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Kids' Programs

Enrich, enliven, and explore! Cal U kids' programs are specially-designed for your child or teen: 

Center for Innovation at Southpointe

Events at the Innovation Center at Southpointe have ranged from Innovator Wednesday camps for children, meetings focused on natural gas and other energy options, a Moble Makeshop class presented in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, workforce development sessions and more. The Center for Innovation is open to a wide range of activities connecting California University with the wider community.

Past programs at the Cal U Center for Innovation at Southpointe included:

  • Family Play Lab - Parents and their children share hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering and math. Family Play Lab is held monthly, with sessions for students in elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8). 
  • Be the Boss - Young entrepreneurs navigate the new-business startup process and launch their product with assistance from local professionals. They meet weekly to refine their concepts, focus on team building and develop their business skills.
  • Innovator Summer Camps – Students in grades 3-8 enjoy summer day-camp sessions designed around project-based learning activities.

Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) Program

SEEK 2016 Group Photo

Since it was founded in 2000, the award-winning summer program has provided children with learning experiences that are entertaining, yet academically challenging. The curriculum is tailored to specific age groups and encourages all participants to reach their maximum learning potential.

The Learning Resources Network, an international association in lifelong learning, honored Cal U in 2007 for developing SEEK in response to needs expressed by area parents.

Cost is $135 per child for a full-week, full-day program, or $90 per child for a full-week, half-day (morning or afternoon) program. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. over two, week-long sessions each summer.

Participants are escorted between classes and supervised at lunchtime. Each child should bring a bag lunch; refrigeration is not available. 

For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 724-938-4407 or e-mail Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Summer Theater Experience

The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy will hold the 2015 summer theater experience for young performers July 20, 2015 through August 1, 2015. Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the academy gives students ages 8-17 an opportunity to study musical theater. After classes and rehearsals, students present a musical complete with stage sets, costumes and props. The final performance will be held on August 1, 2015 at 4 p.m. on Steele’s Mainstage Theatre.

For questions or for more information about our program, contact us at 724-938-5579.

kids from summer theatre camps pose for a picture outside of Steele Hall.

Summer Sports Camps

Cal U offers a variety of camps and clinics throughout the calendar year for a variety of sports, such as baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball.

Is your child a Vulcans fan? Sign them up for Blaze's Kids Club and receive e-newsletters, a kids club t-shirt, invitations to "Meet the Team" events, and much more. Check out information and details here.

Education = Fun!

Students at SEEK have fun while learning.

SEEK 2016 HP

SEEK 2016