Virtual Summer Learning Is Here via Several Valley Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Posted By on May 14, 2020

Online school is wrapping up for many Valley families and summer camps are either on pause or are very limited. What’s a parent to do? Summer camp at home is here, thanks to several Valley arts and educational organizations. Our team will continue to add to this list as new opportunities pop up.

Start each day with kindness. The Be Kind People Project has an incredible Be Kind Daily page with links to daily schedules, fun videos with The Be Kind Crew and education resources. The Be Kind People Project

Crafting fun! For the 8+ crowd, Arizona Broadway Theatre is hosting Makers-Mondays at 3 p.m. on their Facebook page. Each week ABT’s prop master, Mary Rooney, leads a fun and easy craft project using simple items from around the house. Here’s the link to this week’s lesson!

Need more art? Carrie Curran Art Studios in Scottsdale is bringing Summer Fine Art Camp to the comfort of your home. They are offering themed virtual camps starting May 26 through August 6 with morning, afternoon and all-day options available. Carrie Curran Art Studios  

Wherefore art thou? It’s time for theater class for all ages! Childsplay in Tempe has a full roster of virtual classes to keep your budding actor busy. Childsplay

The Phoenix Theatre Company has also announced a series of one-hour online theater and dance classes for all ages. The Phoenix Theatre Company  

For the younger set, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is now offering Camp in a Box. The contents of each box include an instruction guide, a schedule, project supplies, art materials and access to virtual content that fits in with weekly camp themes. Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Common Sense Media has an incredible page filled with resources for families. Time management apps, games to help critical thinking and audiobook recommendations are just a few. There’s even a podcast called “Parent Trapped” for mom and dad. Common Sense Media

Science class is in session! The Arizona Science Center has seven weekly lesson plans as well as tons of educational videos and demonstrations on their website. Arizona Science Center

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has announced a new initiative to bring its educational programs online called O’Connor U. The initiative provides innovative civics education opportunities through a digital platform, teaching “Civics For Life” to all generations, from middle school students to grandparents.

We are adding to this list every week HERE. There’s a few things that look great for adults too!

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