Don’t be surprised if your child comes home searching your kitchen for a food processor or blender. The team from Greenlane Naturals Café visited DCLC a few weeks ago. They made healthy snacks using a food processor with our students.

The first item on the menu was a fruit smoothie made with banana, pineapple, mango, almond milk, and coconut milk. As the smoothies were being prepared, the students were asked to share some of their favorite fruits. From strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, to dragon fruit and pomegranates, we were overwhelmed by the number of students who like fruit. As a matter, not one student said that they didn’t like fruit! As the group devoured the blended drink, the room was silent. Everyone loved this special drink. The staff encouraged the students to begin their morning with smoothies. By filling a blender with healthy ingredients, you are giving your body a giant dose of health from the start.

Next the staff made hummus using garlic, red pepper, chickpeas, sea salt, and water, as a substitute for oil. The kids were excited to learn they could make their own hummus instead of just buying it at the grocery store! The hummus was served on a wrap with tomato and coleslaw cabbage. I live with a child who never would have eaten this if it were packed in her lunch. She was raving about the wrap and many of the students agreed.

A meal wouldn’t be complete without dessert. Greenlane Naturals Café wanted to add a healthy dessert to the mix. Using dates, almond butter, almonds, and coco powder, they made “no bake” brownies in the food processor. The kids could not believe how "real" the brownies tasted. Our chefs proved that eliminating unhealthy ingredients doesn’t mean your taste buds will be sacrificed.

When the students finished sampling the foods, they were asked to vote on their favorite. The smoothie was the most-loved snack of the day!

The owner of the café shared information about her business and encouraged the students that they can make their future entrepreneurial dreams come true.

Next time you are looking for a great spot to eat breakfast or lunch, visit Greenlane Naturals Café! We are sharing about our friends @ GLN at this very crucial time in their business. They are facing challenges in their township due to parking. If you want to support local fooderies that offer healthy options, make sure to see our friends in Green Lane and keep your food processor handy at home!

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We are pleased to announce that the community will have an exciting opportunity to see a piece of DCLC- Acton in ACTION. On May 16, 2019 from 10am-1pm, DCLC is giving children the opportunity to launch their very own startup business.

At the first annual DCLC: Acton Children's Business Fair, young entrepreneurs will have the chance to make, sell, and dream big. Rustic Red Door, a company in Perkiomenville, that designs and creates superior quality American-made furniture, millwork and wall décor for both residential and commercial spaces is holding the event at their warehouse.

Rustic Red Door wanted to become involved with the Children's Business Fair because owner Kerry Smith states, “I am very passionate about taking your dreams & making them a reality. Nothing is more satisfying than taking something from the very beginning & building into something that would have never existed. My favorite saying is "The world is your oyster" & I truly believe that anyone can do anything they set their mind to. This is a powerful message for young kids & I'm happy to be part of a program that promotes that!”

ALL Children in the community and surrounding communities, who are currently in grades 1-8, are encouraged to participate. These young entrepreneurs are invited to develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

DCLC is seeking the support of local businesses to sponsor the young entrepreneurs and encouraging the community to attend this epic event that is guaranteed to brighten the community. At DCLC we believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

For more information about the event and to register your young entrepreneur, please visit

This isn’t your backyard lemonade stand! This event will give the community the opportunity to support businesses created and launched by children. This is an experience your children will never forget.

At DCLC: An Acton Academy, we believe heroes are all around us. And we believe each of the ordinary yet extraordinary geniuses who cross our threshold deserve to find a calling that will change the world. And in the process, they too will be transformed, young people and parents alike, discovering they are far more capable than they ever imagined.

You can follow Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy on Instagram at to watch this exciting journey unfold.

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Our goal at DCLC is for ALL learners:

  • to conquer real world challenges

  • to develop heroic habits of lifelong learners

  • to practice to unfold the warm-hearted and tough-minded character traits needed while searching for a calling that will change the world

How do we do this? There are many answers to this question of course, but one way we begin to guide our learners in this direction is by Building the Tribe. This is THEIR community and ownership begins with our HEROS. Since September, we have been encouraging the tribe to think of themselves as a family.

What is a family? A family is a group of people who have a shared commitment. A family works towards a common goal. A family praises acts of kindness. A family holds boundries. A family resolves conflicts. A family gives and receives critiques. A family has a vision.

Our FAMILY at DCLC is grasping that living fully means to:

F---------Fail early

A---------Attempt the task again

M------- Make changes

I---------- Instill a growth mindset

L----------Learn from the past

Y--------- Yearn to discover a calling

As we continue to Build the Tribe, we will make mistakes, learn from them, but ultimately thrive. We know every learner who enters our doors has the courage to begin this life altering journey.

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Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy focuses on the developmental needs of ALL children. We want to make a positive impact on our community and the beautiful surroundings that included the Green Lane Park. We are a proud affiliate of the Acton Academy network. DCLC offers the very best in experiential learning environments that are driven by children's interests. 

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