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Campers can plant, cultivate and harvest their own food at local summer camps.

habitats and conservation. There are several art camps that teach photography, sculpture, painting with oils, acryics and watercolors, basket-making and weaving. Lots of local camps are offering STEM subject matter. Campers can learn to code, fly drones, build robots and operate 3D printers. Athletic camps are also abundant with several offering baseball, softball, basketball, football, gymnastics, diving and even synchronized swimming.

Other Benefits of Camp

On average, today's children spend more than 7.5 hours a day engaged with technology. The majority of summer camps ban most technology, including TV, smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. Taking a break from technology over the summer allows children to communicate face to face and form deeper bonds with their peers that can lead to lasting friendships. Camps are teaching new skills but learning is free and instructured. This allows kids to try new activites and reinvent themselves without the stress associated with a typical learning environment. Camp also allows children to grow more independent. Whether for a day or an entire summer, the separation from one's parents means a camper has to learn to rely on himself and other trusted adults and peers. This gives the child the ability to think independently, and build self-esteem. 78209magazine.com | MAY 2019

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78209 Magazine - May 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zipcode of San Antonio.

78209 Magazine - May 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zipcode of San Antonio.

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