Don’t waste your summer!

Teens in drama at Al-Bustan Camp 2012
Summer is just around the corner; it’s a time when the living is easy, a time to relax and enjoy the sun. But after a few weeks, I realize that I’ve done everything I wanted and doing nothing all day doesn’t sound as intriguing as it did initially. The days get longer and my house has nothing new to offer.
Al-Bustan’s Arabic Language and Culture Day Camp is an ideal program for children and teens to attend during the summer. The kids will be able to meet new people and learn many new things while parents get to enjoy the daytime doing as they please. Al-Bustan’s summer camp has been increasing in size since its first summer in 2002. Beginning with only 18 campers, Al-Bustan has blossomed and evolved its curriculum to be fun and educational, ranging in activities from Arabic and science to arts, music and more. The camp is held at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Northeast Philadelphia. The Lower School serves as the base with spacious classrooms, gym, cafeteria, outdoor patio, playgrounds and athletic fields, along with access to the adjacent Wissahickon Creek Valley in Fairmount Park. For those in the Northeast and West Kensington, we have arranged transportation to the camp, making it more convenient for working parents.
As an Arab American, I wish I had participated when I was a teenager. Now as an intern at Al-Bustan, I cannot wait for camp to begin! I hope to see you there! …learn more about Al-Bustan Camp


Zeanah Rumman-Obeid, Drexel student interning at Al-Bustan

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