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YouTube just launched a virtual summer camp for kids—and it's free!

Stream arts, sports, STEM and adventure camps.


This is shaping up to be the year of virtual summer camps.

With New York state sleepaway camps closed and day camps operating at limited capacities, more and more NYC families are planning on getting their summer fun online.

Good news: Starting Monday, June 22, YouTube will introduce #CampYouTube, a dedicated section packed with virtual summer camps for families with kids ages 13 and under. Even better, #CampYouTube is completely free! You will find the program on YouTube's Learn@Home section and on the YouTubeKids app.

Camp YouTube


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#CampYouTube is divided into four different camps: Arts Camp, Sports Camp, STEM Camp and Adventure Camp. Each camp has content created by an all-star lineup that really knows how to engage kids, including the American Museum of Natural HistorythebrainscoopTED-EdThe Met MuseumAntonelli BaseballCosmic Kids YogaMLBNational GeographicAsapSCIENCE, Physics GirlScience Insider, the Science Channel and dozens more. That's hundreds of hours of at-home summertime fun.

And when you're ready to spend some outdoors, why not go for a ride on one of the best bike trails for families in NYC (we tell about the Central Park bike paths nobody knows), or head to one of the best hiking trails for NYC families. (Ever been to the Bronx River Greenway?)

If you want some summertime magic, check out these drive-in theaters in and near NYC. We're here to help you make this a memorably fun summer for the whole family.

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