For million of American kids, summer camp has been a tradition, an annual rite of passage. But with Covid-19, many families are facing touch choices and fewer options for summer activities.
Like school this spring, summer camps are going online.
Nepris, which provides a cloud-based platform to connect industry professionals with K-16 classrooms so that students see the relevance of what they are learning in school, has announced seven different Virtual Summer Camps which they say will provide, “cost-effective and engaging activities” for kids this summer.
According to the released announcement, “Nepris Virtual Summer Camps (VSC) differ from the traditional summer camps which tend to emphasize one single activity, like video games or coding.”
Instead, the Nepris camps will feature a rage of topics and activities within a unified theme. “Kids can join via live virtual chats led by career-professionals. An at-home learning activity then helps them connect the dots between that person’s profession and the real world,” the announcement said.
The camps cost just $20 per week and are tailored for age and interest.
“Campers can choose from STEM Week, the Arts, Food, Life Skills, Cool Careers, and more for daily, virtual experiences with industry professionals to learn about their cool jobs,” said Sabari Raja, co-founder and CEO of Nepris, in the release.
The camps will connect kids with career professionals from impressive companies such as L’Oreal USA, NASA, World Wildlife Fund, Google, YouTube, Verizon, LinkedIn, and more. “From touring a farm to understand where our food comes from to learning about space from rocket scientists, campers will engage in real-world experiences that bring relevance to the subjects they learn in school and open their minds to unique career pathways,” Nepris says.
All seven camps are listed at: nepris.com/summercamps but they include:
- June 15-18 STEM Camp
- June 22-25 Skills Camp
- June 29-July 2 Arts Camp
- July 6-9 All About Food Camp
- July 13-17 Cool Careers Camp
- July 20-23 How It’s Made Camp
- July 27-30 Future Week