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- Apple Stores Apple Camp: Budding Spielbergs discover the ins and outs of iMovie during a 3-day course (dates vary) and debut their creations at a film festival for family and friends at no cost. Kids 8 to 12
- Lowe's Build and Grow: Instructors teach how to build projects like a tow truck or binoculars in free demonstrations given at participating stores on two Saturdays a month. Students in second through fifth grade
- Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp: Consider it the ultimate outdoorsy staycation: Enjoy complimentary craft stations, archery, a casting pond, food and more held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. on June 4 through July 10.
- Home Depot Kids Workshops: The future architect in your family will love free clinics offered the first weekend of every month where they create something (like a pencil box or coaster set) and learn tool safety. Kids ages 5 to 12
- Michaels Crafts Stores Passport to Fun: Travel around the world with craft projects unique to countries like Australia, Greece and Egypt for $5 or less on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids 12 and younger
- JoAnn Fabrics Kids' Camp: In just three hours, children learn how to sew a pillowcase or shorts, decorate a cake with fondant, fabric paint or make a quilt. Classes are $30-$45 and you'll receive a 30% off coupon to use on supplies when registering. Children ages 5 to 12