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Judy Truesdell – Guest Contributor
Feb 14 @ 16:00
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Recipe Testing Lab is just one of Wylie's great Spring Break camps .

Wylie Recreation Center is offering four great camps for kids during spring break. All are from Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15, at Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Rd., Bldg. 200, Wylie, TX 75098.

Recipe Testing Lab, for kids age 8 to 14, will introduce participants to international cuisines, allow them to discover innovative recipes and learn kitchen and food safety. They'll experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create a variety of tasty meals. Chef Scott Horwitz will work with them to take their culinary skills to the next level. Best of all, at the end of the day, everyone gets to eat the delicious treats they prepared. Cost is $125 plus a $25 supply fee. Camp is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Minecraft 3D Printing, for kids age 6 to 12, will allow them to turn their ideas into objects they can hold. They'll explore project planning, increase critical thinking, and boost creativity. They'll generate their own 3D models from scratch while discovering hardware and software engineering, project strategies, and industrial design to create Creepers, Zombies, Cave Spiders, and more using a 3D pen. Completed projects go home with participants. Camp is taught by Engineering for Kids, a group that brings math, science, technology, and engineering to children in a fun and challenging way. Cost is $119 plus $25 supply fee. Camp is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Night Owl Sewing. Youngsters age 8 to 14 are invited to learn about sewing machines, thread, fabric, seams, and bobbins. They'll enhance fine motor skills, boost reading comprehension and apply math while making a stuffed owl, pajama shorts, and a sleep mask. Snacks are included. Class is taught by Amber Smith, and cost is $100 plus a $40 supply fee. Participants are asked to bring a sewing machine; there will be a few available upon request. Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Dodge Ball and Agility Games, for youngsters age 6 to 12, takes fun and hard work to another level. Kids will gain knowledge of dodge ball rules, increase physical fitness, and enhance teamwork principles. Young athletes improve agility, explosiveness, and lateral movements while playing over 10 different types of dodge ball and speed games. They should wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes. Camp is presented by Successful Students and Athletes, a group whose goal is preparing children for the world while having fun. Cost is $99. Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon.