Homestead learning environment lets kids experience summer camp like no other – CBS Pittsburgh


HOMESTEAD (KDKA) – With a difficult school year coming to an end, many parents are planning summer camps for their children. But there are many families who cannot afford to send their children.

A unique learning environment at Homestead allows many young people to experience a summer camp like no other.

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Dragon’s Den, a nonprofit located in a historic old church, is an indoor challenge course that became a destination for children during the pandemic. It opened in September.

Starting in June, it will offer six weeks of camp activities including drama, science, spoken word and more. Underprivileged children in the community will also be able to attend, thanks to scholarships from the Jefferson Regional Foundation.

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“There are a lot of families in need,” said Don Michael Mendoza of La Ti Do Productions, one of the partner organizations working with Dragon’s Den this season.

Director and Founder Giulia Lozza Petrucci told Kym Gable of KDKA: “We were ready to host a summer camp, but not just a summer camp. We wanted to be here and give something to every child.

Caren Hearne of the Mariposa Theater said, “The whole space is full of opportunity. You can’t help but feel this as soon as you walk in.

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You can read more about Dragon’s Den here.


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