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The Top 15 Online Camps You Need to Know

Although the current situation has led many parents to cancel their children's summer plans,some great camps now offer their programs online to keep your kids engaged and active during this summer.

With various programs and activities, virtual camps provide fun mental stimulation for those stuck inside during these summer months. Online camps can also provide the much-needed social interaction and development that kids and teens get during other camps.

And of course, these online camps are great for parents who would otherwise be expected to entertain their children during the long summer days.

For your benefit, we've compiled a list of the Top 15 Online Camps that you need to know, presented alphabetically below:

Camp Broadway

Featuring online courses from writing plays to stage presence, Camp Broadway is a gateway to creative storytelling and performance. These interactive programs also include singing, dancing, and acting, taught by experienced theatre directors. Targeted at ages 10-17, Camp Broadway is the perfect camp for the budding artist.

Chess NYC

For 1500 years, chess has remained the game of kings. A fun game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. The online programs at Chess NYC are great, whether your child wants to casually learn the game or become the next grandmaster. Chess NYC offers courses for beginner, advanced, and even private one-on-one lessons.

Classroom Antics

You don't need a physical classroom to have Classroom Antics. Video games are a billion dollar industry nowadays, loved by all ages. For future game designers ages 7-13, Classroom Antics offers courses that teach your child how to build and design their own game. Classroom Antics is a great teacher for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) with their small class sizes and interactive programs.

Code Galaxy

Coding is one of the most useful skills to learn in the digital economy, and not only that, it can be fun to see your creations come to life. From apps and games to animation and robotics, Code Galaxy has a topic to engage any curious kid. There's even a course on Minecraft!


A great camp for future programmers and digital artists, CodeREV offers experienced instructors for ages 6-15. With livestream technology, CodeREV also provides the much-needed social interaction that would be lacking from other online courses. The programs at CodeREV include app development, video game creation, and even virtual reality.

Duke University - Young Writers Camp

Do you have a future novelist, playwright, poet, or blogger? The esteemed Duke University offers one-of-a-kind programs that inspire and hone the creative writing craft. Only at the Duke Writers Camp can you learn about science fiction and fantasy, the poems of Maya Angelou, contemporary blogging, and more, all from the same camp.


This camp lives up to its name with virtual programs that ignite the imagination - all from the electronic environment of your computer. Emagination offers online courses for all ages, featuring a number of hot topics: game design; graphic design; AI coding; 3D modeling; cybersecurity; YouTube video creation; and so much more. They also offer special movie and trivia nights to keep kids and teens occupied all throughout the summer.

Game Camp Nation

This one is for the game lovers, ages 9-19. Game Camp Nation has online courses for graphics and animation as well as game design. Students can learn how to create beautiful 2D game artwork while receiving personalized attention from the staff. Virtual campers also learn taught during the program. A fun camp with social interaction.

iD Tech

This leading STEM camp offers an excellent selection of courses, from Minecraft and Roblox to Adobe and Python. In addition to engaging games and challenges, iD Tech also makes time for socializing with new online friends, an essential part of the camp experience. High-quality instructors offer structured week-long programs, which brings the tech camp experience home for your child.

IMG Academy +

Looking for a way to continue your athletic development from home while still having access to IMG Academy's expert sport coaches? Explore their online camp options that include daily, sport-specific drills and personalized coaching instruction through video calls and direct feedback on submitted videos. There's no better time to optimize your training safely at home.

Math Plus Academy

Not just limited to arithmetic, Math Plus Academy offers all the top technology subjects you'd expect from a fantastic camp experience. Brain games, junior coding, and LEGO engineering are offered for younger ages. Coding, 3D modeling/printing, and digital design are offered for ages 9-13. Elite problem solving, chess, and SAT/ACT prep are offered for older ages. These stimulating and fun courses (along with many others on offer) add up to a place on our list.

New York Film Academy

From YouTube to Hollywood, filmmaking is a dream career for many. Your child can get a head start or just have a one-of-a-kind experience with the online courses at New York Film Academy. The courses aren't just for future directors either. NYFA offers filmmaking, acting, broadcast journalism, documentaries, graphic design, and more. Action!

Online Adventure

Did all of the above sound interesting? Then you might be interested in Online Adventure. This camp has a wide variety of programs for ages 3-15. Programming and coding? Check. Magic and performing arts? Check. Sports broadcasting? Check. Science? Sewing? Minecraft? Check, check, check. Online Adventure is easy to sign up online and gives kids confidence in any subject they choose. Check them out.

Randolph-Macon Academy

For students who want to continue to learn and grow over the summer, Randolph-Macon Academy offers an excellent selection of courses for grades 9-12 along with an exciting virtual camp for grades 5-8. High school credit can be offered for classes such as geometry, algebra, biology, history, and more. The virtual camp includes drones, coding, and creative writing.

UCode Tech Camp

For creative kids and teens that love computers, UCode is a great option. This camp offers a variety of courses regardless of experience: Intro to Computing, HTML/CSS, Web Animation, and Python. The skills your child learns during these programs (coding, programming, app development, video game design, and robotics) continue to be the tools of the future. UCode sets your child up for success.