As more and more camps and programs register to exhibit their programs at L.A. Camp Fair 2018, we are consistently (and happily!) blown away at the wide variety and diverse types of summer camp opportunities available kids to enjoy this summer.
Every time we think we've seen it all, another new, exciting program makes itself known to us. We wish we were kids ourselves so we could experience all these amazing camps!
The newest program to join the L.A. Camp Fair is Amplify Summer Sleep Away Camp, a music and creative arts overnight program for girls. The camp is located on the Ojai Valley Upper School Campus in Ojai, CA.
At Amplify Sleep Away Camp, girls choose between learning an instrument, forming a band, and writing an original song, photography and film making or journalism.
In addition to their specific concentrations, campers choose from several daily "camp" activities such as:
Even though attending L.A. Camp Fair is totally free, we are expecting a very high turnout of families looking for the next big thing in summer camp programming for their kids this year. That means we are asking families to get free tickets to the event in order for us to know in advance how many families to expect. Please get your free tickets to L.A. Camp Fair 2018 today!
Where is the best place to look to find the ideal program? And finally, what criteria are you looking for in a camp experience? Hopefully we can camp to provide some answers to these questions.
What Criteria Do You Use When Finding a Camp For Your Child?
While there are many ways to choose a camp. But when all is said and done, we always suggest choosing a program with activities your child enjoys the most and to include your son or daughter in the camp decision-making process.
If your daughter's into science or robotics but you choose an acting camp for her instead, then her camp experience might not go as well as planned! Thankfully there's many fun robotics and science summer programs in Los Angeles to choose from instead.
But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let's step back and consider all the various kinds of available opportunities and where you can find camps that "fit" your child's interests to ensure an outstanding camp experience this summer.
What Kind of Camp are You Looking For?
Maybe a more appropriate question is, what do you think of when you think of camp, and what do you expect from the camp experience?
In that case you'll be happy to know pretty much any type of specialty camp you can imagine is available for your child to enjoy this summer from gymnastics camps to music camps to sports camps to beach camps and everything in between.
Bottom line, if you can dream it, you can bet there's a camp that specializes in delivering the very activity or activities your child enjoys the most.
What Makes Summer Camp So Fun?
No matter who you ask, campers of all ages and genders will generally answer the same way when asked what they like most about going camp: "It's FUN!"
After speaking with more than 25 them, two common reasons why their kids loved camp so much consistently came up:
1. The activities were incredibly fun
2. The counselors and friends they made at camp were amazing.
In other words, the activities and the people are the two primary elements that make the camp experience so much fun for everyone.
Camp people are some of the most wonderful people you'll meet. We're talking everyone involved from the campers attending the program to the owners and directors of the program and everyone in between.
In fact, at the upcoming L.A. Camp Fairs at UCLA, Calabasas and Conejo Valley this March and April, there will be at least 50 camp exhibitors at each event.
L.A. Camp Fair will be a fun, informative and festive atmosphere where you can meet representatives from all the programs to help you find the best summer camps in Los Angeles for your child this year.
Get your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair here.
Here at L.A. Summer Camps.com, we always want to help you find the best camp for your child. Which such a diverse set of available programs, it's not always easy finding the right one.
That's why we're sponsoring L.A. Camp Fair 2018. The L.A. Camp Fair is a huge, 3-day summer camp expo taking place at three convenient locations throughout greater the Los Angeles area in March and April.
What Exactly is a Summer Camp Fair... and What Exactly is L.A. Camp Fair 2018?
You've probably been to various expos in the past where companies, people, or organizations in a single industry come together in a hotel, meeting room, dining hall, gymnasium, park, etc. to exhibit their offerings for consumers.
Wedding, bridal, tattoo, food, boat, auto, and so many other similar examples of various expos come to mind.
And that's just what Camp Fair 2018 will be like -- collection of over 75 summer camps and programs assembling in one place to exhibit their program offerings, answer all your questions, and give you the opportunity to meet them in person to better assist you in finding the ideal camp for your child this summer.
