• Dr. El

School's Out. We're Home. Now What?

I love hosting summer camps each year. Planning enriching activities for little ones is pure joy for me. However, I realize that all the planning and implementation that my team and I do, to prepare to provide the children with a fun and enriching summer, is now the responsibility of many parents.

So, my team came up with three top picks for free summer camp activities, while sheltering in place!

Here’s my team’s teams top three picks!

1. Camp Youtube (

YouTube has organized and brought the fun of summer camp to families at home with #CampYouTube. They have STEM, Arts, Sports, and Adventure themed camps, where children can learn new skills, stay active, and explore the world together. They also provide daily camp updates. Additionally, you can also download #CampYouTube bingo

boards and cross off camp activities you and your children


BOOM!!!! Free and WINNING!!!!

2. Camp Wonderopolis (

Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy- building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

It’s designed to keep kids and their families learning together throughout the summer and out-of-school time.

Camp Wonderopolis helps build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills.

You can register as a Camper (kids of all ages) or Counselor (parents, community and library program staff, teachers), to enjoy the award winning activities found at Camp Wonderopolis.

3. Start With a Book (

Sponsored by WETA, Washington DC’s leading public broadcasting station, Start with a Book is assists student learning throughout the summer. Start with a Book offers families, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.

BOOM!!! Happy Summer! Make it a great one!

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