If you’re still up in the air about where or if you should send your kids to summer camp, might we make a really good suggestion? Walmart is hosting its own digital camp, and get this: It’s free. As for the head camp counselor, well, we’ll give you a hint: He was on How I Met Your Mother and shares adorable twins with husband David Burtka. Yep, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting “Camp By Walmart” and will bring on celebrity guests to teach kids various activities.
Did virtual camp just get way more exciting than the IRL thing? We think so.
“It’s a huge undertaking, with 100 interactive episodes that lead to 150 activities families can do at home,” Ben Kaufman, the former BuzzFeed chief commerce officer, who came up with the idea for Camp Walmart, told Forbes. “Neil Patrick Harris is our head counselor, who greets you. Idina Menzel teaches singing, LeBron James does sports and mental wellness, and we have Drew Barrymore doing a makeup challenge, blindfolded,” he added.
Starting on July 8, you can access different activities through the Walmart app. Make sure to keep checking back in daily, because new content will be uploaded every day. By the end of the summer, your kids can enjoy 200 activities with the coolest counselors in town — some of whom have won Emmys and/or travel around the world to play music or basketball. NBD.
According to Kaufman’s statement for Forbes, relevant Walmart merchandise will pop up directly next to the video content. So, if Drew Barrymore teaches you how to do a smokey eye, you can click “add to cart” to try her products at home.
And while you’re at it, you may want to check out Walmart’s parking lot turned drive-through movie theaters. Walmart has your summer pretty much covered.
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