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Start planning your kids’ summer at SCH Academy’s Camp Fair

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eat the winter doldrums and get an early jump on plans for your kids’ summer at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s 26th annual Camp and Summer Program Fair—the oldest, largest, and best summer resource in Philadelphia. What You’ll Find

• Over 80 camps and summer programs for every age and interest • Choices for every budget • Local, regional, national, international, day, and overnight options. • Wide range of camp types, including service, adventure, sports, nature, science and technology, travel and adventure, academics (including programs for children with learning differences), language immersion, fine and performing arts, and more. • Exciting selection, especially for teens up to pre-college, including sports training, leadership skills development, arts, technology, outdoor skills and environmental education, community service, travel, and college-prep programs. What You Can Do Watch videos, collect informational literature, and meet one-onone with camp representatives in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. • Enjoy FREE activities and entertainment throughout the day • Take a break at the Camp Fair Café offering delicious snacks and lunch.

Want more news? Parents and their children look for perfect summer camp fits at SCH Academy’s annual Camp Fair.

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Germantown Academy Day Camp and Summer Programs

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ermantown Academy Day Camp and Summer Programs in Fort Washington, have been offering campers in the Greater Philadelphia area opportunities to learn, play and grow for 48 years. With more than 50 thoughtfully programmed camps for children ages 3-16, GA continues to provide a safe and picturesque environment for campers to make lifelong memories and friendships. The breakout hit of 2016 was the expanded Adventure Course, featuring nine new high ropes elements rising 50 feet up in the trees adjacent to the Wissahickon Creek, testing campers’ balance, coordination and problem-solving skills. This ‘challenge-by-choice’

creek. Summer 2017 features new programs for campers of any age. Specialty camps for 4- and 5-year-olds like Young Chefs and Budding Builders are tailored to specific interests, while overnight Teen Caravans like New York, New York, Cathedrals of Baseball, and Sights of the South appeal to adventurous 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Plus, revamped science programs like Coding for Girls, Detective Academy and Gene Smashers emphasize cutting-edge skills and responsible use of technology. Of course, an awesome day camp experience is still central to summer at GA, where campers entering 1st though 6th grades can take

with daily instructional swimming and weekly themes and field trips. Day Camp runs week to week, so there’s plenty of opportunity to mix in more specialized summer programs such as Coding, Rocketry, Kids Kitchen, Art Quest, Summer Pops and Belfry Musical Theatre, which is putting on a full production of “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” this year. Sports camps are also offered throughout the summer, with specific weeks for baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Each sports camp is run by GA varsity coaches and players. Explore 126 acres of opportunity at Germantown Academy this summer! Visit www.gacamp.org for all the details and to sign up for a camp tour.

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Flourtown Summer Day Camp celebrates 10 years

Swim lessons are a big part of Flourtown Swim Club's summer camp program.

Flourtown Summer Day Camp combines sports, games and other activities with swim instruction.

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ating back to 2008, The Flourtown Summer Day Camp has been serving thousands of campers and their families from many surrounding communities. This year FSDC will enter its 10th season and will celebrate with many special events throughout the summer. With exceptional leadership and experienced counselors, the staff at Flourtown Summer Camp has been successful in giving children a positive experience set in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. With Safety and Supervision always stressed to the staff, the camp has provided children with lifelong memories while maintaining, teaching and nurturing core values to their campers through the daily activities in which they participate. FSDC is designed to provide a healthful and safe atmosphere where each camper can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Our goal is to instill the values of respect for others, honesty and good sportsmanship. The instructors direct the activities to promote fun and learning in a non-competitive atmosphere at a small ratio of five kids per counselor. A highly experienced staff -including local professional/certified educators, coaches (collegiate, high school, and youth), certified swim instructors and lifeguards, senior and junior counselors, specialty staff, and office personnel -has been at the core of FSDC. At the backbone of our programs in our instructional swimming program. On a daily basis, campers learn beginner’s strokes to advanced strokes to constantly improve their aquatic skills. Most importantly, parents can know that their child is becoming safer around water as their swimming skills improve day to day. The Flourtown Summer Day Camp follows a daily structured schedule (although flexible to address campers’ unique needs) with a variety of activities that allows campers to thrive in their environment and have expectations that the day camp is able to provide. FSDC believes that giving children well-rounded opportunities enlightens the spirit and creates a diverse culture that all children can enjoy and thrive in.

