These summer camps will help your kids spread their wings and gain new skills.
The mad rush is on to figure out what we’re doing with the kiddos this summer. What camps can we find to help them explore and express their interests in a variety of fields? There are so many different types of summer camps, but all of the ones on our list are educational in nature – allowing your kids to have fun while learning new skills.
Summer Tech Camps
Lavner Education Summer Tech Camps allow your kids to explore STEAM subjects virtually, as well as in-person in 9 states and the District of Columbia. They offer highly educated instructors, including those with Ivy League backgrounds. Classes are for kids ages 6-14, and some examples of courses offered include: scratch coding, spy camp with Among Us, tech stocks, medicine camp, Minecraft and Roblox camp, graphic design and custom Converse sneaker making, and more.
Michael’s Camp Creatology
Michael’s Camp Creatology is held between July 12th to August 1st for 21days with no fee. It was previously held at local Michael stores; however, it is now held virtually for one hour each day, starting at 3pm Central time due to the pandemic.
Each day offers a new theme like paper crafting, science art, fashion, yarn art, and more. You can order the art supplies directly from Michael’s website and get them delivered the same day. Learning various art techniques helps kids develop creative problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, risk-taking, language skills, and social skills.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
These days, kids are overexposed to social media and tech devices more than ever. As a mother, I want my kids to find the joy of reading – learning new vocabulary words and developing their imagination by reading books.
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program is a self-paced program held from July to August, where your kids can read books at home. Kids will write a bookworm log on each book and once they’ve read eight books, they can visit any Barnes & Noble store and pick a free book from the Reading Journal lists.
YMCA Summer Camps
Most likely, there is a YMCA location near you. They offer a wide breadth of summer camp experiences for all kids, and this year they offer both in-person and virtual experiences. Consider this as a flexible option for your kids.