With summer plans shelved for so many kids, the crew at Canada’s Wind Sun Sky/Skybound North is launching a new, comical virtual camp experience with its new live-action/animation webseries Camp Bonkers. The project is a variety show aimed at elementary school-aged viewers, blending live actor “counselors” and animated backgrounds and characters. The series encourages imaginative, educational and active entertainment.
Camp Bonkers is a safe online space where kids are swept into the virtual outdoors. Hosted by friendly camp counselors, each episode is filled with creative camp-themed activities and videos targeting a wide range of topics including crafts, stem, music, animals, food, sports, dance and more.
From the producer behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Angry Birds Movie and Super Dinosaur, Camp Bonkers can be found on YouTube Kids, here.
New episodes launch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET and again at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET, when kids are typically done with school, but parents are still working. Each episode is roughly 20-25 minutes long.
The Camp Bonkers weekly schedule is as follows:
Make-it Mondays: Friendly camp counselors guide a new DIY in the form of a weekly craft, food dish, or creation; classic camp treats, to imaginative crafts, slime making and more!
What a World Wednesday: Each week camp counselors dig into world topics such as sustainability, history and interesting facts. Kids can take part in a variety of games and exercises as they watch at home.
Fun Time Friday: The weekend has finally arrived, and it’s time for kids to let loose and have a ball! Learn a choreographed dance featuring the trendiest moves, hear an improvised story, or try a new Camp Bonkers take on hopscotch.