Camp Fairs

Attending a Camp Fair is the best way to find summer camps for your children this year. Best of all, it’s FREE! Don’t miss it!

In-person summer camps are back, and so are in-person camp fairs! Attending a Camp Fair is the best way to help you find the best camp for your child. Demand for camp was at an all-time high last summer with many programs filling up before even making their dates available to the public. Summer 2023 will be just as popular with families desperate to get their children into top programs. Given how competitive finding the right camp can be, time is of the essence to find the best summer camps for next season. If finding a great camp is on your wish list for summer 2023, now is the time to make plans so you don’t miss out. Join us starting January 21st for our series of Family Fun Days & Camp Fairs in New York, Westchester, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island to find the best program for your children.

What is a New York Family Camp Fair?

NYF Camp Fair is like a smorgasbord of amazing summer camp choices waiting for you to explore, where over 30 camps and programs will all come together under one roof to showcase their 2023 programs for you. With camp exhibitors and free activities for the children, attending a camp fair is a “one stop shop” for finding the best camp for you.

With such a huge variety of camps on display — including day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps, academic camps, performing arts camps, and so many more — you’ll meet camp directors and counselors from all the different programs in person, ask questions, collect free brochures and videos, and get the lowdown about all the various summer camp options while your children enjoy sample camp activities facilitated by the various camps.

Camps from here in New York as well as out of town (and out of the country) are exhibiting at the Camp Fairs. Camp experts from the American Camp Association, NY and NJ are also available to assist you with any questions you may have.

If you’re a parent who wants to get “in the know” about all the amazing program opportunities for your children this summer, you can’t afford to miss this free event. 

Arm yourself with all the tools and information you’ll need to make an informed camp choice in 2023 and find a program your child will love. Get a free, in-person, first-hand impression of all the amazing summer camp options for your children at the New York Family Camp Fairs 2023.

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

How to Prepare for a Camp Fair

Before visiting a Camp Fair, consider what type of experience you are looking for your child to have at camp. The more questions you ask, the better you will be able to understand what the camp is about and if it’s the right fit for your child. Also keep in mind that the more open you are with camp directors, the better informed you will be when it comes to making a decision. Here are a few questions to ask the camp leadership team:

  • 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.

Where Does the NYF Camp Fair take place?

We’re hosting five in-person Camp Fairs from January through March 2023 in and around NYC, Westchester and Long Island to help making finding a summer camp easier and more convenient than ever.  

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

What time does the Camp Fair start and end?

NYC & Westchester Camp Fairs run from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Activities are ongoing, so you can show up any time.  

How much does the Camp Fair Cost?

Attending  NYF & WF Camp Fair events is absolutely free! But even though it’s free, you’ll need to RSVP by reserving free tickets in advance. We require families to reserve advance tickets so we can share the expected turnout numbers with the participating camps. The camps, in turn, use this information to ensure they staff their booths with enough people to meet and speak with you at the Camp Fair, and also so they know how many videos, brochures, and other free giveaways and promotional items to bring for everyone who attends the Camp Fair.

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

How do we get free tickets to the Camp Fair?

We are looking forward to a great series of NYF Camp Fair events in 2023! All the camp exhibitors are excited to meet you. We only have space for a certain number of families to attend the Camp Fair, so fill out the form below and get your free tickets today. See you at the Camp Fair!

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Can children attend NYF Camp Fairs?

Yes! We encourage you to bring your children to the Camp Fairs! The Camp Fairs are designed with the whole family in mind, especially your children, who can enjoy games, sample camp activities, and meet the camp counselors from all the various camps.

In addition, it’s been proven children enjoy camp much more when they’re involved in the decision-making process versus when parents unilaterally make camp choices for their children. When children play a part in choosing a camp, they will likely have greater happiness and success and their selected camp program. So yes, please — bring your children to the Camp Fair!

Children can get their faces painted and enjoy many other fun activities at the NYF Camp Fairs.

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

What About COVID-19?

Measures are in place for a safe and healthy camp fair experience for all.  These include frequent cleaning of facility venues, social distancing practices, mandatory mask and vaccination protocols, hand sanitizing stations, and more.  We will post a link to all the health and safety requirements here shortly.  Meanwhile, we encourage you to download your free tickets to the Camp Fairs today because one thing we do know is there will be high demand for attendance, yet firm capacity restrictions in place which will reduce the number of people who can attend the Camp Fair. We want to make sure we have room for you, so grab your free tickets today.

Register for Free Tickets Below!

1/21 Westchester – Mamaroneck Yacht and Beach Club 

1/28 Queens – The Plaxall Gallery

2/4 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

2/5 Upper West Side – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

 

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