Four Weeks of Fun & Focus

Steel City Squashers do not have the summer months off but instead spend their summer 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.

This year we will host our first ever Summer Discovery Program at the brand-new Steel City Squash Center. Students will have a chance to experience state-of-the-art squash and fitness equipment, student-centered classrooms, and engage with the Larimer Community. Students will also have a chance to swim at the Kingsley Association and engage with a local artist as a mural is installed on the building facade.

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