Keeping kids engaged and learning during the summer – 2021

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April 14, 2021

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It’s been a challenging year but as the school year is coming to a close, we’ve curated a list of options to keep kids engaged and learning during the summer. The list is smaller this year due to Covid-19 face-2-face safety guidelines but here are some options we’ve found throughout Idaho that offer summer learning programs. Click on the linked titles for more information on each program.


Idaho Digital Learning Alliance Summer Courses

Idaho Digital Learning Alliance courses are online classes for all Idaho students. Idaho Digital Learning Alliance courses create flexibility in scheduling and access to dual credit or Advanced Placement courses for college credit, opportunity to graduate early, and recover credits. All courses align to Idaho Core Content Standards and are facilitated by an Idaho Certified, Highly Qualified Teacher.

Micron Tech Camp – An online STEM experience

A VIRTUAL Science and Engineering Camp for students who have completed 7th or 8th grade, presented by the Micron Foundation.

Tech Camp is a three-day, three hours per day virtual experience that also focuses on hands-on science and engineering activities related to the semiconductor industry. Registered campers will receive a kit containing all the materials needed for the hands-on activities led by Micron professionals. The camp will be provided using the Zoom platform; students will need to have access to a laptop or chrome-book device and reliable internet connection.

Northern Idaho

University of Idaho Dig’nIT Camps

The Dig’nIT camp program is the first step in the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene mission to build a pipeline of leaders in STEM fields. Campers experience the excitement of subjects ranging from chemistry to coding through interactive classes, hands-on experiments and team building.

North Idaho College – Camp NIC

Various camps are offered throughout the summer that include The Magical World of Harry Potterville, Amazing Acrylic Art, Creating Comics, Cooking Around the World, and Itching to be Stitching.

Southern Idaho

The Cabin Idaho – Summer Writing Camps

Week-long camp of challenging creative writing enrichment for kids entering grades 3-12 led by professional teaching-writer in poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, & plays. Scholarships available.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival – Summer Camps

A super fun, game-filled class where students are immersed in kid-friendly versions of some of Shakespeare’s wackiest plays!

University of Idaho Boise Summer Tech Camps

Coding, game development, robotics, and creative courses for kids and teens.

Boise State University Computer Science Summer Camps

GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Girls Only) and GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp for Idaho High School Students (Boys and Girls)

Eastern Idaho

Space Camp at Rigby Rockets

Students will explore how astronomers use landers and rovers to explore space. Students 10-12 will investigate how to make a lander to protect astronauts/rovers as they land. Students 13-15 will have the opportunity to assemble and/or program realistic rovers that can explore “unknown worlds”

Madison Cares Summer Camp

Summer camp is a fun interactive opportunity for children to learn social skills, coping strategies, and to make new friends. We foster an activity rich environment through games, hands on experiences, and field trips. Through our summer camp program we hope to be able to help our students gain confidence in the skills they have learned and make new friends. The cost of camp is $55 per child per session. A child may sign up for a maximum of two camps. Camp is available for children entering 1st grade-5th grade.

Maggie’s Place Summer Day Camps 2021- Storybook Summer

Each week’s theme is inspired by a children’s literary classic, such as Harry Potter, Stuart Little, Where the Wild Things Are, Magic Tree House, Charlotte’s Web, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Alice and Wonderland, Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Jungle Book, and A to Z Mysteries.

​In addition to classic, book themed weeks, Maggie’s Place Summer Day Camps include weekly field trips, morning and afternoon snacks, a camp t-shirt and weekly books to take home.


Check back frequently as more information may be available.

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