Some of the many activities include swimming, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, music, culinary arts, field hockey, golf, arts & crafts, gaga ball, basketball, baseball, tennis and archery. Each week has a theme (Carnival Week, Philly Sports Week, Safari Week, etc.) that gives the children the opportunity to engage in special activities and events such as The Philadelphia Zoo On Wheels program, a hockey clinic with the Philadelphia Flyers legend Bob “The Hound” Kelly, Magician Sam Sandler, Science Explorers, Philadelphia Union Soccer Clinic and so on. There are off-campus age appropriate field trips for our campers such as bowling, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, a Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs game and more. The camp season culminates with our famous FSDC Talent Show and our closing ceremonies. Your child will forever remember his or her experience at the Flourtown Summer Day Camp, not only during their stay but for a lifetime as well!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Penn Charter summer camp of ferings

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LEGO robotics program at Penn Charter summer camp.

enn Charter Summer Camps offer more choices than ever, with more than 30 camps this year. Because summer should be an opportunity to try something new – or to dive into something we already love – Penn Charter has added camps that explore science, creativity, Spanish immersion and sports broadcasting. New this year, sports broadcaster Joe DeCamara, current host on sports talk WIP 94.1, will run a camp to give kids and teens handson experience with play-by-play, hosting a talk show and conducting TV interviews. Salvemos el Medio Ambiente!, will explore environmental issues through science and Spanish immersion, and Viaja por America Latina delves into the rich cultures of Latin America through legends, songs, food and dance. The newest in PC’s series of science camps is Drone Camp, in which kids will use Syma XIIC drones to learn flight basics and then complete an obstacle course, high altitude, photo and safe-landing challenge. Check out Rocketry, Robotics, Science Maker and Science Camp, also. Campers will get to design, build, test and collaborate. And if your child likes to create and enjoys music, Musical Instrument Design and Creation Camp teaches how to build instruments with laser cutters and 3D printers to create ukuleles, djembe drums and flutes. Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp, taught by Handwork Studios, is terrific for the budding fashionista or crafty kid, exploring the wonderful world of machine sewing where the camper gets to choose patterns and tempting fabric. In Handwork Day Camp, kids will knit, crochet, hand and machine

sew the day away, making adorable creations. Young strategists will love Chess Camp, playing tournament-style recorded chess with chess clocks, as well as studying the games and lessons of the grandmasters, and fine-tuning endgames. Adventures in Animation will explore how to create short films through hands-on approaches. Campers will learn how to storyboard a narrative, create handdrawn flipbooks, laser cut paper figures, and use LEGO kits to take on mini challenges and create their own films. And Filmmaking Academy takes campers through the process of making a series of short films. Each student will get the opportunity to write, direct and edit while exploring the tools of screen writing, cinematography and digital editing. In CodeCraft Academy: Learning to Code in Minecraft, with their own robot assistants, campers will learn to code, create and survive in a multiplayer realm they share with the other campers. Penn Charter offers additional camps that explore cutting-edge technology, such as Mod Design and Video Game Development. Seven one-week Varsity Camps – in tennis, wrestling, squash, field hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer – the new Outdoor Skills and Climbing Camp, and the summer-long Sports Camp keep kids active and challenged. Other offerings include Day Camp – the ultimate variety in summer fun – as well as Performing Arts, Girls Empowerment, and Youth & Money camps. Parent-friendly options include healthy lunch, transportation and extended-day programs for some camps. Details at www.penncharter.com/summercamp.

Campers at Penn Charter's Summer Day Camp can participate in a rocket program.

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(LEFT) CHOIR CAMP AT ST. MARTIN’S Join Church of St. Martin-in-theFields for a week of music, fun, games, and worship as children learn the basics of choral singing and leading worship. Choir Camp runs Monday, July 31- Friday,August 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Early arrival is at 8:30 a.m. Our program is open to rising 2nd graders through rising 8th graders. Church membership is not required; we welcome children of any faith or religious background. Daily sung services are from a Christian perspective. A Friday field trip to a local church will include leading a noonday prayer service. For more information please call Erik Meyer at (215)- 2477466 ext. 104 or register at http://stmartinec.org/children_youth/vbscc/.

