Our Program

Activities



There’s never a dull moment at EKC, and SO much to do! Take a look:


Arts

Arts

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Sports

Sports

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Watersports

Watersports

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Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

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Special Events

Special Events

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Swimming

All campers participate in one-hour of free swim Sunday through Friday, and 3 hours of free swim on Saturdays.
Our swim program for campers in grades 2-6 is supervised by the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh’s health and wellness director with trained swim staff and lifeguards. Campers are tested on the first day of camp and are then placed in the appropriate levels based on abilities for swim lessons 2-3 times per week.

Horseback Riding

EKC’s equestrian program gives campers the opportunity
to learn different styles of riding including walking, trotting and jumping. With a fully equipped barn and 12 horses on site, campers can learn everything from riding, horse care and barn management. Not only do campers get to ride on trails throughout camp, but they also learn how to feed, tack, brush and clean horses.

Do children get to choose their activities?
Campers in grades 5-10 will get to choose 2 chugim each week, in which they return to a program area for continued instruction and activity time every day. Chugim can include horseback riding, water skiing, outdoor survival skills, basketball, canoe/kayak, ceramics, gymnastics, dance, soccer and hockey. Campers will also be given the choice to participate in a competitive sports league such as basketball, soccer and hockey.

Campers in grades 2-4 have a “free day” each session to choose their own activities for the entire day. The benefits of allowing campers to self select some of their daily activities are the development of self-reliance and a sense of autonomy and increased cooperation within camper groups. Individual growth is balanced with belonging to a larger cabin group and camp unit.

Do boys and girls participate in the same activities?
Boys and girls participate with each other in the same activities but only in their own unit/age group (grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-10). During Camper’s Choice, campers may sign up to do activities with campers of the opposite sex. Unit programs also are a time where boys and girls mix.

What happens when it rains at EKC?
We are always prepared in case it rains. We have two indoor gyms, arts & crafts and other indoor facilities to ensure the fun never stops—rain or shine.