Assemble’s Summer Camps are open to kids and tweens, ages 6-13. From beginners to burgeoning hackers, all skill levels are accepted and welcome! We simply ask that your child comes ready for learning and fun!

About Our Summer Camps

Our 2018 Summer Camps are full! We still have space in our free Saturday workshops. Read more about these workshops here. 

  • Assemble’s 2018 Summer Camps will take place at 4824 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224.
  • All Assemble Summer Camps run from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Each Camper will receive an Assemble STEAM Camp t-shirt.
  • We offer morning and afternoon snacks. Campers will provide their own lunch, but lunches will be provided for those who need it. Please note that Assemble is a peanut-free space.
  • Pre-camp and post-camp care are available for an additional fee. Pre-camp is 8-9am and Post-camp is 4-5pm.
  • If you have any questions, please call 412-661-6111 or email Hannah (at) assemblepgh.org.

YOU-Topia: Sci-Fi Futures (Ages 11-13)

June 18 – June 22, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Imagine the future through the lens of science fiction! What would cities look like? How do you grow food an ever-changing urban environment? Explore sci-fi social justice, the future of urban planning, community agriculture, and virtual reality (VR). Learn about imaginative storytellers and dreaming, scheming makers who are already designing the possibilities of other worlds. Projects will include creating VR landscapes, building a simple DIY radio, and more!

What’s The Matter!? (For Ages 8-10)

June 25 – June 29, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Want to learn more about the sublime science of slime? Put your goggles on and discover “What’s The Matter!?” at Assemble this summer! Let your inner scientists out as you experiment with states of matter, sculpture, gross and gooey explosions, and mold making.

What’s The Matter!? (Ages 6-7)

July 2 – July 6 (No July 4), 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Want to learn more about the sublime science of slime? Put your goggles on and discover “What’s The Matter!?” at Assemble this summer! Let your inner scientists out as you experiment with states of matter, sculpture, gross and gooey explosions, and mold making.

We Have The Power! (Ages 8-10)

July 9 – July 13, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Do you have an electrifying attitude? Do you have the moves and motions to make a difference? Through hands-on activities, learn all about different types of power — from electricity, to the energy in our bodies, to the people power that changes our world! Projects will include circuit block inventions, body-positive snack science, and more!

We Have The Power! (Ages 6-7)

July 16 – July 20, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Do you have an electrifying attitude? Do you have the moves and motions to make a difference? Through hands-on activities, learn all about different types of power — from electricity, to the energy in our bodies, to the people power that changes our world! Projects will include circuit block inventions, body-positive snack science, and more!

Story Lab: Choose Your Own Adventure (Ages 8-10)

July 23 – July 27, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Got a story you want to share? Design your own digital and print media and learn how to connect coding concepts to choose-your-own-adventure stories. Learn about local media makers as you reinvent the future of storytelling! Projects will include digital comics, meme-making, puppetry, and more.

Code and Encode (Ages 6-7)

July 30 – August 3, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Calling all gumshoes and cryptographers! Are you curious about unlocking secret codes? Do you love trying to figure out mysteries? Who are the hidden scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians behind groundbreaking discoveries? Come crack the code and use technology to help your community! Projects will include making secret messages with invisible ink, making our own puzzles, and more.

Mixtape Camp: Raise Your Voice (Ages 11-13)

August 6 – August 10, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

Are you beat-maker? A mover and shaker? An artistic rule-breaker? Do you have an interest in digital music making, independent media, and public art? Remix the world around you and elevate your ideas at Assemble’s Mixtape Camp! Raise your voice while exploring MaKey MaKey DJing, wheatpasted art, and more. Get inspired by local musicians, media makers, and activists who are sharing their own meaningful messages in creative ways!

Gigi’s Lab Girls: Textiles & Tech-Styles! (Ages 8-12)

August 13 – August 17, 9AM-4PM // Sold Out!

We’re taking budding scientists and designers from the lab to the runway and back again! Imagine the future of fashion through wearable technology and engineering costume patterns. Meet local fashion designers, experiment with the science of fibers, and create your own futuristic looks for an end-of-camp fashion show!