The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), with support from Better World Books, launched a new edition of Camp Wonderopolis, the free online summer-learning destination, at Camp.Wonderopolis.org.
The virtual camp provides families with 42 interactive learning modules. Questions like “How Much Blood Is in Your Body?” and “Why Do Bananas Bruise?” come equipped with explanations, vocabulary words, and easy at-home experiments that allow for imaginative conversations and deeper exploration designed to improve background knowledge, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills.
Online features such as collectible Wonder Cards®, dashboards to track progress, digital diaries, and the Pinterest-style Wonder Wall attract and hold Campers’ interest. Hands-on experiments, field trip suggestions, recommended reading lists, and low-cost Maker activities provide opportunities for children and families to extend their learning offline.
This year’s theme of Camp Wonderopolis, Flex Your Wonder, explores real-world topics related to health and fitness, and aligns with the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s summer reading theme of Wellness, Fitness, and Sports. Camp Wonderopolis also features a special track that explores the Olympics, connecting with the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Since 2014, Camp Wonderopolis attracted more than 300,000 online users — resulting in 80,000 vocabulary words mastered and 33,000 informational text and vocabulary quizzes passed.
Libraries, schools, and community-based organizations across the country use Camp Wonderopolis in summer programming. New this year, libraries have contributed learning content for Camp online and to materials available for purchase called Campsite Kits.
To enhance Campers’ experience, NCFL has created Campsite Kits available for purchase by families and programs. Youth and Family Kits are packed with recreational gear, learning tips, and fun ways for families to learn together. Program Kits provide online training and support materials to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming. Campsite Kits can be purchased at the newly launched Wonder Store, Store.Wonderopolis.org.
Students, parents, and program staff can register to participate in Camp Wonderopolis for free at Camp.Wonderopolis.org.
Each summer, NCFL creates a new edition of Camp Wonderopolis that remains available year round. Its evergreen content makes Camp Wonderopolis ideal for not only use during the summer months, but also afterschool programming, school breaks, and classroom instruction. – USNewswire