Summer Camps Guide 2016

This guide features nearly 50 summer camps available at art schools, churches, daycares, preschools, sports facilities and other locations throughout Austin, Cedar Park and Leander.


eDiscover Center Summer STEM Program
Certified teachers lead hands-on programs based on science, technology, engineering and math. The programs emphasize creativity, critical thinking and teamwork.
Patsy Sommer Elementary School,
16200 Avery Ranch Blvd., Austin
512-815-2836 •
Ages: first-fifth grades
Dates: June 13-16, 20-23
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon
Cost: $160 (through March 31), $170
(after March 31)

Leander ISD academic camps
The school district hosts camps for students. Subjects include American Sign Language, creative writing, geography, math, Spanish, U.S. history and world history. All camps are open to students within Leander ISD, and some are open to students outside the district.
Locations vary by camp
512-570-0166 •
Ages: 7-15
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 9-11 a.m. or 5-7 p.m.
Cost: starts at $189 per week

Mathnasium of Cedar Park
The tutoring school offers two hours of math training sessions.
Mathnasium of Cedar Park,
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 400, Cedar Park
Ages: kindergarten-12th grades
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: vary by camp
Cost: vary by camp

Moolah U
Children and teenagers receive introductions to financial stewardship, business management and leadership. Camps give participants hands-on experience making business and marketing plans, developing products and tracking expenses. Students earn and keep real profits.
Texas Land & Cattle Steak House,
14010 US 183, Austin
512-258-4676 •
Ages: 7-16
Dates: five-day camps June 27-Aug. 19
Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (extended care is available)
Cost: $300 per camp plus $40 for lunches

Science Connection
Teachers lead the camp through hands-on learning, including Lego robotics, outdoor science and scientific phenomena. Campers receive water bottles, T-shirts and take-home science activities.
Peace Lutheran Church,
10625 N. FM 620, Austin
512-577-1744 •
Ages: fourth-fifth grades
Dates: four-day camps June 13-July 21
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $175 per week


ART plus Academy
Art instructors aim to help students improve their drawing and painting skills. Camps include different art themes and genres each week, including collages, dinosaurs, horses, landscapes, mixed media, monsters, outer space and wild animals.
ART plus Academy Cedar Park, 3621
E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 700, Cedar Park
512-415-8267 •
Ages: 5-17
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon or 2-5 p.m.
Cost: $180 per camp (plus $25 supply fee)

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Camp Creativity
The camp focuses on art, music and sewing.
The Studio Cedar Park,
400 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park
512-773-3283 •
Ages: 6-11
Dates: two-week camps June 13-Aug. 19
Hours: vary by camp
Cost: $100-$225 per camp (discounts available for multiple camps)

Day Camps

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Austin Dog Alliance
All About Puppies and All About Dogs camps include pet lessons, games and crafts. Bring Your Dog to Camp allows participants to bring their own dogs or borrow one from the organization, and learn about dog training, dog games and veterinary care. Agility camps and Advanced Dog Sports camps emphasize dog training and tricks. Children with high-functioning autism can participate in separate All About Dogs camps.
Austin Dog Alliance,
1321 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
512-335-7100 •
Ages: 5-6 (All About Puppies), 7-9 (All About Dogs and All About Dogs–Autism), 9-14 (Bring Your Dog to Camp), 10-14 (Dog Sports Camp–Advanced), 11-15 (Agility Camp–Advanced)
Dates: four-day and five-day camps June 6-Aug. 11
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
(Agility Camp–Advanced and Dog Sports Camp–Advanced); 9:15-11:15 a.m. (All About Puppies); 9:30 a.m.-noon (All About Dogs and All About Dogs–Autism); 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (Bring Your Dog to Camp)
Cost: $175 (All About Puppies), $200 (All About Dogs), $250 (All About Dogs–Autism, Bring Your Dog to Camp, four-day Agility Camp–Advanced or Dog Sports Camp—Advanced), $425 (eight-day Agility Camp–Advanced or Dog Sports Camp–Advanced)

Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park
Camp instruction emphasizes science, technology, engineering, art and math, as well as field trips to various locations. Meals and snacks are included.
Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park,
3420 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park
512-331-9009 •
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grades
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 18
Hours: 6:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $245 per week

The Brainery
Stepping Stone School hosts a program that teaches children to explore continents and cultures as well as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics concepts. Other themes include sports, business and philanthropy, chess and cooking.
Stepping Stone School,
225 Block House Drive, Leander
512-259-3459 •
Ages: 5-13
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Cost: $175 (per week), $600 (per month)

Camp Summit
Summit Christian Academy offers 10 weeks of camps, and parents can enroll their children in as many weeks as they choose. The camps include field trips and faith-based activities.
Summit Christian Academy,
2121 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
512-250-1369 •
Ages: prekindergarten-12
Dates: five-day camps May 31-Aug. 5
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $150-$220 per week plus $35 registration; sibling discounts available

Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department
The Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department hosts camps with activities such as crafts, fishing, sports and swimming.
Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park; Giddens Elementary School,
1500 Timberwood Drive, Cedar Park; Naumann Elementary School, 1201 Brighton Bend Lane,
Cedar Park
512-401-5500 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug 19
Hours: 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $120-$180 per camp

Children’s Lighthouse
Campers participate in summer travel-themed activities such as field trips as well as cooking and swimming classes.
Children’s Lighthouse,
1801 Bagdad Road, Cedar Park
512-528-5674 •
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grades
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $130-$200 per week

Cornerstone Farm
Campers are taught daily horse-riding lessons and take trail rides as well as learn how to clean, groom, bridle and saddle their horses. Afternoon activities include indoor arts and crafts. Parents are invited at the end of each week to watch the campers ride.
Cornerstone Farm,
12245 Old FM 2243, Leander
512-914-8407 •
Ages: 7-15
Dates: five-day camps June 6-July 22
Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (early drop-off and extended care options are available)
Cost: $400 per week

Crystal Challenges
Children take three field trips each week and complete daily math and reading assignments to earn prizes. Campers also participate in activities, such as art and science projects, face painting, cooking, treasure and scavenger hunts, and swimming.
Crystal Challenges,
1509 Rhapsody Ridge, Cedar Park
512-249-0002 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Cost: $195 per week

Equine Rehabilitation of Central Texas
ERCT rehabilitates rescued horses and provides a therapeutic riding program called Hopeful Hearts. In June the organization offers a horse camp, in which children with disabilities and their siblings can ride horses each day and also participate in art and music activities.
Equine Rehabilitation of Central Texas,
17000 Trails End Cove, Leander
Ages: 6-12 (week 1), 13-18 (week 2)
Dates: June 6-18
Hours: 9-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $250 per camp

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The Goddard School, Cedar Park
Each camp week includes a subject such as advanced dance, art, cooking, sports and robotic technology. Field trips and swimming days are also included.
Goddard School,
1905 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park
512-258-5292 •
Ages: kindergarten-sixth grades
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $219 per week

The Goddard School, Leander
Camp lessons include monthly themes, such as circus acts in June, art projects in July and outdoor activities in August.
Goddard School, 1730 Union St., Leander
512-528-1918 •
Ages: infant-9
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: varies per camp

Kiddie Academy of Cedar Park
Campers participate in activities such as singing, dancing, math, music, science and water play. Meals and field trips are provided.
Kiddie Academy of Cedar Park,
1602 Medical Parkway, Cedar Park
Ages: 2-12
Dates: June 9-Aug. 29
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $235-$260

Kids ‘R’ Kids Summer Olympic Games
Campers explore the 2016 Summer Olympic Games by learning about international cultures and foods. Instructors host games, movies, a talent show and teamwork activities.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy,
15111 Avery Ranch Blvd., Austin
512-218-9669 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 25
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $215 per week