(BELOW) VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT ST. MARTIN’S Join Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for a week of fun, games, scripture stories, and songs as children learn about how to live out God’s love in the world. Our program runs Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and is open to rising 1st through 5th graders.All camp registration includes lunch daily and a t-shirt. For more information please call the Rev. Anne Thatcher at (215)-247-7466 x105 or register at http://stmartinec.org/children_youth/vbscc/.

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Classes for children in painting, collage, sculpture, theater and more! For more information, visit woodmereartmuseum.org or call 215-247-0948.

miquon.org/camp TELLING THE STORY OF PHILADELPHIA’S ARTS AND ARTISTS

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Keep the brain healthy at AIM Summer Enrichment programs Exploring the Poles in Grades K-5

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id you know research shows all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer? Children enjoying AIM Academy’s four-week Summer Enrichment Program in Conshohocken (Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28) experience summer fun while developing reading and math skills through a dynamic learning experience integrating research-based teaching methods with creative activities. Summer programs at AIM feature three hours of literacy and academic instruction each morning and recreation and STEAM activities in the afternoon, including performing arts in the black box theater and art studios, robotics in the Lower School Maker Space and Robotics and Engineering center, classes in animation and video game creation, science experiments galore and sports and athletic opportunities on AIM's turf field, in the full-size gymnasium and more. AIM’s research-based curriculum and general reputation for providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children with languagebased learning differences are what led most parents to choose AIM’s Summer Enrichment Program.

Each summer the Elementary Program explores an exciting region of the globe with the essentials skills (reading comprehension, writing and math) curriculum interlaced in a fun and creative way. In 2017, children will join an expedition to the ends of the earth from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Through engaging literature and arts-based learning opportunities with AIM’s experienced teaching staff, children will explore the distinct geography, extreme climates, and unique inhabitants of the Polar Regions with lessons encompassing small group reading, writing and math instruction using researchbased programs including Fundations, Wilson Reading, RAVE-O and Read Naturally. After lunch the spirit of adventure and exploration moves from the classroom to the field, stage and studios as children discover, play, explore, create and perform during AIM’s action-packed afternoons including drama, robotics, sports and arts. Bolstering Executive Function Skills and Preparing for College in Grades 6 - 12 AIM Academy's Summer Enrichment Program offers something for everyone.

LEGO fans will find plenty of fun at AIM this summer.

Middle school and high school students can hone foundational skills in reading, writing and math in a hands-on learning environment featuring specialized instruction in assistive technology and the application of executive functioning skills to help build academic efficiency and college readiness. Afternoon STEAM and recreation workshops including: Filmmaking, Robotics and Engineering, Recreation and Sports, Visual Arts, Video Game Design, Animation, 3D Design and Science allow 6th10th graders to discover new talents and explore technology. High school juniors and seniors have a unique opportunity to prepare for the ACT exam in a smallgroup instructional setting designed to target each student's areas of need with AIM’s Early Edge program. This morning course is a great primer high school students who could use extra assistance preparing for the ACT as it allows them to discover and learn in a hands-on environment that builds confidence, critical thinking and problem solving skills.


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Burn Brae Day Camp: Innovation, Imagination, Exploration

Music education starts eaely at Burn Brae Day Camp.

Campers put on a show at Burn Brae Day Camp.

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or 36 years, Burn Brae Day Camp has been dedicated to enriching children’s lives through the exploration of creative and performance arts, technology, science, pastry arts, sports, swim, and much more on a beautiful, spacious property that is well shaded with air-conditioned facilities n Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, with door-to-door transportation throughout Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia Counties. Burn Brae Day Camp offers a uniquely tailored program for boys and girls ages 3-15. Each camper is exposed to multiple areas of interests each day, in a warm, nurturing, non-competitive atmosphere. Burn Brae Day Camp is committed to providing individual attention to all of its campers while developing each child’s distinctive gifts -those already known and still to be discovered. One of the many reasons for Burn Brae’s success over the past 36 years is due to the wide range of programs and activities offered to its campers in a safe and relaxing environment. These programs include: Campers from 3 to 6 years old

