Google launches virtual summer camp

Google is working with 300 libraries, schools and museums across the country for its Maker Camp. Credit: Colourbox
Google is working with 300 libraries, schools and museums across the country for its Maker Camp.
Credit: Colourbox

Spending the summer at camp is a right of passage for a lot of kids. But as they enter their teenage years and age out of camp, it can be hard for them to figure out how to spend their summer productively. A lot of camp-loving teens become counselors, but between summer internships, family vacations or working a summer job, it’s not always an option. Luckily, Google and MAKE magazine are teaming up to offer a virtual summer camp for teens they can do from home – or wherever they are spending the summer.

The six week summer camp is completely free and is held on Google+, making it a unique way for teens from across the country to connect.

Because it’s Google, you know it’s going to be above and beyond what you could dream up. They got NASA, LEGO and Blue Man Group – to name just a few – involved so virtual camp goers can tour their workspaces and meet some of the people who work there. MAKE magazine specializes DIY, especially when it comes to tech and science, and are offering 30 DIY activities for teens.

The first day of camp is July 7 and kids will learn how to build soda rocket bottles and LED fireworks. Go to for more info.

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