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Leander Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Academy
The chamber hosts a weeklong program that emphasizes training for career and community leadership skills. Field trips include horseback riding, a ropes course, and trips to fire and police departments.
Various locations
512-259-1907 •
Ages: seventh-ninth grades
Dates: July 18-21
Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (extended hours available)
Cost: $250, scholarships available

Leander Parks and Recreation Department
Play-Well instructors teach campers to use Lego bricks to build engineering projects with different themes, such as art, science, Jedi knights from “Star Wars” and superheroes.
Leander Parks and Recreation Office,
406 Municipal Drive, Leander;
Leander Public Library,
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-528-9909 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 11-Aug. 12
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $100-$155 per week (half-day camps), $185 per week (full-day camps)

Learning Fun 101
In each day of the camp students learn how to use Lego bricks to build and program new projects, such as robots that can sing, dance, navigate mazes, and hit or pitch balls.
Shenandoah Church Cedar Park,
3003 Blue Ridge Drive, Cedar Park
512-740-3024 •
Ages: kindergarten-14
Dates: June 27-July 1, Aug. 1-5
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon (half-day camps),
9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. (full-day camps)
Cost: $169 per half-day session

Little Acorn Academy
Camps cover topics such as careers, cooking and science. Lunches and snacks are included. Weekly field trips include locations such as bakeries, ice cream shops and a zoo.
Little Acorn Academy,
3200 Hatch Road, Cedar Park
512-331-5400 •
Ages: kindergarten-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $180 per week (one child), $168
per week (siblings)

Primrose School at Vista Ridge
The school’s camps include weekly themes such as science, movies and summer fun. Students also take weekly field trips to locations such as the Austin Steam Train, Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Brushy Creek Lake Park and Texas Museum of Science and Technology.
Primrose School at Vista Ridge,
910 N. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park
512-260-0708 •
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grade
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $255 per week (plus $95 registration fee and $150 equipment fee)

Snapology of Cedar Park
Campers are taught about subjects such as animation, computer programming, engineering and robotics using Lego bricks. Themes include “Minecraft,” superheroes and “Star Wars.”
The Studio Cedar Park,
400 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park
512-853-9798 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 21
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $130 per week

Twin Lakes Family YMCA
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes attendees can participate in dozens of outdoor activities, such as archery, basketball, hiking, kayaking, ropes courses, soccer and swimming. Weekly themes include the Western frontier, superheroes, patriotism, Disney, pirates versus ninjas, space travel and carnivals. A related program offers the same activities with support for campers with special needs. Add-on activities cost extra and include subjects such as paintball, science, survival skills, technology and woodcrafting. Specialty camps offer activities such as cooking, dance, first aid and sports. Kinder camps offer summer learning for younger campers. Excursion camps offer outdoor activities and field trips to parks, museums and other attractions.
Twin Lakes Family YMCA,
204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park;
Leander ISD school sites TBD
(excursion camps only)
512-615-5563 •
Ages: vary by camp
Dates: all camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (YMCA Camp Twin Lakes camps), 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (excursion camps), 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (specialty camps and kinder camps)
Cost: $105-$130 per week (kinder camps), $105-$155 per week (specialty camps), $152-$162 per week (excursion camps), $243-$273 per week (YMCA Camp Twin Lakes, plus $32-$53 for add-on activities), $295-$425 (YMCA Camp Twin Lakes for special needs), plus $15 weekly deposit

Performing arts

Avery Ranch Dance Discovery
Camp instructors teach ballet, drama, stories, jazz, gymnastics, yoga, musical theater and hip-hop. Each weekly camp is based on a movie, such as “Annie,” “Frozen,” “Mary Poppins,” “Matilda” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Avery Ranch Dance Discovery, 10526 W. Parmer Lane, Bldg. 5, Ste. 505, Cedar Park
512-658-2996 •
Ages: 3-11
Dates: five-day camps June 20-Aug. 12
Hours: 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Cost: $150-$170 per week

