Brashear will offer summer day camps


This summer the Brashear Association will be offering three distinct camps, each designed to provide a fun, safe and enriching environment for school-aged children.

Eco Camp, a three-week environmental camp, will be held at Philip Murray Elementary School, 800 Rectenwald Street, for neighborhood children entering grades 3, 4 and 5. Eco Camp provides an exciting hands-on curriculum that teaches children about environmental preservation and ecological awareness.

Children will partake in planting, gardening and other environmentally focused games and activities. Eco Camp will run Monday through Thursday, June 21 through July 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Brashear will also offer Discover South Side during the month of July. Discover South Side is a camp of discovery and exploration for the truly curious child. Children enrolled in the camp will begin their day at 10 a.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, and take walking tours of the neighborhood before returning to Ormsby Recreation Center for a noon dismissal.

They will have the opportunity to visit some of the unique businesses and other entities that make up the South Side and engage in fun activities at many of the stops along the way. Discover South Side will run Monday through Thursday, July 11 through July 28.

Arts Alive Camp will be at Saint Clair Village, 930 Cresswell Street, and consists of four weeks of dance and art activities. Instructed by professional artists, Arts Alive will give children entering grades 2 through 8 the chance to paint, draw and create pieces to take home, and the opportunity to learn different styles of dance and short pieces of choreography.

Arts Alive will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon beginning July 11 and continuing through Aug. 4.

To register or for more information stop by the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, or call the Education Coordinator at 412-431-2236.

The Brashear Association is a United Way agency. Summer programs receive support from the Grable Foundation and the NAP/CSP Partnership sponsored by PNC Bank.


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