A Day at CDC
Your camper’s day begins between 8:00 and 9:00 am as they are picked up by a Camp Deer Creek bus. From the second they step on the bus, they are “going away” to Camp Deer Creek for the day. Most vans reach camp by 9:20 and flag raising and opening announcements begin at 9:30. After the opening, your camper will follow a structured day, which includes seven 45 minute periods.
The activities include: instructional and recreational swim, optional horseback riding lessons, archery lessons, climbing wall, ropes course, arts and crafts, drama, ziplines, nature hikes, creek hikes, music and of course the ever popular field games. Camp Deer Creek also serves a hot lunch prepared daily in our kitchen. All campers swim twice daily except the Crickets and the Braves (our two youngest groups), whose one swim period is divided for instruction and for recreation.
The bell to return to the vans rings at 3:25 pm and the campers get a drink of "Bug Juice" and a pretzel for their return ride home. Most drop offs are between 3:45 and 4:45 pm.
Be a Camper Today!
They’ve got that Deer Creek Spirit deep in their hearts and it is expressed creatively in a wide variety of camp activities--weekly Friday Special Days, craft projects, cookouts, our weekly Deer Creek Breezes newsletter, camper-counselor softball/volleyball games, and our special end of the season all-camp play.
That spirit never goes away. Campers have become counselors and now there are second and even third generations of campers whose parents began their first camping experience here!
Camp Deer Creek provides 18 different transportation routes from many Pittsburgh areas including: Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Edgewood, Swissvale,
Pt. Breeze, Oakland, Shadyside, Highland Park, Fox Chapel, O’Hara, North Hills, South Hills, Monroeville, Oakmont, Wexford and Cranberry. In some of these areas, we offer door-to-door transportation. In most, there is a pickup spot within a short walk or drive from your house.
Looking for an excellent place to host a Company Picnic? Camp Deer Creek has a variety of options from our in-house catering menu and our facilities can accomodate 200 people or more. Contact us for details!
◆ 70’ x 35’ Heated Outdoor Pool
◆ 300’ x 90’ Horseback Riding Ring
◆ 40’ x 60’ Lodge
◆ 2 Regulation Volleyball Courts
◆ 2 Large Activity Fields
◆ Climbing Wall
◆ Nature Trails
◆ Ropes Course
◆ Arts & Crafts Hut
◆ Archery Range
◆ Drama Hut