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Allens Lane Art Centers Summer Art Camp

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Allens Lane Art Centers Summer Art Camp

601 West Allens lane
Philadelphia,PA 19119

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Camp Type: Day
Session Length: 1- 8 Weeks
Camp Focus:
Arts Programming Avail

Allens Lane Art Center's Summer Art Camp welcomes campers from all over the area, ages 5 - 12 to come and join in the fun. Our Summer Art Camp offers a unique blend of arts and athletic activities that gives each child a fun and memorable summer experience. The camp employs sports specialists as well as professional artists and art teachers to help our campers in the numerous activities we offer.We believe that it is just as important to exercise the mind as it is the body (especially during the summer) so we make sure to take advantage of our unique campus in the middle of Fairmount Park.

Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC) was founded in 1953 by an interracial group of Mt. Airy residents who were concerned about the dangers of increasing community tension. Most were parents of children attending local schools who felt that increasing access to the arts would be a way to bring people together as well as develop individual talents. "Living Together Through the Arts," a program of The Ford Foundation and the Henry Home & School Association, originally sponsored ALAC. We formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization - 501 c(3) - on June 29, 1953.

ALAC's founders saw creative activities as an effective avenue for channeling the energy of youth in a constructive way. Developing artistic skills and appreciation for the arts would help round the education of local youth and build self-esteem in a non-competitive way. Most importantly, creative activities would bring people of diverse backgrounds together and help them overcome prejudices. Today, Allens Lane still promotes "living together in the community through arts" by offering programs and activities that enrich the lives of numerous children and adults.



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