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Huntsville camps offer virtual options for kids this summer

Social distancing is the name of the game for #Summer2020 and these virtual camps have that covered. While there are several options for IRL (in real life) camps happening in our area, some local parents are are concerned about letting their little ones frolic about and want to keep the kids closer to home for a bit longer.

These local virtual camps offer a great alternative and ensure kids who are social distancing can learn something new and have a lot of fun doing it.

Camp Maranatha

This popular area day camp has been a special place for more than four generations of campers. While the regular camp experience isn’t happening this summer they have moved things online and are publishing weekly episodes on Tuesdays to keep campers and alumni engaged.

Each week, they’re highlighting camper favorites with several fun camp activities: Energizers (morning dances to get the blood flowing), Demos that highlight some camper favorite spots around camp, Skits, Activities (coloring pages, and some crafts coming up in future weeks), and more!

Cost: Free
Best suited for: K+
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HudsonAlpha Science Shorts

HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach is offering this camp starting June 8. Students can join them on Flipgrid for a virtual science activity that can be done at home. Session videos will be posted and available throughout the summer.


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Cost: Free
Best suited for: Middle School
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Huntsville STEAMworks

Minecraft Safari, Digging with Dinos,

In order to provide more options to students this year, STEAMworks is offering virtual participation in their camps. If you’re not quite ready for your kiddos to be out and about, you can register them for any of their camps with virtual sessions. Virtual campers can participate along with the campers that will be on-site. Camp supplies will be provided and will need to be picked up from Huntsville STEAM Works or can be mailed directly to your camper for an additional fee.

Cost: varies
Best suited for: K+
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Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre

FantasyPlayhouse@Home has redesigned their summer camps and classes to bring you a safe and engaging online experience. In addition to the Virtual Summer Camps opening on June 5, they are bringing Virtual Fall Classes to your home as well. There’s a camp for everyone, from Disney to Harry Potter to Broadway and beyond!

Cost: Free
Best suited for: Ages 5-18
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Huntsville City Schools

With free online camps being offered each week in June, the Huntsville City School system invites students in grades 3-8 to consider signing up for some educational fun! Summer STEAM Sampler & Computer Programming are two virtual camps being offered to area students to help.

Cost: Free
Best suited for: Grades 3-5, 6-8
To register: email or call wendy.graham@hsv-k12.org | (256) 428-6872

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Athens State

Photography for kids, Yoga for teens and kids, computer keyboarding kamp, and game coding camp are just some of the many offerings from Athens Center for Lifelong Learning. All of these camps are offered via Zoom and registration is still taking place with many camps starting up in mid-June.

Cost: $19-$49/week
Best suited for: Ages 5+
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Nationwide Programs


Boy Scouts Digital Day Camp

Greater Alabama Council is offering this FREE digital day camp for scouts, aspiring scouts, pretty much anyone who is interested in scout activities. The series of 5 videos (each is between 30-60 min) covers…

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Camp Kinda

Camp Kinda is a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp… kinda.

Cost: Free
Best suited for: K-8
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