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The great indoors: technology based summer camps

Technically Speaking

— Chess Camp is another program being offered at CBA this summer. The benefits of chess instruction for children from a young age have been stated for years: improved academic performance, increased memory, decision-making and organizational skills.

In this program the children receive basic chess instruction, and play and interact with other children in a fun environment, regardless of experience level. This camp is for children ages 5 to 15.

Both camps run from July 30 to Aug. 3. There are morning sessions (9 am to noon), afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), and all-day sessions (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) available. More information can be found online or by calling 888-65-CHESS.

It is not disputed that a child’s relationship with nature and the outdoors plays a major role in their development. It’s also true that the world we live in is becoming more and more technologically advanced. So it just might be a good idea to let our kids to spend some time outside in nature, and also allow them some time with some enriching activities indoors, “where the outlets are.”

As always, feel free to stop by the Dewitt Community Library for more information on how science and technology can become a part of your family’s lives.

Paul Morrell is assistant director for computing and technology services at DeWitt Community Library and Scott Mosher is paralibrarian for technology.

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