Cross Trainers Summer Day Camp 2022

Cross Trainers is a summer day camp located in Crafton Height’s in the West End section of Pittsburgh, PA. This summer was a huge success. There were 59 youth registered K-8th graders for the summer and 11 high school and college students made up the summer staff. The campers enjoyed the Bible, Art and rec classes. Field trip Wednesday were a big hit as the camp went to various places like the Carnegie Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Urban Air, Fun Slides, The Pittsburgh Zoo and a Pirate baseball game at PNC park. Friday Fun days rounded off each week with large group games, water day, career day and International day. After camp relational time with staff provided many opportunities for the campers to receive more individualized attention and do what they wanted to do. The theme for this summer was “Together We are Stronger.” The campers learned the value of working together, building friendships and knowing that they are never alone. An added activity was the continuation of the Open Door Chess Club on Mondays afternoon. We had the honor of having a 14 yr old international chess champion teach and play chess with community children. This was made possible through our collaboration with the Queens Gambit Chess Institute. All in all, Cross Trainers summer day camp provided a fun safe place for our neighborhood children to hang out during the summer.