Camp TV

Camp TV

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:00am - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 12:00pm

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Are your kids missing summer camp this year? Tune in to Camp TV for a virtual camp experience beginning August 3!

Camp TV is a brand new one-hour public television series that brings the day camp experience to children nationwide weekdays as part of WXXI's Learn At Home schedule. It's hosted by a head counselor played by Zachary Noah Piser, a Broadway performer ("Dear Evan Hansen," "Wicked") who guides campers as they learn through play and go on adventures from the comfort of their homes.

Head counselor Zach kicks off each episode with a welcome song and announces the day's theme: silly hat day, camping day, rhyme day, silly sock day, backwards day and more. Zach then guides campers through a variety of activities — exploring nature, math, science, the arts, movement, storytelling, writing and more. For example, kids will learn about surface tension while making bouncing bubbles and discover shapes while creating a flying origami star. They will learn how to do magic tricks, turn sneakers into tap shoes, create an oboe from a straw and make guacamole. They will meet all kinds of animals, from a playful bearcat to chickens who like classical music. Every episode also includes a storytelling segment that features a different book of the day.

Who: Children ages 5-10 years old

When: Tune in weekdays to WXXI-TV from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning August 3, 2020. Episodes are also be available to stream at camptv.org

Watch a preview:

Additional Camp TV Resources
Need some more ideas? Use these camp resources to help create your own camp experience!

  • Weekly Camp TV Guides: Weekly guides with episode descriptions and a list of materials needed for the hands-on activities. 
  • Camp TV on demand: Watch episodes of Camp TV anytime!
  • Camp TV PBS LearningMedia Collection: Resources and activities to help extend the learning in each episode. 
  • Camp WXXI Kids: Create your own at-home weekly virtual camp by using our themed camp schedules.
  • Camp PBS KIDS: Summer is full of opportunities to play and learn! We know summer might look a little different this year, but Camp PBS KIDS is here to fill your days with creativity, exploration and fun for the whole family. Explore ideas, tips and activities around different themes with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!
  • Camp @ Home: Who says you can't create a fun camp-like atmosphere in your home? PBS KIDS has a couple great examples of camp-models that have a TON of activities that will last you at least a week! 
  • Camp PBS LearningMedia! Whether you're looking for music and dance activities, science experiments, family-friendly adventures, or learning about dinosaurs (plus more!), you will find media and activity resources in the Camp PBS LearningMedia collection.


 

Camp TV partners include: Bedtime Math, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Chamber Music Society, Children's Museum of the Arts, Franklin Institute, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Let's Learn NYC!, Liberty Science Center, Lincoln Center, Macmillan, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, New York Botanical Garden, New York Public Library, New York Road Runners, Playworks, ReadWorks, Story Pirates, and Wildlife Conservation Society.

Camp TV is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. The program is distributed nationally by The WNET Group. 
Major funding for Camp TV is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by Joan Ganz Cooney.



WXXI's Learn At Home efforts are made possible with support from

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