At many Camp Fairs, including L.A. Camp Fair 2018, many of the camps and programs will be doing live exhibitions and demonstrations of their actual camp activities so your child can a great idea of what actually takes place at camp.
There will also be games and activities for the kids plus food, prizes and raffles where you could win free camp sessions from participating camps.
Why Should We Attend the L.A. Camp Fair?
Several reasons, really. One of the main ones is that with so many camps on display all in one place, you're bound to find at least of few programs that catch your child's interest.
Visiting so many different programs at the same time is also quite convenient for you -- a huge time-saver compared to calling or emailing all the different camps to learn more about their programs one by one.
The other element of attending a Camp Fair many parents love is the opportunity to meet the camp counselors, directors and staff first hand. In many cases, families sign-up for summer camps sight-unseen and basically need to trust their gut they've picked the right program.
But at the Camp Fair, you can meet the camp staff ahead of time first-hand. Making this personal connection in advance is a great way to get a personal feel for the people who you're entrusting your kids to this year. It's a fantastic opportunity to see which camps make a good first impression which, as we all know, means a lot.
Where at the Three L.A. Camp Fair Dates and Locations for 2018?
With three convenient dates and locations throughout L. A. and the Valley, you are bound to find an L.A. Camp Fair close to you. Attending the event most convenient (proximity-wise) to you is an ideal way to meet over 50 or 60 camps.
However, just a quick FYI: attending all three Camp Fairs is the only way to guarantee you'll see all of the participating camps without missing any. That's because not all of the camps are attending all three events, in other words, some of the programs are only attending one or two. So if you're interested in seeing every exhibiting program you might consider attending all three events.
It's totally up to you to decide how many of the Camp Fairs you'll attend this year. We've spoken with parents who are coming to just one, other parents who are coming to two, and others who are coming to all three. Meanwhile, here are the details for the three L.A. Camp Fair 2018 expos this year:
• L.A. Camp Fair Event #1: Sunday, March 11 at UCLA
• L.A. Camp Fair Event #2: Saturday, April 14 at Conejo Creek North Park, Thousand Oaks
• L.A. Camp Fair Event #2: Sunday, April 22 at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas
How Can We Get Tickets to All Three Camp Fair Events?
Great question! All of the events are absultyue free and you can get your free tickets to any or all individual events by following the links above for each respective camp fair event.
If you would like a single free ticekt to all three evetns, we're offering a free 3-day event pass you can prink or keep onyour phone which will give you entry into all three camp fairs for free. Get your free 3-day event pass here.
What Kinds of Camps are Attending L.A. Camp Fair?
All kinds of camps are exhibiting their programs at L.A. Camp Fair 2018. We're talking day camps, sleepaway camps, overnight camps, karate camps, STEM camps, robotics camps, all-girls camps, you name it! In fact if you can imagine the perfect camp for your child, we bet you'll find one just like it at L.A. Camp Fair 2018.
See you there!
Boys and girls who love art or simply want to learn the craft can meet lots of different art camps at the upcoming L.A. Calabasas Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, April 22 at AC Stelle Middle School.
One of the more popular Art Camps attending is the Summer Art Academy, otherwise known simply as "The Art Camp."
The Art Camp's dynamic, hands-on workshops will awaken your child's hidden talents. Choose from a wonderful variety of inspiring workshops like Woodworking, Watercolors, Sculpture, Cartooning, Martial Arts, Magic, Yoga, Theatre Arts, Cooking, Fine Art and more! This year have your child spend some summer days with inspirational teachers and artists who will uncover your child's creative unique self. Campers ages 5 to 15 are eligible to participate. Online enrollment is open now.
Interested in attending the Camp Fair? Get your FREE tickets today and we'll see you April 22!
As we always say, one of the things that makes attending a camp fair so worthwhile for families is the diverse set of program opportunities to discover in one place.
At the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair, for instance, you'll be able to meet camp staff and representatives from over 100 programs to help you find the perfect camp for your child this summer.
