Youth & High School Summer Programs Be the Pioneer of your journey!
Experience your Summer in the City at Point Park University. Summertime is the best time to be in Downtown, Pittsburgh. Our programs span a wide range of subjects and offer students a glimpse into academic college life. It’s the ideal mix of education and fun.
Discover your next adventure by selecting a program below! Please be sure to reference our FAQs webpage for additional details about our summer season. Interested in learning more about other non-credit opportunities? Explore all that the Department of Community and Summer Education has to offer today.
Accounting | 9th - 12th grade
The goal of the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), which is part of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., is to increase the understanding of accounting career opportunities among high school students in underrepresented minority groups. Through ACAP, students receive education enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.
Accounting Career Awareness Program | June 13 - June 18 → On-Ground, Residential
Athletics | various ages
Calling all Pioneers! Join us this summer as our devoted coaches and staff help to improve your game while also having fun. Point Park University Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the River States Conference.
Esports | June 27 - July 2 and July 25 - July 30 → On-Ground, Residential
Baseball | Postponed until 2022
Men’s Basketball | Postponed until 2022
Women’s Basketball | Postponed until 2022
Cinema Arts | 9th - 12th grade
Join a group of like-minded filmmakers as you learn the essentials of cinema production. Our programs offer pre-professional, intensive hands-on education in narrative filmmaking, with collaboration at its core. Please note that these high school programs are all on a first-come, first-serve basis and offer an intimate class size.
Screenwriting Intensive | June 27 - July 2 → On-Ground, Residential
Camp Hollywood | July 4 - July 15 → On-Ground, Residential
3D Animation Intensive | July 4 - July 16 → On-Ground, Residential
The World of Post-Production | July 18 - July 23 → On-Ground, Residential
2D Animation Intensive | July 18 - July 30 → On-Ground, Residential
Communications | 9th - 12th grade
Network with professionals and explore avenues in media and communications. Led by leading field experts, all programming is career-focused with experiential opportunities to develop outside of the classroom.
Sports Communication | To Be Announced
Public Relations and Advertising | To Be Announced
Going Pro with your Podcast | July 25 - July 30 → On-Ground, Residential
Dance | Ages 10-30
Our dance programs welcome talented dancers, teachers and musicians from around the globe who are all united through the love of dance. Programs offer comprehensive dance instruction specialized in ballet, jazz and modern.
International Summer Dance | Starts June 20 → On-Ground, Residential (3wks or 6wks) & Online (10-13 yrs or 14+)
Choreography Collective | July 17 - July 24 → On-Ground, Residential
Summer Dance Workshop | July 19 - July 23 or July 19 - July 30 → Online
Engagement | 6th - 10th grade
Spend quality time learning about civic, business and community organizations to become agents of change in the city of Pittsburgh. Join us as we celebrate the service-learning movement.
412 Impact Camp | July 28 - July 29 → On-Ground, Commuter
Forensic Science | 9th - 12th grade
A unique and realistic exploration of forensic science, crime scene investigations and more! Point Park faculty with years of experience in the field will lead students through a combination of lectures, student interactions and hands-on experiences.
CSI Camp | Postponed until 2022
Theatre | 9th - 12th grade
A transformative program led by expert industry professionals and Point Park Faculty at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the arts and entertainment center of the University. Take the stage in our brand new, state-of-the-art performance venue.
Theatre Intensive | June 27 - July 10 → On-Ground, Residential