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Best of 2021 Camps and Classes for Kids

Congratulations to all the children’s camp and class providers who have been named ActivityHero Best of 2021 Award Winners! 38 businesses across the U.S. received this honor, based on the number of votes, reviews and overall rating from families in 2021. 

Best of 2021 Camps and Classes for Kids

1st Place: New York Chess Academy

2nd Place: Future Bytes Tech

3rd Place (tie): Mohr’s Explorers

3rd Place (tie): Nimmy’s Art

Award-Winning Children’s Camp and Class Providers

New York Chess Academy: NYCA organizes chess programs and services for all levels and ages, which include camps, after-school classes, private lessons, and tournaments. By offering services at affordable prices, New York Chess Academy strives to ensure that chess, its undeniable benefits, and its welcoming community are accessible to all. 

Future Bytes Tech is transforming creative young minds into Innovators and Makers by offering coding curriculum for Grades K-8, specializing in Robotics and Electronic circuits. Kids can learn math, practice coding languages, and face fun challenges with their friends. Future Bytes Tech believes interactive learning and coding allows the students to channel their creativity to create their own world.  

Mohr’s Explorers offers outdoor adventure for children in New York City and New Jersey, including after-school programs and summer camps.

Nimmy’s Art provides online art classes and summer camps for ages 5-12 with award-winning artist, Nimmy Melvin. 

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Y STEM and Chess is a nonprofit that teaches children chess, math, and coding to empower them to pursue STEM majors/professions. STEM professionals engage students in activities to introduce them to the world of STEM.

Little Champs Learning Center  is a STEAM focused after school, summer and online program that provides children aged 5 to 13 with safe, supportive learning environments. These classes include public speaking, cooking, sports, science, art, and more.

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps runs soccer programs for ages 2-16 with locations nationwide. Enthusiastic and talented coaches from Europe, South America, and North America teach skill development, drills, games, and challenges at hundreds of camps a year.

Mathletes focuses on creative problem solving in Mathematics. Students tackle fun problems and participate in both formal and informal math competitions. Their ultimate goal is to help students become tenacious problem solvers who love math. If you like puzzles, patterns, and problem solving, give them a try!

Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio is located in Berkeley, CA, offering a large variety of dance camps like Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Acro and Gymnastics. They also offer different levels from beginner to advanced levels.

Seele Stars offers online and in-person camps in Berkeley, California. Their programs emphasize a multitude of skills including talent development, body awareness, public speaking, cooperation, appreciation of diversity, and more. Their goal is to continue students’ scholastic-based learning by integrating musical theater into a language arts curriculum.

Achievers is an after-school & summer program in Fremont, CA that includes STEAM, clay art, theatre, cake decoration, and more. With a safe and stimulating environment, they encompass children’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development beyond the classroom.

Young Art inspires passion, creativity and the power of education for the next generation. Their team is committed to providing creative enriching experiences for young inventors, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs through hands-on learning.

Tale Tree Inc mission is to empower kids (ages 5-12) to develop social & emotional skills through creative exploration. Their virtual Creative Camps are designed to offer a fun, emotionally healing time to kids while letting them explore their creative roots.

Orange Music Studio offer fun, engaging music programs in San Jose, CA, from summer rock band to orchestra frenzy. The studio offers flute, recorder, piano, clarinet, saxophone, french horn, guitar and voice in private or group lessons.

Ivy Camps USA  takes an interdisciplinary approach to remote instruction and virtual tutoring where they foster growth, encourage exploration, and sustain motivation through play and thought-provoking games.

Electivity Kids offers a wide range of in-person and online activities to suit your learner’s interests, from our popular Math Circle, Quantum Physics, Urban Architecture, Machine Learning, to Mindful Cooking and Yoga for the family!

Create & Learn offers top rated virtual and on-demand computer science classes designed by former Google Product Director, Stanford, and MIT graduates. In fun, small classes, kids can explore Scratch coding, Minecraft coding, Python, Robotics, AI, Arduino, Cloud Computing, and more. 

Discover Science Center is an informal science education enrichment lab whose purpose is to amplify the S.T.E.A.M curriculum being taught in K-12 schools or homeschool programs. Their classes feature a variety of topics that range from space to marine biology.

