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As Calabasas kids return to school from spring break, their parents are making plans for camp. But where can you find a great summer program for your child this year? At the L.A. Camp Fair in Calabasas, of course!
The Calabasas Camp Fair is like a "one-stop-shop" for finding an amazing summer camp for your kids. The biggest and best summer camp expo in the entire San Fernando Valley, the Calabasas Camp Fair will feature over 50 summer day camps and sleepaway camps from all over Los Angeles.
But that's not all.
Even though the camp fair takes place in Calabasas, there will be many amazing programs exhibiting from out of state, too. One of these programs is Camp Wekeela in the beautiful state of Maine.
About Camp Wekeela
Camp Wekeela offers a safe, fun, nurturing environment in a bucolic mountain lake setting. Core components include water skiing, tennis, outdoor adventure, land and water sports, creative, performing and culinary arts. An Outdoor Adventure tripping program also offered. Campers may climb Mt. Katahdin, navigate the rapids of the Kennebec River or camp out under the infinite Maine starlit sky.
Teen campers discover places such Montreal, Cape Cod, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor or Boston! Wekeela offers gluten-free as well as vegetarian meals. Find out more about Camp Wekeela on their website, and don't miss the L.A. Camp Fair in Calabasas on Sunday, April 22.
It's gonna be fun!
Parents and kids looking for a summer camp in Los Angeles will be thrilled with the selection of so many amazing program opportunities at the upcoming camp fair in Calabasas on Sunday, April 22.
But something that might surprise you is that even though the camp fair will be loaded with L.A. camps, there will be several other programs exhibiting from out of town.
In fact two camps from the east coast are even attending the L.A. Calabasas camp fair. So if you're considering sending your child to an overnight camp this summer, one of these cross-country programs might interest you.
The camp offers leading-edge activity programming that includes water-sports, land sports, creative, performing and culinary arts as well as out-of-camp excursions.
Programs are tailored to meet campers' needs and kids are encouraged to make choices, take risks and accept new challenges.
The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and meals nut and gluten-free.
New electronics are permitted at Camp Wekeela.
The most gratifying part of our job is when we're able to provide information families can use to find amazing summer programs for their kids.
This past weekend we held a summer camp expo at UCLA where over 1,000 people showed up to meet camp representatives from over 60 day camps and sleepaway camps to find their right camp for their children.
By all accounts it was successful in every way. Here's a quote from Ken F., a Los Angeles resident who attended last Sunday's UCLA Camp Fair with his family:
"The L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA was a win-win for our family. My wife, son-in-law and most important 11 yr old grandson came away with plenty of insight into the vast world of camping. From robots to fencing to sports, to stand-up comedy, to language immersion, to water, land and plenty more activities we have so many options to review. Thanks to you and your staff the show was well organized and upbeat from the moment we were greeted at the door to the reps behind the camp tables. The enthusiasm of adults and kids was palpable throughout the venue. Congrats on a superb effort."
Please note, we're not showing you Ken's description of the UCLA camp fair to pat ourselves on the back. Far from it, and quite the opposite in fact.
Instead we wanted you to see how valuable attending a Camp Fair can be as a resource to help you find a great camp, and more specifically, so you mark your calendars for our next two upcoming Camp Fair events in Thousand Oaks on April 14 and Calabasas April 22, respectively.
The Calabasas and Conejo Valley Camp Fairs will be fun for the whole family!
For those families searching for the perfect summer camp, we highly encourage you to come out to one of our next two Camp Fairs! Both events will be fun for the whole family with games, prizes and free food for everyone, not to mention the best part of all -- meeting and greeting staff from over 50 local and out-of-state summer day camp programs and overnight camps and so many other kinds of camps in between!
Get Five Free Raffle Tickets to Win a FREE Camp Session From Participating Camps at the L.A. Camp Fair
The drawings and raffles will take place at all three of our Camp Fair events, so get your free tickets to whichever event works best for you.
When you arrive at the event, just show your tickets to our staff and get your five free raffle tickets on the spot.
You never know, you might win a free camp session or just for coming to the Camp Fair!
Calabasas Camp Fair: Sunday, April 22 at A.C. Stelle Middle School
If you live in Calabasas or the surrounding communities of Agoura Hills, Malibu, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Studio City, Tarzana, Reseda or anywhere else within a short driving distance of Calabasas, you won't want to miss the L.A. Calabasas Summer Camp Fair.
This FREE event will feature over 60 kids camps and summer programs at A.C. Stelle Middle School on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 3pm.
[FREE Calabasas Camp Fair Tickets]
Attending the Calabasas Camp Fair will be an amazing opportunity to find the perfect summer program for your child in 2018. All the camps will be showcasing their programs and activities and you will have the chance to meet their staffs, pick-up brochures, and gather other valuable information from each one to help you make the best camp choice for your family. With so many camps assembling in one place for your educational benefit, attending the camp fair is like enjoying a "one-stop-shop" for finding the ideal camp for you!
Here's just a sample list of all everything you'll enjoy at the L.A. Camp Fair in Calabasas:
More than Only Calabasas-based Camps!
