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March Break Drill Team Camp! March 26, 2018
Our Drill Team Camp is back for FIVE days with all new patterns!
Open to riders who are comfortable trotting (or more!) in a group. Camp includes daily classroom sessions and a 90 MINUTE lesson each day
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March Break Goals, Growth and Goats! March 26, 2018
We're back for another farm fun adventure, but with a new year underway, we are adding fun activities for growth and goal setting.
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Valentine's Day Couple's lessonFebruary 14, 2018
Looking for a unique activity for Valentine's Day? Join us for a couple's riding lesson! Multiple dates!
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SUMMER CAMPS ARE BACK! June 29, 2017
We're back with eight different camps to choose from this summer!
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Pony Rides and Farm Tours! June 1, 2017
Farm is open to the public Sunday afternoons for the season! Doors open at 12 noon; Guided farm tours take place at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30; pony rides take place indoors between 1 - 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission is $5; pony rides $6. Season passes available! Follow us on Facebook for more info!
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Family Fun Day 2016October 16, 2016
Come meet our farm friends! Horses, goats, sheep, hens, pigs, cow, donkey, lama, turkeys, rooster and more! Take a pony ride, visit the critter pens, walk the interpretive trail, enjoy a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and more! 12 noon - 3 p.m.
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Mother-Daughter CelebrationMay 7, 2016
Join us for a fun-filled, quality bonding day at our first ever Mother-Daughter ‘Girl Power’ Workshop. We will use movement, creativity, exercises with the horses, team building and a few surprises to inspire discussion and insights about leadership, confidence and courage.
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Breaking BarriersApril 9, 2016
Join us - and the horses - for a one-day workshop where we will explore the fears and limiting beliefs that are holding us back from truly living our best life.
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Easter Egg Hunt & Pony Rides!March 26, 2016
Join us Saturday March 26, between 1 and 3 p.m. for an Easter Extravaganza. Visit the animals, hunt for eggs and take a pony ride!
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Calling all Animal Heroes!March 21, 2016
Join us for March Break Animal Heroes Camp! Children will become real life super heroes as we learn ways we can make the world a better place for animals and people.
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PD Day Adventures are back! February 2, 2016
Join Charlotte for more fun, plenty of outdoor games, Valentines-themed crafts and animal activities!
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Intro to MindfulnessJanuary 16, 2016
Learning to focus the mind allows us to let go of being compulsively busy, preoccupied and anxious, and access our ability to be more aware of our experience in the present moment. More info:
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DRILL TEAM CAMPDecember 28, 2015
An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Riders must be able to walk and trot comfortably and safely in a large group.
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Parents' Night Out!December 19, 2015
No sitter? No worries! We are inviting the kids to Storybook Stables for the evening (between 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.) for fun, games, crafts, pizza and a movie!
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It's Kool to B Kind!December 4, 2015
Join us for a fun-filled day at the farm where our focus will be on Kindness: ways we can be kind to ourselves, each other, our communities and of course animals and nature!
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Yoga NidraNovember 21, 2015
A relaxation experience you don’t want to miss! Join RYI Samantha Sambrooke for a 90-minute Yin/Nidra practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. Click for more info!
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Tween/Teen Girls' Night! November 6, 2015
Join us for an interactive workshop to talk about our bodies, media, love, gratitude and empowerment in this three-hour workshop.
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Mom & Tots YogaOctober 5, 2015
Join us for Mom and Tot Yoga farm style!
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LIVE YOUR MOST VIBRANT LIFEJune 6, 2015
Ladies only one-day retreat! A chance to rest, recharge and revitalize!
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Rider Level Horsemanship ClassesFebruary 21, 2015
We will be taking participants through weekly classes covering progressive horsemanship skills from Equine Canada's National Rider Level program. Classes covering Rider Level 1 and 2 topics will take place over 6 weeks - starting Saturday Feb 21st from 9-11 a.m. and continuing each Saturday until April 4th (no class March 21st). For those that wish to continue, four more classes will follow which cover topics from Rider Levels 3 and 4 (April 11th, 18th, 25th & May 2nd).
Cost for the First six weeks -- including your manual covering Rider 1 & 2 = $100 + hst = $114
Cost for the entire 10 weeks of classes - including TWO manuals cover Rider 1 - 5 = $175 + hst = $199.50
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Horsemanship classes!September 20, 2014
Storybook Stables is hosting a four-week horsemanship program for kids ages 6 and up, based on the national P'tit Trot program!
The four-week session will include a beautifully illustrated four-chapter booklet (we will cover one chapter each week), four certificates (one for each level) and some other goodies as well. Each chapter (Bronze Horseshoe, Silver Horseshoe, Gold Horseshoe and Platinum Horseshoe) covers specific topics on horse care. As participants complete each chapter, they can place the matching horseshoe sticker on their certificate. Our two-hour session each week will be divided between classroom and hands-on exercises in the barn.
Classes will run from 2-4 p.m. Saturday afternoons - Sept. 20, 27th, Oct. 4th and 11th. Cost including your workbook, certificates and weekly sessions in $100 + HST ($114).
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Expand your relationship with horses - Jr. version!December 4, 2010
Want to broaden your horse experience? Join us for an afternoon of ground handling techniques, including ‘join up’ activities, desensitizing games, and other natural horsemanship approaches.
Working with horses on the ground not only provides insight into the nature of horses, but helps improve your understanding – and your horse’s understanding – of techniques you are asking under saddle.
Bring your own horse or use one of Storybook’s and join us for an afternoon of fun and horse games! Space limited to max. of 6 participants per session.
Ages 8-11 - Saturday Dec. 4th – 1:30 – 4 p.m. - $30 + gst
Training with Confidence, Competence and IntegrityNovember 6, 2010
This short course will introduce you to a comparative analysis of training systems and offer you tools to consider your own training ideals. Whether you are looking to develop a program that suits both you and your horse or simply compliment your current training system, this course offers something for everyone. All the work will be done unmounted, using horses at the farm. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $50 + GST.

