Early Learner Summer Pods
Serving Philadelphia children 5 and under and their families
FREE early childhood explorations through play, art, nature, science, and stories!
July 6 through August 13, 2021
Early Learner Summer Pods are designed to engage young learners and their caregivers and promote discovery through outdoor activities, art making, environmental education workshops, storytime sessions, and other experiences. The program, coordinated by the Barnes, is delivered through a network of Philadelphia’s leading cultural agencies and institutions, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes, the Clay Studio, Fairmount Water Works, Fleisher Art Memorial, Please Touch Museum, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, and WHYY.
For more details on programs and schedules, contact the organizations listed below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: Discover, Play, Share: Summer Family Fun
STEAM, literacy, and fun family activities.
- Aspira Inc., 4322 N. 5th St., July 17, 10 am–1 pm; July 28, 5–8 pm
- Congreso de Latinos Unidos, 216 W. Somerset St., July 24, 10 am–1 pm; August 4, 5–8 pm
- Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th St., July 13 & August 10, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
- Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, August 7, 10 am–2 pm
For more info, email email@example.com.
The Barnes Foundation: Barnes Early Learner Summer Pods
Outdoor performative storytelling, art making, and kits. Serving ages 2–5 and families from West Philly Playstreets and South Philadelphia.
July 6–August 12, 11 am–1 pm
Mondays @ Philly Playstreet Mantua, 3500 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Tuesdays @ Philly Playstreet Kingsessing, 1438 Vodges St.
Wednesdays @ Mifflin Square Park, 500 Wolf St.
Thursdays @ Ford PAL Rec Center, 609 Snyder Ave.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse: Camp Read at Smith Memorial
Play-based, literacy-enriched learning in nature camp. Half-day program for ages 3–5 and families from from zip codes 19132 and 19121.
June 21–July 30, 8:45 am–noon
3500 Reservoir Drive
WHYY: WHYY Summer Literacy and Engagement Project
Thursdays, July 8–August 12.
Mill Creek Recreation Center (4700 Brown Street)
Tacony Creek Park (559 East Olney Avenue)
More details about dates and hours for specific locations will be announced soon.
For more info, email email@example.com.
Lead support for Early Learner Summer Pods is provided by the William Penn Foundation.