Our programs are live, online! This means kids interact with other kids and our experienced instructors in real-time, online. Most of our programs are taught with Minecraft, using a custom server. We list our programs on Outschool and some programs use Zoom video chat and other free online platforms. Kids use text chat and voice chat to communicate, share their work with others in real-time, and collaborate on projects designed to fuel their imagination and build skills.
- Log in from anywhere: Your child can connect to our programs from anywhere (at home or on the road, wherever an internet connection is available), through a laptop or desktop computer.
- Small group work: All of our programs are run in a small group setting, allowing kids to share and learn from each other, leading to new friendships and lots of fun.
- Tailored to your child’s interests: Instruction is hands-on and highly personalized. Our goal is to ignite a passion for learning, collaboration, and creativity.
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Once kids get over the hurdle of communicating online, virtual camps and communities are a more accessible alternative to physical camps and afterschool programs for some families.”He was a bit shy at first because it’s his first video chat with people other than friends and his family, but he quickly got the hang of it and is learning and having fun at the same time! Dad and I sit next to him in case he needs our help but I imagine by the 5th class he won’t need us at all.”
“Having an online camp is perfect for [my daughter] because she can be at home, her happy place, and still get to do something fun, interactive and learn about something she already loves,” said Karen Gilbo, who lives outside Washington, D.C., and has enrolled her 12-year-old daughter in several Connected Camp programs over the last two years. “This is the first time she has ever asked directly to be in a program because she really enjoys the interaction.” Even though the personal interactions take place online, they don’t necessarily stay that way, said Gilbo. “The only thing [my daughter] has asked is if she can go meet the counselors in person and when can she start being a counselor herself.”