It's been an equally confusing time for parents and kids.
Now that learning will take place remotely for the remainder of the academic year—and September's plans are up in the air—many families are curious what will happen this summer. If you're wondering, "Will summer camps be cancelled?" or "What am I going to do with my kids when school lets out?" check out our NYC camps update, where we'll keep you posted about programs across the city.
If you're planning to keep things remote this year, read on for virtual summer camp offerings.
*Check back often, as we will be updating camp information frequently.*
For a curated list of the best virtual STEM activities, check out Summer of Sawyer. Offerings such as Roblox game makers and junior podcasters will not only keep kids entertained, but informed. After enrolling in this digital program, we have a feeling math and science will be kids' new favorite subjects when back-to-school season arrives.
Counselors, campfires, talent shows—kids will get the whole shebang thanks to Happy Camper Live, even if they're at home. Programs are offered across all disciplines: sports, performing arts, music, arts and crafts and more. Attendees have the option to take a look at activities that have already posted or participate in live stream events. A monthly membership is $8.99 and a three-month membership is $24.99.
The name pretty much says it all! This website is dedicated to live virtual kids' courses in a variety of areas—writing, acting, crafting, cooking, etc., and children have the option to enroll in fun offerings from all over the country. Courses hover around the $100 mark and each link provides descriptions, age ranges and schedules for the programs. It is even possible for a group of kiddos to take private virtual classes with their pals. (Parents are asked to email email@example.com for information.)
From reading and world cultures to cooking and science, Camp PBS Kids will help little ones keep busy with a smorgasbord of activities: reading lists, games, crafts, etc. Although it's not a camp experience in the traditional sense, parents will be able to curate a fun day of activities.
Wondering what to do with the tweens? Camp Mave's got you covered. The real-time programs provides advanced lessons to middle school students and hosts a day-long schedule of things to do, including challenges, projects and even office hours! Campers can enroll in one-week classes ($200), a month of classes ($700) or mix and match offerings for four weeks ($750).
Sometimes it can be challenging to keep tweens occupied, but Camp Connect is swooping in to give parents a helping hand. Perfect for ages 10–14, this virtual offering for middle school students will help participants complete a project of their choosing—from short films to podcasts—by the time the week-long program is over. The fun kicks off June 29!
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