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Two decades of summer camps just a little out of the box

The kids at Corbett Prep might be done for the summer, but the campus is still rocking. Summer camps are big here, 12015 Orange Grove Drive, and there are plenty of things for kids to do besides stare into their cellphones.

Kids can make a movie, launch model rockets, investigate a crime scene or take their chances on obstacle courses.

For two decades, Corbett Prep has been putting on summer camps that go a little bit outside the box. There are more than 60 full- and half-day camps at Corbett this summer and they are available for kids ranging from prekindergarten to 12th grade.

Academic camps provide time to work on reading and math skills, or they can go further into other facets of education such as geography, science and writing.

It doesn’t have to be all about the regular education curriculum. Kids can also learn new languages, such as French, Chinese and Spanish that feature culture-based activities such as cooking and art.

For kids who are already involved with the technology age — and which kid isn’t — there are classes in claymation, robotics and Lego engineering. Visual and arts programs allow kids to work with movie production and art classes involving everything from canvas to creative art.

Sports are also a big part of camps at Corbett. Campers can participate in volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, flag football, golf or archery. If those aren’t their cup of tea, there are also wilderness excursions, model rocketry, canoeing and fishing, not to mention martial arts, “silly sports” and warrior games.

For a full schedule of the Camp IDS program, call (813) 961-3087 or check corbettprep.com.

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