Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology keeps kids in the learning mode at inaugural summer camp

The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology, located in West Oak Lane, launched its first ever summer camp this year. The camp’s mission is to spark an interest in the art, technology and engineering fields at an early age and provide fun, educational and recreational opportunities for children in the greater Philadelphia area.

Specific programs are designed for each of the three age groups which are broken down by ages six to nine, 10 to 12, and 13 to 17.

Academic Program Manager Barry Gordon spoke with Newsworks and provided a look into a typical day at PCAT.

“This is something that definitely feeds into the education of 21st century skills.,” said Gordon,”Having programs like this keeps students in that learning mode. Even though it’s fun and sun and enjoyable and engaging, they are still in that learning mode so it carries over into September.”

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