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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:23 AM

GMT SUMMER CAMP EXPO

On today's show, GMT held its first ever summer camp roundup. Representatives from local camps were on hand to explain what they have to offer.

Mad Science of Greater Dallas

Mad Science of Greater Dallas is the #1 Community-resource for hands-on Science Enrichment for Children ages 3-13 in the Greater Dallas metroplex. Several thousand children benefit from Mad Science programs each year. Over 1000 children participated in our Summer Camps in 2008 alone. Mad Science offers 2 kinds of week-long summer camps: Half Day and Full Day. Our half-day camps are hosted in partnership with City Parks and Rec., Private Schools and School Districts. Our full-day camps are hosted by us, at a dozen locations in the metroplex - from McKinney in the Northeast to Las Colinas in the South to Trophy Club in the Southwest. Mad Science camps are also customized for age groups (3-6 yrs., 6-9 yrs. and 10-13 yrs.) Mad Science camps are unique in that they are highly interactive, with a low student-instructor ratio and lots of excitement. Children make-and-take-home projects every day. Our Robot camp for instance involves participants building a working robot and, at the end of the camp, get to keep it!.

Spokesperson: Deepa Pulianda - Chief Mad Scientist

Camp Dates: Throughout Summer

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YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

YMCA Camp Grady Spruce the premier resident camp for the YMCA of Metropoltian Dallas is located on beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake. Serving boys and girls ages 7 to 15, Camp Grady Spruce is the experience that inspires, builds, and strengthens relationships with God, His creation and each other. Camp programs include water skiing, horses, sailing, canoeing, archery, riflery, and much more. Camp Grady Spruce offers Summer Camp, Family Camp, Outdoor Education and Retreats.

Spokesperson: Sarah Byrom, Associate Vice President Communications

Camp Dates: Throughout Summer

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Camp Fire's Camp El Tesoro

Lifelong friendships and treasured memories await your child at Camp El Tesoro! Campers enjoy a traditional overnight camp experience during 3 to 13-day sessions that promote self-confidence and independence. Whether riding a horse or canoeing down the river, El Tesoro offers exciting adventures for children entering grades 1 - 10.

Spokesperson: Whitney Moore - Camp Counselor

Camp Dates: June 14 - July 31, 2009

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Doss Heritage and Culture Center

Weatherford's Doss Heritage and Culture Center's presents three exciting summer camps for 2009 - Gone To Texas is a hands-on day camp with activities including milking goats, making butter, chuckwagon cooking, and learning about the life on the frontier through the eyes of legendary cattleman Oliver Loving and his wife Susan. Chuckwagon and Outdoor Cooking camp invites you to join our chuckwagon cook as we eat from an authentic chuckwagon and we experience cooking recipes from the 1800's in Dutch ovens and learn more about the history of Parker County's own chuckwagon. The third camp offered at the Doss Center is the American Indian Camp during which campers learn about the Comanche and Kiowa Indians from actual tribal members and discover and celebrate their rich heritage, customs, and history.

Spokesperson: Judy James, Educational Specialist for the Doss Center

Camp Dates: Gone To Texas, June 8 - 12; Chuckwagon and Outdoor Cooking, June 15th and 16th; and the American Indian Camp, June 22 - 26.

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Karate Works' Ninja Warrior Summer Camp

Karate Works' Ninja Warrior Summer Camp is a one of a kind, safe, exciting, fun-filled, high-energy, and action-packed Karate Camp focusing on Warrior Fitness, Ninja Self-Defense, and Martial Arts Character Development for children ages 5-15! Lessons such as "Morals and Manners", "Stranger Danger", "Bully Proofing", and "Fitness FUN" will be mixed in with tons of fun games, awesome challenges, and cool karate drills each day! Children will get the opportunity to perform their new skills for their parents and film a real LIVE Ninja Movie on Friday followed by a POPCORN and POPSCICLE PARTY! Registration fee of $150 includes kid friendly Num-chucks, Ninja Throwing Stars, Ninja Headbands, and all materials needed for class each day. Karate Works is a family friendly Christian based Martial Arts studio located @ 4840 Hwy 377 in Benbrook (Southwest Fort Worth). Space is limited to 25 children for each camp and spots fill very quickly!

Spokespersons: Mike and Kim Gunnlaugsson

Camp Dates: June 8 - 12, June 29 - July 3, Aug 3 - 7 from 9am-noon

Contact Information: 817-377-2111 or email @ , or visit our website @ karateworks.org!

Chelsea's Tea Room and Boutique

Chelsea's Tea Room is offering a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and empower young ladies to be kind leaders. Summer Camp activities include l unch, cooking classes, limousine ride, swim day at Shady Valley Country Club, crafts, etiquette/manners class, and much more. The goal of the camp is to teach respect for self and others, spoken and written communications, health and beauty, out and about confidence, kindness, consideration, acceptance and to have fun.

Spokesperson: Jackie Andrew - Owner

Camp Dates: Beginning June 8th through August 10th

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Fort Worth YMCA - Camp Carter

Camp Carter YMCA offers campers the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and discover themselves. Our activities teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Camp Carter YMCA offers a positive environment for campers to try new experiences and make new friends. Some of the activities include sailing, canoeing, swimming, archery, horseback riding and hiking.

