Occupy Your Kids With These Free Virtual Summer Camps

Virginia Beach Public Library presents: CAMP EVERGREEN AT HOME

June 15- Aug 7th: Adults and teens can participate in a variety of fun activities from home for a chance to win prizes from Virginia Beach small businesses. There is something for everyone in Camp Evergreen. Attend library programs, complete craft and outdoor activities or enjoy online library resources. The only requirement is to have fun! Sign up at https://vbpl.beanstack.org


PBS KIDS is providing parents with articles, videos and activities on topics little kids love: dinosaurs, space, art and animals. In each category, they also provide talking points and questions parents can use to spark conversations with kids who are obsessed with shows like “Dinosaur Train,” “Wild Kratts” and “Nature Cat.

Virtual Girl Scout Camp Series

Register for U-Pick: Summer Adventures with GSCCC today. Girl Scouts can complete badges at their own pace with support from Camp Staff during designated times/days.

**Girls must be registered Girl Scout members to participate in U-Pick: Summer Adventures with GSCCC.**

Camp Wonderopolis

Hosted by the National Center for Families LearningCamp Wonderopolis offers courses and activities in four main areas: musicconstruction and engineeringhealth and fitness and science geared toward kids in grades 2-8.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets’ “Start with a Book” program helps kids take a deep dive into their favorite topics via fiction and nonfiction booklists, suggested activities and additional apps and websites to explore.

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors offers free summer camps for students of different grade levels and focused on different themes, including the science of bites and stings, recycled art, improv, dinosaurs, Minecraft, creating slideshows, video editing 101, drawing anime, chess and beginner’s Spanish, among many others.

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is offering  “Virtual Summer Camp” schedules with weekly themes for kids in grades K-12.

TakeLessons TV

Kids in grades K-6 can try out free online classes through TakeLessons TV, a weekly series of free online classes on topics that include foreign languages, acting, cooking, music, beatboxing and yoga.

Met Opera Global Summer Camp

Starting on June 15, the Metropolitan Opera will be offering an eight-week camp to teach kids in grades 3-12 about opera through hands-on activities and instruction from writers, artists, musicians—and apparently puppeteers, clowns and bakers, too. The website says registration is now closed, but kids who are interested will still be able to view all videos and virtual activities through FacebookYouTube and via the opera’s website.

Family Maker Camp

Maker Camp allows kids (and families) to make things, all kinds of things, using all kinds of materials. Upcoming live stream lessons include making a robot, making Father’s Day gifts, “Scrappy Circuits” and more. You can also check out the library of previous Maker Camp sessions.

Camp Kinda

Camp Kinda offers 3-4 hours’ worth of activities each day for kids in grades K-8, all connected to a weekly theme.

Source: Lifehacker.com