Youth throw their friend in the water as they cool off in Ain el-Mreisseh, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Summer camps, daycares and relatives' homes fill this time of year with small children off from school.Maktabi paints a pretty typical picture of life in Lebanon for people in their mid-teens. Aside from trips to the beach, movie outings and sharing the downtime with friends, many in this age bracket have little to break the lethargy. So with two months left of vacation for most school-age kids, what is there to do with the rest of summer?For those interested in a dryer and calmer activity, the Artwork Shop offers monthly courses for 12- to 18-year-olds.Soubra said many young people came back to Lebanon each summer from places such as Dubai, Kuwait, and Abu Dhabi, to continue taking courses at the Shop.Young people can occupy themselves with odd jobs, as well as activities.
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