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Wednesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

This summer, devote two days to engaging with the local Pittsburgh community by partnering with nonprofit organizations! Students will participate in volunteer projects both on- and off- campus each morning and spend each afternoon developing their own ideas to help the community. Students will also create a poster and a video to promote their concepts for making the world a better place.

To participate in our exciting program, students must be entering grades 6 - 10 as of Fall 2019. No prior experience is necessary to participate.

This program is open to the first 12 students who complete the registration and pay in full.

Time Wednesday, June 26 Thursday, June 27
9:00am - 9:30am Introductions and Travel Introductions and Travel
9:30am - 11:30am Volunteer at Food Pantry Volunteer at Cat Rescue
11:30am - 11:45am Travel back to Campus Travel back to Campus
11:45am - 12:00pm Service Learning Discussion Service Learning Discussion
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Tour Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Service Projects on Campus PSA Video Production
3:00pm - 4:00pm Social Impact Activity Showcase and Discussion

$125.00 per student for both days. Includes two full days of activities, a one-hour lunch buffet on-campus in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room, and a free t-shirt.

In order to secure your spot, full payment is due at the same time as registration.

This program will be held on campus at Point Park University and off-campus at various volunteering locations.

 Students should be dropped off and picked up each day at Academic Hall, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. We recommend using Third Avenue for students being dropped off via car. To view a campus map of our University, click here.

While on-campus, students will spend time in our Community Engagement Lab and our Center for Media Innovation.

Students will travel to our volunteering sites by the University’s shuttle fleet equipped with a certified driver. Students will ride in a 14-passenger van with seat belts.

Shuttle Image 1
Shuttle Photo 2

We will be collaborating with the following organizations during our service-learning camp.

Off-Campus Nonprofits:

Helping community members pack and carry groceries.

Students will clean, feed, pet and play with feline friends.
*Allergy notice: Please be aware that we will be handling live animals.


On-Campus Projects:

Make PB&J sandwiches for Operation Safety Net to feed the homeless.

Creating birthday treat bags for kids.
  • Students should wear comfortable clothing for mobility that is weather appropriate.
  • Stay hydrated! We recommend packing a refillable water bottle.
  • Students will be required to complete a Participation Agreement before the start of camp. If a student fails to complete this form, they will NOT be allowed to participate. Forms will be emailed after payment has been received.
  • Refunds will not be offered after payment is received. However, students who encounter unforeseen extenuating circumstances may petition for an exception and should reach out to Heidi Ward, Director of Community & Summer Education at
  • This camp will be led by Heather Starr Fiedler, Chair of the Department of Community Engagement, and Kelly Widling, a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Community Engagement.