avoid all others. Only leave your home for emergency medical care.
  • Contact the Student Health Center 412-392-3800
  • Isolate for 5 full days. University Nurse will give you a return to campus date.
  • If you live with others, stay in a separate room, and use a separate bathroom, if possible. Do not share personal items. Clean and disinfect your home and frequently touched surfaces regularly.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves. Contact the Student Health Center 412- 392-3800
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
  • Notify your close contacts.
    • A close contact is anyone who was within six feet or less of you for 15 minutes or more – with or without a mask – in the last two days before you first noticed symptoms or tested positive. Ask your close contacts to quarantine according to the instructions below.
  • Call your healthcare provider to talk about potential treatment options. New medications may help you from getting sick, especially for people at higher risk (Age 65 and older, immune compromise, obesity, heart, kidney disease or lung disease, diabetes).
  • Do not get another PCR test for COVID-19. Testing early in the course of illness is for the purpose of diagnosis. Some people may remain positive by PCR test beyond the period of expected infectiousness.
  • Contact the Student Health Center 412- 392-3800 with questions or for more information.

If you are EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19

  • If you have a known exposure, notify the health center – 412-392-3800.
  • If you are symptomatic, get a test. If you do not have symptoms, test on day 5.
  • Wear a mask for 10 full days days.
    • Start counting from day 1 : Day 0 is when you were exposed, day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
    • If you develop symptoms, stay home, and get tested.
All summer program (including tuition, fees, and add-ons) payments are due before the start of your program, or June 30 (whichever occurs first).

The following dates are tentative and reflect the dates each camp/intensive is scheduled to close. This is subject to change based on registration numbers and slots availiable for new registrations. Please email for any questions/concerns regarding registration deadlines and camp availibility.

Sunday, June 2, 2024
International Summer Dance (6-weeks)
International Summer Dance (3-weeks)
Dungeons & Dragons Camp
Communications Workshops

Sunday, June 9, 2024
Creative Writing Camp
Accelerated Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
Sports Business Camp

Sunday, June 23, 2024
International Summer Dance (2-weeks)
Screenwiriting Intensive
Film Intensive
2D Animation Intensive
3D Animation Intensive 
Choreography Collective (Week 1)

Sunday, June 30, 2024
Editing Intensive
Choreography Collective (Week 2)

Sunday, July 7, 2024
Summer Dance Workshop

**Pre-College Programs Refund Policy: **
If a student encounters an unforeseen extenuating circumstance, they may petition for an exception.

▪  If a participant withdrawals before or on May 1, 2024, there will be no cancellation fee and a full refund will be issued (including the deposit).
▪  If a participant withdrawals before or on May 31, 2024, there will be no cancellation fee and a full refund of fees paid to date LESS the non-refundable deposit.
▪  If a participant withdraws within 14 days of the program start date, no refund will be given.  

*If Point Park University cancels your program, you will have the following options: *
▪  Option 1: Transfer to another 2024 session with an online delivery method
▪  Option 2: Receive a full refund of all tuition and fees paid during the 2024 registration 
▪  Option 3: Apply funds towards pre-registration for 2025

*Please be aware that the below protection plan is offered by CampDoc and NOT Point Park University.*


1. Participation Agreement: 
applicable to ALL students. varies depending on the program. 

2. Student Center Use Agreement: applicable only to on-ground students.


Summer Operations

Point Park partners with CampDoc to better serve our participants and staff.  CampDoc offers an electronic health record system for camps where you will complete your participant’s health information electronically.  

The security and privacy of your participant’s health information is important to us.  The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted, and password protected. You can find additional information about CampDoc privacy and security information at 

Returning Participants

You will receive a notification email from CampDoc to log in and update your participant’s information.

  • Click the “Log In” link within the email.
  • In the Email box, type your email address.
  • In the Password box, type the password previously created.
  • Click the CONTINUE button.
  • If you forget your password, type your email address and click the “Forgot Your Password” button.

New Participants

After signing up for your program, you will receive an “Invitation” email from CampDoc.

  • Click on the green "Accept Invite" link within the email.
  • In the Confirm Email box, type your email address in order to confirm.
  • In the Password box, type the password that you want to use.
  • Click the CONTINUE button.

After you log in, select your participant’s name and click on the health profile link to complete your participant’s information.

Required questions will be marked with an * and outlined in red.  Upload any required documents to your CampDoc account.  If you're on a phone/tablet, you can take a picture to upload the document.

Keep in mind that you can return to at any time to make updates to your participant’s health information before your program begins. You can log in using the email address and password you previously created.  

Returning CampDoc users will find that their participant's health information has carried over from previous years. For new users, your participant’s health information will save from year-to-year, so once you complete it in CampDoc this season, you won’t have to start from scratch next year.

Additionally, CampDoc sends out periodic reminder emails for incomplete health information.  These notifications  come from, so please add this to your safe sender list to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. We don’t want you to miss important notices about Camp Star!

Please note that CampDoc supports the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari which provide improved security and performance for health information. For additional assistance, you can navigate to or contact our Support Team at or 734-636-1000.

We are excited to continually improve, building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family!

Yes, returning students must complete a new registration each year they attend a program.

Participants who have previously been accepted into and attended a program where auditions are required (i.e. International Summer Dance) do not need to reaudition to attend, and can automatically register via CampDoc. Acceptances and scholarships are good for two years from the date recieved, meaning any student who applied last year and did not attend are eligible to utilize their scholarship for the current summer sessions.