Regarding diversity, there will be day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps (like sports, cooking, acting and just about any other kind of specialty-focused program you can image) at the L.A. Camp Fair. One of the overnight camps exhibiting their program will be River Way Ranch Camp, a highly known and popular California resident camp.
What Makes River Way Ranch Camp So Fun?
Lots of things. For one thing, campers will make tons of happy memories and great friendships from their camp experience at River Way.
Family owned and operated since 1967, River Way specializes in delivering premier California residential summer camp experiences for ages 7-16.
River Way’s highly-trained and genuine counselors build strong and lasting connections with campers while providing premium instruction in our 75+ activities. From horseback riding to water-skiing and culinary arts, there are always new adventures ready to be discovered.
Meet Staff from Riverway Ranch Camp at the March 11 and April 22 L.A. Camp Fair Events
L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is a series of the summer camp expo events taking place Sunday, March 11 at UCLA; Saturday, April 14 in Thousand Oaks; and Sunday, April 22 in Calabasas.
River Way will be attending the March 11 and April 22 events where you'll be able to meet their staff, learn about their program and see how they operate on a day-to-day basis during the summer.
Admission to the Camp Fairs is totally free so grab your free tickets today and we'll see you at L.A. Camp Fair 2018!
Year after year, sports summer camps are among the most popular programs for kids and 2018 is no different. It's only January and we've already heard from many sports camp owners and directors their camps are beginning to fill up.
There's still time to sign up, though, and lots of time to find a great sports camp for you!
Where's the best way to find a great sports camp? Come to the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA in March!
Over 75 camps and programs will be on display, including one of the top sports camps in Los Angeles, Iverbe Day and Sports Camp
Iverbe is a camp that's dedicated to creating a fun, positive summer experience in a safe environment at the Willows Community School, Palisades High School and at St. Anastasia School in Westchester.
The program is committed to providing your child with a uniquely personal camp experience. Iverbe's camp counselors understand the importance of developing relationships with their campers and will help them build meaningful relationships with each other. The camp's goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment where campers are free to explore their capabilities and focus on having fun.
To meet the staff from Iverbe and many other sports camps and programs this summer, get your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair today.
Can you daughter make her on iPhone at summer camp? She might be able to now, if you check out this unique summer camp program called Girls Who Code!
Girls Who Code Campus offers two-week courses for girls ages 10 through 18. Each course dives deep on challenging material, like iPhone App Development, Wearable Tech & Fashion Design, or Website Design & Development. Courses focus on hands-on activities and explore computer science concepts in a fun, creative environment that facilitates sisterhood and confidence-building. Campus is hosted at Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Loyola Marymount University.
Want to Learn More about Girls Who Code? Come to the L.A. Camp Fair!
Several representatives from the Girls Who Code summer program will be on hand to meet you at L.A. Camp Fair 2018 Sunday, March 11 at UCLA. The L.A. Camp Fair is totally free and greater L.A.'s biggest and best camp expo, so grab your free tickets today for the Camp Fair and meet the staff from Girls Who Code (and about 75 other L.A. area camps).
Attending L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is the easiest and most convenient way to find the best camp for your child so they have an absolute blast this summer!
After all, it gets awfully hot in the summertime, so camp at the beach sounds like a pretty inviting idea!
There's a number of beach camp opportunities in L.A. Several will be attending the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA on Sunday, March 11, including Fitness by the Sea (FBS), among others.
The FBS formula for success blends an experienced and spirited staff (average age 28), with dynamic and creative activities offered in an encouraging, nurturing environment. The camp's emphasis is on personal growth, friendship, and FUN!
Grab your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA and be sure to stop by the FBS booth to learn more!
For more information, you can certainly contact LACM directly. However, we suggest attending L.A. Camp Fair 2018 and meeting them in person!
L.A. Camp Fair is greater L.A.'s biggest summer camp expo with three event dates and locations in March and April this year. LACM along with other music camps will be there ready to meet you and share and discuss their various summer program opportunities for your child this summer, so grab your free tickets today and we'll see you at the Camp Fair
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com