Be There: Build Your Own City

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  There are only a few weeks left before school starts back up, and by now your kids may be getting a small case of cabin fever. In this week's Be There, we give parents an idea to keep their children entertained while at the same time teaching them a lesson.

A child's imagination can take them just about anywhere, and when you give them craft supplies, sometimes their wildest dreams become a reality. News Leader Nine visited one local summer camp that lets kids create their very own world.

"Box City" is a week long camp that helps children create houses and buildings using boxes, paint and their imagination. Camp organizers say they start with introducing basic structures like police stations and hospitals, then let the kids come up with the rest.

"All things that go into the community... You start with that then you'll elaborate and go on and they'll learn different architectural components. And then teach them where they go in relationship to each other," said Camp Director Callie Hecht.

The kids have looked at buildings around Columbus to get inspiration and this activity can easily be incorporated into any household. Just give your kids the supplies and they can make their own town.

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