5 Fun and Free Virtual Summer Camps

My daughter couldn’t wait to head to camp this year until I broke the news that there was no camp due to the pandemic. The news disappointed her. I’m just glad she didn’t direct her anger towards me but to the coronavirus crisis instead. Phew!

Since March of this year, the global concern has been safety. With this in mind, many virtual camps have come into play. I dug up a few free online camps for the kids to ward off boredom over the summer months.

Here are 5 free camps
1. Camp Wonderopolis

Camp Wonderopolis is a fun and free online learning camp for kids of all ages. The programs cover Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). At Camp Wonderopolis, kids and their families can learn together, choosing from five camps. Camp is free, but you can also donate via the button on the top right corner on the site’s landing page.

2. The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps is a free contemporary art camp for children ages 6-13. Campers can enjoy various art techniques via Zoom until August 14, 2020, with final projects featured in a virtual exhibition on the museum’s website. Miami residents can also pick up free art supplies, curbside at the museum.

3. Met Opera Global Summer Camp

The new Met Opera Global Summer Camp has a free, online summer camp running to August 7, 2020, for kids in grades three to 12. Join the programs live (Eastern Time ET) at the allotted time and explore an array of operas through various activities. You can also find past lessons on YouTube.

4. Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors offer free week-long camps for ages 5-18, with various subjects to keep minds active over the summer months ending in August. Register as soon as possible because space is limited.

5. Camp Candlewick

Camp Candlewick is a free online camp for young readers ranging from grades 1-12. Campers are encouraged to read the books in advance. I recommend you check your local library. Campers will also meet the authors via video. Don’t forget to learn Candlewick’s cool camp song!

I hope this list has sparked some summer camp vibes and excitement. If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), explore some of the local attractions. Till next time, enjoy!

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