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Summer Adventures to Write Home About

Going to camp can help turn the lazy days of summer into stimulating experiences filled with learning and adventure. Not only do these programs present a wonderful chance for kids to try something new, they also implement skills and foster friendships that will last a lifetime.For many kids, camp is one of the first times

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7 Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love

Art, Science and Civic Engagement: It’s What They’ll Do on Their Summer Vacation by Lauren Johnson Children can still feel like they’re on a fun vacation even when they’re learning—especially if it involves riding a unicycle or starting a band. Summer camps these days extend well beyond the campfire. Here are a few your kids

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Summer Camps: Franklin Institute’s Discovery Camp

by Marilyn Anthony For inquisitive kids who can appreciate the magical aspects of science, it’s hard to imagine a more engrossing summer playground than the Franklin Institute. FI’s summer Discovery Camp boasts, “We have FUN down to a science” and the extensive, imaginative programming seems to support their claim. The Science Adventures program kicks off

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Summer Camps: The Hacktory

by Marilyn Anthony The hacktory’s staff believes that the best way to understand things is by “repurposing, decoupling, breaking and rearranging them from their intended use.” It’s fitting that the Hacktory Summer Camp is a “do-ocracy,” repurposing “democracy” just as the West Philadelphia nonprofit organization created its name by melding “hack” and “factory.”  There’s more

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Summer Camps: City Wild

by Marilyn Anthony In the heat of summer, everyone wants to be near water, and City Wild offers plenty of it. Campers gather each day of the two-week sessions at the Fairmount Waterworks, then set off by van for points around the city, including Dilworth Park and the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Afternoons at

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Summer Camp 2016 Round-up

Science & Sustainability Academy Explorers CampThe Academy of Natural Sciences introduces two new educational camps this year for teens who love the great outdoors. In Invertebrate Camp, participants can meet live insects and learn about basic handling and care, get an up-close look at the animals from the academy’s invertebrate collection, venture into invertebrate-rich local

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