Kids will learn about surface tension while making bouncing bubbles, and discover shapes while creating a flying origami star. Children will learn how to do magic tricks, turn sneakers into tap shoes, create an oboe from a straw, and make guacamole.
They will meet all kinds of animals, too, from a playful bearcat to chickens who like classical music. Every episode also includes a storytelling segment that features a different book of the day.
Locally, Rhode Island PBS will produce three segments for the series with project partners Roger Williams Park Zoo and Save The Bay. Special Delivery visits Roger Williams Park Zoo’s newborn baby sloth and newborn binturong triplets and explores the special care involved in raising newborn animals at the zoo. A second segment visits the Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium and their ongoing educational mission to connect youth to marine science. Another segment researches environmental and coastline care in the Ocean State.
Confirmed national Camp TV content partners include Bedtime Math, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Chamber Music Society, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Franklin Institute, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, Let’s Learn NYC!, Liberty Science Center, Lincoln Center, Macmillan, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, New York Botanical Garden, New York Public Library, New York Road Runners, Playworks, ReadWorks, Story Pirates, and Wildlife Conservation Society.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS broadcasts over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 08/1008HD | Verizon FiOS 08/508HD | Full Channel 08 | Comcast 819HD | Verizon FiOS 18/518HD in MA | DirecTV 36 | Dish Network 36. The series also streams online at 10 a.m. on ripbs.org/stream.
Camp TV is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. The program is distributed nationally by The WNET Group. 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 Joan Ganz Cooney.