Spy Camp

Calling All Recruits: Test your tradecraft with our Live, Action Packed, Virtual Summer Camp for kids - The mission is classified, but the fun is not!

VIRTUAL SPY CAMP 2021

Session 1: June 28, 2021- July 2, 2021, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM EST - SOLD OUT 
Session 2: July 12, 2021- July 16, 2021, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM EST - SOLD OUT 

Ages: 9-13 years old
Cost: $350, nonrefundable 

Registration closes June 1st

BRIEFING:  

Recruits, we need your help! 

From the moment recruits receive their super-secret spy kit they will hit the ground running an "Eyes Only" mission so classified that we can’t put it in print. Each day will be filled with top secret briefings and activities that put spy skills to the test. Real former spies will “beam” in from all over the world to help recruits hone their tradecraft. From mastering escape and evasion techniques, to crafting the perfect disguise, building a gadget on the fly or decoding secret intel, Virtual Spy Camp has activities that will appeal to all types of recruits. Each day of camp will take recruits beyond their screens and out into the shadow world of espionage, where “all is not what it seems.”

What makes the Spy Museum’s Virtual Spy Camp stand apart?

  • We have experience! Our team has taught award-winning virtual workshops for over 8 years, we’ve run onsite camp for 12 years and offered KidSpy workshops for over 18 years – Virtual Spy Camp is the “greatest hits” of everything we’ve offered led by educators who can engage kids through a virtual format.
  • Real former spies share their experiences and demonstrate skills.
  • The largest collection of spy gadgets ever on public view is shared virtually. 
    • A variety of activities that appeal to all types of recruits – 
    • For recruits always on the move, we practice Ninja skills
    • For recruits with flair for the dramatic, we craft disguises and cover identities
    • For recruits eager to solve puzzles and codes, we have daily mission intel to analyze  
    • For recruits who love to socialize, we have a digital Ops Center were mission intel and findings can be uploaded recruits dynamically and shared with their team members

Virtual Spy Camp Critical Intel:

  • Camp is for recruits ages 9-13 
  • Camp is held in our password-protected Zoom Room
  • Recruits will receive a Spy kit containing all the materials and tools needed for daily activities and running secret missions
  • Optional afternoon activities are provided to keep recruits engaged outside of camp hours

Please review SPY's Virtual Program Code of Conduct before participating in Virtual Spy Camp. 

Cost: 

  • $350, includes Spy Kit and kit mailing fee
  • Camp fee is non-refundable

Jessica Harvey

Family & Youth Programs Manager

Camp FAQ: 

Is there a difference between Session 1 and Session 2?
The storyline and activities for both sessions will be identical. Although there is the possibility that our guest speakers might differ, their content knowledge and expertise would be similar.  

My recruit and their friend have signed up for camp, is it possible for the two kids to run their afternoon missions together? 
Why of COURSE – and this is encouraged!  A network (or pod) of spies is always stronger than working alone!! Last year several recruits ran their missions in a pod. This year we will provide additional suggestions for recruits running group missions. 

I have siblings that want to participate in camp, can they share the same device?
We recommend that each child has their own device. If the age gap is more than 1 year between siblings, we strongly recommend they be on different teams. Our teams are loosely structured around age and we use break out rooms for team meetings and small group activities. Only have one device? Don’t worry, we can place siblings on the same team to run their missions.

Additional Questions? Please email spycamp@spymuseum.org

Virtual Spy Camp is run by the Spy Museum’s Youth Education Team. We have over 50 years of teaching experience combined and LOVE the challenge of making Virtual Spy Camp an unparalleled experience. Here are reviews from our 2020 Virtual Camp Parents:

  • FINALLY, an engaging, interactive virtual program. My son was utterly disengaged the last semester of online school, but he was excited to get up each morning to hunt for bugs and drops, break codes, and work the case! Virtual Spy Camp was amazing! -2020 Virtual Camp Parent
  • Spy camp was the highlight of our summer. Y’all brought so much energy and fun to camp and were so organized. What a great experience and our recruit had such a WONDERFUL time!!! -Michelle 
  • Thank you and all your camp counselors for this most exciting, entertaining, and fun camp! Any camp is hard to sell to my grumpy pre-teen son, but he got into the program and really enjoyed his undercover activities. Your counselors really know what they do, are passionate about their work, and their passion translates into kids' engagement. Thank you all for your hard work!  -Nataliya