The end of school is quickly approaching and with continued COVID-19 concerns traditional summer camps have been working behind the scenes to adapt. Some are delaying start dates in accordance with area regulations and some are moving to a virtual camp model. The camps we’ve registered for have been sending periodic emails with updates, and it sounds as if everyone is sort of playing it by ear.
Virtual camps can be a great option for parents looking to provide children with a routine this summer. While burning off energy outside in nature is ideal, for most working parents, screen time is inevitable at some point. The resources below offer fun and education choices you can feel better about. Some of these are free, some have fees.
Virtual Summer Camp Resources
Camp Living Room: Summer Camps Move Online – St. Louis Sprout and About
15 Online Camps Fill Kids’ Summer with Learning Adventures – Common Sense Media
40 Virtual Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy While Safely Social Distancing – Parade Magazine
St. Louis virtual camp Programs
Mindful Art Series – Yoga Buzz series focused on cultivating creativity through different art projects while incorporating mindfulness through the five senses. No experience is necessary and classes will be taught using a step-by-step process via Zoom.
Personal Finance Virutal Summer Camp – The St. Louis Federal Reserve’s Economic Education team has compiled some of their best online resources and through videos, Q&As and online modules, your elementary or middle school student will discover and apply essential personal finance concepts.
Notre Dame High School Virtual Camps – NDHS offers FACS, STEM, Performing Arts, Esports and Athletic programs online. Campers are invited to see how their gifts and interests can make a difference in the world around them. Sessions run May through August, with options for all grade levels.
FACEBOOK & oTHER virtual CAMP RESOURCES
Too Cool for School Virtual Kids Camp – Facebook Group with over 23,000 members provides resources for parents to help keep kids busy during school closures. Weekly activities include live classes, crafts, arts, physical activities, games and much more!
Varsity Tutors Online Summer Camps – Online tutoring company offering week-long sessions. Fully interactive. Ages 5-18. All for free!
Activity Hero – Instructors from all over list their summer camps, classes, drop-ins, workshops, and more at this online marketplace. Select art, coding, sports, STEM, and academics in all price ranges.