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Summer Camp: “Destination Diversified”

About “Destination Diversified”
“Destination Diversified”, our summer camp, addresses the need for increased availability of music education for South Philadelphia’s most vulnerable children from infancy to 12 years of age. Our program aims to develop both cognitive and soft skills such as problem-solving, attention focusing skills, aptitude for math and science, and self-directed learning. This program is aligned with Diversified Community Services‘ goal of improving education conditions for our youngest of children during their most formative years.

Curriculum Overview
In addition to language arts, math, and science, each camper receives instruction in vocal and instrumental music, speech and drama, and art. Destination Diversified also encourages athletic activities as a part of the program. Through project-based learning, campers will have a stimulating experience that is engaging, meaningful, adaptable to a variety of learning styles, and most of all, FUN!

Diversified Community Services has collaborated with Settlement Music School to offer summer music lessons. The campers are sure to have great summer fun creating, playing, learning, and exploring at Destination Diversified!

Grades: Kindergarten through 6th grade
Registration Fee: $25
Cost: $32/day
Student Ratio: one teacher for every 12 students
Camp Hours: Full Day
Enrollment: Register Now!

Financial Assistance is available. Please call us at 215-735-1261 for details.

CCIS is accepted.

Program Goals

  • Provide arts & music curriculum that includes various opportunities to explore sound through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments.
  • Develop high quality music literature, including folk songs, classical music, and music from a variety of cultures, styles and time periods.

Western Learning Center’s Summer Camp Program provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks, in addition to academic and extracurricular activities to support the retention of students’ in-school knowledge while emphasizing team building among their peers. Our students attend weekly trips that are educational, and full of adventure. Chess, music, swimming, sports, dance, karate, golf, arts and crafts are also an integral part of the curriculum and daily activities.

Some our past fieid trips have been to:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Mann Music Center
Roller Skating
Historic Smith Playground
Neshaminy Shore Picnic Park

The Western Learning Center Summer program also has support through community engagements from the Free Library of Philadelphia, Eagle’s Book Mobile, Streets Smart and parent volunteers. The staff is experienced in arts, dance, sports, and karate. Staff receives ongoing training that includes First Aid and CPR.

Some of our activities include: