New Camp Alert: A Camp That Makes the Most of the City

From urban farming to cupcake making to mural design and more Read more

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Perhaps you noticed that earlier this week we ran a Wee One-On-One with PlayArts owner Krista Yutzy-Burkey, and perhaps you also noticed that she mentioned a new camp that PlayArts is offering this spring/early summer. It’s a cool new addition to the camp line-up around here, and we wanted to share with y’all the full scoop. So:

They’re calling it a “bridge camp” because it’s just three weeks in June, meant to help work as a stopgap between the end of the school year and the official start of many summer camps. It sounds rad, too, because PlayArts is partnering with local Fishtown businesses and artists, so kids can go on neighborhood adventures — they’ll bake bread at La Colombe; they’ll learn about mural creation with artist Miriam Singer; they’ll design cupcakes with pros from Cake Life; they’ll do some urban farming at Greensgrow. (Other partners include Front Street Cafe, Fairmount Water Works, artist Janell Olah and more!) Meantime, the rest of the day at the full-day camp will include arts and crafts, music, playtime and team-building activities.

The first week starts on June 12; camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Before-care is available at 8 a.m., and after-care goes until 6 p.m.) It’s $300 per week (with extra charges for any before- and after-care). Annual members get discounts.

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