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Virtual Summer Camp For Area Kids Under Way Today

PBS Fort Wayne has launched “Be My Neighbor Summer Camp,” a virtual summer camp experience for area kids that has begun today Monday, August 17. This effort is made possible by PNC Grow Up Great® with special thanks to Fred Rogers Productions.

This virtual summer camp’s activities are now available online at PBS Fort Wayne’s website at with a new activity video being posted each day. In addition, a new daily activity video are being posted to PBS Fort Wayne’s Facebook page ( at 9:00AM each day, from beginning with today’s video through Friday, August 21.

Downloadable PDF files of each day’s lesson are available on the web page. In addition, a downloadable PDF of the same complete guide booklet distributed to area at-risk kids is also available for parents, grandparents and anyone caring for area children to download.

Prior to the camp’s beginning, PBS Fort Wayne, in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries, Brightpoint and Youth Services Bureau of Huntington have helped PBS Fort Wayne distribute 1,000 Summer Camp Activity Bags that are focused on providing fun, hands-on summer camp style activities to be enjoyed by families of at-risk children.

Through these virtual camp activities and materials distributed locally, PBS Fort Wayne, the PNC Foundation, Fred Rogers Productions and all partner agencies to allow area children to have a summer camp experience they may have missed, even as the school year begins in our region. The online content, combined with the activity bags are designed to encourage children to safely explore, learn, and grow as safely as possible and be “caring neighbors” during these challenging and unprecedented times.

For more information about this area-wide collaborative effort, contact Jodi Hamilton, PBS Fort Wayne’s Education Outreach Coordinator via email at jodihamilton.

PBS Fort Wayne is the northeast Indiana region’s only public television station, and its sole locally owned-and-operated television station and a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. It broadcasts daily over five channels: PBS Fort Wayne/Channel 39.1; PBS Fort Wayne Kids/Channel 39.2; Create TV/Channel 39.3, Explore/Channel 39.4 and PBS Fort Wayne Weather WX/Channel 39.5.