A daily attendance sheet is kept on all participants who attend our programs. Upon arrival, a staff member will take roll and make sure all students are accounted for. If a student must leave during programming, they will need to notify the Office of Pre-College Programs to discuss the situation and available options. Please call (412) 392-3457.

The Department of Public Safety is at work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a safe, secure living and learning environment for the University community. Police officers patrol University owned buildings in well-marked vehicles, on foot and on bicycles, maintaining high visibility throughout the area. The Point Park dispatch center has more than 400 surveillance cameras, which are monitored by full-time dispatchers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A valid Point Park University ID card is required for campus access. All residence entrances are locked 24 hours per day and require an ID card with allotted access. All ID cards, including those for residence halls, are controlled and issued by the Department of Public Safety.

Yes, there is a PNC ATM on the second floor of Academic Hall. Supported banks in the downtown area include PNC, Chase, Citizens, KeyBank, First National, and Dollar Bank.

We are looking for current Point Park students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors as of spring 2024) and recent 2024 graduates to be Summer Resident Assistants for students who are minors, 14 to 17 years of age. Those who have worked with teenagers, can remain impartial, and are not afraid to enforce rules to keep students safe are encouraged to apply. This is a serious responsibility and should not be entered into without careful consideration.

As a Resident Assistant (RA), you will live on campus full-time for the duration of the summer session and be assigned 8 to 10 students. 

RA Application Deadline: March 10, 2024
Interviews Conducted By: April 8, 2024

RA / Staff Move-In: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (unless otherwise discussed)
Mandatory RA / Staff Orientation and Training: Wednesday June 12 - Saturday, June 15 (all day)
1st Student Move-In + Orientation: Sunday, June 16 (all day)

2024 Summer Season:
Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, July 27 (dates may vary depending on which session you select)

RESPONSIBILITIES (on a rotating schedule):
 Supervise class attendance reports – check and report any noted absences
 Enforce curfew and rules established at orientation
• Work scheduled Office Hours
 Make wellness checks, as needed
 Document and discuss student misbehavior & report any incidents to Director/Coordinator
 Escort injured students to on-campus physical trainer or off-campus appointments
 Chaperone occasional field trips and accompany groups to planned activities
• Host/Lead evening extracurricular events
 There will be scheduled time off, but you must be willing to be on-call at all times
 Other duties as assigned

The Summer RA position offers free room and board for the duration of the summer session, including a meal plan that covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. An additional stipend will also be provided for the time commitment in the amount of $500/week. Students wishing to participate in camps/intensives (such as ISD) will receive 6 free drop-in classes per week throughout the summer. 

The University does not have a parking facility, so any applicant who drives will be responsible for paying their own parking fees. Please see or for the most current and lowest parking rates in the city.

Selected applicants must apply for or supply proof of mandatory clearances:
• Act 34 (criminal background check)
• Act 151 (child abuse clearance) for the state of PA
• Federal Background (must be done in home state through state office or FBI location)

The cost of these clearances will be covered by the University. If you already have valid clearances dated within five years of the close of our program (August 1), please email copies to our office to avoid going through this process.

Downtown Living

Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown
745 Grant St
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Reservations at 1-800-378-7946 or Drury Plaza Hotel Website
Use code: 328939 (Point Park Univ)

EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown 
425 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Reservations at 412-301-2277       

Fairfield by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
435 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Reservations at Book your corporate rate for Point Park University                                                                                   

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown
250 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Reservations at Book your corporate rate for Point Park University                                                                                   

Joinery Hotel 
453 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Reservations at 1-800-222-8733 or Book your rate for Point Park University

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219Reservations at 1-888-444-6664 or Book your rate for Point Park University at Omni

The Industrialist Hotel, Autograph Collection
405 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Industrialist Hotel, Pittsburgh, Autograph Collection

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Reservations at 412-594-2266

There are lots of things you'll want - and need - to make Point Park your new home. Below are the basics of what to bring, and what not to bring, to make your living space comfortable. This list is available as a printable PDF.

Be sure to contact your roommate before you get here to avoid bringing two of the same item. There are several storeswithin walking distance of the University, including Target, Five Below, and CVS, if there are any last minute items you forgot to pack.  

Select the resident hall to see recommended and prohibited items:

Point Park University does not own a parking lot. However, the City of Pittsburgh has parking lots directly across from the University and within walking distance.

  • Blvd. of the Allies Lot: $16 all day - Directly across the street from the University
  • Third Avenue Garage: $20 all day - Directly across the street from the University
  • Mon Wharf parking: $10 all day - Two blocks from the University
  • Station Square: $6 - $20 per day – 10 min walk from University (recommended choice)
  • Weekend parking rate throughout the city is usually $6 per day
  • North Shore Parking - ~ $9 all day, T-Service free from North Shore to Downtown is free 

Free “T” service (light rail transit/subway) is available between Downtown Pittsburgh and North Shore destinations. The closest station to Point Park is located at Gateway Center

For maps and drop-offs of Port Authority Buses and "T" services, visit:

*Please note: Street parking in Downtown Pittsburgh is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday.

Community and Summer Education Contact Information
Email SummerCamps@PointPark.Edu
Call 412-392-3456
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