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Day Camps, Family Events, Workshops & more! 

CAMP PROGRAMS 2019! 

Our day camps offer kids the opportunity to grow and explore in the great outdoors.  Campers spend their days enjoying fresh air, physical fitness, imaginative play and, of course, hands-on experiential learning with animals and nature as our guides.

The animals, and our acres of fields, forest and stream, help us create an environment that fosters 
curiosity and awareness; teamwork and communication; resilience; self confidence; problem-solving; compassion and respect for ourselves, each other and the world around us. 

In addition to all our animal 'antics', each camp includes plenty of games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, hiking, stories, and outdoor exploration.

Class sizes are small to ensure plenty of hands on learning and animal interactions. Our critter camps include just 12-15 kids per counsellor while horse camps have a max. of six - 10 participants depending on the camp. Volunteers are always on hand to help out! 

CAMP FORMS are at the bottom of this page. They can be emailed to storybookstables1@hotmail.com or mailed to Storybook Adventures, 18457 Rte 2 Brookfield, PE C0A 1Y0. 
A non-refundable deposit holds your child's spot.

MARCH BREAK CAMP 2019! 

We're back for another fun farm adventure that includes games, activities and exercises that will put our brains - as well as our bodies - to work! We are going to explore the genius that lives within us all through team work, leadership and critical thinking activities. And of course our animal friends and natural environment will serve as our classroom! 
Pack your lunch (and snacks/drinks) and dress for lots of outdoor animal and nature adventures. Extra socks and mittens recommended! Ages 5 and up! 
Camp runs Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with early drop off from 7:45 and late pick up to 5 p.m. Cost is $150 (or $40 per day) and pre-registration is required (Non refundable deposits are required to hold your spot and full payment due by March 11). Etransfers can be made to storybookstables1@hotmail.com

MARCH 18 - 22, 2019: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with early drop off from 7:45 am and late pick up to 5 pm.  


  CAMP FORM 2019           LIABILITY FORM          HEALTH FORM


SUMMER CAMPS 2019! 

FARM CAMPS (horse camps below)

Farm Animal Fun, Kamp Kindfulness & Nature Detectives!

While our farm camps have different themes, and no two camps are exactly alike (so kids can keep coming back week after week for more farm fun), you can rest assured your child's days will be filled with: caring for, and getting to know, our farm animals - their needs and unique personalities; animal and nature-based games that expand our awareness and understanding of the natural world; activities that foster kindness, compassion and community; personal and group challenges to build self-confidence and group unity; storytelling and crafts, stream wanders to cool us down, wildnerness exploration and so much more! (more details below) 

NEW FOR 2019! We will have two camp leaders for our farm camps so we can double the fun! 

Camp runs 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Early drop off from 7:45 am; late pick up to 5 pm at no additional cost (after 5 pm a charge of a $1 per minute paid directly to the camp leader applies).

Total cost for five-day 'farm' camps: $170 (tax included)

A non-refundable $50 deposit per camp/camper is required to hold your spot (deposit is included in camp price)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! 

