12 Kid-Approved Subscriptions for a Summer Camp in a Box

For many kids, summer camp is the highlight of summer vacation. Now that the coronavirus is throwing a wrench into our usual summer fun, we've set out to create a virtual camp that gives kids ages 6-12 a unique camp experience that follows all the rules of social distancing.

Join Camp Cratejoy for either a free, interactive morning camp, or an all-inclusive program that includes bonus classes led by expert virtual camp counselors and activity kits with all the supplies you need that show up right to the front door. It's a fun way to make sure your kiddos can still enjoy a day camp filled with education and entertainment!

We've teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, ZACH Theatre, and LEANSQUAD to recreate the magic of summer camp right in your own home, giving young campers a weeklong summer camp experience that will have them engaging in plenty of hands-on learning. Join in for some summertime fun, exploring science, art, cooking and more at Camp Cratejoy!


DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

From $30.00 per box
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What Campers Get: For many of us, summer programs and arts and crafts go hand-in-hand. Giving young kids the chance to explore color and use their imaginations is what the We Craft Box is all about. Designed as an open-and-go box, every craft kit is guaranteed to be stress-free fun for kids between the ages of 3-9. Each box centers around a friendly story and a coordinating theme, delivering 2-3 kits with all the tools, supplies and step-by-steps needed to get right to it!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. beginning on the 1st of the month


DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

From $28.95 per box
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What Campers Get: Add a layer of creativity into the mix with STEAM projects from Green Kid Crafts, a monthly box that focuses on the importance of merging science and art! Designed for 2 specific age groups, preschoolers between the ages of 2-4 and kids 5+ get a box brimming with hands-on DIY projects and activities. Focused on fun scientific principles, like flight or color, kids will explore age-appropriate lessons and activities, complete with eco-friendly supplies and simple instructions.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within a few days of ordering, with renewals shipping around the 2nd week of each month


Baking fun!

From $49.42 per box
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What Campers Get: Explore a world of culinary arts with each monthly from-scratch baking kit from Red Velvet NYC. Perfect for kids who are either new to baking or those with more experience, they can unpack a premium baking kit to bake 2 restaurant-quality treats. From cupcakes and cookies to tarts and pies, each DIY dessert is prepared from the comforts of your home kitchen using pre-measured ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes, and pro tips and tricks.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. to arrive on the 1st Thursday of every month


Escape the Crate: An Escape Room Adventure shipped straight to your door.

From $26.50 per box
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What Campers Get: A perfect way to have some summer fun with tweens and teens is with a bimonthly subscription to Escape the Crate. Bringing an at-home escape room adventure that can be played with groups of up to 6 people, each box unlocks a world of challenging gameplay. Enter a new reality filled with stimulating and thought-provoking puzzles, mysterious riddles and ambiguous clues, as you work together to make an escape!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month, every other month


Music Library

From $48.33 per box
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What Campers Get: Dive into a world of music, from Bob Marley to Beethoven, with a subscription to Music Library Box. Setting out to expose kids of all ages to a wide range of music and the inspiring people who create it, while also fostering a lifelong appreciation for music and reading, each box brings 1 music-themed children's storybook plus coordinating activities, including physical and digital resources and, occasionally, a musical instrument.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of each month


Creation Crate: 12 Electronic Projects Annually

From $104.97 per box
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What Campers Get: From electronics and computer programming, to engineering and green energy, Creation Crate is a unique STEM box that's dedicated to teaching new skills and helping children gain valuable experience by providing a solid starting point and tracking their learning and progress over time. Each box brings hands-on electronics and coding projects, along with access to an online classroom filled with step-by-steps, video lessons, tutorials and bonus challenges.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada within 3-5 business days from ordering, and then every 30 days thereafter


Messy Play Kits monthly subscription

From $41.58 per box
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What Campers Get: Your little one will love learning -- and getting a little messy -- with Messy Play Kits. Every month, kids receive 3-5 unique, fun activities in science and art that helps build on kids' sensory needs and motor skills. Founded and curated by an early education teacher, Messy Play Kits designs each activity to foster play-based learning.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on or around the 8th of the month