June 10, 1990 |
Exploring outer space, creating a circus and learning about things that fly are just some of the activities planned by the Tredyffrin Township summer camp program. The program, which has been operating for more than a decade, has two programs, one for preschool children ages 3 to 5 and one for elementary school children ages 6 to 11. Sherri Ruppe, coordinator for the camp, said the preschool program would be behind the Strafford Library. "The preschool camp is stressing group activities, arts and crafts and music," she said.
June 30, 1991 |
At first glance, Camp Carrousel looks like a typical summer camp with children singing, playing games and doing arts and crafts. But a closer look reveals games with unusual sounding words - dans le jardin, laitue and a singing Napoleon avec cinq cent soldats. Soldats (soldiers)? Laitue (lettuce)? Dans le jardin (in the garden)? Camp Carrousel has an international flair for its campers - because everything is in French. "Bonjour, bonjour," shouts Josette Pestalozzi, one of the teachers, as she greets the children with a hearty handshake upon their arrival at the camp at Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.
June 10, 2012 |
My daughter is only 8, but she has already felt the cruel sting of rejection. "At this time, we have acceptances out for all spaces available in both sessions of Creative Campers," said the letter from the Holton-Arms School's summer camp. The day camp offered to put my daughter on the waiting list. It was Jan. 27. This called for handling the matter in a uniquely Washington way: paying to play. The Smithsonian's camps, it turned out, would give a registration head start to those donating "to the Smithsonian Associates at the Contributor level ($300 or higher)
July 3, 1994 |
It arrives, finally - summertime! An enchanted realm stretches before us: a landscape washed in golden sunlight; a languor of long lazy afternoons; flocks of birds and clouds of butterflies; nights cool and fragrant; mornings miraculous with dew. And a sudden dazzling explosion of color: blossoming trees, green-shadowed woods, flowering meadows and a vast overpowering cerulean sky. Summertime. And summer camp. During the first two decades of my life, the '30s and '40s, poliomyelitis was a frightful scourge made all the more horrifying in that most of the afflicted were children.
January 14, 1990 |
They won't be wearing swimsuits or shorts, but summer fun will be on their minds when representatives from 40 summer camps meet at the Tredyffrin/ Easttown Intermediate School on Tuesday for the third annual summer camp fair. Sponsored by the Devon Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, the fair will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria at the intermediate school in Berwyn. "A lot of parents ask each other what their children are doing in the summer," said Judy Tilles, chairwoman of the event.
June 27, 1997 |
This summer 300 Philadelphia children will travel to Africa - without ever leaving their neighborhoods. For the first time, computers are being added to the curriculum of the Summer Urban Neighborhood day camp so that children can use high technology to study Africa and African American history makers. At a news conference in the offices of the NAACP in North Philadelphia yesterday, a coalition of local businesses and organizations announced plans to expand the curriculum and triple the number of participants, from 100 to 300. The S.U.N.
June 14, 1992 |
For generations of summer campers, the greatest act of love that a mother could perform was sending brownies from home. But times have changed. For those mothers with precious little time for homemade gifts, or for who perhaps have time but don't know what to send, there is Giftpak Industries in Jenkintown. For anywhere from $5 to $22, Giftpak Industries will assemble and send a care package to youths in summer exile. Contents of the package vary, depending on the age and sex of the youth.
April 16, 2011 |
To be gay and Christian at the same time can feel like conflicting identities, but a weeklong summer camp in Minnesota gives teens license to be both. "For some of these kids it's perhaps the first time in their lives they can be truly authentic," said the Rev. Brad Froslee, co-director of the Naming Project Summer Camp, a place where young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can share their faith. The camp on Bay Lake near Deerwood, Minn., had been operating quietly since 2004 until it was featured in early March on Lisa Ling's new Oprah Winfrey Network show, "Our America.
July 26, 2007 |
While their students were off at summer camps, relaxing poolside, or at the Jersey Shore, 21 teachers gathered at Valley Forge National Historical Park last week to take part in a summer camp of their own, one that would strengthen their abilities to teach history in today's classroom. The Valley Forge Teacher's Institute brought historical authors Thomas Fleming and Gary Nash in to speak with the teachers this year, headlining a group of local college professors. In addition to time spent at lectures, the teachers were given guided tours of the park, and spent a day hitting the historical hotspots of Philadelphia.
June 21, 2016 |
DURING THE school year, Manuel Walker and his 8-year-old son start their day at 4:40 a.m. when they leave the shelter where they live in West Philly for school in Mount Airy. Two trains, a bus, and an hour and a half later, Walker leaves his son at the before-school child care and continues to travel for another hour to work. For homeless parents like Walker, relief in the summer months comes not from a reprieve from the school commute, but from knowing their kids still have somewhere to go. Walker will gratefully shuttle his son to and from camp this summer - thanks to funding from Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia with the help of their shelter, Families Forward Philadelphia.