If paid in full by June 1: $160; If paid in full by May 1: $150 (tx incl.) 

PLEASE NOTE 
FULL CAMP PAYMENT DUE BYJUNE 28, 2019 (Payment plans available)! 
 Single days available as space allows - $40/day pd at time of booking  

Payment can be made by email transfer (storybookstables1@hotmail.com), cheque, money order or credit card through www.paypal.me/storybookPlease note, for credit card/PayPal payments please add a three percent processing fee.

Farm Animal Fun
Our Farm Animal Fun camp is a perennial favorite and features all our barn yard friends! Participants will learn about the responsible care and safe handling of our many farm animals as well as compassionate guardianship of all our four legged friends. Hands-on activities, animal-themed games, crafts and hikes through our woodland wonderland, help round out each exciting learning adventure! Each week will include different games and activities so kids can return week after week for more animal adventures, including:

    • Hands on animal care: feeding, watering, light cleaning, handling, collecting eggs, grooming, leading, and more
    • Classroom and activities focus on farm safety, animal behavior, nutrition, health, housing, 
    • Sustainable practices, environmental issues, cool facts, and more
    • Arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, games, obstacle courses, capture the flag, hiking, fun competitions, tie-dye t-shirts, awards
    • and MORE! 

 Dates: 
July 1-5:  2 spots left

July 22 - 26:  9 spots 

Aug. 12 - 16:
 FULL!! 
                                         
Kamp Kindfulness

Kamp Kindfulness has been so popular we decided to bring it back with all new games and activities (and some annual favorites!). Kamp Kindfulness fosters mindful compassion towards ourselves, each other, all living things and the earth we share. Mindfulness activities have shown to increase optimism, compassion, empathy, and happiness. Whether your child is pampering a pig, feeding the friendly goats, grooming a horse, making an animal or  
earth-friendly craft or taking part in a mindfulness activity, Camp Kindfulness is an exciting learning adventure full of creative, compassionate fun. 
Each week will be filled with new themes and activities so kids can come back week after week


  • Hands on animal care and cuddling
  • Compassionate discussions about animals, nature and community
  • Mindfulness exercises that bring awareness to our thoughts, feelings and environment, growth mindset and goal setting exercises
  • Nature hikes, journal writing
  • Arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, games, obstacle courses, capture the flag, fun competitions, tie-dye t-shirts, awards
  • and MORE!
Dates:  
July 8-12: 
Full! 

July 29 - Aug. 2 : FULL!! 

Aug. 19 - 23 : 12 spots left! 

Nature Detectives
For the nature lover in your family! Nature Detectives fosters an appreciation for and love of nature by inviting campers to explore the world around them through hands-on, experiential learning. Our days will be spent out doors, investigating nature up close: behind the eyepieces of binoculars; ankle-deep in a cold stream; on hands and knees with eyes peeled on the ground and using all of our senses to understand the world around us. Twenty-four acres of pasture, woodland, stream and marshland provides an extensive outdoor classroom - and of course all the farm animals you can handle! Note - dirt is part of our day! 
  • Hands on farm animal care: including feeding, watering, safety/handling and more
  • Wilderness safety & survival, fire and shelter building skills, purifying water
  • Learn about PEI wildlife, insects, amphibians and birds and why they matter
  • Ponds, marshes and waterways
  • Caring for the earth and enviroment, basic plant identification and forest ecology
  • Sustainable practices, environmental issues, cool facts
  • Games that help develop the children’s senses and awareness to bring them closer to nature
  • Arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, archery, capture the flag, hiking, fun competitions, tie-dye t-shirts, awards
  • and MORE!                                 
Dates: 
July 15-19: 10 spots left! 

Aug. 5 - 9
 
:  8 spots left! 

Aug. 26 - 30:
 8 spots left! 

HORSE CAMPS:

'Saddle Club' Horse Camp
 (ages 8+)
Our signature horse camp includes five days of riding lessons and equestrian activities. This camp is open to all levels - from beginner to advanced riders - and activities are geared to the level of students enrolled each week so no two camps are exactly alike! In addition to daily horse care and riding lessons, camps will include topics/activties ranging from:
 

  • Horse care, safety and handling, stable management, grooming and hoof care
  • Feeding/nutrition, colors/markings, anatomy
  • First aid, bandaging, lunging, tacking up, saddlery, trailering
  • Horse behavior, equine-assisted learning
  • Mounted games, drill team/musical ride
  • Show preparation, braiding, course design and more
  • Art and crafts, scavenger hunts, farm animal visits, tie dye shirts, nature walks, games and tons of fun!
'Horse Whisperer' Camp (ages 8+)
Daily horse behavior exercises and ground handling activities will provide the foundation for the budding horse trainer in your family! Every part of our day, from the care of the camp horses to daily mounted riding lessons and ground work games and exercises will be 'trainer' focused. Participants will develop their leadership style and a better understanding of non-verbal communication. For all levels of riders - from beginner to advanced.

