Camp TV is back! We’re excited to announce a content partnership with The WNET Group’s summer learning and exploration series Camp TV, which returns for Season 3 on public television stations nationwide beginning on Friday, July 1 (check local listings) and CampTV.org.
This season, comedian Mia Weinberger joins as co-counselor alongside Broadway performer Zachary Noah Piser (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked”) as head counselor, to guide campers ages 5-10 as they learn through play, activities and movement. Each episode of Camp TV begins with the counselors announcing the theme for the day. Season 3 themes include Going Green Day, Unicorn Day, Carnival Day, Time Warp Day, Make a Splash Day, Self-Care Day, Pirate Day, Magic Day, Mustache Day and Not Really Valentine’s Day Day.
Experts and teaching artists from leading educational and cultural institutions across the country are back to present segments focusing on math, literacy, science, arts, movement, mindfulness and more. Kids are encouraged to actively participate with the show, with hands-on segments that have them drawing alongside experts from the Guggenheim Museum, learning math from the Intrepid Museum’s various exhibits and dancing with the National Dance Institute. A new segment called “Mindful Me” teaches viewers self-care techniques that aim to build resilience, confidence and self awareness. Each episode concludes with a storytime segment featuring young readers from public television stations around the country, including WKNO, East Tennessee PBS, KERA, Prairie Public, Rhode Island PBS, Valley PBS, WFSU, WHUT, WPBS and WUCF.
Activity guides will be posted on CampTV.org so families can prepare materials ahead of time to follow along with the broadcast. The brand-new website will allow for kids and other users to easily explore the entire collection of Camp TV segments, episodes, related activities and more.
Camp TV content partners for Season 3 include Blackspace, Carnegie Hall, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Courtney Chu, The Exploratorium, Guggenheim Museum, Impossible Science, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Liberty Science Center, Lincoln Center, Memphis Zoo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mister C, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, New York Philharmonic, One Voice Children’s Choir, PBS39, PBS North Carolina, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Story Pirates, They Might Be Giants, ThinkTV and WHRO Public Media.
Top Image: “Co-Counselor” Mia Weinberger in Camp TV’s “Not Really Valentine’s Day Day” episode. Photo credit: Courtesy of The WNET Group
Second Image: Series hosts, “Head Counselor” Zachary Noah Piser and “Co-Counselor” Mia Weinberger, on Camp TV’s “Going Green Day” episode. Photo credit: Courtesy of The WNET Group