Summer camp isn't only about outdoor activities. By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media contributor
Whenever I try making summer plans with my 9-year-old daughter, she balks at the idea of camps, telling me she just wants to "laze around." But because both my husband and I work at home during the summer, I need to find something to fill at least a few hours each day. And I finally found a camp that I know she'd love.
Unfortunately -- for nature-loving me -- it's a week-long Minecraft Camp.
Are your kids also obsessed with this ultra-popular, sandbox-style video game? Minecraft involves building structures with blocks ... and blowing them up with TNT. Personally, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about, but she and her friends -- and my husband, truthfully -- can spend hours playing if I let them. And then more hours talking about the cool stuff they built and/or blew up.
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