• Summer Dreamers Academy Frequently Asked Questions


    What is Summer Dreamers?

    Summer Dreamers is a 'summer learning camp' providing the academic benefit of a summer school along with the fun of a summer camp. Campers have fun and exciting English Language Arts and Mathematics classes in the morning and participate in up to two enrichment activities of their choice in the afternoon. Past offerings have included swimming, arts, science, video game design, martial arts, physical fitness, community service, and much more!

    Who is eligible to attend?

    Summer Dreamers is open to any PPS student who has completed Kindergarten through 8th grade. We will also take applications from children who are anticipated to attend a PPS school in the next fall.

    How do I sign my child up?

    Registration for the Summer Dreamers Academy is done online. To apply, visit summerdreamers.pps.k12.pa.us/ starting March 5th to sign up! Be sure to have your Home Access Center (HAC) user name and password as you will need it to login to the online portal. If you do not remember your HAC credentials, please contact your child's school's office or call the Parent Hotline at 412-529-HELP.
    Because we have a limited number of spots, we, unfortunately, are not able to serve every child who applies.  We make our acceptance decisions based on serving children who are most at risk for summer learning loss. Typically this involves looking at a child's academic performance during the school year and his/her eligibility for free/reduced price meals, as well. 

    When is camp in session?

    For 2018, camp will run from Monday, June 25th through Wednesday, August 1st, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Camp will not be in session on Wednesday, July 4th.

    Where will my child attend camp?

    The 2018 Summer Dreamers Academy will operate three regional locations serving students who have completed Kindergarten - 5th grade, and one central location serving students who have completed 6th - 8th grade. Children will attend the camp site that is closest to their home, based on a feeder pattern established by the child's home address as it is indicated in our student information system. Camp site locations will be finalized in mid-February and shared as we open enrollment.