While summer camps are opening in New Jersey next month, many people still might be opting to keep their kids home, especially if they are home and are able to watch them. So how do you keep them occupied? Besides the usual crafts and board games, there are other ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulate their minds throughout the summer.

Can’t go to an aquarium? You can still explore sea life through photos and videos online. You can even find lots of facts about marine animals on the Atlantic City Aquarium’s website. 

A relaxing trip to famous museums is now totally possible.  You and your kids can learn all about art and sculptures right from home. There are many museums that now have virtual 360° tours that you can visit from your computer or phone including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Louvre in Paris.

There are lots of science experiment ideas from Franklin Institute at Home and Liberty Science Center in the House, their websites are dedicated spaces on fun ways kids can learn from home. They also have live online classes and games throughout the week.

Some summer camps are making the switch to virtual so your kids can attend them from home. To find summer camps near you visit NJ Kids Online, Amazinators STEAM Camp, Summer Theatre Camp at Wolf Performing Arts Center, and Rutgers Community Arts Summer Classes are just a few of the ones going online this summer in New Jersey. Many are enrolling now so get your kids signed up if you’re interested in being a part of a summer camp from home.