Camp TV (Season 2)

Air date: 06/21/2021

The WNET Group’s Summer Learning Series Camp TV Returns for a Second Season of Fun on Public Television Beginning June 21

The WNET Group’s summer learning and exploration series Camp TV launches Season 2 on Monday, June 21 on public television stations nationwide (check local listings) and CampTV.org. In the New York metro area, Camp TV will air weekdays beginning Monday, July 5 at 10 a.m. on WLIW21; 11 a.m. on NJ PBS; and Tuesday, July 6 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

“We are excited to bring another summer of fun to young learners nationwide,” said Sandra Sheppard, executive producer of Kids’ Media & Education for The WNET Group. “We hope Camp TV will help enrich summer learning, encourage kids to try something new and make the day camp experience accessible to all.”

Broadway performer Zachary Noah Piser (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked”) returns as head counselor to guide campers ages 5-10 as they learn through play. To foster a sense of community, Piser kicks off each episode with a welcome song and announces the theme for the day. Kids can prepare for each program and participate based on the theme. Season 2 themes include Summer Celebration Day, Snow Day, Patterns Day, Inside Out Day, Independence Day, Celebrate Your Name Day, Sports Day, Royalty Day, Travel Day, Mismatched Shoe (and Sock!) Day, Favorite Animal Day, Ocean Day, Farm Day and more.

Piser guides campers through a variety of activities, exploring nature, math, science, the arts, movement, storytelling, writing and more. In Season 2, kids will learn to garden, beatbox, investigate a “tornado in a jar,” celebrate a panda’s first birthday, do a salad dance, and make a pattern parfait and a “mini moody me” social emotional craft. Each episode also includes a storytelling segment with a different book of the day. Activity guides will be posted on camptv.org so families can prepare ahead of each episode.

Confirmed Camp TV content partners for Season 2 extend across the country and include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Carnegie Hall, Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Exploratorium, GrowingGreat, Guggenheim Museum, Impossible Science, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Liberty Science Center, Lincoln Center, Memphis Zoo, The Museum of Modern Art, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library, OK Go, One Voice Children’s Choir, Playworks, San Diego Zoo, S’More Ideas, Story Pirates, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional content is provided by PBS’s Nature series.

Camp TV is a production of The WNET Group. The program is distributed nationally by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Sandra Sheppard is executive producer. Melinda Toporoff is series producer and writer. Kevin Di Salvo is coordinating producer. Maria Stoian is producer.

Major funding for Camp TV is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund and the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.

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