We have been hearing from parents who've been visiting various summer camp websites that many of the sites haven't updated their information -- such as dates, prices, etc. -- for summer 2018.
Don't worry! We can't imagine it will be too long before all the camps have updated info so you can find the ideal program for your child in 2018.
As we write this, there's only a couple more days left in 2017, so be sure to check your favorite camp's website often in the new year and you will likely find what you're looking for.
We are always looking for worthwhile resources to help you find a great camp. Here's a nice listing of over 140 camps and program options in the Conejo Valley and Ventura area. Hope you find it useful!
Best Way to Find a Great Camp For Your Child? Attend the L.A. Camp Fair!
Parents searching for summer camps for their kids often find the ideal program in various ways. Referrals from friends or online searches on sites like LASummerCamps.com are useful methods.
But there's another way you may not have considered, and which you may find is actually the easiest and most convenient way of finding a camp: Attending a summer camp expo or camp fair.
Meet Staff from Over 50 Day Camps, Sleepaway Camps, and Every Other Kind of Camp all in One Place
What's a Camp Fair? It's basically just an expo for summer camps, just like ones other industry's have like wedding expos, tattoo expos, car shows, boat shows, etc. Except in this case, we're talking about an expo for summer camps and programs.
At least as a starting point, this can be one of the best ways to find a summer camp because all the programs are congregated in a single place to meet you.
You the opportunity to meet representatives from a wide variety of programs in person, get all you questions answered and, perhaps most importantly, decide how you feel about each camp personally since you will be meeting them face-to-face.
(Certainly you are looking for a camp with a staff you can trust. Finding a camp online or calling them on the phone can be perfectly fine ways of finding a great program, but these methods generally don't compare to meeting the staff in person like you can do at a Camp Fair.)
At the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair, over 60 camps will come together to exhibit their programs "under one roof."
They'll be stationed side-by-side in 10' x 10' booth-like settings, and you'll be able to walk up and down the aisles meeting all the camp vendors to see if their programs are the right fit for your child this summer.
Then you can follow up with each camp that interests you individually at a later time.
L.A. Camp Fair Encompasses 3 Dates, Events, and Locations
The 2018 Los Angeles Camp Fair is actually comprised of three separate events taking place at three different locations throughout greater Los Angeles.
Attending one, two, or all three L.A. Camp Fairs will help you find the ideal summer program for your child. With three different events available throughout greater L.A., you won't have to travel too far from home to find a great camp. Camps will be doing activities and demonstrations at their booths so you can get a "sneak peak" at all the fun you'll have at camp for summer 2018. Hope to see you there!
As we get closer to the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair dates families are asking many questions about the events. We are pleased to know so many people are interested in attending the Camp Fairs because it's the ideal way to find the perfect summer camp for your child in 2018.
Remarkably, when we got into the office this morning, six of the 10 voice messages on our voicemail from this weekend were from families inquiring about the date of the Conejo Valley Camp Fair.
Just so you know, the Conejo Valley Camp Fair will take place Sunday, April 14, 2018 at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks.
Over 50 camps and programs will be on display, so attending this Camp Fair will be the best chance for you to find the right program for your child this summer.
One more thing...
Considering how much interest we've gotten about the Camp Fair, we want to re-emphasize the importance of getting your FREE tickets to make sure we have a space for you. Even though attending the Camp Fair is free, we're expecting a big crowd, so get your free tickets today!
We're always on the lookout for new and exciting summer camp programs for kids and teens to discover each summer. Kids into robotics, technology and STEM summer camp programs are in for a treat, as Robotics and Things Summer Camp will be attending the Conjeo Valley Thousand Oaks L.A. Summer Camp Fair Saturday, April 14 at Conejo Creek North Park.
Robotics & Things was established in 1995 to introduce a ROBOTICS Hands-on STEM Enrichment CURRICULUM to Boys & Girls in Grades K-8; Kids will design & build BattleBots, Robots, Robotic Vehicles & Creatures to perform unique Tasks, Challenges & Time-Trials based on CA/Nat'l Science Standards on Platforms including Targets, Mars Terrains, Obstacle Courses, Interlocking Sectionals and more; Boys & Girls will use Motors, Controllers, Cables and numerous Parts using creativity and imagination to create Bots in an Educational & Entertaining Environment with Individual, Team & Group Situations. Attendees will take-home a Motorized ROBOTICS Kit; CODE INSTRUCTION will be offered to Boys & Girls in Grades 3-8 (Ages 7-14)with our Computers and Take-Home Flash Drives.
