Kids Summer TV and Games from PBS

July 29, 2022

“Head counselor” Zachary Noah Piser (R) and “co-camp counselor” Mia Weinberger (L) of Camp TV on PBS.

Camp TV, public media’s series for kids ages 5-10, brings the magic, learning, and fun of the day camp experience to your living room. Season 3 has added 10 new episodes (on-air weekdays at 12 p.m. and online at camptv.org). This live action summer series debuted in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down summer camps across the country. Providing fun activities and learning adventures for kids missing out on the summer camp experience, it is hosted by a head counselor played by exuberant Broadway performer Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked), who guides campers as they learn through play.

Comedian, writer, and filmmaker Mia Weinberger (Molly Shannon’s Tilly the Trickster, The Notorious RBG) joins Zach as co-counselor in the new season. Zach kicks off each episode with a welcome song and then the day’s theme is announced, which in Season 3 will include Unicorn Day, Carnival Day, Magic Day, and more.

Join the dynamic Camp TV duo as they guide campers through a variety of activities, exploring nature, math, science, the arts, movement, storytelling, writing, self-care, and more. Each episode includes special appearances by experts and teaching artists from leading cultural and educational institutions across the New York metropolitan area and beyond, as well as a storytelling segment featuring a book of the day. The series will also spotlight content from PBS stations across the country. Visit the official site, camptv.org.

Math and Science Kids TV and Games

Ready for some math-powered fun? Cyberchase, our award-winning, animated math and environmental learning series for kids ages 6-8, celebrates its 20th anniversary with new episodes, new interactive games, and more. Kids can stream all 10 episodes of the 20th anniversary season—as well as a veritable treasure trove of episodes from past years—at pbskids.org/cyberchase.

Join intrepid heroes Jackie, Matt, Inez, and Digit as they tackle timely environmental topics ranging from light and water pollution to sustainable design and biodiversity, using their math and problem-solving skills to save the day in Duck Stop, The Great Out-doors, Coral Grief, Sustainable By Design, Traffic Trouble, A Garden is Born, and more episodes. Cyberchase fans can also sharpen their math skills through a variety of fun, educational digital games on the Cyberchase website  and PBS KIDS Games app (pbskids.org/apps).

Cartoon image of girl and a duck outside in nature.
The brand-new Duck Dash game invites children to use math skills on a high-flying migration adventure, and kids can enjoy some fashionable fun with an all-new game launching this coming July.

In the new digital learning game Cyber Fashion Challenge coming later this summer, players help Jackie, Matt, and fashion designer Fabio DeZine create unique clothing designs using upcycled garments. Along the way, they’re introduced to important math and environmental science concepts of geometry, counting, simple addition and subtraction, and environmental sustainability. The game will have accessibility features to support students with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. Cyber Fashion Challenge will be on the Cyberchase and PBS KIDS websites and available via the PBS KIDS Games app (pbskids.org/apps)

Also this summer, Cyberchase is excited to continue its popular “Green It Up” initiative, offering hands-on activities and printables designed to inspire an appreciation for nature, build STEM skills, and help kids feel empowered to be environmental stewards. Head over to wnet.org/education/greenitup for these inspiring and fun resources on how to plant a container garden, make your own compost bin, protect pollinators, and more.

Teachers can join in on the Cyberchase fun, too. Elementary teachers can dive into a wealth of new free Cyberchase environmental resources covering sustainable design, coral reefs, migration, and more on PBS Learning-Media.

Cyberchase airs weekdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN, and Monday thru Sunday at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m on our 24/7 Kids channel, THIRTEEN PBSKids (kids.thirteen.org). Enjoy episodes, games, educational resources, and more at pbskids.org/cyberchase.