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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Extreme STEAM Science Kids at Park Shore

<p>If your child has a passion for science and technology, our unique educational summer program is tailor-made for them! Immerse your young scientist in a world of robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, coding, science, art, and mathematics, all while ensuring a fun and engaging learning experience. Housed in our state-of-the-art three-story STEAM Science Center and Hydroponics Grow Lab on our expansive 15-acre campus, the program goes beyond the ordinary.</p> <p>Our thematic 2-week sessions, designed for grades 1-5, are carefully crafted to stimulate curiosity in science and foster the development of essential 21st Century Skills. From hands-on experiments to exciting projects, your child will explore the wonders of STEAM subjects in a dynamic and supportive environment.</p> <p>The learning experience extends beyond the classroom with scientific field trips that enhance the understanding of real-world applications. These excursions provide a valuable opportunity for students to witness the practical implications of the concepts they learn in the program.</p> <p>The morning program is just the beginning; we offer the flexibility to extend the day, allowing your child to delve into all the amazing activities Park Shore has to offer. From engaging in outdoor adventures to participating in creative arts and athletic activities, the options are vast, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching summer experience.</p> <p>Enrolling now for the Summer of 2024 comes with the added benefit of Early Rates, making this educational journey not only enriching but also affordable. Don't miss out on the opportunity to spark your child's love for learning and exploration. Join us for a summer filled with discovery, creativity, and endless possibilities!</p>

Kents Hill Sports Camp

<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #222222; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: tahoma, sans-serif;">A premier 3 week overnight sports camp, providing girls ages 8-15 an opportunity to excel in the sport of their choice, plus all the activities, spirit, & values of a traditional summer camp.  Girls will select a major (ice hockey, field hockey, soccer, basketball, dance) </span><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: #ffffff; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">which they will participate in and receive a high level of instruction in each day.  They will then choose all of the other activities they would like to try, which will round out their weekly schedule. We also have fun special events, cookouts, campfires, carnival, out of camp trips, and color war to end the session.</span></span></span></p>

The Coding Space

<p>The Coding Space is on a mission to help kids develop computational thinking skills, intellectual confidence, self-expression, and independence through learning to code. Our virtual Spring 2021 group classes balance screen time with opportunities to create and explore at home. Students make new friends while experiencing our signature 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, playing games, and tackling self-paced coding projects. With full- and half-semester registration options as well as after-school, evening, and weekend classes, The Coding Space offers convenient engagement and education for kids.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Just for New York Family subscribers: get 10% off* any class registration with promo code: NYF10.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><em>*Terms and conditions apply.</em></p>