Cedar Park Dance Company
Each camp includes a character theme, arts and crafts, music and activities. Dance instruction includes ballet, jazz, tap and tumbling. Each camp ends with a pizza party and a performance.
Cedar Park Dance Company, 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Ste. 104, Cedar Park
512-257-9722 •
Ages: 3-10
Dates: five- and four-day camps June 13-Aug. 12
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $140 (four-day camp), $175 (five-day camp)

Center Stage Dance Studio
Camps include dance intensives as well as training in cheerleading and musical theater.
A princess-themed camp is also offered.
Center Stage Dance Studio,
1602 S. West Drive, Leander
Ages: 4-18
Dates: three-day camps and five-day camps June 20-July 22
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 (three-day camps), $150 (five-day camps)

Little Actors Theater Camp
Campers participate in a pirate-themed camp taught by Cedar Park High School theater students who train campers in acting, character development, costumes, dance, improvisation, rehearsals and set design. The camp ends with a free performance June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Students are given snacks but must bring their own sack lunches.
Cedar Park High School South Performing Arts Center, 2150 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
512-570-1261 •
Ages: kindergarten-sixth grade
Dates: June 6-9
Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (camp), 6:30 p.m. (June 9 performance)
COST: $145 (before May 11), $165 (between May 11-26)

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Muv Dance and Fitness
Camps include ballet, dance team and an intensive course as well as Mini Muvers for children in kindergarten through third grade.
Muv Dance and Fitness,
2051 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. S, Cedar Park
512-514-1223 •
Ages: kindergarten-12th grade
Dates: June 6-9 (intensive camp), June 20-23 and July 11-14 (Mini Muvers and ballet camps), July 11-14 (dance team camp)
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (intensive camp), 9 a.m.-noon (Mini Muvers camp), 1-5 p.m. (ballet camp), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (dance team camp)
Cost: $150-$175 per camp

Velocity Music Academy
Camps teach beginner-level courses on instruments such as guitar, piano and violin as well as themes such as dance, jazz, rock, singing and songwriting.
Velocity Music Academy,
2301 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 200, Cedar Park
512-782-8721 •
Ages: 5 and older
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $160 per week


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All-Star Sports Camps
Children learn basic sports skills and rules, healthful competition and talent development.
SoccerZone Lakeline,
920 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park
512-940-4025 •
Ages: 5-14
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon (half-day camp),
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full-day camp)
Cost: $179 per week (half-day camp), $279 per week (full-day camp); discounts available for siblings or multiple weeks

Austin Volleyball Academy
The academy offers an eight- to 12-week training program for beach volleyball players. For older players the academy also offers a PlyoCity program for strength conditioning. The program is available separately.
Elizabeth Milburn Park,
1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
512-680-4717 •
Ages: vary by camp
Dates: various camps May 11-Aug. 5
Hours: TBD
Cost: starts at $650 (training program), $150 (PlyoCity program only)

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp
Children learn basketball skills through drills and games while focusing on shooting.
Cedar Park Recreation Center,
1435 Main St., Cedar Park
512-799-8891 •
Ages: 7-16
Dates: July 25-28
Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Cost: $225

British Soccer Camps
Camps teach soccer according to British rules. Instructors teach foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, coached scrimmages and tournament play. Campers also learn game values, such as respect and responsibility.
SoccerZone Lakeline,
920 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park;
Robin Bledsoe Park,
601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-416-7705 •
Ages: 3-16
Dates: June 6-10, July 18-22, Aug. 15-19 (Cedar Park); June 27-July 1 (Leander)
Hours: 8-11:30 a.m., 12:30-4 p.m. (half-day camps), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (full-day camps), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Leander only)
Cost: $179 (half-day camps, Cedar Park), $279 (full-day camps, Cedar Park), $107-$156 (Leander)

