School’s out for summer! It’s not too late to find great summer camp deals and plenty of engaging activities online for students of all ages. From art camp to electronic music production, designing mobile apps, branding a new business, or learning with real paleontologists, there is something to geek out about for every student. Be sure to check out the discount codes and scholarships available for many of these virtual summer camps and in-person options.
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Below are 15 of the best summer camp online activities to keep your child engaged in their interests all summer long.
For the inner artist in students from ages 5 to 18, The Art Studio NYC offers fun projects in drawing, painting, collage, manga, mixed media, comics, graffiti, portraiture, landscape arts, and more. With an emphasis on socializing and friendship, students play games throughout camp and even trade art with penpals from around the globe.
Students ages 9-18 step into the shoes of the leaders of nations to debate and work to solve global issues with campers from around the world. Participants will build skills in research, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork. The camps tackle Issues such as endangered species, rights for people with disabilities, nuclear disarmament, and cybersecurity. Find a discount code on the camp’s homepage.
Besides the discount, the best thing about the Starter Pack is that you can mix and match whichever classes your child is interested in (or even use the pack to split among siblings). With coding, robotics, AI, and digital art classes for grades K-12, there is something for everyone and recommended learning paths based on age and experience level. Create & Learn classes are kept to small groups and focus on hands-on projects that let your child discover the wonder of coding. Save 20-30% on enrollment depending on the size of your starter pack.
DJ Enferno has toured with Madonna and performed in over 36 countries. Now your child can learn electronic music production live online with his company, Mix Major. All the basic elements of electronic music production are covered including making beats, melodies, chords, and song composition. Each participant will leave camp with an original song they create. For grades 4 through 12. Signing up with a sibling or multiple camps saves you 10% off enrollment fees.
With camps ranging from K-11th grade, the Smithsonian offers ecology, design, history, astronomy, and oceanography camps. Each camp runs for 2 hours online for 5 days. In the “Exploreology” camp, students meet zoologists, paleontologists, entomologists, and volcanologists and complete hands-on projects as they learn about what each job entails. If you become a Smithsonian member you save 12% on camp prices.
Combining STEM and Social Impact Design, this 2-week teen summer design camp guides students through the process of designing apps for individuals with disabilities. Students gain an understanding of user experience design and coding, meet with real clients, and build a usable app by the end of camp. You can save $50 on enrollment by watching a webinar to learn more about the program.
Forsyth’s mission with these camps is to “expose aspiring young scientists to the exciting and rewarding work of scientific research.” Middle and high school students can sign up to learn about microbiology, immunology, oral health, and public health through lab tours, career chats, and daily hands-on experiments. Each of the 5-day camps is taught by Forsyth scientists and includes a certificate of completion and membership in a Student Scholars Alumni Group.
Ivy Camps offers 2-week experiences in building a business, branding, public speaking, stocks, and leadership skills for students ages 6-14. Campers can also stay on top of fin-tech trends by learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Instructors are all graduates of Ivy League schools and class size is limited to six students per camp. At the end of camp, students design a final project and present it to a panel of judges.
Ages 6-14 can enjoy an engaging online art camp culminating in a virtual showcase at the end of the week. Studio art educators guide students through media & techniques with hands-on projects. Campers also virtually visit art studios of guest artists and the SJMA curation and exhibition team.
Campers ages 3-10 can get immersed in American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish for a week online. Each camp is built around a theme such as “Animal Planet,” “Adventures in Egypt, or “Voyage Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau.” With a cap of 8 students per class, everyone gets individual attention and feedback on their progress.
Brain Lab offers on-demand courses for kids in a wide variety of topics including textile design, cooking, coding with python, science, entrepreneurship, and cybersecurity. Each course includes immersive videos and learning guide maps so your child will know what to do each step of the way. The Summer class pack also includes live virtual workshops that students can attend individually.
Students ages 6 to 18 learn how to create digitally with professional artists. Camps include cartooning, character design, comics and manga, animation, painting, and drawing. Depending on age and ability, students can choose between beginner step-by-step camps all the way to advanced intensive camps. Multiple camp discounts can be combined to save up to 18% on enrollment.
Budding comedians will practice improv, musical improv, and sketch comedy live online and perform a live show at the end of the 5-day camp. Teachers work with students to develop communication skills and confidence as they learn the basics of improvisation and working as a performance ensemble. Students ages 7 to 18 can sign up and get ready to “yes and” their way through anything!
Can learning about finance be fun? That’s the premise of Wealthy Habits with the Camp Wall Street and Money Fundamentals program. Collaborative learning and interactive games make learning about budgeting, credit and debt, investing, and risk management both fun and educational for students ages 11 to 18. Save 10% using discount code KOAA2022.
Explore exciting camps in topics from Minecraft modding to web design, and Roblox coding to digital arts for grades K-12. Tons of time slots are available every week of the summer, giving your child the opportunity to learn live from an experienced teacher in a small group setting at your convenience. All camps are currently 15% off. Not sold yet? Check out the free trial classes in Scratch coding, Roblox Studio, AI Explorers, and more.
Get summer camp deals before they’re gone
Great summer camp deals mean that your child can get a quality online learning experience for less. With camps available for basically any topic you can think of, you can find something to fit your child no matter where you live (hopefully hanging out on a sunny beach for the summer, right?).
Up next, check out more information on summer camp with tips for picking a summer camp and the best virtual summer camps for kids including Scratch Ninja, designed by Google and MIT experts, which you can begin for free:
Written by Annie Schmitt, a Computer Science Teacher and Teaching Artist from Pennsylvania. She loves using art, technology, and science together to create exploratory hands-on learning experiences for students in grade K-12. As a Teaching Artist, she travels to schools and organizations in her state to teach children stop-motion animation, game design, and visual outdoor art. Annie has taught thousands of students from states all over the U.S. and countries around the world.