The North Face Is Offering A Free Summer Camp For Kids

published Jul 9, 2020
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Homeschooling may be finished for the semester, but parents now face a new challenge—what are the kids going to do all summer when the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of pretty much everything? The North Face is swooping in to save the day. The outdoor clothing and gear brand is offering a free two-week long virtual summer camp that will keep kids busy, entertained, and interested in nature.

The North Face Summer Base Camp, which will kick off July 20 and run through July 31, aims to “safely bring the spirit of the outdoors to kids wherever they are,” as the press release reads, and will encourage kids “to explore the outdoors and spark curiosity and courage to embark on adventure.”

Half-day camp sessions take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over the two-week period, with each day offering a unique interactive activity hosted by The North Face global team athletes like Academy Award-winning filmmaker, climber, and photographer Jimmy Chin, who will lead an “adventure photography” course during Week 1.

Other Summer Base Camp activities include exploring naturally-formed geometric designs with climber Nina Williams, the art of mapmaking with ultrarunner Coree Woltering, honing survival skills with climber Manoah Ainuu, and packing the right adventuring snacks with climber Ashima Shiraishi. You can check out the full schedule on The North Face Summer Base Camp webpage.