Though the Camp Fair takes place in Calabasas, please don't think only Calabasas-based camps are attending the event. Far from it!
Here's a current list of all the participating camps so far. As you will see by visiting the various programs' websites, some camps are located directly in Calabasas, others nearby, and others elsewhere, but ALL of them serve Calabasas kids!
More Information, Free Tickets
We wish you all the best in your summer camp search this year. But we also hope we've convinced you what a valuable opportunity attending the L.A. Calabasas Camp Fair would be to help you in your search!
Please feel free to leave us a comment if we can be of further help or you have any questions. And don't forget to grab your FREE tickets to the Camp Fair today...just one ticket admits your whole family and automatically enters you into a drawing to win a free camp session from participating camps.
See you Sunday, April 22 for the Calabasas Camp Fair at A.C. Stelle!
L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is a summer camp expo in Los Angeles featuring over 100 summer day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps and many other kinds of fun and exciting programs where families can connect live in person with camp counselors, staff and other representatives from the exhibiting camps and learn about their programs.
Attending a Camp Fair is one of the most (if not THE most) convenient and informative ways to find out about all the available summer camp opportunities for your child because Camp Fairs provide an environment where so many different camps all come together under one roof to share and discuss their programs and activities with you and to see if their program would be a good fit for your son or daughter this summer.
In fact, many of the participating summer camps will be doing sample live activities and demonstrations at their booths so your child can get a "sneak peak" at the actual activities they'd enjoy at camp this summer.
Where Does the L.A. Camp Fair Take Place?
The Camp Fair takes place at three different locations in greater L.A. on three separate dates this year in March and April. No matter where you live in L.A., you'll find a convenient Camp Fair event near you.
Camp Fair Tickets are Entirely Free
Several parents have reached out to us inquiring about whether L.A. Camp Fair tickets cost money. The answer is no! Tickets to all three camp fair events are entirely free, and just one ticket will admit your whole family to any of the three Camp Fairs.
What happens if you show up to the Camp Fair without tickets? No worries, you won't be turned away! To the contrary, you'll be welcomed with open arms to any or all three L..A. Camp Fair events whether or not you show up at the door with tickets. But we suggest getting tickets beforehand for two reasons.
First, reserving your tickets ahead of time helps us know how many families to expect at each event. We want to make sure we have the right amount of games, food, activities and everything else, so your advance ticket helps us plan better for the right number of people.
Second, your free Camp Fair ticket automatically enters you into drawings and raffles to win gifts, prizes, and even free camp sessions from participating camp exhibitors
Free Tickets to One, Two or All Three Camp Fair Events
Here's where to get your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair. You can reserve your tickets today and they'll will be emailed to you immediately, and you can print them out or even download them and/or save them to your phone so you don't have ever have to print them in the first place. Upon your arrival at the Camp Fair, just show your ticket to one of our helpful L.A. Camp Fair concierges and we'll give you a bunch or free raffle tickets on the spot.
Looking for a specialty summer camp program for your kids this summer? Find the perfect program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018 happening at three convenient events and locations this March and April in and around Los Angeles including UCLA, Conejo Creek North Park, and AC Stelle Middle School Calabasas event locations.
There's a Camp for That!
You know that saying, "there's an app for that?"
It basically refers to the notion that whatever your interest in a certain subject or activity -- or you need help accomplishing a certain task, you're trying to find something, and so on -- you can simply download an app onto your phone, computer or tablet to help you achieve it.
There's an app for everything, and guess what? The same can be said about camps: "There's a camp for that" fits the bill exactly!
What do we mean by, "there's a camp for that?"
Simply this: Whatever your child enjoys doing the most -- whatever they want to learn about or experience more than anything -- is available to them in the form of a specialty summer camp program. Here's what we mean.
So Many Specialty Camps to Choose From
The music camp example above is just one example of a type of summer camp that focuses on specific activities.
If your child love sports or baseball they might have a blast attending a sports specialty camp. Taking it a step further, maybe your son or daughter is a huge L.A. Dodgers fan. Did you know the Dodgers have a great summer baseball camp for kids?!
Just remember, whatever your child loves the most -- whatever they want to experience or try or can't get enough of -- there's a camp for that!
Find the Perfect Specialty Program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018
L.A. area families looking for a specialty summer camp program for their kids this summer can find the ideal program at L.A. Camp Fair 2018.
L.A. Camp Fair is a free, three-day summer camp expo event taking place on three convenient dates and locations in and around Los Angeles on March 14, April 14 and April 22.
Over 60 camps and programs will be on display. You'll have the opportunity to meet all the camp representatives and learn about their programs. It's a lot easier finding the perfect camp when they're all together in one place compared to contacting all of the individually for information.
You might choose to attend just one, two or all three camp fairs, whatever's most convenient for you. But in order to learn about all the camp opportunities without missing anything, coming to all three camp fairs might be your best choice since some of the camps are only exhibiting at one or two events.
Grab your free tickets to one, two, or all three camp fairs 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!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com
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