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Camp Khan 2021: a month-long, 15-minutes-a-day math challenge!

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Summer is for passing time creatively with friends and family, trying new things, and recharging! We know many parents want their kids to be away from screens and devices this summer. We want to help your family stay as device-free as possible while also taking care of any unfinished learning your children may have in math.

Camp Khan is a FREE 31-day challenge for kids going into 3rd-12th grades to complete 15-minutes of math each day from July 1st through July 31st. No sign-up required! Our program will focus your child on the exact math skills that matter the most, setting them up for success in the next school year. After the 15 minutes of math are over and the device is tucked away, we’ll provide you with some fun activity ideas, boredom busters, and lots of chances to win cool prizes. Check out our emails (sign up for a free parent account on khanacademy.org), look for #CampKhan or scroll down for each week’s prize giveaway link!

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  1. Decide where to focus: on preparing for next year or reviewing something older. You might brush up on something difficult from last year or tackle an entirely new topic! 
  2. Download a copy of our Camp Khan tracker so you can jot your goal and check off each day you meet it. Print or edit digitally. If based in the U.S., you’ll be invited to upload a photo of your tracker once a week for a chance to win prizes!

3. Navigate to the topic or grade level you’re working towards in Khan Academy’s “Get Ready” courses, and take the course challenge. This will help you breeze past skills you’re already comfortable with, so your 15 minutes of practice are spent getting stronger.

4. Throughout July, U.S. learners can share photos of your tracker to win prizes and enter giveaways! We’ll email you with ways to enter, and you’ll find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #CampKhan to share your progress and WIN. You’ll also always find your weekly giveaway link below!

Enter to win our giveaway for a Hydroflask for both you and a friend by July 18 at 11:59pm PT

FAQ

Q: Help, I’m new and starting too late!

A: No problem! You can complete the 31-day summer challenge *anytime* that works for you—just check out our previous messages located on this page for guidance. Regardless, all Camp Khan participants can continue using Khan Academy’s “Get Ready” courses to prepare for a new unit at any point throughout the school year. 

Q: My kids are too young for Camp Khan, is there an alternative? 

A: Absolutely! Camp Khan Kids is a free, self-paced virtual summer learning program for children ages 2–8. The camp guides parents and children in a playful educational journey using the Khan Academy Kids app as a launchpad into hands-on learning. Families will receive a weekly calendar of online and offline activities to spark imagination, play, and learning. It’s easy to use and adapt for your family; start at any time, choose any mix of activities that you like, and progress at your own pace. Activities cover reading, writing, math, logic, creative play, and social-emotional development. Weekly activity themes for 2021 include dinosaurs, space, science, and wild animals. 

Camp Khan Kids takes place July 5-31, 2021. For more information, visit the overview page: khan.co/CampKhanKids2021  

Q: What are the “Get Ready” courses? 

A: As we slide into summer, we know many families are concerned about keeping up with math skills, so we’re determined to do all we can to help students feel confident and comfortable next year! Our “Get Ready” courses help families focus on the critical skills students in grades 3-12 will need for the fall. 

We designed the courses to help students master the most important skills they’ll need for the next grade. What’s more, students can use our new courses to figure out where they may have gaps before they enter that grade. Teachers and students can also use “Get Ready” at any time to complement grade-level instruction. 

For more information about these courses, check out our blog post or watch Sal introduce “Get ready for 6th grade.”

Q: How can families participate?

A: Families will need an internet connection and a free Khan Academy account to participate. They can sign up for an account on the Khan Academy website. While Camp Khan is open to anyone, anywhere, this years are for U.S. families and learners only.

Q: What parts of the camp will be available in Spanish? 

A: For Spanish-speaking families, the weekly emails will include a Spanish translation and the “Get Ready” courses are available in Spanish.


Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates and tips for #CampKhan2021, and download our Quick Guide for easy reference or sharing!


This program was made possible by AT&T’s commitment to support summer learning. Learn more about AT&T’s efforts to bridge the digital divide and narrow the homework gap

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