Will there be summer camps in 2020?  There is currently uncertainty on whether-or-not summer camps will be able to operate at their brick and mortar facilities as in previous years. We hope to see summer camps operate as they have in the past, however, just in case, you might want to plan for one or a few to be experienced virtually. If our kiddos do not have the option to physically go to camp this summer, or you are not yet comfortable sending them, you might want to consider the following already planned virtual camps. 

Here are some Virtual Summer Camp Ideas

Hopefully this will help you get started. Some are even free. Keep up the research and use this time to learn and explore what can be possible this summer. We're optimistic that there will always be summer camp for kids in some way, shape or form. This list will be updated regularly as we find new ideas. 

Adventure Links plans to “turn quarantine time into quality time”. They plan to honor social distancing by offering a 5-day digital camp aimed at 8 to 16-year-olds. Here, campers will be placed in a “virtual team”. Campers will communicate with their teammates and teachers through Google Hangouts and Zoom. Each morning, activities will be sent out via email. The sessions will begin at 9am and teams will collaborate virtually to accomplish their activities. Afternoons will consist of each team meeting with their teachers to discuss what they did and get help if needed. Each day will conclude with a group family activity. Please see their website for details on their different session offerings (Explorer, Adventurer, Earth Week & Suburban Survival).

This summer, bring camp to you! Virtual camp is an hour-long private camp Zoom every day, Monday - Friday, for 2 weeks (10 sessions). Choose morning, afternoon, or both. All sessions are individualized and move at the pace of your child, in the direction of his/her interests. Sessions offered: coding, cooking, yoga, arts & crafts, magic & juggling, game/app development, comedy/improv, chess, medicine/anatomy, calligraphy, songwriting, and more! We match up experts in the field with your child to work one-on-one, as we've always done. It's like "choice" time at camp all day long! Want to be with friends? We have limited options for small-group sessions as well.

Fun, home summer learning program for all school kids K-12. Their program offers “world-class challenges in subjects ranging from art to zoology”. Partnering with other great companies like Khan Academy, Code Combat, Rosetta Stone, and Typing Club, this fun learning is available to all kids through massive, global escape rooms, treasure hunts, puzzles and whodunnits. These global competitions and real-life adventures offer children clue-filled interactive rooms and animated webisodes, with leaderboards, completion certificates, and possible buried treasure.

BUEHLER SPACE CAMP  Buehler Challenger & Science Center Space Camp is currently taking reservations remotely for their Summer Camp 2020!  Find out more about their award winning Space Camp, and go to their Facebook page for dates, content & pricing.  To register, please email psilverman@bcsc.org with your full name, full address, cell phone number, your child's name and what grade they will be in next September. 

Camp Wonderopolis offers FREE online learning programs filled with fun and games. Enhance your child’s learning this summer through interactive STEM, literacy, math, science, health & fitness programs and more. Fun topics include “why are bowling shoes slippery?”, “what is the Peace Corps?”, “how do species become endangered?” and how roller coasters work, to name a few. Sign up anytime. Camp Kits are also available for sale.

This school’s summer camps are always some of the most popular and desirable camps in Colorado. The selection is always vast in interest, levels, and topics while being taught by phenomenal teachers. Currently their spring virtual camps are listed on their website, however, soon they will also publish their summer virtual options.

Online classes and camps to “ignite your child’s digital creativity”. Geared especially for kids aged 8-13, these online camps run 5 days/week for 90 minutes each. Camps run from June 1 to August 14th and include fun topics like: Animation in Minecraft, Astronomy in Minecraft, Architect Business Camp in Minecraft, Coding in Roblox, Engineering and Game Design in Roblox, Online Fortnite Camp, Online Overwatch Camp, and Online League of Legends Camp to name only a few. Let the kids learn while having fun at this camp – make sure to check all their offerings on their website.


The Center for Contemporary Art is offering weekly Virtual Summer Art Camps, from June 22 – August 28, for children ages 5-15 in half-day sessions. Art Camps take place online via Zoom. Summer Art Camps allow children to develop important artistic techniques and learn about the principles of visual art, historical periods and well-known artists. All camps are led by professional, experienced, and creative teaching artists; provide a curriculum tailored to three individual age groups; and allow students to enjoy small class sizes with projects and themes which vary weekly.  All art supplies are included in the price of tuition and will be provided weekly via curbside pickup. In morning camps, young artists ages 5-8 and 9-11 will spend half of the morning engaged in fun and creative two-dimensional projects with painting, drawing, and mixed media, and the other half exploring three-dimensional projects including sculpture, mold-making, carving as well as other special subjects. Teens will explore a single medium in depth. Afternoon camps provide artists ages 9-11 and teens the opportunity to explore a single medium in depth that varies by week including Graffiti, Cartooning, iPad Drawing, 3D Design & Printing, Chinese Brush Painting and much more. Afternoon Art Camps will not be offered for children ages 5-8 years old. 

DUKE YOUTH PROGRAMS' SUMMER ONLINE PROGRAM offers two sessions of classes for middle and high school students. Their programs promote innovation, engagement, and a love for learning. The classes are designed to provide each participant with a high-quality academic experience and opportunities to connect with peers with similar interests and curiosities. Join them this summer and be transformed!  Contact tpatters@duke.edu, 919-684-6259, or visit their website for more information. 

Financial education for your children to ensure kids know how to make change, manage and multiply their money. Classes include investing, real estate, career choices and entrepreneurship to name a few. These classes are offered live online and begin as early as May. Classes are best for ages 8 to 18. 