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High Hopes Sports & Afterschool
Students participate in the faith-based program with different organized sports each week, such as archery, baseball, basketball, capture the flag, flag football, floor hockey, soccer and volleyball. The camps include field trips as well as swimming pool visits three times each week. Campers receive a hot lunch and two snacks each day.
High Hopes Sports & Afterschool,
1800 Clover Lane, Cedar Park
512-259-7545 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: three-day and five-day camps
June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $35 (per half-day camp), $49 (per full-day camp), $135 (three-day camps), $210 (four- to five-day camps), plus $25 early registration fee ($50 after March 31)

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HK Taekwondo
Instructors teach sportsmanship, self-confidence and skills with activities including field trips, games, healthy eating, math, movies, nunchaku training, taekwondo and Zumba.
HK Taekwondo,
200 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. C-2, Cedar Park
512-260-0060 •
Ages: 6-12
Dates: five-day camps June 13-July 1, July 11-Aug. 19
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (full-day); flexible half-day hours are available
Cost: $150-$175 (full-day camp); half-day camp cost is flexible

Junior Golf Camps
Professional instructors teach golf basics such as full swings, short games, putting, game rules, etiquette and safety. The camps include daily games, prizes, snacks and drinks. On Thursday the camp includes on-course instruction and a scramble. Golfers of varying abilities and skill levels are invited.
Crystal Falls Golf Course,
3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
512-259-5855 •
Ages: 5-9 (June 20-23), 10 and older
(July 11-14)
Dates: June 20-23, July 11-14
Hours: 8-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (a 1-3 p.m. camp may become available)
Cost: $125

Leander ISD athletics camps
School instructors host camps that cover a variety of outdoor activities and skill levels, including baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. Some camps offer strength training and training for boys and girls athletic teams.
Locations vary by camp
512-570-0166 •
Ages: kindergarten-12th grade
Dates: all camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: vary by camp
Cost: vary by camp

Premier Athletic Complex
Basketball and volleyball camps teach fundamental skills for each game.
Premier Athletic Complex,
8220 Toll 183A, Leander
512-686-0448 •
Ages: first-ninth grade
Dates: four-day camps June 20-Aug. 11
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $175-$200 per week

PrimeTime Cheer
Camp instructors teach techniques such as body control and correct tumbling form.
PrimeTime Cheer,
11701 W. Old FM 2243, Ste. A., Leander
512-619-0442 •
Ages: 5-18
Dates: two-day camps June 13-16, July 5-8
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $65 per camp

Rockhold Karate
Themed camps include fencing with Lightsabers from “Star Wars,” archery introduction and sword-fighting.
Rockhold Karate,
1075 N. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 104, Cedar Park
512-699-9288 •
Ages: 8-17
Dates: July 11-15 (archery camp), TBD (other camps)
Hours: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $125-$150

Spiritwood Riding Center
Camps include types of riding as well as grooming, first aid, feeding and overall care of horses. The camp includes a maximum of
10 students per week.
Spiritwood Riding Center,
14300 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Leander
512-259-1717 •
Ages: 5-12
Dates: five-day camps June 6-24
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $325 per week

TetraBrazil Camp
Camps teach the game of soccer according to Brazilian rules. Instructors teach game tactics as well as the culture of Brazilian soccer.
Robin Bledsoe Park,
601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-416-7705 •
Ages: 3-16
Dates: Aug. 8-12
Hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $153

Vortex Youth Sports Center
Campers study a variety of traditional and acrobatic martial arts, play laser tag, take field trips and learn character development.
Vortex Youth Sports Center,
10210 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. C, Leander
512-961-3883 •
Ages: 5-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 22
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: starts at $149

Zero Gravity Gymnastics and Cheer
Gymnastics camps teach campers to practice on gymnastics equipment, climb rocks, bounce on trampolines and tumble. Camps also include arts and crafts.
Zero Gravity Gymnastics and Cheer,
2041 S. US 183, Leander
Ages: 5 and older
Dates: five-day camps June 6-Aug. 19
Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (half-day camps),
8 a.m.-6 p.m. (full-day camps)
Cost: $175 (half-day camps), $235 (full-day camps) per week plus $50 nonrefundable deposit

This list is not comprehensive.


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