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The summer can be a difficult time for working families to keep kids busy and occupied.The pandemic only further limits options for parents around town as it forced the city’s popular summer camp programs to reduce capacity in the name of social distancing.That’s where private businesses like VR Escape Reality come in. The virtual reality arcade, located above La Vita Dolce on Swanson Avenue, recently began offering its own version of summer camp for kids.
Owner Chris Starr likes to call his business “Havasu’s only true family entertainment center.” In addition to the VR arcade, he recently added a room for Nerf gun wars, and he has several rows of classic arcade games.When the pandemic hit, Starr saw the opportunity to fill a need for families with children. His summer camps allow participants to use the virtual reality equipment for games as well as educational content.
“It’s a very structured program,” says Starr. “The kids spend time at each station and about one-third of their days are spent learning on our STEM-accredited virtual reality educational content. They’re learning while they’re having fun.”Each camp runs Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 …
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