YouTube to Drop 1,200 Videos for Virtual Summer Camp Program
YouTube is slated to release more than 1,200 videos for kids and teens as part of #CampYouTube, a free, virtual summer camp. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, #CampYouTube is a welcomed alternative to keep kids entertained until school resumes in the fall.
“We're bringing the fun of summer camp to families at home with #CampYouTube," reads the welcome message on the camp's homepage. "Check out our STEM, Arts, Sports, and Adventure themed camps to learn new skills, stay active, and explore the world together.”
Videos in those categories include everything from a guide for how to write fiction to fitness for beginners to space exploration with National Geographic. YouTube encourages users to “come back daily for updates” and “download #CampYouTube bingo boards and cross off camp activities they complete.”
In addition to the videos divided by the categories above, the camp’s offerings also include:
Campfire Talks: a series of videos meant to spark conversation.
Break Time: a series of videos featuring classic summer camp snack recipes and craft projects.
Field Trips: a series of videos that allow you to “take a trip across the globe using virtual reality.”
YouTube says the videos “can be played in your web browser, on your phone, or by using a stand-alone virtual reality device.”