It's always easier to find a great camp when you're able to compare lots of them together all at once. And the best way to learn about many different camps all in one place is by attending a summer camp fair.
You're probably familiar with a wedding expos or food show where you can visit individual booths to learn about all the different vendors' products and services. The wedding expo might have lots of different D.J's and florists displaying their wares, for example, while the food expo might have different cupcakes, breads, and other various items you can sample by visiting all the various booths.
Camp Fairs are similar events, except instead of food or wedding vendors, summer camps are on display instead. That means you can go booth-to-booth meeting various camp directors in person and learning about their programs. You can get free brochures and ask questions, and your kids can sample different activities camps might be offering at their respective booths. It's kind of like a Farmer's Market, but for summer camps instead!
Join us Saturday, April 4 for L.A. Camp Fair's Agoura Hills/Calabasas Summer Camp Expo
If your family lives in Agoura Hills or the surrounding community and you want to find the best camp program for your child this summer, don't miss L.A. Camp Fair's Saturday, April 4 summer camp fair at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center.
This event is completely free and you'll be able to meet -- up close and in person -- representatives from more than 50 day camps and overnight camps and learn about the programs. There will be games, activities and free food for the kids, plus lots of free parking to make getting in and out of the Camp Fair a breeze.
We hope to see you at the L.A. Camp Fair for Agoura Hills families on April 4. While the event is free, we anticipate selling out, so we suggest getting your free tickets right now if you want to come.
See you at the Camp Fair!
L.A. Camp Fair 2020 is hosting three summer camp expo events so you can find a great camp for your child this summer, including our popular UCLA Camp Fair event location.
Though our Camp Fair at UCLA is currently in the planning stages, we expect it to take place in late February or early March. We'll have firm details for you shortly, so please check back here often for specific dates and times. You can expect to meet camp representatives from over 60 different programs at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA, so be sure not to miss it.
Meanwhile, you can view information about last year's L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA here in order to get an idea of what you can expect at this year's camp fair...although this year's event will be even bigger and better!
Los Angeles families looking for the ideal summer program for their kids in 2020 will find what they're looking for at the L.A. Camp Fair in Los Feliz.
L.A. Camp Fair offers several summer camp expo events in and around Los Angeles. If you live in the Los Feliz/Griffith Park area, you can't afford to miss the LA. Camp Fair's Los Feliz event taking place Sunday, March 14 from noon to 3pm at the Los Angeles Friendship Auditorium.
With tons of free parking and over 50 summer camps on display, this will be a fun and exciting day for the whole family. We'll have games, activities and prizes for the kids, not to mention an opportunity for you to win free camp sessions from participating camps. You'll be able to meet camp directors in person, ask questions and learn about their programs. With so many camps and programs coming together under one roof for your benefit, you are guaranteed to find a perfect summer camp match for your child in 2020.
The Camp Fair is Free, but You'll Need Tickets to Get In
The San Diego Camp Fair summer camp expo event will take place Saturday, March 7 from noon to 3pm in room 101 of the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. Just one ticket will admit your whole family to the San Diego Camp Fair on March 7. Get your free tickets today.
Many of the top summer camps in Los Angeles -- and other phenomenal programs from throughout the state, other states, and even from other and countries -- will come together to exhibit their programs for L.A. area families at three summer Camp Fair expo events on Saturday, March 9 at UCLA, Sunday, March 10 in Los Feliz, and Sunday, April 7 in Calabasas, respectively.
These three events -- collectively known as "L.A. Camp Fair 2019"-- is organized by Eric Naftulin and Megan Cassidy, two Los Angeles residents with years of background experience in the summer camp field.
Los Angeles families, parents, children, and grandparents are invited to attend one, two, or all three Camp Fairs to meet representatives from the participating programs and learn about their camps.
"Attending the L.A. Camp Fair is like finding a "one-stop shop" to learn about all the best summer camp opportunities in L.A. this summer," Cassidy said. "Over 120 camps are exhibiting at the Camp Fairs. There will be some crossover among participating camps, with some of the programs exhibiting at all three of the Camp Fairs, but others might be showcasing their programs at only one or two events. In order to become familiar with all the available summer camp options, we recommended families attend all three Camp Fairs so you don't miss anything."
According to Cassidy, the Camp Fairs are free, but you'll need tickets to get in because the Camp Fairs typically draw large crowds.
Families Can Learn About Many Different Kinds of Camps at the L.A. Camp Fair
L.A. Camp Fair 2019 features an impressive lineup of many different kinds of summer programs from all over Los Angeles and elsewhere. "Families are guaranteed to find the perfect camp for their child at the Camp Fair, no matter what kind of camp they might be looking for," Naftulin said. "There will be programs exhibiting at the L.A. Camp Fair to match every child's interests. You'll find day camps to sleepaway camps and beach camps to dance camps and every kind of camp in between."
According to Naftulin, families won't only be impressed with the various kinds of camps at L.A. Camp Fair, but also where the various programs are based. "Local families will discover dozens of summer camps in L.A. that interest them," Naftulin said. "But there will also be many summer camp exhibitors from San Diego, northern California, Maine, New Hampshire, and even Canada. So if you're thinking of sending your child to a sleepaway camp a little further away, attending the Camp Fair will be extremely worthwhile for you," Naftulin said.
L.A. Camp Fair Provides Unique Opportunity to Meet Camp Representatives Face-to-Face
If you're really looking for the number one reason to attend the L.A. Camp Fair, Megan Cassidy says it's the benefit of meeting the people who will be caring for your kids this summer face-to-face.
