Best Online Camps for Kids (2021) - 510 Families

Best Online Camps for Kids (2021)

Presenting 510families guide to virtual summer camps. We will continue to update this round-up of online camps and cool digital classes as new info becomes available. Themes range from dance and theater to math and technology with cooking and crafts along the way. Scroll around, browse, or filter with search tools, make sure to check all the providers’ websites for current information.

Most of these camps are online summer camps for elementary students with programs for older and younger children mixed in. See also Online Classes for shorter-term programs online,  East Bay Day Camp Guide for in-person summer camps, and the Northern California Overnight Camp Guide for sleepaway camp options. Please note that all camps with logos are paid sponsors.

East Bay kids in need of some at-home enrichment may love these online day camp options.

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Comics Camp Online

Comics camp is for all skill levels and can be repeated. Students create their own characters and storylines for a short comic book with character design, facial expression, body structure, movement, perspective, color, inking, and storytelling. Custom printable workbook provided.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Program Timing: Monday- Friday 11-1 and 3-5
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 14, Week of July 12, Week of Aug. 2
Price: $350, early bird discounts, multiple session discounts, and register 2 students discount

Virtual Junior Center of Art and Science Summer Camp

Summer camps are led by professional teaching artists and science educators who inspire a warm, open, and creative environment where students feel encouraged to take risks, explore and try their hand at a myriad of techniques. If special supplies are needed, you will receive materials lists or curbside supplies pick up.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Program Timing: Morning sessions are 2 to 3 hours each week day.
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19
Price: $125 per week with a sliding scale beginning at $75 based on financial need

FireCracker Math Summer Math Boost Program

These week-long math boost programs are customized to balance online instruction and independent learning with 5 schedules to choose from. In addition to online classes, there are project-based experiments and challenges to be finished away from the computer.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Program Timing: Camp offered Monday-Friday mornings, camp times vary based on program selected
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16
Price: $220 for one full session. Discounts for multiple sessions, modified schedules, siblings. Financial aid available.

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 5% with code 510BOOST21. Expiration 6/31/21.

TechKnowHow LEGO and Coding Camps

TechKnowHow offers online LEGO Engineering, Virtual Robotics, Minecraft Adventures, and Scratch, Python and Java Coding camps starting June 7. Week-long sessions, small groups of 8 students, 2 or 3 hours daily. 27th year of teaching tech to Bay Area students!

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Program Timing: Mon-Fri, Morning and Afternoon Sessions, 2 or 3 hrs daily
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9
Price: $195-285/wk. Save $15 with sibling discount, and $15 or $30 multi-week discounts.

KidzToPros Online Summer Camp

Dozens of virtual, interactive STEM, Sports & Arts Camps keep kids learning, socializing, and having fun from home. Taught live to groups of 12 kids or less, ages Pre-K to 12th grade. Choose the perfect camp for your child.

Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: Weeklong camps - meet 2 to 4.5 hrs/day (dependent on age)
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16
Price: $129 to $309 per week

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $25 with code 510F-25 | Expires April 15

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Brooklyn Robot Foundry really knows how to get the fun flying (also driving, spinning, lighting up, and shaking!), with its online Summer Circuits program. Each day is 3 hours of games, crafts, movement, and robot-making Each week features a fun theme for ages 6 to 12.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Program Timing: Monday - Friday 10 am -1 pm
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16, Week of Aug. 23, Week of Aug. 30
Price: $375 per week

Galileo Online Innovator's Club

Online Innovator's Club delivers hands-on, Galileo-style learning: kids bring their ideas to life with simple materials & plenty of imagination. Weekly projects are designed to ignite curiosity, build creative confidence, and keep kids learning long after the session ends.

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Program Timing: Available an hour or two per week, weekdays, you choose! | 48 weeks per year
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of May 31, Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16, Week of Aug. 23, Week of Aug. 30
Price: $60/month for pre-K | $70/mo for K-1 | $80/mo for 2-3 with deep discounts for multiple months

Berkeley Coding Academy Python for Teens: Data Science & Deep Learning

Become a data scientist this summer at BCA! Teens learn Python Programming, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning in small cohorts with students of a similar age and coding background. Takeaways include 45 coding notebooks and a portfolio final project.

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: Monday through Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26
Price: $1125 per session

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save approximately 10% with code BCABEST2021 | No expiration

Online Science Discovery Camps from The Lawrence

Interactive online science camps are available from The Lawrence for children entering first grade through high school. Explore, investigate, discover, and invent online with experienced educators. All materials will be shipped directly to you!

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: Online Science Discovery Camps last one week, with daily Zoom sessions available at different times.
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2
Price: $175 per week

Brushstrokes Online

Kids, ages 6-9 and 10-14, enjoy a week of fun and enriching art projects guided via Zoom with incredible teachers. Small class size fosters friendships and allows teachers to provide personalized support. Materials provided via curbside pickup.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Program Timing: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (with a break in the middle from 11am -1pm) Monday - Friday
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2
Price: $300 / week

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% with code 510. Expires on August 31.

Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio Summer Dance Camps & Classes

Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio offers half-day and full-day summer dance camps and dance classes in a variety of dance styles like Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and Gymnastics.

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: 9 am to 4 pm camps 4:20 to 8:30 classes
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of May 31, Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16, Week of Aug. 23
Price: full day $425 ($45 early bird discount till March 15) half day $250 ($25 early bird discount till March 15) - Multiple camp discount is 10% over the total camp amounts they pay for

Discount for {510} Families readers:

half day camp $25 discount - full day camp $50 discount expiration date March 15 ( 10% discount on multiple counts had no expiration date_

Cooking Round the World: Virtual Cooking Camp

Enroll your child up for cooking fun from the safety of your home. Children will cook at the same time as the teacher/chef via zoom. 2-3 recipes made each class. Laptop/tablet, zoom access needed.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Program Timing: 9 am to noon
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of May 31, Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16
Price: $200 per week

Manga and Comics Camp

Six weeks of Manga/Comics Camp! Campers explore classic and popular manga/comics, create original characters with in-depth knowledge of styles & genres of the world of manga/comics. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their own individual interests and current events.

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: Monday - Friday, am session 9:30-11:30, pm session 1:30-3:30
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19
Price: $250/week

The Practice Space Speech & Debate Camps

Young Speakers, 8-10, practice public speaking & active listening through speeches, games, stories, and debate. Middle School Speech campers, 10-14, build confidence & creativity through storytelling, poetry, presentation, and improv. Teen Debaters, 12-18, build skills in argumentation, logic, and strategy through parliamentary-style debate.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Program Timing: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm (Teen Debate camp is a 2-week session)
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 21, Week of July 12, Week of July 19
Price: $150/week with need-based scholarships available (Teen Debate camp is a 2-week session)

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% with code: 510TPS. Expires: June 7th

Gaming Together Dungeons & Dragons Camps

Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative fantasy board game. At D&D camp, students each create an adventuring hero and together face magic, monsters, and puzzles, shaping the story by their choices. Small groups meet online daily for 2.5-hour camps with 1 break.

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Program Timing: 1-week, 2-week, 3-week camps. Monday through Friday. 10am-12:30pm or 2:30-5pm. Via Zoom.
Weeks Camp Offered: Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16, Week of Aug. 23, Week of Aug. 30
Price: Regular camps are $200/week. Learn-to-ST camps are $250/week. Write Your Own Adventure camp is $250/week. 10% sibling discount for all camps.

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% with code EARLYDND if you sign up and pay in full by May 1. Applies to new Gaming Together families only.

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***Please note that all camps with logos are paid sponsors***

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