Camp COVID Works to Help Children in Isolation

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Camp COVID is a student-led and student-run program that offers a way for children to engage with each other in a socially distant and safe manner.

Camp COVID, a high school student-run and student-led program, is offering free, online classes for kids. This program began as a way to help other children cope with the effects of COVID and isolation.

Started by two high school seniors, Camp COVID was started as a means to alleviate parents of childcare stress and to support kids socially during these unprecedented times. Camp COVID offers a variety of after school classes for students to participate in to keep their minds busy. The topics range from chemistry and writing classes to knitting and crocheting. Students are bound to find something that fits their personal interests. This helps keep children engaged with one another and focus on things they enjoy.

All classes are offered from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays. During their winter program, however, they’re expanding their start times to noon to accommodate students’ needs. Each session will be held on Zoom and are taught by an amazing team of high school volunteers around Ann Arbor and internationally.

Registration for their 9th after school session has begun, and lasts from December 14 until December 23. Students can register for the activities they find to be the most interesting and that works within their schedule.

To check out the classes for the upcoming session, check out the Camp COVID website. If you’re a high school student who wants to volunteer, register here or email campcovidnew@gmail.com.