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!
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!
Beautiful Day Camp and Resident Camp in the San Bernadino Mountains
Their beautiful and private 14-acre site is in the middle of the National Forest, therefore, it offers much more than just what is contained within its boundaries.
Camp Nawakwa is ideal for large groups. There are many buildings that can serve as sleeping cabins; the main lodge/dining hall can be used as a roomy in-door meeting area; and there are many quiet outdoor spots to work in or to just enjoy.
The camp has the capacity to house 210 participants year round. Outside of the summer months groups are welcome to rent out the entire facility and perform their own catering or save all the hassles and worries, by leaving the cooking to the camp staff.
If you are looking for a summer day camp, overnight camp or both, consider Camp Nawakwa! Representatives from their program will be available to meet you and answer all your questions at the L.A. Camp Fair at UCLA on Sunday, March 11. Come by and say hello!
Each day hundreds of parents visit our website looking for the perfect Los Angeles summer camp for their kids. We appreciate being considered a valuable resource for families in that regard.
From time to time we get phone calls, asking for tips on picking the right summer program or requesting referrals to some. We always enjoy speaking with parents about the value and benefits of the camp experience and helping them find the right program for their kids.
How We Helped Three Conejo Valley Families Find a Summer Camp
Just yesterday three different parents from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Oak Park emailed us inquiring about local summer camp opportunities. These families had kids ranging in age from three to fifteen, and their all questions were pretty much the same: Where could they find some really good summer camps in the Conejo Valley?
That's an easy question to answer! Come to the L.A. Conejo Valley Camp Fair and meet staff from over 50 programs all in one place.
What's the Conejo Valley Camp Fair?
In a nutshell, the Conejo Valley Camp Fair is the biggest and best summer camp expo for kids and families in the Conejo Valley area.
Presented by L.A. Camp Fair 2018, the Conejo Valley Camp Fair takes place Saturday, April 14 at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Camp Fair is a totally free summer camp expo where over 50 camps and programs will all come together "under one roof" to showcase their programs and activities for summer 2018.
There will be day camps, overnight camps, sports camps, acting camps, music camps, gymnastics camps, Jewish camps, science camps -- you name it! All kinds of camps and programs will be there, and many will be doing live demonstrations and sample activities at their booths so your child can experience the exact same activities they'll be doing at camp this summer.
You'll also be to get brochures and other promotional materials from all the camps, participate in raffles and drawings to win free camp sessions from many of the programs, enjoy great food and have an all- around fun day at this free event.
Attending the Conejo Valley Camp is by far the easiest, most convenient, and efficient way to find the perfect summer program for your child because it provides the opportunity for you to meet so many camp directors from various programs at the same time. Isn't that a whole lot better than contacting each camp individually for information? Of course it is! : )
Which Camps are Attending the Conejo Valley Camp Fair?
It's important to note that while the Conejo Valley Camp Fair will feature many local camps and programs, you'll also meet many camp counselors, directors and staff members from out-of town-camps, too.
Here is a current list of all the camps attending the Conejo Valley Camp Fair. This is only a partial list and growing by the day! There will be more camps than this exhibiting at the Camp Fair in Conejo Valley.
Are Children Welcome at the Camp Fair?
Absolutely! This will be a fun, informative, festive event designed for your whole family. Your kids will love meeting all the enthusiastic camp counselors from the participating camps, and we will have many fun activities and great food for them to enjoy too. It will be a family-friendly day all around!
Conejo Valley Camp Fair Location: Creek North Park, Thousand Oaks
The Conejo Valley Camp Fair takes place at the Lakeside Pavillion in Conejo Creek North Park. Admission is entirely free. When you enter the park, follow the access road all the way around until you see the Lakeside Pavilion. There will be people, cars, canopies and fun activities taking place everywhere, just like you'd imagine at a carnival or festival. When you arrive at the Camp Fair, please check in with our friendly Camp Fair staff at the welcome booth to pick up a free directory of all the participating camps and then start making your way around to visit all the booths. You shouldn't have any trouble finding the park, but just in case, we're including a map below for your reference.
Tickets and Parking
Admission to the Conejo Valley Camp Fair is totally free and so is parking with over 200 free parking spaces nearby. But even though admission to the Camp Fair is free, we suggest grabbing free tickets ahead of time because your free ticket automatically enters you into our raffles and drawings to win free merchandise (and even free camp!) from participating camps. When you arrive at the Camp Fair, just show you tickets to any Camp Fair representative on site and they will check you in and hand you your raffle tickets for the drawing.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Conejo Valley Camp Fair! It's going be a great time!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com