New York Family Camp Fairs Are A Great Place To Start

New York Family Camp Fairs Are A Great Place To Start
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New York Family Camp Fairs Are A Great Place To Start

Selecting the right camp for your child sets the stage for life-long memories, friends, and a summer brimming with enjoyment! Summer always seems to creep up on us fast here in NYC, so it’s time to start prepping your camp plans. 

New York Family’s 2024 Camp Fairs – Free to RSVP!

Brooklyn Family Camp Fair – Saturday, 3/2, 12-3pm at Brooklyn Public Central Library

Long Island Family Camp Fair – Sunday, 3/3 Camp Fair at Cradle of Aviation

Staten Island Parent Camp & Summer Program Fair – Sunday, 4/7, 12-3pm at the College of Staten Island Sports and Recreation Center

Instead of facing these decisions alone, head over to New York Family’s Camp Fairs, where you’ll learn about all the many camp options for your kiddos. This year, there will even be promotions, games, raffles, art & crafts, face paintings, and more—all for free.  

Before we dive into the Camp Fair specifics, let’s go over what to look for so you can find the best camp for your kids. 

Types of camps 
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Types of camps 

 Sleep away camps 

Considering a sleep away camp this summer? These camps are great for boosting your kid’s independence and confidence. They’ll learn how to do things on their own, returning back in August as self-sufficient campers! Sleep away camps also improve social skills, helping your little ones form friendships outside of school. While you might be nervous to send your kids away for the summer, asking the right questions at the Camp Fairs can help! Read on for a handy checklist. 

Day camps

You’re probably already familiar with the classic day camp. These are great for keeping your kids entertained (and active!) during the day. If your kids are hoping to do a little bit of everything– sports, arts & crafts, games– then a general day camp may be the way to go. They often have a “choose your own adventure” structure, where kids can choose what they want to do. 

Special interest camps

Does your child have a unique interest or skill they can’t stop talking about? Help your child nurture this passion through special interest camps. These might include dance, arts & crafts, STEM, sports and theater. Your kids will be surrounded by other campers who are also excited about that interest, and specialized camp directors who are experts in their fields! 

Summer camp drop off sign

Camp Fair checklist for parents 

Ready to attend a Camp Fair? Here are some of the questions to ask directors and counselors so you can find the perfect camp: 

  • Can you walk me through a typical day for my child? 
  • What time is drop off/pick up? Do you offer aftercare? 
  • What background or experience do the camp counselors have? (Especially important for special interest camps!) 
  • What kind of safety procedures or systems do you have in place in case of emergency? (Especially important for sleepaway camps!) 
  • What will my kids learn this summer? 
  • What makes this camp special? Can you share the camp mission or values?
  • Does the camp offer financial aid or scholarship support?

Ready to learn more about when and where these Camp Fairs are taking place this year? Read on for the details!

New York Family’s 2024 Camp Fairs

 

 

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Dwight Summer Camp

<p dir="ltr"><strong>Mix and match weeks — and make summer your own!</strong> We offer children ages 4-12 a wide range of age-appropriate creative, athletic, and action-packed activities! Campers can also focus on one area in our Specialty Camps, from dodgeball and tennis, to theater and performing arts. With swim instruction in our six-lane indoor pool, great trips, and Friday PJ-DJ parties, the fun never ends!</p> <p dir="ltr">We offer chaperoned bus transportation and extended day options. Learn more at an Open House, meet our team of Camp professionals, and see why Dwight Summer Camp is the right fit for your child!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Open Houses:</strong> March 11, 3 pm; April 13, 5:30 pm (virtual); May 6, 3 pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Register for an Open House <a href="https://dwightsummercamp.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://dwightsummercamp.org/&source=gmail&ust=1678381305752000&usg=AOvVaw3px3zJN2Ske-QDJAX_pEGA">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Register for Camp <a href="https://dwightsummercamp.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://dwightsummercamp.org/&source=gmail&ust=1678381305752000&usg=AOvVaw3px3zJN2Ske-QDJAX_pEGA">here</a> and use <strong>code NYF23 to save 3%!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>We Believe in Summer!</strong></p>

Debate Camp

<p><strong>Public Speaking, Debate and Global Awareness - - coveted skills in a camp-like environment!</strong></p> <p>At Debate Camp, we provide a fun and inspiring space for youth to develop some timelessly-important skills; to hear opposing views and to confidently articulate their ideas well in the company of others.</p> <p>Debate Camp specializes in parliamentary debate, impromptu and prepared public speaking.  We ensure that all program areas are highly interactive and suited to a variety of age groups (grades 5 to 10) and multiple ability levels.</p> <p>• day camp and sleepaway camp options</p> <p>• multi-level instruction</p> <p>• suits all ability levels</p> <p>• teaching ratio 1:8</p> <p>• parliamentary debate rounds on new topics daily</p> <p>• feedback and fun!</p> <p>• all resources provided</p> <p>Debate Camp believes in a well-balanced program where an academic focus is mixed with opportunities for traditional camp games and a fun and inspiring approach to learning. 2024 day camp options for NYC families include 3 x 1 week options in Manhattan / UES location (including our NEW 3 day Model UN camp) and NEW 1 week Overnight Debate Camp options in Maine & Rhode Island (with r/t transportation options from NY Penn Station)  All details on: https://www.debatecamp.com/newyork</p> <p> </p>

Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens

<p dir="ltr">With more than 35 years of experience, Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens provides young movers ages 3-18 with exceptional training. BDC delivers the finest all-around dance experience for students by offering a wide variety of styles and levels, performance opportunities, and the highest caliber dance instruction that only New York City and BDC Children & Teens can provide.</p> <p dir="ltr">This studio is so much more than a training course for young dancers; it is a diverse, family-friendly community for budding creatives. It has an exemplary faculty who follow the vision to not only develop a dancer’s love and ability in dance, but to do so in a nurturing and supportive way.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16583089-7fff-d8a9-61c2-8f689f7348b2"></span></p>