2020 Virtual Summer Camps for Kids

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We don’t need anything else virtual BUT, the challenge we have this summer is to keep kids learning and not regressing. To that end, I’ve updated my list with the most note worthy virtual summer camps for kids.

I hope this will be helpful in preventing the summer slide and also your kids something to do!

Virtual Summer Camps for Kids

Camp PBS Parents

Check into this free summer camp weekly to discover new literacy activities, crafts, and science experiments for you to do at home with your kids. Example: Dive Into Dinosaurs

Camp Wonderopolis

This fun site has been around for awhile now and provides free, interactive STEM and literacy activities. 2020’s themes include science, health and fitness, tinkering, music, and engineering. Sample camp: Symphony of Wonders

Camp Crate Joy

Camp Cratejoy for ages 6 to 12 is a free online 5 day camp with activities in Science, Art, Cooking, Technology, and more. Upgrade to order all your supplies for the camp’s activities.

Maker Camp

Check out this free virtual summer camp for daily activities across a spectrum of science, technology, tinker, crafting, and weekly virtual field trips to amazing places with live and prerecorded options. Sample videos here.

Start with a Book

Start with a Book summer camp provides parents with themes and related book lists, activities, and apps. Kids can print an Adventure Tracker to track their learning adventures with a fun map and log sheet. sample activity: Make a Cardboard Crossbow

CU Science Discovery

If you’re looking for camps with a STEM focus, try one of these K-12 camps from the University of Colorado Boulder. Example class: Virtual Code with JavaScript, Grades 6 – 8.

Sweetology Baking Camps

Learn the basics of cake decorating: making buttercream frosting, basic design elements, how to frost a cake, cake decorating tools and uses, piping basic borders and designs, and working with fondant.


This camp sends your kids a box of supplies so they can do the four weeks of baking activities.

America Museum of Natural History Virtual Field Trips

Engage with Museum exhibits remotely and to complete activities to gain scientific knowledge, with materials to support teachers or parents in standards-aligned instruction.

Out Teach

Real-world challenges for a week of outdoor science and engineering tests that build 21st Century skills and balance hands-on outdoor time with virtual learning. Using only their creativity and ingenuity, and a few common household objects, children ages 9-12 will build their science, math, and engineering skills (while having tons of fun!) as they design and create projects critical to the daily survival of humankind that incorporate matter, energy, and water into summer learning and keep kids engaged and prepared for the new school year.

Varsity Tutors

Choose from a variety of free K-12 interactive, virtual summer camps in a many subjects like art, English, filmmaking, math, technology, and more. Example camp: Fractured Fairytales.

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  1. This is such a great list! Thank you for gathering all of this info and sharing it. Wonderopolis looks so much fun for my little guy.