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World Building in the Aviary The start of Summer Camp is an exciting time at PIC; the air is alive with the hum of adventure and possibility, as new friendships are forged under the summer sun. This year, the Hawks and Eagles are privileged to be faced with an additional adventure: our first summer...
Super Staff I am mindful throughout the year of the talent that abounds in Philadelphia: young and young-at-heart teachers who are dedicated to working with children, whether they are pursuing a career in the arts, literacy, sciences, theater, physical therapy, music and/or special education. This...
The Afterschool Spreads its Wings In a whirl of boxes, crates, tables, chairs, and pianos, without interrupting its programming for the children, the Afterschool teachers and six friendly, burly movers dismantled and transported four classrooms to new locations during a blustery week at the...
written by Bucky Stanton Imaginary World Club My favorite club to offer at PIC is the Imaginary World Club (IMC). For students, imagining a world does not mean that they must take a hyper realistic approach to world building with intricate Tolkien-esque lore. Rather the primary aim of the club is to...
On a recent afternoon, when the after schoolers arrived, they immediately noticed that there was something new in the Stucco Building. Next to the computers sat a large cube shaped piece of equipment that none of the children recognized. Conversations started flowing about what it could possibly be....
You Can Go Home Again It feels like yesterday that I was packing up my classroom at Wilmington Friends School and looking forward to my summer at PIC as the Summer Camp Leader. I remember marveling at how quickly the school year had flown by and wondering what it might feel like to be back at camp....
Summer Fun at Camp This summer, camp got off to a great start. The children are enjoying time at PIC, as well as taking many excursions off-campus. Here are some photos of the fun. At the Wissahickon. On the move. In the Wissahickon. Art at Camp. At Penn Museum. Exploring Eastern art and calligraphy...
The Horticultural Society visited the Starlights and Hawks classrooms one morning last week to judge the entries for next year's Junior Flower Show. The Starlights made hanging mobiles with items from our Recycleteria , using hangers, string, ribbon, and an array of objects from toy wheels to...
written by Assistant Teacher Mandi Bompensa Uncovering Creative Interests Last month was filled with holidays, trips, and goodies. Even after the end-of-the-year gala showcase, many of the Hawks and Eagles spent their time feverishly creating gifts for loved ones and friends. As a new member of the...
The much anticipated renovations to the After School's Stucco Building are progressing well! The demolition work is complete and new bathrooms have been framed. The HVAC and plumbing are being installed this week. We are on target to be complete in early June, when we will start to get ready for...

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