Skills for Kids

These two locally based virtual camps promise to teach kids new life skills during the summer

Hoping your children avoid the proverbial “summer slide” this summer? These virtual camps have just the answer.


Photo Finish (pictured above). The Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s annual FOTOcamp for children and teens goes online this summer, allowing for student photographers across South Florida to explore their skills. The camp is offered at three levels. Level 1 teaches history and the basics of using a DSLR camera such as shutter mode, ISO settings and more. Level 2 teaches advanced camera functions and post-processing with Photoshop and Lightroom while Level 3 features instruction from master instructors.

At the end of the camp, students may submit their portfolio to the juried FOTOcamp Exhibition. Chosen images will be displayed from Aug. 22 through Oct. 24.

Dates: Level 1 starts June 22; Level 2 starts June 26; Level 3 dates TBA

Cost: $125 for Level 1; $275 for Level 2; $395 for Level 3

Click here to enroll.


Dollars and Sense. Founded by Integrity Taxes & Accounting CEO Samantha Porter, Kidz Count is dedicated to educating young people on finance and entrepreneurship. This summer, it hosts the Fit Kidz Virtual Academy for elementary, middle and high school students, preparing them for a lifetime of success.

For children in grades 3 through 5, Money Master Kidz Club teaches the basics of budgeting, banking, saving and responsible shopping, teaching how to spend and share money wisely.

Biz Kid Academy, for middle and high school students, equips future business leaders with entrepreneurial skills and mentoring. Students will generate business ideas, learn marketing and sales skills, learn business finances and write a business plan. They will also be able to register their business with the state and connect with other young entrepreneurs through Facebook.

Dates: Six weeks starting on June 22

Cost: $45 for Money Master Kidz Club; $95 for Biz Kid Academy

Click here to enroll.

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