Ten Summer Camps For Little Innovators

Forget swimming and archery. These camps will have your kids building robots, pitching business ideas, even fighting zombies!

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Let's face it: for plenty of kids, the idea of riding horses and competing in color wars all summer is about as appealing as a root canal. And even kids who love traditional outdoorsy camp activities might enjoy something different. Luckily there are plenty of camps aimed at aspiring scientists, inventors, filmmakers, video game designers and rock stars. We've rounded up the ten best camps for young innovators. We're betting it'll make you jealous you're not 12 again - we are!

For Future Architects (and Just Plain Lego Maniacs)

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Can your child happily spend the weekend constructing the newest 2000-plus piece Lego Ninjago ship? Then he or she will adore Bricks 4 Kidz, where campers ages 5 through 13 explore architecture, engineering, robotics and movie-making through Lego bricks. With locations all over the country, little Lego fiends will build away, nary a dodgeball or game of capture the flag in sight. 

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