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MCKINNEY (CBS 11 NEWS) - This summer children have the opportunity to “time travel” back to an era before the Information Age and experience the summers of yesterday at Prairie Adventure Camps in McKinney.

Each day’s camp begins with “de-modernizing.”  Cell phones and video games are replaced with old-fashioned games like hopscotch, marbles and jumping rope.  The Camp sessions also focus on different types of textile arts and home skills like making pies, home-made ice cream, quilting, weaving, even soap-making.

Prairie Camp Director Erin Robbins told CBS 11 it’s also a history lesson.  “I focus on right after the Civil War but if they have any other questions I try to answer them.  Anything about the Revolutionary War or WW II any sort of history questions they want to know I try to answer.”

Sessions are for boy and girls age 6 to 13.  Camps are 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Cost: $100 or $90 for members.

Campers age 9 years to 13 years can add an afternoon session of old-fashioned crafts to continue their time-traveling adventure.

Applications are available online at www.chestnutsquare.org.

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