Varsity Tutors, an innovative Missouri-based company and the nation’s leading provider of one-on-one instruction, recently launched a free set of online classes for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Now the company is doubling down on its response to COVID-19, announcing that it has developed a virtual summer camp program.
Varsity Tutors said its summer camp initiative aims to provide a virtual alternative for the 20 million U.S. families that use summer camps annually.
“We know that long summer breaks bring with them a ‘learning gap,’ and that will be even more prevalent this year,” said Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer at Varsity Tutors. “Families often use summer camps as a way to bridge that gap with enriching learning opportunities, so it’s important for us to provide resources to keep students learning and engaged as the months away from school build. Virtual Summer Camp, while not a direct replacement for traditional camp, can help students explore their interests, continue to learn and stay busy in case these camps can’t operate.”
Varsity Tutors’ Virtual Summer Camp program is designed to provide free summer programming for children ages five to 18. The company said it plans to provide a series of half-day, weeklong camps that will offer live instruction on an assortment of topics.