"Dozens of camps will be represented at the Camp Fair," Cassidy said, "So you'll be able to learn about all these spectacular summer programs for your kids. You can pick up free brochures and your kids can do sample activities at all the Camp Fair booths and all that. But let's face it, nothing beats the opportunity to have a real, face-to-face comprehensive conversation with all the prospective Camp Directors who could very well be supervising your kids this summer. That's the primary purpose of the L.A. Camp Fair -- to give you an opportunity to spend as much time as you need with all the various camp representatives and get all your questions answered so you can make an informed decision about where to send your kids to camp."
Over 1,000 Families Expected to Attend L.A. Camp Fair
Apart from the opportunity to meet friendly camp representatives from all kinds of local summer day and overnight camps at the UCLA Camp Fair in Los Angeles, you'll also discover a number of amazing programs from further away, too.
When we say "further away," we really mean it! We're talking camps from out of state and even other countries including Hawaii, Maine, Illinois, and Montreal, Canada!
So if you're looking for an overnight camp for your kids this summer, attending the UCLA Camp Fair is an opportunity you can't afford to miss.
Introducing from MWS Student Camps from Montreal, Canada
As mentioned above, you'll meet camp directors from many local programs and others from out of state (and the country) at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA. We'll share more info about all of these wonderful programs with you as the Camp Fair draws closer. Today we wanted to let you know about MWS Student Camps from Montreal, Canada, who is exhibiting its at the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair.
MSW Student Camps offers French Immersion Language Camps for Canadian and international students. The program is located at McGill University. Residential and day camp options are available for kids ages 7 to 10), "tweens" and early teens from 11 to 13 years, and teenagers age 14 to 17.
Programs include language study, age specific excursions (daily) and camp activities. Full day trips to Quebec City and Ottawa are available too.
The Summer of a Lifetime Awaits Your Child at MWS Student Camps this Year!
The local L.A. summer camps you'll find at the UCLA Camp Fair will certainly be enough to offer your child an incredibly fun camp experience this summer. But just imagine how excited they'll be traveling to another country for camp! Some of us here at L.A. Summer Camps.com have camp-age kids of our own, and we are definitely considering this program for them because it seems like the experience a lifetime where they would make many happy memories for sure.
So when you come to the Camp Fair, be sure to stop by the MSW Student Camps booth to introduce yourself and learn more about the program. Vanessa Quellos, the camp director, is looking forward to meeting you!
Many people have been waiting for L.A. Camp Fair's Calabasas event details. We are pleased to announce we finally have them for you. Thank you for your patience!
What: Calabasas Camp Fair
When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Where: A.C. Stelle Middle School, Calabasas
Times: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Free Tickets: Available here!
Join us at the the L.A. Calabasas Summer Camp Fair! It's the easiest way to find the best camp for your child for summer 2019 because over 50 different kinds of summer camps and programs will all be under one roof. You can meet all the camp representatives, get all your questions answered, and compare all the camps in person. The whole event is totally free and will be fun for your whole family so bring your kids, family and friends and join us Sunday, April 7 in Calabasas for L.A's best summer camp expo of 2019!
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!
We had a GREAT time at last Sunday's L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA!
Despite the rainy weather -- and the last minute move to hold the Camp Fair inside Pauley Pavillion rather than outside the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center -- over 1,000 people attended the Camp Fair! These families got to meet and interact with camp representatives from 62 amazing day camps, overnight camps, and every other kind of camp and summer program you can imagine.
We are so happy to be able to match up so many families with so many wonderful programs. We know you will find a fantastic summer camp experience for your kids this year, simply because you attended the Camp Fair!
But if you were among the hundreds (and hundreds and hundreds and HUNDREDS!) of families who attended Sunday's event, now your real work begins!
After collecting lots of brochures and meeting many people, you now have the task of sorting through all your materials to find a great camp for your child.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming seeing so many camps and people together in one place, so we've compiled a list for you below with links to all the camps who participated at Sunday's Los Angeles Summer Camp Fair. Just click on the links below to visit each camp's website and learn more.
(By the way, the following list is also a great resource for families who may have missed Sunday's UCLA Camp Fair and want to find a super program for their kids this summer!)
Participating Camps and Programs at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA on Sunday, March 11, 2018
Thank you again to all who attended and we hope you have an awesome experience at camp this summer!
Camp Quest West is a sleep-away summer camp for curious minds: fun, exploration, science, critical thinking and Humanist values. Learn and grow in a tolerant environment of support, inclusion, and diversity where participants openly discuss what it means to be a skeptic, a scientist, a philosopher, a feminist, a leader, a freethinker, and a Humanist.
You can meet representatives from Camp Quest West and many other overnight summer camps at the upcoming L.A. Camp Fair events on March 11 at UCLA, April 14 in Thousand Oaks and April 22 in Calabasas.
Attending L.A. Camp Fair the free and smart, fast and easy way to find your child's perfect summer program for 2018 because it removes the overwhelming and time-consuming process of spending time visiting hundred's of camp websites, making phone call after call, and sending and receiving countless emails to and from camp directors and then sorting through everything just to find some that interest you.
Instead, at the Camp Fair, you can meet and interact with camp representatives from many of the best summer camps in Los Angeles in person. You can get a much better impression and personal feel for the programs and people you're entrusting your child to this summer when you meet them face to face versus emailing them back and forth!
The L.A. Camp Fair is like a "one-stop-shop" for finding the best camp because instead of spending time tracking down all the camps individually for information, all the camps come to you!
Best of all, the Camp Fair is FREE so grab you free tickets today and we'll see you at our UCLA, Thousand Oaks, or Calabasas (or even better, all THREE) Camp Fair events soon!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com