Family Retreat Summer Camp

Family Retreat Summer Camp Stepping Stones Children's Center Summer Camp is the area's ONLY full-day, full-summer camp of its kind for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The camp is held on the beautiful, nearly 200 acre campus of the Family Resources Family Retreat Center in the Mars/Cranberry area.  You are invited to enjoy all that makes this camp so special; swimming, fishing, boating, nature trails, Kaboom Playground, expansive grounds, sports fields, etc. 

Read further,call, or email to find information about all about our fun-filled themes, special events, and field trips.  
SUMMER 2017 Family Retreat Summer Camp
FRC Summer Camp 2017 Registration  Click here

Our summer camp is located at Family Resources Family Retreat Center in Cranberry Township.  Click here for directions. 

We also offer a convenient drop off option at our extended day site on Warrendale Road in Gibsonia.  You can drop your child off by 8:00 and they will be transported by school bus to summer camp.  The bus will depart camp at 3:45 to return to Children's Center. 

  • come to camp ready to play!
  • wear appropriate clothing (remember - we are outdoors and active most of our days!)
  • wear appropriate footwear (no flip flops, heelys, or backless shoes)
  • wear appropriate swimwear (one pieces and 'tankinis' only for our girl campers, please)
  • bring a backpack/duffel bag to store your belongings
  • pack a water bottle
  • bring sunscreen and insect repellant to wear
  • pack a lunch (Stepping Stones will provide breakfast and snack - don't forget icepacks and no heatables please!)
  • put your name on EVERYTHING that is brought to camp!
  • bring your DS, PSP, or other handheld game ... we'll be too busy to need them!
  • bring any toys from home ... we wouldn't want anything to happen to them.
  • pack your cell phone or ipod ... they will be held for safe keeping until the end of the day!


Summer is a time to grow, learn, and explore with friends, and what better way to do that than through a true camp experience!  Each week at camp, we explore a new, fun-filled theme.  We connect creative arts, physical activities, science explorations, etc. to this weekly theme.  Staff members work together to plan active and interesting activities that challenge campers and encourage them to grow and work together.  Special events, guest visitors, and field trips are planned to further develop our weekly themes.  Some of our anticipated themes for this summer include:
  • Let's Take A Selfie
  • Painters Of The Past
  • Seussville
  • Ooey Gooey
  • The Magical World Of Disney
  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Color Me Crazy
  • Jurassic Jungle
  • In It To Win It!
  • Is  That Your Final Answer?
  • Wild Water Week

Field trip pre-registration forms are distributed in advance on site or via email to families.  To ensure a fun, safe field trip experience, we keep our counselor to camper ratio low, and that means planning ahead.  It is very important to pre-register for field trips, so that we may staff accordingly, and also so that our destination representative is prepared for the number of participants we're bringing.  No additional cost for field trips!