Ethical Society of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Ethical Society
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Camp Linden Works for Children


Hands-On Gardening. Campers are given the opportunity to plant, cultivate and sample vegetables grown in a raised bed garden. Last summer we planted a "Three Sisters Garden" demonstrating Native American agricultural practices in growing their staples of corn, beans and squash.

Experiencing Nature. Counselors lead children on a daily nature walk on one of the trails that wind through our woods and in an exploration of the Brandywine Creek. Campers are encouraged to observe insects, animals, and plant life.

Swimming. In addition to a period of free swim, lifeguards give lessons each day to help campers overcome fear, build self-confidence and learn how to swim.

Organized Play. No camp would be complete without the opportunity for fun and games. Camp Linden provides a variety of non-competitive athletics, games and free play.

Lenape Native American Program. For the second year we were able to provide an exciting program by Ms. Shelley DePaul, Assistant Chief and educator for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. Ms. DePaul was in residence at camp for one week to provide a two hour program for each group of children. The program included stories of Lenape lore and history, drumming, dancing, native crafts and games. For more information see Lenape Native American Program.
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