Do-It-Yourselves virtual summer camp provides youth with several engaging projects as long as they have access to a computer and internet connection.

Kicking off earlier this month, Maker Camp, an online camp provided through Maker Media and Google+ Hangouts, started its second year delivering a free, six-week online program to fellow campers.

Campers can create their projects while connecting with other kids from any computer provided they have internet access. Project topics and lessons range from arts and crafts to robotic birds to music and 3-D printing. Participants have the opportunity to experience “field trips”–where a camp is broadcasted from a separate location. Some libraries have held gathering places for campers to meet regularly and work on their projects together forming “minicamp cells.”

Maker Media and Google want their hands-on program efforts to engage youth and pour into education while encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Although participants must be at least 13 years old to have a Google+ profile, parents may use their personal profiles to complete projects with their children.

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