Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Unless you have already spoken with April or Cassandra during March, we regret to inform you that Pgh Quest Camp is now completely full for the summer. If you are interested in Quest Camp for Pgh for the summer of 2022, please make sure to reach out to us by January/February. If you want information on other camp options, please feel free to email April.

Have a great summer!

Summer 2021: 6/14-7/30 at Universal Academy of Pittsburgh, PA

Eligible as an Extended School Year Program through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and other districts!

  • 3 Weeks.......$2250.00
  • 4 Weeks.......$2950.00
  • 5 Weeks.......$3625.00
  • 6 Weeks.......$4275.00
  • 7 Weeks.......$4925.00
  • New Camper Screening Fee: $150

Quest Therapeutic Camp of Pittsburgh offers both summer camp and after school programs. The 7-week summer program operates out of Universal Academy of Pittsburgh in Swissvale. April Artz, MS, LPC, NCC has been the program director since it's inception in the Pittsburgh area 10 years ago. April also has a private practice in Forest Hills called Connection Counseling & Consulation Inc.

Campers select individualized goals and receive consistent feedback on these goals from counselors throughout the camp day. Daily group therapy provides specific skills and assists resolution of group dynamics as they occur. The Pittsburgh program has a strong Positive Behavior Support approach. Campers are celebrated for their uniqueness, while simultaneously recognizing that everyone at camp is working towards social/emotional goals they selected during their initial in person screening with April (Camp Director). A typical camp day includes standard summer camp activities (outdoor games, crafts, science experiments, trips out into the community, swimming, etc.) combined with the consistency of feedback from counselors and a Positive Behavior Support approach. Counselors include upper division undergraduate and graduate students. Interns come from local universities who offer Master's level studies in counseling such as Chatham, Carlow, etc.

Quest is also qualified as an Extended School Year program (ESY) and we are proud to be included in approved programs by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit since our inception. School districts from all over Allegheny County (and beyond) choose to send their students to us for ESY placement. Quest addresses campers' individual IEP goals related to emotional and social functioning and provides ongoing reports to the school districts.

Insurance may cover aspects of the therapeutic program such as the behavioral milieu and the daily group therapy (Procedure Code- 90853) or ABA services.

For further information, contact April Artz, MS, LPC, NCC via email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Afterschool Program


905 Miffllin Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Neighborhood: Regent Square

Effective as an independent group therapy program, the Afterschool program also offers an opportunity for summer campers to continue progress throughout the school year. Quest Afterschool meets once a week in the East End neighborhood of Pittsburgh. With the strains of homework and other activities, Quest provides a time for children to learn the critical skills associated with emotional and social intelligence.

Using the Quest summer model, the program provides an activity hour to work with the participants within a naturalistic environment and an hour of group therapy to focus on individual goals, social and emotional skill development and group dynamics. Children are grouped by age and ability.

Afterschool participants actively work on individualized goals while at the program and at home. Parents and staff provide points for progress made towards these goals. Participants then cash these points in to buy items at the Quest "store".

A fieldtrip is offered once every ten weeks. Evening parent group meetings occur every five weeks with April Artz (Director). Parents receive both written and verbal feedback about their child and effective techniques.

The Afterschool program and Summer Camp are directed by Aprilynn Artz, MS, LPC, NCC. She can be reached via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 412-877-7528.

For more information on Therapeutic Programs (age 6-18) click here.