Young Intellects offers programs designed to provide secure, affordable and efficient options for childcare services after school and are also currently offering online classes. Young Intellects programs provide structure, offer academic help, and create occasions for children of any age to develop new skills.

M.A.D. Music Acting Dance, Inc. vision is to educate, create, and inspire art through music, acting and dance. They provide an array of services from choreography, talent outsourcing, creative directing, training, and education outreach programs.

Bay Area Music Project empowers children to discover their highest potential through musical instruction and performance experiences in a collaborative, orchestral environment that helps build confidence, compassion and teamwork.

Digivations Institute is a virtual and in-person camp and academy fusion where literary and media themes incorporating role play serve as the key vehicle through which students learn. Kids learn about ancient cultures, languages, music/composition/sound design, visual arts, and drama/theatre using imaginative themes from popular young adult literature.

The Art in Science offers virtual programs where kids learn various scientific concepts and perform experiments that turn into interesting artwork and displays. Learn about biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and more in interactive, hands-on classes.

New York Society of Play is a family services provider committed to making the most of playtime. Through play, we hone social and problem-solving skills, as well as mathematical and textual literacy!

From the Top Theatrics provides children, teens, and adults with an enriching and empowering environment in which to grow and self-explore through timeless tradition, cultural education, and entertainment. Summer programs include a theatre production camp for ages 8-17.

Code Wiz Reading teaches virtual, project-based programs in Roblox, Python, Minecraft, game design, and more. Code Wiz offers a wide range of individualized STEM programs, each tailored to the students’ skill level.

De L’or Cakery offers a virtual cooking camp where kids explore baking, cooking, chocolate making, cupcake decorating & more. If you and your kids love the kitchen or want to learn not to be intimidated by the kitchen, this program is for you. 

CD’s Art Studio At CD’s Kids Art Studio, students get to unleash their creativity using paper-mache, glass, mosaics, paintings, drawing, and much more! Now join CD through her popular online art classes and camps. Helping children find their inner creative artist and to have confidence in their ability is what CD loves best. 

UBTECH Education offers virtual STEM Camps from beginner to competitive skill levels for ages 8+, including a real robotics kit. Their camps establish a high-quality STEM education, 21st century skills, and computational literacy.

Look Up to the Stars provide virtual and on-demand Astronomy camps & classes for kids of all ages. Truly breathtaking images, video clips and fun hands-on activities make for an unforgettable cosmic journey.

Brittany Stockwell – The Purple Violinist offers private violin and viola lessons as well as virtual music summer camps for any child interested in music! Brittany inspires budding musicians and bring mindfulness into music to help every child reach their full potential! 

Genius Kids Fremont Mowry Campus offer exciting, fun, in-person and on-demand learning programs for all ages from 2-12. Our programs have been designed to create a fun, engaging experience between the instructors and the students. 

H2Cyber offers on-demand programs for kids to explore cybersecurity and technology. These informative and engaging videos are an accessible way to learn about cybersecurity at home.

Way to Go Programs…Strong Minds, Hearts & Souls! offer amazing camp experiences that focus on mental and physical challenges, including obstacle course training. Their programs provide a fun and memorable camp experience while emphasizing healthy bodies, minds, hearts, and souls.

Mighty Coders offers in-person, online, and on-demand coding programs for kids including Minecraft, Roblox, Python, web development, game development, and more. They provide a great curriculum, tools, mentorship, and other resources based around STEM subjects.

PKSA Karate Bloomfield is a Martial Arts school teaching the traditional Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Comprehensive curriculum helps students develop every aspect of themselves, for health of mind and body.

EDMO At Camp EDMO®, children are inspired to develop their creative capacity, unleash their inner scientist and technologist, and explore the mysteries of the natural world. Their camps are from ages Pre-K to 8th grade, and offer a huge variety of subjects.

Choreography by Rae is a performing arts and creative arts educational center that was originally founded as a way to help people of all ages amplify their voice through dance. They also offer several additional subjects, such as acting, chess, singing, art, yoga, and much more.