What local Camps are going Online?
Summer is here. (Home) schooling and learning is technically over, but the question is NOW what are you going to do with the kids?!?
It doesn’t mean kids are stuck with TV or Roblox and Minecraft as their only option. While some summer camps may be in session, many have canceled their offerings this Summer.
But check out how some very creative camps have pivoted to a virtual summer camp option!
There are varying length options and camps for almost everything: art, coding, cooking, theatre, crafting and many more.
This is a great way to explore and try out shorter experiences (including 2-hour camps) with new places, from the comfort of your own home and tablet or computer.
We also have ideas for Classes and Virtual Field Trips too!
If you are looking for VBS options, there are some which are Virtual and local.
Camp choices by Interest
If you are a fan of Raddish Kids check out their program in OutSchool. You can book classes on their platform.
Arts and Crafts
AR Workshop Frisco have some great projects which Kids can do from home.
Performing, Dance and Music
North Texas Performing Arts is offering Virtual Classes during June, July and August
They are offering Virtual Theatre Explorers for kids aged 7 – 14. Students will learn the art of bringing stories to life as they create original short plays based on familiar characters.
Cost: $175 for the Morning Session
|Theatre Explorers Session||Virtual|
|June 7-11||Ariel meets Nemo and Dory|
|June 14-18||The Incredibles Save the World|
|June 21-25||Harry’s Wizarding World|
|June 28-July 2||Superman, Wonder Woman and their Super Friends|
|July 5-9||Journey to Oz|
|July 12-16||Minion Mania|
|July 19-23||Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Friends|
|July 26-39||Moana meet Lilo and Stitch|
|August 2-6||Shrek Saves the Day|
Students will learn the art of bringing stories to life as they create original short plays based on familiar characters. At the end of the week, they will virtually present a reading of their new play, and demonstrate the skills they learned in writing, acting and making simple props to help tell their story.
If your Kids want to try out Production, rather than performance, they also have Virtual Production Camps too!
Virtual productions are perfect for the experienced student who wants to participate in a major production this summer. Camps last a full week. Students will audition the first day of rehearsal, and each week will culminate in a live performance of the production via Zoom – perfect for ages 10-18.
Price – $199 for the Afternoon session
|Theatre Explorers Session||Virtual|
|June 7-11||Ariel’s Undersea Adventure|
|June 14-18||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|
|June 21-25||The Wizards of Hogwarts|
|June 28-July 2||Minion Madness|
|July 5-9||Little Orphan Annie|
|July 12-16||A Whole New World with Aladdin|
|July 19-23||Olaf’s Frozen Adventure|
|July 26-39||Harry and his Wizarding Friends|
|August 2-6||Simba in the Pridelands|
Outcry Theatre offers two Virtual Camp options:
Superheroes: July 5-9, 9am – 12noon. Ages 5-12
Murder Mystery: July 5-9, 1pm – 5pm, Ages 8 -15
Coding and Robotics
iDTech has some great options, from Gaming Design – think Roblox, Minecraft and Scratch and even teaching how to do Video Production and creating content with courses like “Make a YouTube Channel”
Virtual Tech Camps from IDTech are focused on fostering STEM skills while bonding with new friends, all online. With several different options (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with topics like Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. With only 5 students per instructor blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends.
Students from ages 6-10 will participate in daily activities built around themes such as inspiring Upstander behavior, building community, and kindness.
Each week will have a different theme and materials for students to engage with from home.
Other fun ideas
These camps are open to all children ages 5 and up.
Dates are June 14 through July 23
The activities offered include:-
Arts: Drawing, Sculpture
STEM: Building a drone, Algebra boot camp, Artificial Intelligence
Games: Chess- Languages: French, Spanish, ESL
Challenge Island and Varsity Tutors are both recommended by local Moms
Learn how to do photography well courtesy of Disney’s own Photography team (online!).
But they don’t stop there! They also have a huge resource called #DisneyMagicMoments with virtual tours, video series with their Imagineers team, learn how to draw characters and quizzes and games. We think there are options her for all ages (adults included!)
At Home Education
If your child is enrolled in a Public School, these are the at-home options you can log into for extra Education over the Summer
We love Greenlight Tutoring! They offer Virtual options for Elementary, Middle and High Schoolers.
Write On! are offering Virtual half-day Summer Camps to help with Creative Writing and more, throughout the Summer
Check out the San Diego Zoo with their Virtual Cams!
Are you planning to try any of these? Let us know what you think!