Spokesperson: Laurie Johnston - Camp Director

Camp Dates: June - August

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Kids Cooking Camp at Central MarketEnroll your budding chef in our age-appropriate cooking camps this summer. Each of our four North Texas stores will offer classes on a range of topics, focusing on mastering techniques. Pick up a schedule at your favorite Central Market or visit centralmarket.com for more information.

Spokesperson: Karen Cassady - Manager, Central Market Cooking Schools

Camp Dates: Throughout Summer

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Tiffany Thornton

Tiffany stars opposite Demi Lovato in the popular new Disney Channel series "Sonny With A Chance," as well as the Original Movie "Hatching Pete" opposite Jason Dolley and Mitchel Musso (premiering April 24 on Disney Channel).

According to Nielsen Media Research, for the fourth consecutive week, Disney Channel's new comedy series "Sonny With A Chance" was the highest rated series across broadcast and basic cable TV among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, ahead of "American Idol"-Wednesday (#2) and Nickelodeon's "iCarly" (#3). "Sonny" has only been on for four weeks.

In "Hatching Pete," Pete Ivey (played by Dolley) is a quiet and often overlooked 16-year-old who must substitute in for his outgoing best friend Cleatus Poole (played by Musso) when Cleatus cannot complete his duties as their high school mascot, a chicken. The chicken mascot, with Pete anonymously behind the mask, soon becomes the main attraction at school, but no one knows it is not Cleatus in the suit. Once it's revealed that Cleatus is not in the costume, it is up to Pete to decide if he is willing to step into the spotlight. Tiffany plays the lead female character, cheerleader Jamie Wynn.

Catch "Sonny with a Chance" Sunday's at 7 pm CST on the Disney Channel. And see the premiere of "Hatching Pete", Friday April 24 th at 7 pm also on the Disney Channel.

CALLOWAY'S/ ORGANIC GARDENING

The economy has the made the idea of growing your idea of growing your own vegetables and gardens increasingly popular.

So the experts from Calloway's nursery are here to help.

What to grow, where to grow they're answering all your questions.

To find a Calloway's Nursery near you, log onto

GOODWILL OF FORT WORTH

Goodwill of Tarrant County is partnering with Community Coffee to do its first-ever Tarrant County-wide donation drive. If you donate the weekend of April 16-19, then you get a free pot of coffee from Community.

Goodwill is in dire, dire, dire need of donations. The increase in demand, combined with a sharp drop-off in donations has left the warehouse nearly bare at a time when, more than ever, people are depending on Goodwill for jobs and for low-priced, quality merchandise.

Below are locations for next week's donation drive.

Arlington, 1100 W. Arkansas Lane (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday)

Arlington, 7351 S. Cooper (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday)

Bedford store, 701 N. Industrial Blvd. (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. noon-5 p.m. Sunday)

Colleyville drop-off, 5117-B Colleyville Blvd. (Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily)

Hurst, 825 W. Pipeline, (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday)

Hulen, 6297 Granbury Road, Fort Worth, (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday)

Watauga, 7201 Rufe Snow Dr., (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., noon-7 p.m. Sunday)

There are more drop-off locations, 16 in all, at :

BRATIQUE HELENE

Bratique Helene founder is an expert in fitting the full bust. A full bust is defined as a narrow rib cage (28-40 back size) with a DD+ cup size, otherwise a misses sized body, but with a bust-line that doesn't fit button-up shirts.

Bratique Helene is named in honor of Carissa's mom, , who passed away in 2007. Helene, a fashion design major in college, made Carissa sketch clothing designs that she then would make for her daughter. Carissa's mom taught her the importance of darting and seaming to accommodate the bust. Helene was herself a D+ but never wanted to admit her bust-line was so big, thus she squeezed herself into both bras & shirts that didn't fit, which is why Carissa became a bra aficionado and values a women's endowment as a blessing, not a curse.

Carissa is passionate about giving women the tools to succeed. Part of those tools are shirts that you make a woman feel like a million bucks. Are you tired of shirts not fitting, of shirts showing your bra, of shirts having to be constantly pulled back or down in order to fit your boobs correctly? Unfortunately as a woman with a full bust, we are often relegated to wearing knit tops every day. The Bratique Helene line is smart casual, allowing the well endowed woman to feel sharply dressed and well put together. We encourage women to embrace their endowment.

For more details or to purchase a shirt log onto or you can call 214.727.9625 to make an appointment.

IBB DESIGN FURNTIURE SHOWROOM

Taking the time to purchase quality furniture pieces for your home will give you a sense of pride and help you create an environment that you're eager to come home to.

Remember your home is a reflection of you. What do you want your home to say about you?

Study the manufacturers ~ look for quality manufacturers ~ a well made sofa should last 7-10 years

If you can't furnish an entire room at once, start with the big pieces ~ BUT, still formulate a plan of action ~ know that when money becomes available what piece you will be buying next & stick to the plan! Try to have the room completed within 2 years. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to become frustrated & start filling in with lesser quality pieces that will not fulfill your original vision.

name brands count when you are making big purchases

Classic or Traditional pieces tend to stay in style longer

quality case goods and sofa & chair frames are made from solid wood or veneers over solid wood. Steer clear from pieces made from particle board ~ they fall apart easily & won't last long

Look for sofas with a spring down filling (the cushions are filled with springs encased with down filling) this allows a sofa to keep it's shape & also sit more comfortably

Buy versatile & functional pieces (swivel rocker chairs)

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