• What is a Camp Fair?

    By New York Family

    Editor’s note: New York Family’s Camp Fairs are coming up on Saturday, April 9 (Upper East Side) and Sunday, April 10 (Upper West Side). Camp Fairs are free, but it’s best to PRE-REGISTER HERE to secure your spot and mark your calendar. All Camp Fairs are 12-3pm. For more information and registration, CLICK HERE.

    You are beginning to search for a summer camp for your child, but with all the different options, where do you look to find information about camp programs? The process can be daunting. Camp fairs make it easy for parents to sort through the many camp choices. Camp fairs are free events that take place on weekends and bring dozens of camps straight to parents, allowing them to have one-on-one conversations with many camp directors all within a few hours of time. Both day and sleepaway camps are represented for campers ages three–teen. Camp fairs give families a chance to see if they click with a camp director and also provides them with the opportunity to ask key questions about their summer camp program. Before visiting a camp fair, consider what type of program and camp environment will fit with your child’s interests and personality. Each camp provides unique programming and approaches. While at a camp fair, parents may want to ask the camp directors the following questions, as well as others you may have, to help you determine which camp is the right fit for your child:

    • What is your camp’s mission and philosophy?
    • What type of child is successful at your camp?
    • What is your camp’s program?
    • What type of training and education do you and your staff have?
    • What are the safety procedures?
    • What are your enrollment options?
    • How does your camp handle special needs?

    Keep in mind that the more open families are with camp directors, the better informed they will be when it comes to making a decision.

    For parents searching for a camp, camp fairs are a great way for parents to find out what a camp is really like before registering their child. New York Family and the American Camp Association-NY & NJ have camp fairs in various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn this season.

    Remember to PRE-REGISTER HERE to secure your spot for upcoming Camp Fairs: April 9 & 10!


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    If you are a parent and would like more information about the 2015-2016 Camp Fair Series, please contact:

    Emanuelle Block

    If you are a camp and would like more information about the 2015-2016 Camp Fair Series, please contact:

    Alex Schweitzer