summer learning - Boston Moms

A socially distant summer is sure to look different for your family this year. But it does not have to be boring. Companies have gotten creative and made the adjustments we need to continue enjoying safe distance learning. We have rounded up a variety of online classes being offered this summer to ensure your children still get to make fun memories while learning. 



Many will already be familiar with this popular online platform for distance learning. The award-winning online curriculum is offered for children ages 2–13 in the areas of reading, math, science, art, and colors. ABCmouse is currently offering a 30-day free trial, as well as 49% off an annual subscription. 


Created by middle school teachers in response to COVID-19 school closures, Camp MAVE engages students ages 11–14 in a full-day schedule. Camp MAVE offers one-week, one-month, or full summer class packages, focusing on how basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math are used in everyday life.

Learning Without Tears

Developed for pre-K through grade 5, Learning Without Tears offers English and Spanish at-home learning packets that can be easily downloaded and printed. The award-winning curriculum includes multi-sensory strategies to develop the skills needed for print and cursive handwriting. The interactive packets are available at no cost for 90 days.  

Little Passports

Bring summer camp to your home with Little Passports’ “Summer Camp in a Box.” Kits include six days worth of materials to keep your campers busy for 3–4 hours each day. Additional monthly subscription kits are accessible for children ages 3–12. 

Microburst Learning

Enjoy week-long summer camps for age groups K–2nd grade and 3rd–5th grade. Microburst Learning offers four camp options. All camps are designed to promote teamwork, communication, planning, and other soft skills needed to prepare students for their future professions. 

New England Base Camp

New England’s premier outdoor adventure park is bringing the adventure to your home this summer. Students in grades 6–12 participate in weekly online classes with New England Base Camp staff and guest instructors. Cub Adventures caters to grades 1–5. Scouts can continue to earn their merit badges through specially offered online classes. Anyone, scout or non-scout, is welcome. 


Beloved by homeschoolers for years, Outschool’s educational marketplace offers a wide variety of online classes from independent teachers. Students K–12 can continue their core classes in small virtual classrooms, or engage in learning a new language, baking, dancing, card tricks, drawing, photography… basically, any interest they can think of. 

Supercalifragilistic Speech Language Therapy and Allied Servidocious

Currently offering a teletherapy option via a HIPPA-compliant platform for your child’s speech needs, Supercalifragilistic Therapy is proud to also offer summer camps as well as occupational, art, and music therapy.


With the goal of helping families get outside to learn and explore, Camp Tinkergarten is providing eight weeks of age-appropriate activities and purposeful play to help keep your kids entertained this summer. Included in your sign-up is a trail map to track progress, a summer book list, resources and community support for families, and even Silly Summer Olympics. Sign up today on the Tinkergarten website for free.

What did we miss? Share your summer learning plans in the comments!

Shannon Gibson
Shannon started following Boston Moms on social media before she even lived in the Boston area! She credits her passion for the brand to the way it served her personally before she ever contributed to it. Though Shannon moved to Boston to support her husband’s career, Boston Moms was the unexpected gift and opportunity she had no idea was waiting for her. Shannon is mom to Elizabeth (2016) and Anderson (2018). She has been married to her husband, Benjamin, since 2012. Benjamin is a filmmaker and owner of Boston production company Magnus Films. In her free time, Shannon enjoys going to the beach, browsing antique stores, hiking with her family, traveling, reading, and watching movies with her husband.