Virtual summer camps on the rise amid the coronavirus
With many in-person summer camps canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are taking their programs online.
those quintessential summer camp activities put on hold this year in many areas now loyal camp go are stuck at home might be starting to miss it. They want some skill building. They want to connect with other kids. They're starting to feel ah, little lost and lonely. According to Google, online searches for virtual summer camps have surged in recent weeks. The Camp Cloud is one of many online interactive programs available. Kids ages 6 to 15 consign up for a camp like suburban Survival or Humanity Island held online for six hours a day. We try and create activities and supply list that people don't have to go out and make special purchaser or special trips. Right now, my past is keeping our distance. The Boy Scouts, Wildlife Conservation Society and National Academy of Athletics are among the popular organisations offering programs online this summer. Some traditional camps are also offering a camp in a box option, including four H and art classes for kids. Another perk toe at home programs, they're usually cheaper. That's half of what you pay for our in person came on. This is Gemini. That's where we wait. There are plenty of free options as well. Google just launched Camp YouTube, with more than 1200 videos rolling out every week, day through July. Fit. Let's repeat that same step over here, covering themes from the arts to stem learning. We love drawing with you guys. We'll see later, our friends just a few ways to have that cherished camp experience from a safe distance. Liz McGlaughlin, NBC News.