Drill Team Camp
An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Drill teams are excellent way for riders to hone such skills as balance, coordination, stride and pace control, lateral aids, precision, discipline, attention to detail, spacial awareness and team work - and they are just plain fun! 
This camp is open to riders who are comfortable trotting in a large group (or higher levels!). In addition to helping to care for the camp horses each day, camp includes daily classroom sessions and a mounted lesson each day (depending on participant's riding levels, we may divide into two small groups for a one-hour mounted lesson each day or one larger group for a 90 minute lesson each day). Day 5 includes a final run through of the drill pattern in the afternoon - parents are welcome to come watch! Please bring a snacks or a lunch! 

Three-Day Eventing Camp
An annual favorite! All the information we can pack in to just three days! Day 1 is Dressage, Day 2 cross country and Day 3 is for show jumping! Learn the ins and outs of preparing for and riding in each of the challenging sport of eventing! Min. riding level requirement: Riders must be comfortable galloping in a grass ring/large field. Camp includes daily horse care, stable management, riding lessons, classroom sessions and plenty of fun!

JUNIOR HORSE Camp (ages 4-8)
Newly designed specifically for our younger horse enthusiasts! We will take just six junior horse campers. They will spend part of their days learning about basic horse care, grooming and handling and take part in a daily SEMI-PRIVATE riding lessons. The other part of their days will be spent with our Junior Farm Campers enjoying fun games and activities, including: making horse treats; tie dying t-shirts; scavenger hunts; nature walks; crafts; and meeting our friendly farm animals.

All horse camps:
 Mon-Fri. 8 am - 4 pm (early drop 7:45 am - late pick up to 5 pm) 

July 1 - 5 - Horse Whisperer Camp (ages 8+)  FULL!
July 8 - 12 - Saddle Club Camp (ages 8+)  FULL!!! 
July 15 - 19 - Horse Whisperer Camp (ages 8+) Full!
July 22 - 26 -  Drill Team Camp (some riding experience required) FULL!! 
July 22 - 26 - JUNIOR HORSE CAMP (ages 4-8)  FULL!!  
July 29 - Aug. 2 - Saddle Club Camp (ages 8+)  FULL!!!
Aug. 5 - 9 -  
Horse Whisperer Camp (ages 8+) FULL!!!  
Aug. 12 - 14 - 
Three-Day Eventing Camp (riding experience required) Full!
 
Aug 12 - 16 - JUNIOR HORSE CAMP (ages 4-8) Full!! 
Aug. 19 - 23 - JUNIOR HORSE CAMP (ages 4-8)  FULL!!  
Aug. 26 - 30 - Saddle Club Camp (ages 8+)  FULL! 
PLEASE NOTE
 WE WILL BE FORMING WAITLISTS as needed! 

Five day Horse Camps: $330 + HST ($379.50)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS! 
IF PAID in full BY JUNE 1: $315 + HST ($362.25)
IF PAID in full BY MAY 1: $300 + HST ($345)

PLEASE NOTE: A $75 deposit (per camp, per camper) holds your spot(s) 

ALSO NOTE: FULL CAMP PAYMENT IS DUE BY JUNE 28 (payment plans available)
 

Three-day Eventing Camp: $230 +HST ($264.50)
If paid in full by June1: $215 + HST ($247.25); 
if paid in full by May 5: $200 + HST ($230) 


Payment can be made by email transfer (storybookstables1@hotmail.com), cheque mailed to 18457 Rte 2 Brookfield, PEI C0A 1Y0 . Credit card payments can be made online at www.paypal.me/storybookPlease note there is a 3 percent admin. fee for credit card/PayPal payments.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:



• All campers should bring a substantial lunch and snack to camp daily. Please use reusable containers. Fridge and microwave onsite as well a small canteen with drinks, candy and frozen treats.

• Campers should dress for the weather and plan to be outdoors for most of the day. Please pack a change of clothes. A bathing suit is never a bad idea for hot days!

