• What is a Camp Fair?

    By New York Family

    Editor’s note: New York Family’s Camp Fairs are coming up on March 25 (Upper East Side), and March 26 (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: March 25 & 26!


    92Y Camps
    A Montessori Summer
    Advantage Tennis
    Asphalt Green Day Camp
    Automatic Studios
    Bank Street Summer Camp
    Basis Independent Brooklyn Summer
    Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp
    Blue Rill Day Camp
    Broadway Dance Center
    Brooklyn Acting Lab
    Buck’s Rock Camp
    Camp Berger/American Wanderer
    Camp Birch Hill
    Camp Cayuga
    Camp Chateaugay
    Camp Eagle Hill
    Camp Galil
    Camp Jeanne D’Arc
    Camp Kodiak
    Camp Lango
    Camp Leman
    Camp Lindenmere
    Camp Louemma
    Camp Ma-He-Tu
    Camp Monroe
    Camp Pixel
    Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village
    Camp Ramaquois
    Camp Shodack
    Camp Stonewall
    Camp Twelve Trails
    Camp Waziyatah
    Camp Wingate-Kirkland
    Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp
    Cardigan Summer Session
    Cathedral School Summer Steam Camp
    Challenge Camp
    Cooper Hewitt Design Camp
    Corbin’s Crusaders
    Day Camp In The Park
    Deer Mountain Day Camp
    Deerkill Day Camp
    Downtown Day Camp
    Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC Summer Camp)
    Dwight Englewood Summer Connections
    Dwight Summer Day Camp
    Elmwood Day Camp
    Fairview Lake YMCA Camps
    French Woods Festival
    French Woods Sports & Arts Center
    Frost Valley YMCA
    Gate Hill Day Camp
    Generation Code
    Greenwood Trails
    Hollingworth Science Camp
    Hurricane Island Center For Science And Leadership
    Independent Lake Camp
    International Ivy
    International School Of Brooklyn Summer Camp
    JCC Manhattan – Camp Settoga
    Jeff Lake Camp
    Kids Creative
    Kids In Sports
    Kids In The Game
    Kidventures NYC
    Kings Bay Y
    Kutshers Sports Academy
    Launch Math & Science Centers
    Lavner Camps
    Lumos Debate
    Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club
    Manhattan Ballet School
    Marks JCH Day Camp
    MBX Surf Camp
    Mercersburg Summer Programs
    Mohawk Day Camp
    Mount Tom Day Camp
    MWS Student Camps
    Nature Place Day Camp
    New Country Day Camp
    New York City’s YMCA Day Camp
    New York Film Academy
    New York YMCA Camp
    Oasis Day Camp
    Park Slope Day Camp
    Pequot, Sherwood & Pioneer Village
    Physique Swimming
    Pinemere Camp
    Pocono Springs Camp
    Pok-O-Maccready Camps
    Replay Music Studios
    Shorefront YM-YWHA
    Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps
    Spring Lake Day Camp
    Steve and Kate’s Camp
    Summer Camp @Ross
    The Children’s Academy at LIU Brooklyn
    Urban Glass
    Urban Golf Academy
    Valley Forge Summer Camp
    Windsor Mountain Summer Camp
    Woodmont Day Camp
    YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
    YMCA Camp Jewell
    Young Judea (Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp)


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