Explore some of these AMAZING & FREE Online Summer Camps for kids, tweens & teens!
It's important to have some fun summer activities for kids to keep them thinking, creating & connecting through the summer months so we've rounded-up some really AWESOME summer options for all ages!
30+ Free Online Summer Camps and Workshops for Kids & Teens
Now updated for Summer 2022!!
If you don't have activities and workshops available near you or you're still on the fence about having kids attend in-person camps this summer, there are quite a few online opportunities available! Especially as we head into the heat of summer -- it's great have some fun activities to look forward to and avoid the "I'm bored" mantra, right?
In addition to finding fun ideas for your kids, contact their friends too and have them all sign up for these options so they can do camp virtually together. If you're looking for in-person opportunities, hop over and check out the 2022 Free Summer Workshops and Programs for Kids.
Online Summer Camps for Preschool, Kids, Tweens & Teens
Wonderopolis has been offering free online STEAM camps for five years now that are perfect for kids ages 5 - 13 years old! Although the 2020 camp won't begin until mid-June, you can currently access the past summer camp activities including:
- Symphony of Wonders (music STEAM),
- Build Your Own City (engineering activities),
- Flex Your Wonder (health & fitness),
- Mission to Wonder (science & tinkering) and
- the original Camp Wonderopolis (nature & science).
Michael's Craft Workshops & Summer Camp Crafts
If you have crafty kids and teens, they love the more than 40+ FREE craft workshops and projects that Michael's offers via Zoom!
Sign up for each session and you'll see the supply list and receive a link via email for the class. Kids have their own set of "Kids Club" or "Camp Creatology" projects that include: making slime, painting activities, outdoor crafts and special crafts for Father's Day and other summer holidays. For teens, enjoy jewelry-making, lettering & journaling, watercolor and weaving projects.
Another awesome place for online STEAM classes is Creativebug and they are offering this awesome 60 Days for FREE Trial that's perfect for summer!
Kids will LOVE making galaxy slime, creating a sea monkey habitat or making friendship bracelets! Classes are great for kids ages 7 - 14 years old -- see the list of all kids and tween classes here!
Online Workshops for Kids & Teens
Varsity Tutors Online Summer Classes
Varsity Tutors has some amazing free online summer classes options for kids, tweens & teens! With more than 100+ choices, there's something for everyone -- choose from art, science, filmmaking, bug camp, computer science, music, cooking and fun enrichment options!
You can sort camps by grade, subject, days of the week or time of day too.
SAT & ACT Prep Workshops
If you have high schoolers at home, summer is a great time to do some test prep workshops & practice tests. The College Board's ACT Academy offers free online test practices and videos. And Kahn Academy has some great SAT Prep resources for teens.
One of our favorite online courses for teens is Crash Course! Take a complex subject and have it explained in a 10 minute video by slighty nerdy but entertaining presenters using animation and funny tidbits! With more than 30 options to choose from, teens will really enjoy some of these courses -- Anatomy, Astronomy, Mythology, Computer Science -- and can watch a few of the sessions each week. Then ask them to let you know some of the interesting things they learned. It's really awesome - middle school and high school kids LOVE these videos.
DIY At Home Summer Camps
And don't forget that we have some awesome options for summer too!
Try the DIY Around the World Summer Camp - with activities that are perfect for kids ages 5 - 12 years old.
Or create your own DIY Summer Science Camp with these Backyard Science Experiments for kids & tweens!