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Send Your Kid to Camp Some of the best childhood memories — and friendships — are made at summer camp. Here are a few to consider for your little (or not quite so little) ones:

on June 24-28, kids can do the usual hiking and nature walks, as well as robotics and other indoor STEAM activities. Ages: Sessions for 7-9 and 10-12

Junior Master Naturalist Day Camp in Denton allows kids to craft, create, explore and journal with certified Elm Fork Master Naturalists. They’ll study local habitats, prairies, ponds, rivers and urban areas. This year, there’s also a live snake presentation from the Backland Prairie Raptures program. Ages: 6-11

Fashionista Camp is ideal for kids who are more interested in the finer things in life, like art and fashion. Held at Denton’s Denia Rec Center, this camp teaches budding designers to make their own accessories and design and sew their dream outfit. The week culminates in a fashion show where they can show off their creations. Ages: 8-13

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area’s summer camps help kids get up close and personal with nature. Throughout the season, various sessions are available for kids who want to hike, catch insects, learn to kayak and explore the pond. During a special STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) week

The City of Denton Parks & Rec Department hosts a wide range of camps with activities and field trips to suit even the pickiest camper. Dolphins Summer Splash Camp, for example, focuses on swim-team-style events. Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp teaches survival skills like archery,

fishing, geocaching, outdoor cooking and leave-no-trace principles. There are also camps focused on engineering, languages, gardening, tennis, farm-to-table cooking and more. Ages: Various Kidz Kamp in The Colony has daily activities that include sports and athletics, games, group activities, arts and crafts and more. Campers will also go on weekly field trips. Ages: 6-8 Camp on the Lake is a water-centric camp hosted by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. The day camp also includes horseback riding, archery and arts and crafts on Lake Lewisville. Ages: 6-13

LLELA’s camps will thrill nature lovers from age 7 to 12 with a variety of activities.

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