Virtual Summer Camps Launch to Keep Kids Learning—and Drive Community Engagement

This summer, kids can learn about personal finance from experts at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. High school students can learn about advanced STEM subjects from professors or prepare to take the SAT. Young, aspiring culinary artists can learn new recipes. All for free. With COVID-19 social distancing measures still in effect across North America, summer camps will, for the most part, remain closed in 2020. Virtual summer camps are taking their place.

But what, exactly, does that mean? Virtual summer camps won’t host remote tetherball tournaments. There won’t be the same singing around a campfire or boondoggling. But there will be some remote educational opportunities.

Virtual Summer Camps Vary Widely and May or May Not Be ‘Camp-Like’

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