Summer live, one-on-one, tutoring, test prep, and mentoring packages for your middle and high schooler. Should your child need a little extra help this summer to catch up or get ahead in their studies, Fusion Academy is ready to assist. Check out their options and pricing on their website and start anytime.

Attend virtual camp from anywhere in the world with& Game Camp Nation. Sign in daily for 3 hours of learning and social activities. Stick around after hours for extra fun and games with our online community. Learn art, game design or programming at your own pace from a live instructor. Start any week and level up each additional week. Play an FPS, RTS or MOBA on the PC. Learn new strategies and tactics. Even host a live stream of your game. 

ID TECH  ages 7 - 19
Virtual, structured and weeklong summer camps to sharpen your child’s tech skills (best for ages 8-19). Some favorite summer topics include: Python, JavaScript, Roblox, AutoDesk, Adobe, and Minecraft. Reserve your spot today.

INSPIRIT AI - high school
This 10 session (25 hour) program is designed for high schoolers with technology interests. Taught by Stanford University graduates, students here will learn to build socially impactful projects while learning the basics in artificial intelligence in a small virtual classroom setting.

This well-known, west coast, art school with professional instruction is now offering online summer camps for grades 2 to 12. Let your child learn about the performing arts from world class instructors while meeting peers from all around the world. Instruction will include days filled with music and instrumentation, theatre, dance, visual arts, filmmaking and so much more.

IVY VIRTUAL CAMP - STE(A)M for ages 5-15    All virtual classes are led by a live instructor, who will teach and guide campers in discussions, interactions and project-based challenges. Over 50+ classes for kids ages 5-15 in many subjects:  Computer Programming, Digital Design, Video Game Creation, Minecraft, Science, Engineering, Math, Business, Arts, Humanities and more. Classes are designed to nurture hands-on learning, problem-solving, creativity, communication and positive self-esteem through achievement of skills. Small Class Experience – at most 6 campers!  

KIDIZENS  ages 6-11
Online camps best for ages 6-11, on Zoom, where kids learn what it takes to create and run their own city. Kids will learn through virtual play about real-life problems, situations, and concepts. 

MLC STEM LEARNING CENTER  starting at ages 3 thru grades 2 and above.  They will be offering a virtual summer camp with structured, interactive classes. STEM+ classes Code Academy, 3D Design/3D Printing, Digital Arts, Maker Lab, Chess, Waterbotics, STEAM Engineering), Little Engineers (3-5 year olds) and Music STEM classes, each with a limited number of students grouped by age and level.

MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY is offering summer theatre camp.  Did you ever want to be in a Movie Musical? Well, now is your chance! Musical Theatre Conservatory is doing a summer musical theatre camp which will culminate in a produced Movie Musical! The program will run from July 6th-24th, Monday-Friday. Students have the option of choosing between the morning program which runs from 9:15- 12:00 or participate in the full day program from 9:15-1:30 for the 3 weeks.
Students that stay for the full day will be able to take several exciting classes including: Hip Hop, Comedy/Improv., Voice, Make-up, Theatre Dance, TV/Commercials, Auditioning workshops and more! Please contact Randy to find out more about this exciting program! Call 973-868-6259, or email musicaltheatreconservatory@gmail.com, or visit www.musicaltheatreconservatory.com 

FREE, online and self-paced programs and activities to do at home to enhance reading, writing and science skills. Offering a huge list of topics, games, and activities, choose your favorites and start having fun while learning. Best for elementary school kids grades PreK-6th.

STEM4KIDS  ages 9-17
Online morning and afternoon camps for Java and Python Programing (ages 9-17) as well as Coding and Game Design on Scratch (ages 6-10). Small, personalized, live classes are offered. Please check their website for specific dates, times, sample day schedule, and registration.

FREE, virtual summer camps with expert-led classes from creative writing to making LEGO movies to help your kids “stay ahead” this summer. Each camp is made up of 5 live sessions (usually about an hour) and offered Monday through Friday. Topics and themes differ depending on ages and grades so please check their listings. Some of these themes include: Recycled Art, Fractured Fairytales, Detective: Crack the Case, Travel the World with Google Earth, and Theatre for Young Performers to name only a few.

Online financial literacy camps – 5 days/week from 10am to 4pm EST – where kids receive 5 days of live streaming and engaged learning, breakout sessions for peer collaborations and physical activities like treasure hunts and talent shows. Amongst the 5 days, students will learn about earning money, taxes, banking, budgeting, credit, investing, credit scores, identity theft, career, net worth and so much more. This is vital information most of us wished we learned in school.

YOUTH PROGRAMS AT WILLIAM PATTERSON. Their NEW ONLINE Summer Youth Programs stimulate students’ imagination and reinforce essential academic skills in the comfort of their homes. All available courses are for Grades 4-12 are listed under Virtual Youth Programs by Week. Please use the promo code ONLINEATWP for an extra 15% off. Due to COVID-19 and exercising social distance, all Youth Programs offerings will be delivered using distance learning. Email Iris DiMaio at youthprograms@wpunj.edu or call 973.390.0340. Visit their website for a full course listing.

As time goes on and our pandemic continues, more camps are considering virtual options this summer. Please check back for any additions or changes we make to this listing and, as always, please always contact the school or camp for the most updated information. 

Go to our camp directory for more information. Contact camps directly for their opening and updates.