A Look Back at Virtual Adventure Camp 2020

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Our first Virtual Adventure Camp has sadly come to a close. Although we were unable to host our in-person Adventure Camp and Teen Camp programs out of concern for the health and safety of Variety Kids, we still had a blast hanging out with our campers virtually for six weeks during the summer of 2020.

Each week, campers gathered for about three hours a day – either in the morning or afternoon, depending on what worked with their schedules – to spend time together on our clickto.camp platform while taking on a plethora of great activities. They created crafts, played games, made music, took virtual field trips and so much more.

All materials needed for each activity were provided free of charge and sent in advance of each session, and the boxes also included activity instructions in case a project needed to be completed outside of Camp. We also encouraged siblings to join in, as long as they had their own materials. It was so great to see entire families taking part in Camp!

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Week One was a week of Adventure Camp (campers aged 4 – 16) and took place from June 8 – 12. The theme for this week was Animals! Campers made lots of animal crafts, with a focus on penguins, and also sang tons of animal songs, played animal games and visited various zoos and aquariums around the world to learn more about different types of living creatures.
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Week Two, June 15 – 19, was our first week of Teen Camp for the summer and was open to teens ages 14 through 20. The theme for this week – Social Media – was a big hit. Crafts included creating profile picture frames, designing social media bios and profiles and more. The Teens also spent a lot of time just catching up with old friends.
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Week Three, June 22 – 26, was another Adventure Camp week. The theme? Variety Loves Adventure! Campers learned about nature with crafts including pinecone bird feeders and artwork made from flowers and plants they found outside, and they also painted a few hearts in honor of Variety.
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July 10 – 14, another week of Adventure Camp, was themed around Bears. Campers made bears out of everything from toilet paper rolls to paper bags to paint and forks, and they got to make their own teddy bear ears! They also learned all about these awesome creatures.
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For the last week of Adventure Camp for the summer, July 17 – 21, campers traveled “Around the World!” Not only did they get to see many new places virtually, but they made crafts that represented places across the globe, from watercolor mountains to camel hand art to cherry blossoms and more.
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Finally, our last week of Virtual Camp this summer was another week of Teen Camp from July 20 – 24. That week was all about Superheroes and Sports – Teens did everything from designing their own camp t-shirts and hockey sticks to creating superhero masks and sensory bottles. While it wasn’t the summer we usually have planned, it was a great one just the same! Thank you to all of our amazing campers and families for joining us virtually! We also thank clickto.camp, our virtual platform, and our amazing counselors and staff members for working with us to put together a great experience. Finally, thank you to all of our supporters for making it possible for us to bring a free camp to local kids and teens with disabilities, even during these difficult times. We hope to see you all again soon!