As we enter the last two months of the school year, thoughts of how we’ll keep our kids busy this summer are front and center. As questions about traditional summer camp loom during the pandemic, Varsity Tutors recently announced plans to hold a free virtual online camp for kids ages 5-18. 

virtual summer campCourtesy Varsity Tutors

“We know that long summer breaks bring with them a ‘learning gap,’ and that will be even more prevalent this year,” said Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer at Varsity Tutors. “Virtual Summer Camp, while not a direct replacement for traditional camp, can help students explore their interests, continue to learn and stay busy in case these camps can’t operate.”

Classes being offered by the St. Louis-based company, include courses on film production, recycled art, graphic novels, foreign languages, coding, digital photography, Minecraft, brain games, Broadway dance, improv, healthy eating, learning to be a detective, CSI and criminology, Legos and chess.

Virtual Summer Camp is now open for registration. Varsity Tutors has capacity for 10,000 students across the country, but is also looking for partnerships with organizations or traditional summer camps who want to bring their services online over the summer. 

To register your kids, go to

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