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CampDEC (Design Explore Create) Makes an Impact

After a 25-day summer camp adventure with PHLF, middle school campers admitted they “learned a lot about Pittsburgh” and “how to draw, create, and design.” They showed off their work during a final presentation on August 16 to community leaders, architects, parents, and friends.

These photos show highlights of the campers’ final two weeks, including field trips to PNC Park and Heinz Field and the completion of three major projects: a 74-page book featuring their writing and artwork and models showing a homeless shelter for a vacant lot on W. North Avenue and an improved pedestrian walkway on Federal Street. Photos also show campers recording their poetry at SLB Radio and donating their book to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Northside Branch. Well done, Summer Dreamers!

PHLF offered CampDEC (Design Explore Create) for the third consecutive summer as part of the Pittsburgh Public School’s Summer Dreamers Academy. CampDEC 2012 was based at Pittsburgh King on the North Side. Karin Coyne, PPS Activities Specialist who joined PHLF’s staff in teaching said, “CampDEC is an amazingly rich, multi-layered, well-developed, and fun program!”

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