experience many enriching activities in a carefully planned group schedule, led by nurturing certified teachers, that balances age-appropriate fun with social skills, outdoor recreation and rest. Their comprehensive weekly schedule, taught by specialists, encourages the development of important social skills such as sharing, problem solving and communication. Pre-Major campers participate in the visual and performing arts, instrumental instruction, science, yoga, swim and sports instruction, French, technology, cooking and much more. Campers age 7 to 8 may choose the Step-Up Program, which will allow children to transition into the more independent Junior Program. Campers age 7 - 15 (Juniors and Seniors) grouped by age, choose their own activities to create an individually tailored schedule that reflects their current interests and the ability to explore new opportunities while feeling independent. A wide variety of Majors and Minors are offered including creative and performing arts, instrumental instruction, swim lessons, pastry arts, robotics, computer animation, movie production, science, archery, tennis, nature, rocketry, all

sports, fashion design and much more. Campers age 13 to 15 may elect Teen Quest, a program for teens to enjoy many camp activities while also gaining valuable skills necessary for today’s world. Each week they will attend a rotating group activity: leadership skills workshops, on-site community service (can qualify for National Honor Society community service hours), career exploration workshops, motivational guest speakers, writing, producing, recording podcasts and on-site internships. Burn Brae Day Camp’s highly qualified and caring staff members are experts in their own fields. Their certified teachers are educational professionals, highly trained artists and performers who nurture and develop each campers’ creative gifts. In addition to Burn Brae’s Summer Camp Program, other classes and workshops are offered all year round including archery lessons, Rock Band Jam sessions and acting classes. Each month, Burn Brae Day Camp offers tours and informational sessions at their Open Houses, which are listed on their website along with registration materials – www.burnbraedaycamp.com


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PCCH PRESCHOOL CAMP 2016 Preschoolers enjoy the playground at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Preschool summer camp. This year’s camp is May 30 – June 16, 2017. (Photo by Megan McGowan)

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A Summer With Yes! And...Collaborative Arts: Creative & Performing Arts that empowers and uplifts

Yes! And ...Collaborative Arts summer camp brings kids together for an empowering and creative experence.

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ermantown, Philadelphia – Every parent wants a summer full of special memories where their child can play, and learn, and grow in a fun environment. Yes! And... Collaborative Arts’ Summer Camps provide this and so much more. A parent on the review website “Hipster Henry” had this to say about their child’s experience: “(Yes! And... Collaborative Arts has) a knack for bringing out confidence in children and a chance to work together and use their imagination in ways they are not encouraged to do so in their normal school year. They have a well-trained staff and they bring back children year after year into the program. ... They have a great deal of fun and create something special and unique every week.” This summer there is even more to discover and engage in at camp. Theatre Camps for 5th through 8th

graders have their typical threeweek sessions, but now include a two-week workshop and a few oneweek intensives. Workshops and Intensives allow flexibility busy families’ schedules and hone in on a few specific skills and topics. This year’s intensives include a visual arts intensive and a technical theatre intensive. Imagination Camps, serving K4th graders, are one-week adventures in play and performance. Each week has its own creative theme that YACA artist-teachers craft alongside of and into their skill-building lessons. For the second summer, Yes! And... Collaborative Arts is offering their popular musical theatre camp, Summer Sort of Thing. This limited program offers campers in grades 5 through 12 the opportunity to put on a full-length musical for a paying community audience. As always, Yes! And... Collaborative Arts’ summer includes our

very well regarded Shadow Company camp. This camp is for high school students who will work on a play that they will perform for the FringeArts Festival in September. Last year, they took their show to a theatre festival in Delaware, where they won a few awards. Shadow members also work as Junior Staff the remainder of the summer. Yes! And... Collaborative Arts registers children and youth by the grade about to enter in the fall of 2017. Although YACA opened up several new slots this summer to accommodate, there is typically a large waiting list for camp, so act quickly to secure your spot. No camper or family ever gets turned away from participation because of an inability to pay or pay full cost. Scholarships are available for those who need. Early bird and sibling discounts are also available. Please visit http://camp.yesandcamp.org to register today.

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GARDEN AND ART CAMP AT PCCH 2016 Garden, Music, and Art campers plant the first community garden plot at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. We are hoping to plant three more raised bed gardens during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camp, August 21-25, 2017. (photo by Steve Bishop)

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