If this all sounds fun to you, don't miss the L.A. Conejo Valley Camp Fair, where You can meet staff and camp representatives from Robotics and Things and enjoy fun, hands-on sample activities right at their Camp Fair booth for an exciting taste of all the other fun stuff you'll do at camp this summer.
L.A. Camp Fair 2018 Encompasses Three Dates and Event Locations at UCLA on March 11, in Thousand Oaks April 14, and in Calabasas April 22.
Click the red pin icons for more information about this FREE summer camp expo events.
The nice thing about looking for summer programs for kids in L.A. is there's never a shortage of worthwhile programs. No matter what kind of camp you want for your kids, you'll be able to find it with such a wide selection of programs.
The thing is, though, families often limit themselves in their camp search because they may be unaware of the sheer incredible scope of available programs.
Sure, everyone knows what a day camp is, and there's many good ones in L.A.
The same can be said of sleepaway camps, too.
But don't let your camp search stop there!
Did you know you can also find camps that specialize in certain programs, activities or events, which can really increase the potential for your child to have an outstanding summer experience by choosing a program subject that interests them the most.
Let's say your son or daughter is really interested in learning Spanish this summer. There's a camp just for them!
Or how about computers and technology? There's even camps where your child can code a mobile app!
How To Find all These Amazing Program Options
Just the thought of sending your child to camp this summer is exciting. But your real challenge is finding the idea one. L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is your solution.
By attending the Camp Fair (similar to an expo), you' ll meet camp directors and staff from up to 100 different camps and learn about their programs. All the camps will be in one place so you can take your time going booth-to-booth grabbing free brochures and meeting camp staff.
Admission is free and you even have your choice of Camp Fairs to attend either on Sunday, March 11 at UCLA; Saturday, April 14 in Thousand Oaks; or Sunday, April 22 in Calabasas.
Attending the L.A. Camp Fair is like a "one-stop-shop" for finding the best summer camp for you. Hope to see you there!
The Got Game Summer Camp is exhibiting at the L.A. Camp at UCLA on Sunday, March 11, 2018. If you're looking for one of the premier day camps for kids ages 4-14 all across Los Angeles, Got Game Camp could be your solution!
Got Game Camp is unique in that it allows children the opportunity to fully customize their day based on what interests them compared to the rigid program regimens of other camps.
Each child can leave camp having experienced very different days from Got Game Camp's variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, water play, special on-site surprises, field trips and so much more.
Consider Got Game Camp if you want your child to make lasting friendships with a fun, loud, inspiring, engaging, and totally awesome and experienced camp counselors and coaching staff around. Be sure to stop by their Camp Fair booth at UCLA on March 11!
We've spoken to numerous people the past few weeks (camp directors interested in becoming Camp Fair exhibitors, and families interested in attending the upcoming L.A. Camp Fairs) and while most of them know what at camp fair is, a common question that's come up is, "What can we expect at the L.A. Camp Fair?"
We'll, here's what we can tell you.
What Parents, Kids and Families Can Expect
If you're a parent looking for worthwhile summer programs for your kids, L.A. Camp Fair 2018 is for you. Up to 50 camps or more will be on hand at the UCLA, Calabasas and Conejo Valley Camp Fair events. They will be stationed side-by-side in a booth-like setting and you will be able to visit them one-by-one to meet the counselors and camp representatives and learn about their programs
What Camp Directors Camp Expect
If you run a camp, you can expect to see a number of families (we're expecting hundreds!) who are looking for summer programs just like those you offer! You will be able to hand out brochures, talk to the families, and even do activities and projects with them. It's a perfect marketing opportunity to show off the amazing camp or program you're offering this summer!
It doesn't matter if you provide traditional camp programming, acting camps, beach camps, fencing camps, academic camps , or any other kind of camp, there will be lots of parents and prospective camper children attending the event who are interested in talking to you.
Something For Everyone!
So, that's what you can expect at the 2018 L.A. Camp Fair. Whether you're a camp, program, parent or kid, you won't be disappointed!
Hope to see you at L.A. Camp Fair 2018. Get your free tickets today!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com