200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-366-2100

Summer Resources for ELLs!


It is a proven fact that if you use the language,

you will not lose the language.


Please encourage you children to keep up their English skills. Have your children interact with as many English speaking people that they can this summer.  They have all worked very hard to learn English this year and we want them to show off those skills.  We have included a variety of programs for English help and activities that the students could go out to enjoy, have fun with and use their English skills.   Many of these places offer summer camps, workshops or classes.  This will enable your child to do something fun that they are interested in and also practice their English.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Programs for English help:

Franklin Park Borough Programs: http://www.franklinparkborough.us/PDF/Franklin%20Park%20Rec%20Newsletter-FINAL.pdf  (Please scroll to the bottom and look for the teen/youth programs)

Ideas for summer for in and around Pittsburgh:

North Hills Art Center- 

Located on Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills.

Offers summer camps, children and adult classes, workshops and private classes.

Web site:  www.northhillsartcenter.com


Sweetwater Art Center-

Located on Main Street in Sewickley

Offers summer camps, children and adult classes.

Web site: www.sweetwaterartcenter.org


Carnegie Museum of Art

Location in Oakland

Offers youth and adult classes, summer camps, family activities

Web site: www.cmoa.org


Baierl YMCA in Franklin Park

Location on Nicholson Road in Franklin Park

Offers summer camps, sports, swimming, and fitness

Web site:  www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/branch.asp?id=2


Carnegie Science Center

Location on the North Shore of Pittsburgh

Offers summer camps, workshops, exhibits and movies

Website: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/


The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Location in Highland Park of Pittsburgh

Offers summer camps, workshops, summer entertainment

Website:  www.pittsburghzoo.com/


Kennywood Park

Location in West Mifflin, PA

Offers hours of fun with family and friends riding rides and playing games.

Website:  www.kennywood.com


Idlewood Park and Soak Zone

Location in Latrobe, PA

Offers hours of fun in their amusement park and their waterpark.

Website:  www.idlewild.com/


PNC Park- Pittsburgh Pirates

Location on the North Shore of Pittsburgh

Offers family fun and entertainment

Website:  http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=pit


Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location in Station Square in Pittsburgh

Offers narrated tours of the city, brunch, lunch, dinner and party cruises.  Also offers transportation to PNC Park from Station Square for Pirate games.

Website:  www.gatewayclipper.com


Just Ducky Tours

Location in Station Square in Pittsburgh

Offers a guided land and water tour of Pittsburgh on an amphibious vehicle.

Website:  www.justduckytours.com


Heinz history Center

Location in the Strip District in Pittsburgh

Offers an experience in the history of Pittsburgh’s culture and sports

Website:  heinzhistorycenter.org


The National Aviary

Location on the North Side of Pittsburgh

Offers an opportunity to learn and experience a variety of birds from a variety of places.

Website:  www.aviary.org


The Andy Warhol Museum

Location in the Strip district of Pittsburgh

Offers tours, workshops, youth classes and weekend factory

Website:  www.warhol.org


Phipps Conservatory

Location in Schenley Park in Oakland

Offers classes for all ages in learning about botanical gardens.

Websites:  phipps.conservatory.org


Pittsburgh Children’s Museum

Location on the North Side of Pittsburgh

Offers tours, workshops, classes and fun for kids of all ages. 

Website:  www.pittsburghkids.org/


Falling Water

Location is just east of Pittsburgh

Offers tours, workshops, and fun

Website:  www.fallingwater.org