A Day at CDC
Your camper’s day begins between 8:00 and 9:00 am as they are picked up by our Camp Deer Creek yellow school bus. Most buses reach camp by 9:20; opening announcements begin at 9:30. After our morning announcements, your camper will follow a structured day, which includes seven 45 minute periods.
A few of our many activities: instructional and recreational swim, optional horseback riding lessons, archery lessons, climbing wall, ropes course, arts and crafts, drama, ziplines, 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, excepting the two youngest groups, the Crickets and the Braves; their single swim period is divided between instruction and recreation.
The bell to return to the buses 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.
Become a Camper Today!
We've got that Deer Creek Spirit deep in our hearts and it shines through in our wide variety of activities -- weekly Friday Special Days, craft projects, cookouts, the Deer Creek Breezes newsletter, creek walks, swimming, archery, horseback riding, zip lining, drama, music, and the creation of life-long friendships.
That spirit never goes away!
Many campers have become counselors–– now there are second and even third generations of campers whose parents and grandparents began their first camping experience here!
70’ x 35’ Heated Outdoor Pool
300’ x 90’ Horseback Riding Ring
60’ x 60’ Lodge
2 Regulation Volleyball Courts
2 Large Activity Fields
Nature Hut & Trails
Arts & Crafts Hut
Camp Deer Creek provides bus transportation across 18 routes around and throughout Pittsburgh, including the areas of Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Edgewood, Swissvale,
Point Breeze, Oakland, Shadyside, Highland Park, Fox Chapel, O’Hara, North Hills, South Hills, Monroeville, Oakmont, Wexford, and Cranberry. On most routes, there will be a pickup spot within a short walk or drive from your house.
Looking for a beautiful location for your next Company Picnic? Camp Deer Creek's grounds can accommodate as many as 300 people and we offer a variety of catering options from our in-house menu. Contact us for details!