Virtual Summer Camps feature activities for Kids of All Ages
As social distancing measures and stay at home orders remain in place with the start of summer on the horizon, families with young children may be looking at ways to keep boredom at bay.
Luckily, there are plenty of camps that have taken their programs online. No matter their age or interests, there’s something for everyone on the internet. Here are a few virtual camp options to keep in mind this summer.
Happy Camper Live
Happy Camper Live’s website and app are filled with hundreds of hands-on activities, live daily broadcasts, an original video series and more. Free activities of the day or monthly subscription options are available.
LFJCC Camp JAYCEE Virtual Camp
The Lawrence family JCC’s Camp Jaycee has added virtual camp options to their offerings this summer. Weekly camps, featuring full-day, morning, or afternoon sessions are available.
When: Through Aug 14
Cost: JCC members: $240/weekly; non-members: $280/week
Art Camp in a Box
Participants receive a box filled with all the art supplies and instructions needed to create 10 art projects at home. Access to daily live Zoom calls and a virtual art show at the end of the week are included.
When: July 13-17, August 3-7
Hello Future Summer Camp
Hello Future, a nonprofit organization that works with teens living in refugee camps, is putting on a virtual summer camp for teens 14-17. American teens will gain a deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis as they learn from and share with teenage Syrian refugees, and a portion of the tuition fee will go toward Hello Future programming for refugee teens.
When: Through August 28
Camp KiwiCo’s “summer camp in a crate” can be done on five consecutive days, or you can mix and match the activities at your own pace. You can sign up to be notified when camp is open.
Homesteader Kids Summer Camp
Farmer and homesteader Cooper Boone teaches “homesteader hacks” to get back to basics in the kitchen, outside and at a makers table. You’ll receive a list of materials and ingredients you’ll need before each Zoom course.
Dates: Through August 20
Got Game Virtual Summer Fun Camp
Los Angeles-based Got Game camp sessions include sports, games, crafts, science experiments and more.
When: Through August 14