• All campers must wear closed-toed shoes to camp (children will not be permitted to interact with our farm animals if they are wearing sandals or crocs). Sneakers or comfortable footwear for hiking is best.

• Every camper needs a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and a hat, if bug spray (optional). Please remember to label everything.Campers are asked to bring lunches, snacks, drinks and water bottles (fridge/microwave on site). Sunscreen/sun hats and bug spray are recommended.

HORSE CAMP: For riding, participants must have a boot with a slight heel (no flat soles), LONG pants and long socks. Helmets are provided. Shorts and sneakers are great for the non-riding parts of your day but campers will not be permitted to ride in flat soled shoes or shorts or capris/short pants - so please plan accordingly. 


WINTER CAMPS: Warm boots, snow pants, lots of layers, hats/mittens (more than one pair would be great!) as we enjoy plenty of outdoor fun as well as indoor activities!  

CAMP FORMS (3) are at the bottom of this page. They can be emailed to storybookstables1@hotmail.com or mailed to Storybook Adventures, 18457 Rte 2 Brookfield, PE C0A 1Y0. $50 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.

Payment can be made by email transfer (storybookstables1@hotmail.com), cheque mailed to 18457 Rte 2 Brookfield, PEI C0A 1Y0 . Credit card payments can be made online at www.paypal.me/storybook. Please note there is a 3 percent admin. fee for credit card/PayPal payments.

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EQUINE ASSISTED WELLNESS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT! 

Horses can play a powerful role in growth, healing and skills development.  They live in the present moment and are highly tuned into their surroundings. They fully use all of their senses, including their ability to read the inner state of others. Horses have the gift of intervening on an emotional and somatic (body) level which makes them excellent partners for helping us meet the challenges that lay before us.


Team Building
 - Enjoy a uniquely empowering team building day! We will take yourcommunication skills to new levels, build trust and unlock leadership abilities to create immediate and last change in you and your team. Emphasis will be on collaboration and cooperation through hands on tasks requiring a team effort. Our unique approach will help build character, improve communication and allow participants to connect on a deeper level. 

Mindful Leadership - Learn effective leadership, communication skills and how one's actions can create or reduce cooperation, engagement, and trust. Hands-on and classroom exercises will demonstrate active listening, non-verbal communication, creative thinking, team work and using appropriate authority to help participants recognize and demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities. Equine-assisted learning in this context allows participants to choose alternatives to generate better collaboration and align shared goals and outcomes. The success of any company relies heavily on its management team's ability to inspire and motivate others. By improving your leadership skills you will see: 
* improved communication
* increased productivity
* increased motivation levels
* increased creativity/innovation 
* increased levels of employee satisfaction and engagement
* decreased levels of absenteeism
* higher levels of e
mployee retention

Youth Leadership - In a world of technology and texting, we can lose sight of interpersonal skills and relationships. Our hands on youth programs are designed to build communication, leadership and teamwork skills as well as unlocking new found confidence and courage that will allow youth to not only connect with their peers, parents and teachers on a deeper level but to view their own strengths and abilities with greater clarity and pride. We can tailor our programs to meet your desired outcomes from half and full day workshops to weekly one-hour sessions.


Wellness
 - Equine-Assisted Wellness programs help people with making personal changes in their lives that they may not have been able to accomplish on their own. The process of interacting with horses involves developing or re-discovering one's own natural ability to heal, thrive and grow. The horses and the natural environment provide unparalleled opportunities for increased self awareness and self reflection and help participants to reconnect to positive resources, see problems in a new way and support the journey to new possibilities. 
Some of our topics may include:
Tapping into Your Inner Calm: Reducing stress in todays's hectic world
Girl Power: Finding the courage and confidence to live your best life
The Leader In Me: Learning how to own your power and write your own story
Hoofbeats and Heartsongs: Writing workshop using the horses as our 'muse.'
Mindfulness with Horses: Mindfulness activties with and without the horses (including classroom and out on the land) to help bring better clarity and focus back into your life.
Passion and Ponies: Activities with and without the horses (including classroom and out on the land) to help align ourselves with our true passion and purpose. 

 
        
 
Eventing camp 2008 -Isabel, Sarah, Alana, Nicola (with Rosie), Jessica, Kerrilynn, Hannah (missing from photo: Jamie) 







For PONY RIDES - see 'Farm Visits' page


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RIDER FITNESS CAMP 2009!
Rebecca W, Maggie, Emma, Sian, Rebecca H, Erin, (front) Kerrilynn and Isabel
Missing from photo: Jaime

 

 
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